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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

Ian Eagle shares Bill Raftery stories, talks Marv Albert and more

11/14/2018
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Episode 203 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Ian Eagle of CBS Sports and Turner Sports. The versatile broadcaster shares some hilarious Bill Raftery stories, talks about his longevity behind the microphone, discusses whether doing Nets games for 25 years has worn him down and offers advice to young broadcasters. Eagle also weighs in on Turner Sports possibly replacing Marv Albert with Brian Anderson, reminisces about his days working with Mike and the Mad...

Duration:00:52:57

What do the Cowboys do with Jason Garrett? Rams vs. Chiefs, Browns are gonna Brown and Remembering Dr. Z with Peter Schrager of FOX Sports & Good Morning Football on NFL Network

11/8/2018
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Episode 202 of the Sports Illustrated Sports Media Podcast features a conversation about football and sports media with the NFL Network’s Peter Schrager. The “Good Morning Football” host, who also works for FOX on Sundays, talks about how he navigates his hectic schedule, how he stays motivated and how he consumes games. Schrager also discusses the upcoming Rams-Chiefs game, Jason Garrett’s status in Dallas and the Browns coaching search. We also reminisce about the great Dr. Z, offer advice...

Duration:00:36:18

ESPN's Tony Reali opens up about navigating life's ups and downs, the changes coming to Around the Horn and more

10/31/2018
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Episode 201 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an in-depth interview with ESPN’s Tony Reali, who discusses the many ups and downs of his life and maintaining his infectiously positive attitude. On the professional side, Reali talks about his journey, going from Fordham to “Stat Boy” on “Pardon the Interruption,” to hosting “Around the Horn" since 2004 while previewing the many changes coming to ATH, which relaunches on ESPN Nov. 5. On the personal side, Reali opens up about...

Duration:01:23:55

Rich Eisen and Andrew Marchand

10/24/2018
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Episode 200 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, who talks about calling a London game with a four-man booth, the most exciting teams in the NFL this season, ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast, LeBron taking over the L.A. sports scene and much more. Following Eisen, New York Post columnist, Andrew Marchand, joins the podcast to talk about the latest controversy surrounding Mike Francesa’s app and whether he might leave WFAN or shut down the app.

Duration:00:58:54

Andrew Marchand of The New York Post

10/17/2018
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Episode 199 of the SI Media Podcast tackles a variety of sports media stories that have made headlines lately. "New York Post" sports media columnist Andrew Marchand joins the show to talk about the MLB playoff crews for TBS and FS1, Vin Scully’s refusal to do a cameo in the booth, the backlash against Jason Witten in the “Monday Night Football” booth, which NFL announcer has flown under the radar, the bizarre bit with Alex Rodriguez putting on a Red Sox uniform, 85-year-old Hubie Brown...

Duration:00:27:46

WWE Legend John Cena

10/10/2018
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Episode 198 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with WWE superstar, actor and author, John Cena. The 16-time world champion talks about why he wrote “Elbow Grease,” a new children’s picture book about perseverance and believing in yourself. We also discussed his status with the WWE, why he just can’t have a full-time schedule anymore at age 41, his reputation for holding back other wrestlers, whether he wants to be part of the next WrestleMania, Roman Reigns and The Miz. Other...

Duration:01:27:32

John Ourand & Brian Anderson

10/3/2018
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Episode 197 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is "Sports Business Journal" media reporter, John Ourand to discuss the NFL getting a ratings bump this season, what’s behind that and whether the numbers will continue to increase. We also talk about what is and isn’t working with ESPN’s "Monday Night Football" booth of Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland. Following Ourand, TBS’s Brian Anderson, who will call the ALDS and ALCS, joins the...

Duration:01:02:16

Monday Night Football's Joe Tessitore

9/26/2018
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Episode 196 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN's Joe Tessitore. The “Monday Night Football” play-by-play man talks about his new job, developing a relationship with his partners, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland, the mistake he most hates making, why the NFL is easier to call than college football, the sport he never wants to call, the sport he wishes he could call but isn’t good enough to do so and his dream event to cover (hint: WWE), why Brent...

Duration:01:04:51

Rolling Stone chief TV critic Alan Sepinwall & New York Post sports media columnist Andrew Marchand

9/20/2018
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Episode 195 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Rolling Stone chief TV critic, Alan Sepinwall and an interview with New York Post sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand. Sepinwall, who has written a book about “The Sopranos” out in January, talks about the daily routine for a TV critic, how much TV he watches each day and the shelf life of broadcast TV and how this could affect sports in the feature. We also talked about the shows you should be watching right...

