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The Players' Pod with Kelley O'Hara

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The Players’ Pod features candid conversations with some of the biggest names in women’s sports. Hosted by two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O’Hara, The Players’ Pod takes you behind the scenes and into the minds of the movers and shakers on the frontiers of the space. These are Olympians and World Champions, pioneering executives and legends of their sport, sharing the untold stories behind their success.

The Players’ Pod features candid conversations with some of the biggest names in women’s sports. Hosted by two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O’Hara, The Players’ Pod takes you behind the scenes and into the minds of the movers and shakers on the frontiers of the space. These are Olympians and World Champions, pioneering executives and legends of their sport, sharing the untold stories behind their success.

Location:

United States

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The Players’ Pod features candid conversations with some of the biggest names in women’s sports. Hosted by two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O’Hara, The Players’ Pod takes you behind the scenes and into the minds of the movers and shakers on the frontiers of the space. These are Olympians and World Champions, pioneering executives and legends of their sport, sharing the untold stories behind their success.

Twitter:

@justwsports

Language:

English


Episodes

Sue Bird: Running it back, We Are BG, and what's next for the WNBA

5/26/2022
Sue Bird joins The Players’ Pod to talk all things WNBA: where the league should expand, how players are handling Brittney Griner’s detainment, whether this is actually Bird’s last season, how the league has changed and how it needs to evolve, and what it takes to win a Championship in three different decades. To learn more & get involved in the campaign to bring Brittney Griner home, visit WeAreBG.org

Duration:01:08:51

Shawn Johnson East: Her Olympic journey and digital empire

5/19/2022
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East joins Kelley O'Hara for a behind-the-scenes look at her iconic career. Shawn discusses her life since the Beijing Olympics, including winning Dancing With the Stars, starting a family, and building a world-famous media brand.

Duration:01:06:47

The Washington Spirits: Trinity Rodman, Emily Sonnett and Andi Sullivan talk championship, rivalries, and more

5/12/2022
Kelley O’Hara sits down with her Washington Spirit and USWNT teammates Trinity Rodman, Emily Sonnett and Andi Sullivan to discuss last year’s roller coaster season, winning the NWSL Championship, their budding on-field rivalries, what they’ve learned in their careers, and what’s coming next in 2022.

Duration:01:10:11

Introducing Snacks Season 3

5/9/2022
Snacks is back! Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams are NWSL champions, USWNT teammates, Olympic medalists, and former roommates. Through candid (and often humorous) conversations with their teammates and friends, Snacks with Lynn and Sam gives listeners unprecedented insight into two of soccer’s biggest stars as they navigate life, sports and everything in between.

Duration:00:00:38

Caroline Marks: Surfing prodigy talks meteoric rise and the future of her sport

5/5/2022
Surfing icon Caroline Marks joins Kelley O'Hara to discuss her journey from the beaches of Florida to becoming the youngest woman to ever qualify for the WSL’s Championship Tour. Just 20 years old, Caroline is already considered the future of her sport after representing the US in Tokyo last summer. She talks to Kelley about her first love of horseback riding, her experience as an Olympian, and the keys to finding success at such an early age.

Duration:01:01:45

Oksana Masters: Racking up medals, overcoming obstacles, and kicking absolute a**

4/28/2022
17-time Paralympic medalist Oksana Masters joins Kelley O'Hara to discuss her incredible journey from a Ukrainian orphanage to dominating the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.

Duration:01:18:41

Arike Ogunbowale: Chasing WNBA greatness and playing overseas

4/21/2022
Arike Ogunbowale joins Kelley O'Hara to discuss her journey from Notre Dame to chasing WNBA greatness, playing overseas, and what's next for her basketball career.

Duration:00:47:50

Jill Ellis: The Price of Victory with former USWNT Head Coach & President of San Diego Wave FC

4/14/2022
Jill Ellis, the former USWNT head coach and current president of San Diego Wave FC, joins Kelley O’Hara for the first episode of The Players’ Pod. The two World Cup champions reflect on their time together with the national team before discussing why Ellis stepped down from her role as head coach and how she eventually ended up in San Diego.

Duration:01:07:13

The Just Women's Sports Podcast Update with Kelley O'Hara and Haley Rosen

4/13/2022
Just Women's Sports CEO and founder Haley Rosen joins Kelley O'Hara to catch up on her NWSL championship win, life, and announcing the rebrand of the Just Women's Sports Podcast into the Players' Pod.

