Mstdfr (Arabic: مستدفر) is a Middle Eastern geeky podcast spoken in "Arablish". Every week, Ammar and Rami host different regional guests to talk about various topics including: current affairs, culture, technology, media, challenges facing the new Arab generation, and everything in between.
Today we host Hashim Alzain and we discuss nutrition of McDonald’s burgers, the health benefits of organic eating (or lack thereof,) compare Saudi Arabia to Japan and USA professionally. Listener Week? More about Listener Week at mstdfr.com/listenerweek Fill in the survey here or in Arabic here. Show Links Nutritional facts of Lettuce How safe are the wax on the apples? Eugenics DARPA’s sewing machines
This episode we host Anmar Fathaldin and get an update on his ‘daya3’ or being lost in life. We also talk about the big screw up Saudi Telecom did this week, Hyperloop, and Billionaires. Show Links Hani Khoja’s episode with Mstdfr: We are Nice People “الاتصالات السعودية تعتذر عن الفاتورة: “لا تسدد يا نايف Hyperloop’s first track could be built in Dubai Anmar’s earlier episode
This week we host Hani Khoja and talk about sports (just a little we promise!) We then move on to his experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Saudi Vision 2030, and Saudis new entertainment authority. Shownotes Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Saudi Vision 2030 The Iluminate show Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance A Global Nomad In Search Of True Happiness
This week (actually we recorded this at Saudi Design Week, but you know what we mean) we host Nayla Attar, social innovation designer, and we delve deeper into the meaning of design. We then reminisce about 80’s and 90’s movies and discuss what makes a movie remake better (or worse.) Show Links School of Visual Arts The sound of a modem Does Vinyl Really Sound Better This Band Is Making Music Out of Outdated Technological Garbage Nayla Attar Designs
This week we bring you an episode Ammar, Khayra, and Rami recorded a few weeks ago. We have a conversation about masculinity, autism, feminism in mainstream media. Then we give you a sneak peak on the daily discussions we have to manage the network. Show Links LPQ Podcast: Political Correctness Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There LPQ Podcast: Cultural Appropriation I proposed to my girlfriend in Mario Maker! Ammar’s Show: Sijil Baba
This week we are at Saudi Design Week! We sit down with the founders, the Bouzo sisters, and have a conversation about design, art, and creativity. Show Links Saudi Design Week
This week we host Sari Sabban and we geek out on unicode and emojis, the history of smilies, Internet Protocol exhaustion, telescopes and microscopes, and a lot lot more. Very dense episode! Show Links Unicode Is Considering a Hijab Emoji What is unicode? Original Bboard Thread in which 🙂 was proposed The New Emojis Have a Meeting – College Humor IP Exhaustion The Voyager Golden Record The muslim cleric claiming Earth does not revolve
This episode we bring you fashion designer Samar Nasraldin. We geek out on sewing and stitching methods, discuss luxury goods industry, and fashion. It’s not as boring as it sounds. Trust us! Show Links Samar Nasraldin on Twitter The Henson Stitch DARPA looks at developing robots to sew uniforms Watch-making gloves Planned obsolescence Top Gear’s indestructible truck Fast Fashion Is it true that high heels were originally made for men? Atulier brand on Instagram
In this episode we host Hassan Al-Bargi, and we discuss social media advertising, mastering a craft in a world full of distractions, and a lot more. Show Links Kim Kardashian’s Instagram Ads Are Under Fire From the FDA Acura: The Least Inspiring Avenger Native advertising The 2000 NFL draft How to Make a $1500 Sandwich in Only 6 Months Errata VHS did NOT win the video format wars because of porn.