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Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy

English, Sports, 1 season, 155 episodes, 5 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes
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Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers in sports about the joy/chaos of life and sports. Laughter -- and donuts -- permitted.
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Episode 129: Jewell Loyd

Two-time WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Jewell Loyd joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how she has stepped out of her comfort zone to share her voice, lessons she learned playing with former teammates Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart and how pickleball has become a big part of her life. Jewell and Julie bond over their experiences of being humbled by grandmas on the pickleball court and Lynn offers a deep thought about the sport. Plus, Jewell shares what it's like being part of the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team and carrying on its legacy of winning. In the close of the show, Julie recalls a recent stress dream involving past and present USWNT players and both Julie and Lynn give book recommendations. Send an email to Julie and Lynn at [email protected]. They'd love to hear from you!
5/8/202453 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 128: Niele Ivey

Notre Dame women's basketball head coach Niele Ivey joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her daily meditation practice, what it's like coaching in the era of NIL and the transfer portal and how she is building her program based on the principles of "love, serve and mentor." Niele also talks about the pride she has watching her son, Jaden, play in the NBA and the perspective she has having been an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies. In the Lynn Game, Niele and Julie duke it out over who knows Tamika Catchings better (hazard alert: someone gets smoked) and find out in Most Pressing Questions why Niele dresses for success on the sidelines. Producer's Note: Go Irish! Be sure to send a comment, question or deep thought to Julie and Lynn at [email protected].
5/1/202443 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 127: Alyssa Naeher

Two-time World Cup champion Alyssa Naeher joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how she became a goalkeeper, how her background as a point guard in basketball helps her in goal and where her steadiness at the position comes from. Alyssa shares how she was told several times in her career that she didn't have the "personality" to be the starting goalkeeper for the USWNT and how she stayed true to herself despite naysayers. Alyssa also discusses last summer's World Cup and how she is able to find peace within herself during the pressure of penalty kicks. In Most Pressing Questions, find out Alyssa's morning routine and whether she can hit a "logo 3." In Questions Permitted, Julie makes a revelation that blows Lynn's mind. If you have a question or comment for Julie and Lynn, they'd love to hear it! Email them at [email protected]
4/24/202455 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 126: Andraya Carter and Elle Duncan

ESPN broadcasters Andraya Carter and Elle Duncan join Laughter Permitted to talk about the ratings history made at the Final Four and why this year's tournament was such a success. Andraya and Elle also share behind-the-scenes stories of Caitlin Clark and discuss Dawn Staley's greatness. In the close of the episode, Julie and Lynn give ideas of how everyone can continue to support women's sports. Get on the train, party people! If you have a question for Julie and Lynn, email them at [email protected].
4/17/202444 minutes
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Episode 125: Cole Brauer

Sailing sensation Cole Brauer joins Laughter Permitted to talk about becoming the first American woman to race solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world, why she took on the challenge and how Instagram allowed her to bring people along on the journey. Cole also shares what it's like being a woman in the sailing world and why she intentionally practiced self-care while sailing by herself for 130 days. In the Lynn Game, Cole showcases her grit, and in Most Pressing Questions, she explains why the interior of her boat was filled with handwritten messages. During Takeaways, Julie and Lynn talk about "cheddar cheese" moments. Email Julie and Lynn at [email protected]!
4/10/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 124: Sam Mewis

World Cup champion Sam Mewis joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her recent retirement from soccer, the biggest lesson she learned while dealing with her knee injury and how she misses the camaraderie of the U.S. women's national team. Sam also learns about the art of "plorking" (she's already great at it) and discusses her new role as Editor in Chief of the Women's Game for the Men in Blazers Media Network. Sam and Julie give their input on the current USWNT. Plus, find out Sam's thoughts on returning shopping carts at the grocery store. Stay tuned as Julie and Lynn talk about having the courage to raise your hand. If you have a question or good joke for Julie and Lynn, hit them up at [email protected]
4/3/202452 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 123: Kendall Coyne Schofield and Hilary Knight

Hockey legends Kendall Coyne Schofield and Hilary Knight join Laughter Permitted to talk about the journey to form the Professional Women’s Hockey League. Kendall and Hilary share why they wanted to start a pro hockey league, how a phone call to Billie Jean King changed everything and what it’s been like seeing packed arenas in the PWHL’s first season. Both Kendall and Hilary credit Julie and The 99ers with inspiring them to dream big, and Julie expresses what it’s been like to watch the PWHL take shape.  Have a question for Julie and Lynn? Email them at [email protected].
3/27/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 122: Alana Nichols

Five-time Paralympian and 3-time Paralympic gold medalist Alana Nichols joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how a snowboarding accident as a teenager led to her being paralyzed from the waist down, the serendipitous moment in college she discovered wheelchair basketball and how adaptive sports gave her a renewed sense purpose. Alana shares her approach to taking on challenges and why she's willing to set ridiculously big dreams. Plus, Julie totally geeks out over Alana getting barreled while wave skiing. Have a question for Julie and Lynn? Shen them an email at [email protected].
3/20/202459 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 121: Tara VanDerveer

It's "Story Time with Tara!" Legendary Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer joins Laughter Permitted to tell stories from her 45-year coaching career. Tara shares how she was once a mascot, what she said to her team after becoming the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history, what it was like coaching the 1996 gold medal-winning Olympic team and how she's drawn inspiration from her players. Plus, three former Stanford stars join the fun and ask Tara for behind-the-scenes stories. Be prepared to never look at "one second" the same again. If you have a question for Questions Permitted, send Julie and Lynn an email at [email protected].
3/13/202446 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 120: Ali Krieger Returns

In the Season 11 premiere, two-time World Cup champion and NWSL champion Ali Krieger joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her life in the early days of retirement from professional soccer, the incredible ride Gotham FC took to win last year's NWSL title and how her teammates rallied around her in spectacular fashion the day news broke of her divorce. Ali shares how she's approaching retirement by trying new ventures, including broadcasting, and she and Julie discuss the future of the USWNT. Plus, Ali explains why she's open about her personal journey of healing. And don't miss Ali shouting out her youth soccer team the Sparklers by singing the team's cheer. Do you have a question for Julie and Lynn? They'd love to hear from you! Send them an email at [email protected].
3/6/20241 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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Episode 119: The Dopies!

Laughter Permitted is back! Julie and Lynn share highlights of Season 10 and hand out some Dopie Awards. Do you have a question for Julie and Lynn? Send them an email at [email protected].
2/28/202429 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 118: Dr. Colleen Hacker Returns Again

Class with Flash is in session! Mental skills expert Dr. Colleen "Flash" Hacker returns to Laughter Permitted to talk about the importance of wins in life. Dr. Hacker shares how celebrating wins impacts the neuroplasticity of our brains, washes our brains in neurochemicals and creates a habit loop. Dr. Hacker, Julie and Lynn then celebrate wins of their own from 2023, and Dr. Hacker gives tips on how to do this in your life, particularly if you're reticent to do so. Stay tuned for Julie's response to the whole experience. Share your wins from 2023 with Julie and Lynn by emailing them at [email protected].
12/6/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 117: Erin Matson

Field hockey superstar Erin Matson joins Laughter Permitted to talk about what it was like winning a national championship in her first year as head coach at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina, and how she had the confidence to pursue the job directly out of college. At 23 years old, Erin became the youngest Division 1 head coach to ever win a national championship, and she shares how she approached coaching players she called teammates the previous season. Find out how Erin went about applying for the head coaching job and what she said in her first team meeting. Plus, learn about Erin's sideline style and why she rocked socks with the number "23" on them. In Questions Permitted, Lynn reads a listener email that gives a definitive answer to the highly debated question: Does a straw have one hole or two? What are your takeaways from Season 10? Send Julie and Lynn an email at [email protected].
11/29/202353 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 116: Scout Bassett

Paralympic track and field star Scout Bassett joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her journey from a government-run orphanage in Nanjng, China to representing the United States in the Paralympics. Scout shares what it was like being adopted and moving to the United States as a child, why she was initially hesitant to wear a prosthetic leg that would allow her to compete in track and field and how sports ultimately transformed her life. Plus, learn the meaning behind the title of Scout's book "Lucky Girl" and what her hopes are as the next president of the Women’s Sports Foundation. In Questions Permitted, Julie offers her thoughts on Emma Hayes being named the next head coach of the U.S. women's national team, and Julie and Lynn talk about mental health during the winter and holiday seasons. Hey, Dope Village. Email Julie and Lynn at [email protected].
11/22/20231 hour, 2 minutes
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Episode 115: Breanna Stewart Returns

Two-time WNBA MVP and two-time WNBA champion Breanna Stewart returns to Laughter Permitted and begins the episode by telling one of the best stories in the history of the podcast about the birth of her second child. (It's up there with the Mia Hamm Split Pants Story.) Stewie goes on to share what her first season with the New York Liberty was like, how she continues to evolve her game and what she wants to see for the future of women's sports. Plus, find out Stewie's thoughts on trash talking, and in Questions Permitted, Julie and Lynn share ideas on how each of us can help women's sports grow. If you have a question or deep burning thought, send Julie and Lynn an email at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 114: Kaillie Humphries

