Doha Heat
Doha Heat is a weekly, communal podcast created for every type of individual who currently calls Qatar home, has in the past, or may one day.

2014 - what a year it has been for us! In our final episode of the year, we take some time to look back on our personal journeys, as well as what is coming up in 2015. Nicole also shares techniques that we can use in constructing a vision board to set right intentions and manifest our goals.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

We take the chance to bring you a year in review - a look back on what happened in 2014 and what's coming up. Needless to say, it's been a wonderful journey to this point and hopefully is enriching listeners' lives. A big thank you to you all and Happy New Year!


Right in time for the holidays and new year, Nicole and I sat down with Tina Ringer Mogensen, who is a psychologist specializing in the Imago therapy techniques. We get into how we can all be more mindful and compassionate as we visit loved ones or have them come to us. The intention behind doing so is the cultivation of more engaged, loving relationships.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Excuses, excuses, excuses - the things we make when we wish to avoid situations or those conversations that might be uncomfortable. Going into the holiday season it's a great opportunity to reflect on our actions and how we respond to events that pop up throughout our lives. We explore methods of overcoming our desire to push blame on others and how to find the courage to address things head-on.


Hope everyone had a lovely National Day last week! Andrew is back in the US for a holiday to see family and shop for wedding venues so Kev is riding solo today. If you are hanging around Doha during the holidays make sure to check this episode out.


Bucking the usual approach to a year in review, The Edge Magazine takes a look at some of their biggest stories from 2014 and how they might affect Qatar and the world next year. We delve into the Ukranian crisis, Hamad International Airport's development, reforms coming to the kafala system, and Qatar's population boom.

*Please note we will be off-air for a 2-week holiday break with this series.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Met today's guest initially via Twitter, and after hearing about her experiences in Qatar, I knew I had to have in Maha Al-Sulaiti. We talk about growing up Qatari, balancing personal development with appreciation of one's familial backstory, and navigating the traditionally male-dominated field of engineering.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Struggling to overcome some perceived obstacle in your life, say a subconscious stressor or phobia? Our guest today, Jacob Melaard, guides us through the Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, which may be the thing that helps you excel and let your greatness shine through.


Winter is in full-swing (at least for those in the northern hemisphere) and so is the holiday season, which can be sometimes stressful for individuals going to see family. Jeanine and Marie provide listeners with a reflective episode focused on forgiveness and letting ourselves experience familial love.


Sabah al-khair! Perhaps the biggest single day event is upon us: Qatar National Day 2014! This week things quiet down a bit elsewhere, but we've got you covered with the best events happening ahead of the holiday season kicking off on the 18th. For specific events related to National Day, check out this great schedule: http://www.qatarnationalday.qa.


A little later than usual in releasing this episode with our friends, The Edge, but here it is! Miles and I talk about the Qatar Investment Authority's recent decision to purchase shares of taxi-hailing app Uber and the effect of declining global oil prices on the country's future development.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:55pm MSK

In today's episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Safa Al-Ameri, whom I initially met via Twitter and is quite the ambitious woman. She opens up about relocating to Qatar from Yemen with her family and seizing opportunities in her new home to give back and share her passion for sustainable living.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Margarita Zuniga stops by the studio and opens up about her life passion for helping others, whether it is raising cancer awareness through motorcycle riding with the Ladies of Harley or gearing up to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Definitely one of our deepest personal stories to be shared on the podcast so far; my jaw kept dropping.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Taking 100% responsibility for your actions and how you respond to situations can be scary - trust me, it's an ongoing struggle. The Empower World team reveals some ways to help guide us towards regaining control in how we interpret occurrences and our reactions without casting blame elsewhere.


Tired of the same routines in Qatar and feel like there's never anything to do? Let Kev from ILoveQatar.net and I help inspire you with the country's best happenings. This week we talk fashion shows, handmade goods, and Kev challenges me to do the 3K fun run this weekend.


