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Welcome to the Sports Illustrated 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 Sports Illustrated 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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665 Ratings
Average Ratings
519
78
25
10
33

Artwork 🖼

By Lord Santechnik - May 06 2020
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Please bring back your previous cover artwork (the blue one)! 🙇‍♂️

Love this podcsat

By PodcastL2istener - Feb 01 2020
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This is one of the podcasts I make sure to listen to every single week.
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Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

Latest release on Jul 08, 2020

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Welcome to the Sports Illustrated 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.

Rank #1: Ryen Russillo

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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 much more. The podcast closes with lengthy discussion about “The Office,” while Ryan tries to argue his case that Pam Beesly was “evil."

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Aug 30 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: Ryen Russillo

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Episode 255 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Ryen Russillo. The Ringer’s newest hire talks about leaving ESPN to join Bill Simmons’ company, why he had to make the move and not being appreciated for his numbers at ESPN. Russillo also talks about what makes a good podcast, the differences between radio and podcasts, working with former NFL star, Chris Long and why he still believes Pam Beesley is the worst.

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Sep 11 2019

51mins

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Rank #3: James Andrew Miller talks ESPN layoffs

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Episode 116 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 ESPN layoffs in full including: why ESPN laid off nearly 100 talented employees; what this means for the company heading forward; how the sports right deals – including expanding its NFL rights deal in 2011 for $15.2 billion through 2021 and the new NBA deal played into the decision; whether ESPN is still interested in the reporting of the NHL and MLB; whether paying $125 million for a new studio was a terrible investment in hindsight; the loss of key information people such as Andy Katz, Jayson Stark, Ed Werder, Brett McMurphy, Jane McManus and others and what that means for ESPN’s journalism commitment heading forward; the likelihood that The Vertical’s Adrian Wojarnowski is coming to ESPN and how that impacted those NBAers who were laid off by ESPN; anchor Linda Cohn’s comments that part of the layoffs were related to politics turning off viewers; whether politics has anything to do with the financials; the narrative issue for ESPN, pushed by competitors and others, that the network has become too left-leaning; reporting from Jim and Richard that ESPN management won’t negotiate buyouts if you get offered to work elsewhere, and much more.
You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.

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May 01 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: James Andrew Miller returns to the Sports Media Podcast

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Episode 111 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 ESPN embarking on significant layoffs, with the emphasis being on those in front of the camera; how many people Miller believes will no longer be working at ESPN; how much money ESPN is being charged with cutting; management’s rationale for its decisions; what the Walt Disney Co. extending Bob Iger’s contract means for ESPN; where he sees Bill Simmons’ immediate future; the success of Barstool Sports; what’s next for FS1 personality Katie Nolan; ESPN’s decision to move Sam Ponder into the Sunday NFL Countdown host spot; why ESPN’s moves to replace Chris Berman were not as clean as you might think; Miller’s next project; the future of Dan Patrick at NBC; how sensitive ESPN management is to internal criticism of content (e.g. Lavar Bell); FS1’s opinion shows; and much more.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.

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Mar 30 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #5: ESPN's Katie Nolan

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Episode 267 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN's Katie Nolan. Nolan talks about what goes into making her weekly show, "Always Late with Katie Nolan," whether she prefers doing monologues or comedy, why her podcasts run so long, her issues with people who cover sports media, her anti-stuffing take, what she's thankful for in sports and much more.

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Nov 26 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: Katie Nolan

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Episode 154 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN’s Katie Nolan, one of the hosts of SportsCenter on Snap and the host of a new ESPN Audio podcast — “Sports? with Katie Nolan.” In this podcast Nolan discusses the major differences between working at ESPN and Fox Sports; the story of calling Fox Sports president Eric Shanks to get out of her Fox contract; her frustrations of not working for months; how ESPN made it known they were interested in hiring her; the content she hopes to produce with her podcast; calling Donald Trump a “stupid fuc---- person” on Viceland and the ramifications for that choice of expression; whether she regrets using those words in that forum; ESPN’s discipline for her decision; whether we will see more women as solo hosts of sports opinion show; what she expects from Jimmy Garoppolo over the next decade; why she loves Mina Kimes; the impact of Michelle Beadle on her professionally; working in new mediums; and much more. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher.

