Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers about the joy/chaos of life. Laughter -- and donuts -- permitted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fun and energetic
Fun to listen to. Amazing and insightful guests. I feel motivated and empowered.