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.

You're listening to Doha heat. This is episode 334. It is the second to last podcast to go out here on Doha heat, as we are rounding the show-up. And if you would like to listen to me, you can listen to my podcast and it is called Stefan Lindberg- Jones' work, rest, and play podcast. Today's podcast is with a great guy called Ahmed Abbas.
He is the podcast host of the Sit-down with Seth. Fantastic guy, full of energy, and we have a long chat about his whole life and what makes him tick. And we have a real good laugh. So enjoy the show. And remember, this is the second to last podcast before we switch Doha Heat off. And please go and visit me on Stefan Lindberg- Jones work, rest, and play podcast.
Have a great day. Bye-bye.
Actually, pick up. I'm like, dude, I don't know what to tell you, but it, it takes a while the podcast scene here is a bit, on the, no one really knows it. I mean, let's be honest. I mean, there's like, I think four known ones. Right? Well, are there, well it's, I mean, I'm going to count mine. Okay. But you know, you're, you're the, you're the OG ones you've been here for a while, but when did you start with your voice?
Do I hate 2014, your onion 2016? Okay. So that's Oh, gee. That's like, I think before that, what was it usually? I think I love Qatar tried for about six months and then they gave up, I think that, yeah, I briefly remember seeing something. cause I know I started something and 2011.
No, not love before that. And it was, you want the godfather, but even that didn't even, that was called didn't last. It was called the coffee shop podcast. And I think I told you about yeah. Yeah, but that's, that is on-air. It's on YouTube, but it's not on the audio side. So it's a tenant. Tell us, tell us about the coffee shop, the coffee shop podcast, dude, that that was the F like I don't know how it all started, so not to take credit, but I was kind of the brainchild of it because I used to be a big fan of the Ricky Gervais show, the cartoon animated, a podcast where Ricky JVs and his friend make fun of that.
The other friend, Karl Pilkington. Okay. Was an animated podcast. That was it. How'd you get an animated Podcast? Okay. So for anyone listening guys, go check out the Ricky Gervais podcast, . It's just, what's called, it's called the Ricky Gervais show, but it goes out on podcast platforms. Cause it's like a cartoon, but it's a podcast.
It's going to be a podcast. It's no, because the way they're set up, it's like a podcast, and the conversations they're having are very conversational, very podcasting. And it used to be a podcast. Okay. So they've kept the name. They just changed the records of the show and they essentially took the conversation.
They just animated it, you know? So whenever, like whenever, like, Karl or the guy they're talking to Alexa's story that animate like the story, you know, and it was really interesting to see. And I just, I loved, I just loved the fact that they just sat and they just talked. and then they animated the actual shows pretty much.
Okay. And I was like, I have a similar idea, but because we always sit constantly at the same coffee shop and we just talk nonsense, we talk absolute nonsense. I know, but I want to stop you. Okay. You're talking about nonsense. Yeah. But is it, did you think that people would actually want to listen to that nonsense at the time?
I didn't care. I just wanted to release our conversations. Cause there were so funny. That's exactly what I wanted. I was like, I don't care if people listen to this, I just want to get the same people to have mikes on them and just talk. It was me, my good friend, Sid, and then Deep, Deep was kind of the main guy.
And he was like that bad luck person. W he was the one that you would take the Micky out of a kind of, you would do it to himself. He would do it too. So by the prompts, the deep cause he's the one who kind of helped me set me up on OBS and going live now. So I'm not going to pull one of them now because I owe him a lot.
but no, he would do it himself because he would always have like, At the end of the story, he was like a Deep story. His name is Deep and it's like time for another Deep story. Yeah. And it was always like him, like with bad luck, as one of them was like, where, how he got chased by birds. And I was like, what, how he was like, yeah, I was walking back from Uni.
All of a sudden one bird attacked me. And then it was from one to two to three. And he was chased literally for a good 30 minutes by birds. Did he have that type of personality that would just generally have a black cloud over his head, literally attract a hundred percent, a hundred percent? I told them, dude, bad karma was coming.

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Welcome to Doha Heat podcast. Unfortunately, this is one of the last few podcasts I recorded in 2020 and Doha Heat will be no more. It's going to be shelved, but you can still go back and listen to all the other episodes. It will be available on any of your podcast apps. And, there is a lot of good content that we recorded over the six years and we've had some amazing guests.
So I like to do a big shout out to all the guests that have been on Doha Heat. And I would like to give a big shout out to all my fabulous hosts that have taken this journey of this great podcast. It's a great six years snippet into. The life of the community that is here in Qatar. So a big farewell, I think there are three more episodes to go out and this is one of them.
And this episode is an interview with Israa Sameer. She is an amazing lady who just by chance had, was doing a film for a school project. And she was inspired by the first Qatari, woman diver here in Qatar. And it changed her life. So I hope you enjoy her story. Bye-bye so diving, how did you get into diving?
It all happened. suddenly I was looking to make a production from, with wa, which was my year capstone to be graduated from the university. And I had like 10, ideas and the 10 ideas in that time, they all like vanished. I couldn't do anything. My brother just suggested that I will make a film about the first Qatari and.
instructor in scuba diving. I said, no, no, not very interested. I love swimming, but I don't like scuba diving at that time. And they really, I really don't know anything about it. So, it all happened like that. I contacted her and she said that I have to get a course, to capture her inside the water. So that happened.
And from that time to now, every year I take a course and sometimes every, like, At six months, they get a course. Then I reached the instructor and assistant instructor. Wow. So how many years has that taken for you to become an instructor from 2016 to right now? No. So four years. Yes. But people can do it like in two years or one year, but I like, for me, it was like a funny thing.

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