The Mstdfr Show

Mstdfr (Arabic: مستدفر) is a Middle Eastern geeky podcast spoken in "Arablish". Every week, Ammar and Rami host different regional guests to talk about various topics including: current affairs, culture, technology, media, challenges facing the new Arab generation, and everything in between.

Hosted by المسثضيف Ammar Sabban

#003

MOI Surveillance

Rami shares with us his geeky yet mischievous wifi tethering hotspot name. The MSDTFR gang discusses being multicultural, conformity in Saudi Arabia vs. USA.

Ammar then segues us into TV and media consumption with children. We discussed Naqatube, the video website preferred by Muslim conservatives. Rami rants about Internet censorship in Saudi Arabia and it’s adverse effect on making parents passive with their children’s internet consumption.

We casually ask the question; what is the effect of technology on social relationships? (We need to dig into this deeper!) We somehow found ourselves talking about vegetarianism and the health effects of overeating meat.

We finally end up talking about nerd culture in Saudi Arabia and comparing it with the general global nerd culture.

Show Links

  1. Conservative Muslims Youtube Naqatube
  2. The truth behind one YouTube account’s 77,000 mysterious videos

 

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