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Watching Machine is a podcast that talks about the themes behind TV shows. Listen in, and maybe you'll see shows you've watched in a new light or excited about watching one you haven't seen or heard of before!

Watching Machine is a podcast that talks about the themes behind TV shows. Listen in, and maybe you'll see shows you've watched in a new light or excited about watching one you haven't seen or heard of before!
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United Arab Emirates

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Watching Machine is a podcast that talks about the themes behind TV shows. Listen in, and maybe you'll see shows you've watched in a new light or excited about watching one you haven't seen or heard of before!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 6 B-side: Ethical dilemmas at work

9/17/2019
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The ethics discussion continues with Rawan, where we talk about resolving ethical dilemmas at work (we've all had them at some point, right?). I also reveal the TV show chosen for the next episode! Have you faced any ethical dilemmas at work? Tweet @watchmachinepod, @nagham or DM on Instagram @watchingmachine.pod with your stories.

Duration:00:09:34

Episode 6: The Good Place

8/30/2019
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As the final season of The Good Place is set to premiere in less than a month, this episode explores the concepts of being good and bad, and ethical dilemmas. I'd love to hear from you! Tweet @watchmachinepod, @nagham or DM on Instagram @watchingmachine.pod with your thoughts on the episode, the series The Good Place, or other show suggestions.

Duration:00:40:56

Episode 5 B-side: The superheroes we need

8/6/2019
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Kevin and I go beyond The Umbrella Academy to discuss superheroes our world could possibly have, plus some recommended reading literature from Kevin. I'd love to hear from you! Tweet @watchmachinepod, @nagham or DM on Instagram @watchingmachine.pod with your thoughts on the kind of superheroes our world needs.

Duration:00:06:05

Episode 5: The Umbrella Academy

7/30/2019
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In this episode, I discuss superheroes with tech journalist and fellow geek Kevin Sebastian, and how The Umbrella Academy stacks up with the rest of the shows and movies in the genre. We geek out over X-Men, Watchmen, The Avengers too and pose the question: if you have great powers, can you go against the advice of Uncle Ben and walk away from responsibility? I'd love to hear from you! Tweet @watchmachinepod, @nagham or DM on Instagram @watchingmachine.pod with your thoughts on superheroes,...

Duration:00:32:18

Episode 4 B-side: 90s romcoms

7/9/2019
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Our love for romcoms spilled into a side conversation while recording. Noha and I discuss our favorites, and the overall impact TV and Film has on people's lives and perceptions.

Duration:00:11:32

Episode 4: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

7/2/2019
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In this episode, I explore the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by looking at its role in raising awareness around mental health, as well as discussing the state of mental health of my [millennial] generation. I'd love to hear from you! Tweet @watchmachinepod, @nagham or DM on Instagram @watchingmachine.pod with your thoughts on the episode, the series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, or other show suggestions.

Duration:00:43:34

B-side: Ramadan Edition

5/21/2019
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It's halfway through Ramadan, so here's a round-up of which TV series I've been keeping up with during Arab television's biggest viewership season of the year. Regular episodes will resume after Ramadan, but I'd still love to hear from you! Tweet @watchmachinepod, @nagham or DM on Instagram @watchingmachine.pod with which Ramadan shows you'll be keeping up with. Ramadan Kareem and I'll see you back here in June with more episodes.

Duration:00:05:06

Episode 3 B-side: Crying kids on airplanes

5/5/2019
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It's the debate that keeps on going among friend circles- crying kids on planes. Everyone has a view on this one. Watching Machine will be on break for Ramadan, but I'd still love to hear from you! Tweet @watchmachinepod, @nagham or DM on Instagram @watchingmachine.pod with which Ramadan shows you'll be keeping up with, and watch out for bonus episodes. Ramadan Kareem and I'll see you back here in June with more episodes.

Duration:00:07:46

Episode 3: Atypical

4/27/2019
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In this episode, I explore the show Atypical from the points of view of a parent and a sibling with my friends Big Hass and Devina, while also learning more about the autism spectrum. I'd love to hear from you! Tweet @watchmachinepod, @nagham or DM on Instagram @watchingmachine.pod with your thoughts on the episode, Atypical, or other show suggestions.

Duration:00:34:16

Episode 2 B-side: Rami's DJ past life

4/20/2019
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We left off the last episode with our picks of which songs we'd start our mornings with, and Rami went with a hip hop track. Here's a bonus conversation we had about his past life as a DJ, which ended up influencing his choice. I also reveal the TV show of episode 3! You can listen to Rami's 90s playlists here: https://play.anghami.com/profile/87405?bid=/Zc8DME5zUV

Duration:00:04:38

Episode 2: Russian Doll

4/14/2019
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In this episode, I explore Russian Doll- one of the most original shows I've watched in a really long time- through the lens of its music choices with my friend Rami (aka DJ Jeeno). I'd love to hear from you! Tweet @watchmachinepod, @nagham or DM on Instagram @watchingmachine.pod with your thoughts on the episode, Russian Doll, or other show suggestions.

Duration:00:32:19

Episode 1 B-side: making fun of your friends

4/6/2019
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Additional conversations with my friend Ekta that didn't make it into the first episode, plus I reveal the TV show of episode 2!

Duration:00:09:27

Episode 1: Friends

3/30/2019
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In this episode, I explore the State of Friendships in today's increasingly complex world through the lens of one of the most watched shows- Friends- with my friend Ekta Bhojwani. I'd love to hear from you! Tweet @watchmachinepod, @nagham or DM on Instagram @watchingmachine.pod with your thoughts on Friends, the State of Friendships, or other show suggestions.

Duration:00:22:57