ESPN Launches “Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy” Podcast

ESPN’s Julie Foudy is hosting a new podcast for the network, called Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy. The new podcast launches today in celebration of International Women’s Day.  

What’s happening:

  • ESPN has announced a new podcast from Julie Foudy, Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy launches today in celebration of 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.
  • Episode 1 features World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach and her wife, best-selling author Glennon Doyle.
  • In the first episode, 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.
  • Listeners can find Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy on:
    • ESPN App
    • Apple Podcasts
    • Wherever podcasts are available

About Julie Foudy:

  • 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
  • Simone Manuel

Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy – Podcast Schedule:



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


Wed, May 1

Episode 9


Wed, May 8

Episode 10

Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel