You sang with Deezer for the homeland commemorating the 90th Saudi National Day, and today Deezer has announced the launch of its first original podcast for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Today is a fresh collaboration with Saudi writer, actor and artist Amy Roko, and it is streaming now on Deezer.
The binge-worthy, five-episode Arabic podcast series is packed with cultural insights and commentary on comedy, film, music, digital content and tourism. In each episode, you have Amy chatting with a trailblazer from the Saudi cultural scene. Through freewheeling and honest conversations, you get to know more about their personal journeys, creative challenges, and insights on all that’s happening in the Kingdom.
Guests on Saudi Today are influential creatives from different walks of life. They include comedian Ibraheem Khairallah, content creator Omar Hussein, travel journalist Nara Alomayri, filmmaker Fatima Albanawi, and hip hop artist Lil Eazy.
After ruling Vine and Instagram, she is now breaking new ground with Saudi Today. Amy explains:
We are always being asked about living and working in Saudi Arabia. Now you can hear it straight from the people who are in the thick of the action. Podcasts are an exciting medium to share our experiences and perspectives as Saudi creatives. And Saudi Today also shines a light on all the amazing things happening in my country.
Tarek Mounir, Deezer MENAT CEO, says:
Our listeners want more local content, and we heard them! With Saudi Today, you can get closer to some incredibly talented people, unplugged and real as they sit down to chat with the super-talented Amy Roko. If you ever wondered what the new Saudi Arabia sounds like, tune in. You’ll be entertained, informed and wowed by the breadth and diversity of the Kingdom’s talent.