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Jan 11 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #7: Year-In-Review with Andrew Marchand and John Ourand

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Episode 268 of the SI Media Podcast is a special Year in Review show with "New York Post" sports media columnist Andrew Marchand and "Sports Business Journal" sports media reporter, John Ourand. Along with host, Jimmy Traina, the Marchand and Ourand recap the biggest sports media stories of 2019, including the NFL's big ratings increase, the NBA's falling ratings, the boom in streaming, the demise of Deadspin, FOX's new college football pregame show, the FOX-WWE marriage, the rising stars of the year, the personalities who need a change of scenery and the best show.In addition, the podcast also looks ahead to 2020 and offers several sports media predictions on Tony Romo, where the SEC football TV package will land, what will happen with NFL streaming, Thursday Night Football, the XFL, Peyton Manning and how the election could have an impact on some personalities.

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Dec 17 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #8: Seth Rollins, Jason Barrett

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Episode 235 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, who had pulled no punches addressing critics of the company’s current product, including his good friend Dean Ambrose. Rollins also opened up about his relationship with Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, and talked about having their real-life relationship become part of TV. Rollins also discussed the celebrity side of being a WWE superstar, the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale and opening up a coffee shop.Following Rollins, Jason Barret of BarrettSportsMedia.com joined the podcast to talk about the greatest sports TV studio shows of all time, the most popular national radio shows and the popularity of New York’s Mike Francesa.

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Jun 25 2019

54mins

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Rank #9: Steve Carell & Brent Musburger

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Episode 214 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with actor Steve Carell, who talks about “The Office” and more. The man who played Michael Scott shares secrets about the “Basketball” episode, talks about what it was like to film the fire drill scene in “Stress Relief” and explains his thought process in writing the “Casino Night episode.

Following Carell, the legendary Brent Musburger joins the podcast to talk about Super Bowl betting, prop bets, the scene in Vegas and much more.

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Jan 28 2019

48mins

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Rank #10: 2018 Year In Review

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Episode 207 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast is a Year-In-Review episode featuring John Ourand from “Sports Business Journal” and Andrew Marchand of the “New York Post.” The roundtable discussion covers the Biggest Sports Media Story of 2018, the Best and Worst Trends, Standout Stars, and a look ahead to what to expect in 2019. Topics include NFL ratings, the Tiger-Phil experiment, Barstool Sports, “Monday Night Football,” “Thursday Night Football,” cord cutting, “Get Up,” FS1 and much more.

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Dec 12 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #11: ESPN's Tony Reali opens up about navigating life's ups and downs, the changes coming to Around the Horn and more

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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 dealing with anxiety and trying to gain control of his life. He also talks about how he got through the devastation of losing one of his twin boys this summer during the lead up to childbirth.

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Oct 31 2018

1hr 24mins

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Rank #12: James Andrew Miller Talks ESPN Management Changes

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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 contract extension; why Schell, Justin Connolly and Burke Magnus are now in line to succeed Skipper; why ESPN digital head John Kosner and Exec VP/Global Business & Content Strategy Marie Donoghue are leaving the company; how the new management structure affects other top managers such as Rob King, Norby Williamson and Stephanie Druley; what the moves mean for employee morale; why the Mike Greenberg solo show has significant challenges; what plans are coming for the Greenberg show; whether the 6PM SportsCenter can make it long term; whether Bill Simmons, a longtime friend of Schell, will be impacted by the management moves; why the next two years will determine ESPN’s future for the next 15 years, and much more.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.

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Jun 28 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #13: Kevin Harlan joins and The Return of The Sports Pope with Andrew Marchand and Neil Best

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Episode 174 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with TNT NBA play-by-play man Kevin Harlan and a roundtable with media reporters Andrew Marchand of the “New York Post” and Neil Best of “Newsday” to discuss the big news of Mike Francesca’s expected return to WFAN.