Three-time Olympic gold medalist bobsledder Kaillie Humphries joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how she got into the sport of bobsleigh and the experience of leaving her home country of Canada to compete for the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Kaillie also candidly shares the challenges she's faced with endometriosis and fertility. In Most Pressing Questions, learn about Kaillie's tattoos and the love she has for her dog. Questions Permitted features emails from listeners offering their personal experiences regarding height and Julie and Lynn answer an interesting "Would you rather" prompt. Do you have a question for Julie and Lynn? Relate to something from the podcast? Know any good jokes? Email Julie and Lynn at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202354 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 113: Aliyah Boston

WNBA Rookie of the Year Aliyah Boston joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her stellar first season with the Indiana Fever, how she carved out a path of her own at the University of South Carolina and the intention behind her hair. Aliyah also shares why she's so comfortable being herself and Aliyah and Lynn bond over being tall. In Questions Permitted, Julie delves deep into whether fake plants in the house are a “no no.” Have a comment or question for Julie and Lynn? Email them at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202346 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 112: Courtney Dauwalter

Ultramarathon trailblazer Courtney Dauwalter joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how she got into running ultras, what went into winning three 100-mile races in the span of 10 weeks and how she reframed the "pain cave" in her mind. Courtney also shares how her training schedule is completely dependent on what her body and brain are telling her. Plus, we learn what it actually feels like crossing the finish line of a 100-mile race, and perhaps most importantly, what Courtney's donut of choice is. Email Julie and Lynn a question and/or your favorite joke at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202355 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 111: Billie Jean King Returns

In a live recording of Laughter Permitted in New York City, tennis legend and equal rights icon Billie Jean King returns to the podcast to talk about her life, how she's been fighting for equal pay since the early 1970s and what her hopes are for the future of women's sports. Julie and Billie Jean share the story of how they met and how BJK helped Julie and the USWNT in their equitable support battle with U.S. Soccer. Plus, Billie Jean gives a call to action to women everywhere and implores them not to settle for the crumbs. In the close of the show, find out the crucial role Julie plays at Angel City FC home games. Do you have a question or comment for Julie and Lynn? Send them an email at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202352 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 110: Laurie Henes

Two-time NCAA women’s cross country coach of the year Laurie Henes joins Laughter Permitted to share how fun and joy are key elements to the success of her NC State cross country and track & field programs. Laurie talks about how she encourages a team atmosphere in the individual sport of running, how she helps her runners find a way to succeed without spending too much time in the "pain cave" and how she creates an environment where her athletes feel empowered. In the close of the episode, Lynn shares how advice from Laurie in this episode helped her get over a mental hurdle when it comes to running. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202356 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 109: Lynn Williams

In the Season 10 premiere, Olympic bronze medalist and U.S. women’s national team player Lynn Williams joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her experience at the 2023 World Cup, what she hopes for the USWNT going into the Olympics and what qualities she’d like in a new head coach. Plus, Lynn discusses the resiliency she has had throughout her career and how setbacks and injuries have helped shape her perspective on the role soccer plays in her life. Other topics discussed include: Lynn's crocheting, the joys of podcasting and how Julie is searching for her lost journal. In the close of the episode, Julie gives the high/low/cheer of her career. Do you have a question for Julie and Lynn? Send them an email at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 108: The Dopies!

Laughter Permitted is back! Julie and Lynn share highlights of Season 9 and hand out some Dopie Awards. Have an idea for a guest for Season 10 or a question to ask Julie and Lynn? Send them an email at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202318 minutes, 34 seconds
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World Cup Episode 6: Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach and Julie discuss the World Cup and USWNT

All-time U.S. women’s national team greats Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach join Laughter Permitted once again to discuss the World Cup, give their overall thoughts on the USWNT’s run in the tournament and consider what the future holds for the team. Mia, Abby and Julie talk about how the USWNT has the opportunity to turn its current heartbreak into future success at the upcoming Olympics and beyond. You will want to run through a wall after hearing what Abby has to say on the topic. Have an idea for a guest for Season 10? Send Julie and Lynn an email at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202345 minutes, 10 seconds
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World Cup 2023 Episode 5: Julie isn't over the USWNT's loss in the World Cup, previews the semis and answers questions from the Dope Village

Julie continues to process the USWNT's loss in the World Cup, discusses the team's immediate future and previews the semifinals. Plus, Julie answers several questions about the World Cup from the Dope Village. Be sure to find out Lynn's latest t-shirt -- it was a gift from a friend! Send an email to Julie and Lynn at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/202327 minutes, 32 seconds
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World Cup 2023 Episode 4: Brandi Chastain and Julie give an unfiltered rundown of the USWNT's early exit from the World Cup

After many deep sighs and guttural noises, Julie and two-time World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brandi Chastain give a full rundown of the U.S. women's national team's early exit from the Women's World Cup at the hands of Sweden and a penalty shootout. The former teammates discuss the nuanced ins and outs of what happened at this World Cup for the U.S. and talk over head coach Vlatko Andonovski's inability to produce results in big tournaments. Plus, Julie and Brandi share the change that needs to happen at the youth soccer level in the United States. Ultimately, it's concluded this World Cup has showcased an elevated game worldwide and that the beautiful game is trending upward globally for women. Julie, Brandi, Lynn and the entire Dope Village give a final "oosa cheer" to close things out. Hit up Julie and Lynn at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/202341 minutes, 58 seconds
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World Cup 2023 Episode 3: Julie doesn’t hold back as she and Kristine Lilly dive into what’s going on with the USWNT

Just minutes after the U.S. women’s national team's draw against Portugal to advance in the Women’s World Cup, Julie and two-time World Cup champion and USWNT legend Kristine Lilly give their raw and real thoughts on what’s amiss on the field and what needs to happen in the upcoming game. Julie would like the USWNT’s “kick the shit out of you muscle” to kick in, Kristine wants to see improved chemistry and both think some team bonding is in order (like Uno or perhaps a winery outing?). Plus, find out who was in Julie’s New Zealand scooter crew and where she thinks she got her cozy “pajammies” from, which were featured in her latest bands video. Send your questions and comments about the World Cup to Julie and Lynn at [email protected]. We're here for it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202318 minutes, 56 seconds
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World Cup 2023 Episode 2: USWNT legend Carla Overbeck is totally optimistic and Julie wants more subs

Direct from a cozy corner of a suite at the Wellington Regional Stadium in New Zealand, Julie and two-time World Cup champion and U.S. women's national team legend Carla Overbeck give their immediate reactions to the USWNT’s 1-1 tie with Netherlands. While Julie would like to see more subs and less clunky play, Carla remains relentlessly optimistic that the U.S. team will be just fine in its upcoming game against Portugal. The Mia Hamm bobblehead once again makes a special appearance and Lynn continues to do her best to bring good mojo to the USWNT with her t-shirt choice. Send any and all Women’s World Cup questions to Julie and Lynn at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/202316 minutes, 47 seconds
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World Cup 2023 Episode 1: Julie gives her take on the USWNT's opening win

Laughter Permitted kicks off its 2023 Women's World Cup episodes with Julie breaking down the U.S. women's national team's 3-0 win over Vietnam while also looking ahead to the USWNT's next match against the Netherlands. In Questions Permitted, Lynn asks Julie what Game 1 of a World Cup is like (messy is expected), her thoughts on the USWNT's pregame custom suits (fire alert!) and what the chatter has been like on The 99ers text thread (lots of ALL CAPS and exclamation points)!!! Be sure to email your World Cup questions to Julie and Lynn at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/202325 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 107: Astronaut Nicole Mann from Earth

In the Season 9 finale, Astronaut Nicole Mann joins Laughter Permitted to talk all about her experience living and working aboard the International Space Station. Nicole shares everything from what it was like reentering the Earth’s atmosphere to how she slept in space to the importance of being a good teammate. Plus, she describes the vantage point she had of Earth while in space and what it was like coming home with her newfound perspective of the planet. Nicole also tells a story in Most Pressing Questions that rivals the Mia Hamm Split Pants story (you've been warned...). In Questions Permitted, Julie and Lynn offer advice to an aspiring sports journalist. Send Julie and Lynn an email at [email protected]! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202356 minutes, 35 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: How Ally's pledge to women's sports continues to grow

Julie and Lynn are joined by Chief Marketing and PR officer of Ally Financial, Andrea Brimmer, to discuss how Ally is at the forefront of supporting and investing in women's sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202316 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 106: Becky Sauerbrunn

Two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Becky Sauerbrunn joins Laughter Permitted to share what being a team player means to her (there's a great story involving the flute), the difference between a floor raiser and ceiling raiser and the leadership advice she received from Carla Overbeck. Becky also talks about the current state of the Portland Thorns in the wake of the Sally Yates report and what it will take for the USWNT to be successful in the upcoming World Cup. In the close of the show, Julie offers ideas on how to help high schoolers become leaders (she could have gone on for days). Email Julie and Lynn your thoughts, questions and favorite Becky Sauerbrunn nicknames at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202354 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 105: Carolyn Peck

