Podbridge, a UAE Embassy Podcast

Connecting the US, the Middle East and the World

Podbridge is a podcast focused on issues and ideas of shared interest in the United States, the Middle East and throughout the world. Each episode presents a conversation with specialists in the areas related to current topics, including science, technology, health, the environment, women’s empowerment, religious tolerance, and other subjects highlighting international partnerships between the UAE, US and other nations.

New episodes are published twice per month, with occasional extra episodes on special topics. Subscribe now on your favorite podcasting app to get updates about new episodes and access to all of our prior conversations.


Latest Episodes

A Hinge of History: The Middle East After the UAE-Israel Peace Accord

On September 15, Israel and the UAE signed an agreement at the White House normalizing relations between the two countries. In the eyes of regional experts, this deal and the parallel announcement between Bahrain and Israel, represents a watershed in the history of the Middle East, a moment of real opportunity with significant geopolitical, economic,...

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Covid-19 and Financial Recovery: “We Cannot Win the War But Lose the Peace”

The economic shutdown caused by the pandemic and the ongoing disruptions will demand ongoing and complex interventions by international institutions, central banks, and national governments. Many people will require sustained economic relief simply to survive. Until a vaccine is proven effective, measures must be taken to ensure the ongoing health, safety, and economic productivity of...

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A Reason For “Hope”: A Conversation About the Future of Space Exploration with Two Pioneering Women

On July 14, the Emirates Mars probe – “Hope” or “Al Amal” in Arabic – is scheduled to lift off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center and begin a seven-month journey to the Red Planet. The probe is expected to enter Mars’ orbit in 2021, coinciding with the UAE’s 50th anniversary. The Hope probe will serve as Mars’ first weather satellite. In this episode, UAE Minister...

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