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An unapologetic show brought to you by DUCKLIFE. Hosts Christian Eid, Steven Worobec and Nadia Rouchdy talk to some of the regions most loved artists, thinkers, leaders, entrepreneurs and pretty much anybody worth listening to. A platform to share inspiring stories and ask questions that might lead some to ‘DUCK’ and deviate. Straight up raw, and sometimes a little over the edge. Expect dance breaks, swearing and points of view that might conflict with your own. But don’t just take our ducking word for it.

Seasons

The 2020 Recap, what a ducking year
The 2020 recap. What a ducking year. Our season ending episode reflects and predicts, but also, teases our upcoming projects. We spill the beans on some of our secret projects.

Iyad Aldalooj on Building Startups that Matter
Host Christian Eid caught up with Iyad Aldalooj, Co-Founder & CEO of newly launched penny. For as long as we've known Iyad, he's been driven by one thing. Positive impact. He's been incessantly focused on moving our region forward. An episode dedicated to building startups that matter.

John Sharp, on Hatcher+'s unconventional VC ethos
Host Christian Eid caught up with John Sharp, Partner at Hatcher+, he thinks VCs need to be disrupted. He's looked at the data. A lot of the data. And we've come to agree with his hypothesis. It's a numbers game. The more investments you make, the more likely you'll strike gold and succeed. Simple.

Ankur Shah on trying to figure out if there is a recipe to success
Host Christian Eid caught up with Ankur Shah, one of the region's most revered entrepreneurs and the behind the scenes magician of Careem's trailblazing fundraising and finance mastery. He tells us his perspective on how success tends to follow a sequence.

Badr Ward on preserving our language, culture and making Arabic fun again
Host Christian Eid caught up with Badr Ward, CEO at Lamsa who explained how we as an ecosystem need to move together to preserve our culture, our language and the value associated with it. He also told us how Lamsa are attempting to enhance the way children engage with Arabic content.

Arnaud Collery on Organizational Culture & Happiness at Work
Host Christian Eid caught up with Arnaud Collery, Chief Happiness Officer at Stand Up For Passion. Arnaud can be described as a man who chases passion in pursuit of happiness. A coach, mentor, entrepreneur and leader, he's been a driving force behind helping builders value the power of happiness and understand the potential it can unlock.

Philip Bahoshy on the MENA ecosystem
Host Christian Eid caught up with Philip Bahoshy on the impact 2020 has had on the MENA ecosystem and his predictions for 2021.

Omar Chihane on the challenges of running your own company
Host Christian Eid caught up with Omar Chihane Founder at Englease he taught us that languages are fundamental enablers that we often take for granted and how Englease has been solving this problem.

Samer Bejjani on how to Grow your Startup
Host Christian Eid caught up with Samer Bejjani, Founder of Growth Levers on all things Growth Marketing. Watch our latest DUCKit episode to get to know why Samer believes that a company's culture can have a direct impact on the the growth of the business and his opinion on Influencer Marketing.

Walid Mansour on becoming a successful VC
Host Christian Eid caught up with Walid Mansour, Chief Investment Officer at MEVP. Tune in for the latest episode to find out how to get rich fast! NOT! You wanna be in the VC space, great, just make sure you're patient :)

Butheina Kazim on running the Gulf's only independent Arthouse Cinema
Hosts Christian Eid and Nadia Rouchdy caught up with Butheina Kazim, Founder and Managing Director of Cinema Akil she gave us a clear view of what it means to be an independent arthouse cinema in the region, and in these odd times.

Clemence Dutertre on Building a new Generation of Leaders to work with a Purpose
Hosts Christian Eid and Steven Worobec talk to Clemence Dutertre at Hala Ride on how she found a successful work/life balance, and the responsibility she believes leaders have on building a new generation of leaders to work with a purpose.

Hadeer Shalaby on becoming a successful Entrepreneur
Hosts Christian Eid and Steven Worobec caught up with Hadeer Shalaby, on how she became a successful Entrepreneur and the challenges she has faced on her journey.

Elie Habib on Building Anghami in Lebanon
Hosts Christian Eid and Steven Worobec talk to Elie Habib about the early days of building Anghami and what it takes to continuously enhance the product to win the market.
This podcast was recorded on 27th July 2020, prior to the devastating events that unfolded in Beirut. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by the disaster.

Rayan Bailouni on the Arts & Culture Industry of the Region
Hosts Christian Eid and Steven Worobec talk to Music Producer, Rayan Bailouni. Tune in to get to know how Rayan got to where he is, the responsibility of the Arts & Culture industry and his opinion on Joe Rogan's new deal with Spotify

Are Facebook responsible for censoring Hate Speech?
Hosts Christian Eid and Steven Worobec kick off Season 2 by discussing the #StopHateForProfit Facebook boycott campaign, and their opinion on why brands are supporting the campaign. Is it a commercial or purpose driven decision?