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Catarina Gomes: The Wildfires of Portugal

6/5/2018
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Dynamic journalist and inspiring global citizen Catarina Gomes joins me at the kitchen table on the 1 year anniversary of the deadly wildfires in Portugal. What is going on today? What lessons have we learned? What is the road forward? Much to figure out and to do in the years to come. Where to begin?

Duration:00:41:25

The Crossroads of Sound: Gnawa Music in Morocco

2/13/2018
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There are only a hand full of places in the world that come close to Essouira when it comes music and art. For hundreds of years this place has been a crossroads for trade, culture, and a self-expression. In 2018, from traditional music to spontanous improvised sound, that tradition continues. Today on the podcast we're recording in Essouira, Morocco, with the great Imad telling the story of music and why this place was, is, and will remain so vital to anyone who loves art and the beauty...

Duration:00:28:06

Chris Lydon: Movements and Ideas for 2018

1/15/2018
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Chris Lydon is a journalist, radio host, and observer of human behavior. He also has a deep love for jazz, books, and a good bowl of oatmeal. Chris and I became friends some ten years ago because of his legendary radio show and podcast, Radio Open Source. The first podcaster in the history of the medium, a former reporter for the NY Times, and a active member of that long tradition of Bostonians making a difference in this world. Over the years it has become a tradition that I come spend...

Duration:00:40:09

CTRP483 How Podcasts Evolved; A Conversation with Martin of Stocktown Chronicles

1/24/2016
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Made my way up to Stockholm to spend quality time with my pal Martin of the Stocktown Chronicles Podcast. Together we sat back, drank tea, and discussed what we've seen emerge and change in podcasting since the very first days. Sit back, turn up the volume, and emerse yourself in this conversation.

Duration:01:15:52

CTRP479 It’s Nothing: A Conversation About Humanity

5/13/2015
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Over the past year (maybe more) my friend Yves has been on a journey of self discovery and observing human behavior. Each time he returns to Amsterdam we talk about his observations and attempts to change what is considered "normal everyday" communication. This time, we bring microphones to one of those conversations, in attempt to bring in you the audience to discuss people, communication, needs, and yes - the meaning of life. Never thought I'd write that as a podcast title :)

Duration:01:14:40

Remembering Raja Oueis

3/1/2015
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On February 11th, 2015 my friend Raja Oueis passed away at the age of 27. I was lucky enough to meet Raja at hacker camp (OHM) in 2013. We spent several happy days exploring that crazy carnival of creativity, an event that we always looked back on with fondness. Not long after we were able to meet again, in Amsterdam and at the Hacker congress in Hamburg. Each in person meeting would be a joyous occasion for eating, laughing, thinking out loud and plotting future hanging out oppertunities....

Duration:00:25:02

CTRP474 A New Dawn Rises in Hamburg

1/16/2015
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If you've been alive for a few decades you've surely noticed how fast time passes and how things seem to change, sometimes even without us fully comprehending what has happened. Once a year, somewhere in Germany, several thousand enthusiastic individuals get together to consider those changes and look into what else is possible in the future. Beyond that, old and new friends get a chance to catch up, share knowledge, and maybe even get inspired. This event, known as the Chaos Communication...

Duration:00:41:31

CTRP471 Learning Russia from the Inside

7/21/2014
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Not since the cold war has the world needed to take a time-out from political posturing and the information game to get beyond the gate keepers and speak directly with these millions of people referred to as "Russia". Not unlike back 25 years ago, we in the west are once again talking about a people as if they do not have a voice and do not have a wide range of opinions and values. And over in Russia, you can bet similar is being done in the media when referring to "the west". Enter the...

Duration:00:25:51

Closing Out the Dubai Taxi Project

5/4/2014
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In order to properly say goodbye to the Dubai Taxi Project, you have to have a podcast. On today's program there are final notes, unpublished reflections, hypocracies, musings, future plans and an easter egg.

Duration:00:19:15

Storytelling in Dubai

4/18/2014
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Meedo Taha is, among other things, a storyteller in Dubai. Before making his life in this city, his own story went from Lebanon, to London, to Tokyo, to LA and beyond. Are we living in an era where the art of storytelling has risen to some newfound prominence? What kinds of stories are inspired and produced by the cultures of the Arabian penninsula? These are other subjects are a part of this lunchtime podcast we recorded at the American University in Dubai.

