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The 1st Half Podcast

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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.

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.

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Canada

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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.

Twitter:

@the1sthalf

Language:

English


Episodes

EP 51: Alex Cervantes

1/25/2021
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 thinks his father wanted Alex to get into it as well ever since he was...

Duration:00:34:33

EP 50: Dwayne De Rosario

1/11/2021
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 Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls and...

Duration:00:32:23

EP 50: De Row

1/4/2021
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 Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls and...

Duration:00:31:28

EP 49: Rob Nadler

12/21/2020
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 opportunities! As All State decided to do the sponsorship and...

Duration:00:35:00

EP 48: Massimo Lecas

12/7/2020
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 restaurant background, Massimo opened Buonanotte in 1991 and it was...

Duration:00:35:12

EP 47 - STIX

11/23/2020
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. From partnerships with LAFC, LA Clippers, and the LA Rams, to...

Duration:00:36:07

EP 46: Jérôme de Chaunac

11/16/2020
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

Duration:00:41:29

EP 45: Marc Donato

11/9/2020
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

Duration:00:28:32

EP 44: Ramy Camel Toueg

11/2/2020
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

Duration:00:46:19

EP 43: Maff Brown

10/26/2020
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

Duration:00:44:29

EP 42: Quincy Amarikwa

10/19/2020
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.

Duration:01:02:44

EP 41: Kevin Egan

10/12/2020
Kevin is a soccer broadcaster, based in Atlanta, GA. As a Studio Host, Play by Play commentator and Reporter, Kevin is fortunate to travel the world covering the game he loves. You’ll currently find Kevin broadcasting for CNN International, Atlanta United matches on FOX Sports South, as well as hosting for La Liga, ICC, eMLS and ELEAGUE.

Duration:00:35:11

EP 40: Sam Piette

10/5/2020
Samuel Piette is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a defensive midfielder for Montreal Impact and the Canadian national team.

Duration:00:30:55

EP 39: Zubin Mowlavi

9/28/2020
Zubin Mowlavi (@ZubinMowlavi) is an entrepreneur, musician and innovator. He is the founder of Lucid Fusion, a full-service digital agency, co-founder of LFPR, a full-service public relations firm, co-founder of myStorey, a social commerce startup, and Departure, an electronic dance band.

Duration:00:38:48

EP 38: Aaron Joseph

9/21/2020
Aaron Joseph was born on August 22, 1984 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is an actor, known for I, Robot (2004), Romeo Must Die (2000) and Along Came a Spider (2001). Actor, Journalist, Musician, DJ, Aaron Joseph does everything!

Duration:00:37:46

EP 37: Bilal Butt

9/14/2020
Full-time radio announcer hosting the afternoon drive show on CHOM 97.7 FM, Bilal Butt was also really into sports even before he started performing! His unique brand of genuine, entertaining and innovative broadcasting has labelled Bilal your “best friend” on the radio. With over 12 years of experience on-air and 15+ years as a performing musician in the Montreal circuit, Bilal Butt is connected to the local scene and shares as much passion for the city’s culture as he does for the world...

Duration:00:45:59

EP 36: Jack Whelan

9/7/2020
There’s no denying Jack Whelan’s love for football. As the owner and founder of Le Ballon, a football “maison de tout” based out of Paris, Whelan does everything from consulting to creating, and even sometimes playing, but that’s not where his football story in the fashion capital begins. Originally hailing from near Birmingham, England, Jack has had spells in Switzerland and Canada before finally settling in France. His first foray into creating a mark in the culture he attributes to more...

Duration:00:38:14

EP 35: Marcus McDougald

8/31/2020
Marcus McDougald is Vice President, Creative & Branded Content at Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). Marcus joined LAFC in April 2015 and has been involved in almost every creative extension of the Club since its inception.

Duration:00:46:46

EP 34: Diana Matheson

8/24/2020
Diana Beverly Matheson is a Canadian international soccer player. She represents Canada on the Canada women's national soccer team and currently plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women's Soccer League.

Duration:00:30:01

EP 33: Justin Morrow

8/17/2020
Justin Morrow is an American professional soccer player who plays as a Full-back for Toronto FC in the MLS. Morrow is also the executive director of Black Players for Change.

Duration:00:36:48