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The Men's Room

Hakawati | حكواتي

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The Men's Room

The Men's Room

Hakawati | حكواتي

10
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7
Plays
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The Men's Room is a Western perspective on the East, including conversations with thought leaders. Host Nadia Michel, a writer and journalist, invites a diverse roster of friends and guests that include the most inspired CEOs, chefs, adventurers, entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, artists, and beyond. Expect tips from insiders on how to take your professional life to the next level in a connected world and personal anecdotes you won't hear elsewhere.

Latest Episodes

Hadley Gamble on Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and the US Election

Hadley Gamble is the host of Capital Connection on CNBC in Abu Dhabi. She talks about how a new Biden administration might impact the region economically, covering the Jamal Khashoggi murder and her brutal interview with Lebanon's former Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil at Davos, which went viral.

--1 w ago
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Hadley Gamble on Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and the US Election

The MENA Tech Revolution: Sharif El-Badawi's Gambit

Sharif El-Badawi is a founding Managing Partner of Plus Venture Capital, a $60 million VC fund that's been launched with a target of 120 investments over the next three years. The former managing partner of Falcon 500 talks about their unusual investment strategy, the specifics of the selection process and why he left Silicon Valley for the Middle East. He also explains how investment into the tech industry will transform the region for the better.

--2 w ago
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The MENA Tech Revolution: Sharif El-Badawi's Gambit

How Hatem Alakeel is Elevating Saudi’s Emerging Talent

Hatem Alakeel is a Saudi designer and the founder of Authenticité, a platform he created to bridge Saudi talent with the rest of the world. As the country shifts away from being dependent on oil and works towards Vision 2030, the market is attracting foreign investors. He talks about how the kingdom has evolved since launching his thobes brand Toby in 2007 and explains how he aims to elevate Arab culture and provide authentic channels for brands seeking to penetrate the market.

--3 w ago
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How Hatem Alakeel is Elevating Saudi’s Emerging Talent

Sex, Takeout and Sheesha with Sarah Bahbah

ESarah Bahbah is an artist and photographer of Palestinian descent who has amassed almost a million followers on Instagram. She talks about posing in her latest series entitled '3eib!' (shame in Arabic), sexual taboos and how she bypassed traditional channels like museums and galleries using social media to grow her collector base. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--OCT 26
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Sex, Takeout and Sheesha with Sarah Bahbah

Unleash Your PR Power Now

Zeina El Dana is the founder and CEO of Z7 Communications in Dubai, one of the Middle East's most powerful lifestyle PR firms. She explains how luxury brands are staying relevant, emphasizes the growing need to invest in innovative digital events and reveals the fundamentals for building your own brand story on a shoestring budget. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--OCT 19
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Unleash Your PR Power Now

GQ's Adam Baidawi Says Subculture Is Reshaping the Middle East

Adam Baidawi is the Editor-in-Chief at GQ Middle East. He talks about why GQ is no longer just for men, why more young Arabs should join the media industry and how connecting with subculture in the region is key to the magazine's success. He gives tips on networking as a writer or creative. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--OCT 12
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GQ's Adam Baidawi Says Subculture Is Reshaping the Middle East

The Carl Gerges Experience: Tales of a Lebanese Rock Star

Carl Gerges is the drummer of Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila and also the founder of his newly launched architecture studio. On the heels of the 'l Love Beirut' fundraising concert with UK artist Mika that has already raised over 1 million Euros, he talks about being censored by authoritarian regimes, the balancing effect of yoga and his work as an architect which has been featured in AD Middle East. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--OCT 5
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The Carl Gerges Experience: Tales of a Lebanese Rock Star

The Arab Who Built an Empire on Beer

Mazen Hajjar is the CEO of Hawkers, a craft beer brand based in Australia. He talks about establishing 961 beer in Lebanon in 2006, the brew‘s ancient history in the Middle East, the important scientific and technological breakthroughs the industry has sparked and why you should never drink beer from a bottle. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--SEP 28
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The Arab Who Built an Empire on Beer

The Resurrection of Fetchr

Hussein Wehbe is the new CEO of Fetchr, a Dubai-based shipping company that avoided collapse by cutting over 1200 jobs and raising fresh funding in August 2020. He talks about the new vision, shifting his mindset towards the future and building a strong company culture. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--SEP 21
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The Resurrection of Fetchr

Invested in Art: Advice from an Insider

Saleh Barakat is a Lebanese art expert, gallery owner and curator. He talks about the right approach to buying art and the real returns on investment. He gives tips on starting a collection and comments on a few Levantine artists who are becoming influential on a global level. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--SEP 7
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Invested in Art: Advice from an Insider

Latest Episodes

Hadley Gamble on Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and the US Election

Hadley Gamble is the host of Capital Connection on CNBC in Abu Dhabi. She talks about how a new Biden administration might impact the region economically, covering the Jamal Khashoggi murder and her brutal interview with Lebanon's former Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil at Davos, which went viral.

