Category: Podcasting

  • Living without the dish: our family’s video-on-demand experiment

    Two months ago, my family moved house. Our satellite dish was left on the roof of the old house. Since the move, we’ve been living without a dish, resulting in a purely video-on-demand lifestyle. So how important is TV for you and your kids? And what happens when conventional satellite TV is absent? Every family […]

  • TootCorp’s Karim Arafat talks about Watwet and World Domination on the Spin Show!

    The cool guys at SpinBits in Dubai have hosted TootCorp’s Karim Arafat on the their Spin Show podcast, to talk about the Arabian web and mobile scene and the story of TootCorp and specifically about the development of watwet. Really worth a listen. Karim even manages to go through the podcast without saying “Ya’ani”.. Download […]

  • Best of the Blogs.. the jury deliberations are over

    After 8 hours of being looked up in a conference room at the Deutsche Welle’s Berlin headquarters, The BOBS deliberation art finally over. And the winners are.. Oh.. Wait.. I can’t tell you yet. There is an “embargo” on the results until tomorrow’s awards ceremony at the Museum of Communication in Berlin. The discussions of […]

  • Gatecrashing TypeRadio

    Try to imagine this: around 50 graphic designers, laptops, cameras, a mixing board and a fast internet connection all crammed up into a small room at the 35th floor of a Berlin hotel. This was the scene Wednesday night as the SYNTAX crew gate-crashed the temporary headquarters of Type Radio. Type Radio is, usually, a […]

  • A week with the Nokia N95: There’s a little monster in my pocket and it’s SMART!

    Almost exactly two years and 5 months ago, on November 27, 2004 I posted the photo below to say farewell to my Nokia 6210 which I carried for four years and say hello to my first ‘smart’ phone the Nokia 6600. Now it’s time for the 6600 to fade into the background, as I welcome […]

  • Karawan: Take a train, from Berlin to Tehran and blog, vlog and podcast

    What happens when you put a Swiss/Italian social activist and German/Jordanian political scientist/journalist on a train from Berlin to Tehran, have them carry a video camera, microphone and laptops and have them blog/vlog/podcast like there’s no tomorrow. Sounds like a radical media experiment that I would be interested in. That’s why 360east and my company […]

  • A world first.. Podcasting in Arabic!

    They finally did it! The crazy gang talk a bit of nonsense and introduce themselves. And there you have it. The universe’s first Arabic podcast! Listen at your own risk! ..

  • 360east featured on BBC Five Live

    I was interviewed by the BBC’s Five Live radio network in the UK 2 days ago about the reaction of Jordanian bloggers to the bombings and also about podcasting in the Arab world (or the lack thereof). Roba (and far away) was also featured. Listen here. Read these related posts on 360east: Toot and Arab […]

  • MixUp Arabia episode 8 | Nov 3, 2005 | The Eid Cast!

    It’s the first day of Eid al Fitr.. and also my birthday. It’s time for episode 8 of MixUp Arabia!!. Featuring the ‘laser dance scene’ music from Ocean’s Twelve, a funny ‘deleted’ audio scene from our friends at Play 99.6 and a Song For Free.. (Also see artis page on the Podsafe Music Network here. […]

  • Cross cultural: The wonders of Tabla and a recommended podcast

    Over the past few days I was in email contact with Jeff Cavanaugh from the US based media firm Creative Armada. We had an interesting discussion as he was setting up an interview with a musician guest over a VoIP phone connection, for inclusion in his music podcast Armada Sound System. He found my blog […]

  • MixUp Arabia episode 7 | Oct 12, 2005 | The Ramadan Cast

    Welcome to the world’s first Ramadan cast, almost live from my car! Well, actually it’s more like 15 minutes of random thoughts around Ramadan and its commercialization. You can sense that I am actually fasting. I am a bit ‘slow’. Listen here in MP3 (15 min 15 sec/ 5.1 MB). If you like this show, […]

  • MixUp Arabia episode 6: Car-cast on busses and public transporation in Amman

    Almost live: my first ‘car-cast’ from the streets of Amman. I was ‘inspired’ by the recent announcement that petrol prices will be raised again in Jordan very soon, and an ad in the paper that potrays taking the bus as ‘uncool’, to talk about public transportation and the state of busses in Amman. Listen here […]