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Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

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Every week on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, host Jimmy Traina sits down for an informal conversation with the biggest broadcasters, athletes, sports personalities, celebrities, and anybody else interested in sports or media. Plus, get a window into the storylines Jimmy is following closest in the weekly Traina Thoughts segment.

Every week on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, host Jimmy Traina sits down for an informal conversation with the biggest broadcasters, athletes, sports personalities, celebrities, and anybody else interested in sports or media. Plus, get a window into the storylines Jimmy is following closest in the weekly Traina Thoughts segment.

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Every week on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, host Jimmy Traina sits down for an informal conversation with the biggest broadcasters, athletes, sports personalities, celebrities, and anybody else interested in sports or media. Plus, get a window into the storylines Jimmy is following closest in the weekly Traina Thoughts segment.

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English


Episodes

Linda Cohn and Brian Gewirtz

8/11/2022
Episode 401 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is ESPN's Linda Cohn, who just signed a new deal with the network. Cohn shares stories about anchoring "SportsCenter" for the past 30 years, talks about how some anchors were unhappy about the network introducing the "Bottom Line" during "SportsCenter and how she almost lost the gig after two years because her bosses weren't happy with her performance. Cohn also discusses her love...

Duration:01:58:35

Celebrating Our 400th Episode + Alan Sepinwall on Summer TV

8/4/2022
This week's "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is a celebration of the show's 400th episode. Jimmy is joined by his weekly guest, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York, to talk about the history of the "SI Media Podcast," reminisce about Jimmy taking over as host after Richard Deitsch left "Sports Illustrated," and discuss how the podcast has evolved over the years. Jimmy also takes time to thank several people, including his audience, for helping the...

John Ourand and Dave Meltzer

7/28/2022
Episode 399 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is John Ourand from "Sports Business Journal." Ourand talks about whether Charles Barkley will join the LIV Golf Tour and the chances of Barkley possibly leaving Turner Sports and "Inside the NBA." In addition, Ourand discusses the latest news on which streaming service will land NFL Sunday Ticket, what will happen to bars and restaurants when Sunday Ticket goes to streaming and...

Duration:01:32:19

Peter Schrager on Sean McVay, Zach Wilson, & Changes at GMFB

7/20/2022
Episode 398 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with NFL insider, Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports. Schrager talks about the changes at "Good Morning Football" with Jamie Erdhal set to take over for Kay Adams as host, how the pandemic affected the show and why August is such a big month for GMFB. Schrager, who is close with Sean McVey, discusses how close the Rams coach was to leaving the sidelines for a job with Amazon...

Duration:01:03:43

James Andrew Miller on Adam Schefter, Matthew Berry & More

7/14/2022
Episode 397 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with author, reporter and podcast host, James Andrew Miller. Miller talks about the recent "Washington Post" feature story on Adam Schefter in which colleagues anonymously bashed the NFL reporter. Miller also shares insight on Matthew Berry's surprising departure from ESPN, what will happen with the Big Ten college football television rights and LIV golf's broadcast future and more. Miller...

Duration:01:04:00

Brian Windhorst on Going Viral, LeBron, KD & More

7/7/2022
Episode 396 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with ESPN NBA reporter Brian Windhorst. Windhorst talks about his experience of going viral after a clip of him speculating about a possible Utah Jazz trade on "First Take" went viral. Did he know Rudy Gobert was going to be traded when he talked about Utah's "strange" trade of Royce O'Neale? Did producers say anything to him during his lengthy segment? What was his reaction when Gobert did...

Duration:01:13:46

Erin Andrews on Fox's Big NFL Shakeups, Tom Brady & More

6/30/2022
Episode 395 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Fox Sports' Erin Andrews. The sideline reporter for Fox's No. 1 NFL crew talks about the wild changes that took place this offseason with her longtime partners, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman leaving Fox for ESPN, Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen getting elevated to the No. 1 spot and the announcement that Tom Brady will join Fox once he retires from play. Did ESPN ever approach Andrews about...

Duration:01:27:13

Scott Van Pelt on Draymond Green, LIV Golf & More

6/23/2022
Episode 394 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with ESPN's Scott Van Pelt. The "SportsCenter" host talks about the adrenaline rush of doing live postgame shows after the NBA Finals, his back-and-forth with Draymond Green about "new media" vs. media and Steph Curry's likability. Van Pelt also shares his thoughts on LIV golf and explains the various issues that LIV faces as they try to get off the ground. Other topics covered with Van...

Duration:01:27:56

Paul Bissonnette on Fan Feuds & NHL on TNT

6/16/2022
Episode 393 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Paul "BizNasty" Bissonnette of TNT's NHL studio show and the "Spittin Chiclets" podcast. The former NHL player talks about how he ended up getting the gig with TNT, what the television experience has been like for him and the challenges he faces doing a network television show while also doing a podcast for Barstool Sports at the same time. Other topics discussed include Bissonnette's...

