Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy

Soccer #11

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

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  • scorpio1710
    I grew up watching Julie make such an impact on women’s soccer and sport in general. As someone who is still kinda new to podcasts, this is a staple in my library. I love the throwbacks and soccer connections, as well as getting to know amazing women in the sports world. Keep it up ladies, I’m loving the dope village! PS I would LOVE a Joy Fawcett/Shannon MacMillian pod... :) Update: guest request -> the brilliant Rebecca Lowe!
  • Lucy loves tech
    So exited
    Love all your podcast but I was especially exited for the one with Adia Barns because I love basketball and want to play college basketball and go on to play in the WNBA.
  • foudyfan
    Enjoy every episode! It has helped get me through the current times. Glad to be part of the Dope Village! Have always loved Foudy!
  • 13Ellen
    Huddle- tribe
    Loved your interview with Brooke Baldwin. I’ve always called my huddles , my tribes. Similar concept. Women standing by and up for women. Keep doing what you’re doing Julie and Lynne!
  • JD Watson
    I’m a bit embarrassed
    To give context, I was entering high school the year Title IX passed. Women in sports has been an important part of my life, & I try to support women in any way that I can. I can tell a boatload of stories of what the NWSL has meant to my daughters and me, so I subscribed to the podcast based on the teaser, but never managed to get around to listening to it. I stumbled onto the latest interview with Abby Wambach. Boy, I didn’t know what I have been missing! I’ve been binge listening ever since. It does not disappoint. Thank you both!
  • Noblelady09
    Hands down my favorite podcast! I look forward to every Wednesday when a new episode comes out!
  • WesternAnnie
    Kelley O’Hara
    So loved the Kelley O’Hara podcast! It warmed my heart. Loved hearing the side stories!!! Always love my Kelley!
  • Jennacapps
    The GOAT
    I’m a player and grew up with the 99ers and still follow the USWNT closely to this day - going to at least 1 game every year with my wife. Listening to this podcast and all the women power is truly uplifting. I laugh, I cry and just want to say thank you!
  • Bixrobi
    Love this
    This podcast is awesome! I’ve learned a lot and laughed so much. I was just watching basketball and as they referenced high/low I immediately thought of high/low/cheer. Thank you for that.
  • Lesliefknight
    Love me some donuts!
    Julie and Lynn, I am officially addicted to the pod. SO many amazing stories, I can't get enough of them. I played basketball at the U of Minnesota and have been playing overseas for 13 years. We are in quarantine right now and I tune into you ladies for EVERYTHING. Cooking, cleaning, home workouts, etc. Thank you for educating me on women's athletics, the history, the challenges of different sports, race, religion, sexual preference, the list goes on. I can't believe we don't have professional hockey leagues for all the skaters out there. Listening to Kendall talk about the WNBA draft and to think she has nothing like that makes my heart ache. Keep up the great work we all gotta just continue to "Adjust and Adapt!" Bust a move;)
  • JenH1222
    Great podcast focused on the right topics and people
    Julie I have idolized you since I was a little girl playing soccer, and to see the impact you have had on women’s sports is even more amazing. You and Lynn are fantastic hosts, keep up the great work on this interesting and insightful podcast. We need more positivity in the world like this podcast brings!
  • Snap-
    Spin off podcast?
    YES PLEASE! USWNT / Bachelor-Bachelorette, no.... Walking Dead, YES
  • SybilOh
    Everyone needs this podcast!!
    Every episode lifts me up.
  • wolf.andrewr
    Strong, powerful, female role models
    As the son, brother, husband, father, friend, colleague, and fan of some seriously strong women, I’m a huge fan of Julie and Lynn and the powerful women they host! Laughter Permitted is full of fabulous life lessons and role models for me and everyone in my life.
  • kstewieNY
    Love this pod!
  • twzrt
    Love the focus on women
    As a former female athlete who was in the early stages of Title IX, I love hearing the stories of amazing female athletes. Thankful for the stories and lessons present in each podcast. And, even as a Tar Heel grad, I don’t even mind Julie’s Stanford bragging! So glad that Tara V. set a new record this week for the Cardinal. If you do not listen to this podcast, you should!
  • Greenbrae Mama
    “Usually it’s the moms who want my autograph!”
    Julie signed an autograph for my 10 year old at the World Cup (Reims, post Spain). As she signed, she remarked that it’s usually the moms, not the kids, who want her autograph. I DO want an autograph, but I was taking my other daughter to les toilelettes when my first born got her moment with Jules. (If we’d only known about the wide mouth nalegene then!) If I can’t have an autograph, I’m happy to have this podcast. I haven’t missed an episode and I am a huge fan of the pod, it’s hosts and the amazing guests I meet every episode. Keep spreading the joy!
