Esquire Q&A

Esquire Q&A
Our weekly podcast that brings you the biggest names in the world of entertainment, style, travel, culture, sports and a whole lot more. Esquire Q&A aims to leave you - the listener - a bit more clued up with what’s going on in the world (from the experts who should know). The Esquire Q&A Podcast is brought to you by Esquire Middle East.

Dolores Al Shelleh - Climbing Mt. Everest and making documentaries
Apr 21 • 26 min
Another week, another podcast.
Mohamed Jassim Al Serkal - on Olympic dreams and dressage
Apr 14 • 33 min
Another week, another Esquire Q&A Podcast. Today, we’re sitting down with Mohamed Jassim Al Serkal, the UAE’s lone Emirati dressage rider.
Markus Leithe - Self-driving cars and the future of the motor industry
Mar 31 • 35 min
Welcome back to the Esquire Q&A Podcast! Today is a very special day for the podcast because it’s the start of season three. Yes, the podcast has proven so popular that we are back, bringing with us an entirely new roster of interesting guests that…
Ghassan Salameh - Urban activism and what makes good design
Jan 14 • 20 min
Another week, another episode of the Esquire Q&A Podcast.
Yassir Max Corpataux - Becoming a coffee sommelier and how to make the perfect cup
Jan 7 • 31 min
It’s another episode of the Esquire Q&A podcast.
Amir Khan - The Clash on the Dunes and what’s next for boxing
Dec 31, 2019 • 26 min
Welcome to another episode of the Esquire Q&A podcast
Tim Cordon - the wild world of Middle Eastern hospitality
Dec 24, 2019 • 28 min
As you know – each week we sit down with a man (or a woman) who exhibits both style and substance, two characteristics that we hold most dear at Esquire. Today, my guest certainly embodies those two principles – and for the first time for the podcast he’s…
Benjamin Ampen - what’s next for Twitter and getting a job in tech
Dec 17, 2019 • 38 min
Hello, and welcome once again to another episode of the Esquire Q&A Podcast. Now as regular listeners will know, this is the show where we sit down with men and women who exhibit both style and substance. Today is no different, as for the first time we…
David Tedeschi - on what makes Hublot tick
Nov 24, 2019 • 23 min
Now, today is a very special episode because we are – GASP – breaking our regular podcasting schedule? Why would we do that I hear you ask? Because it is currently the Dubai Watch Week, aka the region’s biggest watch shindig that brings thousands of…
Caroline Leon - road to recovery and climbing the world’s tallest peaks
Nov 19, 2019 • 28 min
When Caroline Leon broke her back four years ago she never thought she’d be able to walk again let alone attempt to become the first person to climb the 15 highest peaks in the Middle East. At the time, her injuries were so severe she wanted to give up.…
Jafaar - The arab music scene and developing inspiration
Nov 12, 2019 • 28 min
Hello, and welcome back to the Esquire Q&A Podcast. Now as many of you will know, this is the show where we sit down with men and women who exhibit both style and substance. Previously, we’ve talked to award-winning chefs, broadcasters, watchmakers,…
Eddie Hall - Lifting 500 kilogrammes and working out with Swazzenagger
Nov 5, 2019 • 22 min
It’s not often that you hear of someone successfully lifting 500 kilos in a world record deadlift. The Beast, Eddie Hall shattered records in 2017 and also took home the title of the World’s Strongest Man. The former truck mechanic turned the world’s…
Akira Back - Michelin Stars and why mums are the ultimate food critics
Oct 24, 2019 • 28 min
Today we are sitting down with an internationally renowned chef with restaurants all over the globe. He’s been working in the culinary world for the last 20-years, but before that was a professional snowboarder of all things. Since swapping the snow for…
Amir Siddiqui – Dubai’s most expensive trainer on his US$10,000 fitness plan
Oct 16, 2019 • 20 min
Amir Siddiqui tells it like it is. He didn’t come to the UAE to help the country get fit or lose weight (although, that is a helpful byproduct), he did so to make money. Since then has earned a reputation as one of Dubai’s most effective – and expensive –…
WWE Superstar Mansoor - wrestling and women in sports
Oct 9, 2019 • 37 min
Welcome to another episode of the Esquire Q&A Podcast. This week we have a genuine superstar on the show, the WWE’s Mansoor. WWE superstar Mansoor Al-Shehail has quickly become a man of firsts. He was the first Saudi-born wrestler to sign for WWE, he was…
Samantha Wood (aka Foodiva) - on Dubai’s best restaurants
Sep 25, 2019 • 52 min
Samantha Wood is a British/Greek resident of Dubai, and wears a number of hats. She’s a restaurant reviewer, a food writer, PR practitioner and event organizer. Having left the hospitality industry and PR world she set up her business in Dubai in eight…
Max Büsser - the rocky road of entrepreneurship and watches
Sep 17, 2019 • 40 min
Swiss businessman Maximillian Büsser is the founder, creator and chief creative officer of MB&F (Maximillian Büsser & Friends), a seriously luxurious independent watch brand. Büsser’s watch portfolio previously includes CEO of Harry Winston, Inc. Rare…
Pokras Lampas – going from graffiti to calligraphy and getting over creative challenges
Aug 6, 2019 • 16 min
Welcome back to another episode of Esquire Q&A
Emkwan - on YouTube, Influence and high-end watches
Jul 30, 2019 • 39 min
Our guest today is a good friend to the brand. He appeared in last year’s biggest influencers of the gulf list, as our only technology vlogger – however he has since expanded out into the world of men’s luxury lifestyle, cars and watches. Yes, Emkwan is…
Luca Valentini – life as an artist in Dubai and where inspiration comes from
Jul 23, 2019 • 30 min
Another episode of the Esquire Q&A Podcast.