Are you a mother living in Qatar or soon-to-be one? This morning we sat down with Paulien Christensen of Doha Mums and Doha Family magazine to hear about her transition from the hospitality industry to helping run one of the region's best family-centric initiatives.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Nicole and I wrap up the top 10 list of food additives to keep an eye out for and avoid consuming if at all possible. Remember: we've got purchasing power to demand better food!


Are you a glass half-full or half-empty type person? How do you view challenges that pop up in your life? Jeanine, Marie, and I explore our mindsets' impacts on living fulfilled lives and ways to minimize those iternal saboteurs beckoning us to not achieve greatness.


Saturday wraps up the Ajyal Youth Film Festival and offers the chance to catch many of the films you might have missed previously. Don't sleep on this one!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:18pm MSK

Unable to attend the Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Youth Film Festival so far? No worries! We've got you covered going into the weekend with Thursday's schedule of showings.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:15pm MSK

Kev from ILoveQatar.net and I bring you Thursday's schedule for the Ajyal Youth Film Festival.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:31pm MSK

Taking a slight a break from our usual style, this week Kev and I give you a glimpse into the Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Youth Film Festival. This episode is part 1 of 4 going through Monday through Wednesday's screenings. Make sure to check their website for a full schedule and all the trailers!


Miles from The Edge is back this week to give listeners an exclusive preview of the magazine's December issue. We get into an interesting discussion of reader demographics as a representation of a changing Qatar, the SME scene, and forthcoming events.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:17am MSK

Interviews like this one with Moe Fakhro, who opens up about his experiences studying in the US, learning English via video games, and his recent adventures on Mount Kilimanjaro, are what podcasters live for! This episode has to be one of my favorites so far, and I hope you enjoy it - so nice to come out knowing someone much better.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Is the food you consume daily actually "real food?" If you're scratching your head right now, listen in as Nicole and I unpack some of the hidden nutritional saboteurs in many every day items in grocery stores and what to look for on labels. Let's take back our health through knowledge!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

The idea of leaving a comfort zone can make all the difference between achieving fulfillment in life and not living up to one's potential. We discuss some of the hindrances to reaching success and ways in which you can push yourself for a better life.


After a week off to recover from the flu, we're back with Kev from ILoveQatar.net to share the best events coming up this week. Just as the weather is cooling down (finally, am I right?) there is so much happening in Qatar: musicals, outdoor fitness events, and much more!

Make sure to check-out ILoveQatar.net for the full details on all the events and those we had to skip: www.iloveqatar.net.


Deputy editor, Farwa Zahra, joins us today while Miles takes some time off, and we get into discussing the "green" building scene in Qatar, as well as the ongoing FIFA construction.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:31am MSK

Dave Moreland and Carl Windley of the Qatar International Amateur Football League and Legacy Sports & Events drop by to tell us about their long-standing love for all things sports and 13 year stays in Qatar. We also get into what the football scene is like here in Qatar (hint: it's booming!), and they tease me about my lack of knowledge on the subject.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:32am MSK

You've probably seen a lot of media about "Movember," which involves individuals showing off their best facial hair to raise awareness of prostate cancer and men's health. We invited in survivor and Movember advocate, Moey Shawash, to share about his health struggles and stories of overcoming them.


Some episodes just cannot wait to be released; today's bonus episode is one of them. We sit down to hear about the ongoing Global Entrepreneurship Week events hosted by Silatech from Stephen Brannon, Director of Communications. Stephen also opens up about his personal journey in relation to the Arab world, which involved some unique opportunities.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:25pm MSK

What does it take to be a leader and transcend the voice inside telling us we cannot achieve greatness? Get set for some practical knowledge and insights provided by Jeanine and Marie as we explore the concept of being a leader, no matter where we are.


