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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.

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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.

    Episode 42: Loretta Claiborne

    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.

    • 51 min
    Episode 41: Megan Rapinoe

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 40: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    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.

    • 50 min
    Episode 39: Ashleigh Johnson and Maggie Steffens

    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.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 38: Crystal Dunn and Jessica McDonald

    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.

    • 46 min
    Episode 37: Danielle Slaton and Saskia Webber

    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.

    • 40 min

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