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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.

Tracks

Suhoor Bites #04 - Fawzi's Favorite Anime Movies #9
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.
04:53 14/03/2024
Suhoor Bites #03 - Osama & the Snoring Contest
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.
04:29 12/03/2024
Suhoor Bites #02 - Rami & Maged Hamdy
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.
11:44 12/03/2024
Suhoor Bites #01 - Fawzi's Favorite Anime Movies #10
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.
04:48 09/03/2024
One Piece of Advice
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.
98:11 23/02/2024
The Habibis Game of the Year 2023 - Part 2: Inshallah
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
31:16 29/12/2023
The Habibis Game of the Year 2023 - Part 1: Cliffhanger
The Habibis start on the impossible task of creating a Habibis Top 10.
90:03 25/12/2023
Unsammy Valley
Fawzi, Rami, and Osama try to figure out what they would sound like as Pokémon.
42:36 08/12/2023
Talking Smack About Egyptian Kebab / We're Reasonable People Here
Rami recounts the story of how Fawzi turned the entire country of Portugal against Egyptian kebab (this may be an exaggeration).
73:03 02/12/2023
Time Travel Episode: devcom
Fawzi & Rami visited devcom at the end of August, and caught up with Ahmed Salama to talk about devcom, gamescom, and games industry.
34:29 06/10/2023
All The Time Today, Folks!
Rami, Osama, and Fawzi talk abo-salaam!
58:13 08/09/2023
Habiback III: Maximum Inshallah
Creators & Guests Rami Ismail / رامي - Host Osama Dorias - Host Fawzi Mesmar (فوزي) - Host catch up and exchange stories of (busy) lives, travel, games, and to hear Osama get very excited about reading e-mails about Osama.
64:14 04/08/2023
100/100
The Habibis look back at 100 episodes of doilies, agent Smith, segues, and inshallahs.
64:05 19/05/2023
Mom Keeps Me Humble (Anisa-Rated)
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.
47:28 31/03/2023
Amr Diab
The three Habibis talk about a topic that cannot be avoided, the eternal truth of Arab culture: Amr Diab.
68:15 10/03/2023
If I Mess Up The Intro, Does That Mean I Will Not Mess Up The Outro?
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?
55:14 10/02/2023
I Prefer Nic Cage
This title will make sense, inshallah.
47:21 03/02/2023
Agrabah Again
Rami & Osama cry-laugh about settings inspired by Agrabah.
53:46 27/01/2023
The Chin or The Glare
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.
73:20 20/01/2023
The Price of Three Sheep
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.
49:48 13/01/2023
The Habibi's Favorite 10 Games Of 2022
The Habibis discuss their favorite games of 2022, and discover that there were so many good games that it's hard to make a list of just 10 games.Games mentioned (in alphabetical order):Atari 50 The anniversary CelebrationCult of the LambDestiny 2: The Witch QueenDome KeeperDwarf FortressElden RingGod of War RagnarokGotham KnightsHigh on LifeHorizon Forbidden WestHyper DemonKing of Fighters 15Kirby & the Forgotten LandMarvel SnapMarvel: Midnight SunsMetal HellsingerNeon WhiteNFS UnboundNorcoOverwatch 2Pokemon Legends ArceusReturn to Monkey IslandRogue Legacy 2Rogue TowerStacklandsStrayThe Case of the Golden IdolTNMT Shredder's RevengeTrombone ChampTunicVampire SurvivorsWordleXenoblade Chronicles 3
75:48 06/01/2023
The Best Cut
Apologies for this excessively delayed episode - we were switching backends and it turned out to be a disaster! We've got everything back to work now: so enjoy this belated episode in which we talk about Marvel Snap.
49:58 09/12/2022
Royalty Share
Fawzi & Osama talk about games, and all the other stuff that went down this last week. Also, Osama agrees to an absolutely formally binding royalty share with Fawzi.
43:01 11/11/2022
High Highs
Fawzi & Rami talk about why Osama couldn't make it to this episode.
65:03 04/11/2022
The Final Countdown
After a few weeks of hiatus, Rami, Fawzi, and Osama get back together to catch up on games, TV series, and... karaoke?
56:33 28/10/2022
Bad Boy (Anisa-Rated)
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. Things go off the rails pretty much instantly, and never quite recover, although we do manage to talk about games and movies and stuff for like 5 minutes.
52:25 30/09/2022
What Arab?
Arab Rami, Arab Fawzi, and Arab Osama are three Arab Game Developers Arab-drinking Good Arab Tea.
65:56 23/09/2022
Calligraphy
Osama & Rami congratulate Fawzi on the announcement of Assassins' Creed Mirage.
65:29 16/09/2022
Fawzi Is Also Here
Rami, Osama, and also Fawzi catch up on the events of the week.
51:50 11/09/2022
Bokra after Bokra
This time with proper microphones, Osama, Fawzi, and Rami run out of time to discuss all the things they want to talk about this episode.
52:27 02/09/2022