Part I: Qaddafi’s Point Guard, an Interview with Alex Owumi

Extra Pack of Peanuts Podcast Part I: Qaddafi's Point Guard, an Interview with Alex Owumi

Alex Owumi, a U.S. Basketball player took a contract that would get him out of a bad situation.

Little did he know, it was just going to put him into a much worse one.

Alex was playing for the Benghazi Basketball team in Libya when the Arab Spring occurred.

When the world turned into a warzone outside of his penthouse apartment.

Today he joins us to tell the story of how he, unknowingly, came to be playing for a team owned by Qaddafi, his attempts to motivate the team, and the horrors of being trapped in the middle of a revolution with no end in sight.

This is part one of a two-part interview. Make sure to check back tomorrow to hear the conclusion of Alex’s story.

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In This Episode:

  • How Alex ended up playing for Libya.
  • Christmas from far away.
  • The hostile working environment in Libya.
  • Leading up to the Arab Spring.
  • A beautiful city descending into a warzone.
  • What happens when you’re trapped in an apartment for over 2 weeks.
  • His experience being on the verge of suicide.
  • and much more!

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