Episodes
Sami Khoreibi is an entrepreneur and an investor in sustainable technology, recognized by ‘MIT Technology Review’ as a “Top 5 (Arab) innovator under 35”. Sami is the Founder of Wisewell, a sustainable technology company disrupting how we drink and deliver water by transforming tap water into pure, mineralized water. Sami also serves as the CEO of Incubayt Investments, a platform focused on investing in and supporting early-stage businesses focused on sustainability and technology.Sami...
Published 02/21/24
Published 02/21/24
An American lawyer and one of the founding partners at a law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP. In 2011, John was listed as one of America’s “Most Influential Lawyers” by the National Law Journal and in 2016 a poll by Bloomberg Big Law Business, voted Quinn as the “Most Famous Practicing Lawyer” at a top U.S. firm. On this episode, John opens up about what the the industry is all about, the allegations against Donald Trump, Elon Musk and setting up his law practice in Saudi Arabia.
Published 02/11/24
Capt. Ismael AlKoshy is the CEO Saudia Academy and Former CEO of Saudia Royal Fleet, with 33 years and over 10,000 hours of flying experience under his belt. On this episode, Capt. Ismael goes into great detail on topics such as the investments made during covid, explanation of turbulence, worst fears, favorite aircrafts to fly and future plans for the exciting the aviation industry in Saudi Arabia.
Published 02/01/24
Candace, also know as “The Blonde Muslim”, opens up about her journey reverting to Islam, which started 6-years ago in Reno, NV, USA. In this deep episode, Candace reflects on her first experience entering the Grand Mosque in Makkah, her fundraising initiatives, dealing with abuse on social media and with certain family members who have disowned her.
Published 01/26/24
Yasmine Idriss is the first Arab and Saudi women to circle the grueling 1,500km ring road that wraps around Iceland. In quite a raw episode, Yasmine opens about the mental and physical demands and struggles she endured on her adventure, that lead her to gain a new perspective on life‘s challenges.The Mo ShowYoutube https://bit.ly/3nDwsZvApple Podcast https://apple.co/3J9ScX4Spotify https://spoti.fi/33dzsC2Google Podcast https://bit.ly/3ebB7xNAnghami https://bit.ly/3mRo1uyInstagram...
Published 01/18/24
Henry Winter is an English sports journalist and currently the Chief Football Writer for The Times. His sister is an artist, and his older brother, Abdal Hakim Murad, an English academic, theologian, and Islamic scholar, was featured on episode 84 of The Mo Show. Having traveled to 88 countries to cover sports events, Henry has witnessed the power of football to unite different cultures and promote tolerance and understanding. In a lively debate with Mo, they discuss various topics, including...
Published 01/03/24
Capt. Fahd Cynndy, the CEO of Saudia Technic and a luminary in aerospace leadership. Capt. Fahd’s career journey, from Saudi Aramco to commanding the skies as a pilot, imbued him with a healthy obsession with decision-making analysis and a passion for system-driven evolutions. At the helm of Saudia Technic, he’s not just steering an aerospace giant but also pioneering industry transformation. His leadership philosophy inspires innovation and encourages his team to transcend their comfort...
Published 12/25/23
EPISODE 100!!! Hassan Jameel is a prominent Saudi businessman. He is the Deputy President and Vice Chairman at Abdul Latif Jameel, an internationally diversified business founded by his grandfather in 1945. A substantial part of his life has been immersed in Japan, where he grew up, and worked with Toyota. Proficient in Japanese, he has a deep affinity for the culture and feels entirely at home there. He has embraced the Japanese principle of “kaizen,” meaning continuous improvement, in both...
Published 12/11/23
Originally from Chicago, Paris Verra has called Saudi Arabia home for the past six years. She is a social media travel influencer and a photographer, with an impressive Instagram account where she shares unbelievably stunning photos from her journeys of 60+ countries. Two years ago, she captivated The Mo Show audience when she appeared with her mother on episode 16. As one of the few American influencers to establish roots in the Middle East, she’s become an unofficial ambassador for the...
Published 11/27/23
Enjy Kiwan, an Egyptian actress and MC, crossed paths with Mo while studying together at the American University in Dubai. She seamlessly transitioned from investment banking to presenting and hosting, and then to acting. Balancing motherhood with the highs and lows of an acting career is a delicate juggling act for her. Enjy dispels the misconception that life as an actor is all glitz and glamour. Utilizing her influence and social media presence for good, she actively engages in...
Published 11/09/23
Widad Taleb Yacoub is a Lebanese journalist and a political activist. Today, she lives in Dubai with her husband and works as a Senior Reporter for CNN Business Arabic. She became interested in journalism while living in Lebanon and documenting political turmoil on Instagram. She witnessed gruesome horror on August ,4 2020, during the Beirut explosion, prompting her to start over in Saudi. Before that, her family tried to gain German citizenship. Tricked by a family friend into asylum, they...
Published 10/07/23
Rawan Bajsair is a Saudi board-certified art therapist and psychotherapist, a visual artist, and an author. For over a decade, she's helped children and adults tackle trauma, anxiety, and depression through art, play and talk therapy. She holds a BS in Art Therapy from Lesley University and an MA in Art Therapy from NYU. Today with Mo, she delves into the profound effects of unprocessed trauma, common parenting mistakes, and the overdiagnosis of ADHD. COVID and social media have exacerbated...
