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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December 2, 2021 72 min

Episode 367 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with author James Andrew Miller, who has a new book out about all things HBO.

Miller talks about how "The Sopranos" first episode did not screen well with test audiences, the struggles that James Gandolfini went through and how a big curveball was thrown at the show's "Pine Barrens" episode.

Miller also discu...

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Episode 366 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is an all-Traina Thoughts edition.

This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about the new Hulu documentary, "Janet," which goes in-depth on the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show with Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and the infamous wardrobe malfunction. What did the doc do well? What was the most frustrating aspect of the doc? Wha...

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November 18, 2021 87 min

Episode 365 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Kenny Mayne.

The longtime ESPN personality talks about his May departure from the World Wide Leader after 27 years there. Months later, how does he feel about what went down, does he have regrets revealing that ESPN asked him to take a 61 percent pay cut and how weird was it to do shows after announcing he was leaving. He ...

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Episode 364 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.

First up is WWE superstar, Becky Lynch. The wrestler known as "The Man," talks about her upcoming Survivor Series match with Charlotte Flair and the real-life heat between the two. Lynch talks about the duo not being friends anymore and not trusting her despite having a huge match against her. Lynch also talks about ...

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Episode 363 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Al Michaels.

The voice of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" addresses reports that he's headed to Amazon to call "Thursday Night Football" next season. Michaels also talks about how he views certain games on the Sunday night schedule, the wildest games he's called, his old feud with Boomer Esiason, ...

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October 28, 2021 62 min

Episode 362 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with NFL Super Bowl champion Chris Long. The former Ram, Patriot and Eagle, who currently hosts the Green Light Podcast and is a host on Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football pregame show, talks about a recent trip to Vegas, why it’s bad to gamble on Saturdays, the best NFL matchup of the season, appearing on the ManningCast, Tom Brady giving us a lot of per...

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October 21, 2021 93 min

Episode 361 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a pair of interviews.

First up is Steve Levy from ESPN. Levy talks about how his second season calling "Monday Night Football" is going, how he feels about the Peyton and Eli Manning alternate "Monday Night Football" telecast, the challenges of a three-person booth, the impact that fans in the stands have on a broadcast and ...

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October 14, 2021 89 min

Episode 360 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a pair of interviews.

First up is "Sports Business Journal" reporter John Ourand. Ourand talks about the fallout from the Jon Gruden email controversy and ESPN's Adam Schefter's journalistic ethics getting called into question as part of the fallout. We also discussed ESPN's new deal with the NFL to air a Monday night wi...

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Episode 359 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with the NFL Network's, Kyle Brandt.

The "Good Morning Football" host talks about auditioning with Peyton and Eli Manning for the host role on their alternate "Monday Night Football" telecast, why he thinks it was best that he didn't get the gig and what makes the broadcast special.

Brandt also talks abou...

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September 30, 2021 84 min

Episode 358 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.

The "First Take" host talks about why he felt like this was the time to remove Max Kellerman from the show, all that went into the decision and whether Kellerman agreed with the decision. Smith also talks about whether the show will eventually hire one co-host or if they will keep a rot...

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Episode 357 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews,

First up is AEW wrestler, Bryan Danielson, who was formally known in WWE as Daniel Bryan. The fan favorite talks about why he decided to join AEW after spending so many years in WWE, what he's most looking forward to doing in AEW, his relationship with Vince McMahon and McMahon being overly protective of him. Danielson a...

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September 14, 2021 81 min

Episode 356 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, who is an executive producer on ESPN's latest "30-for-30" documentary, "Once Upon A Time In Queens."

Jimmy's Cousin Sal is also a producer on the doc and joins the podcast to discuss the best nostalgic moments from the doc, why they wanted to tell the story of the 1986 New York Mets an...

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September 9, 2021 72 min

Episode 355 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Tony Romo.

CBS' lead NFL analyst talks about when he decided he wanted to get into broadcasting, when he thought he was good at what he does, how long he wants to call NFL games and whether he listens to broadcasting advice from others. Romo also weighs in on the new 17-game schedule, shares a Bill Parcells story and r...

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Episode 354 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with sports reporter Ben Strauss of the "Washington Post." Strauss breaks down all aspects of the wild Bishop Sycamore story that unfolded this week. The high school football team played a game on ESPN, but it quickly became apparent that something was clearly off with the non-competitive team. How did this happen? Why...

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August 26, 2021 100 min

Episode 353 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.

First up is Nate Burleson, who is leaving the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" to co-host "CBS This Morning." Burleson discusses what went into his decision to make the career change, why the move wasn't an automatic "yes" and why the job at CBS News appealed to him. The former NFL wide r...

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Episode 352 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with FOX Sports's Joe Buck. The veteran play-by-play broadcaster shared behind-the-scenes details on the "Field of Dreams" game between the Yankees an White Sox, Kevin Costner's involvement in the telecast and what it was like to call the game.

FOX's lead NFL voice also talks about beginning his 20th season ...

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August 12, 2021 94 min

Episode 351 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is WWE Universal champion, Roman Reigns, who will main event SummerSlam this year in a match against John Cena. Reigns shares his thoughts on working with Cena after he was away from the company for long, gives us the backstory on his famous "missionary" promo on Cena and the fallout, tells us where we stan...

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Episode 350 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with versatile play-by-play man, Ian Eagle. The CBS and Turner Sports broadcaster talks about the possibility of becoming Turner's lead NBA voice now that the job is open thanks to Marv Albert's retirement. Would Eagle have any scheduling issues if he got the gig since he also calls Brooklyn Nets games locally in New Y...

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Episode 349 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Bryan Curtis of "The Ringer." The writer and co-host of "The Pressbox Pod" talks about a recent article he wrote about longtime Dallas broadcaster, Dale Hansen and the death of the local news sportscaster. Curtis also discusses how ESPN's problem with "NBA Countdown" got exposed during the Rach...

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July 22, 2021 46 min

Episode 348 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with broadcaster Lindsay Czarniak, who will be part of NBC's Olympics coverage. Czarniak talks about her daily Olympics show "On Her Turf," what she's most excited to see at the 2021 Summer Games and whether things could be dicey in Tokyo because of Covid. Czarniak also talks about the progress women have made ...

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