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The biggest moments in sports history have stories behind them which have never been told. In 1999, Brandi Chastain kicked the winning goal for the U.S. at the Women’s World Cup. Her victory celebration in a sports bra made for one of the most iconic photos in recent memory. But how did we get to a moment where a women’s sport became a national obsession? To answer that question, we have to go back. In Season 1, soccer journalist Grant Wahl traces that ’99 Women’s World Cup victory back to t ...
 
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This week, award-winning investigative journalist, host, and filmmaker Soledad O'Brien joins Julie DiCaro and Jane McManus to talk about access journalism, how she finds topics for Real Sports, and how the media should responsibly cover the Tokyo Olympics. Julie and Jane discuss the Games and the NFL's new COVID-forfeiture rule. See Privacy Policy …
 
Deadspin Sr. Writer Carron Phillips sits down with Julie DiCaro and Jane McManus to discuss the year-old Deadspin piece on the Rachel Nichols video, why Deadspin covered it the way it did, and what has changed in the year since DS first reported the story. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art1…
 
This week, US Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe stops by The Ladies Room to talk about the new HBO doc LFG, equal pay, taking a gig from Victoria's Secret, and how she shuts out the haters. Then, Julie DiCaro and Jane McManus dive into NCAA athletes finally being able to cash in on their NIL and recap an awful day for sexual assault in the sports worl…
 
This week in The Ladies Room, investigative journalist and former sports broadcaster Lisa Guerrero sits down with Jane McManus and Julie DiCaro to talk about her past suicidal ideation, surviving in a male-dominated industry, the toll sports media takes on women's mental health, and why being hired for your looks isn't all its cracked up to be. See…
 
This week, USTA CEO Stacey Allaster joins The Ladies Room to give her take on Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open, chat about the legacy of the Venus and Serena Williams, and explain why tennis is full of so many bad-ass women. Julie and Jane talk about Roger Federer's withdrawal from the Open and the Mayweather - Floyd "boxing" match. Se…
 
This week, hosts Jane McManus and Julie DiCaro debate Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open and the role of the media in her decision. Then, NBC Sports Bay Area's Jessica Kleinschmidt joins the show to discuss her appearance on HBO's Real Sports and her experiences as a woman covering MLB. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and…
 
This week, Jane McManus and Julie DiCaro hang out with Just Women's Sports CEO Haley Rosen and talk about why the time is right to start a women's sports ecosystem and how to get KD to invest millions in your company. Plus, we dive into Phil winning the PGA Championship for all of Gen X, why the Rooney Rule isn't working in the NFL, and the attempt…
 
The week, Kate Fagan joins us in The Ladies Room to talk about life after ESPN, her new book "All the Colors Came Out," and why she's frustrated at the state of coverage of women's sports. Then, we talk about the new unmasking mandate, Shohei Ohtani's wild ride, and what the hell Bill Gates was doing during his marriage. See Privacy Policy at https…
 
Get ready to be inspired, uplifted and walk away with new “Hacker-isms” -- aahhhh!!! In the Season 5 finale, Dr. Colleen Hacker returns -- again! -- to Laughter Permitted. Dr. Hacker, who is an expert in the psychology of performance and professor at Pacific Lutheran University, discusses how lessons she teaches Olympic-level athletes can be applie…
 
MMA fighter Amanda Nunes joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her dominance in UFC, what is left for her to do in the sport and how becoming a mom has helped her in the cage. In a new Lynn Game, Amanda takes on Julie in a “Trash Talk Off.” At the end of the interview, Amanda’s baby daughter, Reagan, joins the party, and in the close of the show, …
 
Just in time for the WNBA, season Jane and Julie hang out with Connecticut Sun President Jen Rizzotti and talk about the upcoming season and what it's like to take over a WNBA team. Then, Jane and Julie discuss whether or not the upcoming Summer Olympic Games will (and should) happen and the ongoing disaster happening at Northwestern's Athletic Dep…
 
WNBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Candace Parker joins Laughter Permitted to talk about starting her 14th WNBA season for the Chicago Sky, what drives her and lessons she learned from Pat Summitt. Candace shares the best parts of being back in her hometown of Chicago -- it’s possible her mom has done some of her laundry -- and explai…
 
