Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

Every week on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, host Jimmy Traina sits down for an informal conversation with the biggest broadcasters, athletes, sports personalities, celebrities, and anybody else interested in sports or media. Plus, get a window into the storylines Jimmy is following closest in the weekly Traina Thoughts segment.

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May 26, 2022 40 min

Episode 390 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Joe Davis from Fox Sports.

Davis talks about taking over this season for Joe Buck as Fox's lead Major League Baseball play-by-play voice at just 34 years old. Davis, also talks about becoming the Dodgers lead play-by-play man after Vin Scully retired and how that will help him replace Buck. The versatile broadcaster al...

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Episode 389 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is an all-Traina Thoughts edition.

Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy, as he does every week, to discuss a slew of sports and pop culture topics.

The duo breakdown the 2022 NFL games that will be played on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, talk about a wild Phil Mickelson gambling story and reveal the worst bet...

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Episode 388 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Andrew Marchand of the "New York Post."

Marchand and Traina analyze the massive sports media news that Tom Brady has signed a deal with Fox Sports to become its No. 1 NFL analyst when he retires and Marchand reiterates that he stands by his report that Brady's deal is for 10 years and $375 million.  

Did Troy Ai...

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Episode 387 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Katie Nolan, who is part of AppleTV+' s MLB coverage.
Nolan discusses how she got the job with Apple, what Apple is trying to accomplish with their broadcasts, understanding that traditional MLB fans may not get the telecast, how she prepares for each game and the time she stayed silent for several innings after ...

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Episode 386 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with The Ringer's Ryen Russillo.

Topics discussed ranged from everything to the state of Major League Baseball to the NBA playoffs to podcasting to Elon Musk buying Twitter. Russillo talked about Draymond Green going after Bill Simmons for having a vote for major NBA awards, Kevin Durant vs. Charles Barkley, which sport h...

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Episode 385 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Kenny Smith from Turner Sports' "Inside the NBA."

Smith talks about his experience as a cast member since 1998, what it's like to work with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson and what goes into each show. Smith also weighs on on whether he thinks Barkley will follow through with his p...

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Episode 384 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Ian Eagle from Turner Sports and CBS. The podcast closes out with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Chris Long, host of the "Green Light Podcast" fills in for Sal Licata.

Eagle previews the NBA playoffs, talks about the Brooklyn Nets bizarre season and explains what went wrong with the Lakers. He als...

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Episode 383 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Adnan Virk of the MLB Network and the NHL Network.

Topics covered include the upcoming Major League Baseball season, Tiger Woods playing in the Masters, whether he wants to call games or just work in the studio.

Virk, who hosts the "Cinephile" podcast, had very strong opinions on the Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscar...

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Episode 382 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features interviews with CBS's Greg Gumbel and WWE Superstar, Seth Rollins.

Greg Gumbel, who is in this 50th year as a sports broadcaster talks about the challenges of doing studio for the NCAA Tournament, how coverage of the Tournament has changed over the years and what it's like to work with Charles Barkley. Other topics discussed with Gu...

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March 21, 2022 55 min

Episode 381 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Troy Aikman, who just left Fox for ESPN.

Aikman reveals that he still doesn't know why Fox let him leave after 21 years with the company. He shares his thoughts on the move and joining "Monday Night Football." He also talks about why he wanted Joe Buck to join him at ESPN, the big bump in broadcaster salaries, ...

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Episode 380 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with John Ourand from "Sports Business Journal" about the latest sports media news.

Why did FOX let Joe Buck and Troy Aikman go to ESPN and "Monday Night Football?" Will the ManningCast be impacted at all by Buck and Aikman now calling MNF? What role did Amazon play in ESPN going after Buck and Aikman? What did ...

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March 10, 2022 96 min

Episode 376 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.

First up is Chris "Mad Dog" Russo of SiriusXM, MLB Network's "High Heat" and now ESPN's "First Take."

Russo explains how his weekly appearance on "First Take" came out, the role Stephen A. Smith played in it and the overwhelming reaction from fans. Russo also discusses still being in de...

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Episode 378 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with author, reporter and podcast host, Jim Miller.

Miller shares his insights on the wild NFL broadcasting carousel. With Troy Aikman expected to land at ESPN and "Monday Night Football," Miller talks about ESPN and FOX negotiating a trade for Joe Buck. Who will take over as FOX's lead NFL team if Buck joins Aikman...

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February 24, 2022 65 min

Episode 377 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with ESPN's Molly Qerim.

The host of "First Take" talks about the show changing its format to have rotating hosts debate Stephen A. Smith, how her role on the show has expanded, her daily routine to prep for the show and the process for putting together a debate show. Qerim also discusses the departure of Max Keller...

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Episode 376 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with "New York Post" sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand, about NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl LVI and all the latest sports media news.

What were NBC's highlights and lowlights? How did Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth fare? Why did the game generate such a massive viewership number?

During the podcast, Marc...

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February 10, 2022 68 min

Episode 375 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Boomer Esiason of CBS's "NFL Today" and WFAN radio in New York.

With the Bengals in the Super Bowl against the Rams, the nine-year Cincinnati quarterback talks about how the franchise went from NFL laughingstock to the AFC representative in the big game, why Joe Burrow is special and the best moments in Bengals...

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Episode 374 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Bryan Curtis of The Ringer. Curtis, who covers media and hosts "The Pressbox Podcast" weighed in on a slew of sports media topics currently making news. Among the stories discussed during the conversation: Tom Brady's retirement announcement and the role Jim Gray, Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington played in th...

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January 28, 2022 2 min

Here's a sneak peek at SI's newest podcast, Sports Illustrated Weekly! Featuring storytelling, interviews, and unforgettable sports moments – SI Weekly is everything you love about the iconic sports magazine, now in podcast form.

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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January 26, 2022 115 min

Episode 374 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features three interviews.

First up is WWE superstar, Roman Reigns. The Universal Champion talks about his recent bout with Covid, his favorite Royal Rumble memories, working with his friend, Seth Rollins, his suit and sneaker collections, his relationship with Jon Moxley and whether he'd fight back if Vince McMahon wanted him to drop his title.

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January 20, 2022 74 min

Episode 374 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Jim Nantz, the lead NFL play-by-play man for CBS.

Nantz talks about the wild ending to the Niners-Cowboys wild-card playoff game that he called and how he handles a confusing finish like that. He also reveals his favorite stadiums to work in and the NFL quarterback who he thinks would be a slam dunk success if he does into...

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