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.

Episodes

March 14, 2024 4 mins

Every day for the entire Holy Month of Ramadan, one of the Habibis will release a short 5-10 minute "Suhoor Bite" episode to join you for your Suhoor. This year, Fawzi Mesmar will use his Suhoor Bites to describe his top 10 anime movies of all time. Today, #9.

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Every day for the entire Holy Month of Ramadan, one of the Habibis will release a short 5-10 minute "Suhoor Bite" episode to join you for your Suhoor. This year, Osama Dorias will use his Suhoor Bites to sit down and tell some fun anecdotes from his life.

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March 12, 2024 11 mins

Every day for the entire Holy Month of Ramadan, one of the Habibis will release a short 5-10 minute "Suhoor Bite" episode to join you for your Suhoor. As every year, Rami talks to Muslims, Arabs, or those who grew with or around Ramadan. For the first episode, the story of Maged Hamdy and the sprinkle.

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Every day for the entire Holy Month of Ramadan, one of the Habibis will release a short 5-10 minute "Suhoor Bite" episode to join you for your Suhoor. This year, Fawzi Mesmar will use his Suhoor Bites to describe his top 10 anime movies of all time. Today, #10.

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February 23, 2024 98 mins

Osama and Rami celebrate Fawzi's GDC Ambassador Award, and the Habibis catch up on what they've been up to, and what they've been playing and watching.

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How many Habibis does it take to make a Top 10 games of 2023 list? Three Habibis, it turns out: one to make the spreadsheets Fawzi can copy-paste into, one to correct Fawzi's copy-pasting skills, and one Fawzi.

Happy New Year, everyone <3

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The Habibis start on the impossible task of creating a Habibis Top 10.

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December 8, 2023 42 mins

Fawzi, Rami, and Osama try to figure out what they would sound like as Pokémon.

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Rami recounts the story of how Fawzi turned the entire country of Portugal against Egyptian kebab (this may be an exaggeration).

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October 6, 2023 34 mins

Fawzi & Rami visited devcom at the end of August, and caught up with Ahmed Salama to talk about devcom, gamescom, and games industry.

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September 8, 2023 58 mins

Rami, Osama, and Fawzi talk abo-salaam!

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August 4, 2023 64 mins

Creators & Guests

catch up and exchange stories of (busy) lives, travel, games, and to hear Osama get very excited about reading e-mails about Osama.
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May 19, 2023 64 mins

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

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March 31, 2023 47 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. 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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