272 episodes

Rebecca Lobo is a Hall of Fame athlete. Steve Rushin wrote about Hall of Fame athletes for years. But unlike most podcast duos, the bond that holds this show together is marriage. Join the couple weekly as they discuss current events and provide a slice of life from the finished half of their basement. Who is the ball? And who is the chain? Find out right here, on Happiness Lane!

Ball & Chain Podcast‪.‬ Rushin Holdings LLC

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 329 Ratings

Rebecca Lobo is a Hall of Fame athlete. Steve Rushin wrote about Hall of Fame athletes for years. But unlike most podcast duos, the bond that holds this show together is marriage. Join the couple weekly as they discuss current events and provide a slice of life from the finished half of their basement. Who is the ball? And who is the chain? Find out right here, on Happiness Lane!

    Ep. 272 Party Buses & Bumper Bras

    Ep. 272 Party Buses & Bumper Bras

    On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve are joined in-basement by Producer Deny Gallagher. Rebecca reveals her nickname for Steve's late father inspired by a pair of baseball legends. While Steve tells the story about the time he ran into Mike Tyson after buying Rebecca's engagement ring. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 272nd edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 46 min
    Ep. 271 Tall Socks & Furry Crocs

    Ep. 271 Tall Socks & Furry Crocs

    On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve celebrate the life of Steve's father, Don Rushin, who passed away on April 11th. The two share stories about the Rushin patriarch, including the first time he met Rebecca. All that plus Viewer Mail on a very special edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 270 GOAT Rodeos & Separation Seats

    Ep. 270 GOAT Rodeos & Separation Seats

    On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve are back recapping a historic Women's Final Four, WNBA Draft and so much more! Rebecca calls out Steve for a seat incident at a recent basketball game. While Steve tries to engage Rebecca in G.O.A.T. Rodeo. All that plus, Viewer Mail on the 270th edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 59 min
    Ep. 269 Barf Barrels & Match Day

    Ep. 269 Barf Barrels & Match Day

    On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve discuss Match Day 2024 and their kids' high school basketball state playoffs. Rebecca talks about her episode of 'Girls5Eva' (S3 E4) dropping on Netflix. While Steve is honored at a local St. Patrick's Day event. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 269th edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 58 min
    Ep. 268 A Plate & Six Screws

    Ep. 268 A Plate & Six Screws

    On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve rank salad dressing expiration dates and share an update on their daughter's injury. Rebecca shares stories from her college basketball travels. While Steve reveals a controversial pizza opinion. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 268th edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 267 Cap Takers & Buck Eyes

    Ep. 267 Cap Takers & Buck Eyes

    On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve talk about tire cap kleptos and emergency text etiquette. Rebecca goes down an auto part rabbit hole. While Steve is forced to leave groceries behind during a recent trip to the supermarket. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 267th edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
329 Ratings

329 Ratings

The Babulator ,

An All~Star Podcast Duo!

Rebecca Lobo and Steve Rushin entered the world of podcasts a few years ago and I’ve been a fan since Show #1. I was initially drawn to it because Rebecca has been an icon to me since her amazing days at UCONN WBB (Husky Fan Forever even though I’m from NYC and live in NJ). I also worked behind the scenes in national sports radio for many years and know what it takes to connect with listeners- and Rebecca and Steve definitely have “it.”

Aside from the obvious (both being tall and working in sports journalism), they’re also the perfect complement to each other (as most happy couples are). Rebecca is the more organized, detail-driven planner of the duo, while Steve is happy to complete tasks as long as he knows exactly what to do (pick someone up at school, drive someone to basketball practice, etc.). However, it’s best if Rebecca does the grocery shopping (once you start listening, you’ll understand that comment). But seriously - their show is true to life, entertaining, and a relaxing companion as you’re driving in your car , walking/running, or waking up at 2am in need of some soothing entertainment. I’ve enjoyed the show at all hours of the day and night and can truthfully say Ball and Chain is my favorite podcast.

Barbara from New Jersey

GirlWoman4602 ,

Lol

I’m laughing out loud with Rebecca and Steve with each episode! It’s amazing the continual connections they make throughout each show. So smart and so funny!

And it’s making me lighten up about all the ways that my husband and I get on each other’s nerves. Thanks Steve and Rebecca!

Pook23 ,

Love it

Terrific banter, always fun

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