The Habibis

The Habibis

The Habibis is three game developers drinking some good Arab Tea for what should be about fourty minutes, inshallah, each week, inshallah. Fawzi Mesmar, Osama Dorias, and Rami Ismail discuss games and media and life as Arabs living all around the big world.


May 19, 2023 64 mins

The Habibis look back at 100 episodes of doilies, agent Smith, segues, and inshallahs.

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Note: as this is an episode featuring Anisa, there is cursing as the edit-time to remove the cursing would exceed the full lifespan of the universe.

Fawzi & Rami are joined by Osama Dorias-representative Anisa Sanusi. We talk about the BAFTAs, Ramadan, and wearing suits in a Starbucks.

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March 10, 2023 68 mins

The three Habibis talk about a topic that cannot be avoided, the eternal truth of Arab culture: Amr Diab.

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Osama and Fawzi spend almost an hour talking about time, Tunic, Pinnochio, and board games - all in anticipation of the big question of the week: if Osama messes up the intro, will that free him from the outro curse?

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February 3, 2023 47 mins

This title will make sense, inshallah.

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January 27, 2023 53 mins

Rami & Osama cry-laugh about settings inspired by Agrabah.

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January 20, 2023 73 mins

Rami faces a dilemma: who *is* the second guest on the Habibi's this week? It's impossible to tell, and he has to come up with a devious plan to figure out whether it is Osama or Fawzi who has joined him for this episode.

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January 13, 2023 49 mins

The Habibis kick off 2023 with what we would like to point out is a remarkably smooth episode that somehow goes all over the place anyway.

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January 6, 2023 75 mins

The Habibis discuss their favorite games of 2022, and discover that there were so many good games that it's hard to make a list of just 10 games.

Games mentioned (in alphabetical order):

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December 9, 2022 49 mins

Apologies for this excessively delayed episode - we were switching backends and it turned out to be a disaster! We've got everything back to work now: so enjoy this belated episode in which we talk about Marvel Snap.

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November 11, 2022 43 mins

Fawzi & Osama talk about games, and all the other stuff that went down this last week. Also, Osama agrees to an absolutely formally binding royalty share with Fawzi.

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November 4, 2022 65 mins

Fawzi & Rami talk about why Osama couldn't make it to this episode.

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October 28, 2022 56 mins

After a few weeks of hiatus, Rami, Fawzi, and Osama get back together to catch up on games, TV series, and... karaoke?

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October 1, 2022 52 mins

Note: as this is an episode featuring Anisa, there is cursing as the edit-time to remove the cursing would exceed the full lifespan of the universe. 

Fawzi & Rami are joined by Osama Dorias-representative Anisa Sanusi. Things go off the rails pretty much instantly, and never quite recover, although we do manage to talk about games and movies and stuff for like 5 minutes.

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September 23, 2022 65 mins

Arab Rami, Arab Fawzi, and Arab Osama are three Arab Game Developers Arab-drinking Good Arab Tea.

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September 16, 2022 65 mins

Osama & Rami congratulate Fawzi on the announcement of Assassins' Creed Mirage.

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September 11, 2022 51 mins

Rami, Osama, and also Fawzi catch up on the events of the week.

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September 2, 2022 52 mins

This time with proper microphones, Osama, Fawzi, and Rami run out of time to discuss all the things they want to talk about this episode.

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August 26, 2022 48 mins

So, disclaimer: we messed up the recording. We're posting it anyway because the talk is good, but we fully understand if you can't stomach the super-echo.

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August 19, 2022 60 mins

Fawzi, Rami, and Osama talk about AI? Is that right? Yeah, actually - AI.

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