This week, US Soccer hero Julie Foudy joins Jane and Julie to talk about equal pay on the pitch, her diving into ownership with Angel City F.C., and how broadcasters work as gatekeepers in the world of sports. Then, Julie and Jane talk NFL Draft, Tim Tebow, and a really bad interview with Jake Paul. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy a…
 
Arizona head basketball coach Adia Barnes joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her style as a coach, the “double middle finger moment” and what went into upsetting UConn in the semifinals. Along with sharing the realities of life inside the NCAA tournament bubble, Adia tells the full story of pumping breast milk during halftime of the national ch…
 
This week, Julie and Jane talk to Justine Siegal, the first woman to coach for an MLB organization and advocate for women's baseball, about why young girls get shunted off into softball and if we'll see a woman play in MLB. Then, we talk European Super League and the ongoing allegations of sexual assault in the world of sports. See Privacy Policy a…
 
Seven-time Grand Slam champion and 5-time Olympic medalist Venus Williams joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her fight for equal pay in tennis, where her entrepreneurial spirit comes from and what continues to drive her as player. Venus describes her bond with Serena and how Serena's daughter, Olympia, might be the most athletic in the family. …
 
This week, Julie and Jane talk to journalist and economics professor David Berri about how far women's sports still have to go to catch up with the men in marketing, resources, and revenue, and why that's the case. Then, Jane and Julie discuss players (and their wives) not wanting to get vaccinated and the terrible reporting going on around the DeS…
 
Two-time world champion surfer Tyler Wright joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how a battle with a crippling virus led her to become an activist within the sport of surfing. Tyler gets candid about the lows she experienced while enduring two years with post-viral syndrome, and explains how she’s now using her platform as a top surfer to affect …
 
Veteran journalist and longtime CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin joins Laughter Permitted to talk all about her new book "Huddle." Brooke shares the inspiration behind writing her first book, breaks down the concept of a huddle and how women across the country are huddling to harness their collective power. Along with explaining the virtues of huddling --…
 
Legendary softball pitcher and two-time Olympic medalist Cat Osterman joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics impacted her life, and why she decided to come out of retirement for the 2020 Olympics. Cat shares her strategy for overcoming “mental mountains,” particularly in the past year with the pandemic and Ol…
 
NFL official Sarah Thomas joins Laughter Permitted to talk all about making history as the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl...woot woot! She explains exactly what a "down judge" does -- it's next-level multitasking -- and tells the story of how being voted out of a church basketball league set her on the path to becoming a football official. P…
 
In the Season 5 premiere, USWNT legend Abby Wambach returns to Laughter Permitted. Cue the crowd noise! As longtime teammates and friends, Abby and Julie share stories from their playing days and how Abby’s forehead potentially saved Julie’s marriage. Considered one of the greatest soccer players ever, Abby gets candid about how the challenging mom…
 
The GOAT joins Jane and Julie this week to talk about being the first into pro sports locker rooms, covering every major sporting event on earth multiple times, and whether or not things have gotten better for women in the industry. Then, Julie and Jane talk Kelly Loeffler exiting the WNBA, unpaid internships, and what to do if you're Twitter's mai…
 
In one of the best conversations the pod has had to date, Jane and Julie talk to Exec. Director of WFTDA Erica Vanstone, on what roller derby is getting right - from COVID to equity and inclusion - that other leagues are getting wrong. Other topics include is it ever too late to try roller derby, Serena vs. Naomi, and the new HBO documentary Allen …
 
Is the NFL doing enough to bring women into the fold? This week, Julie and Jane sit down with NFL Director of Football Development, Sam Rapoport. We also talk drunk Tom Brady, Football 101 clinics, and what's with everyone hating on The Weeknd? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privac…
 
This week, Julie and Jane welcome the first guy to the pod, as Chris Mosier stops by to discuss competing at a world-class level as a trans athlete, why there are so many laws targeting trans girls, and how cis people can be better allies. ALERT: We get stuff wrong in this episode, we struggle with pronouns and properly gendering trans athletes. We…
 