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Carolyn Peck shares hilarious stories about her mom at her basketball games, her thoughts on what coaches are wearing on the sidelines these days (Kim Mulkey might come up) and why she turned down Pat Summitt to attend Vanderbilt University. Carolyn also discusses being the first Black coach to win an NCAA women's basketball championship with Purdue in 1999 and tells the amazing backstory to the piece of net she gave to Dawn Staley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 104: Emma Hayes

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes OBE joins Laughter Permitted to discuss the joy she experienced covering the Euros for ESPN (a fire pit is involved!), her winding path to Chelsea (a clairvoyant is involved!) and how she finds time to recharge amidst the overstimulating profession of coaching (a Beyonce concert is on the calendar!). Plus, Emma does a deep dive into her emphasis on understanding the menstrual cycles of her players to improve their performance and keep them healthy (this is beyond fascinating!). In the close of the show, a listener inspires Julie to get after it. Email Julie and Lynn at [email protected]! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202358 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 103: Sister Jean

In honor of Laughter Permitted's 103rd episode, 103-year-old and Loyola University men's basketball team chaplain Sister Jean joins Laughter Permitted to share the secret to her longevity, the excitement she experienced during the Ramblers run to the Final Four in 2018 and why she finally decided to write her book, "Wake Up with Purpose: What I’ve Learned in My First 100 Years.” Sister Jean also discusses her love of working with college students and why she believes that talking with people ultimately shows us how much we have in common. Stay tuned for a blessing Sister Jean offers our Dope Village. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202338 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 102: Sally Jenkins

Legendary sports journalist and author Sally Jenkins joins Laughter Permitted to discuss how she crafts her columns, the importance of exploring "what's bugging you" and the advice she gives to up-and-coming journalists. Sally also shares the impact Billie Jean King and Pat Summitt have had on her life and delves into stories from her latest book, "What Sports Teach Us about Work and Life," out June 6. In the close of the show, find out what happened when Julie played a round of golf with Mia Hamm and friends. Send your questions to Julie and Lynn at [email protected]! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20231 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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Episode 101: Christine Sinclair

Soccer legend and Olympic gold medalist Christine Sinclair joins Laughter Permitted to discuss her historic career, and how she and her fellow Canadian national team members are in a bitter fight with Canadian Soccer for support. Julie shares the PTSD and empathy she feels as she watches Christine and her teammates go through their battle. Christine also explains why she chose to get way out of her comfort zone to write her book "Playing the Long Game," and in "high, low, cheer" we learn the influence Christine's parents had on her athletic career. Stick around for the close of the show where Julie answers a question about The 99ers because there's no such thing as too much 99ers. Send Julie and Lynn a question at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202358 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 100: The 99ers

In the 100th episode of Laughter Permitted, members of the 1999 World Cup champion team come together to swap stories from their playing days, including pranks, the impact head coach Tony DiCicco had on them and how they stay in touch to this day thanks to a text chain. Also, a "Know Your 99ers with The 99ers" Lynn Game goes a bit off the rails and The 99ers answer questions submitted by fans. Most importantly, it’s the first time in a long time that 18 of these 99ers got to laugh, toast and roast each other over a happy hour. Guaranteed it will not be the last, but maybe just the last RECORDED one. Producer's Notes: If this episode sounds like a Zoom call with 19 people on it, that's because it is, but we promise laughs! Also, Saskia Webber was not in the Lynn Game because she had to duck out early to catch a flight. Email Julie and Lynn at [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 99: Naomi Girma

NWSL Rookie of the Year and Defender of the Year Naomi Girma joins Laughter Permitted to share her reaction to high praise from Megan Rapinoe, what she has learned from veterans on the USWNT and how she was introduced to the game of soccer by her dad and the Ethiopian community in the Bay Area, where she grew up. Plus Naomi and Julie swap stories about their moms and Naomi discusses her Stanford degree in Symbolic Systems. Stayed tuned for a HUGE announcement in the close of the show about plans for Laughter Permitted's 100th episode. Spoiler alert: 99ers might be involved...and you can ask them anything! Listen in to find out how. Send us an email at: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202356 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 98: Col. Nicole Mann

Laughter Permitted takes an out-of-this-world journey to SPACE! In the Season 9 premiere, NASA Astronaut Nicole Mann joins Laughter Permitted while aboard the International Space Station. Col. Mann shares what it means to be the first Native American woman in space, how the mental toughness she gained as a soccer player at the Naval Academy helped her during two spacewalks and what message she'd share with us all back on Earth. Julie asks the hard-hitting question about showering in space, Lynn requests a ride in an F-18 with Col. Mann when she returns to Earth and we all learn that microgravity is fabulous for your Superwoman impersonations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202332 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 97: The Dopies!

Laughter Permitted is back! Julie and Lynn share highlights of Season 8 and hand out some Dopie Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202320 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 96: Dr. Colleen Hacker Is Back!

In the Season 8 finale, renowned mental skills expert, author and Pacific Lutheran University professor Dr. Colleen Hacker returns to Laughter Permitted for a record fifth time to discuss the power of setting intentions for your year, how to use daily visual cues to help achieve your personal pursuits and why expressing gratitude is vital in life. Dr. Hacker also takes on Julie in an epic rematch of Know Your 99ers in the Lynn Game (it gets real, real quick). So listen in because Flash Class is once again in session! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20221 hour, 1 second
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30 For 30 Podcasts Presents: 'Pink Card'

What if I told you...women in Iran *can’t even go to a soccer game.* They’re banned from stadiums. New from 30 for 30 Podcasts, ‘Pink Card’ tells the tale of Iranian women who dare to risk it all – for the simple right to watch a soccer match. Creator Shima Oliaee (Oh-lee-eye) reports on generations of women – who’ve fought to take back their stadiums – and their joy of the game. ‘Pink Card’ will forever change how you see fandom and freedom - keep listening for the first episode and binge the full season now in the 30 for 30 Podcasts feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202222 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 95: Shima Oliaee

Award-winning podcast producer Shima Oliaee joins Laughter Permitted to discuss her 4-part ESPN 30 for 30 podcast series "Pink Card," which centers on women's rights in Iran over the course of three generations. Shima shares how women fighting to attend men's soccer games in Iran became emblematic of their pursuit of freedom, the motivation behind the series and the impact she hopes it has. In the close of the show, Julie and Lynn have a special announcement about the Season 8 finale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202250 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 94: A'ja Wilson

WNBA Champion, 2-time WNBA MVP and Olympic gold medalist A'ja Wilson joins Laughter Permitted to discuss winning an WNBA title with the Las Vegas Aces, what it was like being coached by Dawn Staley and Becky Hammon and how she developed a leadership style that worked for her. Plus get the "tea" on the Aces' post-championship celebrations and hear an incredible story about A'ja's statue on the campus of her alma mater, the University of South Carolina. In the close of the show, Lynn gets a serious case of the giggles while she and Julie discuss a bronze plaque in the likeness of Brandi Chastain. (Producer’s Note: It’s possible Lynn messes with Julie a bit in the Lynn Game.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202238 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 93: Joan Benoit Samuelson

Marathon pioneer Joan Benoit Samuelson joins Laughter Permitted to talk about being the first woman to win gold in the marathon at the 1984 Olympics, how running is about storytelling for her and, at the age of 65, what her next marathon goal is. Joan also shares what she was thinking when she was about to win an Olympic gold medal and explains why it's important for everyone to run their own race. The Lynn Game proves to be a close battle with a metaphor for life built into it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202245 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 92: Becky Hammon

Six-time WNBA all-star and coaching trailblazer Becky Hammon joins Laughter Permitted to talk about winning a WNBA championship in her first season as coach of the Las Vegas Aces, how fun played a role in the team's success and what she learned as an assistant coach to Gregg Popovich. Becky also shares why she got into coaching and how she came to accept herself as a person. Plus learn about Becky's love of shoes and expert knowledge of the 90s. In the close of the show, Lynn breaks down Julie's latest attempt at doing the worm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 91: Cindy Parlow Cone

World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Cindy Parlow Cone joins Laughter Permitted to discuss her role as president of U.S. Soccer and how she is working toward a culture shift in the game in the wake of the Sally Yates report. Cindy shares what it took to get the women's and men's national teams to equal pay and what she learned about leadership while playing with Julie, Carla Overbeck and Mia Hamm on the U.S. women's national team. In a highly competitive Lynn Game, Cindy and Julie go head-to-head in "Know Your 99ers." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202258 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 90: Rebecca Lowe

