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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.

    Jim Miller on HBO History

    Jim Miller on HBO History

    Episode 367 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with author James Andrew Miller, who has a new book out about all things HBO.
    Miller talks about how "The Sopranos" first episode did not screen well with test audiences, the struggles that James Gandolfini went through and how a big curveball was thrown at the show's "Pine Barrens" episode.
    Miller also discusses the behind-the-scenes problems with "The Larry Sanders Show," why HBO was the perfect fit for Larry David and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and why "House of Cards" and "The Crown" had an impact on HBO.
    Before we talk about the book, "Tinderbox," Miller discusses how ESPN is feeling about the success of the "ManningCast," whether he think executives will try to tinker with the format and whether we may see less guests on the show in future.
    The podcast closes with the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York discuss the college football coaching circus and why it's kinda gross, how the Lakers caused the end of Will Ferrell's friendship with Adam McKay, the Mount Rushmore of HBO shows and this week's episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    All-Traina Thoughts Thanksgiving Edition

    All-Traina Thoughts Thanksgiving Edition

    Episode 366 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is an all-Traina Thoughts edition.
    This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about the new Hulu documentary, "Janet," which goes in-depth on the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show with Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and the infamous wardrobe malfunction. What did the doc do well? What was the most frustrating aspect of the doc? What are the biggest takeaways from the doc? Who was the biggest villain in the entire scandal?
    In addition, Jimmy and Sal talk about how it's enough with the Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving, what new tradition the NFL needs to start on Thanksgiving weekend and how we squeeze in the games while also trying to deal with family on the holiday. Jimmy and Sal also reveal their favorite Thanksgiving dishes, the truth about turkey and the key to stuffing.
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    • 50 min
    Kenny Mayne + Traina Thoughts

    Kenny Mayne + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 365 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Kenny Mayne.
    The longtime ESPN personality talks about his May departure from the World Wide Leader after 27 years there. Months later, how does he feel about what went down, does he have regrets revealing that ESPN asked him to take a 61 percent pay cut and how weird was it to do shows after announcing he was leaving. He also discusses how he navigated being political on social media while trying to follow ESPN's guidelines and which tweets got him in trouble during his time at the company. 
    Mayne also gives us an update on what he's doing now and what he will do going forward, whether a sports-themed type of "Daily Show" can work, how he's doing with bitcoin, what he told Aaron Rodgers after the Packers quarterback got Covid and much more.
    The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about big news for Sal, Steph Curry getting "MVP" chants on the road, the Tom Brady docuseries, "Man In the Arena," the new, in-season edition of "Hard Knocks" and Episode 4 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    WWE's Becky Lynch + The Ringer's Kevin Clark

    WWE's Becky Lynch + The Ringer's Kevin Clark

    Episode 364 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.
    First up is WWE superstar, Becky Lynch. The wrestler known as "The Man," talks about her upcoming Survivor Series match with Charlotte Flair and the real-life heat between the two. Lynch talks about the duo not being friends anymore and not trusting her despite having a huge match against her. Lynch also talks about returning to her job after having a baby, bringing her baby to the arena for all her shows, if she ever thought she wouldn't come back and what it was like when fan reaction went from jubilation to anger when she made a surprise return at SummerSlam.
    Following Lynch, The Ringer's Kevin Clark joins the podcast to discuss a variety of topics including why Jim Nantz sent him a 1/4 zip polo, the success of the ManningCast, fallout from Aaron Rodgers' interviews with Pat McAfee, the genius of Bill Belichick, the problems with the Chiefs, ESPN's documentary series on Tom Brady and more.
    The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about an Instagram prank gone wrong by Jimmy, the Nikola Jokic-Markieff Morris incident, getting burned by spoilers, Episode 3 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and much more.
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Al Michaels On His Future, the ManningCast & More

    Al Michaels On His Future, the ManningCast & More

    Episode 363 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Al Michaels.
    The voice of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" addresses reports that he's headed to Amazon to call "Thursday Night Football" next season. Michaels also talks about how he views certain games on the Sunday night schedule, the wildest games he's called, his old feud with Boomer Esiason, the good and bad from the Dennis Miller years on "Monday Night Football" and his thoughts on the success of the ManningCast.
    Michaels also talks about steakhouses, his favorite sides and why he puts ketchup on his steaks.
    The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about the Aaron Rodgers-Covid saga, whether Von Miller was traded because of a Halloween party, highlights of the last ManningCast, Episode 2 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and the revelation that Tony died in the final episode of "The Sopranos."
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Chris Long + Traina Thoughts

    Chris Long + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 362 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with NFL Super Bowl champion Chris Long. The former Ram, Patriot and Eagle, who currently hosts the Green Light Podcast and is a host on Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football pregame show, talks about a recent trip to Vegas, why it’s bad to gamble on Saturdays, the best NFL matchup of the season, appearing on the ManningCast, Tom Brady giving us a lot of personality post Bill Belichick and much more.
    Following Long, is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment with Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York. Topics covered include college football’s ridiculous overtime rules, whether there is any buzz for the Braves-Astros World Series, the season premiere of “Curb Your Enthusiasm and more.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

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