Miles from the Edge Business Magazine and I bring you an exclusive preview of the National Museum of Qatar's construction and layout, which we believe will be gamechanging for the region, if not the world. We also discuss how Qatar is paving the way for new approaches to landscape architecture, combining local and foreign cultures.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Prepare to be floored by today's episode with Erin Quigley & Sophie Jago of the Quigley-Jago Challenge, who are seeking to raise money for a Nepali school and its supplies. These two bright, ambitious young women are the youngest Doha Heat guests thus far, and we think they have an excellent initiative going.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

How many listeners go out to eat? Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant and wanted to ask about your meal? Today's episode we had the opportunity to learn about the inner workings at Jones the Grocer via their General Manager.

 

PS - Listen in for a special giveaway at the episode's end!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Skeptical about the idea of "coaching?" And no, we do not mean just the sports variety. This episode we get into understanding what is coaching and some of the misconceptions surrounding the discipline. Marie and Jeanine also talk a bit about their experiences in Doha with regards to empowering individuals.


Ahlan, Qatar! Any one else find this weekend to be amazingly beautiful with the cooling temperatures and slight breezes? Get the details on the best events that Qatar has to offer this week: Scottish dancing, the International Boat Show, a walkathon for diabetes, a few networking opportunities, and a singing talent show.


Shehan from the Edge and I chat about all things entrepreneurial in this episode! Listen in for an overview of recent smart technology released this week and the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Week in Qatar.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:13am MSK

The Fitness with Food team, which now includes staff member Cameron, join us to catch-up on their latest offerings and aspirations for the coming year. We also get into what drives each individual to spread their passion for healthy living.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Ever think of chocolate being considered a health food? Well, in fact when in its raw form of cacao it is! Listen in for the health benefits of daily cacao consumption and what to avoid in the grocery store when it comes to chocolate.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Doha Heat community, let's welcome our newest series titled Empowered World, which will provide you with keys to unlocking your inner success and being a leader. In the episode we get introduced to co-hosts Jeanine Bailey and Marie Quigley. Let us know what you think!


Made it to November, and we keep on growing - wow! Today Kev and I bring you previews of the best upcoming events in Doha: 3-D printing lecture at Katara; ladies-only desert retreat; open air movie screening at MIA Park; QBIC's speaker series. Who says Qatar is a boring place?


Tune in for our weekly business news segment with Miles Masterson of The Edge magazine, where listeners get a special preview of the November issue. Lots to talk about including businesses using Twitter to drive customer engagement and the future of Qatar's natural gas industry.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:55am MSK

Today's episode goes out to all the women here in Qatar, especially those who have struggled with finding employment and felt alone in their journey. We sat down with Carolin Zeitler of Tataowar Coaching & Training and How Women Work. She offers some great insight into her own backstory and what inspired her to start up these initiatives despite the barriers to entry.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:01am MSK

Nicole and I sit down to talk about the big "C" - no, not cookie, but cancer as October is breast cancer awareness month. We get into the lifestyle and nutrional changes we can make in order to hopefully lessen the chances of developing cancer. There is also a lot of great resources being shared here for those who are undergoing treatments or those listeners coping with a loved one's process.


Hope you are ready for an eventful week ahead because we have got so much to highlight in today's episode! There is a little bit for everyone here, whether you are looking for Halloween-themed outings, intercultural festivals, or opportunities to nerd out.


Miles from the Edge joins us to discuss the latest business news from around Qatar. We showcase the Msheireb downtown revitalization project and the much-talked about issue of traffic in Doha (there is hope for us yet, promise). The anticipated rise of action sports like skateboarding, kiteboarding, and others also gets some attention.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:17am MSK

Groceries being delivered right to your door - might seem like a fleeting dream for Doha, but today's guest, Rahid Kader of eGrab, is making it a reality. Listeners also get to hear Kader's inspirations and entrepreneurial spirit.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Back again with another episode of Hot and Healthy with Nicole van Hattem. We'll be exploring the health benefits behind green smoothies - yes, those lovely mixtures involving leafy greens like kale, spinach, and others. Also, listen in for a special contest where 12 lucky winners will receive a BPA-free Camelback water bottle!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Fahad Al-Obaidly, whose menswear company launched in 2012, stops by and opens up about growing up in Qatar and his forthcoming television series. Beginning in 2015, the show will illuminate traditional clothing in 12 countries and the nations' relationships with Qatar - get set for a great episode!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

