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United States

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Welcome to the SI Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. In this podcast, which will be published weekly, Deitsch will interview members of the sports media about their work, and interesting people about the sports media.

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English


Episodes

Return of the Sports Media Roundtable

9/21/2017
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Episode 138 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a return of the sports media roundtable. The guests are Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and Andrew Bucholtz, a staff writer and editor Awful Announcing. In this podcast we discuss Ourand’s piece on angst at ESPN and the growing belief among ESPN management that some of the problems are not all self-inflicted and that some believe that 21st Century Fox is orchestrating attacks against ESPN to bolster the fortunes of...

Duration: 01:14:35


Evan Osnos of The New Yorker joins and a conversation with Marly Rivera of ESPN and Luis Miguel Echegaray of SI

9/14/2017
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Episode 137 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Evan Osnos, a staff writer for the New Yorker, whose latest piece from the Sept. 18, 2017 Issue is the titled “The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea.” In this podcast, Osnos discusses his reporting inside Pyongyang; how he was able to get permission from the North Korean government to travel for his reporting; the real and perceived tension between North Korea and the United States; how Americans should view the North Korean...

Duration: 01:15:39


ESPN's Kenny Mayne and former football analyst Ed Cunningham

9/7/2017
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Episode 136 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features ESPN SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne and longtine college football analyst Ed Cunningham, who opted this spring to no longer call college football for ESPN. In this podcast, Mayne discusses moving across country to host the 11 p.m. SportsCenter from Bristol, Ct.; how SportsCenter has evolved since the 1990s; how one can forge an untraditional career at ESPN; the role of comedy in sports television; why the company wants him to...

Duration: 01:36:35


James Andrew Miller talks about his new podcast, Origins and tennis coverage on ESPN

9/6/2017
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Episode 135 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast is a bonus podcast featuring best-selling author James Andrew Miller, who this week debuted a new podcast, Origins. The podcast focuses on the beginnings of things in culture, politics and other fields. The first edition of the podcast focuses on the HBO show, Curb Your Enthusiasm. All five episodes of the first edition are currently available. In this podcast, Miller discusses why he chose to start his podcast series with Curb; how he...

Duration: 00:46:30


Stewart Mandel and Seth Davis of The Athletic

8/31/2017
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Episode 134 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features two staffers from The Athletic: Stewart Mandel, the editor-in-chief of The All American, a national college football site for The Athletic, and Seth Davis, the managing editor of The Fieldhouse, which will focus on national college basketball for The Athletic. In this podcast, Mandel discusses what kind of content his site will produce; why he made the writer hires he did; why he has not hired any writers or color; his not being...

Duration: 01:20:00


Sports Media Roundtable with Jimmy Traina and Chad Finn and ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth

8/24/2017
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Episode 133 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN host and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth and a sports media roundtable featuring Chad Finn, the sports media writer and general columnist for the Boston Globe and SI.com’s Jimmy Traina, who writes the daily “Traina Thoughts” column on SI.com. On this podcast, Hubbarth discusses Celtics-Cavs trade that sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Nets' 2018 unprotected first-round pick to the Cavaliers in exchange for...

Duration: 01:34:39


Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press and best-selling author

8/17/2017
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Episode 132 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Detroit Free Press sports columnist and best-selling author Mitch Albom. In this podcast, Albom discusses the piece he wrote for the Detroit Free Press on June 15, 2017, titled “Chika’s Story,” the story of the five-year-old girl Albom and his wife, Janine, brought to the United States from Haiti. Chika was diagnosed with a DIPG brain tumor in May of 2015 in Haiti, and lived 23 months before passing away last April; why he...

Duration: 00:54:00


Sports Media Roundtable with Chad Finn and John Ourand, plus Dari Nowkhah of the SEC Network

8/10/2017
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Episode 131 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a sports media roundtable featuring Chad Finn, the sports media writer and general columnist for the Boston Globe and Boston.com, and Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand. On this podcast, we discuss Jay Cutler leaving Fox Sports for the Dolphins and what that means for Fox Sports; Disney’s plans for an ESPN OTT (over-the-top) streaming service and what the future of ESPN might look like; what happens if cable keeps...

Duration: 02:08:13


Tim Kawakami Of The Athletic Bay Area and Matt Yaloff of MLB Network

8/3/2017
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Episode 130 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Tim Kawakami, the editor-in-chief of The Athletic’s Bay Area edition, and Matt Yaloff, a host and reporter for MLB Network. In this podcast Kawakami discusses why he joined The Athletic, a startup focused subscription-based quality sports journalism; the expectations of the site; why he believes this model can succeed; how to convince readers who have never paid for sports content to pay for sports content; how he is dealing with...

Duration: 01:27:59


Tom Rinaldi of ESPN

7/27/2017
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Episode 129 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features ESPN correspondent Tom Rinaldi. In this podcast, Rinaldi defines what makes a good interview question; his writing process for a sports television feature; how he prepares for interviewing athletes and coaches; whether his questions for Tiger Woods have been challenging; how the stories he works on are found; how to find the right tone so his scripts are not too overwrought or melodramatic; how he was influenced by teaching high...