Hosts Jane McManus and Julie DiCaro welcome Mary Carillo, of NBC Sports and Real Sports, to the show to discuss whether or now we'll get an Olympics this year, how she's navigated covering sports during a pandemic, the Australian Open, and, most importantly, WHAT IT'S LIKE TO HOST WESTMINSTER AND THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW. So many good boys and girls. …
 
In Episode 7, Jane and Julie dive into baseball culture and the Jared Porter harassment mess, the LSU sexual assault mess, and various other sports messes, including the fact that Eric Bienemy still doesn't have a job. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
This week, Julie and Jane discuss Sen. Kelly Loeffler and the WNBA, internet trolls, and college kids playing in a pandemic. Katie Hnida, the first woman to kick in a Div. I men's football game back in 2003, joins them to chat about Sarah Fuller, women in football, and whether we'll see more women in the game someday. See Privacy Policy at https://…
 
In the Season 4 finale, Dr. Colleen Hacker returns to Laughter Permitted to dive deeper into four concepts -- or “Hacker-isms” -- she introduced to us back in March 2020. Dr. Hacker, a renowned mental skills coach and professor at Pacific Lutheran University, goes in depth on laughter, joy, the idea of "do now well" and why we’re equipped to contin…
 
This week, Jane and Julie talk about why women using "Dr." is so galling to terrible men, why watching sports in a pandemic feels weird, and chat with all-around badass Martina Navratilova about tennis, the election, and her thoughts on transwomen competing against cis women in sports. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California …
 
Two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O'Hara joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her career on the USWNT, her uber-competitiveness (it extends to crossword puzzles) and what it's been like hosting her podcast, "Just Women's Sports." Kelley also discusses her decision to stand during the national anthem and the united messa…
 
In E2 of the show, Jane and Julie talk with living sports legend Andrea Kremer about sports media, being a woman in the world of sports, and give Andrea the amazing compliment of being "not a dog." Also, you can view Andrea's debut on SNL here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privac…
 
In the inaugural episode of The Ladies Room Sports Podcast, Julie and Jane welcome Jemele Hill to the show to discuss not sticking to sports, working like crazy during COVID, why the erasure of Black women's work matters, and if it's okay to still watch SVU. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://ar…
 
Five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin joins Laughter Permitted to discuss her journey both in and out of the pool. Missy shares what it was like to win four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics as a 17-year-old -- there’s a Justin Bieber story involved -- and how the 2016 Rio Olympics were the hardest eight days of her career. She descr…
 
Wheelchair racing superstar Tatyana McFadden joins Laughter Permitted to share her remarkable journey from a Russian orphanage to Paralympic stardom. Born in Russia with spina bifida and paralyzed from the waist down, Tatyana spent the first six years of her life in an orphanage before being adopted and brought to the United States. She would go on…
 
Professional rock climber and American adventurer Emily Harrington joins Laughter Permitted to talk about making history by becoming the first woman to free climb the Golden Gate route of El Capitan in one day. Emily describes what it was like achieving what she called an “impossible dream," and how she actively seeks out existing in her limits. Pl…
 
USWNT legend and two-time World Cup champion Carla Overbeck joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her leadership style, how she was a true "soccer mom" and why refs get under her skin. Mia Hamm “Zoom bombs” the conversation, and Carla, Mia and Julie share stories from their playing days, and how they once dominated a whiffle ball game against Carl…
 
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her illustrious career in boxing, how her upbringing in Flint, Mich. shaped her and what it means to be the “GWOAT.” She also tells a hilarious story about the night before the gold medal match at the 2016 Olympics, and we learn the difference between Claressa’s …
 
Four-time NCAA champion Molly Seidel joins Laughter Permitted and tells the story of how she ran her first marathon and qualified for the Olympics. She also shares the response she received after opening up about her experiences with disordered eating, anxiety and depression, and her hope for change in the running culture. Stay tuned for the "Lynn …
 
Laughter Permitted kicks off Season 4 with Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman, who talks about her role in founding the newest NWSL team, Angel City, and why she was drawn to soccer as a way to make an impact in society. Natalie also shares why she felt compelled to put a spin on classic children's stories with her "Natalie Portman's Fab…
 
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