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Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy

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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.

157 Episodes

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!

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

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].

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

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]

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

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].

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

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]!

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

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]

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

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].

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

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? Send them an email at [email protected].

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

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].

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

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].

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

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].

Transcribed - Published: 28 February 2024

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].

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2023

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].

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2023

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].

Transcribed - Published: 29 November 2023

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].

Transcribed - Published: 22 November 2023

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]. Producer's note: Please excuse horrendous singing off the top of the episode. We seem to be getting worse as the seasons go by... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 November 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 1 November 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 25 October 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 18 October 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 11 October 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 4 October 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 27 September 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 21 August 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 14 August 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 6 August 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 1 August 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 26 July 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 22 July 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2023

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 performance and keep her players 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

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2023

Episode 98: Astronaut Nicole Mann from Space

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

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2023

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

Transcribed - Published: 14 December 2022

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

Transcribed - Published: 8 December 2022

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

Transcribed - Published: 7 December 2022

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

Transcribed - Published: 30 November 2022

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

Transcribed - Published: 23 November 2022

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

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2022

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

Transcribed - Published: 9 November 2022

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

Transcribed - Published: 2 November 2022

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