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. 171 Buttoned Up & Bow Tied
On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca & Steve celebrate their daughter passing her driving test and discuss Rebecca being mistaken for a pair of current WNBA superstars. Rebecca then recaps her trip to DC to call WNBA action. While Steve hits the proverbial "cut-off man" to solve a household problem. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 172nd edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.
Ep. 170 Henny Youngman & Cedar Fever
On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve recap a wet Memorial Day Weekend in Connecticut and the Rushin House. Rebecca praises Steve for his role in a recent family trip to the mall. While Steve tries out a classic joke on the podcast. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 170th edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.
Ep. 169 Silly Hoots & Booty Q's
On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve recap a busy few weeks of travel for both of them after getting vaccinated. Rebecca ponders her coaching style after a weekend tournament. While Steve discusses regionally mispronounced words after his trip to Minnesota. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 169th edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.
Ep. 168 Horse Crack & The Shotgun Skeleton
On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve recap a hectic Mothers Day weekend and debate which foods require "the fixings". Rebecca finds her self in a predicament at their daughter's tennis match. While Steve lists everything he "loves" about where they live in Connecticut. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 168th edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.
Ep. 167 Cup Holders & The Andre
On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve call back to the Jill Strap after an incident at one of the kid's recent softball games. Rebecca makes a shocking revelation about her dad's homemade alcohol. While Steve makes a Mother's Day offer Rebecca can't refuse. All that plus a voluminous edition of Viewer Mail on the 167th edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.
Ep. 166 Whistler's Mom & Stifler's Mom
On this week's Ball & Chain, Rebecca and Steve celebrate both of them becoming fully vaccinated! Rebecca weighs in on the news of Kim Mulkey leaving Baylor for LSU. While Steve shares his fever dream after getting the second dose of the Moderna vaccine. All that plus Viewer Mail on the 166th edition of the Ball & Chain Podcast.
It Cleanses My Soul
So refereshing to listen to a “relatively normal” albeit famous couple deal with ordinary life occurrences. Steve’s story about “removing the boulder that would not flush” was hilarious. I celebrate you and your families normality and I routinely find my weekly “quiet space” when I listen to you guys. Please keep doing this show.
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.
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.