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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.

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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.

    Linda Cohn and Brian Gewirtz

    Linda Cohn and Brian Gewirtz

    Episode 401 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.First up is ESPN's Linda Cohn, who just signed a new deal with the network. Cohn shares stories about anchoring "SportsCenter" for the past 30 years, talks about how some anchors were unhappy about the network introducing the "Bottom Line" during "SportsCenter and how she almost lost the gig after two years because her bosses weren't happy with her performance. Cohn also discusses her love of hockeyFollowing Cohn, former WWE head writer Brian Gewirtz joins the podcast. Gewirtz who has a new book titled, "There's Just One Problem...," wrote "Monday Night Raw" and "SmackDown" from 1999 to 2012 and shares stories about his time working for Vince McMahon and writing promos and storylines for The Rock, Mick Foley, Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle and more. Gewirtz, who currently works for Dwayne Johnson's "Seven Buck Productions," also explains how he developed a relationship with The Rock.The podcast closes with the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata, from WFAN and SNY in New York, talk about "Hard Knocks," why you can't do back-to-back naps and Jimmy offers a TV recommendation
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    Celebrating Our 400th Episode + Alan Sepinwall on Summer TV

    Celebrating Our 400th Episode + Alan Sepinwall on Summer TV

    This week's "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is a celebration of the show's 400th episode.Jimmy is joined by his weekly guest, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York, to talk about the history of the "SI Media Podcast," reminisce about Jimmy taking over as host after Richard Deitsch left "Sports Illustrated," and discuss how the podcast has evolved over the years. Jimmy also takes time to thank several people, including his audience, for helping the podcast roll along.Jimmy also reads the latest "SI Media Podcast" reviews that listeners have written on Apple.This edition of the "SI Media Podcast" also features an interview with Alan Sepinwall, the Chief TV Critic for "Rolling Stone." Sepinwall gives is recommendations for what TV shows you should be watching this summer and goes in depth on "The Bear," "The Rehearsal" and "Succession." Sepinwall also shares his memories of Tony Siricio and "The Sopranos" character he played, Paulie Walnuts."
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    John Ourand and Dave Meltzer

    John Ourand and Dave Meltzer

    Episode 399 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.First up is John Ourand from "Sports Business Journal." Ourand talks about whether Charles Barkley will join the LIV Golf Tour and the chances of Barkley possibly leaving Turner Sports and "Inside the NBA." In addition, Ourand discusses the latest news on which streaming service will land NFL Sunday Ticket, what will happen to bars and restaurants when Sunday Ticket goes to streaming and how DirecTV will be affected by losing Sunday Ticket.Following Ourand, Dave Metlzer from the Wrestling Observer joins the podcast to share his insight on Vince McMahon retiring from WWE. Why did McMahon retired now? Is there any chance McMahon will be back? What changes can fans expect with Paul Leveque, aka Triple H, in charge of the creative? Where does Vince' son, Shane, stand right now? When will fans see changes to the TV product?The podcast wraps up with the weekly "Traina Thoughts' segment with Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss the Radio Hall of Fame, the discontinuation of the Choco Taco ice cream treat, the most amount of money they'd pay for a concert and much more
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    Peter Schrager on Sean McVay, Zach Wilson, & Changes at GMFB

    Peter Schrager on Sean McVay, Zach Wilson, & Changes at GMFB

    Episode 398 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with NFL insider, Peter Schrager of NFL Network and Fox Sports.Schrager talks about the changes at "Good Morning Football" with Jamie Erdhal set to take over for Kay Adams as host, how the pandemic affected the show and why August is such a big month for GMFB.Schrager, who is close with Sean McVey, discusses how close the Rams coach was to leaving the sidelines for a job with Amazon calling "Thursday Night Football" and shares some behind-the-scenes stories about attending McVay's recent wedding.Other topics covered during the episode include: The reaction to the Zach Wilson story, current NFL players who would make good broadcasters, ESPN's docuseries on Derek Jeter, the death of the comedy genre in movies, "Succession," and much more
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    James Andrew Miller on Adam Schefter, Matthew Berry & More

    James Andrew Miller on Adam Schefter, Matthew Berry & More

    Episode 397 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with author, reporter and podcast host, James Andrew Miller.Miller talks about the recent "Washington Post" feature story on Adam Schefter in which colleagues anonymously bashed the NFL reporter. Miller also shares insight on Matthew Berry's surprising departure from ESPN, what will happen with the Big Ten college football television rights and LIV golf's broadcast future and more. Miller also shares his thoughts and a behind-the-scenes story on Tony Sirico of the "The Sopranos" as well as opinions on the recent Emmy nominations.Following Miller, is the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment with Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss the passing of Sirico and the great Paulie Walnuts character, ESPN's upcoming docuseries on Derek Jeter and the Zach Wilson saga. Jimmy also reads recent "SI Media Podcast" reviews
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    Brian Windhorst on Going Viral, LeBron, KD & More

    Brian Windhorst on Going Viral, LeBron, KD & More

    Episode 396 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with ESPN NBA reporter Brian Windhorst.Windhorst talks about his experience of going viral after a clip of him speculating about a possible Utah Jazz trade on "First Take" went viral. Did he know Rudy Gobert was going to be traded when he talked about Utah's "strange" trade of Royce O'Neale? Did producers say anything to him during his lengthy segment? What was his reaction when Gobert did get traded? Did he have a favorite meme?Windhorst also discusses his relationship with LeBron James, the one question he'd like to ask LeBron, the one question he'd like to ask Kevin Durant, whether he feels competitive with Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania and much more.Following Windhorst, is the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment with Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York. Jimmy and Sal discuss Jimmy's hatred of the hot dog eating contest, college realignment in college football, Kevin Durant's trade request and Jimmy's day trying New Haven, Connecticut's very overrated pizza
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Customer Reviews

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Must Listen Pod!

To demonstrate how great Jimmy and this podcast is, he took all the anti-wrestling “it is scripted” feedback and booked a wrestling writer on the show. I hate wrestling but gotta respect the next level, genius move (maybe a slight troll job) on his part. This podcast is always a must listen! Best part is Jimmy and Sal at the end of every episode. Just need a live show from Maureen’s and Sal to scream “I’m a pro” when Jimmy questions his third order of stuffed french toast, and of course end with, “Thanks for the question, Jimmy”.

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