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Fahad Goes Bananas

English, Personal stories, 1 season, 48 episodes, 2 days, 22 hours, 31 minutes
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49. Nezar Kadhem on building Eat App and pursuing his passions

Nezar Kadhem is the founder of Eat App, an industry-leading restaurant reservation and table management platform, servicing hotels and restaurants in more than 40 countries worldwide. Eat App has raised more than $8m, has a team with about 50 people, and has seated more than 20 million guests to date. Nezar is also a co-founder at Soundscapes, a music and arts festival in the Middle East. In this episode, we talked about his early beginnings, founding and scaling EatApp, music and culture, Burning Man, Cryptocurrency and more.
3/22/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 51 seconds
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48. Max of Arabia on cultural immersion and content creation

Max Stanton (@maxofarabia) is an “accidental content creator” and third culture kid living in Dubai. In this episode, we talk about his early beginnings, the business of being a content creator, the importance of having strong values, creativity, his future aspirations, and a lot more. Max has a lot of depth behind his fun and light-hearted demeanor. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much I did!
2/15/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 27 seconds
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47. Mohamed Almaraj on building ila bank

Mohamed Almaraj is CEO and brainchild behind ila bank ( As soon as I came across ila bank, I began trying to find out who started it and how. I was certain it must be an exceptional person, and a few months later I'm glad we finally managed to make this happen because Mohamed doesn't disappoint. In fact, he's a pretty amazing guy who's very smart and eager to help others grow.Ahmed Alrawi, CEO and founder of Calo (,  joined this episode as a co-host.
9/28/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 36 seconds
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46. Imran Al Aradi on becoming a standup comedian and radio show host

Imran Al Aradi (@imrancomedy) is a well know radio show host and standup comedian. During this conversation we talk about how he found his way towards becoming a comedian and accomplished his childhood dream of being a radio show host. We dive into some of the lessons he learnt along the way, some of the difficulties and struggles, his creative process behind writing jokes, and a lot in between. If you like what you’re about to listen to, don’t forget to share it with your friends and give us a rating wherever you’re listening to this podcast from. Enjoy!
4/6/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 48 seconds
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45. Aisha Fakhro on mental health and well-being

Aisha Fakhro (@aishafakhro) is a psychotherapist, podcast host (Soft Strength), and student of life that's been diving deep into mental and physical well being over the last decade of her life. In this conversation, we explore some of her key takeaways from hosting her own podcast, what it's like to be a psychotherapist and having to navigate through difficult situations, her understanding of different emotions and how they serve us, and many more topics in between.
3/31/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 31 seconds
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44. Alia Almoayed reflects on her life and the current state of the world

Alia Almoayed ( is a Nutritional Therapist and Health Activist. In this episode we dive into her journey and the many challenges that shaped her along the way, she shares unique perspectives and thoughts on these crazy (yet fascinating) times that we’re experiencing, while exploring spontaneous topics in between. 🍌 On a personal level she’s one of those people I look up to the most. Was pretty nervous going into the interview 😅 ... hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
1/21/20212 hours, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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43. Ahmed Alrawi on how to launch a tech. startup

If you have an idea for a tech. startup, but aren't sure where/how to start ... this is the episode for you. Ahmed Alrawi breaks things down so that you can feel comfortable launching your tech. startup without a technical background. It's a raw discussion we weren't initially thinking of publishing that I'm sure you'll find extremely informative. Ahmed Alrawi (@ahmedtherawi) is the founder and CEO of Calo (@calo_app), and a rare, one-of-a-kind, human specimen.
1/16/20212 hours, 19 minutes, 41 seconds
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42. Wafa Alobaidat

Wafa Alobaidat is the founder of Obai & Hill, Women Power Summit, and Women Power Podcast.Follow her journey @wafaobaidat
5/20/20201 hour, 54 minutes, 48 seconds
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41. Abdulla Attiya

Abdulla Attiya is one of the fittest guys in the Middle East. He's a 2x Arab Triathlon Champion and he's mature beyond his years.Follow his journey @abdullaattiya
5/13/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 54 seconds
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40. Njood Fahad

Njood Fahad is an experienced emergency physician, a certified wilderness expert, and a hardcore travel enthusiast who recently started her own travel company.While we got to know her, we heard about some of her adventures, learnt about why she got into the medical field and what it was like, the experience of leaving her stable job to start her own company, minimalism, the power of following your heart, and so much more!Follow her journey @saudi_wanderlust.
5/6/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 6 seconds
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39. Rotana Tarabzouni

Rotana Tarabzouni is a Saudi artist, singer and songwriter. In this episode we dove into her journey, sense of identity, recent struggles, sensuality & eroticism, creative process, and more!Stay tuned for more from her @iamrotana.
4/29/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 30 seconds
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38. Mohsin Falee

Mohsin Falee is a world class calisthenics athlete and the founder of Discipline Academy.
4/22/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 51 seconds
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36. Khalid AlRowaie

Khalid AlRowaie is an artist and cultural figure like no other. He's a theatrical director and content creator, the head of Alsawari Theatre, and so much more. 
3/11/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 48 seconds
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35. Dana Al Salem

Dana Al Salem is an actress, filmmaker, TV producer, presenter, and director. She got into the world of TV from a young age and seems to have found her calling. She's ambitious, radiant, and full of energy. We hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as we did!
3/4/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 51 seconds
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34. Mohammed Al Muharraqi

Mohammed Al Muharraqi is the founder of Tarteeb, Bahrain's leading event management company that employs over 100 people and organized more than 2000 events. He works hard in order to influence society in a positive and effective way.
2/26/20202 hours, 42 minutes, 21 seconds
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33. Dina Elhifnawi

