5 episodes

Kuwait is undergoing a cultural explosion. Things are finally happening. But is society catching up? In this podcast we dissect and unravel social issues in Kuwait. From taboos to public discussions, we’re taking it all head on. Listen and contribute to keep tabs on the latest social issues and be a part of the change!

Kounter Culture Hessah Alzayed, Reem Alfahad

    • Society & Culture

Kuwait is undergoing a cultural explosion. Things are finally happening. But is society catching up? In this podcast we dissect and unravel social issues in Kuwait. From taboos to public discussions, we’re taking it all head on. Listen and contribute to keep tabs on the latest social issues and be a part of the change!

    Episode 4: Are we too Western?

    Episode 4: Are we too Western?

    In this episode, we hold a mirror up to Kounter Culture and question what our ideas of progress look like. Are we just trying to import western ideals? How can we distinguish genuine progress from simply romanticizing Western development? Our two guests, Ali Al Hassan and Ibrahim Almazeedi, offer their insights into what it means to be critical of the ideas we consume, and how we can begin to invest in local knowledge.

    Videos referenced in episode:
    1. West and East, Cultural Differences
    https://youtu.be/ZoDtoB9Abck
    2. Kuwait and the next generation - VPRO documentary
    https://tube.4aem.com/videos/watch/19a4dabd-d082-4caa-ad52-51ff2be8c4f1
    3. Arundhati Roy ‘We’ ~ A Geopolitical Documentary
    https://vimeo.com/40341945

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 3: Behind the Masculine

    Episode 3: Behind the Masculine

    In this episode our two guests, Khalid and Abdulrazzaq, unravel what it means to "be masculine" in contemporary Kuwait. We blur the line between feminine and masculine, and discuss what it means to be vulnerable.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 2: Double Lives and Double Standards

    Episode 2: Double Lives and Double Standards

    In this episode, Hessah, Reem and Ghadeer untangle the question of double lives and double standards in Kuwait. What it is, why it happens, and what we can do to start living more authentic lives.

    • 43 min
    The Dardish show ft. Kounter Culture

    The Dardish show ft. Kounter Culture

    This is a special episode that aired on the Dardish Show. We discuss how we met, who we are, and what to expect from this podcast. We also chat with Eid about everything from social stigma, to start up culture, to negotiating cultures.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 1: Cultivating self worth in Kuwait

    Episode 1: Cultivating self worth in Kuwait

    Introducing our first episode with Hessah, Ghadeer, Taiba and Reem. We begin to unpack some of our current frustrations living in Kuwait society, and why we believe this platform for discussion is necessary to create change.

    For more information check out our instagram: @kounter.culture

    • 29 min

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