  • J.E.T 15
    Thank you
    Thank you for helping me get through the pandemic with Laughter (as I just found out about the podcast in June 20 and have listened to all seasons). Been a Foudy fan for years and am someone lucky enough to have felt the magic in the Rose Bowl in ‘99 live!!! Of course my favorite episodes are with the 99ers, but I love hearing insight to sports and life from so many different strong women!! Well done!!! P.S. ever think of having Becky Hammon on?? Would love to hear her view of coaching in the NBA.
  • sallysst
    Cinnamon rolls
    The cinnamon rolls I eat are fried! I would be interested in your research.
  • NOLA e
    Love it
    Title says it all. Great guests and thoughtful questions. Keep it up ladies!
  • GeekMsB
    Gets Better and Better
    I really enjoy the chemistry between Julie and Lynn. The episode with Molly Seidel made me lol at the end. I have listened to all the seasons and the episodes keep getting better. Very motivational! Great job ladies!!
  • hgg517
    A fun, uplifting listen!
    Julie has been my favorite soccer player since I was 10 (in 1998) and it’s awesome to see what she’s continued to do since. I love listening to interviews with my favorite sports personalities as well as being introduced to those I didn’t know before. Keep it coming!
  • cmanthey
    Thank you!!
    Thank you Julie and Lynn, this has become my favorite podcast the last few months. I am a college rowing coach and send almost every episode to my athletes! So fun and entertaining but always inspirational too! I’m finishing up my Masters in Sports and Athletic Admin as well, and hearing from so many different and amazing women in sports gives me such hope for my future in this field and the future of women’s sports as a whole. PS- dream job when I graduate is with Angel City so maybe this is my in?? Thank you! - Clare Manthey
  • becelbar
    Perfect antidote for election coverage
    This podcast is the gift that keeps on giving. I have found myself stressed and anxious all day as we wait on election results, so I knew that listening to your podcast would be perfect to make me smile and feel inspired. Thank you!
  • sporty marty
    Longtime listener first time reviewer
    I love this podcast! I feel like Lynn and Julie are my friends. I once was a college athlete, I like to say I helped pave the way for the 99ers😉 back to the podcast, it is easy to listen to and is funny and profound. Thank you so much!
  • Kelly.Mon
    New season!
    Can’t wait for the new season to come out! This pod Always brings some laughter and levity (much needed!)
  • blazerless
    Julie is awesome
    I’ve been impressed with Julie’s media skills and style since her ESPN work during WC 98. The podcast showcases both consistently. Particularly loved the Diggins Randall episode.
  • 😍meggie
    this podcast is awesome, funny, interesting, and fun
  • laughter permitted addict
    All of them
    Julie & Lynne, I am finally going to write a review of your podcast. I can’t tell you how great I think they are. I haven’t listened to one I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. They are uplifting, funny, educational, entertaining, and make my early morning walks a joy. Keep them coming. I am your secret admirer. Judy
  • Simplifybactive
    Episode 25: Meghan and Kendall
    I literally just finished listening to episode 25 with Meghan and Kendall and it has left me feeling so inspired. Thank you for sharing their story and the women's hockey story in general. I started listening to your podcast about a month ago, starting at episode 1 and working my way through 25 of them, so far. There have been so many great episodes!! It's been such an amazing escape from 2020 and all the challenges. I thank you both for that!! For me, a former basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball player, this has been by far my favorite episdoe. I've loved everyone of them, but this one just felt different. I had no idea about women's hockey and their story and now I want to scream it from my rooftop. I am a big women's professional soccer fan and that's what brought me to this podcast. I am now telling everyone about it, athlete or not, because there is so much inspiration here. It's amazing to hear all the stories about women inspiring the next generation. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! A 99er fan from the early days. (and I love the donuts!)
  • Sage wisdom
    The importance of listening
    Thank you. Thank you a thousand times for giving us the opportunity to LISTEN to your friends and colleagues who happen to be black. Tears come to my eyes when I reflect on how much I have learned listening to the real-life experiences shared in your multiple interviews over the past month or so. I am a senior citizen and subscribed to the podcast last year when, like thousands of others, I fell in love with the NWST. The advantage of the passing years is that I watched Billie Jean King's famous match! Each guest interview triggered warm and happy memoiries for me. But I write this review because of the power of the knowledge I gained, here and now, from your black athletes, young and old. Please keep teaching me. Thank you Julie for sharing your journey of self-awareness. I am right there with you. Please keep the interivews coming on Laughter Permitted. I laugh, I cry, but at the end of the hour I ALWAYS feel better.
  • lololovestea
    Huge Soccer Fan
    I was so excited to find this podcast on a friend’s recommendation. I am a huge fan of women’s soccer having played throughout my grade school and high school days. I love the 99ers and those interviews are some of my favorites. I grew up watching you play both in person and on TV. I love the range of women you interview and feel like I’m hanging out with you! Can’t wait to make my way through all of the episodes. PS- the squeakers in the game get me every time!
