By Tamara Pupic
Podcast series utilises the power of the radio to present a new, more positive narrative of the Middle East region
Hebah Fisher and the team behind Kerning Cultures, a weekly podcast of entrepreneurship, philosophy, culture, history, arts, and technology stories from the region, have decided to utilise the power of the radio to present a new, more positive narrative of the Middle East.
Since September 2015, the main aim of their podcast stories has been to show the depth the region’s societies have to offer.
The first story series focuses on entrepreneurship across the region, describing the personal experiences of starting and growing companies in Lebanon, Egypt, and the UAE.
Distributed in partnership with egyptianstreets.com, the series share individual stories of entrepreneurs, as well as contemplate how national dynamics such as revolutions, border conflicts, infrastructure, bureaucracy, stability and instability alike affect the start-up landscapes.
A written article and images supplement each podcast episode, and the intention is to encourage dialogue among listeners to share their own comments and experiences to further deepen the two-way conversation.
In current production are more cultural and historical pieces examining street art in Lebanon, food security in the UAE, the brain drain from Egypt, and the ancient burial grounds of Bahrain.
With a growing team of five producers and journalists across the region, Kerning Cultures aims to enlist the contributions of its listeners to help co-produce stories from their neighbourhoods and lived experiences.
To subscribe to the free podcast, listeners can search Kerning Cultures on iTunes or Soundcloud.
To praise their efforts to elevate the region’s start-up landscape and create a more complete narrative of the region, this week’s Entrepreneur of the Week accolade goes to the team behind Kerning Cultures – Hebah Fisher, Razan Alzayani, Dana Ballout, Ramzi Bashour, and Jacqueline Sofia.
For information, tips and advice on setting up a new business or insights from those who have taken the leap into the world of entrepreneurship, click on the Arabian Business StartUp section.
I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you big operation soon covering all MENA countries to empower the people of region to reach for inspirations .