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.

Ahmed Hassan is an inspirational young man, who stumbled across his inner passion and creativity two years ago with his camera phone which has led him on a journey of discovery of photography.

This has led him to have an exhibition this month of his work.
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I am sure many of us at one time or another in their life have written a poem or some lyrics to express themselves. I am certain we did this in private, and not many of us shared our creativity. Now you can learn more about developing your skill in poetry writing and writing music, with the help of a new group called Words & Strings (http://www.wordsandstrings.xyz), set up by Amin Isaac & Elmoiz.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_WS.mp3
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Ghanim Al Sulaiti is an inspiration amongst young Qataris growing up amongst the deluge of fast food restaurants. A qualified engineer who’s passion was healthy living and eating, decided to lead by example and educate the best way he could by opening Qatar’s first Vegan Cafe 100% plant based food. Listen to Ghanim's story and his passion for enriching the lives of their guests, their employees and the community through healthy eating.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_Vegan.mp3
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With so many people being affected by cancer in different ways these days, either through knowing someone close to them, a friend of a friend, or actually having cancer themselves, it’s not something you can ignore, and it won’t  go away if we stick our heads in the sand. Self testing and regular check-ups are important for all of us and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is great reminder about taking care of ourselves and the importance of supporting others.

Listen to our inspirational special guest Sandee Thompson, who took on breast cancer herself and walked away with a bilateral mastectomy. Sandee shows us that if you are diagnosed with the Big C, it’s not the end of the world, and can in fact be a new beginning. Sandee can be contacted directly at sandee_t@yahoo.com

Direct download: DH_-_BCA.mp3
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If you have been in Qatar for over a year or so you would understand that sometimes finding things in shops or knowing what the procedure is with official paperwork can be a little frustrating at times and confusing, so generally you turn to your work colleagues or friends for help and advice. Now there is a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/579287658767294/  and website https://wwhidoha.com/ When, Where & How in Doha which brings together the Qatar community to help each other with relevant information you want to know. Sean Garret founding partner talks to @dohaheat about how the Facebook page came about, the amazing response from the Qatar community, the strange questions and the future for the Facebook site & website.

Direct download: DH_-_WWHDOHA.mp3
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@DohaHeat is the community podcast here in #Qatar, so when we heard about this regular #event @paintqatar we felt we had to share it with the Doha Heat #community. Joe Newnham from @TrinityQatar explains the whole concept and how it is appealing to all ages. Listen to the podcast to hear how you can book a place and get 10% discount.

Direct download: DH_-_PTTQ.mp3
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These long summer holidays really do not lend themselves to sustaining a podcast, huh? We return with a new episode, which features some familiar voices: Producer Andrew Clark and Ginger Camel Managing Director Stefan Lindberg-Jones. The two discuss how the podcast got started, its ups and downs, and the next chapter.

Special thank you to all of our listeners; without you all the podcast would never have made it this far. Do not be shy about getting in touch if you would like to be a potential guest.

See you around the sandbox. - Andrew

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Good things come to those that wait, right? We are back after a lengthy absence because life sometimes gets in the way of side hustles. This episode introduces us to Professor Anne Sobel, who is an accomplished independent filmmaker and is currently working on a graphic novel. Her latest project focuses on a story involving elements of fantasy and female empowerment, all set in the GCC.

Direct download: DH_-_Anne_Sorbel.mp3
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Every day is a new opportunity to live positively and give to others - this is the guiding mantra for Shefa Ali. Raised mostly in the UK, but relocating to Qatar a few years ago, this guest touches on how shifting a mindset and devoting yourself to service leads to great things.

Make sure to follow her journey via these channels:

Instagram: Miss_Shefa

Snapchat: Missshefa007

Direct download: DH_-_Shefa.mp3
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A man. An Instagram page. And lots of ambition - these things aptly sum-up today's guest, Mohannad Bitar. Wanting to show the world Qatar's diversity of experiences and scenery (hold the desert and mall jokes), Bitar launched an Instagram account focused on these things, which has grown exponentially in less than a year. The interview delves into what sustains his passion for this project and where he hopes to take it next.

 

Follow Mohannad's journey and see This is Qatar's latest posts via their Instagram profile: @thisisqatar.

Direct download: DH_-_MR_TIQ.mp3
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Born and raised in Pakistan, Shehzad Bhanji tells his story of pursuing music as a teenager with relatives, growing up, and then returning to his passion for writing rock music. Although having a full-time job in marketing and a family, the now Doha-based musician finds time to write, record, and promote his take on instrumental, guitar-focused rock. To listen to his album, Never Say Goodbye, head here: http://www.shehzadbhanji.com/#!music/c130w.

Direct download: DH_-_asdf.mp3
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Best known as the authors behind "Life with Karlly," a blog about Doha life, Karen and Allyson stopped by the studio. The two, who are lifelong friends, reveal how they balance one another and keep a free-flow approach to writing.

Make sure to keep up to date on their latest entries and insightful reviews via one of their many channels:

Blog: www.lifewithkarlly.com

Facebook: Life With Karlly

Karen's Instagram: @Karenxxii

Allyson's Instagram: @nikkibeybe

Direct download: DH_-_Karlly.mp3
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Carolin Zeitler, one of our previous guests and head of How Women Work, stops by to share about the organization’s upcoming conference. 

Learn more about the organization and their great work via one of these channels:

Facebook: How Women Work
LinkedIn: How Women Work
Twitter: @how_women_work
Conference Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-women-work-2016-connecting-the-dots-tickets-19910369451

Direct download: DH_-_Caronlin_HWW.mp3
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Spent an evening this week driving around with new friend and globetrotter, JP Salva, who is the man behind the travel blog, "Border Junkie." Giving up his job and just going for it, he has visited 131 countries so far, documenting it on Instagram and Snapchat (BorderJunkie). We talk about how he got started and what it is like building a community online by doing something you love.

Special note: Can you name the first country JP visited outside of the US? If so, let us know in the comments section on our Facebook page and one lucky winner will be selected for a prize.

Direct download: DH_-_Car_Recording.mp3
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Hospitality management is not just a job for today's guest, Christoph Franzen; it is a life-long passion. The Grand Hyatt's Area Vice President for Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman took some time between helping guests to chat about growing up in a family of Swiss hoteliers and why he loves what he does. 

 

Find out more about the Grand Hyatt Doha's events and restaurants here: http://doha.grand.hyatt.com/

Direct download: DH_-_Chris.mp3
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Stand-up comedian, Paralympic athlete, model, advocate - all qualities embodied by today’s guest, Nawaal Akram. Not one to hold back, she dives right into her unique personal journey and the challenges faced along the way. Check out her social media accounts to see what Nawaal is up to:

 

Facebook: Nawaal Akram

Twitter: @nawaalakram

Instagram: @nawaalakram

 

Muscular Dystrophy Qatar:

Instagram: @MD.Qatar

Direct download: DH_-_Nawal.mp3
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