Harlan talks about the differences between doing TV and radio, his favorite sport to call, analysts he wishes he could work with, favorite places to work, whether he regrets doing play-by-play of a streaker and much more.

After Harlan, Marchand and Best join the show to gives us all the latest news on radio host Mike Francesa ending his retirement after four months and returning to New York’s WFAN.

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Apr 24 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #14: Jim Nantz

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Episode 226 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Jim Nantz of CBS Sports. So far in 2019, the veteran play-by-play man has called an epic AFC title game between the Patriots and Chiefs, one of the most boring Super Bowls of all time, a thrilling Final Four (including Virginia’s stunning comeback in the title game) and a little golf tournament known as The Masters won by Tiger Woods. Nantz goes in-depth on all these topics. He also explains why he has no use for Twitter, talks about the NFL schedule release and more.

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Apr 25 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #15: Scott Van Pelt

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Episode 234 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. The “SportsCenter” host talks about what it’s like doing live shows immediately following the NBA Finals, how much of a rush he still gets from live TV, the real story behind him never being invited to the ESPYs, whether he’d have Lavar Ball on his show, whether the legalization of sports betting has changed anything, the time he got pranked on a live “SportsCenter” and much more.

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Jun 19 2019

52mins

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Rank #16: Sports Media Roundtable with James Andrew Miller and John Ourand

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Episode 146 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a sports media roundtable with best-selling author James Andrew Miller, the host of the podcast, “Origins,” and John Ourand, the media reporter for Sports Business Daily.
In this podcast, Miller and Ourand discuss the upcoming ESPN layoffs and what it means heading forward; the re-signing of ESPN president John Skipper; why Deitsch is wrong about the re-signing being bad optics at this time for ESPN; the challenges for a Mike Greenberg-led morning show; whether ESPN would get out of the Monday Night Football business; the re-signing of Scott Van Pelt; Fox Sports being accused of paying bribes to acquire soccer rights; ESPN’s partnership with Snapchat; the declining ratings of Sunday NFL Countdown; and much more.
You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Stitcher.

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Nov 16 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #17: The Year End Roundtable

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Episode 150 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an end-of-the-year sports media roundtable consisting of nine guests, split up into four segments. The guests include: Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and best-selling author James Andrew Miller, the host of the podcast, “Origins”; Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn, Newsday columnist and sports media writer Neil Best, and SI.com writer Jimmy Traina; Sports Media Watch founder and editor Jon Lewis; Sports TV Ratings founder and editor Robert Seidman; Awful Announcing writer Andrew Bucholtz and The Big Lead writer Kyle Koster.

In the podcast, Miller and Ourand discuss John Skipper’s sudden resignation from ESPN and what it means for the company; whether reporters should be skeptical of the official ESPN statement on the resignation; what people inside ESPN are saying about the Skipper news; which people would be in line for succession; the year in ESPN, including its successes and missteps; Ourand’s predictions column for 2018; the background on Miller’s latest podcast which focuses on ESPN’s social media policy, and much more. Lewis and Seidman discuss the decline in NFL ratings in 2017, the uptick in NBA ratings, what viewership success would be for Mike Greenberg’s new show and more; Bucholtz and Koster discuss the year in ESPN; the hot take culture in 2017; ESPN’s forays into Snapchat, what they anticipate will be big stories sin 2018, and more. Finn, Best and Traina discuss Skipper’s resignation, ESPN’s missteps with social media; what’s in store for CBS Sports, Fox Sports and NBC Sports, the future of sports talk radio in 2018, the biggest stories of 2018, and much more.
To listen to the podcast in full, check it out on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.

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Dec 19 2017

2hr 44mins

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Rank #18: Adnan Virk firing plus a recap of CBS’ Super Bowl LIII telecast

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Episode 215 features an interview with New York Post sports reporter Andrew Marchand, who broke the story about ESPN firing personality, Adnan Virk. Marchand shares all the details behind the surprising incident and explains how it all went down, what Virk’s biggest mistake was, why ESPN took such drastic action.

