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The Middle East is ripe for new ways of thinking and doing things. TMR is a Western perspective on the East, including conversations with open-minded thought leaders with innovative ideas. Writer and journalist Nadia Michel invites a diverse roster of friends and guests that include the most inspired CEOs, chefs, adventurers, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, artists, and beyond.

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The Middle East is ripe for new ways of thinking and doing things. TMR is a Western perspective on the East, including conversations with open-minded thought leaders with innovative ideas. Writer and journalist Nadia Michel invites a diverse roster of friends and guests that include the most inspired CEOs, chefs, adventurers, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, artists, and beyond.

    Altered state: Making it through the storm

    Altered state: Making it through the storm

    Dolores Shelley was the first Jordanian woman to summit Mount Everest in 2019, a year which marked many deadly expeditions. In an interview recorded from Serbia, Dolores talks about the tragedy she witnessed on the mountain and her struggle to readjust to the mundane routine and daily grind, post-adventure.

    High Altitude: How Skydiving Can Teach You to Face Your Fears

    High Altitude: How Skydiving Can Teach You to Face Your Fears

    Nicole Smith Ludvik is a professional skydiver, stuntwoman, yoga instructor, social media influencer and emerging motivational speaker. She explains how she ended up on top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the star of an Emirates airline campaign that went viral, talks about her brush with death following a car accident and how skydiving saved her life.

    Why being first is the ultimate win

    Why being first is the ultimate win

    Nabs Al Busaidi was the first Arab to row 4,600 km across the Atlantic and the first Arab to walk 650 km to the magnetic North Pole. He talks about an encounter with a polar bear, being racially profiled while traveling and a debilitating injury for which he sought stem cell treatment in the US. He also shares tips for overcoming self-doubt.

    The Power of Sharks: Why you should love them and swim vertically

    The Power of Sharks: Why you should love them and swim vertically

    Nouf Al Oseimi is the Saudi Founder of Red Sea Citizens Dive Club and a scuba diving instructor. She shares her tips for avoiding shark attacks, explains why she started a movement for Saudi women divers, how life feels under the sea and why humans are doomed if the oceans die.

    A Record Breaking Journey to the Highest Peaks on Earth

    A Record Breaking Journey to the Highest Peaks on Earth

    Saeed Al Memari talks from a basecamp in Costa Rica about his ongoing “Peak for Peace’ expedition, a mission to climb the highest peak in all 246 countries backed by the sponsorship of the Crown Prince of Fujairah in the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi. Al Memari was the first UAE national to climb to the summit of Mount Everest back in 2011. He was also the first Arab to complete the 'Explorer Grand Slam', which involves conquering the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and reaching the North and South Pole.

    Saudi Rally Queen: Mashael Al-Obaidan's Off-Road Adventures

    Saudi Rally Queen: Mashael Al-Obaidan's Off-Road Adventures

    Mashael Al-Obaidan is a Saudi rally driver who finished in the top 20 in the 2022 Dakar Rally from Ha'il to Jeddah. She describes the feeling of driving through desert sand dunes, dispels common myths about Saudi women and talks about swimming with whale sharks in Saudi’s untouched Red Sea.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Nazaneen Moayed ,

A variety of brilliant contents, beyond the American-dominated realm of podcasting!

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve discovered the realm of podcasting and the variety of the content produced in this form which was really interesting to me as a person who always preferred written content such as books, magazines, blogs, etc over any other type of media, when it came to educating myself or even as a means of entertainment!

After following a couple of famous and popular shows (which were definitely full of new information and insights for me) I came to realize or at least felt like that the realm of podcast production (just like many other fields of content production; prints, movies, music, ..) is too American dominated! Not meaning that it’s a bad thing, but honestly I think the world is much bigger than the USA and there are hundreds of other cultures and countries we can discover and learn about!

And even issues! I wonder why the biggest problem of the world/the most mentioned topic in every single show in previous months should be the USA election?!!! isn’t there anything else to talk about?!

I mean I was just tired of seeing every highly rated show with definitely good contents, excessively revolved around the USA, its events, its issues,...

Actually I was looking for more internationally oriented sort of contents, I also am highly interested in any Middle East related topic! these led me to go for Arabic podcasts (I’m a native Persian speaker who’s somehow familiar with the Levantine Arabic but I still got many difficulties 😅 to fully understand this language, thus Arabic podcast wasn’t a good choice either)!

Until I found about this show! It was like the combination of everything I was looking for 🤩😎: covering a wide range of topics (not necessarily about the USA), presented in English and talking a lot about the Middle East in various aspects!

Keep up the great work! 👍🏼

ilovem&r ,

Listen for the amazing guests or the host!

Nadia Michel’s amazing personality shines in this podcast. She clearly has a solid foundation in journalism and isn’t afraid to dig deep into the topics being discussed. She has beautiful and fun personality that allows the people she is interviewing to feel at ease allowing them to share amazing ideas with the listeners. I LOVE this podcast. I listen for Nadia as much as I do for whomever she is interviewing.

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