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49 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Olympics Special ft. Katie Nolan
Kelley O’Hara jumps into the guest seat as ESPN’s Katie Nolan stops by to talk all things Olympics. Kelley unpacks the USWNT’s surprising 2016 defeat in Rio, which fueled the team’s run through the 2019 World Cup, while also discussing unusual Olympics prep (thermometer pills, anyone?), what makes the Olympics harder to win than a World Cup, and how the team is feeling heading into Tokyo. Her and Katie then discuss what it would mean for the USWNT to become the first team to ever win the World Cup and Olympics back-to-back.
67 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
World champion mountain bike racer Kate Courtney joins Kelley O’Hara to discuss her incredible run to the top of her sport. Growing up at the base of Mount Tam, the birthplace of modern mountain biking, Kate almost seemed destined to become a world-class racer, but numerous obstacles were thrown in her way. Kate talks to Kelley about competing against Europes’ best racers, what she learned from not making the 2016 Olympic team, how she’s preparing to chase gold in Tokyo, and the moment she decided to go "win the ham."
67 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Two-time World Surf League Champion Tyler Wright joins Kelley O’Hara to discuss her unbelievable journey from surf prodigy to champion to bedridden superstar. After becoming the youngest surfer in history to win a Championship Tour event at age 14, Wright almost walked away from her sport before becoming a back-to-back world champion. Then, a post-viral illness knocked her out of competition for a year and a half. She talks with Kelley about the pressure of being a prodigy, overcoming both illness and family emergencies, and what it means for her to be back on the tour today.
89 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
A two-time Olympic gold medalist, 2015 World Cup Champion, and the all-time leading goalscorer in US Soccer History, Abby Wambach sits down with Kelley O’Hara to reflect on her incredible journey on and off the pitch. The USWNT legend discusses the championships and setbacks that defined her career, as well as her transition to retirement, and how she’s still working to push her sport forward as an NWSL owner.
62 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Sasha Banks joins Kelley O'Hara to discuss how she went from WWE superfan to the first woman to ever headline a WWE pay-per-view event. From begging wrestling schools to let her join at age 13 to becoming one of the first African-American women to headline WrestleMania, Sasha Banks has broken barriers during every step of her journey. She talks with Kelley about what it took to succeed in and change a male-dominated sport, life on the road as a professional wrestler, and what she still hopes to achieve in and outside the ring.
0 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Tea with A & Phee is BACK!
As the 25th season of the WNBA gets underway, 2020 MVP A'ja Wilson and 2019 Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier are back for Tea with A and Phee. The All-Star pair are spilling the tea with the biggest names in basketball and pop culture, discussing hoops, current events, and their lives as professional athletes. Subscribe today! First episode drops Thursday, June 10th.
73 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Elena Delle Donne
Two-time WNBA MVP and 2019 Champion Elena Delle Donne joins Kelley to discuss her one-of-a-kind path to basketball stardom. From fleeing UConn in the middle of the night to battling Lyme disease and a series of career-threatening injuries, Elena’s path to the top of the WNBA has never been easy. She discusses the unbreakable bond with her sister that has shaped her career, what it was like to walk out of the spotlight, and the work ethic that helped her become the only WNBA player in the 50-40-90 club.
67 minutes | May 26, 2021
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Maggie Steffens sits down with Kelley O’Hara to discuss life atop the water polo world. Maggie brings us on her journey from being a little sister tagging along at the pool to competing alongside her heroes at the London Olympics. As Maggie trains and remains hopeful for the Tokyo Olympics, she lets us in on the family motto that motivates her, the moment her father predicted her Olympic success, her historic scoring spree at the 2012 games, and so much more.
69 minutes | May 19, 2021
USWNT midfielder Sam Mewis joins Kelley to discuss how she went from playing backyard soccer to being named the No. 1 women’s player in the world. Sam discusses her decision to leave the east coast for UCLA, her parallel track with sister and teammate Kristie Mewis, what she learned from being an alternate at the 2016 Olympics, her NWSL titles with the North Carolina Courage, and how she’s preparing for the Tokyo Olympics. *This conversation took place shortly before Sam announced she was returning to the North Carolina Courage from Manchester City.Presented by Heineken
1 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Introducing Snacks with Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams
Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams are NWSL champions, Olympic hopefuls, USWNT teammates, former roommates, and now… podcast hosts! Covering life, soccer, and everything in between, Snacks with Lynn and Sam gives listeners unprecedented insight into two of soccer’s biggest stars. From their professional journeys to their off-field musings, Snacks will give fans a candid look into the lives of two athletes in the prime of their careers. So grab a juice box and cut up some oranges, because it’s time for Snacks.Subscribe to Snacks Here!
63 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Bonus: 2020 reflections, 2021 resolutions
Kelley O’Hara sits down with JWS Founder & CEO Haley Rosen to discuss the state of women’s sports after an eventful 2020. Then, special guests Hilary Knight, Maggie Steffens and Sam Mewis jump on to discuss their 2020s and what they’re looking forward to in the new year. Go deeper.Presented by Heineken.
