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.#soccer #the1sthalf #podcast

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June 28, 2021 41 min

Bacary Sagna (born 14 February 1983) is a French professional footballer. He has mainly played in the Premier League, and also for the France national team. His former manager at Arsenal, Arsène Wenger, once described him as the best right-back in the Premier League. In addition to him regularly featuring as a wing-back, Sagna played as a centre-back for Arsenal on several occasions.

Sagna began his career at Auxerre, before transfe...

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Naomi Accardi is a cultural storyteller, editor, interested in fashion, art and specifically in social issues. She is involved with SEASON zine. This magazine and things that they're doing on social media and the content they're putting out is fantastic. Naomi also has a footballing background. Her father was a professional footballer. 

Music by: Mr Pink by Topher Mohr & Alex Elena

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May 17, 2021 48 min

Louis Amadeus Jensen is an experienced creative director, producer, project manager, artist liaison, philanthropist, activist, and editor-in-chief with on the ground, from the roots up experience in the urban art movement. In addition to that, he is also a Spurs fan! He's somebody that you must to get to know and you will get to know on today's episode!

Music by: Mr Pink by Topher Mohr & Alex Elena

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May 3, 2021 34 min

Lilli Barrett-O’Keefe is the director of streetfootballworld, a global network of ‘football for good’ organizations in over 80 countries worldwide. We got to work together on a project called Play Proud Playbook here in Montreal. She primarily work on a program she started called, Play Proud, which focuses on LGBTQ+ youth inclusion in football. Additionally, she is a consultant for New York City Football Club running a crime/ga...

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April 19, 2021 39 min

With roots in Harlem and the Lower East Side, Skotch, born Joshua Khalil Davis-Henry, uses his unique New York City upbringing as the palette for which he paints his lyrical motifs. Raised by his father, Vincent Henry, who was deeply engrained in the Jazz, R&B and Funk world and his mother, Maria A. Davis, who was pioneering in the Hip-Hop and R&B party promotion scene, it’s easy to gauge not only why but also how Skotch fo...

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April 5, 2021 41 min

It's a real pleasure to get to know Ebun Olaloye @mrLBF! Ebun is a really smart and cool person doing amazing and interesting things with Live Breathe Futbol @LBFutbol. Born and raised in Nigeria, he grew up playing in a big field. He did well in school to be able to play soccer and they eventually moved to the New Jersey, US. He played soccer in high school and a little bit in college. While in college, he realized tha...

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March 22, 2021 33 min

Jessica Dionne DiMonte has worked in radio in Montreal for the past decade. She is an avid Manchester United supporter and spends her spare time travelling the world following Paul McCartney on tour. 

Music by: Mr Pink by Topher Mohr & Alex Elena

#JessicaDionneDiMonte #football #podcast

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March 8, 2021 38 min

Arton James is author of the football drama-thriller FOUL. 

Coming from careers in sports performance, data, and marketing, he now writes novels and screenplays that aim to explore the depths of the psyche and morality through gripping, fast-moving narratives. He occasionally turns his dark sensibilities towards comedy. 

Arton hails from the mean streets of Stockton-on-Tees and resides in London.

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February 22, 2021 34 min

 A football curator or a football content creator, Nacho is from Ground Hopper Barcelona. Nacho has travelled a lot. He has been to England, Spain and etc. Nacho did his first long trip when he was 20 years old. He spent 1 month in San Francisco to learn English. 

Nacho spent most of his life in Barcelona, but he also spent some time in London and move there for the Olympics. In 2017, he moved to Argentina and he was contacted to jo...

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February 8, 2021 34 min

Brandon Miller is an American soccer player, currently playing for Charlotte Independence in the United Soccer League. He's also part of the Black Players Alliance in the USL. Smart guy, definitely on point and he's someone you need to get to know because he is pushing all fantastic agendas in the States and specifically in the world of football. He also happen to have an absolutely brilliant beard!

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January 25, 2021 34 min

Alex Cervantes is out on LA and currently doing amazing graphics for LAFC. He's a LAFC supporter and freelance graphic designer for the club. 

Born and raised in north Hollywood California, his parents both immigrated from Mexico. Growing up in a diverse community with different cultures around him, Alex started appreciating so many different walls of culture and life.

For football, Alex's father is into football and he think...

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January 11, 2021 32 min

Dwayne Anthony De Rosario (born May 15, 1978) is a Canadian former professional soccer player, who played as a forward or as an attacking midfielder. De Rosario last played for the Mississauga MetroStars of the Major Arena Soccer League. A versatile attacker, he played for the Toronto Lynx, FSV Zwickau and Richmond Kickers early in his career. He came to prominence in the 2000s playing in Major League Soccer for the San Jose Earthq...

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December 21, 2020 35 min

 Rob Nadler is doing marketing and advertising for All State. He is doing football across the Canadian Country side. Left to right, top to bottom, he's doing everything you can imagine to grow the sport and continue the conversation!

All State in Canada is primarily a home and auto insurance. Rob joined All State about 6 years ago. When they really started spending time as a sponsor to soccer or football, they realized greater o...

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December 7, 2020 35 min

Massimo Lecas, a restaurateur, partner at Fiorellino, Pizzabar, and has a bunch of restaurants in the city. He's been doing this for years and years! He's into football and fashion! Get to know this gentleman that has done a lot of stuff!

Massimo is born and raised in Montreal with an Italian background! He studied in Italy but still spent most of his life in Montreal. He has been to UVA and the championship finals. With no ...

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November 23, 2020 36 min

Founder of Think Watts, a successful rapper, record producer, and songwriter, @wattsStix first started off as a dancer and a founding member of the Krump dancing style. He got attracted to sports especially soccer because of the people and the football culture!

After pivoting into the hip-hop world as an artist, he leveraged his talent and connections to give back to the community through the form of his THINK WATTS Foundation. ...

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November 16, 2020 41 min

A trilingual professional fluent in French, English, and Spanish, Jérôme is passionate about traveling, Latin America, music and everything related to sport, playing football & tennis weekly. He's currently a Managing Director Americas at Paris Saint-Germain - Strategic Advisor and Board Member.

Music by: Mr Pink by Topher Mohr & Alex Elena

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November 9, 2020 28 min

Marc Donato is a Montreal based photographer specialized in sports, events and weddings. He also has the amazing opportunity to photograph major sports events such as the Montreal Impact (MLS Soccer) and the Montreal Canadiens (NHL).

Music by: Mr Pink by Topher Mohr & Alex Elena

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November 2, 2020 46 min

Ramy is a world traveler and currently in Europe as a Senior Manager Global Brand Communications - Manchester United at Adidas.He grew up playing basketball as his initial sport but the 1998 World Cup got him into football!

Music by: Mr Pink by Topher Mohr & Alex Elena

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October 26, 2020 44 min

Maff Brown is a British comedian and MC who is known for his mischievous style of joke-telling and is the founder of the award-winning Outside The Box Comedy Club.

Music by: Mr Pink by Topher Mohr & Alex Elena

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October 19, 2020 62 min

Quincy Obinna Amarikwa (@QuincyAmarikwa) is a pro footballer, American soccer player who currently plays for USL Championship side Las Vegas Lights, a mental strength coach and works with black players for change for MLS.

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