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Welcome to the SI Media Podcast with Jimmy Traina. This podcast, which will be published weekly, will focus on all things sports media via interviews and roundtable discussions. Occasionally, an athlete or celebrity will drop by for a chat as well.

Welcome to the SI Media Podcast with Jimmy Traina. This podcast, which will be published weekly, will focus on all things sports media via interviews and roundtable discussions. Occasionally, an athlete or celebrity will drop by for a chat as well.
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Welcome to the SI Media Podcast with Jimmy Traina. This podcast, which will be published weekly, will focus on all things sports media via interviews and roundtable discussions. Occasionally, an athlete or celebrity will drop by for a chat as well.

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English


Episodes

John Sterling, SI's Managing Editor Chris Stone & Director Jonathan Hock

5/24/2018
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Episode 178 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with the voice of the New York Yankees, John Sterling. The longtime radio broadcaster talks about never missing a game since getting the job in 1989, his philosophy for calling a game, his daily routine, how he preps for a game, his vocal critics, his famous home run calls and much more. Following the interview with Sterling, SI managing editor Chris Stone and director Jonathan Hock discuss SI TV’s upcoming documentary on the 1978...

Duration:01:17:41

Scott Van Pelt and Brent Musburger

5/17/2018
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Episode 177 of the SI Media Podcast examines the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision that ruled sports betting is legal. ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt discusses how this will change the media’s coverage of gambling and explains how this will impact sports teams. Brent Musburger, of SiriusXM’s VSiN Live, also joins the show to talk about Vegas’ reaction to the news, whether point shaving should be a concern and much more. Brent also gives us a historic “YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE!” And both...

Duration:01:01:58

Skeets & Tas from NBA TV's The Starters and a conversation with World Wide Wob

5/10/2018
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Episode 176 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas of “The Starters” on NBA TV and a conversation with NBA Twitter personality, Rob Perez, aka @World_Wide_Wob. Skeets and Tas discuss how they landed on NBA TV after building a loyal Internet audience thanks to being old-school bloggers and podcasters. The guys offer advice for podcasters and share the do’s and don’ts for having a successful podcast. They also talk about what it’s like to work for the...

Duration:01:07:11

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo

4/30/2018
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Episode 175 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with SiriusXM radio host, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo. The Doggie talks at length about his former partner, Mike Francesa, ending his retirement after four months to return to New York's WFAN and all the surrounding drama. Russo has strong words for many of the players, including Bart Scott and Boomer Esiason. Russo also talks about whether his relationship with Francesa has been damaged by Dog sharing his opinions on Mike's return. Other...

Duration:00:33:35

Kevin Harlan joins and The Return of The Sports Pope with Andrew Marchand and Neil Best

4/24/2018
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Episode 174 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with TNT NBA play-by-play man Kevin Harlan and a roundtable with media reporters Andrew Marchand of the “New York Post” and Neil Best of “Newsday” to discuss the big news of Mike Francesca’s expected return to WFAN. Harlan talks about the differences between doing TV and radio, his favorite sport to call, analysts he wishes he could work with, favorite places to work, whether he regrets doing play-by-play of a streaker and much...

Duration:01:14:22

Andrew Marchand and Rich Eisen

4/19/2018
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Episode 173 of the SI Media Podcast features interviews with New York Post media reporter Andrew Marchand and the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen. Marchand weighs in on the latest sports media news, including Brett Favre’s tryout for “Monday Night Football,” the rough ratings start for ESPN’s “Get Up,” A-Rod’s performance in the booth, the Michael Kay Show beating WFAN in the ratings and the latest with Mike Francesca. Eisen defends the NFL Network’s TWO- hour schedule release show, reveals the...

Duration:01:27:52

Jeff Van Gundy and Conrad Thompson

4/12/2018
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Episode 172 of the SI Media Podcast features interviews with ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy and “Something To Wrestle With” podcast co-host, Conrad Thompson. Van Gundy talks about LeBron James’ incredible season, the upcoming playoffs, players whining too much, working with Marv Albert and Mike Breen, why he got too much criticism for a Rihanna comment, whether coaches should talk politics, feuding with Howard Stern and much more. Thompson then joins the show to discuss the deal he and...

Duration:01:16:34

FOX Sports Kevin Burkhardt & WWE Superstar Roman Reigns

4/5/2018
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Episode 171 of the SI Media Podcast features interviews with Kevin Burkhardt of FOX Sports and the WWE’s Roman Reigns, who will be in the main event of WrestleMania on April 8. Burkhardt discusses how he used to do play-by-play of Nintendo games as a kid and the path he took to get to FOX. In addition to sharing advice for young people trying to get in the broadcasting business, Burkhardt also talks about the differences between doing games and studio show, almost working with Jay Cutler,...

Duration:01:08:39

Sportsmedia Roundtable with Chad Finn and Andrew Marchand

3/29/2018
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Episode 170 of the SI Media Podcast features a roundtable discussion with media reporters Andrew Marchand of the New York Post and Chad Finn of the Boston Globe. Among the many news stories covered: What will FOX do for a Thursday Night Football analyst now that Peyton Manning has turned down the gig? Why did Peyton decline FOX’s offer? We also talked about whether there can be such a thing as too much Sister Jean and CBS/Turner’s stance on showing crying kids during the NCAA...

Duration:01:02:29

James Andrew Miller on his interview with former ESPN President John Skipper

3/22/2018
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Episode 169 of the SI Media Podcast, ESPN historian, author and podcast host, James Andrew Miller discusses his much-talked about interview with former ESPN President John Skipper, who revealed that his departure from the company stemmed from a cocaine extortion plot. Miller discusses why Skipper and Disney did not handle the situation differently and whether there were other factors in Skipper resigning and not taking a leave of absence. In addition, Miller talks about the fractured...

Duration:00:52:00

ESPN's Louis Riddick on being candid about the NFL

3/8/2018
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Episode 168 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick. In this episode, Riddick addresses what separates a good NFL broadcaster versus an average one; how he has attempted to improve as a broadcaster; his candidness on issues and why too often former players pull punches on the air; how he navigates being a candidate for NFL general manager jobs versus working at ESPN; his thoughts when someone does not report on him accurately; how he approaches...

Duration:00:56:35

ESPN’s Adnan Virk and The Big Ten Network’s Dave Revsine

3/1/2018
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Episode 167 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features guests ESPN host and play by play announcer Adnan Virk and Big Ten Network lead host Dave Resvine. In this episode, Virk discusses the most well-known Canadians in American sports broadcasting; his passion for film and his work as an Oscars red carpet host and interviewer; working in multiple roles for ESPN including on college football, college basketball, baseball play by play broadcaster, ESPN Radio, and as the host of the...

Duration:01:31:15

ESPN Broadcaster Cari Champion

2/22/2018
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Episode 166 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN host Cari Champion, the new host of SportsNation and the “Be Honest” podcast. In this episode, Champion discusses her interview with LeBron James and Kevin Durant for her “Rolling with the Champion” series; James’s comments on President Donald Trump; Champion’s reaction to Fox News host Laura Ingraham saying James and Durant should “shut up and dribble” and “Must they run their mouths like that?”; how the interview between...

Duration:01:00:21

Sports Media Roundtable with AJ Perez and John Ourand

2/19/2018
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Episode 165 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and USA Today staff writer A.J. Perez. In this podcast, the panel discusses NBC’s coverage of the Pyeongchang Games; how to evaluate that primetime viewership is down six percent; whether NBC executives should be happy with the ratings; NBC Sports’s responsibility when it comes to geopolitical or stories that involve social justice or criminality; the...

Duration:00:52:35

The Inside Story of The Wire with Jonathan Abrams

2/15/2018
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Episode 164 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features guest Jonathan Abrams, a Bleacher Report writer and the author of the new book, “All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire.” In this podcast, Abrams discusses how he came to write an oral history book of the acclaimed HBO series, “The Wire;” the process of conducting interviews for the book; how he initially had trouble getting cast members after Michael B. Jordan and what changed; his Amtrak interview with The Wire...

Duration:00:50:36

The fake Tom Brady story

2/12/2018
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Episode 163 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and Black Sports Online founder and editor Robert Littal. In this podcast, the group discusses the Boston Herald suspending columnist Ron Borges after he was catfished by a person claiming to be Tom Brady’s agent; why something like this happened; how much Borges’ journalism history play into how we should think about this story; how alert sports...

Duration:00:53:31

The search for Jackie Wallace

2/8/2018
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Episode 162 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Ted Jackson. In this podcast, Jackson discusses his story, The Search For Jackie Wallace, in which Jackson chronicles his four-decade relationship with Wallace, a former NFL player and two-time Super Bowl participant who has struggled with addiction and homelessness for years; how Jackson first met Wallace in 1990 when Jackson took a picture of a Wallace at a camp setup under the...

Duration:01:08:53

Super Bowl broadcast recap

2/5/2018
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Episode 161 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn; Black Sports Online founder and editor Robert Littal, and SI.com writer Jimmy Traina. In this podcast, the group discusses NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLII; whether broadcasters Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth were a beat off in their call; how the broadcast handled the catch rulings on the field;what the overnight rating means for NBC and the NFL; the...

Duration:01:01:34

ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne and Peter King

2/1/2018
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Episode 160 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two guests: ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne and The MMQB editor and NFL reporter Peter King. In this podcast, Lavigne discusses her recent ESPN Outside The Lines story on Michigan State that found “a pattern of widespread denial, inaction and information suppression of [sexual assault, violence and gender discrimination] allegations by officials ranging from campus police to the Spartan athletic department”; the...

Duration:01:14:10

Sports Media Roundtable with Chad Finn, Jimmy Traina and AJ Perez

1/29/2018
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Episode 159 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and SI.com writer Jimmy Traina and USA Today writer A.J. Perez. In this podcast, the group discusses Jemele Hill leaving the 6:00 p.m. SportsCenter; whether it was Hill’s decision or ESPN pushed her out; the viewership numbers for that time slot; Michael Smith’s future as a solo host; Tom Brady cutting off weekly his weekly interview with Boston radio...

Duration:01:13:21

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