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 we host Omair Taibah to talk about the latest breakthrough in astrophysics and the detection of gravitational waves resulting from two black holes colliding billions of light years away.
This episode we host Anmar Fathaldin, founder of U-Turn, Lammt, and serial entrepreneur. Anmar comes for a very candid conversation about his struggles as an independent entrepreneur in Saudi Arabia.
This episode we host Maram Taibah, travel blogger, writer, screenwriter, and filmmaker. We discuss self-publishing online, blogging, improv, and Maram’s work with the movie Munikeer.
In this episode we host Alaa Balkhy, Saudi fashion blogger and founder of Fyunka. We talk about the origin of the Fyunka brand, fashion blogging, the resilience of the web, the ethics of social media advertising, and a lot more.
This episode we host Ussaed Halawani, we talk about video games! In this episode there are 4 generations of gamers: Atari, NES, SNES, N64. We reminisce about our favorite video games over the decades, Ussaed takes us down the weird side of Youtube, we talk about education in Saudi Arabia, and much much more.
This episode we host Widad Hamidaddin, an educator turned management consultant. Widad tells us how she juggles her hectic job and being a single-mom. We then talk about Netflix going global, genres in Arabic music (or lack thereof) and much more.
This episode we host Nawaf Al-Nassar, an interior designer and an art lover. We discuss how we lost our architectural & design identity over the past couple decades, and how we can recaputre what was lost.
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This episode we host Ali Kamakhi and talk about his upcoming business podcast and the motivation behind it. We then explore why the Arab world doesn’t have a lot of business cases compared to the western world. We also talk about TED talks in Saudi Arabia vs. other countries, the lean startup methodology, the consulting business, and a lot more. Check out Ali’s new podcast mentioned in the episode at Business Box!