242 episodes

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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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.

    Mike Tirico + Traina Thoughts

    Mike Tirico + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 417 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with the voice of "Sunday Night Football" on NBC, Mike Tirico.Tirico, who took over the role from Al Michels this year, talks about how closely he pays attention to NBC's flex scheduling options, what goes into flexing a game and the logistics of flexing. Tirico also shares how he watches games every Sunday, the difference between doing "Sunday Night Football" and "Monday Night Football," his stance on referencing point spreads and over/unders during games and much more.Following Tirico, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy talks about Jim Nantz mentioning his name during the Bills-Lions telecast no Thanksgiving, the sad state of Charles Barkley's friendship with Michael Jordan, Spotify Unwrapped and more
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Kevin Burkhardt + Thanksgiving Traina Thoughts

    Kevin Burkhardt + Thanksgiving Traina Thoughts

    Episode 416 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Kevin Burkhardt from Fox Sports.Burkhardt talks about getting Fox's lead NFL play-by-play job after Joe Buck left for ESPN. Burkhardt revealed how he found out Buck was leaving and talks about the difference between being on the A crew and B crew. Burkhardt also discusses his partnership with Greg Olsen, his future partnership with Tom Brady and what Olsen told Brady when they first saw each other this season. Burkhardt also gives us insight on why he does studio for MLB, how he handled a recent travel nightmare and more.Following Burkhardt, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, the guys break down whether Jimmy and the "SI Media Podcast" have a chance of getting mentioned by Jim Nantz during the Bills-Lions game. They also read recent Apple Reviews and discuss Thanksgiving eating
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Joe Buck on His First Year Calling Monday Night Football

    Joe Buck on His First Year Calling Monday Night Football

    Episode 415 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with ESPN's Joe Buck.Buck talks about how his first year calling "Monday Night Football" is going, the differences between working for Fox Sports and ESPN and the differences between calling games on Sunday afternoon and Monday night.Other topics covered with Buck: Did he miss calling the World Series this year, was he aware many fans missed on postseason baseball coverage, will Tom Brady ever call an NFL game for Fox, the fascination fans have with broadcasters, Al Michaels mocking terrible "Thursday Night Football" games, baseball fans being rougher on him than football fans, being home on Thanksgiving for the first time in 20-plus years and much more.Following Buck, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York  joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss FTX, the World Cup, Dick Vitale's return to college basketball, the wacky reactions to Jeff Saturday's hiring and much more
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Kevin Clark on Jeff Saturday, Pregame Shows & More

    Kevin Clark on Jeff Saturday, Pregame Shows & More

    Episode 414 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with The Ringer's Kevin Clark.Clark weighs in on the Colts hiring Jeff Saturday as interim head coach and whether the angry reaction from across the board was over the top. Clark also shares his thoughts on Amazon Prime's "Thursday Night Football" telecast, the problem with NFL pregame shows, what's going on with Aaron Rodgers right now, whether the NFL should push back the trade deadline, why he feels passionate about hot chocolate and much more.Following Clark, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, the guys talk about the anarchy on Twitter thanks to the new verification system, they read recent "SI Media Podcast" Apple reviews, give out their weekly NFL "best bets" and more
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Jim Nantz On a Major Career Move, NFL, & More

    Jim Nantz On a Major Career Move, NFL, & More

    Episode 413 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with CBS' Jim Nantz.It was recently announced that Nantz will step down as the lead voice of the NCAA Tournament after this year and Ian Eagle will take over that spot. Nantz reveals what went into his decision, what the Tournament means to him, how he feels about Eagle getting the No. 1 gig and if this means Nantz's time doing the NFL and golf could be winding down.Nantz also discusses the NFL season, why he's fine with the Lions playing on Thanksgiving every year, a possible Bills-Chiefs AFC title game rematch and much more.Following Nantz, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York  joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal talk about Twitter charging $20 for verification, the Kyrie Irving controversy, the NFL's penalty for taking off your helmet and more
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    John Ourand on Ratings, Broadcaster Shakeup & More

    John Ourand on Ratings, Broadcaster Shakeup & More

    Episode 412 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with "Sports Business Journal" reporter, John Ourand.Ourand and Traina discuss the latest sports media news including Amazon's declining ratings for "Thursday Night Football" and what's behind the lower numbers in recent weeks. Other topics covered include Jim Nantz stepping down as CBS and Turner's lead play-by-play voice for the NCAA Tournament and Ian Eagle taking over the role, what to expect from Astros-Phillies World Series ratings on Fox, the latest update on the future of NFL Sunday Ticket and much more.Following Ourand, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York  joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy shares a terrible gambling story, Sal shares a crazy story regarding the release of Taylor Swift's new album and the guys give out their weekly NFL best bet pick
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
929 Ratings

929 Ratings

BuckeyeForeLife ,

Great show!

Very impressive interviews with great guests. Jimmy and Sal are hilarious with thoughtful discussions and banter.

TheCardSaysMoops ,

Never miss an episode

The SI Media Podcast is squarely in my rotation of must-listen podcasts. Solid list of guests and I love Jimmy’s personality and him constantly complaining about streaming services, an opinion which I share. There is basically nothing wrong with this podcast, except I could use more of Sal complaining about his family, that stuff is “gold, Jerry, gold!” Separate but related, my only complaint is with Traina Thoughts. Typos like ‘Jim Nance his a man of his word’ are all too common. You need to fire your editor, if you even have one. You would think a professional website like SI.com would want to be better.

Ross MacLochness ,

Red Zone Double Secret Insider

Jimmy - Sad to learn you don’t like watching NFL RedZone or late field goals in three possession games (fyi: there were no Panther FG attempts against the Bengals in WK9). I will however make sure not to sell any extra points to Scott Hanson in non-competitive games, if you abstain from all future wrestling conversations or any topic related to wrestling in any way, shape or form. Love the podcast and Traina Thoughts with Sal!

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