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