126 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

    • Sports
    • 4.8, 272 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. 126 Justice & Hope

    Ep. 126 Justice & Hope

    On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve discuss the George Floyd tragedy in Minnesota and the corresponding events around the country. The couple finds some joy in their son's science project and the end of the school year festivities. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 126th edition of The Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 35 min
    Ep. 125 Fartlek & The Creek Freak

    Ep. 125 Fartlek & The Creek Freak

    On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve discuss their kids newfound love of panning for gold. Rebecca shares the toughest defenders she ever played against. While Steve has an interesting encounter with an Amazon Deliver Guy. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 125th edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 124 Cattywampus & Drive-Thru Diplomas

    Ep. 124 Cattywampus & Drive-Thru Diplomas

    On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca & Steve recap Week 8 of quarantine and discuss Part 7 & 8 of The Last Dance documentary. Rebecca shares stories of former Bull and her UConn classmate Scott Burrell. While Steve shares tales of Mothers Day 2020 and his trip last December to London to interview Christian Pulisic. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 124th edition of the Bal & Chain Podcast.

    • 57 min
    Ep. 123 Budgy Smugglers & The Hollow Jester

    Ep. 123 Budgy Smugglers & The Hollow Jester

    On this week’s Ball & Chain Podcast, Rebecca and Steve recap Week 7 of quarantine. Rebecca watches the 1996 Olympic Women's Basketball Gold Medal Game for the first time. While Steve’s household gesture does not land like he intended. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 123rd edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 122 Zero Thousand Dollars & Boom Boom Sauce

    Ep. 122 Zero Thousand Dollars & Boom Boom Sauce

    On this week’s Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve discuss Week 6 of quarantine and the latest news from the WNBA. Rebecca shares stories of former Notre Dame Women's Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw in honor of her retirement this past week. While Steve navigates his favorite local book store virtually. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 122nd edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 121 N95 Dickies & The Beard of Bees

    Ep. 121 N95 Dickies & The Beard of Bees

    On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca & Steve recap their trials and tribulations from Week 5 of Quarantine Puzzling. Rebecca shares stories from ESPN's very special social distancing broadcast of the 2020 WNBA Draft. While Steve discusses his quarantine beard and shares his David Letterman-esque goals for his newly acquired facial accessory. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 121st edition of The Ball & Chain Podcast.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

Al1311 ,

Always leaves us laughing

We’ve been fans of this podcast from the start. The dynamics of family life are very familiar, although sometimes I’m Rebecca (and my husband is Steve) and other times it’s the opposite. The podcast always makes us laugh, and is a high point of our week.

vtvaca ,

Ball & Chain Podcast

Wednesday‘s are the best part of my week. Long time listener and hope to be listening for even longer. Your insights on all things are so relatable.

nickh36 ,

Fun but sometimes hard to listen to.

I find it interesting and also very sad to hear Steve’s struggle with everyday life.
From his total lack of understanding of most household tasks and repairs. To his lack of kitchen/cooking skills. Gives me the willies as a man.
I listen but wince quite often at Steve’s bumbling through life.

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