NBC host and reporter Rebecca Lowe joins Laughter Permitted to talk about covering the Premier League, the ups and downs of her career in sports journalism and how she is seeing football fandom grow in the United States. A newly minted American citizen, Rebecca gives a hilarious assessment of the use of wreaths on doors in the United States (now known as the “Wreath Rant”), and shares why she enjoys it when things go awry on live TV. Plus, enjoy a Ted Lasso-themed Lynn Game! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 89: Catarina Macario

U.S. women's national soccer team player Catarina Macario joins Laughter Permitted to share her journey of moving to the United States from Brazil at the age of 12 to pursue her dream of playing soccer. She tells the incredible story of what her first day in the U.S. entailed, how she made her way to Stanford University where she won two national titles and the role adversity has played in her life. In the close of the show, Julie shares the most memorable goal she ever scored and Lynn gives an update on her Oura ring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 88: Jenny Levy

University of North Carolina women's lacrosse and U.S. women's national team head coach Jenny Levy joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her 28-year career in Chapel Hill, how UNC and Team USA both won championships this year and how she developed and continues to evolve her coaching philosophy. The episode kicks off with a rousing discussion of Oura rings and menopause, and includes a good amount of pickleball discourse. In the close of the show, Julie and Lynn come up with a "Snort-Meter," which shall replace a 5-star rating. (This episode was a 2-Snorter.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 87: Meg Linehan

In the Season 8 premiere, "The Athletic" senior writer Meg Linehan joins Laughter Permitted to discuss the findings of an investigation conducted by former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, which uncovered that the National Women’s Soccer League and U.S. Soccer did not take action against abusive behavior and sexual misconduct. The 319-page report detailed how "abuse in the NWSL is rooted in a deeper culture in women's soccer, beginning in youth leagues, that normalizes verbally abusive coaching and blurs boundaries between coaches and players." Meg offers her perspective on the Yates report, what it was like breaking the NWSL abuse story and what she thinks the future of the sport looks like. "'This guy has a pattern': Amid institutional failure, former NWSL players accuse prominent coach of sexual coercion" by Meg Linehan Report of the Independent Investigation to the U.S. Soccer Federation Concerning Allegations of Abusive Behavior and Sexual Misconduct in Women’s Professional Soccer by Sally Q. Yates "Truth Be Told: The Fight for Women's Professional Soccer" - E60 film directed by Jennifer Karson-Strauss Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202249 minutes, 11 seconds
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Title IX with Phaidra Knight and Angela Ruggerio

In a special live podcast at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, Hall of Fame USA rugby player Phaidra Knight and 4-time Olympic USA hockey player Angela Ruggerio join Laughter Permitted to discuss Title IX, their experiences in male-dominated sports and what they think everyone should know about Title IX.  This episode was recorded on June 24, 2022, one day after the 50th anniversary of Title IX.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Title IX and Teammates with Mia Hamm

In the third bonus episode of Laughter Permitted dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Mia Hamm and Julie discuss how Title IX has impacted their lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202227 minutes, 31 seconds
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Title IX and Transgender Athletes with Katie Barnes

In the second bonus episode of Laughter Permitted dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Title IX, ESPN journalist Katie Barnes joins the podcast to discuss the intersection of Title IX and transgender athletes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202244 minutes, 29 seconds
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Title IX 101 with Donna Lopiano

In the first bonus episode of Laughter Permitted dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Title IX, former Women's Sports Foundation CEO Donna Lopiano joins the podcast to give a Tile IX tutorial and discuss the law's impact on women's sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202230 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 86: Briana Scurry Returns!

In the Season 7 finale, two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion Briana Scurry returns to Laughter Permitted to discuss her new book "My Greatest Save." Bri opens up about the challenging time she experienced after suffering a concussion in 2010, tells the story of how she pawned her gold medals in order to make ends meet and how she worked her way back to health. In the Lynn Game, Julie and Bri go head-to-head in 99ers trivia and then Julie gives an update on the 99ers Netflix film in the close of the show. Plus, it is once again proven that Carla Overbeck is the best. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202250 minutes, 21 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: How Ally continues to champion women's sports

In a special bonus episode of Laughter Permitted, Julie talks with Ally Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer Andrea Brimmer to learn about Ally's continued commitment to women's sports and players in the NWSL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/20229 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 85: Eileen Gu

Three-time Olympic medalist and freestyle skier Eileen Gu joins Laughter Permitted "live" at the espnW NYC Summit to discuss competing at the 2022 Winter Olympics, how she handled media scrutiny and the backstory of how she landed a trick she'd never tried before to win gold in Freeski Big Air. Eileen, 18, also shares what it was like attending the Met Gala and what she's looking forward to this fall at Stanford. In the close of the show, learn a quote Julie has lived by since her high school days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202257 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 84: Kara Nortman and Julie Uhrman

Angel City Football Club founders Kara Nortman and Julie Uhrman join Laughter Permitted to talk about how ACFC came to be, the role Natalie Portman played in bringing women's professional soccer to L.A. and what sets the organization apart in the pro sports landscape. As a co-owner of the team, Julie (Foudy) shares what it meant to her to be at the sold-out season opener alongside former USWNT teammates and longtime friend, mentor and fellow co-owner Billie Jean King. Plus, learn the now world famous three claps cheer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202251 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 83: Kendall Coyne Schofield

Three-time Olympic medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her quest to see a viable women's professional hockey league form, how she and fellow players are working to make that happen and what the journey has been like. Kendall also discusses the 2022 Winter Olympics, her incredible performance at the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills Competition and what motivated her to write her book, "As Fast As Her." In the Lynn Game, Julie finds a way to get in her own head, and in Most Pressing Questions, Kendall explains how she squatted her 310-pound, NFL-playing husband during quarantine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 82: Beth Mowins

Buckle up because this episode brings the laughs courtesy of play-by-play trailblazer Beth Mowins! Beth shares what it was like calling soccer with a young Julie Foudy as her color commentator. (A certain handwritten sign from Beth helped Julie to know when to -- ahem -- stop talking.) Find out when Beth knew she wanted to do play-by-play and how she has carved out her incredible career path. To test her skills, Beth is asked to do play-by-play of Julie eating a cinnamon roll, which leads to Beth joining the great “Is a cinnamon roll a donut” debate. In the close of the show, Julie puts it out into the universe that it's time for the pod to get a donut deal and Lynn takes over Questions Permitted to ask Julie about doing color commentary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 81: Oksana Masters

Seventeen-time Paralympic medalist Oksana Masters joins Laughter Permitted to share her powerful story of spending her childhood in Ukrainian orphanages before being adopted by her mother, Gay Masters, and moving to the United States. Oksana, who was born with birth defects believed to be caused by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, talks about being introduced to sports in America and how trying adaptive rowing began her on a path to becoming the most decorated U.S. Winter Paralympian of all time. She also discusses competing in the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing while war began in Ukraine and how she found a way to give back to her home country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 80: Lindsey Jacobellis

Five-time Olympian, 10-time X Games gold medalist and snowboard cross star Lindsey Jacobellis joins Laughter Permitted to talk about winning two gold medals at the Beijing Games, her experience with the media over the years and how she adjusted her mindset at this past Olympics to focus on her own goals. The "Lynn Game" features questions about the 80's with another enthusiastic cameo by Swaggy, and in the close of the show, find out what Julie said to make Lynn snort. There's also bad singing (it may or may not be the Green Machine song)... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202257 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 79: Elana Meyers Taylor

Five-time Olympic medalist, bobsledder and overall rad human Elana Meyers Taylor joins Laughter Permitted to talk about becoming the most decorated Black athlete in Winter Olympics history, how she dealt with a Covid diagnosis upon arriving at the Beijing Games -- the story is something else -- and how she went from being a college softball player to a top-level bobsledder. Elana also shares what it is like being a professional athlete while raising her son, Nico. In the close of the show, Julie shares a "Hacker-ism" Lynn hasn't heard before that applies to Elana's journey at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 78: Layshia Clarendon

WNBA All-Star Layshia Clarendon joins Laughter Permitted to talk about being the first openly non-binary and transgender player in the WNBA, the warm embrace they have received from the Minnesota Lynx franchise and what life was like inside the 2020 "Wubble" season. Layshia also discusses the freedom of living your truth (that's where the "gold" is), how she and her wife are raising their chid in gender expansiveness and why humanity needs to be considered when discussing transgender athletes. Such an important and enlightening conversation on so many levels. In the close of the show, Lynn takes over Questions Permitted to ask Julie about her recent visit to the White House for Equal Pay Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 77: Dr. Nadia Nadim

In the Season 7 premiere, NWSL and Danish national team star Dr. Nadia Nadim joins Laughter Permitted to talk about earning her medical degree while playing professional soccer and share a detailed account of how she fled Afghanistan and the Taliban as a child with her mother and four sisters. She also recalls her first encounter with soccer at a Danish refugee camp and how she fell in love with the game. Nadia then competes with Julie in a “Lynn Game” about random medical stuff, gives a taste of her ability to speak nine -- yes, nine! -- languages and blows Julie and Lynn away with her perspective on making progress in life. What a way to launch the season...enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 76: The Dopies!

