September 24, 2019, Dubai, UAE: Amaeya Media, the UAE’s largest podcast network, today unveiled its fall slate of new podcast shows--KarāmaSūtra, The Way We Live, The Lighthouse Conversations, and Azher ma3 Mouza (Grow with Mouza). The Network also announced the return of its chart-topping shows Tales of the Trade and CSR of One for its third and second season, respectively. The Amaeya Media Network now boasts a line-up of 14 podcasts, the highest number of shows currently produced by a single podcast network in the UAE.
Established in 2017, Amaeya Media provides a platform for rich storytelling and discussions on a variety of topics such as arts and culture, entrepreneurship, lifestyle, philanthropy, and more. It produces both original and branded shows. KarāmaSūtra and The Way We Live are original programs that are conceptualized and produced by AMAEYA FM, whilst The Lighthouse Conversations and Azher ma3 Mouza are branded shows that are produced by AMAEYA Creative on behalf of its clients.
Chirag Desai, Founder and CEO of Amaeya Media commented: “Building on our successful line-up of locally-produced podcasts, we’re really excited to bring four new shows that share compelling stories and histories from our part of the world. From community stories in the oldest parts of our cities to a deep dive into the cultural and entrepreneurial scene in the UAE, each show looks to highlight a different dimension of our region.”
“Since our launch two years ago, we’ve produced over 3,500 hours of content, which has been downloaded over 250,000 times in 131 countries to date. We are committed to delivering thought-provoking and inspiring content to our audiences in the MENA region, and are confident that our new shows will further cater to the growing demand for high-quality, well-produced shows that provide a unique local perspective,” he added.
KarāmaSūtra is a narrative-style podcast that chronicles the communities we’ve all grown up with. The stories are personal, while the narratives engage with broader themes of identity, place and belonging. Hosted by Vinita Bharadwaj, KarāmaSūtra will capture the memories and musings of individuals who ultimately shape the collective fabric of our society and will air episodes monthly. The season premiere will be set in Karama, Dubai’s bustling residential district, and will go live on October 8, 2019.
The Way We Live is a woman-centric podcast show hosted by Natalie Choufani that brings conversations and stories to women in the MENA region. The weekly show will feature real issues, experiences, and actionable tips from different walks of life including topics like careers, decluttering, relationships, and more. Season 1 of the show launches on October 23, 2019.
The Lighthouse Conversations is a podcast aimed at introducing the audience to the Middle East’s cultural and entrepreneurial landscape. It will be hosted by Hashem Montasser, Founder of The Lighthouse, Dubai Design District’s popular restaurant and concept store. On a bi-weekly basis, Hashem will ask entrepreneurs about their inspirations, successes and failures and everything in-between. The show will launch on November 13, 2019.
Hosted by Emirati entrepreneur Mouza Alhameli, Azher ma3 Mouza is an Arabic podcast that looks to help companies and individuals flourish in their day-to-day lives. The show will discuss themes like wellness, mindfulness, positivity, and more. The show is currently under production and is due to launch in November 2019.
Additionally, a new season of CSR of One, a show that aims to be a social initiative to encourage listeners to use their platforms for good, launched on September 2, 2019. One of Amaeya Media's flagship shows, Tales of the Trade, which focuses on Dubai’s entrepreneurs and the stories behind the ideas and communities they brought to life, will return for a third season later in the year.
All the shows will be available on leading podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anghami and Spotify.
About Amaeya Media
Founded in 2017, Amaeya Media is the UAE’s largest podcast network that aims to unlock the untapped potential of on-demand audio content for the Middle East. The network provides a platform for rich storytelling and discussions on a variety of topics ranging from arts & culture to entrepreneurship to philanthropy. The Network currently has 14 shows in its portfolio, including the chart-topping Tales of the Trade, the DeCluttr Me podcast and Forward Talks. Amaeya Media has produced over 3,500 hours of inspiring and thought-provoking content that has been downloaded over 250,000 times in 131 countries to date.
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