The weather is finally beginning to cool down in Doha and that means more opportunities to truly enjoy this wonderful city! We've got details on a zumbathon, Qatart's open-air market, and jazz in the desert.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:35am MSK

Back with Shehan from the Edge to bring you the lastest stories pertaining to technology and innovation in Qatar and elsewhere. We unpacked some new consumer protection legislation emerging from ictQatar and a potential deal between Vodafone and QBN.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:15am MSK

Ever think you would hear about cycling in Qatar? I know I was initially surprised to learn that in fact, there are many bicycling groups in Doha. We met with Amy Bambridge from Doha Joy Rides today, who opens up about her love for the activity and the city's newest initiative that has its first group ride this Saturday. Please check out there Facebook page for further details.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:10am MSK

Doha Heat is elated to announce a new partnership with Nicole van Hattem, who will be chatting with us each Tuesday on Hot and Healthy. In this episode we provide a preview of what is to come and delve into Nicole's backstory in relation to healthy living. Get set to begin the journey towards a better, more energized lifestyle!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:27am MSK

Ahlan, Doha Heat listeners! Hope that you had a wonderful Eid vacation and looking forward to hearing about what you did. After taking some time off, Kev from I Love Qatar and I are back to tell you about the best events coming up. We've got lots to discuss, including a few women's business networking events, a jungle-themed party at the Hilton, and Doha Player's latest offering.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:19pm MSK

We get a special preview of the The Edge's October magazine, as well as some off-shoot publications that focus on "green" and construction issues in Qatar. Topics we cover include 7ayak Hub's launch, the country's water supply's future, and upcoming business events happening this fall.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Today's episode features Paula Manzanera, who has spent a majority of her life living and working in the Middle East. She recounts her experiences spending holidays in Saudi Arabia as a child, trying to live a normal life in war-torn Lebanon, and finding a new start in Qatar.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:13pm MSK

Took a trip over to Northwestern University to chat with Mohana Rajakumar, who opens up about her academic and writing careers. We touch upon how one defines themselves as an individual and sustains their life passions, even in the face of critique or uncertainty.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

I Love Qatar's Kev Waller and I are back for another preview of this week's best events from around Doha. We've got art classes, a breast cancer awareness event, and lots of other happenings featured in this episode.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:19pm MSK

This week's episode with our friends, The Edge: Qatar's Business Magazine, features visiting labor economist and managing director, David Jones from The Talent Enterprise. David delves into his recent article in the magazine titled "Is the Future Female?: Examining the rise of Qatari women in the workplace."

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Hope you all are having a wonderful week! Today's episode focuses on some people who are near and dear to my heart: the Ginger Camel team. We discuss their personal journeys in the media production field and their upcoming trip to the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards ceremony.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:08pm MSK

Doha Heat is happy to announce a new partnership with Martina Mullins, who is the country manager for Country Connections, a relocation services provider. Over the coming weeks we'll be providing short, yet hopefully informative answers to your questions pertaining to settling into Doha life and making it your new home.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:31pm MSK

Good morning, Doha and fans abroad! The weather might be cooling off finally, but the events' scene is heating up. This week Kev and us discuss a variety of networking opportunities, a trip to a Qatari farm, and Disney on Ice, among other things.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:35am MSK

We sit down with The Edge's digital editor, Shehan Mashood, to talk about innovations positively impacting Doha. Our conversation details Apple's launch of its new iPhones and iOS technologies, as well as Qatar Business Incubation Centre's opening event and Hamad International Airport's new eGate system.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

French expat Marie Dumond from Stratagem relates to our audience her experiences growing up abroad and the unique opportunities presented by doing market research in Qatar.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:28pm MSK

Got an entrepreneurial dream you wish to pursue but have been a little unsure where to go? Listen in today for our chat with Yasmeen Hassan, entrepreneurship manager at the Bedaya Center located in Katara Cultural Village.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:30am MSK

Let's kick-off the week with bringing you the latest events coming to Qatar. We discuss technology lectures, club nights, and an Eid bazaar - who says Qatar is a boring place to live?

