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News By The Catalyst

News By The Catalyst

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You think it and we say it! Where African women go to experience the thoughts that run through their heads on news commentary and analysis.
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#3 Women in Leadership, Forget Everything you Know About a Linear Career Path

News By The Catalyst

EP 16 Post Partum Diaries, what women need to know
Farah Khaleck in Conversation with Nadja Khan: Farah is a brand champion of positivity, self-love, confidence, inner strength and motivation. As a motivational speaker, she advocates for a positive body image through self-appreciation and acceptance.  Join her in conversation with Nadja Khan on our post partum diaries.
July 27, 2021
Welcome to the Morning Brew by News by The Catalyst!
Every morning we want to be at your breakfast table! Get the daily 5-minute round-up of what you need to know each morning! Protest in Africa during the pandemic is today’s one big thing. Youth demonstrations during the pandemic have not allowed young people to directly influence the post-protest governments. Even young activists struggle to translate the political grievances of protest movements into a broader political agenda. It is a challenge for most of these protests to maintain their momentum and establish long-lasting solutions for their initial purpose and objectives. What is Kenya’s state of labour rights? A fiery catastrophe like Francis Atwoli’s sign? Plus why does the Queen of England have a throne in Nigeria?
June 15, 2021
EP 14 Threesomes with Tessa Thompson equals WINNING!
We got to see a sneak peek of "the other" Lil Nas and it's a pandemic and we need to social distance but, "Where my hug at?" dudes stay being annoying AF!
May 26, 2021
EP 13 Last we checked, Kenya's last dictator is with the Lord?!
The BBI ruling and the shenanigans surrounding it, who wants a forest for what? And what would Wangari Maathai do?
May 24, 2021
EP 12 It is comforting to know that terrorists get stuck in traffic on their way to work too!
There is so much to catch up on! Bullying and baby names and why you never call another woman's man a king on a restaurant review!
May 24, 2021
EP 11 Is it a Scarface movie remake? A grenade shaped sex toy and cocaine with your patient during an MRI!
With everything we are going through in this pandemic, we need to be in the next version of the Bible! Tune in for the usual "OMG, did this really happen?" update on the news!
May 14, 2021
Ep 10 Putin is shaking in his boots and the math of Kenyan police brutality
We would definitely hire the people that helped Bill Clinton out, to fix our PR, so I guess we kinda get where the Kenyan government is headed with the new Washington DC lobbying firm they hired for USD 600, 000?
April 26, 2021
EP 9 It's Been Bananas! Periods, Incest, The Power Puff Girls and Bad Wigs
What do you even ask women at job interviews? Who knows, the CJ interview panel is struggling too. Maybe it requires a special, government decreed commission of inquiry and a report? All this and more in this week's episode!
April 20, 2021
EP 8 Couples that scam and commit vandalism together, stay together!
Bridgerton isn't worth watching anymore, there is a great HIV vaccine but SYKE! You live in Kenya so, good luck with healthcare. Apparently "we" borrowed "public" loans, drones will now be used as curfew breaking snitches and you didn't hear from us, but someone's building a city near you so drop your bitcoin and invest in Akoin!
April 08, 2021
EP 7 We're all about all sizes, but tell that to the Suez Canal and Climate Change!
So, the Suez Canal doesn't accommodate all shapes and sizes and climate change is affecting certain body parts too? Gotta add, "It's not me babe, it's climate change." to the pillow talk!
April 07, 2021
EP 6 Still day drinking, eating spider leaves & paying taxes!
Eric Omondi's wife material is in tatters, the curfew extension could have been a text and sincere condolences to our Tanzanian brothers and sisters. 
March 18, 2021
EP 5 We are back! And ALLEGEDLY, we hear padlocks were being polished?
So much has happened since we took the break! But here we are with our thoughts on recent news. We will now have this show as a weekly segment. We have new hosts and writers as well, drumroll! Introducing Maxy, Justine, Benedict and as always Nonie!
March 16, 2021
Ep #4 I love my job, but someone once tried to shoot me!
Linda Kimori became a publicist and manager to some of Kenya's most renowned and well known public personalities. A Marketing Communications professional with 10+ years specializing in the private and development sectors. Linda's solid brand management and creative agency background; combined with highly adaptable and well-developed interpersonal skills has seen her climb up the ranks in this industry. And what is a career path story without some drama, right?
November 12, 2020
#3 Women in Leadership, Forget Everything you Know About a Linear Career Path
Mercy Randa left Tanzania abruptly as a student journalist who was deported for hard-hitting news commentary that didn't sit right with the political regime at the time. She moved to Kenya and worked on investigative pieces, a youth magazine and transitioned into financial news. As a woman in a team that only had three women, she was able to navigate this space and shift into public relations at Ogilvy serving financial clients. Currently, the CEO of her own investor relations firm, P&L Consulting and a Founder of a "Pandemic Business" that focuses on outdoor living and lifestyle, Mercy's journey is a testament to clarity on what you want and adaptability and flexibility on the journey to get there.
October 22, 2020
#NewsByTheCatalyst Episode One, The Pleasure Principle
Sexualities is one of those subjects where you want to talk to people that have a sense of warmth and openness and this week we feature two amazing guests, Tyomi Morgan and Celine Manning who speak to spirituality and sexuality, experimenting with positions and sensual fitness. "What I have found is that a lot of people are still on a different level, they are working to dig out their sexuality from repression, depression and oppression. It is a foreign concept to them and I am very happy to represent and speak to the spiritual side." - Tyomi Morgan "Sensual fitness is about tapping into your sensual side, you can pole dance, I pole dance and you can do Kegels at any point to tone and feel good about yourself because you are doing something for you." -Celine Manning
October 10, 2020
News By The Catalyst Episode O
Introducing News by The Catalyst! This is Episode 0. Zero, the number that defines what a lot of us can cash our opinions for. The Catalyst is a Pan-African comedy show created and hosted by me, Muthoni Maingi. Each season of the show will have 12 episodes, interview exclusives, and deep cuts on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, a newsletter and a podcast. This is season one, written by Justine Wanda, Sheila Ajwang, Ciku Waithaka and I. We want you to be our forever coffee date, so put us on your calendar twice a month.
September 22, 2020
The Catalyst Theme Song: Of importance is Life
The Catalyst is a Pan-African comedy web television talk show hosted by Muthoni Maingi. Each season of the show will have 12 episodes, interview exclusives, and deep cuts on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, newsletter and a podcast. The series is created by Muthoni Maingi and written by Muthoni Maingi, Justine Wanda, Sheila Omondi and Ciku Waithaka. The Catalyst is driven by a style of reaching the modern, African woman in a hurry. Breaking down the most important news analysis that you need to know to start your day. We are a product that integrates events in culture, politics, tech, and focuses on being an important part of African women's daily update calendars. We are a video and audio company, breaking down key topics, bringing you interviews with the people you need to know, and making you smarter throughout your day on everything from tax policies to how to fold a fitted sheet. All delivered through the routines that make up your life. The Catalyst is built around a simple proposition — deliver the clearest, smartest, most efficient experience.
September 15, 2020