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.
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.) Show Links School of Visual Arts The sound of a modem Does Vinyl Really Sound Better This Band Is Making Music Out of Outdated Technological Garbage Nayla Attar Designs
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. Show Links LPQ Podcast: Political Correctness Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There LPQ Podcast: Cultural Appropriation I proposed to my girlfriend in Mario Maker! Ammar’s Show: Sijil Baba
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. Show Links Saudi Design Week
This week we host Sari Sabban and we geek out on unicode and emojis, the history of smilies, Internet Protocol exhaustion, telescopes and microscopes, and a lot lot more. Very dense episode! Show Links Unicode Is Considering a Hijab Emoji What is unicode? Original Bboard Thread in which 🙂 was proposed The New Emojis Have a Meeting – College Humor IP Exhaustion The Voyager Golden Record The muslim cleric claiming Earth does not revolve
This episode we bring you fashion designer Samar Nasraldin. We geek out on sewing and stitching methods, discuss luxury goods industry, and fashion. It’s not as boring as it sounds. Trust us! Show Links Samar Nasraldin on Twitter The Henson Stitch DARPA looks at developing robots to sew uniforms Watch-making gloves Planned obsolescence Top Gear’s indestructible truck Fast Fashion Is it true that high heels were originally made for men? Atulier brand on Instagram
In this episode we host Hassan Al-Bargi, and we discuss social media advertising, mastering a craft in a world full of distractions, and a lot more. Show Links Kim Kardashian’s Instagram Ads Are Under Fire From the FDA Acura: The Least Inspiring Avenger Native advertising The 2000 NFL draft How to Make a $1500 Sandwich in Only 6 Months Errata VHS did NOT win the video format wars because of porn.
Today we host Dr. Hossam Zawawi and Fayez Milibari. Hossam tells about his amazing story of discovering previously unknown organisms deep inside a previously untouched cave. Show Links Saudi Channel 2 Old Logo Riyadh’s TV Tower Steve Jobs is Now in the Photography Hall of Fame How to properly wash your hands Louis Pasteur We are more bacteria than human? Triclosan FDA bans antibacterial soaps; “No scientific evidence” they’re safe, effective Stepwise evolution of pandrug-resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae Penicillin: An accidental discovery changed the course of medicine Inside the lost cave world of the Amazon’s… Angel Fall’s Time Capsule
Today we host Rawan Radwan and talk about journalism, movies, comics, and a lot more. We had so much fun! You will too. Show Links *Coming Soon*
Today we host Sarah Taibah, book illustrator and actress. Building on our previous episode with Fatma Banawi, we talk about the book industry in the Middle East, her work on the movie “Zaina’s Cake”, Arabic TV shows, and a lot more. Show Links David Habchy Zaina’s Cake on ET Arabic أفراح القبة | Afrah AlQobba جراند أوتيل | Grand Hotel From Cairo, ‘It’s Saturday Night Live!’ — without politics, sex or religion Fahad Al-Butairi on American Dad Fahad Al-Butairi ad for H&M Ana & Pharah Overwatch Arabic characters مسامير | Masmeer Saudi Gamer: ليش مالي برنامج بالتلفزيون… We Are Bohemian