USWNT star Kelley O’Hara interviews U.S. teammate and three-time NWSL champion Sam Mewis in debut episode
May 12, 2021 — Possibly the only podcast to make best-of lists in both Sports Illustrated and Glamour in 2020, the Just Women’s Sports podcast presented by Heineken® returns Wednesday, May 19, with host and USWNT star Kelley O’Hara interviewing U.S. teammate and three-time NWSL champion Sam Mewis. The Just Women’s Sports Podcast presented by Heineken® launched at #1 in the sports category on Apple Podcasts last year and is available on all major podcast platforms with new episodes launching each Wednesday.
The Just Women’s Sports podcast features candid conversations with world-class athletes at the top of their games. Hosted by O’Hara, a two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist, the show’s guests have included some of the biggest names in sports talking about the untold stories behind their success and providing an unprecedented look into what it takes to be a professional athlete today. Past guests have included Allyson Felix, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Chloe Kim, Hilary Knight, Nastia Liukin, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Nneka Ogwumike, Cat Osterman, Candace Parker, Mikaela Shiffrin, Breanna Stewart and Michelle Wie West. Heineken® returns as presenting sponsor.
Launched in 2020 by CEO & Founder Haley Rosen, Just Women’s Sports provides news and analysis of women’s sports through exclusive interviews, podcasts, videos and other media content, and has quickly grown a passionate audience of fans, followers and listeners. Earlier this week, JWS announced a $3.5 million seed round led by Will Ventures with participation from Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures, Drive by DraftKings, OVO Fund, Supernode Global as well as an all-star roster of women’s sports superstars including Elena Delle Donne, Hilary Knight, Sam Mewis, Kelley O’Hara and Arike Ogunbowale.
In addition to the Just Women’s Sports podcast hosted by O’Hara, Just Women’s Sports recently launched Snacks, a podcast co-hosted by USWNT stars Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams, Off the Ball featuring Olympian and NWSL star Ali Riley, and The Soccer Show, a first-of-its-kind digital weekly highlights-driven show covering the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) through an exclusive premium content partnership with Ata Football. In addition, Just Women’s Sports beginning May 27 will feature Tea with A & Phee, the popular podcast hosted by 2020 WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson and 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier.
“It’s crazy to think that it’s been less than a year since we dropped the first episode of the Just Women’s Sports podcast,” said Rosen. “As Just Women’s Sports continues to grow, this series of conversations between Kelley and some of the biggest athletes in the world continues to set a high bar for all of our new content offerings. I can’t wait for our fans to hear this latest batch of episodes. These are conversations you simply won’t find anywhere else.”
The first episode to be released features Sam Mewis, three-time NWSL champion and 2019 World Cup winner. As with previous guests, Mewis is an athlete at the top of her sport, having been named the best player in the women’s game by ESPN in 2021. Mewis goes deep with Kelley to discuss her record-breaking career, the Tokyo Olympics, and her new podcast with Just Women’s Sports.
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About Just Women’s Sports
Only 4% of sports media coverage is women’s sports. We’re here to change that. Established in 2020, Just Women’s Sports is a digital-first consumer media brand 100% dedicated to covering women’s sports. Through daily content including podcasts, newsletters, online content and social media, Just Women’s Sports brings you everything you need to see and know in the world of women’s sports. You can find Just Women’s Sports online and on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook.