The 1st Half Podcast

The 1st Half Podcast

The 1st Half Podcast is dedicated to all aspects of the beautiful game.Follow our resident footy culture junkie and entrepreneur, Paul Desbaillets as he take a North American spin & approach on current news, culture, art, music & anything else that falls onto the pitch that connects us to the heart attack inducing world of Football (Soccer).Each week Paul will interview guests ranging from Chefs, Musicians, Artists, Athletes, Fanatics, Influencers and anyone else he can find willing to talk to him about the Football Ecosystem.Then Monday to Friday at 4pm, ‘STOPPAGE TIME’ LIVE happens were Paul gets to talk in real time about current events with guests from around the world.... Show More

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July 6, 2020 30 min

Andrew Patrick Rose is an English professional footballer and Father who plays for Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer. Rose is also a U.S. green card holder which allows him to play in MLS as a domestic player. He Played in the UK before making the move to MLS. 

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June 29, 2020 39 min

 Stikki Peaches is an anonymous Canadian street artist known for his graffiti and wheat-pasted posters. Melding popular culture references, including Star Wars, with punk symbols and tattoo styles, the artist creates exciting works that can be found in Paris, London, Berlin, New York, and his hometown of Montreal. 

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June 22, 2020 28 min

Boris Bede was born in Toulon, France and grew up playing soccer. He arrived in the United States in 2005 and played American football at Framingham High School in Framingham, Massachusetts. He also participated in soccer and track and field for the Flyers.

Boris is a Canadian football placekicker and punter for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He first enrolled at Tiffin University before transferring to...

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June 12, 2020 42 min

 Josh Mandel is a music-obsessed cultural omnivore who's been working in the advertising and marketing world for over 20 years. The first three years of his professional life were spent lost in the woods as an attorney. He then leveraged a bit of serendipity to re-boot as an entry-level Account Planner at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco, and have never looked back. Between then and now, Josh has held senior ...

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June 9, 2020 18 min

 Every weekday during COVID self-isolation we go LIVE on Instagram to get an inside look into our community of fans locked up in their nests. We check-in to see how everyone is getting on, keeping sane +++ they get to show off their sweet sweet footy memorabilia in the process... Stay tuned for our weekly compilations right here!

CLIPS FROM INTERVIEWS WITH: 
- Boris Bede
- Jeremy Filosa
- Alan Ganev
- Ali Gerba 

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June 2, 2020 27 min

 Every weekday during COVID self-isolation we go LIVE on Instagram to get an inside look into our community of fans locked up in their nests. We check-in to see how everyone is getting on, keeping sane +++ they get to show off their sweet sweet footy memorabilia in the process... Stay tuned for our weekly compilations right here!

CLIPS FROM INTERVIEWS WITH: 

- Pat Leduc

- Ryan Aronson

- Josh Mandel

- Georges Laraque

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June 1, 2020 35 min

 Ethan Zohn , is a motivational speaker, a former American professional soccer player, and a reality television series contestant who won Survivor: Africa, and community leader. 

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May 25, 2020 20 min

 Every weekday during COVID self-isolation we go LIVE on Instagram to get an inside look into our community of fans locked up in their nests. We check-in to see how everyone is getting on, keeping sane +++ they get to show off their sweet sweet footy memorabilia in the process... Stay tuned for our weekly compilations right here!

CLIPS FROM INTERVIEWS WITH:
- Neil Dowson
- Jay Farrar
- Ethan Zohn 
- Jason Rockman
- Joseph For...

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May 25, 2020 39 min

 Tony Loffreda is a Canadian politician and former banker. In July 2019, he was appointed as a Canadian Senator representing the province of Quebec. He previously worked as a Royal Bank of Canada executive in Montreal. He was also an integral person in Canada locking in the 2026 WORLD CUP as part of the ‘United 2026’ Campaign 

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May 20, 2020 18 min

 Every weekday during COVID self-isolation we go LIVE on Instagram to get an inside look into our community of fans locked up in their nests. We check-in to see how everyone is getting on, keeping sane +++ they get to show off their sweet sweet footy memorabilia in the process... Stay tuned for our weekly compilations right here!