Laughter Permitted is back! Julie and Lynn share highlights of Season 6 and hand out some Dopie Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202235 minutes
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Episode 75: Dr. Colleen Hacker Returns...Once Again!

In the Season 6 finale, Dr. Colleen Hacker once again returns to the Laughter Permitted party to discuss aspirational challenges, the power of choice and what she'd like members of the Dope Village to take with them into 2022. As an authority on the psychology of peak performance, Dr. Hacker is a master of making complex concepts digestible, relatable and actionable. Turns out her mental skills expertise translates to a Lynn Game on The 99ers as Julie finds out firsthand. Stay tuned for the close of the show in which we get one final Toto toilet update.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 74: Malika Andrews

Award-winning sports journalist Malika Andrews joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her role as host of ESPN's NBA Today, reporting from inside the NBA bubble during the 2020 season and how the experience helped propel her career forward. Malika is also open about adversity she faced in her adolescence, and how she credits her college best friend with helping her find journalism. Things get competitive during a Lynn Game about coffee and Swaggy once again shines, despite initially being locked out of Julie’s office. And enjoy some really, really bad singing in the close of the show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 73: Dawn Staley

South Carolina basketball coach Dawn Staley joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her new $22.4 million contract, her purpose as a coach and the story behind giving pieces of the 2017 national championship net to Black coaches across the country. Stay tuned as Dawn and Julie bond over a mutual love -- their dogs. Swaggy once again makes her presence known on the pod and we learn about Champ Staley's Instagram account and why he doesn't follow anyone. Plus, find out what goes into being a GOAT and who makes the Starbucks runs for the coaching staff at South Carolina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 72: Dr. Edith Eger

Holocaust survivor, psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Edith Eger joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her life and bestselling book, "The Choice: Embrace the Possible." Dr. Eger, 94, recounts the words her mother told her that helped her survive the Auschwitz concentration camp, discusses her own healing journey and encourages everyone to consider their power of choice. Plus: Find out the go-to dish Dr. Eger makes her grandchildren, her favorite TV show and the unique way she ends every speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202147 minutes, 44 seconds
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Happy Thanksgiving from Laughter Permitted!

Happy Thanksgiving from Laughter Permitted! Julie and Lynn share a clip from a 2019 episode in which their favorite person, Amy Liss, shares her motto in life: "Live each day with an attitude of gratitude." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/20215 minutes, 54 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: How Ally is supporting NWSL players

In a special bonus episode of Laughter Permitted, Julie talks with Meghann Burke, Executive Director of the National Women's Soccer League Players Association, and Andrea Brimmer, Chief Marketing and PR Officer of Ally, about the partnership they have formed to enact positive change for the players of the NWSL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/202113 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 71: Tamyra Mensah Stock

Get ready for a jolt of joy as Olympic gold medalist wrestler Tamyra Mensah Stock joins Laughter Permitted. Tamyra shares how she quickly rose in the sport of wrestling despite a late start, how tragedy has shaped her perspective on life and why fun is a key component to her success as an athlete. Julie’s dog Swaggy makes a strong showing during the Lynn Game, Tamyra explains the perks of winning a gold medal and how her coach encouraged her to bring a karaoke machine to the Olympics. In the close of the show, Julie and Lynn have deep thoughts on the topic of milk.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202147 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 70: Hilary Knight

Olympic gold medalist hockey player Hilary Knight joins Laughter Permitted to talk about the U.S. going for back-to-back gold at the upcoming Winter Olympics, her new NHL gig with ESPN and what she sees for the future of women's hockey. And get this. After building a home gym during quarantine, Hilary shares how she needed something else to pursue, so she decided to get her MBA! Last but not least, Hilary describes what a hockey locker room smells like, and Julie gives a highly anticipated update on her Toto dream toilet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202141 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 69: Shalane Flanagan

Get ready to be inspired to go after your big goal in life! NYC Marathon champion and Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan joins Laughter Permitted to share the stories behind running six World Major Marathons in six weeks -- each in under three hours -- and what drove her to take on the challenge, dubbed "Project Eclipse." Shalane talks about the incredible journey the marathons have been, how she's doing something that "lights her soul on fire" and why she hopes she's proof positive that sport is for life. Also find out about her new cookbook with BFF Elyse Kopecky called "Rise and Run," learn what Oprah's middle name is (it will blow your mind) and Lynn shares a big hairy audacious goal for herself at the end of the interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202155 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 68: Alix Klineman and April Ross

Olympic gold medalists and beach volleyball team Alix Klineman and April Ross (a.k.a. The A-Team!) join Laughter Permitted to talk about the hilarious backstory of how they became partners (it involves Stagecoach and an errant text), the moment they knew their partnership could work and how their shared perfectionist mentality is effective for them. Recorded live at the espnW Women + Sports Summit, Alix and April also breakdown why they hug between every point during matches. Plus find out what comedian Amy Schumer DMd Alix before the gold medal match in Tokyo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202143 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 67: Jordan Larson and Sue Enquist

Olympic gold medalist volleyball player Jordan Larson and legendary college softball coach and high performance consultant Sue Enquist join Laughter Permitted to discuss how the U.S. national volleyball team developed its team culture en route to gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Jordan shares how Sue came to work with the team, and both talk about the secret sauce that went into building the Olympic volleyball team's chemistry. This episode also features Julie's viewpoint on hopping on the "Ted Lasso" fan train. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 66: Sue Bird

In the Season 6 premiere, two-time NCAA champion, four-time WNBA champion and five-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird joins the Laughter Permitted party. Sue shares what she did when she felt a plateau in her career, how she doesn’t set individual goals and lives by an 80/20 approach. She also talks about what it was like winning a fifth gold medal alongside BFF Diana Taurasi at the Tokyo Olympics and tells the story of how fiancé Megan Rapinoe found a way into the gold medal game. In the close of the show, Julie does a deep dive into her love affair with the Toto toilet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202153 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 65: The Dopies!

Cue the crowd noise because Laughter Permitted is back! Julie and Lynn share highlights of Season 5 and hand out some Dopie Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202126 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 64: Dr. Colleen Hacker Returns...Again!

Get ready to be inspired, uplifted and walk away with new “Hacker-isms” -- aahhhh!!! In the Season 5 finale, Dr. Colleen Hacker returns -- again! -- to Laughter Permitted. Dr. Hacker, who is an expert in the psychology of performance and professor at Pacific Lutheran University, discusses how lessons she teaches Olympic-level athletes can be applied in everyday life, and are particularly relevant in the wake of the pandemic. With her signature style, Dr. Hacker explains the idea of stress-related growth, how we’ve all experienced a version of “pressure training” this past year and what steps can be taken to implement positive action into life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 63: Amanda Nunes

MMA fighter Amanda Nunes joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her dominance in UFC, what is left for her to do in the sport and how becoming a mom has helped her in the cage. In a new Lynn Game, Amanda takes on Julie in a “Trash Talk Off.” At the end of the interview, Amanda’s baby daughter, Reagan, joins the party, and in the close of the show, Julie and Lynn consider how much money it would take for either of them to step in the cage with Amanda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/202133 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 62: Candace Parker

WNBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Candace Parker joins Laughter Permitted to talk about starting her 14th WNBA season for the Chicago Sky, what drives her and lessons she learned from Pat Summitt. Candace shares the best parts of being back in her hometown of Chicago -- it’s possible her mom has done some of her laundry -- and explains why, at the age of 35, she considers what her legacy will be. Also, find out where the fun happens during TNT broadcasts, and why fishing might not be in Candace’s future plans. In “Questions Permitted,” Julie and Lynn go down another riveting food rabbit hole to talk over whether a hot dog is a taco or sandwich. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202147 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 61: Adia Barnes

Arizona head basketball coach Adia Barnes joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her style as a coach, the “double middle finger moment” and what went into upsetting UConn in the semifinals. Along with sharing the realities of life inside the NCAA tournament bubble, Adia tells the full story of pumping breast milk during halftime of the national championship game. Plus, find out why Adia has her players take etiquette class, and off the top of the episode, Adia's five-year-old son Matteo makes a cameo with his guitar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202151 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 60: Venus Williams

Seven-time Grand Slam champion and 5-time Olympic medalist Venus Williams joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her fight for equal pay in tennis, where her entrepreneurial spirit comes from and what continues to drive her as player. Venus describes her bond with Serena and how Serena's daughter, Olympia, might be the most athletic in the family. Plus, Venus invites Julie to be on team "Bad Guys" and explains that while the Olympics might be in her future, pickle ball most likely isn't. In the close of the show, Julie and Lynn share the soundtrack to their lives, which leads to a lot of Julie singing. You've been warned! (Oh, and Julie thinks there are 12 planets.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202152 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 59: Tyler Wright

Two-time world champion surfer Tyler Wright joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how a battle with a crippling virus led her to become an activist within the sport of surfing. Tyler gets candid about the lows she experienced while enduring two years with post-viral syndrome, and explains how she’s now using her platform as a top surfer to affect real change. In Most Pressing Questions, Julie asserts herself as Tyler’s personal cheerleader for a surf competition in San Clemente this September, and in the close of the show, Julie and Lynn debate whether cereal is a soup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/20211 hour, 53 seconds
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Episode 58: Brooke Baldwin

Veteran journalist and longtime CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin joins Laughter Permitted to talk all about her new book "Huddle." Brooke shares the inspiration behind writing her first book, breaks down the concept of a huddle and how women across the country are huddling to harness their collective power. Along with explaining the virtues of huddling -- from support to sponsorship -- Brooke gives ideas on how all women can find their way into a huddle. Plus, Julie goes into why lack of cheddar cheese was her tipping point during her playing days, and Brooke recalls the moment she learned the lesson to, "Go with your gut and speak the F up for yourself." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20211 hour, 58 seconds
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Episode 57: Cat Osterman

Legendary softball pitcher and two-time Olympic medalist Cat Osterman joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics impacted her life, and why she decided to come out of retirement for the 2020 Olympics. Cat shares her strategy for overcoming “mental mountains,” particularly in the past year with the pandemic and Olympic delay. As an official member of the Dope Village, Cat weighs in on the great “is a cinnamon roll a donut” debate, and Julie teaches Cat her Soccerettes’ Green Machine song. (Yes, this means more of Julie singing...) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/202155 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 56: Sarah Thomas

NFL official Sarah Thomas joins Laughter Permitted to talk all about making history as the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl...woot woot! She explains exactly what a "down judge" does -- it's next-level multitasking -- and tells the story of how being voted out of a church basketball league set her on the path to becoming a football official. Plus, Sarah shares her favorite moments from Super Bowl LV, and we find out what the chatter during a game is really like from NFL players. In the close of the show, Julie and Lynn discuss alternative podcasts they could do together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202154 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 55: Abby Wambach Returns!

In the Season 5 premiere, USWNT legend Abby Wambach returns to Laughter Permitted. Cue the crowd noise! As longtime teammates and friends, Abby and Julie share stories from their playing days and how Abby’s forehead potentially saved Julie’s marriage. Considered one of the greatest soccer players ever, Abby gets candid about how the challenging moments in her career and life have shaped her the most. Plus there is breaking news from Abby that leaves Julie nearly speechless, emphasis on “nearly.” And learn what "Hit me with an 'And I!'" means in the close of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 54: The Dopies!

Laughter Permitted is back! Julie and Lynn share highlights of Season 4 and hand out some Dopie Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/202122 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 53: Dr. Colleen Hacker Returns!

In the Season 4 finale, Dr. Colleen Hacker returns to Laughter Permitted to dive deeper into four concepts -- or “Hacker-isms” -- she introduced to us back in March 2020. Dr. Hacker, a renowned mental skills coach and professor at Pacific Lutheran University, goes in depth on laughter, joy, the idea of "do now well" and why we’re equipped to continue adjusting and adapting (bust a move!). We also learn a new breathing technique and the value of “high, low, cheer” in daily life. In the close of the show, members of the "Dope Village" share their "cheers" for the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202059 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 52: Kelley O'Hara ft. Alex Morgan, Allie Long and Emily Sonnett "Zoom bombs"

Two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O'Hara joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her career on the USWNT, her uber-competitiveness (it extends to crossword puzzles) and what it's been like hosting her podcast, "Just Women's Sports." Kelley also discusses her decision to stand during the national anthem and the united message the USWNT has on racial justice. Stay tuned for THREE "Zoom bombs" from Kelley's U.S. teammates and good friends Alex Morgan, Allie Long and Emily Sonnett, who each tell their favorite Kelley stories. Finally, Kelley and Lynn find a shared fondness for the Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise, while Julie makes a year-making discovery during "takeaways" in the close of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 51: Missy Franklin

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin joins Laughter Permitted to discuss her journey both in and out of the pool. Missy shares what it was like to win four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics as a 17-year-old -- there’s a Justin Bieber story involved -- and how the 2016 Rio Olympics were the hardest eight days of her career. She describes how that experience shaped her life and talks candidly about mental health. Now retired from competitive swimming, Missy updates us on what she’s doing -- it’s a lot of good work! -- and finds common ground with Julie over the merits of having an air fryer. Plus, Julie is determined to clone Missy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 50: Tatyana McFadden

Wheelchair racing superstar Tatyana McFadden joins Laughter Permitted to share her remarkable journey from a Russian orphanage to Paralympic stardom. Born in Russia with spina bifida and paralyzed from the waist down, Tatyana spent the first six years of her life in an orphanage before being adopted and brought to the United States. She would go on to excel in wheelchair racing and win 16 Summer Paralympic medals and 24 major marathon titles, but Tatyana says a silver medal in cross-country skiing at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in her home country of Russia is one her career "highs." Plus find out how many pull-ups Tatyana can do in a row and what her favorite city in the world is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/202044 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 49: Emily Harrington

Professional rock climber and American adventurer Emily Harrington joins Laughter Permitted to talk about making history by becoming the first woman to free climb the Golden Gate route of El Capitan in one day. Emily describes what it was like achieving what she called an “impossible dream," and how she actively seeks out existing in her limits. Plus, Emily tells us about her dog named "Cat," and explains why a wide-mouthed Nalgene water bottle is a necessary accessory when living out of a van. It's a revelation that will change Julie’s life forever... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 48: Carla Overbeck ft. Mia Hamm "Zoom bomb"

USWNT legend and two-time World Cup champion Carla Overbeck joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her leadership style, how she was a true "soccer mom" and why refs get under her skin. Mia Hamm “Zoom bombs” the conversation, and Carla, Mia and Julie share stories from their playing days, and how they once dominated a whiffle ball game against Carla's son. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 47: Claressa Shields

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her illustrious career in boxing, how her upbringing in Flint, Mich. shaped her and what it means to be the “GWOAT.” She also tells a hilarious story about the night before the gold medal match at the 2016 Olympics, and we learn the difference between Claressa’s “hit list” and “prayer list.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202047 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 46: Molly Seidel

Four-time NCAA champion Molly Seidel joins Laughter Permitted and tells the story of how she ran her first marathon and qualified for the Olympics. She also shares the response she received after opening up about her experiences with disordered eating, anxiety and depression, and her hope for change in the running culture. Stay tuned for the "Lynn Game" in which Molly goes deep on why a cinnamon roll is NOT a donut, and in the close of the show, Julie and Lynn express their mutual love for the show "Ted Lasso." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/202058 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 45: Nneka Ogwumike

WNBA Champion and MVP Nneka Ogwumike joins Laughter Permitted to talk about life inside the Wubble, her leadership style as president of the WNBA Players Association and her advice for women on how they can advocate for themselves. Nneka also delves into her incredible family along with her vast array of nicknames. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/202056 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 44: Natalie Portman

Laughter Permitted kicks off Season 4 with Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman, who talks about her role in founding the newest NWSL team, Angel City, and why she was drawn to soccer as a way to make an impact in society. Natalie also shares why she felt compelled to put a spin on classic children's stories with her "Natalie Portman's Fables." Stay tuned to find out which role was Natalie's favorite and if we can ever expect a Natalie's Rap Part 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/202058 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 43: The Dopies!

Laughter Permitted is back! Julie and Lynn share some highlights of Season 3 and hand out some Dopie Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202031 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 42: Loretta Claiborne

Special Olympics Chief Inspiration Officer Loretta Claiborne joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her experience as a Special Olympics athlete, how she uses her voice to help others and the importance of inclusion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202051 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 41: Megan Rapinoe

Two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe joins Laughter Permitted to talk about hosting the ESPYS, her unrelenting commitment to fight for equality and social justice, the 2019 World Cup and how she made the most of quarantine. Also find out where Megan is most at peace and what the future holds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 40: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee joins Laughter Permitted. Named the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century by "Sports Illustrated," Jackie talks about growing up in East St. Louis and how she returned to her hometown to build the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Community Center. She also reflects on her illustrious track & field career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202050 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 39: Ashleigh Johnson and Maggie Steffens

Olympic gold medalists and water polo superstars Ashleigh Johnson and Maggie Steffens join Laughter Permitted. Ashleigh and Maggie talk about returning to training, winning gold at the Rio Olympics and how they want to make the sport of water polo more inclusive and diverse. Ashleigh shares what it's like being the first Black woman to compete at the Olympics for the U.S. in women's water polo. Stay tuned for a rousing game and get the inside scoop on why it's common practice for water polo players to -- wait for it -- pee in the pool. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 38: Crystal Dunn and Jessica McDonald

USWNT World Cup champions and North Carolina Courage teammates Crystal Dunn and Jessica McDonald return to Laughter Permitted to talk about racial injustice in the U.S., their own experiences with racism and what it's like being black women in this country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202046 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 37: Danielle Slaton and Saskia Webber

Two of Julie's former USWNT teammates, Danielle Slaton and Saskia Webber, join Laughter Permitted to have a conversation about a topic they had never discussed when they played soccer together: race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202040 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 36: Jessica McDonald

