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A weekly podcast of Middle Eastern geeks talking about random things every week, we have no agendas and we are not trying to save the world. Hosts: Ammar Sabban (@Sabban31) Rami Taibah (@Rtaibah)






Lean In Hadi! (نزل راسك ياهادي)

Today we host Rayan Karkadan and talk about factors bringing olympic success to nations, the obesity and diabetes crisis in Saudi Arabia, and attempt to break down the problem to smaller bits in an effort to find practical solutions. في هذه الحلقة نستضيف الدكتور ريان كركدان ونتحدث عن مسببات النجاح الأولمبي, والسمنة والسكري في المملكة العربية السعودية, ثم نحاول تفكيك المشكلة إلى جزيئات أصغر في محاولة لإيجاد حلول عملية. لوصلات الحلقة: http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-70

Duration: 01:00:03

#69 Let's Print A Lasagna

After a long hiatus we come back with Dr. Hashim Al-Zain. We talk about 3D printing and 3D scanning. Hashim tells about two very inspiring stories on how he helped people to improve their lives. For show links: http://mstdfr.com/mstdr-69

Duration: 00:58:51

#68: Riham Milkshake

Today we Faisal finally joined us again for another episode, all three of us haven't been in the studio recording together for a while. We didn't prepare a topic or plan a discussion... we just started recording. The result was amusing, to us at least... and it was somewhat reminiscent of our first ever episode a couple of years ago. For show notes: http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-68

Duration: 00:56:55

Kneel to the Webmaster

We host Reda Banjar, designer and founder of Techniya which aims to grow local tech communities through events, conferences, workshops, and hackathons. We talk with Reda about the his story starting Techniya and the difficulties of building grassroots communities in the Kingdom. For show notes: http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-66

Duration: 01:07:46

#65: My Voice is Copyrighted

Today we host Mohammad Hashim, founder of the new board game 'Darahim' and mathematician. We talk about languages, math, and board games. For show links: http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-65

Duration: 00:57:23

#64: Pwning Shamoon

Today we host Mohammed Ali (@CTRLmoh) who won the prize for best paper on the Shamoon Virus presented by Cisco Saudi Arabia. We talk about Shamoon, the virus that wreaked havoc on Saudi computer networks over the past 5 years. Mohammed explains to us, what Shamoon actually does and how. We then talk about best security practices and give tips to make you more secure online. For shownotes: http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-64

Duration: 00:47:32

#63: The Starks Suck

In this episode, Hakeem and Faisal argue convincingly why they hate the Starks, we talk about Nintendo's latest console the Switch, and whether video games are a sport or not. For shownotes http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-63

Duration: 01:03:01

#62: Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia

This episode we host Fouad AlFarhan, blogger and entrepreneur to talk about big data, entrepreneurship in the region, and his secrets to starting companies. For show notes http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-62

Duration: 01:02:11

#61: The Cool Family

This episode we host Samar Shisha the founder of Nard Games and creator of the new card game 'Wala Kilma.' We talk about the resurgence of board games in the world and the region, the process to bring 'Wala Kilma' to market, almost have a Windows vs. Linux flame war, the automation of jobs, and much more! For show notes: http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-61

Duration: 00:59:27

#60: Vagabonding in Japan

It's been a while, and we are extremely sorry about that! But we are back with a special episode with AlBara AlOhali who told us about his experience of leaving his comfortable job at Google and taking a one-way trip to Japan to immerse himself in the Japanese culture. We talk about his journey to learn the Japanese language, getting his Masters in Human Computer Interaction from one of the top Japanese universities, and his journey in life-logging his life. For shownotes:...

Duration: 00:59:15

B is for Bucket List

This week we his Ali Al-Zain and talk about bucket lists! Ali tells us about his northern adventures to see the northern lights in Iceland, then we talk about the great glasses industry scam and a lot more! For show links: http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-59

Duration: 01:20:19

He is Very Positive

Today we host Dr. Mohammed Halawani and talk about HIV/Aids and dispel the many myths about the virus. For show notes: http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-58

Duration: 01:00:01

#57: F***c Apple!

Today we host Omair Taibah, and talk about evolution, the Keto Diet, and discuss whether Apple has lost its touch or not. For show links http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-57

Duration: 00:49:51

This is Yuuuuge!

Today we host Khalid Yeslam and Omair Taibah to talk about the real estate crisis in Saudi Arabia, the US elections, why trump won, the filter bubble, and much more. For show notes http://mstdfr.com/ep-056

Duration: 00:57:59

#55: It's a Mummy Burger

Today we host Hashim Alzain and we discuss nutrition of McDonald's burgers, the health benefits of organic eating (or lack thereof,) compare Saudi Arabia to Japan and USA professionally. For show notes http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-55

Duration: 01:03:03

#54: Daya3 No More?

This episode we host Anmar Fathaldin and get an update on his 'daya3' or being lost in life. We also talk about the big screw up Saudi Telecom did this week, Hyperloop, and Billionaires

Duration: 01:04:04

#53: We Are Nice People

This week we host Hani Khoja and talk about sports (just a little we promise!) We then move on to his experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Saudi Vision 2030, and Saudis new entertainment authority. For show links http://mstdfr.com/ep-53

Duration: 01:13:12

#52: The Future Sucks

This week (actually we recorded this at Saudi Design Week, but you know what we mean) we host Nayla Attar, social innovation designer, and we delve deeper into the meaning of design. We then reminisce about 80's and 90's movies and discuss what makes a movie remake better (or worse.) For shownotes http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-52

Duration: 01:06:05

Proton Beams on Your Crotch

This week we bring you an episode Ammar, Khayra, and Rami recorded a few weeks ago. We have a conversation about masculinity, autism, feminism in mainstream media. Then we give you a sneak peak on the daily discussions we have to manage the network. For show links http://mstdfr.com/mstdf-51

Duration: 00:57:57

#50: At Saudi Design Week

This week we are at Saudi Design Week! We sit down with the founders, the Bouzo sisters, and have a conversation about design, art, and creativity. For show links: http://mstdfr.com/mstdfr-50

Duration: 00:34:34

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