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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.

    Ryen Russillo and Brian Baumgartner

    Ryen Russillo and Brian Baumgartner

    Episode 345 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. 
    First up is Ryen Russillo of The Ringer. The podcast host talks about the fallout and regrets from his controversial podcast with Bill Simmons last year following protests that happened across America and why it was "a mistake." Russillo also discusses his decision to stick to sports, the differences and similarities between working for ESPN and The Ringer, why the Pandemic didn't affect his work life too much, whether he ever gets tired of podcasting, whether this will be a joyless season if the Nets win the NBA title and much more.
    Following Ourand, Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone on "The Office." Baumgartner talks about hosting "The Office Deep Dive Podcast," what kind of Dunder Mifflin swag he has, the anniversary of his famous chili scene and how he feels about outlets editing out scenes from "The Office" Baumgartner, who is good friends with Aaron Rodgers, who also shares his insight on the Packers quarterback being unhappy with the team.
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    John Ourand and Aqib Talib

    John Ourand and Aqib Talib

    Episode 344 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. 
    First up is reporter John Ourand from "Sports Business Journal." Ourand breaks down the NHL's blockbuster TV deals with ESPN and Turner Sports, weighs in on whether this is a good or bad time to be a sports fan when it comes to consumption of games, linear TV's reliance on live sports and the problem with streaming services. Other topics discussed with Ourand include Dan Le Batard's startup, Meadowlark, partnering with Draft Kings, the rise of gambling content on game telecasts and more.
    Following Ourand, former NFL defensive back, Aqib Talib, who called two game for FOX last season, joins the podcast. Talib talks his experience in the booth and the reaction he received from viewers. Talib also discussed covering NFL Draft for Bleacher Report, why he thinks mock drafts are bullsh-t, what he learned about Tom Brady and Belichick while playing for the Patriots and why he thinks Peyton Manning should the top paid broadcaster in the NFL.
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    • 55 min
    Adnan Virk on WWE job, ESPN firing, movie and more

    Adnan Virk on WWE job, ESPN firing, movie and more

    Episode 343 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with versatile broadcaster and the new voice of WWE's "Monday Night Raw," Adnan Virk. Virk, who also works for MLB Network, NHL Network, DAZN and hosts two podcasts, discusses how he manages his busy schedule, how he got the "Monday Night Raw" job, his wrestling fandom, meeting Vince McMahon, dealing with WWE fans and more. Virk also talks about how he bounced back after getting fired by ESPN in 2019, whether he thought the firing was fair, whether he ever thought he'd end up with so many gigs. In addition, we discussed Virk's love of movies. The host of "Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast," shared his thoughts on "Borat 2" and "Coming 2 America," this week's Academy Awards. Virk also gave readers the three movies from the past year that they must watch.
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    Gambling guru, Todd Fuhrman

    Gambling guru, Todd Fuhrman

    Episode 342 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with gambling insider, Todd Fuhrman. The former Caesar's oddsmaker talked about the viral videos involving a fan telling Mets first baseman Pete Alonso the over/under before he homered and another fan talking gambling with Reds first baseman Joey Votto. Fuhrman also gave an overview on where we stand with legalized gambling, which states are doing it right, which are doing it wrong. He also explained the importance of being able to shop for the best odds, which sport has benefitted the most from legalized gambling, how the NCAA Tournament and Masters fared from a betting standpoint, his best and worst losses this season, how much baseball betting has changed over the years, rules changes wreaking havoc on bettors and much more.
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    • 47 min
    Andrew Marchand on Paul Pierce, Jim Nantz, Jim Rome, more

    Andrew Marchand on Paul Pierce, Jim Nantz, Jim Rome, more

    Episode 341 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with "New York Post" sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand. Some of the topics discussed include whether Ian Eagle or Jim Nantz should call the Final Four for CBS/Turner, how Jim Nantz's contract negotiations went with CBS and how both sides feel about his new deal, ESPN's decision to fire NBA analyst Paul Pierce after he posted an Instagram Live video of himself partying with strippers, Kirk Herbstreit blasting ESPN colleague Dan Orlovsky over Orlovsky's comments about Justin Ohio State quarterback, Justin Fields, which he made on the "Pat McAfee Show." We closed out the podcast by talking about how Jim Rome's career stacks up against other radio hosts and the anniversary of his infamous incident with Jim Everett.
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    • 56 min
    WWE Superstar Edge on injury & WrestleMania

    WWE Superstar Edge on injury & WrestleMania

    Episode 341 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with WWE superstar, Edge. The man, also known as, Adam Copeland talks about his upcoming WrestleMania main event match with Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan. Did he ever think he'd headline a WrestleMania when he retired from the company in 2011 after a very serious neck injury? Did he think he'd ever main event WrestleMania when he returned to the WWE at the 2020 Royal Rumble? Can he properly explain what that reaction from fans at the Rumble was like for him? Other topics we discussed include Edge's feeling on his best friend Christian/Jay Reso, leaving WWE for AEW, his reaction to the Undertaker saying today's wrestlers are soft, the key to a character mixing humor with good in-ring wrestling, the match he wish he had, how he feels about his "live sex show" today and much more.
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    • 33 min

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