In the News: Arabic Podcasts Find a Growing Audience (Al-Fanar Media)

by Ursula Lindsey / 25 Sep 2018

Podcasts, digital audio series that can be downloaded and listened to through a smartphone, are becoming increasingly common in the Arab region.

While they still only have a niche audience, podcasts produced in the region are offering a largely youthful audience the chance to listen in on open debates, to hear about sensitive topics, and to learn from experts who are passionate about their careers or research.

Podcasts often act as “an inclusive, safe space for people to find out things,” said Khayra Bundakji, who hosts a show from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.