“Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy” Podcast Premieres in Celebration of International Women’s Day


“Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy” Podcast Premieres in Celebration of International Women’s Day

A podcast celebrating pioneers, Julie Foudy’s latest espnW foray is launching Friday to fete International Women’s Day. “Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy” is a fun, thoughtful, candid conversation with trailblazers in sports about the joy and chaos found in life and sports. Laughter — and donuts — permitted.

Episode 1 features World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach and her wife, best-selling author Glennon Doyle. Julie talks with Abby and Glennon about their relationship — turns out Oprah played a role — and how their modern family works. Abby also opens up about life post-soccer. Listen to Episode 1 of “Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy” on the ESPN App, Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts are available.

Foudy 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.

Future guests on the podcast include Simone Biles, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Jessica Mendoza, Mia Hamm, Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel.

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy – Podcast Schedule

Date Episode Featured Guests
Fri, Mar 8 Episode 1 Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle
Wed, Mar 13 Episode 2 Simone Biles
Wed, Mar 20 Episode 3 Kerri Walsh Jennings
Wed, Mar 27 Episode 4 Jessica Mendoza
Wed, Apr 3 Episode 5 Mia Hamm
Wed, Apr 10 Episode 6 Mary Carillo
Wed, Apr 17 Episode 7 Sydney Leroux Dwyer
Wed, Apr 24 Episode 8 TBD
Wed, May 1 Episode 9 TBD
Wed, May 8 Episode 10 Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel


Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Director of Communications for ESPN College Football and SEC Network, and oversees publicity for college gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.
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