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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

Michael Mulvihill and Conrad Thompson

10/10/2019
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Episode 260 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a pair of interviews. First up is Michael Mulvihill, FOX Sports Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy. Mulvihill is FOX's ratings guru and he discussed why the NFL and its pregame shows have seen big increases this year, he explained what FOX expects from their new college football lineup and strategy and revealed what the network wants from WWE's SmackDown Live, in terms of viewership. Following Mulvihill, Conrad Thompson,...

Duration:01:05:08

WWE's Triple H

10/2/2019
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Episode 259 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Paul Levesque, aka, Triple H. The WWE EVP of Talent, Live Events and Creative, discusses the company's TV changes, how they got The Rock to come back for SmackDown's debut on FOX, how he feels about the possibility of CM Punk returning to WWE TV, if the "Monday Night Wars" can be replicated, how much impact Vince McMahon has on NXT, the Montreal Screwjob vs. Hulk Hogan turning heel and much more. Learn more about...

Duration:00:31:45

Matthew Berry and John Ourand

9/25/2019
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Episode 257 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is "Sports Business Journal" media reporter, John Ourand. Ourand and host Jimmy Traina discuss the reasons for an increase in ratings for NFL pregame shows, the return of NFL PrimeTime to ESPN's paid app, FOX's new college football pregame show, Tony Romo contract play with CBS, why FOX will be rooting for the Yankees and much more. Following Ourand, ESPN fantasy guru, Matthew Berry joins the show to...

Duration:01:01:46

Troy Aikman

9/18/2019
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Episode 256 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Troy Aikman. FOX's lead NFL analyst talks about the league's major officiating problem (he called it 'nauseating'), working with Joe Buck for nearly 20 years, how he's adjusted to calling two games each week since FOX acquired the rights to 'Thursday Night Football,' why his bosses were upset with him calling out colleague Doug Gottlieb on Twitter, whether college athletes should be allowed to earn money and much...

Duration:00:50:37

Ryen Russillo

9/11/2019
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Episode 255 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Ryen Russillo. The Ringer’s newest hire talks about leaving ESPN to join Bill Simmons’ company, why he had to make the move and not being appreciated for his numbers at ESPN. Russillo also talks about what makes a good podcast, the differences between radio and podcasts, working with former NFL star, Chris Long and why he still believes Pam Beesley is the worst. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:48:06

Rich Eisen and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo

9/3/2019
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Episode 254 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is NFL Network host, Rich Eisen, who talks about the stunning Andrew Luck retirement, the crowded NFL pregame show arena, how to interview someone you don't want to interview and more. Eisen also shares an amazing story about Larry David and discusses his inside knowledge of Curb Your Enthusiasm's upcoming season. Following Eisen, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo from SiriusXM and the MLB Network, joins the podcast to...

Duration:01:19:10

Peter King, Bob Ley, Ann Killion, Dave Sims

8/28/2019
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Sports Illustrated's Jacob Feldman fills in for Jimmy Traina by hosting a roundtable discussion with Peter King, Bob Ley, Ann Killion and Dave Sims at the National Sports Media Awards ceremony about their careers and the state of sports media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:23

ESPN's Chris Fowler

8/21/2019
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Episode 252 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN's Chris Fowler. The versatile broadcaster talks about calling all four tennis majors for ESPN, what makes the U.S Open special and why tennis has problems despite this being such a special time for the sport. Fowler also discusses his role as ESPN's lead college football play-by-play man, the challenges of calling college football, his decision to leave "College GameDay," what makes "College GameDay so...

Duration:00:35:02

Jim Miller

8/15/2019
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Episode 251 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with author, journalist and podcast host, Jim Miller. During the episode, Miller and host Jimmy Traina discuss Ed Werder getting re-hired by ESPN, fallout from the Dan Le Batard controversy, Bob Ley’s retirement, news of Bill Simmons employees at The Ringer possibly unionizing, the return date for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on HBO, the “Larry Sanders Show” being very underrated and Eddie Murphy’s return to the...

Duration:00:37:47

Stone Cold Steve Austin

8/7/2019
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Episode 240 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with WWE legend, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The man known as the Texas Rattlesnake talks about hosting his new interview, show, "Straight Up Steve Austin,' getting mani/pedis, his love of margaritas, the difference between wrestling fans now and when he was in the ring, working with Mike Tyson, the birth of "Austin 3:16," giving Vince McMahon a Stone Cold Stunner for the first time and much more. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:32:37

John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, plus ‘Hard Knocks’ executive producer, Ken Rodgers

7/31/2019
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Episode 239 features two interviews. First up, the radio voices of the New York Yankees, John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman join the show to talk about their long runs with the Yankees, their popularity with Bombers fans, their 'Ma and Pa Pinstripe' nickname and more. Waldman discusses why she feels she's still not accepted in baseball and why she thinks there hasn't been any progress for women in baseball broadcasting. Sterling talked about recently ending his broadcasting streak, having no...