In a powerful episode of Laughter Permitted, USWNT star and World Cup champion Jessica McDonald shares her story of overcoming challenges in pursuit of her dreams. As a single mother, Jessica has had a nomadic career in professional soccer that's ultimately led to winning three NWSL titles and a World Cup in 2019. Her journey is one of grit, courage and determination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202046 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 35: Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall

Cross-country skiing superstars Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall join Laughter Permitted. Jessie and Kikkan teamed up to win gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the women's team sprint event, but their stories don't end there. Shortly after the Olympics, Kikkan was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now in remission, she is outspoken about her experience in order to help others. Jessie recently came out with a book "Brave Enough," in which she opens up about her struggle with an eating disorder in her late teens, and how she ultimately healed, then went on to become an Olympic champion. Stay tuned for "Questions Permitted" as Lynn gets the scoop from Julie about the recent 99ers movie announcement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 34: Amy Van Dyken

Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her history-making performance at the 1996 Summer Olympics, how her life changed in 2014 after her spinal cord was severed in an ATV accident and why CrossFit has become her refuge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 33: Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris

Season 3 of Laughter Permitted premieres with USWNT superstars and power couple Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris, who talk about going public with their relationship, the significance of sharing their wedding on social media and Ali's journey from being cut from the USWNT and then winning a second World Cup. Ashlyn also makes Laughter Permitted history during the game portion of the show by calling in help from a teammate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202059 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 32: The Dopies!

Julie Foudy returns for another Laughter Permitted! On the latest episode, Julie and Lynn hold the Season 2 Dopie Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202025 minutes, 35 seconds
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Just For Laughs: Amy Liss

In the fourth installment of Just For Laughs, Julie and Lynn call their dear friend Amy Liss, who tells a funny story about Zooming with a kindergarten class, talks about living her life with an "attitude of gratitude" and shares the #pickmeupchallenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202016 minutes, 47 seconds
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Just For Laughs: Gabby Reece and Laird Hamilton

In the third installment of "Just For Laughs," Julie and Lynn call up power couple Gabby Reece and Laird Hamilton, who share stories of Laird's pranks and antics, tips on how to stay healthy during quarantine and how we all need to laugh more and have more fun in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202055 minutes, 29 seconds
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Just For Laughs: Lindsey Horan and Emily Sonnett

In the second installment of "Just for Laughs," USWNT stars and World Cup champions Lindsey Horan and Emily Sonnett share stories about parallel parking, an ongoing joke involving Rose Lavelle and Skechers, how Emily once desperately needed water during a team meeting and the time Lindsey's shoelace got stuck in an escalator at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Julie and Lynn also introduce a new segment in the close of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202039 minutes, 13 seconds
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Just for Laughs: Jessica Mendoza and Sue Enquist

We are bringing you another special episode of Laughter Permitted called "Just for Laughs." The jumping off point: Our conversation with Dr. Colleen Hacker in which she pointed to laughter as the antidote to stress. Since Julie and Lynn are professional laughers, we figured we could help everyone out. Dr. Hacker also said we should keep up with our friends, and to even pick up the phone and call someone. So that's what we did. We called a couple of our pals, and asked for one thing: a funny story. This episode's lineup of laughs includes ESPN baseball and softball analyst Jessica Mendoza and UCLA softball legend Sue Enquist. And they brought it with the funny stories. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202047 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dope Dip #5: Tamika Catchings

Tamika Catchings on how legendary Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt changed her life forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202012 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dope Dip #4: Mia Hamm

Laughter Permitted presents The Mia Hamm Split Pants Story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/20208 minutes, 31 seconds
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Inside the US Soccer Equal Pay Fight

A two-time World Cup and Olympic soccer champion, US team alumna Julie Foudy gives a candid inside look at the battle over fair pay for female players. US Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro just resigned amidst controversy over sexist language in USSF's legal filings. Since filing that suit in March 2019, the USWNT won its fourth FIFA World Cup and continued its streak of global dominance. Foudy details what it's taken to move the case forward, while the team continues to play at a top level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202022 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 31: Dr. Colleen Hacker

In a special episode of Laughter Permitted, mental skills coach Dr. Colleen Hacker joins Julie and Lynn -- at a safe social distance via Skype -- to share strategies used by elite athletes that can be applied to dealing with the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Dr. Hacker, an expert on the psychology of peak performance, works with professional and Olympic athletes in a variety of sports including the NFL, MLB, PGA, LPGA, U.S. Swimming, U.S. speed skating, U.S. track and field, U.S. soccer and U.S. hockey. She offers her unique insights on how we can positively frame our mindsets, use laughter as the antidote to stress and view social distancing as an opportunity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dope Dip #3: Glennon Doyle & Abby Wambach

Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach on Glennon's prowess as a sideline field marshal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20207 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dope Dip #2: Tobin Heath

Tobin Heath on the idea of never-ending ascension, her faith and how "words create worlds." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202015 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dope Dip #1: Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King on not settling for the crumbs and going for it.​ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/20208 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 30: Ibtihaj Muhammad

In the Season 2 finale of Laughter Permitted, Olympic fencer and bronze medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad joins the podcast. Ibtihaj, who is the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the U.S. in the Olympics, discusses how she knew fencing could help her go to a top university, the challenges she faced on her road to the Olympics and how a smile can go a long way. Be sure to stay tuned to the end of the episode when Julie's mother-in-law, Ruthie, joins the show to close out Season 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 29: Breanna Stewart

Laughter Permitted catches up with UConn legend and WNBA superstar Breanna Stewart in L.A. Stewie talks about winning four national championships at UConn, what it meant to win a WNBA title and how she's using her voice to advocate for causes important to her. Also get the scoop on how Stewie celebrated after the Storm won in 2018, the impact Sue Bird has had on her life and how she pulled of a special surprise for her mom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 28: Valorie Kondos Field and Katelyn Ohashi

Laughter Permitted is live from the espnW Women + Sports Summit with UCLA gymnastics greats Valorie "Miss Val" Kondos Field and Katelyn Ohashi. During her tenure as head coach of the UCLA program, Miss Val won seven NCAA national championships, was 4-time National Coach of the Year and named Pac-12 Coach of the Century. Katelyn is an All-American gymnast and national champion who barnstormed the internet with viral videos of her floor routines from both her junior and senior years. In this episode, Miss Val and Katelyn showcase their special bond, talk about the uniqueness of UCLA gymnastics and how joy helps bring out the best athletic performances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/201946 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 27: Doris Burke

Laughter Permitted is in L.A. to catch up with Doris Burke while she's on the road calling NBA games for ESPN. An icon in the world of sports broadcasting, Doris explains how a basketball scholarship to college changed the trajectory of her life and the role "divine providence" has played throughout her 30-year career. She also talks about what it's like to interview Gregg Popovich, the significance of NBA players saying "Thanks, Doris," after she interviews them and the bond she now has with USWNT star Tobin Heath. Perhaps most importantly, though, we learn how to correctly pronounce "Doris." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/20191 hour, 35 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 26: Amy Liss

Laughter Permitted is in Chicago with the incomparable Amy Liss. In this episode, Amy shares her incredible life story, how she deals with the daily challenges of cerebral palsy and why she lives each day with an "attitude of gratitude." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/201949 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 25: Meghan Duggan and Kendall Coyne Schofield

It's a two-for-one on this episode of Laughter Permitted as U.S. hockey teammates and Olympic gold medalists Meghan Duggan and Kendall Coyne Schofield join the podcast. Get the inside scoop on the U.S. women's national team's fight for equitable support, find out how Kendall was the showstopper at this year's NHL All-Star skills competition and how Meghan auditioned for "The Voice." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 24: Katie Couric

Laughter Permitted is in New York City with trailblazing journalist Katie Couric. Known for her 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC's the "Today" show, Katie also became the first woman to solo anchor a weekday evening newscast when she took over the helm at the "CBS Evening News." She is a Peabody, Emmy and Murrow-award winning journalist, founding member of the non-profit Stand Up To Cancer and host of the podcast "Next Question with Katie Couric." In this episode, Katie shares stories from her journalism career, explains why she isn't afraid of failure and how she has evolved with the changing media landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 23: Tamika Catchings

Laughter Permitted is live from the Julie Foudy & espnW Sports Leadership Academy in New Jersey with basketball superstar Tamika Catchings, who is a WNBA MVP and champion, 4-time Olympic gold medalist and founder of the Catch the Stars Foundation. Tamika explains how she turned a hearing impairment into her "superpower," the influence legendary University of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt had on her life and why her non-profit Catch the Stars Foundation is her proudest achievement. Also find out how Tamika came to compete on "American Ninja Warrior" and own a tea cafe in Indianapolis called Tea's Me. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 22: Robin Roberts

