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Welcome to The Amad Show, an intimate sit down with entrepreneurs and creative spirits from around the world. The outsiders. The trailblazers. The fighters and the true believers.

The Amad Show Amad Mian

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Welcome to The Amad Show, an intimate sit down with entrepreneurs and creative spirits from around the world. The outsiders. The trailblazers. The fighters and the true believers.

    Ali Mehrdad - Show them that you’re comfortable, that you don’t need them.

    Ali Mehrdad - Show them that you’re comfortable, that you don’t need them.

    “It’s never gonna be perfect, you might as well just go with it. “ - Ali Mehrdad

    This week I sit down with Ali Mehrdad, an Iranian entrepreneur living between Dubai and LA. In this episode, Ali talks about how he learned to build his confidence from a young age, which led to starting his eyewear brand, Roberi and Fraud. The brand quickly became a must-have accessory by the likes of Gigi Hadid, the Kardashians and Angelina Jolie. He also tells us how important it is to focus on the work and enjoy the hustle rather than on busying yourself with the small things.

    As always, I welcome any comments or feedback. Available on all podcast apps.

    With gratitude,

    Amad



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    • 54 min
    Butheina Kazim - Have a consistent reminder of the bigger picture

    Butheina Kazim - Have a consistent reminder of the bigger picture

    “I became obsessed with the idea of rethinking everything that we do.” - Butheina Kazim

    This week I sit down with Butheina Kazim, an Emirati entrepreneur, film producer and founder of the first and only art house cinema in the Gulf. In this episode, Butheina talks about the evolution of cinema and storytelling in the region. She also takes us through the journey of building Cinema Akil - the community and the space.

    As always, I welcome any comments or feedback. Available on all podcast apps.

    With gratitude,

    Amad



    Find us

    https://www.instagram.com/amadmiaan/

    https://www.instagram.com/theamadshow/

    https://www.instagram.com/butheinahk/

    https://www.instagram.com/cinemaakil/


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    • 49 min
    Mous Lamrabat - Make your life as simple as possible

    Mous Lamrabat - Make your life as simple as possible

    “You’re doing everything for yourself.” - Mous Lamrabat

    This week I sit down with Mous Lamrabat, a Moroccan artist living in Belgium. In this episode, Mous talks about the importance of getting bored and how we have lost the art of being with ourselves. He also shares the intimate lessons he has learnt about family, giving back and being patient.

    As always, I welcome any comments or feedback. Available on all podcast apps.

    With gratitude,

    Amad



    can find us here:  

    https://www.instagram.com/amadmiaan/ 

    https://www.instagram.com/theamadshow/ 

    https://www.instagram.com/mouslamrabat/


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Meryem Slimani - It’s a matter of principles

    Meryem Slimani - It’s a matter of principles

    “Be you, it’s the only thing that you have in the end.” - Meryem Slimani
    This week I sit down with Meryem Slimani, a Moroccan photographer and art director living in the Netherlands. In this episode, Meryem talks about the intergenerational trauma she faced growing up between Morocco and Holland, and the importance of familial bonds. She also shares her thoughts on Islamophobia and the inclusion of race, gender and plus sizing within the fashion industry.
    As always, I welcome any comments or feedback. Available on all podcast apps.
    With gratitude,
    Amad
    You can find us here: 
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    https://www.instagram.com/theamadshow/
    https://www.instagram.com/meryemsfirst/


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    • 46 min
    Salman Al Najem - DON'T think about a pink elephant

    Salman Al Najem - DON'T think about a pink elephant

    “It's very important to find a creative release. Even if you think you’re not creative, you probably are.” - Salman Al Najem

    This week I sit down with Salman Al Najem, a Bahraini visual artist living in Bahrain. In this episode, Salman talks about the importance of finding a creative practice and the role religion and spirituality have played throughout his work and personal life. He shares how the evolution of his work has come about, and talks about the narratives that he wishes to convey though it.

    As always, I welcome any comments or feedback. Available on all podcast apps.

    With gratitude,

    Amad



    Find us below: 

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    https://www.instagram.com/smnajem/?hl=en


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    • 55 min
    Alaa Balkhy - There’s no recipe, you just navigate through

    Alaa Balkhy - There’s no recipe, you just navigate through

    “You have survived the worst thing that has happened to you; you’re standing here” - Alaa Balkhy

    This week I sit down with Alaa Balkhy, a Saudi artist and designer living between New York and Jeddah. In this episode, Alaa talks about the importance of mental wellbeing and the role therapy has played in her life. She shares the intricacies of growing up and navigating her sense of self between eastern and western cultures. She also recounts two love stories dear to her heart - how she fell in love in New York with a boy who is now her husband, and with a country she calls home.

    As always, I welcome any comments or feedback. Available on all podcast apps.

    With gratitude,

    Amad

    Find us below: 

    https://www.instagram.com/amadmiaan/

    https://www.instagram.com/theamadshow/

    https://www.instagram.com/alaa_balkhy/


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    • 45 min

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