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Who Run the World
33 minutes | a day ago
Blu Fiefer on Raising our Voices
Blu Fiefer is a Lebanese-Mexican singer, songwriter, producer, director and pole dancer. We asked Blu to come on as a guest off the heels of her latest release Sint el Ew, which made the rounds on social media, having truly put its finger on the collective Lebanese angst in words that felt real to so many. We discussed everything from her creative process, to her dual identity and how arabic finally made its way into her art, to the power of being yourself and giving others a voice. Don’t forget to follow Blu on @blufiefer and us on Instagram @whoruntheworldpod. You can also write to us on email@example.com.
17 minutes | 8 days ago
Who Run the Time: Getting a Driver's License in Dubai
As holders of Lebanese licenses, we quickly realized that the process of getting a UAE driver license was quite the ordeal. In this episode, we break down our road to driving (pun intended) by comparing and contrasting notes on the different tests we had to take and the colorful instructors we were paired with. It’s been quite the eventful month, so suffice it to say hilarity ensued on the podcast - who knew driving could be so funny. We’d love to hear your journey to driving, whether you just recently got your license, or if it’s a story from your teenage years. So make sure to write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us on Instagram @whoruntheworldpod.
24 minutes | 15 days ago
A Campaigner and a Commander Walk into a Bar -The Myers-Briggs Episode
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the Myers-Briggs personality test, its history, whether it is any more accurate than a horoscope reading and how it can help us improve our communication and collaboration with loved ones and colleagues alike. It might come as no surprise that Marilyn is a Commander personality type and Rhea a Campaigner personality type. You’ll have to listen to the episode to understand what that means and whether we agree. We’d love to learn more about your personality type, so please share them with us by writing to us on email@example.com or on our Instagram page @whoruntheworldpod.
32 minutes | 22 days ago
What’s it like being a Doctor during a Pandemic with Dr. Melhim Abou Alwan
In this episode, we are joined by our second ever male guest: Dr. Melhem Abou Alwan. Melhim tells us what it is like being a doctor in the middle of the pandemic, how his hospital coped under pressure and why he volunteered to be the only doctor in his team to examine COVID patients in the early days of the pandemic. Melhim’s story, like so many frontliner’s stories, is a stark reminder of the severity of the coronavirus, and why it is so important for all of us to practice safe measures until a vaccine is effectively distributed. Don't forget to hit the subscribe button and follow us on Instagram on @whoruntheworldpod and check our website: whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
34 minutes | a month ago
Friendships with Tara Tyan
Did you know that people with deep and meaningful friendships live longer? Friendships are one the most undervalued but most important relationships. In this episode, we look inwards to explore and express the importance of keeping our tribe close. Rhea takes over hosting duties to interview Marilyn and her childhood best friend Tara Tyan. Through the story of their twenty-two year old relationship, we explore the meaning of friendship, how to get through rough patches and how to keep your friends close even if they live miles and miles away. We’d love to hear your stories of the important friendships in your lives! Write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org - or follow us on Instagram on @whoruntheworldpod, we’d love to hear from you!
39 minutes | a month ago
Léa Hakim on Creating Jobs for Lebanon
Economist Léa Hakim joins us from Beirut to talk about how creating jobs will not only help the financial crisis in Lebanon, but also allow people to live with dignity. Léa has dedicated a huge chunk of her life to giving back to her community through a number of initiatives that span across the economic and educational sectors. She truly inspired us with her positive energy and can-do attitude. This is a great conversation to listen to for anyone trying to figure out ways to help Lebanon and make a positive impact. To learn more about Léa’s initiative Jobs for Lebanon, check out their website here. You can also follow them on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. If you have any questions on other ways to help Lebanon, please write to us on email@example.com
14 minutes | a month ago
Time for Self Care
Rhea and Marilyn decide to take off on a girl’s weekend in the desert. And what do two podcast hosts do when they are away for a “self care” weekend? Naturally, record an episode on self care. We discuss how we tap into our community for comfort, and the activities that help us find balance. One of us chooses to watch the Real Housewives and the other likes to eat in bed. We’ll let you guess which practice is Marilyn’s and which is Rhea’s.What's your self care regimen? Write to us on firstname.lastname@example.orgDon't forget to hit the subscribe button and follow us on Instagram on @whoruntheworldpod and check our website: whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Let’s Talk about our Periods with Gael Abou Ghannam
We are joined by Dr. Gael Abou Ghannam in a special episode about the female body in all its states. Dr. Gael, whose specialty is gynecology, is known for her Instagram page where she unabashedly talks about the female body, female health and of course all things period. She brings her wisdom to our podcast and enlightens us about everything from period pain to taking the pill, we share stories of the first time we got our periods, and we have a very important conversation about period poverty in Lebanon. Don't forget to hit the subscribe button and follow us on Instagram on @whoruntheworldpod and check our website: whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
14 minutes | 2 months ago
Who Run the Time: We Miss Airports
For the first time in a very long time, Marilyn is going to be taking a plane to travel back to Lebanon for a few days. Suffice it to say: she’s a bit nervous. To make her feel better, Rhea sat her down to compare notes on what they love and miss about airports. We talk about what foods we eat (everyone knows calories do not count while traveling), what unnecessary purchases we make, and we have the great debate of the century: are you an aisle person or a window person. Have you traveled recently? Do you miss airports? What are your airport rituals? Write to us on email@example.com and share with us your stories! Follow us on @whoruntheworldpod on Instagram and check our website: whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
What Gives You Power