Marchand and host Jimmy Traina also discuss CBS’ telecast of Super Bowl LIII and go through the highs and lows from Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson.

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Feb 04 2019

42mins

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Rank #19: Jim Nantz on Tony Romo’s success, prepping for calling NFL, Masters and more

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Episode 156 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features CBS Sports play by play announcer Jim Nantz, the network’s lead voice on the NFL, golf and college basketball. In this podcast, Nantz discusses the impact new partner Tony Romo has had on him; why Romo had such a successful first season in the booth; Romo’s nerd-like reverence for golf broadcasting; how Nantz prepares to call postseason NFL games; the challenge of preparing for the Final Four and the Masters given how close they are too each other; his current relationship with Phil Simms and learning about Romo replacing Simms; the contention that the Masters does not offer enough live coverage of the event; why he has thought about calling golf through 2036; the famed lark about him loving burnt toast; how he navigates personal relationships with calling the events of people he considers friends; traveling on the road as much as he does; why calling the U.S. Open and Wimbledon are bucket list items; the time when famed sports television executive Roone Arledge considered him for Good Morning America; hosting corporate executives in the booth; how one prepares for a trophy presentation, and much more. To listen to the podcast in full, check it out on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.  

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Jan 18 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #20: The Inside Story of The Wire with Jonathan Abrams

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Episode 164 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features guest Jonathan Abrams, a Bleacher Report writer and the author of the new book, “All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire.” In this podcast, Abrams discusses how he came to write an oral history book of the acclaimed HBO series, “The Wire;” the process of conducting interviews for the book; how he initially had trouble getting cast members after Michael B. Jordan and what changed; his Amtrak interview with The Wire creator David Simon; how he efficiently transcribed all the interviews; the one person he wanted to interview for the book, but didn't get the chance to; the frustration among the creators and some of the actors that nothing has really changed since The Wire;

a discussion on which season is the best and why; how the actors feel about the show; a discussion about show writer George Pelecanos writing the famous line for Snoop when Michael kills her in the car (“How’s my hair look, Mike?”); how the show had such an impact with so little episodes, how J.D. Williams knew that his Bodie character would be killed; and much more. To listen to the podcast in full, check it out on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.

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Feb 15 2018

52mins

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A Conversation with Jemele Hill

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Episode 306 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" features an interview with Jemele Hill. Hill was just named as one of the producers on an upcoming docuseries about Colin Kaepernick. She discusses how Kaepernick got her involved in the project, whether she had reservations about working with ESPN and addresses a few narratives surrounding the former Niners quarterback. Hill also talked about ESPN not giving her and Michael Smith a fair shot with the 6 p.m. "SportsCenter," what she thinks will happen when NFL players take a knee this season, why she thinks NFL owners don't understand the problem with supporting Donald Trump and much more.

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Jul 08 2020

1hr 8mins

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"Sports Business Journal's' Austin Karp

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Episode 305 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" features an interview with "Sports Business Journal" managing editor, Austin Karp. Topics covered on the podcast include whether the sports rights bubble is about to burst, why FOX gave up rights to the U.S. Open golf tournament and why NBC picked it up, will the election hurt NFL ratings, which leagues have the most to lose if Covid causes and shutdown and much more.

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Jul 01 2020

33mins

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ESPN's Don Van Natta

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Episode 304 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" features an interview with ESPN investigative reporter, Don Van Natta, who hosts the network's upcoming documentary, "Backstory: The Decision." Van Natta talks about how the show created for LeBron James to announce his free-agent decision came about, how LeBron feels about "The Decision" now, why David Stern hated it, why Jim Gray was the host, who controlled the show, how it divided ESPN and more. Van Natta and host Jimmy Traina also talked about how sports can go on with the corona virus spiking, the Bubba Wallace fallout and Dr. Fauci's impact on sports.

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Jun 24 2020

46mins

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Andrew Marchand and Arash Markazi

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Episode 303 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is "New York Post" sports media reporter Andrew Marchand, to discuss several recent sports media stories, including MLB signing a new contract with Turner Sports for big money, the future of Trey Wingo at ESPN, how NFL networks will handle kneeling this season, Drew Brees' status with NBC and much more. Following Marchand, "L.A. Times" sports columnist, Arash Markazi, joins the podcast to talk about Las Vegas' reopening. Markazi was there for a week and tells us what the casinos, tables, pools and sportsbook were like in the age of Covid.

