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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.

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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.

    Zinnia kumar - Rejection is a temporary state

    Zinnia kumar - Rejection is a temporary state

    “Get addicted to getting rejected.” - Zinnia Kumar

    This week I sit down with Zinnia Kumar, an Indian Australian model and PhD student at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. In this episode, Zinnia talks about a wide range of topics including social phobia and overcoming it, the fashion and beauty industry for South Asians, colorism, facing rejection, and the power of media and advertising when it comes to representation.

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

    With gratitude,

    Amad


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Savia Shah - Equality and justice applies to everyone

    Savia Shah - Equality and justice applies to everyone

    “You need a lot of love in your heart but you also need to be disturbed by all the injustices that happen in this world, that is what makes you take a stand and raise your voice.” - Savia Shah

    This week I sit down with Savia Shah, a Pakistani Canadian entrepreneur living in UK. In this episode, Savia talks about the importance of bridging divides. She also walks us through her life as a third culture kid, from a young age in Canada to now in the UK, and how the experiences that have come to form her personal narrative are being projected through The Third Edit.

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

    With gratitude,

    Amad


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ali Cha’aban - Create space for people to have a dialogue

    Ali Cha’aban - Create space for people to have a dialogue

    “ My primary aim is not to please the audience but to engage viewers in a productive discussion that transcends sectoral boundaries.“ - Ali Cha’aban

    This week I sit down with Ali Cha’aban, a Lebanese artist living in Saudi Arabia. In this episode, Ali talks about the observations he came across as a child born into war. He also walks us through the evolution of the narratives surrounding his work, and how they have come to be presented around the world across different mediums.

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

    With gratitude,

    Amad

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    • 42 min
    Misha Japanwala - Do some research and do what you have to do

    Misha Japanwala - Do some research and do what you have to do

    “It’s really necessary to push the conversation forward.” - Misha Japanwala
    This week I sit down with Misha Japanwala, a Pakistani artist and designer living in New York. In this episode, Misha brings to light the importance of women having complete right over their own bodies in the global south, as well as in the rest of the world. She also talks about her work and how she finally found her voice and place as an artist.
    As always, I welcome any comments or feedback. Available on all podcast apps.
    With gratitude,
    Amad

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    • 45 min
    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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    https://www.instagram.com/roberiandfraud/


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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

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