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Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy


Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers in sports about the joy/chaos of life and sports. Laughter -- and donuts -- permitted.

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers in sports about the joy/chaos of life and sports. Laughter -- and donuts -- permitted.
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Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers in sports about the joy/chaos of life and sports. Laughter -- and donuts -- permitted.




Episode 14: Briana Scurry

The final bonus episode of Laughter Permitted for the Women's World Cup is with former USWNT goalkeeper Briana Scurry, who is a World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist. In a thoughtful conversation, Bri reminisces about the 1999 World Cup final and opens up about how a concussion led to low moments in her life and eventually finding love.


Episode 13: Brandi Chastain and Kristine Lilly

The third bonus episode of Laughter Permitted for the Women's World Cup features soccer legends Brandi Chastain and Kristine Lilly, who are both two-time World Cup champions and two-time Olympic gold medalists. They are also former USWNT teammates and good friends of Julie's. Listen in to find out where Brandi's famous black bra from the 1999 World Cup final is and learn the truth about Julie's donut habit from Kristine Lilly.


Episode 12: Crystal Dunn

In the second bonus episode for the Women's World Cup, Julie sits down with USWNT defender Crystal Dunn, who is playing in her first World Cup. The conversation centers on how, after being cut from the U.S. World Cup roster in 2015, Crystal battled back that same year to be named MVP of the NWSL. And she met her husband that year, too. In Most Pressing Questions, Crystal shares her favorite dance move, sings some of her go-to karaoke song and explains why she limits her coffee intake.


Episode 11: Tobin Heath

For this installment of Laughter Permitted, we took interviews Julie did for an E:60 profile on USWNT star Tobin Heath and turned them into an episode. Tobin talks about her life, soccer career, the USWNT's equitable support fight and how, as a longtime member of the national team, she hasn't sought the spotlight. Near the end of the episode, Tobin shares the story of why she chose to wear Doris Burke's name on the back of her jersey and what Doris' reaction was (we got Doris' blessing to...


Episode 10: Allyson Felix

Laughter Permitted is live from Brooklyn and the espnW Summit, NYC with guest Allyson Felix, the most decorated track & field woman in U.S. Olympic history, with six gold and three silver medals! Allyson opens up about the premature birth of her daughter, Camryn, and how she is balancing motherhood as she goes for her fifth Olympics. Also: Find out about Allyson's "sneaker room" and where she falls in the "Is a cinnamon roll a donut?" debate.


Episode 9: Simone Manuel & Katie Ledecky

Laughter Permitted heads to Julie's alma mater, Stanford University, for a live episode. Fellow Cardinal and Olympic champion swimmers Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel join Julie for a conversation about their success at the Rio Olympics and what life is like now as professional swimmers. Katie tells the story of her stint in Stanford's marching band and Simone gives an update on her snails, Shaka and Zulu. Plus, Julie reveals why she decided to stick to soccer instead of becoming a doctor.


Episode 8: Mary Carillo

Laughter Permitted is joined by sports journalism icon Mary Carillo, who is an Emmy-award-winning correspondent for HBO Real Sports, a two-time Peabody award-winner and a member of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. A former professional tennis player, Mary tells tales of covering the Olympics, producing and writing documentaries and explains her brief foray into bog snorkeling.


Episode 7: Sydney Leroux Dwyer

Laughter Permitted makes a stop at Disney World in Orlando for its first-ever "live" podcast and welcomes guest Sydney Leroux Dwyer, who is a professional soccer player for the Orlando Pride, an Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion. Sydney talks about being a true "soccer mom" -- she has a 2-year-old son, Cassius, and is expecting her second child this summer -- how she's still training while pregnant and her future plans for her soccer career. Julie also explains what "plorking" is.


Episode 6: Mikaela Shiffrin

Laughter Permitted makes its way to Colorado to meet up with Mikaela Shiffrin, who is one of the best alpine skiers on the planet and, perhaps equally as important, a bona fide donut lover. Mikaela is fresh off a monumental season in which she broke a 30-year-old record by winning 17 World Cup races in one season, captured four crystal globes -- which means she is the best in the world in four skiing disciplines -- and won her third straight overall World Cup title. She also has three...


Episode 5: Mia Hamm

In a very special episode of Laughter Permitted, Julie Foudy sits down with former USWNT teammate and lifelong friend Mia Hamm. Most know Mia is considered one of the greatest soccer players of all time, with two World Cup titles, two Olympic gold medals and two FIFA World Player of the Year awards. But few know about the "wardrobe malfunction" Mia had moments before a meeting with FIFA. Along with hilarious stories from their playing days, Julie and Mia talk about Mia's prowess as a youth...


Episode 4: Jessica Mendoza

On the next stop on the Laughter Permitted party train, Julie Foudy catches up with her longtime pal Jessica Mendoza, who is a two-time Olympic medalist in softball and an analyst on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. Jessica tells the story of how a post-game interview during her playing days led to her current career in TV. She also delves into what it's like being a woman calling MLB in primetime, how a cockroach in a Dominican Republic bathroom helped her out of a hitting slump, what it's...


Episode 3: Kerri Walsh Jennings

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy heads to Southern California to meet up with volleyball legend and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. In this conversation, Kerri opens up about why she's going for her sixth Olympics and what it's been like starting the beach volleyball event series p1440 after parting ways with the AVP Tour. Also: Find out how Kerri realized she was pregnant while competing in the London Olympics, and In Most Pressing Questions, Kerri tells us what...


Episode 2: Simone Biles

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy makes its way to the World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas, where four-time Olympic gold medalist and gymnastics GOAT Simone Biles trains. Simone sits down with Julie to talk about the 2016 Rio Olympics and what life has been like since. They go into the current state of USA Gymnastics and its newest president, and talk about what really went down during the 2018 world championships when Simone won the all-around with a kidney stone. Simone's mom,...


Episode 1: Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle

Season 1 of Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy kicks off with World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach and her wife, best-selling author, activist and philanthropist Glennon Doyle. Julie talks with Abby and Glennon about how their relationship began -- it turns out Oprah played a role -- and Abby describes the ups and downs of life post-soccer, and how a graduation speech inspired her latest book, "Wolfpack," coming in April 2019.


Episode Zero

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers in sports about the joy/chaos of life and sports. Julie is a former captain of the U.S. women's soccer team and won two Olympic gold medals and two World Cup titles during her almost two decades with the national team. She is now an analyst and reporter for ESPN and espnW and, most importantly, a donut savant.