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:11pm MSK

Join us in welcoming The Edge: Qatar's Business Magazine to the Doha Heat community! Each Thursday morning listeners will gain exclusive access to the latest developments related to the city's booming economy and innovation scenes. We begin with introducing managing editor, Miles Masterson, and discuss a variety of news stories and upcoming events.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Happy Monday - hopefully your week is off to a great start! Yassir Hussain and Shaikha Al Qahtani of Weill-Cornell Medical College in Education City stop by to talk about growing up in Doha and leading the university's biomedical research program.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:03am MSK

Kev from I Love Qatar and Doha Heat are back with another set of Doha's best upcoming events - just warning you now, there are a lot! This week we discuss political talks, fashion meet-and-greets, and the city's best nightlife spots. A little bit for everyone in this awesome city we call home.

Want to know more about particular events? Check out the great calendar I Love Qatar put together with all contact information: http://www.iloveqatar.net/events.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:26am MSK

Woohoo! We've made it to a milestone of 50 episodes and thanks for being part of this journey! Rune Dige of new consumer electronics company Royal Digital sits down with us about his aspirations to become a regional powerhouse and his inspirations - truly awe-inspiring.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:01pm MSK

Listen in for today's episode with Imane Eddbali, who was born and raised in France and graduated from medical school last year, but then quickly relocated to Doha. We talk about her experiences balancing identities in France and Qatar, her passion for the medical field, and the launch of Doha's newest book club.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:03pm MSK

We enjoy some Lebanese cuisine and chat with VP of Operations, Roland Haddad, at Al Balad Restaurant. The episode traces Roland's experiences in the business world, especially what led him to take the plunge into running a restaurant. We also get some insights into Doha's culinary arts broadly; a real treat for the foodies out there!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:57pm MSK

Kev from ILQ - iloveqatar.net and Andrew bring you the best events coming up this week in today's episode. We've got family-friendly music, dancehall hotel nights, and a blast from the past of American classic rock acts - all done with lots of laughter in between.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:30am MSK

Did you know that Doha has an up and coming comedy scene? We met-up with Bilal Randeree, who, in addition to his 9-5 office job, is a comedian with Stand-Up Comedy Qatar.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:01am MSK

Born in Libya but mainly raised in the UK, Mohammed Ismail talks to us about his fascinating experiences as an aspiring photographer. We explore how life sometimes guides an individual into new, unexpected experiences and solidifies their life passion for an art. Want to learn more about his work, please check out his portfolio and projects here: www.mohammedismail.com.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:02pm MSK

Doha Heat is happy to announce a new weekly events update episode with our friends, I Love Qatar! Tune in every Sunday morning for what's coming to the city so you don't miss out on the fun.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Sometimes good things come with a slight delay, but not to fear! Doha Heat brings you an informative and funny interview with Anthony Ryman of Grow, an up-and-coming branding agency. Hear about his travels and why it's important to check the size of your helicopter for a promotional event beforehand.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:43pm MSK

Did you know that Qatar is quickly growing into a hub for genetic research and medical care? In this episode we chat with Shenela Lakhani who serves as a certified genetic counselor at Hamad General Hospital's Pediatrics Department.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:46pm MSK

Since moving to Qatar 3 years ago Deevina Visrolia has continued her life-long passion for digital design and working with youth. Most recently she has been prepping for the debut of karaktime, which aims to showcase the best parts of Qatar via videos. Deevina gives us insight into her experiences in youth TV programming in the UK and going after one's dreams in the face of uncertainty - very inspiring!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:38pm MSK

Episode 40 - woohoo! This episode we meet with Hussain Al-Nassery, who opens up about growing up in Doha as a Qatari, meeting his wife (prepare to swoon), and his time serving in the National Service. Very eye-opening for many listeners we are sure!

