May 15, 2020

Episode 9: Life in the W (and Around the World) with Elizabeth Williams

In this episode, Nathan has the privilege of speaking with Elizabeth Williams, a center-forward for the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA and, until as recently as one unattended game during the beginning of the pandemic, Fenerbahçe in Turkey. She is sixth in WNBA history averaging 1.8 blocks per game and was the league's 2016 Most Improved Player. She is also a former Duke University Blue Devil. Most importantly, she is Secretary of the WNBPA.

Nathan and Elizabeth discuss the WNBA's new collective agreement and how it improves compensation and working conditions for players. They also deep-dive into the day-to-day life of women's professional basketball players both in the United States and overseas, and the physical and emotional impact of being in-season for nearly 350 days per year. They also touch on the differences between college and pro women's basketball, fandom in the WNBA and abroad, and the future of the game.

You can find Elizabeth on Twitter @E_Williams_1 and Instagram @e_williams_1!

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