James Piecowye thinking out loud

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Great Indie Music from the Middle East

This is easily the best hour of radio in the UAE. For just under an hour we play some of the coolest Middle Eastern indie tunes and have a conversation about what we think. Adam is the music detective here. There are always a few surprises on the playlist! Play this show and share it. […]

What about that workplace bully?

We had a great question on Nightline this week, we asked how you are dealing with the workplace bully. I was joined by Dr. James Kelley www.drjameskelley.com, a professor of business at UAEU and we tried to unpack the issue.   We had a great chat with an educator and school psychologist, Marie Carmen, who gave […]

Talking to Bikingman these guys are cool

It is always interesting to speak to people who have had a cool idea and then gone and taken it and turned it into something Well Axel and Andreas have done that with BIKINGMAN. http://bikingman.com/en/ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/451489-fastest-time-to-cycle-the-length-of-south-america-cartagena-to-ushuaia-by-a-tea I love the fact that these guys fell into cycling and it is a pretty recent thing. I love […]

Your Weekly Music Fix

One of the things you learn very fast when you have the opportunity to listen to radio from around the world is that there is not a lot of local music being played anywhere. What is going on with the indie music scene in the UAE is not much different anywhere around the world, it […]

A conversation with Richard Thaler

Most people are aware that by day I am a professor at Zayed University and by night I am a talk radio host on dubaieye 103.8fm. My night time vocation has allowed me to have some very interesting conversations with some very interesting people. In 2009, a little while ago, I had the opportunity to […]

Thoughts on Trump?

The President of the United States of America is if nothing else a person who ignites passion in people. Granted the passion that Mr. Trump is igniting is at the extremes and the passion that is being ignited can be as divisive as it is uniting. I think it is interesting to ponder the Trump […]

Alan Alda talks public speaking

There are endless hours of great content on CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio. And I have to say q is better than ever. Well, I happened on this absolutely fantastic interview with Alan Alda about public speaking. And Tom Power really has a knack for the interview. I love the part where Tom Power […]

Amazing how you lose track of time

It seems I am so caught up with my work at Zayed University, Nightline and CreativeMornings that I seem to have put down my pen when it comes to posting here. The final touches have just been put on the playlist for this weeks Indie Music Jukebox, all music from the Middle East. So, here is a […]

A little Indie Music

How often do you get to sit down with a great cup of coffee, some really good friends and talk about music that is great and not being heard by enough people? For me this happens on a weekly basis. I rock up at RAW Coffee, they turn down the house music and we talk […]

A great conversation with Kali McDermmot about music and more

I am a very lucky person because not only do I have the opportunity to teach about the theory and practice of media at a university  but I also get to put my lectures to the test as a radio talkshow host on DubaiEye. Well, this week I had the opportunity to sit down with a truly […]

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