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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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 personal...

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

James Andrew Miller

6/28/2018
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Episode 183 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with author, podcast host and ESPN historian, Jim Miller. Miller discusses whether ESPN is still trying to fight the narrative that it has been harmed by politics, why the NFL-ESPN relationship is the much bigger and more important story and what the network should do about “Get Up.” Miller also talks about Adrian Wojnarowski’s memorable Draft night performance, why Colin Cowherd is staying with FOX and more. The interview also...

Duration:00:43:50

Sports betting with Todd Fuhrman

6/21/2018
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Episode 182 of the SI Media Podcast features BetTheBoardPodcast.com co-founder, former oddsmaker at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace and co-host of SI TV’s, “The Line,” Todd Fuhrman. Fuhrman explains how World Cup soccer betting lines work, what kind of action the World Cup is getting in the gambling world, what the Golden Knights did to sports books and whether there is high anticipation for the Raiders’ upcoming move to Sin City. Todd also talks about the pros and cons of legalized betting,...

Duration:00:38:23

SI's Lee Jenkins on LeBron and Andrew Marchand of the NY Post

6/14/2018
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Episode 181 of the SI Media Podcast features Sports Illustrated senior writer Lee Jenkins, followed by New York Post media reporter, Andrew Marchand. Jenkins discusses the cover story he wrote for SI this week on Kevin Durant and shares insight into Durant’s unique personality. Jenkins, who broke the story of LeBron James returning to Cleveland in 2014, also weighs in on The Decision 3.0. Jenkins also takes you behind the scenes of what Durant and LeBron are like away from the court.Jenkins...

Duration:01:16:51

Sports Media Roundtable with Austin Karp and Michael McCarthy

6/7/2018
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Episode 180 of the SI Media Podcast features a roundtable discussion on stories in the news with “Sports Business Journal” assistant managing editor,Austin Karp and “Sporting News” media reporter, Michael McCarthy. Topics include what ABC/ESPN wants for the NBA Finals next season, how the latest round of national anthem controversy will impact the NFL and its broadcast partners, whether ESPN made a mistake in expanding Keith Olbermann’s role, the future of “Get Up,” what is going on with...

Duration:00:53:16

Darren Rovell

5/31/2018
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Episode 179 of the SI Media Podcast features a wide-ranging interview with ESPN business reporter and Twitter lightning rod, Darren Rovell. Rovell shares his thoughts on the insane Bryan Colangelo “Twitter burner accounts” story, explains exactly how he goes about his job at ESPN, talks about the business of the NBA Finals, the legalization of sports betting, WWE SmackDown going to FOX and Vince McMahon’s legacy as a businessman. The conversation then turns to Twitter. Darren discusses his...

Duration:00:56:10

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