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Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers about the joy/chaos of life. Laughter -- and donuts -- permitted.

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    • Sports
    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers about the joy/chaos of life. Laughter -- and donuts -- permitted.

    Episode 94: A'ja Wilson

    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.)
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    • 36 min
    Episode 93: Joan Benoit Samuelson

    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.
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    • 45 min
    Episode 92: Becky Hammon

    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.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 91: Cindy Parlow Cone

    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."
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    • 58 min
    Episode 90: Rebecca Lowe

    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!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 89: Catarina Macario

    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.
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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Fun and energetic

Fun to listen to. Amazing and insightful guests. I feel motivated and empowered.

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