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.
In this episode, Hakeem and Faisal argue convincingly why they hate the Starks, we talk about Nintendo’s latest console the Switch, and whether video games are a sport or not.
This episode we host Fouad AlFarhan, blogger and entrepreneur to talk about big data, entrepreneurship in the region, and his secrets to starting companies. Show Links Nintendo Switch Has Huge Launch At GameStop, Retailer Says Open Data Day Google Is Not What It Seems by Julian Assange Outliers by Malcom Gladwell Essam Al-Zamel: Steal My Ideas Brad Feld’s Boulder Thesis
This episode we host Samar Shisha the founder of Nard Games and creator of the new card game ‘Wala Kilma.’ We talk about the resurgence of board games in the world and the region, the process to bring ‘Wala Kilma’ to market, almost have a Windows vs. Linux flame war, the automation of jobs, and much more! Show Links How Apple Lost the iPhone 4 The first video on Youtube The origins of Nintentdo Challenge Round Jeddah Using Canadian laws in translation Halo Branded History of board games Media Wala Kilma Boxset Wala Kilma Instructions… The Cool Family
It’s been a while, and we are extremely sorry about that! But we are back with a special episode with AlBara AlOhali who told us about his experience of leaving his comfortable job at Google and taking a one-way trip to Japan to immerse himself in the Japanese culture. We talk about his journey to learn the Japanese language, getting his Masters in Human Computer Interaction from one of the top Japanese universities, and his journey in life-logging his life. Show Links Kanji Letters Keio University Global Innovation Design Story Corps AlBara Periscope master’s defense… Vagabonding in Japan
This week we his Ali Al-Zain and talk about bucket lists! Ali tells us about his northern adventures to see the northern lights in Iceland, then we talk about the great glasses industry scam and a lot more! Show Links The Ice Hotel Northern Lights Meet the Four-Eyed, Eight-Tentacled Monopoly That is Making Your Glasses So Expensive
Today we host Dr. Mohammed Halawani and talk about HIV/Aids and dispel the many myths about the virus.
Today we host Omair Taibah, and talk about evolution, the Keto Diet, and discuss whether Apple has lost its touch or not. Show Links Riemann Hypothesis ESPN’s 30 For 30: Ali and Larry Mstdfr crew talk about gravitational waves Why Do Our Fingers and Toes Wrinkle During a Bath The most lactose intolerant places in the world Keto diet Planned obsolescence Has apple lost its touch The Fappening
Today we host Khalid Yeslam and Omair Taibah to talk about the real estate crisis in Saudi Arabia, the US elections, why trump won, the filter bubble, and much more. Show Links Donald Trump Protester Speaks Out: “I Was Paid $3,500 To Protest Trump’s Rally” How the Electoral College Works The filter bubble Michael Moore: Why Trump Will Win Slavoj Žižek would vote for Trump Flag protection act of 2005 Politico’s Chief Political Correspondent Glenn Thrush Identifies Himself as ‘Hack’ for Podesta Madayen movie خالد يسلم: تجربتي مع التمثيل Did the Joker Kill Heath Ledger?… This is Yuuuuge!
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