The Transit Lounge with Mohamad Zaoud
By Toledo Society
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The Transit Lounge chronicles the journeys of people who’ve had a considerable impact on the Muslim world. In season 1, we hear from successful entrepreneurs, academics, scholars and politicians. Hosted by Mohamad Zaoud, each episode explores the highs and lows of our guests, and tackles the question of our time - what does it take to find balance when living a contemporary Muslim life. Mohamad Zaoud is a brand enthusiast and consults businesses and NGOs on brand & growth strategies. He’s currently the Manager of Digital Growth – EMEA, and formerly Head of Marketing MENA, at Al Jazeera Media Network where he’s worked on flagship brands including Al Jazeera and AJ+.
||CleanS1E10: Peter Gould | The Road to Zileej||Arguably the forerunner in Islamic related design across the world, Peter Gould's journey is fascinating on both a personal and business level. By the time Peter hit university, he discovered two crucial things that would inform his work to come; his pa||11 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E9: Shahed Amanullah | Silicon Valley, Start-Ups and Muslim potential||If there is anyone who has walked the world through his career, its Shahed Amanullah. He's worked at several major engineer firms, at the World Bank, in real estate development and a in the US State Department. But these jobs have only been in between w||28 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E8: Hanan Dover | PsychCentral, Mission of Hope & a few taboos||Recent times have seen massive strides in Muslim mental health awareness. The ways in which we understand wellness have shifted a great deal and it's increasingly clear that mental illness is not to be pushed under the rug. However, we often don't hear||14 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E7: Riyaad Minty | AJ+, TRT and everything in between.||Riyaad Minty grew up in a South Africa just recovering from decades of oppressive apartheid. With a keen interest in human rights in a post 9/11 world, Riyaad chose to do a Law degree at university; but only for so long. With a vision in mind and a comp||31 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E6: Mohamad Jebara | Co-Founder of Mathspace: Islamic Values and Modern Business||By any measure of the word, Mohamad Jebara is a true Math whiz. Scoring in the top 0.5 percentile in his year 12 finals, he ventured to take on the toughest Math he could find at university: actuarial studies. By his mid-20s, Mohamad's genius saw him be||17 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E5: Naz Shah | British Parliament via Poverty||Abandoned by her father at six, Naz's family was jumping from squalor to squalor and living meal to meal. Far from a normal upbringing, she was sent to Pakistan at 12, to protect her from the man sexually exploiting her mother over a mortgage. She was f||3 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing: 7 Stories||Introducing a new show from Toledo Society called 7 Stories - 7 minute stories as you drop your kids to school!||26 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E4: Mufti Menk | Struggles of a Worldwide Mufti||Mufti Menk is arguably the most popular and renowned Mufti on the planet. Having been in the 'Top 500 Most Influential Muslims' list 6 years in a row, his name and online lectures are a staple in millions of Muslim households. To no surprise, we learn t||19 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E3: Dalia Mogahed | Muslim Engagement & The White House||There are few Muslims who can say they had a seat at the President's table, and Dalia Mogahed is one of those rare few. An Egyptian American at the forefront of Muslim Activism for over a decade, Dalia's journey has seen her lecturing at colleges, train||6 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E2: Haroon Meer | Founder of Thinkst: A Method to the Madness||Haroon Meer grew up in the tail end of Apartheid South Africa, but his future was far from bleak. After almost two decades in information security (and playing a lot of pool!), Haroon founded Thinkst, a start-up responsible for bringing Canary to the wo||23 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E1: Prof. John Esposito | Georgetown’s Unlikely Scholar of Islam||This Transit Lounge episode with Professor John Esposito is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster; with lots of laughter, some tears and an abundance of wisdom. Join us as we reflect on the Professor’s life and gain insights into the task ahead for the||9 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: The Transit Lounge with Mohamad Zaoud||The Transit Lounge chronicles the journeys of people who’ve had a considerable impact on the Muslim world. Hosted by Mohamad Zaoud, each episode explores the highs and lows of our guests, and tackles the question of our time - what does it take to fin||14 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
If you need an inspirational kick in the pants to get you going, this is the one.
Just listened to the Peter Gould Episode. This chat is exactly what I needed to listen to at this particular stage in my career. Happy to have discovered the Transit Lounge too. Now to binge the other 9 episodes.
Keep doing what you’re doing guys, it is working.
Unique way of connecting with high-profile muslims in different parts of the world. At the same time motivating and uplifting
Relevant, unbiased and well balanced
No unnecessary effort to try and sound “cool” and “hip” like most stuff out there. To the point, relevant conversations. Good work and keep it up