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.
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!
Among the usual random conversations, today has emphasis on 3D Printing! You see those two figurines in the episode photo (available on Soundcloud or Instagram)? Those are 3D printed statues created by scanning the subjects in 5 minutes. And that, according to Hashim Al-Zain, is the simplest of things he can make. We talk science, startups, and everything in between and unrelated.
This episode we host Hassan Al-Bargi. We talk about police officers in Saudi Arabia, card trading games like Magic The Gathering, World of Warcraft, and Juventus soccer club. Then we try to answer the hypothetical question: How will the world be different if it was a matriarchy? We wrap up with a poem Hassan wrote for Mstdfr.