We started off this episode giving each other updates on our careers, and we quickly turned the focus onto feeling your power. We’ve all been in those moments where we’ve needed to be reminded of our own power, or where we’ve needed that little push of encouragement. In this episode Marilyn and Rhea share with each other the different objects, rituals and people who remind them of their own power, and help them remain firmly grounded in their inner strength. What gives you power? Share with us your stories on firstname.lastname@example.orgDon't forget to hit the subscribe button and follow us on Instagram on @whoruntheworldpod and check our website: whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Part 6.2 - Inhabiting the Present with Coach Ayoub
In the second part of our conversation with Coach Ayoub, we hand him the reins of our episode. This is definitely an episode of firsts, not only our first male guest, our first 2 part episode, but also the first episode where the topic was hidden from us and we couldn’t come prepared. Join us on an exercise of being in the present. If you can, listen to this episode with a friend or partner, and do the exercises at the same time as us. We promise you it’s worth it. We would love to hear about the thoughts, sensations and emotions you go through as you listen to this episode. Write to us on email@example.com
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Part 6.1 - Inhabiting the Present with Coach Ayoub
In this episode, we sit down with Coach Ayoub to break down last week’s challenge. Rhea fesses up on whether she managed to ask her friends for help for her upcoming move to her new apartment. Marilyn on the other side tells Coach Ayoub about how she’s defining herself as a leader. She chooses to carry a purple lightsaber (you’ll have to listen to understand that metaphor). We had so much to talk about with Coach Ayoub that we split up this episode into two parts, so stay tuned for next week for part 2. Follow us on @whoruntheworldpod on Instagram and check our website: whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
It’s Been a While: our Month of Coping
We’ve been gone for a while. To be honest, there was a lot happening in the world, and more specifically in our hometown of Beirut. We spent the last month coping with the aftermath of the Beirut blast. In this episode we talk about what the last month and a half has been like, how we each coped with our PTSD and broken hearts. After many conversations, we decided to finally reboot this season of Who Run the World. Even though we don’t know if it’s the right thing to do, we decided to carry on and continue to do our best in bringing you stories from women in the Middle East, and to continue to shine light on Lebanon. If you would like to donate to trusted NGOs in Lebanon:INSEAD Alumni for Lebanese Red CrossGeorgetown Alumni for St George HospitalImpact LebanonLebanese Red Cross
44 minutes | 4 months ago
Beirut - August 2020
On August 4 2020 at 6:07 PM Beirut was rocked with an explosion that shattered the entire city. After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this is the 3rd biggest explosion in a city in recorded history. Countless lives were lost, hundreds of homes were brought to the ground, and 300,000 people were displaced. Our city, no longer recognizable. As expats, the first day was spent calling friends and family, praying they would pick up, that they were alive. The second day, the only way we knew how to cope was to try and figure out how we could help. Here is our conversation with Farrah Berrou, our friend, a writer and fellow podcaster, where we ask her how we can support, how we can cope, and how to help our loved ones back home deal with this insurmountable tragedy.To Donate: Lebanese Red CrossImpact LebanonBeit el BarakaOffre JoieFor more ways to contribute, visit this link.
27 minutes | 4 months ago
All about Shawarma with Deep Fried’s Arva Ahmed
When we were on lockdown, one of our rituals was getting drive-through shawarma in Dubai. We lovingly call this tradition: Meshwarma. So we invited our new friend Arva Ahmed to give us her top shawarma recommendations in the city. Arva is the founder of Frying Pan Adventures, a Dubai based Food tour company and Dubai’s resident expert foodie. You can hear more about her food obsessions on her podcast Deep Fried. You can listen to the Deep Fried podcast here, and check out Frying Pan Adventures’s website here. If you want to donate to their Gift a Meal initiative here. Follow us on @whoruntheworldpod on Instagram and check our website: whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Who Run the Time: Rhea Moving Out - The End of an Era
After four months of being on lockdown together, living together, podcasting together, singing together, playing games, cooking, crying and laughing together Rhea is moving out of Marilyn’s place. So we decided to sit together and share what are the things we will and won’t miss about each other. Suffice it to say: it got a bit emotional. Follow us on @whoruntheworldpod on Instagram and check our website: whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Part 5 - Is It Really About Delegation? With Warsha Joshi
When we approached coach Warsha Joshi about coaching us on the topic of delegation we couldn’t have imagined how many deep rooted questions and struggles it would bring up. Listen to this episode where Rhea explores her trust issues, and Marilyn figures out what type of leader she wants to be at her new company and so much more. Amongst many other things Warsha is the regional director of The Alpha Group, a peer-to-peer exclusive executive boards for business owners/managers to help them thrive and dominate their marketplace. If you want to find out more about Warsha and about the Alpha Group click here. Follow us on @whoruntheworldpod on Instagram and check our website: whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
8 minutes | 5 months ago
Part 4 - Bonus: 5 Ways to Feel and Express Gratitude
Following our episode with Claire Harbour on gratitude we sat down with her again to recap the 5 ways to feel and express gratitude. Let us know if these tips are helpful by writing to us firstname.lastname@example.org and do not forget to follow us on Instagram: @whoruntheworldpod.
13 minutes | 5 months ago
Who Run the Time: Conversation Starters
We've been quarantined together for the past three months. You'd think we would have lost things to say to each other, but the well never seems to run dry. In this episode we list our favorite conversation starters that have us chatting away all day everyday. Follow us on @whoruntheworldpod on Instagram and check our website: whoruntheworldpodcast.com.
9 minutes | 5 months ago
Part 3 - Bonus: 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Balance
Following our episode on Balance with Susanne Peltz we sat down with her again to recap the 5 things we've learned about how to maintain a more balanced life. Let us know if these tips are helpful by writing to us email@example.com and do not forget to follow us on Instagram: @whoruntheworldpod.
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