13 episodes

"The Podcast in Arabic" by Anwar Jebran and Malek Abdulsamad, founders of Arabic Media Company. We feature stories and ideas about Arab Americans who impacted their organization, city, and community in North America. We highlight ideas worth sharing with our community.

The Podcast in Arabic Anwar Jebran & Malek Abdulsamad

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

"The Podcast in Arabic" by Anwar Jebran and Malek Abdulsamad, founders of Arabic Media Company. We feature stories and ideas about Arab Americans who impacted their organization, city, and community in North America. We highlight ideas worth sharing with our community.

    Upwardly Global - Eliminating the barrier for immigrants & refugees to enter the professional US workforce.

    Upwardly Global - Eliminating the barrier for immigrants & refugees to enter the professional US workforce.

    Upwardly Global’s mission is to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce.

    It was a great podcast session with Kayla & Fahed from Upwardly Global. We discussed their mission, vision, and effort to help immigrants resettle in their new city in the USA.

    Website: https://www.upwardlyglobal.org/Programs/

    Music: Bassel & The Supernaturals 

    • 37 min
    Fouad Teymour - A creative Egyptian mind

    Fouad Teymour - A creative Egyptian mind

    Fouad Teymour, an Egyptian creative and playwright, has an amazing background, as he is a professor in engineering at IIT in addition to his creativity in the theatre world.

    Teymour was a Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists from 2010-2017 and is currently a member of the Writer’s Studio. His play Blue Fish in A Tall Clear Vase is being produced in November 2017 by Three Cat Productions. Other performances/readings of his plays include: The Night Jesus Joined the Revolution (Silk Road Rising); An Afternoon With My Mother, Blue Fish in A Tall Clear Vase (Three Cat Productions), and several plays discussed in Chicago Dramatists First Draft series.

    We sat with him and spoke about the origins, journey, and future plans.

    His play "Twice, Thrice, Frice..."  is going live on Oct 1st! Get tickets:

    https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1005886

    Music: Bassel & The Supernaturals

    • 37 min
    Bab Foundation - a platform that connects refugee families with people who are willing to help.

    Bab Foundation - a platform that connects refugee families with people who are willing to help.

    There is always a way to help people. With these words, Ayla Abyad, the founder of Bab Foundation started the conversation with us at the Podcast.

    Ayla is an immigrant from Syria, came to the US seeking higher education in architecture. She founded Bab Foundation few years ago to help Syrian refugees settle down in the US by connecting them with families that are willing to help.

    We sat with Ayla and chatted with her about her background, the foundation and her future plans.

    Please visit Bab Foundation and Help!
    www.bab.foundation

    Music: Bassel and The Supernaturals. 

    • 43 min
    Census 2020 Discussion with the City Bureau

    Census 2020 Discussion with the City Bureau

    Census 2020 is a very important topic for the city of Chicago and Illinois. It was a great chat with Sarah and Alexus from the City Bureau about this topic. 

    Founded in 2015, City Bureau is a nonprofit civic journalism lab based on the South Side of Chicago. https://www.citybureau.org/.

    Music: Bassel & The Supernaturals

    Check out https://www.documenters.org/. It is about participating in and documenting public meetings. 

    • 58 min
    Rush Darwish - It is not about them, It is about us

    Rush Darwish - It is not about them, It is about us

    "It is not about them, It is about us"

    Rush Darwish is a Palestinian-American, philanthropist, social activist, a businessman, and a father. He is running for US Congress, for Illinois's 3rd congressional district.

    He is all about creating jobs, supporting small businesses and helping to improve communities. We sat with Rush and talked about his life journey, challenges and vision.

    Music: Bassel & The Supernaturals

    Team Palestine: https://teampalestine.com/
    For Donations to Rush's Campaign: https://rush4congress.com/

    • 35 min
    Entrepreneurship, the journey - Interview with Kinan Sweidan

    Entrepreneurship, the journey - Interview with Kinan Sweidan

    A very interesting interview with serial entrepreneur Mr. Kinan Sweidan. We chatted about the entrepreneurship journey, how to start a business, and the challenges you face. Great bits of advice for anyone who wants to start his/her own business.

    Music: Bassel & The Supernaturals 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

omaism ,

Amazing podcast that explores the thriving entrepreneurship community in Chicago!

“The Podcast” does a great job discovering and exploring the thriving Arab American entrepreneurship community in Chicago. The interviews cover not only the background of the founders and the stories of the startups journey but also what makes Chicago such a unique place to live work and play. Each interview is filled with honest advice that any current or prospective entrepreneur can learn from and be inspired by!

ANwar A J ,

Learning about Chicago

Great to find this podcast, the first podcast to talk about bright and influential individual in the Arabic community in Chicago.

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