200 episodes

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.

    Steve Levy and Jeff Garlin

    Steve Levy and Jeff Garlin

    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 much more. Levy also discusses ESPN getting back in the NHL game and his role on hockey coverage this season. Levy also reminisces about his famous "SportsCenter" slip up, his favorite "SportsCenter moments and his days working at WFAN.
    Following Levy, Jeff Carlin from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" joins the podcast. Garlin talks about the new season of the HBO comedy, which actor breaks the most when filming, whether "Curb" could work anywhere but HBO, why the show isn't going to do much on Covid, how much of a scene is on the outline the actors get, his favorite "Curb" season and much more.
    The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about why this is the best time of year for a sports fan, the Yankees retaining Aaron Boone, whether "Curb" should do shows about Covid and more.
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    John Ourand and Alan Sepinwall

    John Ourand and Alan Sepinwall

    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 wild-card game and how Peyton and Eli Manning's alternate broadcast fits in. Ourand also updates us on where things stand regarding the future of the NFL Sunday Ticket contract and whether DirecTV's run is over.
    Following Ourand, Alan Sepinwall, the Chief TV Critic for "Rolling Stone" joins the podcast to talk about the "Many Saints of Newark," "Squid Game," Jon Stewart's new AppleTV show, "Seinfeld's" syndication deals and much more.
    The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about Jimmy trying to book Larry David for the SI Media Podcast, Sal's NFL Sunday getting ruined and much more.
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Kyle Brandt on auditioning with Peyton and Eli, Wall Streeters and more

    Kyle Brandt on auditioning with Peyton and Eli, Wall Streeters and more

    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 about Nate Burleson leaving "Good Morning Football," his "10 Questions" podcast and pushing the envelope on air.
    In addition, Bradt pulls back the curtain on his "Wall Streeters" segment in which he and Peter Schrager transform into Jared and Trent. How many people write the sketch? How much is it rehearsed? What is it like to get up for and then come down from the sketch.
    Following Brandt is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about the Urban Meyer mess, ESPN naming Mike Greenberg the host of "NBA Countdown," the "Sopranos" prequel movie, "The Many Saints of Newark" and more.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    ESPN's Stephen A. Smith

    ESPN's Stephen A. Smith

    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 rotating cast of characters.
    Smith also shares his philosophy on what makes a good sports debate, on criticizing athletes and on what the sports media business is all about. The energetic personality also discusses the importance of credibility and why his resume is important for what he does.
    Smith also reveals that when his contract with ESPN is up in four-years, his goal will be to host a late-night talk show. Does this mean he'll leave the sports world? He answers that question and many more.
    Following Smith is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY read the latest "SI Media Podcast" reviews on Apple, talk about the highly anticipated Brady vs. Belichick matchup, Week 3 of the Peyton and Eli Show, the upcoming "Sopranos" movie, the best "Curb Your Enthusiasm" scenes and more.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan and Andrew Marchand

    Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan and Andrew Marchand

    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 also talks about why one particular night in his WWE career was so special to him, what he makes of the AEW vs. WWE narrative and much more.
    Following Danielson, Andrew Marchand, sports media columnist for the "New York Post," joins the podcast. Marchand and Traina discuss the success of the Peyton and Eli Manning alternate "Monday Night Football" telecast, Al Michaels joining Amazon to call Thursday Night Football, the return of Gus Johnson to the NFL and much more.
    Following Marchand is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY read the latest "SI Media Podcast" reviews on Apple, talk about about the NFL's taunting rule, why Sal hates laptops and much more.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal

    Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal

    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 and which former players stood out for their performances in the show.Kimmel also talks about his time on FOX's NFL pregame show, how much Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long hated him and almost getting voted off the "NFL on FOX."Other topics discussed include why the '80s were the best decade, what Kimmel's mentality is doing a late-night show during the age of streaming, the one guest he'd like to have on his show, his reaction to going viral, which question he hates being asked.Following Romo is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY read the latest "SI Media Podcast" reviews on Apple, reveal about Week 1 NFL television observations, give credit to Tom Brady for being right about a big issue and talk about the MTV Video Music Awards.
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
795 Ratings

795 Ratings

Billy Rose Jr ,

Must listen!

Jimmy is a great host who can make any conversation interesting. Elite lineup of guests, electric content, one of the best in the game

Dan Corrado ,

Easy 5 stars, despite the fact that…

Jimmy will never watch Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, The Deer Hunter, Born on the Fourth of July, Hurt Locker, Thank You For Your Service, Glory, and Casualties of War.

In all seriousness, it’s a fantastic pod.

DocLouIowa ,

Great show. Love the Sal segment

. When are you getting Follow the Money hosts on from VSIN.

Stephen A. Interview was excellent

Maybe you would like Saving Ryan’s Privates. Porn version.

Luis
Mt Pleasant, Iowa.

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