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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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Our greatest risk is taking no risk at all. Hall of Fame Paralympic athlete and the first "nearly unassisted" paraplegic to summit Mt Kilimanjaro in a handcycle Chris Waddell interviews people, who had been dropped into a situation that forced them to confront everything they'd thought to be true. "Experts in the Experience of Being Human," Paralympians, artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, share their fight/struggle/strategy to succeed in the face of adversity.
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Sailing sensation Cole Brauer joins Laughter Permitted to talk about becoming the first American woman to race solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world, why she took on the challenge and how Instagram allowed her to bring people along on the journey. Cole also shares what it's like being a woman in the sailing world and why she intentionally p…
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World Cup champion Sam Mewis joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her recent retirement from soccer, the biggest lesson she learned while dealing with her knee injury and how she misses the camaraderie of the U.S. women's national team. Sam also learns about the art of "plorking" (she's already great at it) and discusses her new role as Editor in…
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Hockey legends Kendall Coyne Schofield and Hilary Knight join Laughter Permitted to talk about the journey to form the Professional Women’s Hockey League. Kendall and Hilary share why they wanted to start a pro hockey league, how a phone call to Billie Jean King changed everything and what it’s been like seeing packed arenas in the PWHL’s first sea…
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Five-time Paralympian and 3-time Paralympic gold medalist Alana Nichols joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how a snowboarding accident as a teenager led to her being paralyzed from the waist down, the serendipitous moment in college she discovered wheelchair basketball and how adaptive sports gave her a renewed sense purpose. Alana shares her a…
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It's "Story Time with Tara!" Legendary Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer joins Laughter Permitted to tell stories from her 45-year coaching career. Tara shares how she was once a mascot, what she said to her team after becoming the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history, what it was like coaching the 1996 gold medal-winning Oly…
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In the Season 11 premiere, two-time World Cup champion and NWSL champion Ali Krieger joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her life in the early days of retirement from professional soccer, the incredible ride Gotham FC took to win last year's NWSL title and how her teammates rallied around her in spectacular fashion the day news broke of her divo…
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Class with Flash is in session! Mental skills expert Dr. Colleen "Flash" Hacker returns to Laughter Permitted to talk about the importance of wins in life. Dr. Hacker shares how celebrating wins impacts the neuroplasticity of our brains, washes our brains in neurochemicals and creates a habit loop. Dr. Hacker, Julie and Lynn then celebrate wins of …
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Field hockey superstar Erin Matson joins Laughter Permitted to talk about what it was like winning a national championship in her first year as head coach at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina, and how she had the confidence to pursue the job directly out of college. At 23 years old, Erin became the youngest Division 1 head coach to e…
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Paralympic track and field star Scout Bassett joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her journey from a government-run orphanage in Nanjng, China to representing the United States in the Paralympics. Scout shares what it was like being adopted and moving to the United States as a child, why she was initially hesitant to wear a prosthetic leg that w…
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Two-time WNBA MVP and two-time WNBA champion Breanna Stewart returns to Laughter Permitted and begins the episode by telling one of the best stories in the history of the podcast about the birth of her second child. (It's up there with the Mia Hamm Split Pants Story.) Stewie goes on to share what her first season with the New York Liberty was like,…
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Three-time Olympic gold medalist bobsledder Kaillie Humphries joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how she got into the sport of bobsleigh and the experience of leaving her home country of Canada to compete for the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Kaillie also candidly shares the challenges she's faced with endometriosis and fertility. …
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WNBA Rookie of the Year Aliyah Boston joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her stellar first season with the Indiana Fever, how she carved out a path of her own at the University of South Carolina and the intention behind her hair. Aliyah also shares why she's so comfortable being herself and Aliyah and Lynn bond over being tall. In Questions Per…
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Ultramarathon trailblazer Courtney Dauwalter joins Laughter Permitted to talk about how she got into running ultras, what went into winning three 100-mile races in the span of 10 weeks and how she reframed the "pain cave" in her mind. Courtney also shares how her training schedule is completely dependent on what her body and brain are telling her. …
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In a live recording of Laughter Permitted in New York City, tennis legend and equal rights icon Billie Jean King returns to the podcast to talk about her life, how she's been fighting for equal pay since the early 1970s and what her hopes are for the future of women's sports. Julie and Billie Jean share the story of how they met and how BJK helped …
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Two-time NCAA women’s cross country coach of the year Laurie Henes joins Laughter Permitted to share how fun and joy are key elements to the success of her NC State cross country and track & field programs. Laurie talks about how she encourages a team atmosphere in the individual sport of running, how she helps her runners find a way to succeed wit…
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In the Season 10 premiere, Olympic bronze medalist and U.S. women’s national team player Lynn Williams joins Laughter Permitted to talk about her experience at the 2023 World Cup, what she hopes for the USWNT going into the Olympics and what qualities she’d like in a new head coach. Plus, Lynn discusses the resiliency she has had throughout her car…
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All-time U.S. women’s national team greats Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach join Laughter Permitted once again to discuss the World Cup, give their overall thoughts on the USWNT’s run in the tournament and consider what the future holds for the team. Mia, Abby and Julie talk about how the USWNT has the opportunity to turn its current heartbreak into futur…
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Julie continues to process the USWNT's loss in the World Cup, discusses the team's immediate future and previews the semifinals. Plus, Julie answers several questions about the World Cup from the Dope Village. Be sure to find out Lynn's latest t-shirt -- it was a gift from a friend! Send an email to Julie and Lynn at laughterpermitted@gmail.com.…
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After many deep sighs and guttural noises, Julie and two-time World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brandi Chastain give a full rundown of the U.S. women's national team's early exit from the Women's World Cup at the hands of Sweden and a penalty shootout. The former teammates discuss the nuanced ins and outs of what happened at thi…
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Just moments after the U.S. women’s national team's draw against Portugal to advance in the Women’s World Cup, Julie and two-time World Cup champion and USWNT legend Kristine Lilly give their raw and real thoughts on what’s amiss on the field and what needs to happen in the upcoming game. Julie would like the USWNT’s “kick the shit out of you muscl…
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Direct from a cozy corner of a suite at the Wellington Regional Stadium in New Zealand, Julie and two-time World Cup champion and U.S. women's national team legend Carla Overbeck give their immediate reactions to the USWNT’s 1-1 tie with Netherlands. While Julie would like to see more subs and less clunky play, Carla remains relentlessly optimistic…
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Laughter Permitted kicks off its 2023 Women's World Cup episodes with Julie breaking down the U.S. women's national team's 3-0 win over Vietnam while also looking ahead to the USWNT's next match against the Netherlands. In Questions Permitted, Lynn asks Julie what Game 1 of a World Cup is like (messy is expected), her thoughts on the USWNT's pregam…
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I tried to match Julie’s legendary energy in this podcast. You’ll have to be the judge of whether I was successful or not. She’s famous from her team’s history changing Women’s World Cup Title in 1999. Learn how as athletes they were the best in the world, but also how they took upon themselves to ensure that the Women’s World Cup in the US would b…
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John was a professional rugby player and aspiring triathlete during the off-season when an eight-ton truck hit him as he trained on his bike. Medical experts set his chances at “pine or mahogany” and told the family not to expect him to make it through the day. John made it through that day. When he emerged from the coma, he asked about his bike, w…
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