Basel Meets

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Luay Al Shurafa is an icon in the Middle Eastern auto industry. He is the first Arab man to head a General Motors office in the region after 20 years of being an absolute rock star at his job. Luay was there when the bankruptcy happened and hel
Amin Matalqa is a film maker best known for his work on Captain Abu Raed and Disney’s The United. Amin has an amazing story but also he’s been through alot in his personal life. During this episode, he opens up like he never has. Welcome back t
Hello everyone, it’s been a minute. this is an update on what I’ve been up to! Enjoy.
This week we talk to legendary Lebanese rocker Anthony from the band Adonis. Anthony and I talk about music, writing and becoming who you want to be.
This week I am joined by the legendary Fatima Al Dhaheri to talk about Covid19 for the second episode on the cast. Fatima is a fellow at Harvard Med who gives us her perspective on the current global situation. It was an awesome conversation. E
Hello guys! Long time .. umm what happened? We’re kicking off season 3 with a few episodes to dig deeper into understanding this global pandemic that we are going through. Dr Hassan Masri is a physician based in Saskatoon, Canada. We had a grea
My guest seriously needs no introduction but what the hell, I’ll do it anyway. I speak to Aziz Maraka, a man who has taken the Arab music scene by storm. Aziz talks about his journey from dreaming to be famous to actually achieving his goal. Hu
This week’s guest is the founder of Pas-port, Nada Zaher. Nada has had extensive experience as a college athlete competing in Tennis for Columbia University. She has now founded a business based on recruiting up-and-coming athletes into profess
This podcast was taken from the Middle East Podcast Forum, September 2019. It’s a panel that I’ve hosted where we spoke about growing an audience for a podcast. My guests are the incredibly talented Rana Nawas, Big Hass & Digital Hoos of ‘Lets
This week I had the awesome Loulou Khazen, the founder of Nabbesh, on the programme and we talked about alot about startups, starting a family and the ins-and-outs of maternity leave. I loved having her on the show. Hope you enjoy this.
This week’s guest is the legendary motocross champion, Mohammed Balooshi. Mohammed talks about his beginnings and what drove him to continue in an unconventional path for over 25 years. Available now on all podcasting apps.
This week’s guest is William Mullaly, a writer and film critic. During this hour, we talk about the various forms of story telling, upcoming movies and the implications of movies on society.
This week I have legendary podcasting duo Majid & Mshari, founders of Finyal Media. A podcasting startup that produces the ‘Yalla Startup’, ‘Millennial Mirrors’ and ‘1001 nights’. When a bunch of podcasters get in a room with each other, we’re
Ed Clowes is a Journalist who wrote for multiple publications – He’s got great insight into technology, music, pop culture and business. We speak about all these things and go deep into the nuances. NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to the
It’s my 50th conversation and I couldn’t be happier. This week, roles are revered. My first ever guest Joe Akkawi takes over host duties to interview me about Basel Meets. Hadi Sariedine joins us to add some perspective. Thank you for fifty epi
Elissa Freiha is the founder of the media company ‘Womena’. Throughout this company we talk about Michael Jackson, starting a business and making it in the media industry. Elissa is a great guest with so much positive energy, this is her second
Malek is kind of a big deal in the gaming industry, he works for Ubisoft – one of the largest gaming publishers in the world – and has been at the forefront of growing their presence in the Middle East region. In this episode we talk about the
New day, New episode! This week with the man behind legendary gadget website, Jado Pado. Omar is one of the OG entrepreneurs who eventually sold his company to Emaar/ – Find out the details in this awesome conversation
This weeks guests are the incredible women spear-heading the Wings Of Angelz initiative. We talk to Shibu about her history and her journey from being a vibrant young girl, to having to deal with being on a wheelchair in her teenage years, to b
Today’s podcast is with health and diet expert, author of ‘The Real Grocery Food Guide’ and fellow podcaster of ‘Happier and Healthier’ – it’s Maria Marlowe. We have an in-depth conversation about all-things food – from Gluten Free to Free Rang
The longest podcast in the history of Basel Meets features the phenomenal Omar Nour. A man of many accomplishments. Omar is a Professional Triathlete that attempted to cross the Atlantic ocean. His story is incredible. The second hour is where
This is a special episode that originally aired on The Hamburger Generation podcast last month. In this conversation, hosts Jamil and Isra had me on their awesome show to talk about Metallica (probably my favorite topic ever!). I love their ene
A returning guest to the show, the legendary Luz is back to share her cancer story, from diagnosis to fighting the good fight. This episode sheds light on what it means to be diagnosed with breast cancer and why it’s very important to get check
Rana Nawas is the host of one of the strongest original podcasts to come out of the Middle East region. In this conversation, she shares her journey of leaving the corporate world, becoming a mom, facing a serious diagnosis and being an outspok
Alex Skolnick is a musician with an impressive track record. He’s best known for his work with heavy metal legends Testament. Alex Also played with the Trasn-Siberian orchestra and rebuilt himself as a premier Jazz musician and led his jazz ban
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