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Dopamine is a podcast featuring four girlfriends; Judith Otala, Gloria Nanfuka, Liz Karungi and Linda Mwesigwa, talking about adulting growing pains in Uganda. Why Dopamine? Well…great you ask, a scientist said that dopamine is the Kim Kardashian of hormones. Who wouldn’t want to associate with that?

Dopamine is a podcast featuring four girlfriends; Judith Otala, Gloria Nanfuka, Liz Karungi and Linda Mwesigwa, talking about adulting growing pains in Uganda. Why Dopamine? Well…great you ask, a scientist said that dopamine is the Kim Kardashian of hormones. Who wouldn’t want to associate with that?

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Uganda

Description:

Dopamine is a podcast featuring four girlfriends; Judith Otala, Gloria Nanfuka, Liz Karungi and Linda Mwesigwa, talking about adulting growing pains in Uganda. Why Dopamine? Well…great you ask, a scientist said that dopamine is the Kim Kardashian of hormones. Who wouldn’t want to associate with that?

Twitter:

@dopaminepod

Language:

English


Episodes

#23 On Grant Writing & Networking

10/13/2020
On this episode, we sit down with Maureen Andinda, a Business Development expert. We discuss Business Development; grant writing, networking and how grants could be used as a financing model for your business. As always, Gloria plugs herself shamelessly . By the way, Maureen is a big time fan of the podcast, it was an honour to talking to her.

Duration:01:21:00

22. On Business Development & Networking: A conversation w/ Maureen Andinda

9/22/2020
On this episode,we sit down with Maureen Andida, a Strategy & Business Development expert. We find out what Business Development and how one can use grants as a financing model for your business. As always, Gloria plugs herself shamelessly 😅. By the way, Maureen is a big time fan of the podcast so it was an honour to meet her!

Duration:01:21:02

#22 Building a career during a crisis

9/1/2020
In August, Judith hosted Beatrice Langariti, a counsellor and personal development coach as part of the SoGal Kampala webinar series to talk about building careers during a crisis. Listen in to all the gems from this session, we are certain that it is a beneficial session for anyone during this session.

Duration:01:22:10

#21 Leading like a human being

8/19/2020
Judith and Gloria speak with Wilson Kiggundu, CTO of The Innovation Village about people centred leadership. Key takeaways: Learn the personalities of each of your team members and invest in relationships.

Duration:01:19:45

#20 2020: What the hell?

8/4/2020
In this episode Gloria, Judith and Liz talk about the growing pains of 2020 and how they have been hustling it out since the Rona hit us in a corner.

Duration:01:12:41

#19 Publishing in Uganda: The Story of Ibua Publishing

7/21/2020
If you're a Ugandan within the 25-35 age bracket and haven't heard of The Lantern Meet before, we are straight up judging you. The Lantern Meet introduced and set the stage for artistic expression through words. Over the years the group has changed but what has not changed is their love for the African Story. On this episode, we speak to Amooti Wobusobozi of Ibua Journal about the work they are doing in film, publishing and probably recitals! We talk about the evolution of the foundation...

Duration:00:54:48

#18 Level Up: School Edition

7/7/2020
On this episode, Linda and Judith get candid about their career dreams and how that has influenced their further studies decision. They share the challenges they have faced while pursuing further studies and their hopes and dreams for the future. This episode was recorded in February. The world was very different back then and so much has happened in between. In that regard, we would like to disclaim that a few things have changed from what is shared but the gist of the episode stays true;...

Duration:00:47:18

#17 Death by deadlines

2/28/2020
Do you ever feel like you are running out of time as you're coming towards the big 30? Somehow we all drank the kool aid that we have have done everything there is on earth before 30. Gloria, Linda & Judith talk give a progress report on the plans they set in their early twenties. We also talk about the anxiety that comes with things not moving at the pace that we thought they would.