Duration: 01:05:18


Sportsmedia Roundtable VII

7/20/2017
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Episode 128 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a sports media roundtable featuring Chad Finn, the sports media writer and general columnist for the Boston Globe and Boston.com, and Andrew Bucholtz, a staff writer and editor Awful Announcing. On this podcast, we discuss the rise of the paid subscription model in sports media including The Athletic, DK Pittsburgh Sports, and the Boston Sports Journal; FS1’s opinion-heavy programming in the post-Jamie Horowitz era; why many...

Duration: 01:22:00


Ian Eagle of CBS Sports, Westwood One, Tennis Channel and YES Network

7/13/2017
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Episode 127 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Ian Eagle, the fine play by play broadcaster for CBS Sports, Yes Network, Westwood One, and Tennis Channel. In this podcast Eagle discusses if he is bothered by having never been the lead announcer of a major sports package the way Joe Buck and Jim Nantz are; how he prepares for his NFL, NBA and tennis work; the politics of working for a sports network; how he first landed the Nets broadcasting job in his mid-20s; working with...

Duration: 01:14:19


James Andrew Miller Talks ESPN Management Changes

6/28/2017
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Episode 126 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features writer James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live. In this podcast, we discuss the recent managerial moves made by ESPN President John Skipper including promoting Connor Schell to Exec VP/Content, where he will oversee all ESPN content creation on all platforms; what impact Schell will have internally and on viewers and readers and listeners; how Skipper set himself up to get a...

Duration: 01:06:51


Molly Solomon of The Golf Channel and Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press

6/22/2017
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Episode 125 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Molly Solomon, the executive producer of Golf Channel and one of the highest ranking woman in the executive branch of sports media, and Doug Ferguson, who covers golf for the Associated Press and is likely the most read golf writer in America. In this podcast, Solomon discusses her role in running the Golf Channel; what she looks for in golf broadcast talent; the qualities a good sports producer must have; why there have not been...

Duration: 01:43:51


Sportsmedia Roundtable VI

6/15/2017
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Episode 124 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a return of the sports media roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and SI.com columnist Jimmy Traina. On this podcast, we discuss the NBA Finals ratings, the best since Michael Jordan’s last Finals in 1998; the impact of super teams on television ratings; why NBC opts to put two Stanley Cup Finals games on NBCSN; the decision by NBC News and Megyn Kelly’s to interview Alex Jones for its news program and...

Duration: 00:58:20


Ken Rosenthal of MLB on FOX and MLB Network

6/8/2017
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Episode 123 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Ken Rosenthal, a senior writer for FOXSports.com, a field reporter for MLB on FOX, and an insider for MLB Network. In this podcast Rosenthal discusses the value of transactional reporting; how at 22 he was told by a Newsday sports editor to get out of journalism and go to law school; how competitive baseball reporting is; his relationship with agents and whether he gets used; how to transition to sports television from print; his...

Duration: 01:03:18


A Tribute to Frank Deford

6/1/2017
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Episode 122 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a tribute to the life and work of Frank Deford, the longtime Sports Illustrated writer who died on May 28 at his home in Key West, Fla. He was 78. Writers Alex Wolff (SI), Wright Thompson (ESPN), Jack McCallum (SI), Sally Jenkins (Washington Post), Tim Layden (SI) and Michael Farber (SI and TSN) joined the podcast (for separate segments) to offer thoughts on their favorite Deford pieces, his impact on sports journalism, personal...

Duration: 01:17:01


James Duthie of TSN

5/25/2017
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Episode 121 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features James Duthie, the host of TSN's (Canada’s hockey coverage) as well as the Super Bowl, Masters, and the CFL playoffs on TSN. In this podcast Duthie discusses the differences between working in the Canadian sports media and U.S. sports media; how he views Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole’s broadcasting time in the U.S. and subsequent return to Canada; the preparation he does for the NHL Trade Deadline and NHL Draft shows; how Rogers...

Duration: 00:54:59


Kevin Merida, Editor-in-chief of The Undefeated

5/23/2017
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Episode 120 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Kevin Merida, an ESPN senior vice president and the editor-in-chief of The Undefeated. The site, which explores the intersections of race, sports and culture, just celebrated its one year anniversary In this podcast, Merida, the former managing editor of The Washington Post, discusses where the site is in relation to where he hopes it will be down the road; what he looks for when he hires staffers; what content has worked for The...

Duration: 00:56:00


Sports Media Roundtable V

5/18/2017
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Episode 119 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a return of the sports media roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and SI.com columnist Jimmy Traina. On this podcast, we discuss the ESPN’s 2018 television schedule which includes a new Mike Greenberg solo show every morning and a reduction of SportsCenter on linear television; the announcement that Beth Mowins and Rex Ryan will call the late game of the Monday Night Football doubleheader on Sept. 11;...

Duration: 01:03:21

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