About The Podcast

Sport for Humanity acts as a cheerleader for the best that sport has to offer. We focus on values found in sport, faith and life itself, which serve to improve peoples’ lives. 

The Live Like You Play podcast is a chance to speak to those who are playing that game – from athletes and coaches, to CEOs; and from faith leaders around the world.  It’s a great chance to get some inside track on a world we find so fascinating and invaluable.

Equally, it’s an opportunity to hear what pushes people to use sport in order to improve the lives of those who often feel – and are – excluded.  

The Live Like You Play podcast is now available on Audioboom, Apple podcast, Spotify, Deezer, Podcast Addict, Podchaser and Radio Public.  More distribution channels to come!

All Episodes

Episode 1

The Bright Side (with Everton CEO, Denise Barrett-Baxendale)

For the podcast’s first episode,  David talks to Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Chief Executive of Everton Football Club about sport, faith and how the values learned from both worlds serve as inspiration for her and Everton to use their platform for the greater good.

Denise is a recipient of the Lifetime Role Model award at the 2017 Football is More Conference in Switzerland,  in recognition of her “excellent life-long commitment to social causes”. Under her leadership, Everton in the Community, the club’s official charity has been transformed into an internationally acclaimed organization that uses the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire some of the most vulnerable and hard to reach people in the community.

Episode 2

The Saving Grace (with LA84 Foundation’s Renata Simril)

For our second episode, David talks to Renata Simril, President and CEO of the LA84 Foundation. From Black Power protests to the ‘Reggie Bush Push’, Renata highlights the moments that have formed her view of the world. She reflects on the impact of gang culture on her own family life, and how sport, faith – and the discipline of the army have influenced her in bringing more sporting opportunities to young people in LA.

Renata is an accomplished civic and private sector trailblazer with more than 20 years of diversified experience with a commitment to leadership and service.  A proud third generation Angeleno, CSQ magazine named her a Visionary in Sports and Entertainment in 2017.  She also received the WISE LA (Women in Sports and Entertainment) Women of Inspiration award in 2016.

The Live Like You Play soundtrack is courtesy of Paul Austin and Graeme Hill of Austin Hill Music. They are specialists in creating bespoke music for podcasts, training videos, and film and TV themes. They have a library of work, and write music to order for special projects.

Check them out on https://www.austinhillmusic.com/