addLove Podcast

addLove Podcast

An exploration of the human experience through Conversation and Understanding


August 24, 2023 55 mins

On this episode of the Addlove podcast, Somayeh discusses the intense lessons she has learned through her life as a resident of a country run by a dictatoirship, and the self discovery that has happened for her through her work. We talk about the appreciation that has grown within her after working with trauma survivors and how much they help her gain perspective on life.

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On this episode of the podcast, My guest is Yasser. Yasser is an incredibly interesting individual that operates with both sides of his brain. His formal studies are in the sciences which he understands intimately, however he uses that to inform his artistic side, giving him a unique view of the world and what makes us human. 

We talk about science and its effect on the world around us in a very easy-to-understand way for ...

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February 17, 2023 60 mins

On this episode of the podcast, My guest is Khali. Khali is such an insightful interesting young woman who has an incredible insight into the third culture space. It takes the conversation we've been having the past few episodes to the next level. Although Khali has an urban planning and artistic background, her depth and insight into the concept of home and belonging dominate the conversation.

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October 27, 2022 72 mins

On this episode of the podcast, My guest is Erhan Tirli. Erhan not only has a background in Social Work and Psychology but is also an artist that creates culturally intimate images with people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. His insight into belonging and his documentary style of capturing depth make this episode an amazing and insightful one to listen to.

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September 2, 2022 56 mins

On this episode of the podcast, my guest is Jah Tung. Jah Tung is an amazing musician who has an incredible insight into the artistic community and is also the amazing mind behind the music of the podcast! Jah Tung and I explore music, the arts, unity and community.

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July 7, 2022 53 mins

On this episode of the podcast, my guest is Wejdan. Wejdan is a humanitarian and a poet who has some unique insight into identity and belonging. Poetry helps her find the beauty in the mundane while her studies in international relations allows her to have a unique insight to the particulars in the universals. On this episode we talk about the honeymoon phase of things in life focusing on living in different cities, which is super ...

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March 9, 2022 70 mins

On this episode of the podcast, we have the great Sereen. Sereen is a musician and filmmaker who has created an amazing community around her talents in remixing music and telling her authentic story.

This conversation is entertaining, educational, and vulnerable and an exploration around the creative process, the creative mind, identity and forging a unique path in a saturated market.

Sereen's work speaks fo...

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December 26, 2021 47 mins

On the last episode of the year, we have the amazing Safa Alchami. 

Safa tells us the origin story of how she built a mindset to leave her regular 9-5 and begin an entrepreneurial lifestyle.

It begins when she was just a young girl, spending her before and after school hours watching her mum slaving away in the restaurant industry, through to how she used to study to get qualifications in the downtime at work and ...

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October 15, 2021 62 mins

On this episode of the podcast, we have the amazing Dr Mohamad Assoum. Dr Mohamad is an infectious disease epidemiologist and global health specialist. His background in public health, infectious disease epidemiology, coupled with a history of employment in the World Health Organisation makes this discussion about COVID and Vaccines relevant and informational.

You'd think doing an episode with a medical professional m...

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September 19, 2021 59 mins

On this episode of the podcast, we have the powerful Lydia Shelly. Lydia is one of the most humble and staunch legal representatives I have ever met and her life's work is fighting for your right to say what you like. Lydia and I engage in a discussion about civil liberties, the shifty trick our government uses to push through sneaky laws, and the importance of defending the right to protest, even if you fundamentally disagree...

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August 25, 2021 52 mins

On this episode of the addLove podcast, we have the young and philosophical Aisha Abdu. Aisha is the first listener-turned-guest. Aisha is a bright mind bringing a unique perspective to the idea of third cultures.

Aisha delves into her desire to keep her family history and cultures alive and pleads for the general community to stop getting caught up in this on-demand society and start being present to the world around the...

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July 17, 2021 47 mins

On this episode of the show, we have the awesome Omar Hamid. Omar is a young mind destined to change how we engage with entrepreneurship and social good in the future. A migrant from Atlanta, United States, and an innovation award winner, Omar is a deep and thoughtful individual who looks beyond the surface of the operation of things.

We discuss the nuances of entrepreneurship with Omar giving us an insight into what its l...

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June 17, 2021 61 mins

On this episode, I have Heba Shaheed. The description of "powerful woman" would not do her justice in the grand scheme of things. 

Heba and I have such a deep dynamic conversation about all things health, self-reflection, and self-betterment. Heba, who I now dub the "pocket rocket" is passionate about inspiring others to be better and being outspoken about injustice which is an obvious alignment to the ...

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May 28, 2021 65 mins

On this episode of the addLove podcast, we are blessed with the presence of another podcast host, Ali from Kickback Republic podcast. When two podcast hosts meet it's a given that the topic of podcasting arises but our conversation evolves into a more in-depth conversation about the future of communication and where that leaves us as a society.

We also discuss all things motivation and practically how to achieve the d...

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April 29, 2021 67 mins

On this episode of the addLove podcast, we have the amazing Abdul Hadi Shah-Idil. As someone I would classify Islamically trained but also connected to the western way of life, Abdul Hadi is one of the best people to field my questions about the growing concerns that the community has with what's happening among our leaders.

Abdul Hadi doesn't shy away at all from the difficult questions I throw his way and he ev...

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April 7, 2021 38 mins

On this episode of the addLove podcast, I have an amazing episode for you. Mariam Ardati is a death doula on a volunteer basis. Someone who helps people and their families through the process of death and dying. However, Mariam doesn't speak about death in terms of finality but more about using it to enhance the life we are currently living. It's so profound. She even shares an interesting story towards the end of the epi...

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March 19, 2021 58 mins

On this episode of the addLove podcast, we have the Amazing Zizi Charida who is a powerhouse in community development. We get to get into the nitty-gritty about what our community needs to progress and move forward. We get into the importance and more interestingly the unimportance of our self-perception. We discuss how to avoid becoming a victim when calamity befalls us and I pose a question to Zizi about identity and she has an a...

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On this bonus episode, I am in Melbourne with Zena on her show Xed talks. We talk plenty about different aspects of life, wellness, and identity. 

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March 1, 2021 71 mins

Introducing the amazing and talented Aishah Ali! On this episode of the addLove podcast we discuss some amazing topics like how our brains function in everyday society and what we need to do to get our minds right. We break down the concept of delayed gratification and explore how it is one of the factors of success. We explain conflict resolution on a real practical level and how miscommunication can happen in our everyday life wi...

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February 5, 2021 66 mins

On this episode of the addlove podcast, we are blessed to be joined by Amal Awad. Although Amal has experience in law and journalism this conversation is defined by the depth of the conversation surrounding creativity and how it can literally save our lives. We discuss authenticity and how it can go a long way to liberating us. 

Be sure to check out Amal's book that was released just this month!

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