World Cup Champion and Olympic star Hope Solo guarded Team USA’s net for more than 200 matches, but she’s anything but guarded in these conversations. On Hope Solo Speaks, she'll dive into important issues in sports and beyond with influential voices throughout all industries. From equal pay, to motherhood, to changing trends in sports, nothing is off-limits on Hope Solo Speaks.
Supporting Trans Athletes (with Erica Sullivan)
Hope is joined by Olympic Silver medalist and University of Texas women's swimmer Erica Sullivan who recently placed third against Lia Thomas, a transgender athlete, in the 500 freestyle at the 2022 Women's NCAA Championships. Although Lia has received a ton of backlash, Erica expresses her support for Lia's journey and shares her own story as an LGBTQ athlete on this week's edition of Hope Solo Speaks.
Life & Basketball (with Jason “The JET” Terry)
Hope is joined by NBA and NCAA champion Jason Terry to discuss his outstanding basketball career, defeating LeBron and the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals, and the rise of basketball in his hometown Seattle. Jason also won the NCAA tournament in 1997 and recalls the run his Arizona Wildcats made to become champions, and how that victory in particular holds one of the most special moments of his life.
Athletes & Mental Health (with Ryan Leaf and Dr. Carrie Hastings)
Hope is joined by former No. 2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft Ryan Leaf, and Los Angeles Rams Mental Health Clinician Dr. Carrie Hastings to discuss the importance of mental health in life and athletics. Ryan shares his story of how mental health derailed his entire career. He’s now an advocate for destigmatizing mental health. Dr. Hastings discusses how she’s helped the Super Bowl Champion L.A. Rams and other athletes on seeking better ways to take care of their mental health.
Changing The World’s Perspective (with Haven Shepherd)
Hope is joined by U.S. Paralympian Swimmer, Haven Shepherd, to discuss her life as an amputee athlete, surviving a family suicide bombing, and her path to becoming an incredible swimmer, model, and motivational speaker. Hear how Haven overcame the many obstacles she faced in life and is now embracing her journey all the way to the Olympics. Plus, Hope discusses how her own story has been perceived throughout her career.
Why The Equal Pay Settlement Is Not Enough (with Carli Lloyd)
On the debut episode, Hope lays out why she feels heartbroken and disappointed by the USWNT's equal pay settlement with US Soccer. Longtime teammate and friend, Carli Lloyd, joins the conversation to discuss the work that's left to do to repair the wrongs, rebuilding the culture of the team, and her life after retirement.
Hope Solo Speaks
World Cup Champion and Olympic star Hope Solo discusses important issues in sports and beyond.
Informative and enjoyable
Hope is doing a wonderful job on these podcasts. I have been enjoying listening and learning each week. I’m not really a pod cast person but I started listening to Hope since I’ve always been a huge soccer fan and wanted to see what she has to say now post retirement. She’s as gutsy and gritty as ever and willing to share about herself and try to help others. Thanks Hope. I’ll be listening every week.
Too many chances
Can we finally cancel this nut job? She beats men, family members, and is unstable. Oh yeah, great mom too ya heard. As a man and a dad, I want her canceled! How many hall passes does she deserve because she was a professional athlete? Wake up people! Stop giving criminals a voice!