Doha Heat (society & culture)
Doha Heat is a weekly, communal podcast created for every type of individual who currently calls Qatar home, has in the past, or may one day.

Winter is in full-swing (at least for those in the northern hemisphere) and so is the holiday season, which can be sometimes stressful for individuals going to see family. Jeanine and Marie provide listeners with a reflective episode focused on forgiveness and letting ourselves experience familial love.


Sabah al-khair! Perhaps the biggest single day event is upon us: Qatar National Day 2014! This week things quiet down a bit elsewhere, but we've got you covered with the best events happening ahead of the holiday season kicking off on the 18th. For specific events related to National Day, check out this great schedule: http://www.qatarnationalday.qa.


A little later than usual in releasing this episode with our friends, The Edge, but here it is! Miles and I talk about the Qatar Investment Authority's recent decision to purchase shares of taxi-hailing app Uber and the effect of declining global oil prices on the country's future development.

Direct download: Episode_107_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_12.11_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:55pm MSK

In today's episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Safa Al-Ameri, whom I initially met via Twitter and is quite the ambitious woman. She opens up about relocating to Qatar from Yemen with her family and seizing opportunities in her new home to give back and share her passion for sustainable living.

Direct download: Episode_107_-_Safa_Al-Ameri_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Margarita Zuniga stops by the studio and opens up about her life passion for helping others, whether it is raising cancer awareness through motorcycle riding with the Ladies of Harley or gearing up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Definitely one of our deepest personal stories to be shared on the podcast so far; my jaw kept dropping.

Direct download: Episode_106_-_Hot_and_Healthy_with_Nicole_van_Hattem_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Taking 100% responsibility for your actions and how you respond to situations can be scary - trust me, it's an ongoing struggle. The Empower World team reveals some ways to help guide us towards regaining control in how we interpret occurrences and our reactions without casting blame elsewhere.


Tired of the same routines in Qatar and feel like there's never anything to do? Let Kev from ILoveQatar.net and I help inspire you with the country's best happenings. This week we talk fashion shows, handmade goods, and Kev challenges me to do the 3K fun run this weekend.


Are you a mother living in Qatar or soon-to-be one? This morning we sat down with Paulien Christensen of Doha Mums and Doha Family magazine to hear about her transition from the hospitality industry to helping run one of the region's best family-centric initiatives.

Direct download: Episode_102_-_Paulien_Christensen_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Nicole and I wrap up the top 10 list of food additives to keep an eye out for and avoid consuming if at all possible. Remember: we've got purchasing power to demand better food!


Are you a glass half-full or half-empty type person? How do you view challenges that pop up in your life? Jeanine, Marie, and I explore our mindsets' impacts on living fulfilled lives and ways to minimize those iternal saboteurs beckoning us to not achieve greatness.