Published 09/23/23
Mayada Badr is a renowned Saudi chef and entrepreneur who studied at Parsons School of Design and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. For the last 4 years, she’s been the CEO of the Culinary Arts Commission under the Ministry of Culture in Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining the Commission, she worked as the Creative Executive Chef for Black Cardamom restaurant and opened multiple locations of Pink Camel, where she flexes pastry skills she learned in France. She’s on a mission to share the flavors of Saudi...
Published 09/09/23
Faisal Sultan is the Vice President and Managing Director of Lucid Middle East, where he oversees strategies for expansion and operations, sets comprehensive goals, and promotes the company culture and vision in the Middle East. Lucid is an American manufacturer of electric luxury sports cars and grand tourers headquartered in California, so he travels back and forth. With previous experience working at GM, Ford, and the Ministry of Energy, there’s no one better to talk to about the future of...
Published 08/17/23
Dr Raf Fatani, Amazon General Regional Manager, Alexa, MENA. He grew up and studied in the UK and later moved to the UAE, when Amazon acquired souq.com in 2017. Amazon utilized 18,000 beta testers in Saudi to teach Alexa to understand and speak Arabic from different regions and with different accents. Tech-savvy Saudis are the most engaged Alexa users in the word, with the average customer having 11 connected devices. This technology is truly life-changing, especially for elderly and disabled...
Published 08/06/23
Hassa Marwan Alsudairy is a Saudi Arabian archaeologists with a Bachelor's degree in Archaeology and a Master's degree in International Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management. Saudi Arabia boasts a treasure trove of ancient wonders and mysteries, with a staggering 80% of the country yet to be excavated. In 2021, archaeologist discovered the world's oldest Life-sized Camel Carving etched into the side of a mountain, dating back between 5200 and 5600 BC. That’s older than Stonehenge and the...
Published 07/22/23
Matt and Gerard Murphy spent their childhood in Saudi Arabia. Their parents taught at the British International School in Jeddah, commonly known as Conti, for 15 years. In 2012, they returned to the United Kingdom. At the age of 21, Gerard became paralyzed after diving headfirst into a shallow lake. Since losing control of his hands and legs, Gerard has continued living a full and interesting life. He completed a Master's Degree in Science, watches foreign films, listens to every genre of...
Published 07/10/23
S7S is a Saudi body-builder, competitive eater, social media sensation, and business owner. With 3 million + followers on Instagram and an impressive 1.6 billion views on YouTube, Hussain has amassed quite a fanbase. His mouthwatering videos feature seemingly impossible challenges, like eating 60 donuts in one sitting. To conquer these extreme meals, Hussain dedicates hours each day to rigorous workouts and strictly adheres to a disciplined diet for most of the week. On this honest and open...
Published 06/23/23
Nada Hariri is a Saudi wellbeing and divorce coach, who coaches individuals through major life transitions. She draws lessons from her own personal experience with divorce, motherhood, and getting remarried. She explains the five R’s of a deteriorating relationship— Resistance, Resentment, Rejection, Resignation, Repression. Many couples are afraid to fail, so they postpone divorce and stay unhappy out of fear and family pressures. Once they finally accept the end of their marriage, Nada can...
Published 06/17/23
Julio De La Rosa is the Business Development Director of Acciona, a multinational conglomerate who builds sustainable infrastructure solutions and water desalination plants. Desalination is a process that takes away salts and minerals from saline water. With a growing population and no river, Saudi goes to great lengths to provide potable water to citizens and farmers. Since 2011, Julio has lived and worked in the Middle East and is optimistic about the sustainable innovations going on in...
Published 06/10/23
Rahaaf Al-Harbi is a doctor, actor, model, and beauty pageant contestant. She became interested in a career in medicine while volunteering at a cancer society for children. A self-described “nerd,” her photographic memory aided her through school. Breaking down barriers, Rahaaf became the first ever Saudi to compete in Miss Europe Continental in Napoli. If given the chance, she would love to compete in Miss Universe. You can watch Rahaaf act on-camera in the Saudi thriller series, “Eayal Nouf.”
Published 05/27/23
Tala Alsahsah the visionary CEO and Founder of Doos, an app that Delivers lifestyle products from grocery, personal care, gifting and beyond to your doorsteps in less than 20 minutes in Jeddah and Riyadh. Additionally, Tala is the CEO and Founder ofTAN Gulf, the leading company in distribution, sales and marketing Functional foods and personal care in the Saudi market. Her unwavering determination and entrepreneurial drive were instilled in her by her father. She loves proving skepticswrong...
Published 05/20/23
Zaid Al-Tamimi is an expert on the history of media, communications and geopolitics. On this episode, he discusses the rise and fall of Western-media and the changing global narratives and spheres of influence. He explains how media has the power to shape public discourse, sway public opinion, and influence positive and negative change. The current state of American-media highlights the country’s deep political and moral divisions. Drawing upon the work of Edward Bernays, the father of public...
Published 05/06/23
Shiekh Abdal Hakim Murad, a renowned Islamic scholar, English academic, writer, and theologian, is the Founder and Dean of Cambridge Muslim College. He converted to Islam in England in the 1970s after questioning Christianity as a child. His areas of expertise include Islamic theology, modernity, and Anglo-Muslim relations. Shiekh Abdal Hakim is worried about the decline in mental health among young people, and explains how our modern world is causing this early-onset existential dread. In...
Published 04/20/23