Erica “Bird” McCall is a professional basketball player who first experienced the WNBA by being part of the Indiana Fever. She got her degree in Psychology in Stanford where she was a 2x member of the All-Pac 12 team and participated in two Final 4’s.
Currently, a 5th-year veteran playing for the Washington Mystics, Erica launched her podcast, Bird’s Eye View. Through this platform, she amplifies professional female athletes’ voices as she makes their stories known to the world.
As she says, we got to follow what we love to do for life is beautiful when we do that. Join us as we advocate for women’s sports in today’s podcast.
“Welcome to Bird's Eye View: True Stories of Professional Overseas Basketball with Washington Mystics Forward Erica "Bird" McCall. Each episode of the show will focus on a different element of playing basketball overseas.” – Bird’s Eye View podcast
(00:00:00) – Snippet & Intro
(00:00:58) – Welcoming Today’s Guest: WNBA Star, Erica McCall
(00:03:11) – The Story behind Erica McCall’s Degree in Psychology
(00:06:35) – How the Bird’s Eye View Podcast Came Into Existence
(00:09:44) – What’s the Big Vision for the Bird’s Eye View Podcast?
(00:13:33) – How to Increase Visibility: Be an Advocate
(00:14:36) – Overseas Basketball vs. WNBA
(00:17:20) – Playing in College vs. in a Professional League
(00:23:01) – Thoughts on NIL + Advice for Student-Athletes
(00:25:00) – Underrated Podcast People Should Know About
(00:27:13) – This or That with Erica McCall
(00:29:18) – Who is Erica’s Dream Podcast Guest?
(00:30:07) – Connect with Erica McCall
(00:31:01) – Quick Commercial (getpaidwithpodcasting.com)
(00:31:39) – Erica McCall’s Final Word
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Erica McCall graduated from Stanford University in 2017, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her time at Stanford she was a 2x member of the All-Pac 12 team and participated in two Final 4’s. Erica went on to get drafted in the WNBA to the Indiana Fever in 2017. She currently is a 5th year veteran playing for the Washington Mystics. Erica is passionate about amplifying professional female athlete’s voices. Her podcast Bird’s Eye View explores the different experiences of professional overseas basketball and provides a platform for female athletes stories to be told.