CLIPS FROM INTERVIEWS WITH:
- Vincenzo Cavallo
- John Bowman 
- Rob Nagy & Arielle Miron
- J...

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May 20, 2020 45 min

 James Mullinger is an English alternative comedian and finalist in the comedy competition "Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol". He now lives in Atlantic Canada and has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Solo Show and a Just For Laughs Best Comedy Show Award. 

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May 14, 2020 21 min

Every weekday during COVID self-isolation we go LIVE on Instagram to get an inside look into our community of fans locked up in their nests. We check-in to see how everyone is getting on, keeping sane +++ they get to show off their sweet sweet footy memorabilia in the process... Stay tuned for our weekly compilations right here!


CLIPS FROM INTERVIEWS WITH:

- Kevin Laramee
- Misha Smarzik
- James Mullinger
- Sam Roberts
- Jukk...

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May 13, 2020 46 min

This world-renowned chef started in his mother’s South Korean kitchen, in Argentina/Paraguay. Thanks to a fresh garden that spanned acres, and his mom’s insistence on creating everything from scratch, the drive for perfection, sustainability, and farm-to-table cooking became his raison d’être. This mantra carried him through years of training under Japan’s most revered cooking masters, fed his ambition to work his way up from a dis...

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May 8, 2020 23 min

 Every weekday during COVID self-isolation we go LIVE on Instagram to get an inside look into our community of fans locked up in their nests. We check-in to see how everyone is getting on, keeping sane +++ they get to show off their sweet sweet footy memorabilia in the process... Stay tuned for our weekly compilations right here! 

Clips from Interviews with:

  • Patrick Langlois 
  • Craig Sauvé
  • Emilie Duquette 
  • Alex Kénol 
  • Shamit Sh...
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    May 8, 2020 38 min

    Pro Footballer Joel Waterman made history as the first ever player from the Canadian Premier League to be sold to an MLS club. 

    He made his debut for the Montreal Impact on February 19 against Saprissa in a CONCACAF Champions League match and  made his MLS debut for the Impact in their season opener against the New England Revolution on February 29, 2020.

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    Special Guest, Arcadio Marcuzzi, Journalist & Soccer Analyst -  98,5 FM Sports, Journal Métro, IMFC Radio, Canadian Premier League - Answers our 12 Questions and talks about his Argentinian heritage, his passion for soccer, and his journey from soccer blogger to journalist/analyst, how timing sometimes is everything, what football will look like after this pandemic and more!

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    April 19, 2020 28 min

     Every weekday during the COVID self-isolation and social-distancing season we go LIVE on Instagram to get an inside look into our community of fans locked up in their nests. We check-in to see how everyone is getting on, keeping sane +++ they get to show off their sweet sweet footy memorabilia in the process... Stay tuned for our weekly compilations right here!

    Check us out: https://the1sthalf.com/ 

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    Special Guest, Conor McKenna - TSN 690 - Answers our 12 Questions and talks about his journey to be coming a radio host, how soccer and sports in general will bounce back from this, the hospitality industry and self-isolation. 

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    April 12, 2020 24 min

    Every weekday during the COVID self-isolation and social-distancing season we go LIVE on Instagram to get an inside look into our community of fans locked up in their nests. We check-in to see how everyone is getting on, keeping sane +++ they get to show off their sweet sweet footy memorabilia in the process... Stay tuned for our weekly compilations right here! Check us out: https://the1sthalf.com/

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    Special Guest, Massimo Lecas - Partner at Fiorellino - Answers our 12 Questions and talks about his journey in the restaurant business, his love of footy and where his passion for the worlds most beautiful game came from, Juventus, the Italian National Team, MLS & The Montreal Impact, how covid is affecting him personally and professionally, appreciating hospital staff and more!

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