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Born and brought up in Qatar, Hoori Hussain is an expat who has witnessed the city change over the last two decades. Living in Qatar with her family has been an education and a beautiful journey on its own.  Now, she finds herself in the world of digital PR for some of the biggest businesses in Qatar.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:53am MSK

Caroline Keane, globe trotter, Qatar Airways flight attendant, and blossoming travel podcaster, stops by to talk about her Irish roots and adventures abroad. Something tells me we will be seeing more of her soon.

Direct download: Episode_38_-_Caroline_Keane_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Curious about real estate and rentals in the city? Maybe on the fence about sticking around longterm? This episode with NelsonPark Property realtor Haroon Rashid hopefully puts you a bit more at ease with an issue any resident has experienced at some point and learn from an emerging star in the market.

Direct download: Episode_37_-_Haroon_Rashid_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Torath Production's co-founder, Rana Khaled, discusses her team's documentary on Arab hip-hop in the aftermath of the Arab Spring and what is coming up this year. We also reflect a bit on the importance of documenting local history and personalities - enjoy!

Learn more about Torath Production here: http://torathproduction.com. For those more social media-inclined, check out the latest happenings on Twitter (@torathmp) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/torathmp).

Direct download: Episode_36_-_Rana_Khaled_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Interested in working in Doha or thinking of maybe finding a new position here? Listen to our chat with executive talent recruiter Agi Marszaluk from Quinn & McGrath Global for some helpful advice. Did a question come to mind that you would like to ask Agi, feel free to connect with her via LinkedIn: qa.linkedin.com/in/agnieszkamach.

Direct download: Episode_35_-_Agi_Marszaluk_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

QF Radio Morning Show Co-host Sott Boyes chats with us about landing his job without intending to and what is coming up this season on the show.

Direct download: Episode_34_-_Scott_Boyes_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Realizing that the Podcast Columnist, Andrew Clark, never formally introduced himself today's episode does just that. Listen to find out a bit more about the new voice at Doha Heat!

Direct download: Episode_33_-_Andrew_Clark_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:34pm MSK

Listeners are in for a treat this episode. Zeina Abu-Issa of Vodafone Qatar chats with us about the company's "Firsts" campaign, which makes people's dreams come true via technology. In particular, the episode focuses on what is happening locally with "My First Amazon Adventure."

Want to learn more about Vodafone Firsts? Check out their Qatar site here: Vodafone.qa/amazonfirsts.

Direct download: Episode_32_-_Zeina_Abu-Issa_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:00pm MSK

We spoke with Dooa Jabir, who runs a food review blog Hungry Birds Doha, about her transition to Doha after being in Kuwait and India. Listeners will get the chance to hear about discovering Doha's affordable, oft-forgotten culinary gems.

Direct download: Episode_31_-_Doaa_Jabir_mixdown_01.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

We are back after an extended Eid break! New podcast host, Andrew Clark, sits down with Adil Rahman, a local teacher who is leaving Doha soon. The two reflect on Adil's experiences in and out of the classroom and how he came to enjoy life in the city.

Direct download: Episode_30_-_Abdil_Rahman_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:04pm MSK

Direct download: Episode_29_Denise_Gordon_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:00am MSK

One of Qatar's premier News Agencies, Doha Heat had the pleasure of taling with Doha News!!

Founded in 2009 by Shabina Khatri via Twitter Doha News has become for many the go platform to get story from a news organsation that is punching well above its weight.

The drive, passion and real investigative journalism, Doha News were a pleasure to record with.

We go through where they are today, how the news channel started and what is in store for the future.