Ali Khalifeh - the importance of side hustle and when to go your own way
Jul 16, 2019 • 21 min
Another episode of the Esquire Q&A Podcast.
Abdulwahab Bahrawi – Escape Rooms and starting a business in the Middle East
Jul 2, 2019 • 30 min
Hello, and welcome to the Esquire Q&A podcast – our weekly sit-down with someone of style and substance here in the Middle East. For first time listeners, this is where we get someone who is doing rather well in his or her industry, sit them down, and ask…
Chris McHardy and Robbie Greenfield - Success and a well-blended partnership
Jun 25, 2019 • 45 min
Success is a difficult metric to define. For instance, there are few cases when two affable men chatting inanely about news, entertainment and occasionally bickering about sport (mainly golf) for three-hours on a daily basis wouldn’t be deemed anything…
Ammar Daba - why he left Syria and creating comedy in the Middle East
Jun 18, 2019 • 34 min
Welcome back to another episode of Esquire Q&A. Today we have a very special guest. Ammar Daba, a Syrian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. Started his writing and acting career in 2002 in Damascus, he wrote for theatre, TV and radio. In 2005, he moved…
Jonathan Rouxmouth – The Phantom of the Opera and living life as a performer
Jun 11, 2019 • 35 min
Welcome back to another episode of Esquire Q&A
Mike Phillips - mental health in sports and playing for Wales
May 28, 2019 • 30 min
Mike Phillips
Philip Chiang - P.F. Chang’s ten year anniversary in the Middle East and building his business
May 21, 2019 • 23 min
Hello and welcome to the Esquire Q&A Podcast. Yes, it’s that little slice of audible adventure that sees us talking to all manner of guests, from all walks of life. The main thing that ties each guest together however, is that they are perfect examples of…
Sherin Francis - what makes the Seychelles such a special place to visit
May 14, 2019 • 25 min
Another week, another episode of the Esquire Q&A Podcast. This is a very special episode. Each week we talk to a man or woman who exhibits both style and substance. But in this week’s episode, we’re talking about a destination that has a bit of both. The…
Raj Kotecha - The neverending hustle and when opportunity and preparation collide
May 7, 2019 • 44 min
Raj Kotecha is a man of many talents. He’s a motivational and business strategy speaker. He’s a DJ. And he’s the CEO of Creative Content Agency, a business he founded. He has spent the last two decades helping brands and entrepreneurs get better, and has…
Ahmed Al Nasheet (DVLZ Game) – on becoming a games influencer and the battle royale genre
Apr 30, 2019 • 31 min
This week’s guest is certainly someone who needs no introduction here at Esquire Middle East, or indeed if you are one of the region’s millions of gamers. Ahmed Al Nasheet – aka DVLZ Game – pretty much kicked off the gaming-cum-Youtube phenomenon here in…
Hamdan Al Abri & Aqib Anwar - fame versus success and being a smartphone creative
Apr 23, 2019 • 51 min
Hello, and welcome back to the Esquire Q&A Podcast – our weekly sit-down with some of the biggest and coolest names in the Middle East. Each week we talk to a man or woman who exhibits both style and substance, but this is a bit of a special show this…
Alexander Hall - Haute de Gamme - the creative process and life as a professional artist
Apr 16, 2019 • 35 min
Alexander Hall is a London-based contemporary artist – who is also known by the alias Haute de Gamme. It’s a tad hard to discuss art - which is a visual medium - on an audio podcast, but Hall does a great job of talking us through some of his better-known…
Nick Alvis and Scott Price - working for Gordon Ramsay and opening restaurants in Dubai
Apr 9, 2019 • 49 min
Nick Alvis and Scott Price are no strangers to the Dubai culinary scene. The Gordon Ramsay trained duo previously ran his restaurant Verre in Dubai Creek, before creating their own concept restaurants Table 9 and Taste Kitchen – both of which won plenty…
Malcolm Borwick - on being the world’s best polo player and Royal Salute
Apr 2, 2019 • 28 min
Welcome to Esquire Q+A - an entirely re-branded podcast from us here at Esquire Middle East. Each week we’re going to be sitting down with an expert in the field of technology, gaming, fashion, lifestyle, watches, art, design, culture and more, to find…