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Jun 17 2020

1hr 6mins

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Nate Burleson of NFL Network/CBS Sports

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Episode 302 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Nate Burleson of "Good Morning Football" and CBS Sports. Burleson talks about the events in the United States since the killing of George Floyd, how he feels about cops, how his grandfather being killed by a cop shaped him as a kid, what he tells his kids about dealing with the police, the Drew Brees controversy, Vic Fangoio saying racism isn't a problem in the NFL, whether he was ever uncomfortable in and NFL locker room and much more.

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Jun 10 2020

58mins

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Erin Andrews

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Episode 301 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Erin Andrews. The FOX Sports NFL sideline reporter talks about how her job will be affected by no fans in the stands, the Bucs-Saints Week 1 matchup, the athlete she'd like to see on "Dancing With the Stars," dealing with critics, the ups and downs of interviewing a losing coach, quarantine life, cooking disasters and hating the word droplets. She also reveals great stories about Larry David being Larry David at her wedding.

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May 27 2020

56mins

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Andrew Perloff from the "Dan Patrick Show"

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Episode 300 of the Sport Illustrated Media podcast features a conversation with Andrew Perloff from the "Dan Patrick Show." Perloff, who tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, discusses his experience and what he went through from a health standpoint. We also discussed the mental health aspects of dealing with quarantine. On the lighter side of things, Perloff talked about Dan Patrick's philosophy for interviews, doing the show remotely, "The Last Dance," who else we want to see featured for a documentary and more. Perloff even shares some of his famous hot takes.

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May 20 2020

57mins

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NFL Network/FOX Sports' Peter Schrager

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Episode 299 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a conversation with Peter Schrager from "Good Morning Football" and "FOX NFL Kickoff." Topics discussed include two-person booth vs. three-person booth, possible Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland's replacements for "Monday Night Football," the fun of watching games from the '80s and '90, NFL's Christmas Day and Thanksgiving schedules, NFL teams not being on an even playing field when/if season starts, critiquing "The Last Dance," kids causing havoc during live quarantine shows, quarantine foods we're eating too much of and much more.

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May 13 2020

1hr 4mins

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CBS Sports' Ian Eagle

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Episode 298 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with veteran broadcaster, Ian Eagle. The CBS Sports/Turner play-by-play man talks about having a new partner, Charles Davis, on NFL games, Zooming with Bill Raftery, "The Last Dance," Michael Jordan's personality, the differences between Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, not liking condiments and salad and much more.

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May 06 2020

54mins

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Chris Long on NFL's return, Aaron Rodgers, 'The Last Dance'

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Episode 297 of the Sports Illustrated Podcast features a conversation with two-time Super Bowl champion and current podcaster, Chris Long. Long talks about grinding out his "Green Light" podcast during the pandemic, how much preseason NFL players would need before the start of the season, the Aaron Rodgers-Green Bay situation, why he likes "The Last Dance" airing every Sunday, his love of freezing cold showers, when he'll leave his house again, the best movie sports scenes and much more. 

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Apr 30 2020

1hr 2mins

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Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa

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Episode 296 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a conversation with actors Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, who recently launched the "Talkin Sopranos" podcast. In addition to a wide-ranging discussion about "The Sopranos," in which we covered everything from the "Pine Barrens" episode to each actor's signature moment on the show, their characters dying before the series ended, the depth of the cast, the show's popularity, we also touched on ESPN's "The Last Dance, the duo's Knicks fandom and more.

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Apr 22 2020

46mins

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Andrew Marchand on Brees, Fouts, NFL Draft, more

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Episode 295 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with New York Post sports media reporter, Andrew Marchand. Why did Drew Brees choose NBC over ESPN? What will happen to Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth with Mike Tirico and Brees ready to take over? Why did CBS part ways with Dan Fouts? Why did Charles Davis leave FOX for CBS. Where will FOX go for a No. 2 NFL analyst? Should the NFL Draft be taking place? All this and more is covered on this episode.