Duration:00:51:27

#16 What's Next? An entrepreneur journey

2/14/2020
There are a few people who have successfully taken their business out of the startup phase in Uganda. There are fewer people who have grown their startup to a point where it has outgrown them. On this episode, we talk to Abu Musuuza co founder of Flip Africa, a platform that connects people to short term gigs. Flip Africa is Abu's 3rd venture. He is the co-founder and former CEO of Village Energy. Listen to his story and lessons learned while on this journey.

Duration:00:56:57

#15 BONUS EPISODE: On our learnings from Season 2

7/12/2019
It is officially the end of the season. We are really excited for the 9 episodes we released this season. Our aim was to cover topics that were important for the most important part of our lives; careers. We had on amazing guests, who we are forever grateful for. In this we review lessons, learnings and all the highlights!

Duration:00:19:39

#14 Dealing with Loneliness

6/5/2019
In this episode, we tackle how we are experiencing loneliness as young adults and the various ways it manifests in different people's lives. We are tackle whether it is an epidemic in our interconnected world? Or is the awareness easing the identification its symptoms? We delve into how bad loneliness really is, and what we can actually do about it. On a somewhat lighter note, loneliness has also been theorized to explain the trend of watching people eat on YouTube. Don't forget to leave a...

Duration:00:49:01

#13 Should we cancel "Cancel Culture"?

5/22/2019
In the wake of black twitter coming at brands and celebrities for their racist adverts/ comments, there has been an increase in the number of people calling out others, mostly on twitter, on the horrendous things they have done? We explore if cancel culture has any repercussions beyond becoming a pariah on social media platforms? We also discuss a few of the local organisations/ celebrities that have been cancelled recently and the events that led to that uproar.

Duration:00:51:44

#12 Are women sabotaging their careers

5/3/2019
In this episode, Liz, Gloria & Judith explore their career journeys to assess if they have been sabotaging their career progress. They explore cultural or societal influences that have sipped into the workplace and influence the way we (women) approach careers and career advancement? Is affirmative action working?

Duration:01:02:58

#11 Life after living in the diaspora

4/17/2019
In this episode we sit down with Carol Kagezi, who studied and lived in South Africa for over 5 years to talk how to navigate living in another country, experiencing different cultures and norms. We also talk about how to integrate back into the community when you come back home. Most people who have lived and worked abroad have a hard time integrating back into their home culture, way of life, etc. We take a stab at finding out why that is and how people should go about it.

Duration:01:14:02

#10 Building a positive work culture

4/3/2019
In this fun episode, we pin down the elusive Joachim Ewechu, CEO & Co-founder of SHONA to talk about building a work culture. Full disclosure, there was a lot of whiskey happening in the background, forgive for being hyper all throughout the episode!

Duration:01:23:30

#09.2 Switching Careers Part 2

3/20/2019
We are continuing the conversation with Charity asking and answering a couple of questions that might help with your decision to choose and pursue a different career e.g. when to quit or when you just need to take a break.

Duration:00:29:50

#09.1 Switching Careers with Charity Mugasha P.1

3/6/2019
In this episode, we are joined by Chaazy Chaz a.k.a Charity Mugasha, a marketing manager at Andela. She takes us through her career journey from an architect to a social worker to a design consultant, car dealer and now, marketing!

Duration:00:39:12

#08 Creating a performance culture ft. Ghill Masamba

2/20/2019
On this episode, we host Ghill Kasamba, station manager on KFM radio to share about processes you can put place to ensure that the company team/talent achieves the organisation's goals and objectives. We also have our producer, Eugene Kavuma join us to weigh in on the topic.

Duration:00:59:02

#07 How to negotiate your salary and benefits

2/6/2019
In this our first episode of season 2, we chat with Maria, Talent recruiter at Andela Uganda about negotiating for salary and other benefits with your employer. Most of us know what our value is but we usually struggle to express it outwardly and even when we do, we don't do it effectively. We don't know how to ask for what we deserve.

Duration:00:55:34