Duration:00:29:00

Shaped By War: An Iraqi Journalist in Dubai

3/30/2014
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Although it was not his original intention to become a journalist, war and life in general somehow pushed Ali Al Shouk in that direction. After a decade of being a reporter first in Baghdad and now in Dubai, it is journalism that has become his natural calling. On today's program we hear from Ali on Iraq, war, migration, and the role of the media in this part of the world.

Duration:00:36:32

Love in a Dubai Taxi

3/16/2014
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For some it is a matter of doing what their family wants. Others struggle with the demands of family and the demands of the heart. Sometimes something beautiful turns tragic. In one of the most thankless jobs in a booming city like Dubai, there are kind, caring, and inspiring romantics waiting to share their stories.

Duration:00:20:30

37 Years; The Dubai Life of KJ Bhatia

2/25/2014
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He arrived in Dubai just as the UAE came into existence. In his 37 years as a Dubai resident, KJ Bhatia has had a front row seat to see a world of change in both the city and the region. As luck would have it, one day we struck up a conversation in his shop which would eventually lead to this podcast. This is one man's life story that runs parallel to the amazing rise of a nation.

Duration:00:26:29

The Creative Soul of Jumeirah Beach

2/15/2014
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Somewhere along the neverending Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai you'll find a little oasis of healthy food and unique style. The place is Comptoir 102, a concept cafe created and run by my guests on today's podcast: Alexandra de Montaudouin and Emma Sawko. While their place may not be far from downtown, this little cafe is in a very different world from the brand name corporate culture that took root in Dubai more than a decade ago.

Duration:00:21:21

Wasted My Life Chasing Money

2/4/2014
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Life wisdom comes from unexpected places at unexpected times. On one particular evening I was making my way from Abu Dhabi to Dubai and I found myself seated next to Mr. AJ from Nepal, a taxi driver-philosopher-extraordinaire. As I got into the car I asked how is life? and his immediate response was, "I am I bad man, I have wasted my life chasing money." I knew right there, this was going to be an interesting ride.

Duration:00:34:05

Ali Al Saloom: Connecting the World with Emirati Culture

1/28/2014
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Ali Al Saloom, better known on the internet as Ask Ali came on the scene in the same way many of us podcasters, bloggers, and other independent content creators did over the past 10 years... with an idea and a dream. His goal, to teach the world about his people and his culture, to dispel myths and contribute factual information about the UAE.

Duration:00:32:54

Loving a Job That Few Respect

1/23/2014
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Mr. A is a young man in his early twenties, but he refers to himself as an old driver. So it goes in a country where the average taxi driver has a contract of 3 or 5 years. Like many drivers he is a modest man and when I ask him about life, at first he says he leads an uninteresting life. But after a few minutes of talking about Dubai, we find just the opposite to be true. Unlike many people of the modern metropolis, Mr. A believes his life is just fine, especially after seeing the kinds of...

Duration:00:16:19

Marta’s Kitchen: A Workshop for the New Dubai

1/16/2014
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Marta's Workshop is a restaurant and catering company in one of Dubai's newest neighborhoods, Jumeirah Lake Towers. Though the city is famous for its massive shopping malls and record breaking sky scrapers, Marta represents a new approach that puts an emphasis on small, quality, creative and above all - human. Could this be the future of the city of gold? Anyone who has stepped into her world would say - YES.

Duration:00:25:56

A Decade of Driving in Dubai

1/11/2014
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10 years in Dubai represents a world of change. For Mr. X from Kerala, India, the changes are a huge challenge for knowing how to get around and where to go. At 60 years of age, he's on the "other side" of his years, as he puts it, but with a daughter attending University in New Jersey and a dream of retiring and owning a little grocery store (maybe in New Brunswick, maybe in Bombay), this veteran of the desert roads intends to keep on driving for a few more years. This is his story.

Duration:00:17:10

Creativity as a Way of Life: From Hamburg to Beijing and Back Again

12/30/2013
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Much can be learned from 30 years of watching the international hacker community develop, or a decade of watching China do the same. From the broadcast area of the 30th Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany, this week I am joined by internet audio pioneer Tim Pritlove and the guru of all things blinking and TV turning off, Mitch Altman. Together we discuss just what is and has happened at this world famous event this year and what it all means for the big picture of work, life,...

Duration:00:44:08