Duration:01:13:46

Bryan Curtis on Drew Brees, ABC's NBA coverage, & More

6/9/2022
Episode 392 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Bryan Curtis of The Ringer. The show starts with a conversation about Drew Brees officially not returning to NBC to call Notre Dame football and work on "Sunday Night Football's" studio show, what went wrong for Brees and whether he got a raw deal from NBC. Other topics covered with Curtis include ABC/ESPN's NBA Finals halftime show, the overuse of the "Breaking News" banner by...

Duration:01:16:58

Richard Deitsch on Sports Media News + Traina Thoughts

6/2/2022
Episode 391 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with The Athletic's media reporter, Richard Deitsch. Among the topics covered: Why it's become a thing to knock Bill Simmons; Is the Greg Olsen-Tom Brady-Fox Sports situation "weird?"; what the Brady-Fox Sports deal is all about; ManningCast copycats; NESN to offer its own streaming service for $29.99 a month and Al Michaels being named Emeritus at NBC Sports. We also talked about Deitsch's...

Duration:01:22:36

Joe Davis of Fox Sports

5/26/2022
Episode 390 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Joe Davis from Fox Sports. Davis talks about taking over this season for Joe Buck as Fox's lead Major League Baseball play-by-play voice at just 34 years old. Davis, also talks about becoming the Dodgers lead play-by-play man after Vin Scully retired and how that will help him replace Buck. The versatile broadcaster also discusses being in the mix for Fox's No. 2 NFL job with Kevin...

Duration:00:43:24

An All-Traina Thoughts Edition w/ Sal Licata

5/19/2022
Episode 389 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is an all-Traina Thoughts edition. Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy, as he does every week, to discuss a slew of sports and pop culture topics. The duo breakdown the 2022 NFL games that will be played on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, talk about a wild Phil Mickelson gambling story and reveal the worst bets they've made. In addition, Traina and Licata react to Pat...

Duration:00:37:06

Andrew Marchand on Tom Brady joining Fox Sports

5/12/2022
Episode 388 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Andrew Marchand of the "New York Post." Marchand and Traina analyze the massive sports media news that Tom Brady has signed a deal with Fox Sports to become its No. 1 NFL analyst when he retires and Marchand reiterates that he stands by his report that Brady's deal is for 10 years and $375 million. Did Troy Aikman trigger Fox to start negotiating with Brady? Why did Fox spend so much...

Duration:01:18:21

Katie Nolan on AppleTV+ Gig, ESPN & More

5/5/2022
Episode 387 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Katie Nolan, who is part of AppleTV+' s MLB coverage. Nolan discusses how she got the job with Apple, what Apple is trying to accomplish with their broadcasts, understanding that traditional MLB fans may not get the telecast, how she prepares for each game and the time she stayed silent for several innings after reading backlash on social media. Nolan also opens up about her time at...

Duration:01:29:23

Ryen Russillo on NBA playoffs, Podcasting & More

4/28/2022
Episode 386 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with The Ringer's Ryen Russillo. Topics discussed ranged from everything to the state of Major League Baseball to the NBA playoffs to podcasting to Elon Musk buying Twitter. Russillo talked about Draymond Green going after Bill Simmons for having a vote for major NBA awards, Kevin Durant vs. Charles Barkley, which sport has the worst refs, the power of "Inside the NBA," the best NBA...

Duration:01:40:22

Kenny Smith on 'Inside the NBA' & Acting Career

4/21/2022
Episode 385 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Kenny Smith from Turner Sports' "Inside the NBA." Smith talks about his experience as a cast member since 1998, what it's like to work with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson and what goes into each show. Smith also weighs on on whether he thinks Barkley will follow through with his promise to retire in two years. Other topics discussed with Smith include "Inside the...

Duration:01:06:38

Ian Eagle on Bizarre Nets Season & Traina Thoughts w/ Chris Long

4/14/2022
Episode 384 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Ian Eagle from Turner Sports and CBS. The podcast closes out with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Chris Long, host of the "Green Light Podcast" fills in for Sal Licata. Eagle previews the NBA playoffs, talks about the Brooklyn Nets bizarre season and explains what went wrong with the Lakers. He also weighs in on the "Inside the NBA" crew mocking the Timberwolves...

Duration:01:15:54

Adnan Virk on Tiger at the Masters & "The Slap"

4/7/2022
Episode 383 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Adnan Virk of the MLB Network and the NHL Network. Topics covered include the upcoming Major League Baseball season, Tiger Woods playing in the Masters, whether he wants to call games or just work in the studio. Virk, who hosts the "Cinephile" podcast, had very strong opinions on the Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscar's controversy, what the Academy Awards got wrong and HBO's Winning...

Duration:01:11:06

CBS's Greg Gumbel and WWE's Seth Rollins

3/30/2022
Episode 382 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features interviews with CBS's Greg Gumbel and WWE Superstar, Seth Rollins. Greg Gumbel, who is in this 50th year as a sports broadcaster talks about the challenges of doing studio for the NCAA Tournament, how coverage of the Tournament has changed over the years and what it's like to work with Charles Barkley. Other topics discussed with Gumbel include his love of the Rolling Stones, his time doing sports radio at...

Duration:01:51:10