15 episodes

A conversational podcast covering life in Lebanon and everything that comes with it, Beirut Buzz is a Beirut.com production. Each week, join our hosts as they interviews guests with a unique perspective on social, cultural, and economic issues in Lebanon.

ABOUT BEIRUT.COM

Beirut.com is an independent digital media company that delivers information and entertainment to thousands of people every day. Our cross-platform network has been the leading source of knowledge, fun, and all things Lebanon for over a decade.

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A conversational podcast covering life in Lebanon and everything that comes with it, Beirut Buzz is a Beirut.com production. Each week, join our hosts as they interviews guests with a unique perspective on social, cultural, and economic issues in Lebanon.

ABOUT BEIRUT.COM

Beirut.com is an independent digital media company that delivers information and entertainment to thousands of people every day. Our cross-platform network has been the leading source of knowledge, fun, and all things Lebanon for over a decade.

    Sasha Elijah: Revolutionizing Beirut Fashion & Nightlife

    Sasha Elijah: Revolutionizing Beirut Fashion & Nightlife

    After facing some hurdles before being accepted in the field she specialized in, Sasha Elijah has since been welcomed into the show business industry with open arms as a model, drag artist, and actor.

    At only 17, she became the first trans woman from the Middle East to walk an international TV channel’s catwalk and has since then been using her career to break the stigma surrounding transgender artists. Listen in as co-hosts Lynn and Marianne discuss how the country’s situation has affected Sasha’s personal and professional life, her opinion on the modeling industry and the gay community in Lebanon, and the message she sends you to boost your confidence!

    To find out which upcoming TV show Sasha Elijah will make a special appearance on, follow her on Instagram.

    • 23 min
    The Pole Grip Empowering Women Across Lebanon

    The Pole Grip Empowering Women Across Lebanon

    What started out as a popular trend in Lebanon a few years ago has now become a discipline that empowers, spreads body positivity, and improves the overall well-being of its practitioners. Pole dancing has become a popular sport and art form, drawing in people from varying flexibility levels all of whom have one thing in common: wanting to express themselves while having a good time.

    Joining our host Lynn on this episode is Laura Ayoub, known as Lolypole, founder of the Lebanese Pole Fit Academy. Through their conversation, you will learn how Laura got introduced to pole dancing at a friend’s bachelorette, her general class and safety rules, the different styles of pole dancing, as well as its appeal to male students.

    Listening to our guest speak passionately about her job will definitely talk you into trying this activity out!



    Check out Laura’s Instagram and Pole Fit Lebanon to stay up to date on the weekly schedule for classes and workshops offered by professionals from Pole Fit Academy.

    • 24 min
    Music Talk Under The Baton Of A Lebanese Female Conductor

    Music Talk Under The Baton Of A Lebanese Female Conductor

    From singing at school choirs since the age of 7 to directing her first children’s choir at 19 to leading an all-female orchestra, Yasmina Sabbah’s successful music career is a message of empowerment to Arab women everywhere.

    Join Marianne and Lynn as they discuss with Yasmina her musical childhood and her participation in the grand opening of Expo 2020 Dubai with the one-off Firdaus Orchestra. She also touches on the challenges she faces as an Arab female conductor and gives her expert advice to young musicians.



    Check out Yasmina's Instagram and Youtube!



    Book your tickets for the upcoming Firdous Orchestra concerts at Expo 2020 here.

    • 21 min
    On Lebanon’s “Blue Building”: A Prison For The Mentally Ill, Sentenced Until “Cured”

    On Lebanon’s “Blue Building”: A Prison For The Mentally Ill, Sentenced Until “Cured”

    Did you know that mentally ill prisoners in Lebanon are kept in the "Blue Building" in Roumieh Prisons until they are 'cured'? Their outdated and archaic sentences have cost them so many years, but one person is trying to change all of that through drama therapy, raising awareness, and most importantly: a new law proposed. Enter the amazing Zeina Daccache who has become well-known for her social activism.

    Another episode of our podcast Beirut Buzz, and this time, we are joined by Lebanese actress, comedian, director, and activist whose work has paved the way for her to become a drama therapist and the founder of the NGO Catharsis — the first Lebanese center for Drama Therapy.

    Our hosts Lama and Lynn discuss Daccache's new documentary “The Blue Inmates”. Telling the story of inmates who struggle with mental illness and are sentenced until they are “cured,” Daccache is actively working towards changing laws and lives.

    You can watch her documentary on the link below, and be sure to follow her on social media to stay up to date on all her latest projects.

    The Blue Inmates – Antoine Ticketing: https://www.antoineticketing.com/index.php?event_id=10034
    Instagram: zeinadaccachelebanon
    Catharsis Website: http://www.catharsislcdt.org/  Previous works:  
    Johar Up In The Air on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/195074781  
    Shebaik Lebaik on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/199676764
    12 Angry Lebanese Men on YouTube: https://youtu.be/A1lqJAHGQuw
    Scheherazade’s Diary on Apple Tv: https://tv.apple.com/gb/movie/scheherazades-diary-/umc.cmc.63zn0utkr6nq3cvj94fuuizoq

    • 22 min
    Jewelry From Breast Milk: A Convo With A Lebanese Entrepreneur

    Jewelry From Breast Milk: A Convo With A Lebanese Entrepreneur

    Breast milk is an infant’s idea of a great meal, but have you ever thought of it as material for jewelry crafts?

    Nadine Rihawi, our guest who joined Lama on this episode, did! She is the founder and designer of Breast Milk Gems, a local business turning mothers’ natural milk into wearable keepsakes. On this episode, Nadine walks you through her work process, shares her personal breastfeeding journey and her opinion on doing so in public, as well as the health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies.



    Enjoy a conversation full of motherly love and unmatched passion!

    You can follow Nadine and her business on the following links:

    Pinky and Powerful Moms

    Pinky and Powerful Moms Imagination

    Nadine Rihawi’s phone number: 70 810 107

    • 34 min
    Let's Talk About Sex: A Chat With Dr. Sandrine Atallah

    Let's Talk About Sex: A Chat With Dr. Sandrine Atallah

    In a conservative society where sensitive topics such as sex are still considered taboo, many efforts are being raised to educate the public about this natural part of life, spreading awareness, and addressing common sexual concerns. 

    In this long-awaited episode, our co-hosts Lama and Taleen are joined by the renowned Lebanese medical psychosexologist Dr. Sandrine Atallah who has been actively working on promoting sexual health in the middle east. 

    Their discussion covers various topics ranging from the Sex Education Netflix series to Covid-19’s impact on sexual life, while touching upon squirting myths, pornography use, horny goat weed, rape fantasy, and hopeful initiatives from Arab countries. 

    Website: https://sexology-clinic.me/

    Podcast: Hakeh Sareeh 

    Twitter: @DrSAtallah 

    Instagram: @drsandrineatallah

     LebMASH Instagram: @lebmashorg

    • 47 min

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