Direct download: Episode_28_Doha_News_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:00am MSK

Fish Chips and Gravy! Life is 

Al Kass TV Pundit Nick Summerbee talks to Doha Heat about the Qatar Stars League, the Al Kass Tournament, Rhodri Williams and Chris Makin including Tottenham Hotspur Legend Glenn Hoddle at Swindon Town and his England U21 caps.

Summerbee has played in the Manchester Derby's, North East Derbys including plauing and winning promotion to the Premier League with Swindon to the Premier League.

Was an absolute pleasure to pick his brains and to record with a gentleman.

Direct download: Episode_27_Nick_Summerbee_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:00am MSK

Laugh Out Loud Doha do an Improv Improvisation with Doha Heat!

LOL Doha are an improvisation amature theatre group founded by Moureen ONeil and Joel Adams.

Based in Doha and part of Doha Players, LOL is upping the ante and aim to push and promote more shows throughout the year.

Re-starting their Comedy season this September, "The Whose Line Is It Anyway' formatted show from this podcast with current head Don Rikley looks to breathe even more life into Qatars Amature dramatics scene.

Don Rikley was a superb guest and absolute pleasure to have on the show! Can not wait for September!   

Direct download: Epsiode_26_LOLmixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:00am MSK

Former Sky Sports NEws Host Rhodri Williams talks with Doha Heat about his 25 years in TV, the Qatar Stars League, Al Kass and fellow colleagues Chris Makin and Nick Summerbee.

With Stars like Xavi coming to Qatar and with Al kass's ambitions Rhodri Williams feels like he's in the right place which is his 25th year in Television.

From making the Tea's and Coffees he has become one of the most well known TV personalities in the UK. 

Listen as he reminisces about his football and rugby careers, his peers who grow up to represent their countries, Bouncy Weather, Janet Street-Porter, Kelvin McKenzie and Nick Ferrari.

Great show, great man!

 

Direct download: Episode_25_Rhodri_Williams_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:00am MSK

European and World Cup journeys with one of the 2 Nialls, Niall Keogh!

Niall Keogh and Irishman who works for RasGas talks to Doha Heat about 'Henry le Cheat,' Camper Vans, being turned away from Russia and being chased through a World Cup Stadium!

A man after my own heart who absolutely loves life. A pleasure to record a podcast with!

 

Direct download: Episode_24_The_2_Nialls_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:00am MSK

Fitness With Food was established in London in 2010 by Haitham Khalid in order to provide dietary and fitness training services. Haitham is a Cordon Bleu trained chef with 10 years catering experience in London, working for the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver.

Haitham also holds a YMCA diploma qualified as a Personal Fitness Trainer registered with REPs  and has over 5 years of training experience in martial arts.
FWF offers its clients a 'total lifestyle' appraoch focusing on excercise and healthy eating in order to keep their clients in great shape!
 

 

Direct download: Episode_23_Fitness_with_Food_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:00am MSK

Chris Makin is an Ex English professional currently working as a TV pundit for Al Kass along side ex Manchster City player Nick Summerbee and long time and former SKY TV prensenter Rhodri Wiliams.

His career in english football was mostly spent in the Premiership which started in the '90's. He spent the final part of his career at Southampton, but is perhaps most famous for his spell at Sunderland

His previous clubs are Oldham AthleticOlympique de MarseilleSunderlandIpswich Town,Leicester CityWigan AthleticDerby CountyReading and Southampton.

 

Direct download: Episode_22_Chris_Makin_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:43am MSK

Do we really whats behind the AC unit keeping all of us in Qatar Cool?

Steve Ford MD @ PRIME POWER.....The Middle East's leading temporary power and cooling solutions provider explains.

 

He gives an excellent his Company, how they almost collasped to becming a market leader in just three years, his experiences of growing up in Qatar, Blast and Wild Airing, 2022 World Cup including Generators and how PRIME POWER works!

An incredibly professional company with a great personality fosterd by Steve Ford himself!

 

Direct download: Episode_21_Prime_Power_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:00am MSK