Doha Heat
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.

Originally from Zimbabwe, maths teacher Lizzie Muringi joins us to talk about her life-long passion for education, specifically its ability to directly impact someone’s life. Not only does this passion get channeled into her day job, Lizzie also initiated an NGO, Blue Diamond Trust, aiming to assist students with school fees and other expenses.

 

 

*Special note: With the Doha Heat team going on holiday, this will be the last new episode for about a month. In the mean time, definitely check-out our past episodes.

Direct download: Teach.mp3
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Environmental protection advocate and social media enthusiast, Neeshad VS, stopped by the studio after work to share his story that spans from India to Qatar. Because of his international experiences and very clear passion for giving back to his community, this young guy is someone to keep an eye on - expect great things from him in the future! Note: there are some great, easy ways to make your Ramadan more eco-friendly, too.

Direct download: Neeshad_VS.mp3
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Special shoutout to our sponsor this week, Hyatt Plaza’s Fast-A-Thon 2015, which takes place this weekend, June 26th through 27th. To learn more about the event and register, visit: http://on.fb.me/1Ld2AuH.

Have you met someone that just exudes confidence and joy? Well, Mrs. Universe 2014 1st Runner-Up, Yezenia Navarro, demonstrates these qualities along with so many more. Listeners gain insight into her journey from pursuing acting in Mexico to falling in love and making the move to Qatar, after which she was invited to represent her homeland in the Mrs. Universe pageant.

 Want to learn more about Yezenia's anti-domestic violence campaign, Queens Without Scars? Make sure to follow the initiative's work here.

Direct download: Yezenia_2.mp3
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Doha Heat family! We’ve made it to our 1st birthday - woohoo! Thank you for all of your support and special thanks to our guest contributors, Neeshad and Saila.

Direct download: DH_-_Anniversary.mp3
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Robotics in the GCC seem to be a hot topic these days, especially after our neighbors in Dubai announced the debut of some robo-cops...not the 90s classic type sadly. Qatar, not to be outdone, is also fostering a domestic robotics industry at Education City, the location of today's podcast. Tune in to learn about how one Texas A&M alum is fostering its growth and got inspired by Hollywood.

 

Find more information about today's show over at our guest's website: http://www.qrid-robotics.com/about_qrid.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_Robotics_1.mp3
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If you have been watching the news recently, I am sure you are familiar with the earthquakes that hit Nepal and left the country in need of humanitarian relief. How do you provide this when you are abroad? Well, today's guests, Omer and Zaid of Education City United 4 Nepal, reveal how their student organization is doing this successfully and with a lasting impact.

Direct download: Doha_Heat__Nepal.mp3
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The team ventured outside of Doha for a special interview with head equestrian trainer, Claudia Bergers, at Al Uqdah Equestrian Complex. Many people probably had no idea how big horseback riding is in Qatar so we went to the best source. Claudia shares about her journey from the Netherlands to Qatar and gives us a tour of the facility.

Direct download: DH_-_Claudia.mp3
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"Bright Lights, Little City" - a blog inspired by Nat High's 1st weekend in Doha and the city's "relentless ambition" is the focus of today's episode. Nat, who started the adventure into writing and sharing his insights into Doha life, tells us why he chose writing, how his creative process works, and how to sustain it.

Direct download: Nat_High_-_DH.mp3
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Doha Heat family, give a warm welcome to Ifath Sayed who will be joining as a co-host! Today we got the opportunity to meet Jamal Salim Abdulla, who hails from Mombasa, Kenya and currently works at Qatar Foundation. His journey is truly uplifting as he tells of foregoing his own university studies to help provide for his family's well-being back home.

Direct download: DH_-_Jamal.mp3
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Arriving in Qatar a few years ago after helping improve Dubai's transportation systems, Mark Thomson is quite the community man. He joins us to talk about his work with Internations, which is a networking and social group for expats and locals alike, and a life-long pursuit of meeting people. We also delve a bit into how we, as expats, can contribute positively to Qatar's future and why that is important.

Direct download: DH_-_Mark_Thomson.mp3
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