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Julie Heldman

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Episode 55: “Book Talk” Guest Tennis Hall of Famer and Broadcaster Julie Heldman Author “Driven: A Daughter’s Odyssey”

Doug Miles Media

Don Henderson and Doug Miles talk with Tennis Hall of Famer and broadcaster Julie Heldman about her book “Driven: A Daughter’s Odyssey” about her life in tennis, broadcasting and dealing with her own bi-polar disorder and mental health challenges on “Talk Across America”. Book link available at www.dougmilesmedia.com.


14 Sep 2021

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The Road Ahead: Rosie Casals and Julie Heldman

SBJ Unpacks


7 Sep 2020

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Julie Heldman On Tennis And Mental Illness, And Narrating Her Memoir's Audiobook

Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Former Top 5 player Julie Heldman rejoins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about what she learned while touring to promote her memoir "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey," why she's glad she decided to include her struggle with mental illness in the book, how tennis has changed since she retired, and what it was like to narrate her story for the book's new audio edition. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."


14 Oct 2019

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When winning is never good enough: Tennis Legend Julie Heldman's fight for survival

After Orange Slices

Bridget and Lauren debate the good and the wtf of the new Fair Pay to Play Bill that will allow college athletes in California to get paid starting in 2023. (2:41) One of the "Original 9" joins the show today! (26:40) Julie Heldman is a pro tennis pioneer, a fixture in the beginning of women's athletics, an Olympic medalist, an author, and a survivor. Julie pulls back the curtain on what playing in the Virginia Slims' Circuit (now WTP) was like with her mother, Gladys Heldman, at the helm. Gladys founded World Tennis Magazine and is one of the most influential people in the game - but she was Julie's cause of childhood trauma. Abuse and Bipolar Disorder have plagued Julie for years, and now stronger than ever, she shares her story. Purchase Julie's book "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey" on Amazon here. Sponsored by Quiktract - the simplest way to create and sign a contract on your phone. Download the FREE Quiktract App.

1hr 21mins

4 Oct 2019

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Tennis Night: Judy Aydelott and Julie Heldman

Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters

On February 11, 2019, three writers appeared at Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge as part of an evening devoted to books about tennis—hosted by Racquet cofounder and publisher Caitlin Thompson. Speaking in Part I: A trial lawyer and former U.S. Congress candidate, Judy Aydelott brought stories—and slides—about playing tennis after the age of 50, in Sport of a Lifetime: Enduring Personal Stories From Tennis. Former Top 5 player Julie Heldman came from California to read from and talk about her memoir Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey, covering her successful career and off-court struggles with her mother, World Tennis founder Gladys Heldman; and mental-health challenges.

1hr 3mins

21 Jul 2019

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Tennis Pro Julie Heldman on her Memoir!

All Things Therapy

Julie Heldman is a Top 5 in the World ranked Tennis Pro with 3 Olympic Medals. She was of the first 9 Women's Tennis pro's ever. Learn about the start of Women's Pro Tennis in her Memoir, "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey." Learn more at: www.drivenadaughtersodyssey.com Become my podcast Patron at www.patreon.com/allthingstherapy


17 Jul 2019

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Julie Heldman on Peyote, Billie Jean King, and Her Bipolar Disorder

The Post Game

On the latest episode of The Post Game podcast, former WTA trailblazer Julie Heldman joins the program to discuss the early days of women's professional tennis, the verbal and psychological abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother, her rift with Billie Jean King, and building an illustrious career after tennis. 


7 May 2019

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Julie Heldman on her new book, WTA history, and mental health

WTA Insider Podcast

Julie Heldman, a member of the Original 9, marvels at what the WTA Tour has become in the 49 years since her brave cohorts signed the famous one dollar contract to form what would become the WTA. But she also wants the world to know that it wasn't all fun and games.  The author of "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey", joins the podcast to the difficult dualities of her life on tour. From her fraught relationship with her mother Gladys Heldman, one of the instrumental figures in the formation of the tour, her battles with mental illness, to finding inspiration in being surrounded by a hard-nosed group of outcasts, Heldman candidly discusses her truth and her experience in hopes of educating the masses.


10 Apr 2019

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Legends Of Sport

On today’s episode of Legends of Sport, Andy sits down with one of the trailblazers of women’s tennis, Julie Heldman. Julie talks with us about how she began playing tennis, her family background, and how her mothers abusive relationship fueled her career (6:33). Julie also discusses being a part of the original nine who boldly started the Virginia Slims Circuit and changed the landscape of women’s tennis (8:42), as well as her struggle with mental health and her diagnosis and battle with bipolar disorder (25:40).


19 Mar 2019

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Pod 5: Julie Heldman interview + Fed Cup reflections


Along with our thoughts on the Fed Cup we have a fascinating interview with former World No.5 Julie Heldman, one of the Original 9 who, led by her pioneering mother Gladys, paved the way for the WTA Tour. Their very difficult mother / daughter relationship behind the scenes is the basis of an extraordinary memoir Julie has now written entitled Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey. 


11 Feb 2019