Duration:00:56:19

Andrew Marchand on Dan Le Batard vs. ESPN

7/23/2019
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On episode 238 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, New York Post sports media reporter, Andrew Marchand, joins the show to talk about the controversy surrounding ESPN's Dan Le Batard, who blasted his own network and President Donald Trump on a recent show. What was Le Batard's biggest mistake? Why did ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro choose not to suspend Le Batard? What does Le Batard's future at ESPN look like? Should all sports shows have a "no politics talk" policy? We tackled all those...

Duration:00:47:06

John Ourand on the NFL's broadcasting future

7/17/2019
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Episode 238 of the Sports Illustrated Podcast features an interview with "Sports Business Journal's" John Ourand. The sports media reporter discusses the NFL's broadcasting future, when he expects the league to end DirecTV's exclusive hold on the "Sunday Ticket," why cable companies don't value "Sunday Ticket" that much, whether ABC will get one of the TV packages and much more. In addition to the NFL talk, Ourand weighs in on FOX's new college football studio show, MLB's All-Star ratings...

Duration:00:39:21

ESPN NBA Reporter Ramona Shelburne

7/10/2019
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Episode 237 of the Sports Illustrated Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. The senior NBA writer talks about what it’s like to cover and report on free agency, how careful reporters need to be about sourcing, why there was so much wrong information about Kawhi Leonard’s future, how the Paul George trade to the Clippers stayed quiet, issues Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will have in New York, people wanting to see LeBron James’ demise, Ronda Rousey’s WWE future and much...

Duration:00:45:03

Joe Buck

7/3/2019
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Episode 236 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with FOX Sports’ Joe Buck. The play-by-play man talked about calling the Yankees-Red Sox series in London, what he’d like to see MLB do to add excitement to the All-Star Game, how Jim Nantz’s appearance on FOX’s coverage of the U.S. Open came about and what restrictions CBS put on the interview, the movie that made him cry on his flight back from London, the greatest moment in Howard Stern Show history, whether he believes Brooks...

Duration:00:55:09

Seth Rollins, Jason Barrett

6/25/2019
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Episode 235 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, who had pulled no punches addressing critics of the company’s current product, including his good friend Dean Ambrose. Rollins also opened up about his relationship with Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, and talked about having their real-life relationship become part of TV. Rollins also discussed the celebrity side of being a WWE superstar, the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale and...

Duration:00:50:28

Scott Van Pelt

6/19/2019
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Episode 234 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. The “SportsCenter” host talks about what it’s like doing live shows immediately following the NBA Finals, how much of a rush he still gets from live TV, the real story behind him never being invited to the ESPYs, whether he’d have Lavar Ball on his show, whether the legalization of sports betting has changed anything, the time he got pranked on a live “SportsCenter” and much more. Learn...

Duration:00:48:30

Greg Wyshynski, Rich O’Malley

6/12/2019
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Episode 233 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with ESPN NHL Senior Writer, Greg Wyshynski. Greg talks about joining ESPN two years ago after a very lengthy career running Yahoo’s “Puck Daddy” blog, his evolution as a writer, whether he gets frustrated by the NHL’s standing in the U.S., why the schedule hurts the league, what the NHL’s future regarding television rights looks like and much more.As a bonus, Jimmy’s longtime friend, Rich...

Duration:00:56:10

Darren Rovell and Andrew Marchand

6/5/2019
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Episode 232 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features interviews with Action Network Senior Executive Producer, Darren Rovell and New York Post sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand. Rovell discusses the blowback he got from spoiling the end of James Holzhauer’s “Jeopardy!" streak, how many followers he lost, whether he’d do it again and whether Twitter can do a better job handling spoiler in general. Marchand then joins the podcast to talk about the ramifications of athletes not...

Duration:01:08:10

Washington Post Sports Media Reporter, Ben Strauss

5/31/2019
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Episode 231 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with “Washington Post’ sports media reporter, Ben Strauss. During the podcast, Strauss and host Jimmy Traina discuss the recent sale of Sports Illustrated to Authentic Brands Group, the increasing presence of Stephen A. Smith and how ESPN handled Smith’s reaction to the controversial Magic Johnson story written by colleague, Baxter Holmes, the longevity of Mike Breen, why ESPN’s President Jimmy Pitaro keeps insisting...

Duration:00:43:53