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Join two-time World Cup champ and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O’Hara, as she sits down with some of the biggest names in sports to talk about the untold stories behind their success. Featuring Olympians, MVPs, world champions and breakout stars, the Just Women’s Sports podcast tells the real story of what it’s like to be a professional athlete today.The Just Women’s Sports Podcast is produced in collaboration with BOOM Integrated.

Join two-time World Cup champ and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O’Hara, as she sits down with some of the biggest names in sports to talk about the untold stories behind their success. Featuring Olympians, MVPs, world champions and breakout stars, the Just Women’s Sports podcast tells the real story of what it’s like to be a professional athlete today.The Just Women’s Sports Podcast is produced in collaboration with BOOM Integrated.

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United States

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Join two-time World Cup champ and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O’Hara, as she sits down with some of the biggest names in sports to talk about the untold stories behind their success. Featuring Olympians, MVPs, world champions and breakout stars, the Just Women’s Sports podcast tells the real story of what it’s like to be a professional athlete today.The Just Women’s Sports Podcast is produced in collaboration with BOOM Integrated.

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@justwsports

Language:

English


Episodes

Introducing Snacks with Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams

4/19/2021
Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams are NWSL champions, Olympic hopefuls, USWNT teammates, former roommates, and now… podcast hosts! Covering life, soccer, and everything in between, Snacks with Lynn and Sam gives listeners unprecedented insight into two of soccer’s biggest stars. From their professional journeys to their off-field musings, Snacks will give fans a candid look into the lives of two athletes in the prime of their careers. So grab a juice box and cut up some oranges, because it’s time...

Duration:00:01:14

Bonus: 2020 reflections, 2021 resolutions

1/7/2021
Kelley O’Hara sits down with JWS Founder & CEO Haley Rosen to discuss the state of women’s sports after an eventful 2020. Then, special guests Hilary Knight, Maggie Steffens and Sam Mewis jump on to discuss their 2020s and what they’re looking forward to in the new year. Go deeper. Presented by Heineken. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:54

Ep. #19: Becky Sauerbrunn

12/22/2020
Becky Sauerbrunn joins teammate and friend Kelley O’Hara to discuss her historic career anchoring the USWNT defense. Becky and Kelley start by reflecting on the national team’s final match of 2020 against the Netherlands, before jumping back in time to re-trace Becky’s journey from being her older brothers’ guinea pig to becoming the first-ever president of the USWNT Players Association. Becky discusses what it means to be an introverted leader on a team full of extroverts, how she’s...

Duration:01:11:58

Ep. #18: Nastia Liukin

12/15/2020
Gymnastics icon Nastia Liukin joins Kelley O’Hara to discuss her journey to Olympic gold. The daughter of two former Soviet champion gymnasts, Nastia was born in Moscow, Russia, before her family found their way to Plano, Texas. There, Nastia followed in her parents footsteps, quickly ascending to the top of her sport. In this conversation, Nastia discusses her legendary 2008 Olympic battle with fellow American Shawn Johnson, the effects of that rivalry on the two gymnasts’ friendship, her...

Duration:01:22:24

Ep. #12: Nneka Ogwumike

12/8/2020
WNBA superstar and Players Association President Nneka Ogwumike talks with Kelley about her unusual path to becoming one of the most impactful leaders in sports. Ogwumike discusses the impact of her Nigerian-American upbringing on her basketball career, why she needed to be talked into going pro before being drafted No. 1, learning to drive stick shift in Poland during her first year abroad, her record-breaking 2016 MVP season, scoring the championship-winning shot to win a title with the...

Duration:01:16:36

Ep. #17: Cat Osterman

12/8/2020
Cat Osterman may be the greatest pitcher in softball history. A two-time Olympic medalist and three-time Player of the Year at the University of Texas, Cat recently came out of retirement in order to help Team USA win gold in Tokyo. She sits down with Kelley O’Hara to explain that decision while also reflecting on her career in the sport. Cat talks about her introduction to pitching, her historic career at Texas, winning gold in Athens, what drew her to Athletes Unlimited, and what it means...

Duration:00:58:29

Ep. #16: Mal Pugh

12/1/2020
Mallory Pugh has been considered the future of the U.S. women’s national team since before she could drive a car. After being called in to the USWNT at age 17, she made her Olympic debut at 18, turned professional at 19, and then won a World Cup at age 21. In this episode, Mal and Kelley discuss her meteoric rise to soccer stardom and what comes next in a career that is still just getting started. Mal reflects on her Olympic and World Cup experiences, her decision to turn pro after only...

Duration:01:04:26

Ep. #15: Stephanie Gilmore

11/24/2020
The most dominant surfer of her generation joins Kelley O’Hara to discuss her life in and out of the water. Born and raised in New South Wales, Australia, Stephanie Gilmore won her first professional event when she was still in high school. As a rookie on the Women’s ASP World Tour, she won four of the eight events and claimed the 2007 World Title, which she then defended for the next three years. Stephanie talks with Kelley about her innate competitive drive, her love of the sport, how she...

Duration:01:09:14

Ep. #14 Michelle Wie West

11/17/2020
One of the biggest names in golf history sits down with Kelley O’Hara to talk about her one-of-a-kind career. Michelle Wie West discusses her unprecedented rise from a local child prodigy to a national superstar, the highs and lows of her professional journey, and how motherhood has changed her perspective on golf. Already winning adult amateur tournaments by the time she was a teenager, Michelle turned pro the week before she turned 16. She talks with Kelley about the secrets to her early...

