100 episodes

What I Did Next is a show that explores lives’ pivotal moments. Host Malak Fouad welcomes guests from our region and across a variety of industries to bring you conversations of success, failure, and everything in-between. New episodes every second Tuesday.
You can connect with us on Instagram, X and on LinkedIn, and watch extended clips from our interviews on our YouTube channel.

What I Did Next What I Did Next

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

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What I Did Next is a show that explores lives’ pivotal moments. Host Malak Fouad welcomes guests from our region and across a variety of industries to bring you conversations of success, failure, and everything in-between. New episodes every second Tuesday.
You can connect with us on Instagram, X and on LinkedIn, and watch extended clips from our interviews on our YouTube channel.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Bonus: Hatem Alakeel on supporting the creative community in Saudi Arabia

    Bonus: Hatem Alakeel on supporting the creative community in Saudi Arabia

    On this bonus episode, Hatem Alakeel tells me how he began supporting the creative community in Saudi Arabia, and his cultural life.

    Thank you for being a subscriber of the show. If you haven’t already, you can also listen to our bonus episode with former Foreign Minister of Egypt Amr Moussa, and artist Janan Shihadeh, and we’ll be back with a new guest next week!

    Hatem Al Akeel

    Hatem Al Akeel

    Hatem Alakeel is an award-winning Saudi designer, fashion entrepreneur and podcast host. He has designed for global icons including Mattel’s Barbie, Evian, Lexus, Fairmont, Raffles, and the Ritz Carlton among others, and he was among the first regional artists to create and celebrate Saudi traditions.
    With his first company, Toby Hatem Alakeel, Hatem brought the traditional thobe into the luxury fashion world, with displays at Harvey Nichols, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Boutique 1. Today, he runs Authenticite, a consulting and creative production agency connecting creators and brands who want to understand Saudi culture. He also continues developing content with his editorial pieces showcasing Saudi artists on his website, and through his podcast, Gems of Arabia.
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    • 41 min
    Bonus: Janan Shihadeh on art techniques & honing her craft

    Bonus: Janan Shihadeh on art techniques & honing her craft

    We’re continuing my conversation from last week with bespoke artist Janan Shihadeh. On this bonus episode, Janan talks art techniques, how she had to adapt to living and honing her craft in Cairo, and we unpack her cultural life.

    Thank you for being a subscriber of What I Did Next. As a member, you’ll continue to get exclusive episodes with each of our guests every couple of weeks.

    Janan Shihadeh

    Janan Shihadeh

    Janan Shihadeh has made her mark creating bespoke pieces for clients all around the world—from murals in Washington D.C., to furniture and candles in Cairo, to transforming old handbags into little arm-candy jewels in Dubai.
    To say that Janan is versatile is an understatement. She brings passion, imagination and dynamism to whatever art medium she is working on and her eye for detail and colour is unsurpassed. Janan and I have known each other a long time, we even attended the same high school in Jeddah. As a friend, Janan is fun and mischievous. As a guest, she comes across as passionate, eager to tell her story and driven to make her mark through art. 
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    • 39 min
    Bonus, with Amr Moussa

    Bonus, with Amr Moussa

    We’re continuing my conversation with His Excellency Amr Moussa, the former Foreign Minister of Egypt. On this bonus episode, he tells me more about his early life and attending law school.

    Thank you for being a subscriber of the show. We’ll be back next week with a new guest, see you then!

    Amr Moussa

    Amr Moussa

    His Excellency Amr Moussa has had a distinguished career in the world of international diplomacy and cooperation. He served as the Ambassador of Egypt to India for 3 years in 1983, he was the Permanent Representative of Egypt to the UN in 1990, he was the Foreign Minister of Egypt for 10 years until 2001, when he became Secretary-General of the League of Arab States. 
    He continues to leave an impact today as an elected member of the Panel of the Wise, a critical pillar of the Peace and Security Architecture of the African Union, and as Chairman of the High-Level Advisory Council to the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations or UNAOC.
    This episode was brought to you by EFG Holding, a trailblazing financial institution with a Universal Bank in Egypt and the leading investment bank in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

~Hana ,

Lots to learn from this podcast - definitely recommend it.

What better way to learn and get inspired, than to take a peek into someone’s personal journey? What I Did Next gives us a seat at the table with people who have listened to their hearts and followed their passions, these are some good stories! Malak is a gracious interviewer, and each episode makes you feel like you just sat in on a really interesting conversation. You will walk away with a new book to read, maybe film to watch, and always something to think about. Highly recommend it! 🌟

ZBaqir ,

Love this podcast!

I don’t miss a single episode and always look forward to the next one. The guests are such interesting and inspiring people with fascinating stories, and Malak is such an engaging host! Highly recommend this podcast to everyone.

Hannah Rashdan ,

Game Changer

Malak Fouad delivers an inspirational and entertaining range of talks that dig deeper behind the headlines and the amazing people who shape them. Finally, the topics you need and want with real relevance to the region. Hannah Rashdan

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