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Apr 15 2020

48mins

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Bob Ley on the state of sports, media and more

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Episode 294 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with legendary ESPN host, Bob Ley. Can a sports network cover the coronavirus crisis without being political? Has he had the itch to return to work to cover what's going on in the world? How will sports change after the pandemic? Will stadiums be packed in 2020? What old game would Bob like to see a network re-air? What is his favorite SportsCenter blooper? Plus, Bob offers movie, TV and book recommendations while self-quarantining.

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Apr 08 2020

49mins

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A Conversation with Kyle Brandt

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Episode 293 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a conversation with "Good Morning Football" host, Kyle Brandt. How would Kyle feel about NFL games with no fans in the stands? Should Tom Brady have stayed a Patriot for his entire career? How weird will the NFL Draft be this year? In addition to those topics, Kyle and host Jimmy Traina discuss Netflix's "Tiger King" and Kyle reveals that he just started watching "The Office" for the first time.

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Apr 01 2020

1hr 11mins

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James Andrew Miller on NFL Broadcast Negotiations

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Episode 292 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with James Andrew Miller. The author, reporter and podcast host talks about what could be in store CBS and Disney during contract negotiations with the NFL, why CBS needed to keep Tony Romo, why ESPN needs to forget about Peyton Manning and how the TV landscape is changing. Miller and host Jimmy Traina then discuss Season 10 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," why the season finale disappointed and whether Larry David will do the show again.

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Mar 25 2020

32mins

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John Ourand on Sports Networks without Games

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Episode 291 of the Sports Media Podcast features an interview with Sports Business Journal media reporter, John Ourand. Ourand talks about how sports networks will handle the next few months without games, what we'd like to see from ESPN during this time, how leagues will handle the return of sports and the NFL's plan to keep moving forward. We also touched on what Tom Brady's departure from New England means for CBS and FOX.

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Mar 18 2020

29mins

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Ben Strauss

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Episode 290 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Washington Post sports media reporter Ben Strauss. Topics include the impact coronavirus has had on sports, the Al Michaels-Peyton Manning dream booth for ESPN, where ESPN goes from here for a “Monday Night Football” booth, XFL ratings, The Athletic and more.

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Mar 12 2020

33mins

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Rachel Nichols

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Episode 289 of the SI Media Podcast features with Rachel Nichols of ESPN. Nichols talks about balancing the various hats she wears as host of “The Jump,” her philosophy for interviewing NBA players, whether there are any comparisons to be made between “The Jump” and TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” what it’s like to interview LeBron and the big Spike Lee vs. New York Knicks feud. 

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Mar 04 2020

43mins

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Andrew Marchand on Tony Romo Contract

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Episode 288 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with "New York Post" sports media reporter, Andrew Marchand, who broke the news that Tony Romo re-signed with CBS for $17 million per year. This podcast goes in-depth on all things Romo/CBS. Was Romo close to signing with ESPN? Why did CBS spend so much to retain Romo? What does this mean for Romo's broadcast partner, Jim Nantz? Where does ESPN go from here for "Monday Night Football?" Is Peyton Manning back in play for ESPN? Does Romo's big salary mean more pressure for him? What role did social media play in CBS keeping Romo?

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Mar 02 2020

28mins

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Tom Verducci

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Episode 277 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with longtime Sports Illustrated baseball writer, Tom Verducci. Verducci explains why the Astros controversy will not go away and linger all season long, talks about all the benefits of the new proposed playoff format and why it's good for the league, reveals the one thing he'd do to fix Major League Baseball, defends the Hall of Fame voting process and reiterates that he will never join Twitter.

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Feb 26 2020

37mins

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By Lord Santechnik - May 06 2020
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Please bring back your previous cover artwork (the blue one)! 🙇‍♂️

Love this podcsat

By PodcastL2istener - Feb 01 2020
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This is one of the podcasts I make sure to listen to every single week.