In 2016, Omar Samra called Omar Nour with a life-changing idea: “How about we row across the Atlantic Ocean?” Within a matter of hours, the two were registered to compete in the world’s toughest race: a 3,000-mile unsupported row across the mighty Atlantic Ocean, in a seven-meter rowing boat. However, about nine days into their journey, when their boat capsized in a severe storm and the life raft didn't open, they came face-to-face with death. Inspired by the documentary, Beyond the Raging Sea, this podcast unravels new layers of humans’ state of mind against adversity. State of Mind is produced by Kerning Cultures Network. State of Mind is hosted by Lobna Monieb. It’s also produced by Lobna, alongside Ahmed Ashour and Ban Barkawi. The show is edited by Heba El-Sherif, with additional support from Deena Sabry. Deena is also the researcher and fact-checker with additional support from Eman Al-Sharif. Sound design is by Mohamad Khreizat, Monzer El-Hachem, and Youssef Douazou. Our marketing team includes Bella Ibrahim, Soumaya Bouabdellah, Omama Othman, Ahmad Salhab, Tala Touckley, and Batoul Khalifeh is our project manager. Learn more about the film, Beyond the Raging Sea: https://www.beyondtheragingsea.com/. Support this podcast on patreon.com/kerningcultures for as little as $2 a month.