Dina Elhifnawi is the founder and lead instructor at Carousel Fitness, an Arial Arts & Fitness Academy that focuses on teaching pole fitness.
2/20/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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32. Fares Ahmadi

Fares Ahmadi is a Movement Specialist and Musician. He excels at whatever he sets his mind to through the use of extremely unconventional routes.
2/13/20203 hours, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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31. Reema Juffali

Reema Al Juffali is a Saudi Arabian race car driver currently competing in Formula 4. She made history by becoming the first-ever Saudi Arabian racing driver ... and she's only getting started.
2/5/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 24 seconds
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30. Ali Husain

Ali Husain is the founder of Husaak, an outdoor travel/adventure company. He combines systematic planning and an element of 'winging it' to design experiences that significantly impact the lives of our youth.
1/30/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 24 seconds
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29. Budoor Steele

Budoor Steele is the founder of Chawan, a Japanese teahouse in Bahrain. She's a tea master who's well-versed in Japanese culture and on a mission to introduce more mindfulness into our lives.
1/23/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 36 seconds
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28. Waleed Hashim

Waleed Hashim is a Spiritual Teacher and Energy Master. He’s smart, funny, and finds joy in sharing his knowledge with others.
1/16/20202 hours, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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27. Fatema Majdi

Fatima Majdi, aka Bohemian Fatema, is a hippie yogi at heart. She's on a mission to inspire people to achieve whatever they set their mind to.
1/9/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 30 seconds
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26. Hamad Al Sanousi

Hamad Al Sanousi is one of the founders of Coffea, a franchisee of Mubkhar, and has a lot more going on behind the scenes. He's a young, energetic person who seems to have the experience of someone twice his age. We really enjoyed getting to know him, and hope you do as well!
1/2/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 39 seconds
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25. Abdulla Mahmood

Abdulla Mahmood is the band manager and lead guitarist of Doyoureallylikeit?, a professional in the events industry, and an artistic entertainer at heart. He's pure, authentic, and you won't help but smile when he's around.
12/19/20192 hours, 43 minutes, 27 seconds
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24. Shivani Sathasivam

Shivani is a young lady who is a passionate advocate of a whole-food plant-based lifestyle and the founder of @plantbasedbh.
12/15/20191 hour, 41 minutes, 56 seconds
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23. Hessa AlKhalifa

Hessa AlKhalifa is an avid food blogger, travel blogger, and orchestrator of elaborate culinary experiences.
11/28/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 6 seconds
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22. Fahad Sarwani

Fahad Sarwani is a deep thinker with a unique views on religion. He's also a mindfulness expert, energy healer, and banker.
11/21/20192 hours, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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21. Fajer Mufeez

Fajer Mufeez is the founder of Ayadi Relief and The Journey Adventures. She's exploring beautiful ways to have a lasting impact on communities around the world. In her own words Fajer is a pilot, dreamer, adventurer, globe trotter wander lusting human being.
11/14/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 56 seconds
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20. Hamad Al Saad

Hamad Al Saad is a certified holistic health & food psychology coach, an advocate of self-love and wellbeing, and an extremely sincere and considerate guy.
11/7/20192 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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19. Yonis Attiya

Yonis Attiya is a talented visual designer, the founder of Limefish, and a joy to spend time with.
10/31/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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18. Haya Alsamari

Haya Alsamari is an avid traveler, adventurer, TV show host, and athlete with nothing but good vibes.
10/24/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 58 seconds
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17. Kento Fukuta

Kento Fukuta is a world traveler who's diving deep into Arab culture -- a lot deeper than most of us.
10/17/201957 minutes, 26 seconds
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16. Ali Monfaradi

Ali Monfaradi, aka "Beast from the Middle East", is a world champion Ju Jitsu athlete, the owner & head coach of Elements, and is full of unbelievable stories.
10/10/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 50 seconds
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15. Hasan Haider

Hasan Haider set up the first angel investing group in Bahrain, is a partner at 500 startups, and is really passionate about the startup universe.
10/3/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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14. Hussain Kadhem

Hussain Kadhem is an entrepreneur (currently the co-founder of Perfectly Pressed), an explorer, and an extremely nice guy.
9/24/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 18 seconds
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13. Sinan Khatib

Sinan Khatib is an entrepreneur, the founder of Burrito Loco and Noodle Wok (among other companies), and a very insightful philosopher.
9/12/20191 hour, 41 minutes, 59 seconds
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12. Philosophy Night #2

9/5/201938 minutes, 52 seconds
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11. 3 Boxes (Entrepreneurs, Hired Guns, & Silver Spoons)

8/29/201936 minutes, 5 seconds
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10. Shaikha AlShaiba

Shaikha AlShaiba is a para-athlete, Ironman finisher, and an endless source of joy and inspiration.
8/21/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 58 seconds
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9. Bullying

8/15/201936 minutes, 45 seconds
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8. Vegan Debate.

8/8/201949 minutes, 8 seconds
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7. Social Ranking.

8/1/201934 minutes, 24 seconds
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6. Dopamine.

7/29/201935 minutes, 51 seconds
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5. Philosophy Night.

7/25/201941 minutes, 48 seconds
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4. Adrenaline.

7/22/201940 minutes, 28 seconds
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3. What drives us (as humans)?

6/30/201951 minutes, 38 seconds
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2. Ramadan, Meditation, Learning from Children, and a few more seemingly unrelated topics.

6/1/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 29 seconds
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1. Why podcast?

An uncut discussion about why we’re thinking about starting a podcast.
5/20/201946 minutes, 59 seconds