--1 w ago
Comments
Hadley Gamble on Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and the US Election

The MENA Tech Revolution: Sharif El-Badawi's Gambit

Sharif El-Badawi is a founding Managing Partner of Plus Venture Capital, a $60 million VC fund that's been launched with a target of 120 investments over the next three years. The former managing partner of Falcon 500 talks about their unusual investment strategy, the specifics of the selection process and why he left Silicon Valley for the Middle East. He also explains how investment into the tech industry will transform the region for the better.

--2 w ago
Comments
The MENA Tech Revolution: Sharif El-Badawi's Gambit

How Hatem Alakeel is Elevating Saudi’s Emerging Talent

Hatem Alakeel is a Saudi designer and the founder of Authenticité, a platform he created to bridge Saudi talent with the rest of the world. As the country shifts away from being dependent on oil and works towards Vision 2030, the market is attracting foreign investors. He talks about how the kingdom has evolved since launching his thobes brand Toby in 2007 and explains how he aims to elevate Arab culture and provide authentic channels for brands seeking to penetrate the market.

--3 w ago
Comments
How Hatem Alakeel is Elevating Saudi’s Emerging Talent

Sex, Takeout and Sheesha with Sarah Bahbah

ESarah Bahbah is an artist and photographer of Palestinian descent who has amassed almost a million followers on Instagram. She talks about posing in her latest series entitled '3eib!' (shame in Arabic), sexual taboos and how she bypassed traditional channels like museums and galleries using social media to grow her collector base. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--OCT 26
Comments
Sex, Takeout and Sheesha with Sarah Bahbah

Unleash Your PR Power Now

Zeina El Dana is the founder and CEO of Z7 Communications in Dubai, one of the Middle East's most powerful lifestyle PR firms. She explains how luxury brands are staying relevant, emphasizes the growing need to invest in innovative digital events and reveals the fundamentals for building your own brand story on a shoestring budget. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--OCT 19
Comments
Unleash Your PR Power Now

GQ's Adam Baidawi Says Subculture Is Reshaping the Middle East

Adam Baidawi is the Editor-in-Chief at GQ Middle East. He talks about why GQ is no longer just for men, why more young Arabs should join the media industry and how connecting with subculture in the region is key to the magazine's success. He gives tips on networking as a writer or creative. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--OCT 12
Comments
GQ's Adam Baidawi Says Subculture Is Reshaping the Middle East

The Carl Gerges Experience: Tales of a Lebanese Rock Star

Carl Gerges is the drummer of Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila and also the founder of his newly launched architecture studio. On the heels of the 'l Love Beirut' fundraising concert with UK artist Mika that has already raised over 1 million Euros, he talks about being censored by authoritarian regimes, the balancing effect of yoga and his work as an architect which has been featured in AD Middle East. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--OCT 5
Comments
The Carl Gerges Experience: Tales of a Lebanese Rock Star

The Arab Who Built an Empire on Beer

Mazen Hajjar is the CEO of Hawkers, a craft beer brand based in Australia. He talks about establishing 961 beer in Lebanon in 2006, the brew‘s ancient history in the Middle East, the important scientific and technological breakthroughs the industry has sparked and why you should never drink beer from a bottle. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--SEP 28
Comments
The Arab Who Built an Empire on Beer

The Resurrection of Fetchr

Hussein Wehbe is the new CEO of Fetchr, a Dubai-based shipping company that avoided collapse by cutting over 1200 jobs and raising fresh funding in August 2020. He talks about the new vision, shifting his mindset towards the future and building a strong company culture. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--SEP 21
Comments
The Resurrection of Fetchr

Invested in Art: Advice from an Insider

Saleh Barakat is a Lebanese art expert, gallery owner and curator. He talks about the right approach to buying art and the real returns on investment. He gives tips on starting a collection and comments on a few Levantine artists who are becoming influential on a global level. MySay link: https://hakawati.fm/mysay

--SEP 7
Comments
Invested in Art: Advice from an Insider
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