Laughter Permitted is joined by the legendary Robin Roberts, who anchors "Good Morning America," was an anchor and reporter at ESPN for 15 years and is a Peabody Award-winning journalist. Robin tells the story of when she met Julie while covering the 1999 World Cup, how her parents influenced her as a person and why she is so passionate about her role at GMA. Lynn also shares an email Robin wrote to her 15 years ago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/201955 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 21: Billie Jean King

In the Season 2 premiere of Laughter Permitted, the legendary Billie Jean King joins the party. "The Kinger," as Julie calls her, won 39 Grand Slam titles in her tennis career, beat Bobby Riggs in the famed Battle of the Sexes match and is the first female athlete awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Listen in as BJK tells stories from her life and how she continues to advocate for the advancement of women in sports and society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/201957 minutes
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Episode 20: Jill Ellis

World Cup Champs Week comes to close with Jill Ellis, who is the winningest coach in USWNT history and has two World Cup titles. Jill talks about her run as national team coach, goes in depth about the 2019 World Cup experience and closes the show with a maple donut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 19: Sam Mewis & Rose Lavelle

World Cup Champs Week and the laughs continue with Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle. Find out what it was like for these friends to play in their first World Cup, how choreographed dances kept the mood light in the USWNT locker room and why Sam Mewis is hoping her World Cup win can lead to a new ride. #sammyneedsaca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/201946 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 18: Julie Ertz & Crystal Dunn

Next up on World Cup Champs week are Julie Ertz and Crystal Dunn. There's a lot of laughter in this episode as the good friends share the story of how they met and talk about their experiences on the USWNT together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/201952 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 17: Carli Lloyd

World Cup Champs week continues with USWNT captain Carli Lloyd, who has two World Cup titles, two Olympic gold medals and was twice named FIFA Player of the Year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/20191 hour, 12 seconds
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Episode 16: Alex Morgan and Kelley O'Hara

World Cup Champs Week kicks off with two-time World Cup champions and Olympic gold medalists Alex Morgan and Kelley O'Hara. The two friends share stories from their latest World Cup win, talk about the USWNT's continued fight for equal pay and showcase an unabashed love of donuts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/201948 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 15: The Dopies!

Laughter Permitted is back! Julie and Lynn share highlights of Season 1 and hold the first-ever "Dopie Awards". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/20191 hour, 7 minutes
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Episode 14: Briana Scurry

The final bonus episode of Laughter Permitted for the Women's World Cup is with former USWNT goalkeeper Briana Scurry, who is a World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist. In a thoughtful conversation, Bri reminisces about the 1999 World Cup final and opens up about how a concussion led to low moments in her life and eventually finding love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/201950 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 13: Brandi Chastain and Kristine Lilly

The third bonus episode of Laughter Permitted for the Women's World Cup features soccer legends Brandi Chastain and Kristine Lilly, who are both two-time World Cup champions and two-time Olympic gold medalists. They are also former USWNT teammates and good friends of Julie's. Listen in to find out where Brandi's famous black bra from the 1999 World Cup final is and learn the truth about Julie's donut habit from Kristine Lilly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/20191 hour, 19 seconds
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Episode 12: Crystal Dunn

In the second bonus episode for the Women's World Cup, Julie sits down with USWNT defender Crystal Dunn, who is playing in her first World Cup. The conversation centers on how, after being cut from the U.S. World Cup roster in 2015, Crystal battled back that same year to be named MVP of the NWSL. And she met her husband that year, too. In Most Pressing Questions, Crystal shares her favorite dance move, sings some of her go-to karaoke song and explains why she limits her coffee intake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/201947 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 11: Tobin Heath

For this installment of Laughter Permitted, we took interviews Julie did for an E:60 profile on USWNT star Tobin Heath and turned them into an episode. Tobin talks about her life, soccer career, the USWNT's equitable support fight and how, as a longtime member of the national team, she hasn't sought the spotlight. Near the end of the episode, Tobin shares the story of why she chose to wear Doris Burke's name on the back of her jersey and what Doris' reaction was (we got Doris' blessing to include the story...it's a good one). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 10: Allyson Felix

Laughter Permitted is live from Brooklyn and the espnW Summit, NYC with guest Allyson Felix, the most decorated track & field woman in U.S. Olympic history, with six gold and three silver medals! Allyson opens up about the premature birth of her daughter, Camryn, and how she is balancing motherhood as she goes for her fifth Olympics. Also: Find out about Allyson's "sneaker room" and where she falls in the "Is a cinnamon roll a donut?" debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/201943 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 9: Simone Manuel & Katie Ledecky

Laughter Permitted heads to Julie's alma mater, Stanford University, for a live episode. Fellow Cardinal and Olympic champion swimmers Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel join Julie for a conversation about their success at the Rio Olympics and what life is like now as professional swimmers. Katie tells the story of her stint in Stanford's marching band and Simone gives an update on her snails, Shaka and Zulu. Plus, Julie reveals why she decided to stick to soccer instead of becoming a doctor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 8: Mary Carillo

Laughter Permitted is joined by sports journalism icon Mary Carillo, who is an Emmy-award-winning correspondent for HBO Real Sports, a two-time Peabody award-winner and a member of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. A former professional tennis player, Mary tells tales of covering the Olympics, producing and writing documentaries and explains her brief foray into bog snorkeling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/201949 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 7: Sydney Leroux Dwyer

Laughter Permitted makes a stop at Disney World in Orlando for its first-ever "live" podcast and welcomes guest Sydney Leroux Dwyer, who is a professional soccer player for the Orlando Pride, an Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion. Sydney talks about being a true "soccer mom" -- she has a 2-year-old son, Cassius, and is expecting her second child this summer -- how she's still training while pregnant and her future plans for her soccer career. Julie also explains what "plorking" is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/201942 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 6: Mikaela Shiffrin

Laughter Permitted makes its way to Colorado to meet up with Mikaela Shiffrin, who is one of the best alpine skiers on the planet and, perhaps equally as important, a bona fide donut lover. Mikaela is fresh off a monumental season in which she broke a 30-year-old record by winning 17 World Cup races in one season, captured four crystal globes -- which means she is the best in the world in four skiing disciplines -- and won her third straight overall World Cup title. She also has three Olympic medals. And did we mention she's only 24?! Mikaela talks about this past season, shares her strategy for dealing with fear and gets candid about her unabashed love of donuts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 5: Mia Hamm

In a very special episode of Laughter Permitted, Julie Foudy sits down with former USWNT teammate and lifelong friend Mia Hamm. Most know Mia is considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time, with two World Cup titles, two Olympic gold medals and two FIFA World Player of the Year awards. But few know about the "wardrobe malfunction" Mia had moments before a meeting with FIFA. Along with hilarious stories from their playing days, Julie and Mia talk about Mia's prowess as a youth soccer coach of the Killer Cobras and how both miss the days of living in a house together in Manhattan Beach. Listen in for a lot of laughs and never-before-told stories about the 99'ers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 4: Jessica Mendoza

On the next stop on the Laughter Permitted party train, Julie Foudy catches up with her longtime pal Jessica Mendoza, who is a two-time Olympic medalist in softball and an analyst on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. Jessica tells the story of how a post-game interview during her playing days led to her current career in TV. She also delves into what it's like being a woman calling MLB in primetime, how a cockroach in a Dominican Republic bathroom helped her out of a hitting slump, what it's like homeschooling her sons and why scotch is her preferred drink of choice. Jessica's 9-year-old son, Caleb, joins the conversation and is so good on the mic that he has been invited to be on every episode going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 3: Kerri Walsh Jennings

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy heads to Southern California to meet up with volleyball legend and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. In this conversation, Kerri opens up about why she's going for her sixth Olympics and what it's been like starting the beach volleyball event series p1440 after parting ways with the AVP Tour. Also: Find out how Kerri realized she was pregnant while competing in the London Olympics, and In Most Pressing Questions, Kerri tells us what question she gets asked the most -- and whether she'd rather win one more gold medal or hit a jackpot for $750 million. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/201946 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 2: Simone Biles

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy makes its way to the World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas, where four-time Olympic gold medalist and gymnastics GOAT Simone Biles trains. Simone sits down with Julie to talk about the 2016 Rio Olympics and what life has been like since. They go into the current state of USA Gymnastics and its newest president, and talk about what really went down during the 2018 world championships when Simone won the all-around with a kidney stone. Simone's mom, Nellie, also joins the conversation, with her own hilarious take on Simone's successes in the gym and attempts at adulting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/201951 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 1: Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle

Season 1 of Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy kicks off with World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach and her wife, best-selling author, activist and philanthropist Glennon Doyle. Julie talks with Abby and Glennon about how their relationship began -- it turns out Oprah played a role -- and Abby describes the ups and downs of life post-soccer, and how a graduation speech inspired her latest book, "Wolfpack," coming in April 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode Zero

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers in sports about the joy/chaos of life and sports. Julie is a former captain of the U.S. women's soccer team and won two Olympic gold medals and two World Cup titles during her almost two decades with the national team. She is now an analyst and reporter for ESPN and espnW and, most importantly, a donut savant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/20191 minute, 58 seconds