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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.

    A Conversation with Jemele Hill

    A Conversation with Jemele Hill

    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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    • 1 hr 8 min
    "Sports Business Journal's' Austin Karp

    "Sports Business Journal's' Austin Karp

    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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    • 33 min
    ESPN's Don Van Natta

    ESPN's Don Van Natta

    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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    • 46 min
    Andrew Marchand and Arash Markazi

    Andrew Marchand and Arash Markazi

    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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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Nate Burleson of NFL Network/CBS Sports

    Nate Burleson of NFL Network/CBS Sports

    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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    • 58 min
    Erin Andrews

    Erin Andrews

    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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    • 56 min

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