Duration:00:52:37

Ep. #13: Carli Lloyd

11/10/2020
One of soccer’s most iconic players sits down with Kelley O’Hara to talk about her roller-coaster journey to the top of her sport. Carli Lloyd speaks candidly about the highs and lows that have defined her career, from getting cut from a youth national team to her legendary hat-trick in the 2015 World Cup final. The USWNT star discusses why she stood by Hope Solo following her controversial benching at the 2007 World Cup, what it meant to score the gold medal-winning goal at the 2008...

Duration:01:07:09

Ep #11: Allyson Felix

10/27/2020
The most decorated woman in track and field history joins Kelley O’Hara to talk about the highs and lows that have defined her career. Allyson discusses her late introduction to the sport in high school, competing in the Olympics just four years later, her longtime rivalry with Veronica Campbell-Brown, overcoming disappointment in Beijing to win gold in London, the controversial dive which cost her in Rio, the lasting effects of her life-threatening pregnancy, fighting with Nike over...

Duration:01:08:29

Bonus: Kelley's season 1 recap

10/6/2020
Just Women’s Sports founder Haley Rosen joins Kelley to reflect on season one of the podcast. Kelley discusses her favorite moments from the season, what she learned from each interview, some of the lessons she has collected from her own career, and why she is already stoked for season two of the show. Together With: Ritual, vitamins for skeptics, by skeptics. Get 10% OFF with code: JWS Sports Save You Money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:27

Ep. #10: Sam Kerr

9/22/2020
The all-time leading scorer in both NWSL and W-League history joins Kelley to discuss the unorthodox path she’s taken to becoming a global superstar. Sam discusses her lifelong passion for Australian rules football, why she was forced to switch sports by her family, how she went from picking up soccer at age 12 to debuting for the Australian national team at 15, her recovery from two career-threatening injuries in less than a year, why she moved to Chelsea, winning equal pay, and what it...

Duration:00:59:07

Ep. #9: April Ross

9/15/2020
Beach volleyball star April Ross joins Kelley to talk about the twists and turns of her Olympic career. April discusses her late introduction to the sport, her unexpected decision to attend USC, how the loss of her mother impacted her on and off the court, why early professional burnout in Puerto Rico led her to make the switch to beach, her early success on the AVP and FIVB circuits, making the gold medal match in her first Olympics, why breaking up with a partner is a lot like breaking up...

Duration:01:04:22

Ep. #8: Lizzie Armanto

9/8/2020
Skateboarding unicorn Lizzie Armanto joins Kelley to talk about her uncharted path through the world of professional skating. Lizzie discusses the importance of skate park culture to her early education in the sport, why an injury of all things was what convinced her to go pro, the lack of an obvious blueprint and professional role models at the start of her career, how she ended up on Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse team, landing on the cover of Thrasher the same day she got a pro model, why she’s...

Duration:00:46:58

Ep. #7: Breanna Stewart

9/1/2020
All-world basketball star Breanna Stewart joins Kelley to discuss her ongoing pursuit of basketball perfection. Stewie discusses her recent recovery from a torn Achilles, why she’s still salty about the games she lost in college despite going 151-5 and winning four national championships, what makes UConn players different, Kobe Bryant’s mentorship and passing, winning a WNBA title in just her third season in the league, butting heads with Geno Auriemma, and her outspoken advocacy on behalf...

Duration:00:46:58

Ep. #6: Mikaela Shiffrin

8/25/2020
Record-breaking ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin sits down with Kelley to talk about her historic rise to the top of her sport, the influence of her family on her life and career, why she prefers training to competing, how she recovered from a near-crash to take home gold at the 2014 Olympics, what made the 2018 Olympics complicated, and what she’s learned about herself in the wake of her father’s passing. Go deeper. Together With: BEAST, personal care products for BEASTS of all kinds. Get 20% OFF...

Duration:01:00:11

Bonus: Alex Morgan on motherhood

8/21/2020
During our conversation with Alex Morgan, the USWNT star went into detail about both her pregnancy and her life as a new mother. Not all of that made it into the final episode, but we thought it was too good not to share. Now, in this special bonus episode of the JWS Podcast, you can listen as Kelley and Alex discuss what it was like to give birth in a pandemic, the lack of research regarding pregnancy and training, and what Alex’s return-to-play protocols look like as the new mother gets...

Duration:00:20:24

Ep. #5: Kerri Walsh Jennings

8/18/2020
The beach volleyball GOAT Kerri Walsh Jennings gets candid with Kelley as she discusses the ins and outs of her record-setting career. Kerri provides deep insight into her legendary partnership with Misty May-Treanor, the unbreakable mental bond that led to three gold medals, the negative effects her obsession with winning had on her family life and how she was able to recover, why her competitive switch is never off, how she managed to have a family while maintaining her Olympic career, and...

Duration:00:56:44

Ep. #4: Hilary Knight

8/11/2020
Hockey superstar Hilary Knight joins Kelley to talk about her historic career and the battles she’s fought on and off the ice. Hilary discusses wanting to be an Olympian before women’s ice hockey was even included in the Games, breaking records at Wisconsin, the perils of too many college shenanigans, how she survived on closing-time Dunkin’ Donuts during her first professional seasons, fist-fighting with the Canadian national team, and why the Americans and Canadians put their differences...

Duration:00:53:29