72 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Becky Sauerbrunn joins teammate and friend Kelley O’Hara to discuss her historic career anchoring the USWNT defense. Becky and Kelley start by reflecting on the national team’s final match of 2020 against the Netherlands, before jumping back in time to re-trace Becky’s journey from being her older brothers’ guinea pig to becoming the first-ever president of the USWNT Players Association. Becky discusses what it means to be an introverted leader on a team full of extroverts, how she’s overcome the doubts of certain national team coaches, the work ethic that led her to win four NWSL Defender of the Year awards, and what made the 2019 World Cup a tournament like no other. Go deeper.Presented by Heineken
82 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Gymnastics icon Nastia Liukin joins Kelley O’Hara to discuss her journey to Olympic gold. The daughter of two former Soviet champion gymnasts, Nastia was born in Moscow, Russia, before her family found their way to Plano, Texas. There, Nastia followed in her parents footsteps, quickly ascending to the top of her sport. In this conversation, Nastia discusses her legendary 2008 Olympic battle with fellow American Shawn Johnson, the effects of that rivalry on the two gymnasts’ friendship, her attempt to make the 2012 Olympics, and what she’s learned from both winning and falling short on the world’s biggest stage. Go deeper.Presented by Heineken
77 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
WNBA superstar and Players Association President Nneka Ogwumike talks with Kelley about her unusual path to becoming one of the most impactful leaders in sports. Ogwumike discusses the impact of her Nigerian-American upbringing on her basketball career, why she needed to be talked into going pro before being drafted No. 1, learning to drive stick shift in Poland during her first year abroad, her record-breaking 2016 MVP season, scoring the championship-winning shot to win a title with the Sparks, negotiating the league’s groundbreaking 2020 CBA, and what it took to pull off a paradigm-shifting season inside the WNBA bubble. Go deeper.Presented by Heineken
59 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Cat Osterman may be the greatest pitcher in softball history. A two-time Olympic medalist and three-time Player of the Year at the University of Texas, Cat recently came out of retirement in order to help Team USA win gold in Tokyo. She sits down with Kelley O’Hara to explain that decision while also reflecting on her career in the sport. Cat talks about her introduction to pitching, her historic career at Texas, winning gold in Athens, what drew her to Athletes Unlimited, and what it means to have another shot at gold next summer. Go deeper.Presented by Heineken
64 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Mallory Pugh has been considered the future of the U.S. women’s national team since before she could drive a car. After being called in to the USWNT at age 17, she made her Olympic debut at 18, turned professional at 19, and then won a World Cup at age 21. In this episode, Mal and Kelley discuss her meteoric rise to soccer stardom and what comes next in a career that is still just getting started. Mal reflects on her Olympic and World Cup experiences, her decision to turn pro after only three months at UCLA, and what she’s learned from betting on herself. Mal also discusses her recent omission from the USWNT Olympic qualifying roster and why she sees this temporary setback as a turning point in her career. Go deeper.Presented by Heineken
69 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
The most dominant surfer of her generation joins Kelley O’Hara to discuss her life in and out of the water. Born and raised in New South Wales, Australia, Stephanie Gilmore won her first professional event when she was still in high school. As a rookie on the Women’s ASP World Tour, she won four of the eight events and claimed the 2007 World Title, which she then defended for the next three years. Stephanie talks with Kelley about her innate competitive drive, her love of the sport, how she recovered from a random act of violence to reclaim her top spot, what it means to be going to the Olympics next summer, and how she fought for and won equal prize money for women surfers. Go deeper.Presented by Heineken
53 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Michelle Wie West
One of the biggest names in golf history sits down with Kelley O’Hara to talk about her one-of-a-kind career. Michelle Wie West discusses her unprecedented rise from a local child prodigy to a national superstar, the highs and lows of her professional journey, and how motherhood has changed her perspective on golf. Already winning adult amateur tournaments by the time she was a teenager, Michelle turned pro the week before she turned 16. She talks with Kelley about the secrets to her early success and the lessons she learned having to persevere through both injury and professional uncertainty. Go deeper.Presented by Heineken
67 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
One of soccer’s most iconic players sits down with Kelley O’Hara to talk about her roller-coaster journey to the top of her sport. Carli Lloyd speaks candidly about the highs and lows that have defined her career, from getting cut from a youth national team to her legendary hat-trick in the 2015 World Cup final. The USWNT star discusses why she stood by Hope Solo following her controversial benching at the 2007 World Cup, what it meant to score the gold medal-winning goal at the 2008 Olympics and again in 2012, her dominant run through the 2015 World Cup, and what people misunderstood about her comments during the 2019 tournament. Carli also discusses how quarantine inspired her to reconnect with her family after 12 years apart and the hard-won lessons she’s learned as both an athlete and a person. Go deeper.Presented by Heineken
69 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
The most decorated woman in track and field history joins Kelley O’Hara to talk about the highs and lows that have defined her career. Allyson discusses her late introduction to the sport in high school, competing in the Olympics just four years later, her longtime rivalry with Veronica Campbell-Brown, overcoming disappointment in Beijing to win gold in London, the controversial dive which cost her in Rio, the lasting effects of her life-threatening pregnancy, fighting with Nike over maternity coverage, and why she’s now determined to be an advocate for female athletes everywhere. Go deeper.Presented by Heineken
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