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EP 58: Lilli Barrett-O’Keefe

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...

EP 57: Skotch Davis

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...

EP 56: Ebun Olaloye

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...


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.

Paul Desbaillets



Each week we ask our guest a lightning round of questions from most-loved breakfast item,

to favourite athlete (dead or alive). What’s your fave guest got to say?


Montreal loses a gem, NYC gains a team, a soccer superstar gets COVID


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