James Piecowye thinking out loud

Ideas, inspiration and a bit of random.

Need some CarTalk?

Every week this segment of what is easily the best talk radio program on the airwaves at 9pm in the UAE, maybe the world, turns into a car showroom. What do you know about cars and what do you want to know about cars? The guys over at www.motoringme.com join us to help you make sense […]

24 of the BEST Indie Music tunes from the middle east in 2017

I am easily the luckiest guy in Dubai. Every week Adam, the guy in the picture above, joins me for the price of a cup of decaf, to talk about the coolest indie music in the middle east and along the way we actually get to play the tunes. So, not only do I get […]

Fix that ride but via the radio

We are always surprised by how many people are literate about the latest models of cars on the road but have very basic or zero ability to perform even the most basic maintenance on their rides. When I say we I am talking about Glenn Power and myself. Funny story how this show came about, […]

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. […]

Do you have a book in you?

Do you have the creative energy to write a book? Have you started to write your story and stopped? I had the opportunity to speak to Dedra Stevenson about her latest book, it will scare the pants off you, and learn a bit more about creative process. Inspiring, entertaining and informative is a conversation with […]

The Dubai Music Industry

  My interest in the workings of cultural industries started well before grad school. Over the past 25 years I have gone from Canada to the UAE and from one industrial environment to another. What has not changed is the fact that cultural industries are one of the most cherished by nations and the most […]

Motivation from Marcus Smith

Every week I have the opportunity to sit down with Marcus Smith the man behind the Innerfight.com brand and talk fitness. Today as we were answering questions I realized, as I do most weeks, we are not just talking health and fitness we are talking basic life strategy. As we wound down the show what […]

The music of the week club

If you are new to my site let me introduce you to something very special, a gift of sorts. Every week on DubaiEye I produce a radio show called the JukeBox with Adam and Paul from Triplew.ME. This is show that is all about playing a great playlist of music from the Middle East that people are […]

What are your thoughts on Discipline in school?

So, you are well aware that for 6 hours a week I am a professional broadcaster on DubaiEye 103.8FM and this is a great way to put into practice the theory I teach in the classroom. Well, this week I was listening to Kenny and Daisy on the competition, Radio2, and a great question was put […]

Career Decisions and as a bonus role of radio in education

This is the time of year when students around the world are in the midst of considering what their future path may look like. University? College? Trade School? Gap Year? What to do, what to doAs an educator and parent I can tell you with certainty that there are no easy answers. I can also […]

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