  • jlschaefer
    Fantastic Sports Podcast
    I originally came to Laughter Permitted as a fan of Julie Foudy from her USWNT playing and now analyst days. All of the soccer interviews have been great, but I’ve also appreciated hearing so many stories from other remarkable female athletes and media personalities - Robin Roberts, Billie Jean King, Jessica Mendoza the highlights, just to name a few. Lynn and Julie have brought us so many wonderful and insightful conversations and I look forward to hearing many more.
  • DuskMem
    Getting me through the Pandemic
    I am bingeing on these during the quarantine - it is healthier than doughnuts. Love being part of the Dope Village! These are helping me stay uplifted and inspired during these anxious times. I listen as I walk which keeps me walking and as Amy Liss says I find the nuggets of wisdom from each guest. I keep telling others! Thanks for doing this! Love it!
  • reviewernamedjo
    Love to listen with my daughter
    I love this show. The female athletes are so inspiring and Julie and Lynn have an approachability that draws out their guests and makes us all seem like friends.
  • Hwngrrl
    Mahalo! Love it!! & Future Guests
    Absolutely love the podcast! It’s been great going back through these again and reliving some of the great stories that you may not necessarily hear from other interviews. Keep up the great work! Love being part of this #dopevillage 🤙🏼 would love to hear: Misty May Treanor, April Ross, Marta, Sue Bird, Dara Torres, Megan Rapinoe, Carissa Moore, Diana Taurasi, Christine Sinclair and of course a 99ers series! 😀
  • Hackl1212
    Love it!!
    Really great Podcast! I loved the water polo episode. I look forward to this everyday Wednesday! Keep up the great work!
  • Emmett12Engel
    Underwhelming Season 3
    Season 3 isn't great plus Julie spends a lot of time laughing at her own jokes. But it's still not that bad
  • Balto fan
    Lacrosse player request
    Love this podcast!! I was wondering if you guys could do an episode with a lacrosse player- really fast growing sport and would be interesting for listeners!
  • katerade07
    Favorite podcast!
    As a huge women’s soccer fan (and women's sports in general) this is my favorite podcast. The best conversations with a variety of guests. Thank you for bringing on guests that inspire others and share great stories.
  • ctwwojo
    Female icons heard here!
    This podcast is a historical treasure. Yes, I I listened to everyone and some twice. The questions are thoughtful and the stories are an amazing progression through the growth of women’s sports. I was a female athlete before title nine, I’m in awe of the women that took the opportunity to be the best they could be. Thanks for having the black athletes on to discuss the rest of the story, hard stuff but we all need to know it to be able to support.
  • mcsg
    Julie & Lynn are Awesome!
    I accidentally found this podcast when searching for something by Glennon Doyle. Thank goodness she married Amy Wambach so I could discover Laughter Permitted. It's funny, smart, insightful, and real. I thought I knew alot about women's issues and accomplishments, but I learn something new in every podcast. And Julie & Lynn have kept things meaningful and timely addressing our "new normal" in pandemic-land as well as Black Lives Matter.
  • TeeneyB
    Love the podcast.
    Thanks for making my time at the gym fly! I laugh and I think and I can’t wait for each episode. Proud to be part of the dope village.
  • Hoopdude
    Laughter IS permitted!
    Love this podcast so much. Love the stories and the information and background. I appreciate hearing how teams form and coalesce together. Love all your guests. Have to admit, I don’t commute these days, so am a little behind. I have a guest suggestion for you. This person is strong, great story-teller, loves to laugh, wicked sense of humor. She’s about mentoring, building strong relationships, leadership, inclusiveness. Lin Dunn is a WBB legend. If you haven’t met her, ask Catch or Sue Bird about her. Thanks, Julie. Can’t thank you enough for this pod. You and Lynn do a great job!
  • nicknameeisalreadytaken
    I love this podcast. Thank you!
  • @starreceiver
    Podcast gold
    Love this podcast! Knew I’d love the soccer interviews and thrilled to ‘meet’ all the other athletes. Fantastic episode w Jessica MacDonald - rooting for her continued success and may she always have her shinguards nearby! Thanks Julie and Lynn!
  • sweetgreg79685
    No other words except I love this podcast
  • tdewit
    This podcast is dope!
    Favorite podcast of all time!!! Thanks for providing uplifting stories from amazing women!
  • time to believe
    Amazing podcast! Just curious- can you interview the walking triple double Sabrina Ionescu? And maybe one of her former Oregon teammates??
  • Notfromnyboslamia
    Live and Laugh
    Love the positive vibe. The Kikkan Randall & Jessie Diggins ep. was fantastic. I like that they cover not only sports accomplishments but also relateable life adversities. Nice job Lynn and Julie.
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