Kounter Culture



Kuwait is undergoing a cultural explosion. Things are finally happening. But is society catching up? In this podcast we dissect and unravel social issues in Kuwait. From taboos to public discussions, were taking it all head on. Listen and contribute to keep tabs on the latest social issues and be a part of the change!


  • Episode 4: Are we too Western?

    11/05/2019 Duration: 01h20min

    In this episode, we hold a mirror up to Kounter Culture and question what our ideas of progress look like. Are we just trying to import western ideals? How can we distinguish genuine progress from simply romanticizing Western development? Our two guests, Ali Al Hassan and Ibrahim Almazeedi, offer their insights into what it means to be critical of the ideas we consume, and how we can begin to invest in local knowledge. Videos referenced in episode: 1. West and East, Cultural Differences https://youtu.be/ZoDtoB9Abck 2. Kuwait and the next generation - VPRO documentary https://tube.4aem.com/videos/watch/19a4dabd-d082-4caa-ad52-51ff2be8c4f1 3. Arundhati Roy ‘We’ ~ A Geopolitical Documentary https://vimeo.com/40341945

  • Episode 3: Behind the Masculine

    15/04/2019 Duration: 01h05min

    In this episode our two guests, Khalid and Abdulrazzaq, unravel what it means to "be masculine" in contemporary Kuwait. We blur the line between feminine and masculine, and discuss what it means to be vulnerable.

  • Episode 2: Double Lives and Double Standards

    24/03/2019 Duration: 43min

    In this episode, Hessah, Reem and Ghadeer untangle the question of double lives and double standards in Kuwait. What it is, why it happens, and what we can do to start living more authentic lives.

  • The Dardish show ft. Kounter Culture

    23/03/2019 Duration: 01h35min

    This is a special episode that aired on the Dardish Show. We discuss how we met, who we are, and what to expect from this podcast. We also chat with Eid about everything from social stigma, to start up culture, to negotiating cultures.

  • Episode 1: Cultivating self worth in Kuwait

    03/03/2019 Duration: 29min

    Introducing our first episode with Hessah, Ghadeer, Taiba and Reem. We begin to unpack some of our current frustrations living in Kuwait society, and why we believe this platform for discussion is necessary to create change. For more information check out our instagram: @kounter.culture