Duration:00:16:01

Introducing NETLIFE with Dawn Staley

1/10/2022
NETLIFE with Dawn Staley represents the sum of her life — it’s hoops and leadership, politics and pop culture from a Hall of Fame player, coach and mentor. On this pod, Dawn sits down with some of the biggest change-makers and disruptors in the world today to engage in unique, thought-provoking conversations. The Olympian, NCAA champion, WNBA legend and North Philly icon knows a thing or two about playing the game of life, and with her latest venture, she’s ready to motivate listeners with...

Duration:00:01:31

Jamie Chadwick

12/1/2021
Jamie Chadwick is one of the fastest drivers in the world. She was the youngest driver and first female to win a British GT Championship, and she went on to become the first female winner of a BRDC British Formula 3 race and the MR Challenge Championship. Two race victories and three other podium finishes saw Jamie crowned the inaugural W Series champion in 2019. She defended her title in 2021, winning the W Series again after the tour skipped over 2020.

Duration:01:00:00

Stefanie Dolson

11/24/2021
Stefanie Dolson is riding high after having one of the most incredible years of her career. The two-time NCAA Champion added some new hardware this year as a 2021 WNBA Champion with the Chicago Sky, and to top it all off, she became an Olympic gold medalist with Team USA’s 3-on-3 squad.

Duration:01:06:21

Ashleigh Johnson

11/17/2021
Ashleigh Johnson is being heralded as one of the best water polo players in the world. She has a total of 14 gold medals, spanning across the Olympics, World Cup, Pan American, World Championships. Not only is she one of the most decorated gold medal athletes you’ll ever hear from, she is also a four-time Swimming World Female of the Year award winner.

Duration:01:10:39

Erica Sullivan

11/10/2021
Swimmer Erica Sullivan made a splash with an epic performance in the pool at the Tokyo Olympics where she won the silver medal in the 1500-meter freestyle during its first year featured for women’s swimming. Now, the University of Texas freshman joins the Pod to talk about her love of long-distance swimming, mental health, and her future in film.

Duration:01:06:55

Nelly Korda

11/3/2021
One of the top ranked golfers in the world and Olympic Gold Medalist, Nelly Korda, joins Kelley to break down just how the 23-year-old has made it to the top of her game. They discuss what it was like to qualify for the U.S. Open at just 14 years old, completing the “Family Slam” by winning the Australian Open, and the importance of staying healthy during golf’s season.

Duration:00:44:41

Tina Charles

10/27/2021
Kelley sits down with three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and the WNBA’s leading scorer, Tina Charles. They break down dynasties, from back-to-back undefeated college seasons at UConn to the legacy of the US Women’s Basketball Team, as well as the importance of giving back through Tina’s Hopey’s Foundation or her films. How do you continue to level up both on and off the court? Tina Charles gives us the keys.

Duration:01:08:26

Lynn Williams

10/20/2021
USWNT forward Lynn Williams joins Kelley to talk about how she went from being an underdog to becoming an Olympian. Lynn talks about growing up on a pecan farm, shares the story of how she got to Pepperdine, and how she went from being roster alternate to being an Olympic hero.

Duration:01:27:01

Alix Klineman

10/13/2021
Olympic gold medalist Alix Klineman joins Kelley to talk about her journey from indoor volleyball star to beach volleyball champion. An athlete since childhood, Klineman was an All-American indoor player at Stanford and a member of Team USA before she decided to make the life-changing switch to beach. Klineman discusses the freedom that came with failing while transitioning sports and the importance of taking care of your body even when you’re young. She then takes Kelley behind the scenes...

Duration:01:10:05

Jordan Larson

9/29/2021
Team USA volleyball legend and Olympic triple medalist Jordan Larson joins Kelley to talk about the Tokyo Olympics and winning her first Gold. Jordan discusses the importance of being coachable and how that’s helped her win at every level of competition, from college to the national team to playing abroad. Kelley even finds out how Jordan’s nickname "the governor" really came to be…

Duration:01:05:22

Alyssa Naeher

9/22/2021
The woman who *truly* saved the day in the USWNT’s 2019 World Cup run. World Cup Champion Alyssa Naeher joins Kelley O’Hara to deep dive about her journey from USWNT sub to superstar keeper. From scoring her first pair of goalie gloves, to dealing with pressure from the media, to all of the false starts and heartbreaks she experienced while waiting for her first national team game. Now having reached the top, Kelley and Alyssa discuss the keeper’s secret to making big-time penalty saves...

Duration:01:12:59