How do you find that sustainable passion to keep going when everything seems to be going against you? Do pull up a chair and join our conversation with Scott Chambers, founder of Surf House Dubai.CreditsThis episode was hosted by Chirag Desai & produced by Gaya. Original music for the show is composed by Reiner Erlings.This episode originally aired in September 2018.
GuestJody QuirkeLegal & Policy Offer, Sustainable Chemicals Unit, Directorate-General of the Environment, European Commissionwww.linkedin.comAn action packed double-digit episode! We met some of our listeners at our first community event who were kind enough to share some of their thoughts. Our thanks to Joy, Nathalia & Sandy for those. The Two Vegans talk about the rising awareness around plastic—in particular, various companies who’ve taken the initiative in Dubai and around the world to remove the use of single-use plastic in their operations.And we have a special guest from the European Union’s Sustainable Climate Unit. Jody Quirke shares some (scary!) statistics on the real plastic problem, and what the EU’s ambitious plastic strategy contains.LinksOur first community eventNo more plastic straws for these UAE eateriesDubai restaurants stop sucking in bid to reduce plastic wasteJumeirah restaurants to go plastic freeMcDonald’s will ditch plastic straws later this yearEuropean Commission: New strategy to make plastic fantastic
We review the news that Cambridge Analytica used data collected via Facebook to potentially influence voter preferences. We also talk about what could this mean for users, whether it’s realistic to actually #deletefacebook, and things you should be aware of even if you feel you have nothing to hide.LinksMark Zuckerberg’s postCambridge Analytica responsesChirag: “Facebook: everyone’s doing it”Facebook scraped Android call data for years
GuestsHadi Al MuwanessPilar Yamila Pilar Yamila (@pilaryamila) • Instagram photos and videos Shayne Lopez-Sanchez Be.Bong (@ronicashayne) • Instagram photos and videos We thought we’d get people’s thoughts on a few labels — specifically, why the gender ratio is so skewed (04:47), how people stereotype your ability to go vegan based on factors like nationality & culture (17:18) and how everyone assumes you’re now a health-freak.Special thanks to Hadi Al Muwaness, Pilar Yamila & Shayne Lopez-Sanchez for sharing their thoughts for this episode.LinksFrom the Official Animal Rights March 2018 in LondonStudy suggests men are embarrassed to eat vegetarian
GuestsMohamed P Al AwadhiCo-founder, WildPeetaMohamed P Al Awadhi (@mohamedparham) | Twitter Peeta Planet | Don't be a tourist. Be a social traveller. - YouTubePeyman Al AwadhiCo-founder, WildPeetaPeyman Al Awadhi (@PeymanAlAwadhi) | TwitterPeyman Al Awadhi - Home | FacebookHow do you from realizing your business isn’t working to actually learning from its failure? Do pull up a chair and join the conversation with Mohamed & Peyman Al Awadhi, founders of WildPeeta.Credits Special thanks to Ian Ohan, Paul Castle & Shelina Jokhiya. This episode was hosted by Chirag Desai & produced by Gaya. Original music composed by Reiner Erlings.LinksWildpeeta brothers tweet their into the spotlight (2009)Paul Castle (Daddybird) on TwitterWildpeeta to open two new restaurants (2012)Wildpeeta goes lean, crowdfunding & a new TV show (2012)We shut our business. Reflections. (2013)“We’re living the ultimate reality TV show” (2014)Wildpeeta Indiegogo campaign: “We’ve got important news to share for 2018”Wildpeeta Vlog: Secret Afghani bakery & advice from our communityShelina Jokhia on TwitterEmarati Youtubers reheat their gourmet shawarma brand with new investment
A special episode where the t3chies reminisce about the technologies we grew up with and the early days of the internet. Do people still play with virtual pets?-—-All sounds are used under Fair Use as illustrative of the larger point & fall under the copyright of the owners of the respective software.This episode’s title track is an 8-bit chiptune version of our usual title track, Pay No Mind by DJ Felix.LinksWindows 95 Screensavers