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The Men's Room is a Western perspective on the Middle East, including conversations with thought leaders. Host Nadia Michel, a writer and journalist, invites a diverse roster of friends and guests that include the most inspired CEOs, chefs, adventurers, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, artists, and beyond. Expect tips from insiders on how to crush it in the business world and personal anecdotes you won't hear elsewhere.

The Men's Room Hakawati حكواتي

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The Men's Room is a Western perspective on the Middle East, including conversations with thought leaders. Host Nadia Michel, a writer and journalist, invites a diverse roster of friends and guests that include the most inspired CEOs, chefs, adventurers, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, artists, and beyond. Expect tips from insiders on how to crush it in the business world and personal anecdotes you won't hear elsewhere.

    Behind the music with Dounia

    Behind the music with Dounia

    Dounia is a Moroccan-American singer, songwriter, model, and activist based in Queens, New York. She talks about grappling with her identity as a Muslim, writing explicit lyrics and how her unconventional beauty and message of self-acceptance has led to a huge following and fan base.


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    Game on: the race for global audiobooks domination

    Game on: the race for global audiobooks domination

    Sebastian Bond is the CEO & Founder at Kitab Sawti. The Arabic audiobook company was recently acquired by Sweden-based Storytel, a main competitor to Amazon's Audible, as part of a strategy to acquire global, emerging markets. He explains how he came up with the idea in Sweden in 2016 where the second language is Arabic and explains why audiobooks encourage reading.

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    Chicken farms and the antibiotic apocalypse

    Chicken farms and the antibiotic apocalypse

    Dr. Issmat Kassem is an Assistant Professor of Food Microbiology Safety at the University of Georgia. He sounds the alarm about an antibiotic-resistant gene called MCR-1 that's making its way from the poultry industry into humans at an alarming rate and how this will lead to millions of deaths across the Middle East, Asia and the world. He explains why Colistin should be banned from agriculture and why we should be investing in alternatives to antibiotics.

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    Fashion in the time of Corona with Mariam Yeya

    Fashion in the time of Corona with Mariam Yeya

    Mariam Yeya is the Founder and Creative Director of Mrs Keepa, a Dubai-based fashion label. Fresh off the release of her new collection Champs de Liberté, she talks about going all out despite the economic slowdown, selling style vs. fashion across the Middle East and the pitfalls of being an influencer.

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    The Entertainment Effect with Kareem Rahma

    The Entertainment Effect with Kareem Rahma

    Kareem Rahma is a comedian, poet, producer and film writer based in Brooklyn. He talks about Kanye West, identifying with the Black Lives Matter movement as an Egyptian-American, using entertainment to call out and fix social injustice, why he thinks poetry is having its biggest revival in over a century and why he thinks TikTok is the best thing that's happened since Facebook.


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    Investing in sperm banks

    Investing in sperm banks

    Khaled Kteily is the founder and CEO of Legacy, a sperm freezing and testing service that ships sleekly-packaged kits overnight. The startup recently raised $3.5 million to expand its global footprint in this growing industry, which he says has been grossly underfunded. He reveals some shocking data about men's fertility, explains why 18 might be the ultimate age for men to freeze their 'most valuable assets' and why Mick Jagger is their biggest enemy.





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