Aswat: Voices of Arabia
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Aswat: Voices of Arabia is an English language podcast from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which explores the lives, aspirations, and achievements of the wonderful people of the region.
||CleanEpisode 9: One deep breath||With just one deep breath Mariam Shalan can reach depths of 50m. At only 17 years old, she holds the Egyptian National Record for 50m free diving in the category Constant Weight, and is the youngest professional female free diver in Saudi...||8 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 Finding Eddie: Can be listened to without headphones||Can be listened to without headphones||2 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Finding Eddie||Open Paws Jeddah is a rescue centre for dogs. In this region, dogs have had a bad reputation of being dirty and dangerous, so its quite unusual to hear or even see a dog. But this seems to be changing. However, the number of abandoned, lost or...||15 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Susie of Arabia||Susie met Adnan in 1977, while they were both students at The University of Arizona. She's American and he's Saudi. They fell in love. After a long courtship, they married in 1990 and lived in America for 30 years. Then, in 2007, they moved to Saudi...||28 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Bliss Run||Everyday, in many cities around the world, women lace up their running shoes and head out the door, to run in the streets and parks of their community. However, in Saudi Arabia this is a relatively new concept for women. Up until 2013, girls in public..||16 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: A passion for music||Nadia Dandachi has been playing the piano for 21 years. She's only 24 years old. She's performed at Davos in front of world leaders and spoken at the United Nations about the development of Arts and Music in Saudi Arabia. Even though there have been...||2 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Diving beneath the North Pole.||Mariam Ferdous is the first Saudi woman and only one of three women worldwide to dive at the North Pole. This audio uses sound from Free Sound: Underwater bubbling by Hampusnoren (https://freesound.org/people/Hampusnoren)||19 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Sporty Abayas||Sporty abayas have made it easier for women in Saudi Arabia to exercise in public. The designer, Eman Joharjy tells us her story.||3 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: At the top of the world: Raha Moharrak's story||Raha Moharrak is the first Saudi woman and youngest Arab to climb Mount Everest. She tells us about her experience.||3 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Driving, at last!||In 2017, the driving ban against women in Saudi Arabia was lifted. Those with licenses drove for the first time at midnight on June 24th, 2018. This is the story of two of those women.||3 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|