Duration:01:20:21

Gus Johnson

9/13/2018
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Episode 194 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with FOX’s lead college football and college basketball play-by-play man, Gus Johnson. The popular broadcaster talks about why he left social media, how he got started in the business, what he loved about the NCAA Tournament, his favorite calls, what makes college sports so special, whether he misses calling NFL games, why he doesn’t love the “Gus-gasm” phrase that people love to tweet when he makes a big call being a fan favorite and...

Duration:00:47:55

Joe Thomas & Kyle Brandt

9/6/2018
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Episode 193 of the SI Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is former Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas, who talks about transitioning into sports media, auditioning for analyst jobs at ESPN and FOX, whether he regrets retiring before he could appear on “Hard Knocks,” how the Browns will do this season, whether NFL players know points spreads and much more. Kyle Brandt of the NFL Network follows Thomas to talk about his new show, “The Kyle Brandt Football Experience,” which will...

Duration:00:58:17

Ryen Russillo

8/30/2018
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Episode 192 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with Ryen Russillo, who just announced he’ll be doing podcasts for The Ringer as well as ESPN. Russillo talks about how his deals with both companies came about, what his mindset was like when he left ESPN in December of 2017, why he believes in his abilities as a host, whether he’d love to do a full-time TV show, the difficulties of doing a solo radio show, what makes an athlete a good interview, who his dream interview would be and...

Duration:01:03:53

Dale Hansen

8/23/2018
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Episode 191 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with Dallas sportscaster and viral video star, Dale Hansen. The 70-year-old Hansen, who works for WFAA, discusses his monologues on Jerry Jones, the national anthem controversy, the Cowboys signing of Greg Hardy, Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend during the NFL Draft and others. In addition, Hansen talks about how his liberal views are received by a Dallas audience and the higher ups at his television station. He also shares...

Duration:01:18:57

Andrew Marchand of the New York Post

8/17/2018
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Episode 190 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with New York Post sports media reporter, Andrew Marchand, who broke the story that ESPN wants to expand Chris Berman’s role for the upcoming NFL season. In addition to discussing what role Berman would have, Marchand also talks about ESPN using Keith Olbermann on MLB play-by-play, the story behind Bob Ley taking a six-month sabbatical, ESPN’s programming changes, Craig Carton, Mike Frances and more.

Duration:00:35:31

The cast of "Good Morning Football"

8/9/2018
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Episode 189 of the SI Sports Media Podcast features an interview with the entire cast of the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.” Kay Adams, Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt talk about how the show got put together, how they strike a balance of doing hardcore NFL segments with fun, light-hearted segments, whether they ever hear from the NFL about discussing controversial topics, their favorite guests, the all-time greatest HBO shows and much more.

Duration:00:47:39

Ken Rodgers and Andrew Marchand

8/2/2018
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Episode 188 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with “Hard Knocks” Senior Coordinating Producer, Ken Rodgers and a conversation with New York Post media reporter, Andrew Marchand. Rodgers previews the upcoming season of “Hard Knocks” with the Cleveland Browns, talks about how the show is putting together, the filming and editing process, the impact social media has had on the show and much more. Marchand discusses how the recent sexual harassment against Les Moonves could affect...

Duration:01:11:53

Jenn Sterger

7/26/2018
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Episode 187 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with Jenn Sterger, who talks about everything she has done from the day Brent Musburger made her famous to today. Sterger talks about her myriad of jobs in sports media, the time she tried out to be a WWE superstar and how she looks at the Brett Favre controversy through the lens of today's #MeToo movement and what that saga has done to her and who has and hasn't apologized for it. She also discusses what it's like to be a woman in...

Duration:01:08:44

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler & The Long Brothers

7/19/2018
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Episode 186 of the SI Media Podcast features two interviews. The show gets started with the manager of the first-place Philadelphia Phillies, Gabe Kapler. Kapler discusses how working in the media at FOX Sports/FS1 has helped him deal with the media during his first year as a manager. He also talks whether the Philly media has been what he’s expected, people wanting him fired after Opening Day, how he handles bad press, what he’s told his players about using social media, what his typical...

Duration:00:53:04

Chris Berman

7/12/2018
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Episode 185 features an interview with ESPN legend, Chris Berman. Berman talks about how his first season in 31 years without hosting "NFL Countdown" went, the legacy of "NFL Primetime," which he co-hosted with Tom Jackson, whether or not "Primetime" would work today, the various criticisms he's faced throughout his career, being told he can't use his famous nicknames by an ESPN producer and much more.

Duration:01:08:07

Jim Cornette

7/5/2018
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Episode 184 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with legendary wrestling manager, promoter, booker, announcer and all-around character, Jim Cornette. The man who pulls no punches whatsoever was in the WWE from 1993 to 2005 and sheds light on what it was like to work for Vince McMahon. He also discusses the issues he has with pro wrestling has today, which gimmick he hated that ended up working the best, whether he thinks the WWE will be in good hands when Stephanie McMahon and...

Duration:00:57:55