Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

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Welcome to the SI 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.


Dan Orlovsky and Andrew Marchand
Feb 12 • 66 min
Episode 275 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is ESPN football analyst, Dan Orlovsky. The former NFL QB talks about NFL teams having interest in him for coaching positions, what he tries to do for viewers while…
Bryan Curtis of The Ringer
Feb 5 • 50 min
Episode 274 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Bryan Curtis, Editor-at-Large with the Ringer. Curtis, who covers media, talks about the ratings for Super Bowl LIV, Joe Buck and the halftime show. Curtis also discusses a…
Kevin Harlan
Jan 27 • 48 min
Episode 273 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Kevin Harlan. The veteran play-by-play will call Super Bowl LIV for Westwood One radio. He also has the call of the Lakers’ first game after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. He…
Brent Musburger and Chris Long
Jan 22 • 71 min
Episode 272 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is the legendary Brent Musburger to discuss all things Super Bowl betting. How should we view the Niners? What is the action in Vegas looking like? Which prop bets are…
Curt Menefee
Jan 15 • 48 min
Episode 271 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with “FOX NFL Sunday” host, Curt Menefee. With FOX airing the Super Bowl this season, Menfee talks about the challenges of doing an extra long pregame show and whether he gets…
Jim Miller
Jan 9 • 44 min
Episode 270 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with reporter/author, Jim Miller. Miller talks about the future of “Monday Night Football,” what ESPN’s mindset is regarding the booth of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland, how…
Worst kinda of tweets + Jimmy’s dad
Dec 30, 2019 • 26 min
In the final Sports Illustrated Media Podcast of 2019, host Jimmy Traina looks back at some of the best guests and moments from the past year, gives his Top 10 Worst Tweets and chats with his tech-challenged dad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Year-In-Review with Andrew Marchand and John Ourand
Dec 17, 2019 • 87 min
Episode 268 of the SI Media Podcast is a special Year in Review show with “New York Post” sports media columnist Andrew Marchand and “Sports Business Journal” sports media reporter, John Ourand. Along with host, Jimmy Traina, the Marchand and Ourand recap…
Kyle Brandt
Dec 11, 2019 • 68 min
Episode 267 of the SI Media Podcast features a conversation with Kyle Brandt from the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.” Brandt talks about the evolution of his popular “Angry Runs” segment, the importance of always being supportive of his fellow…
SI’s Jenny Vrentas on 2019 SI Sportsperson of the Year Megan Rapinoe
Dec 9, 2019 • 34 min
Jimmy tosses this bonus episode to Grant Wahl who talks to SI senior writer Jenny Vrentas about her new Sportsperson of the Year story on Megan Rapinoe—the sports figure who made the most lasting impression of 2019. They talk about Rapinoe’s athletic and…
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio
Dec 5, 2019 • 60 min
Episode 268 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Pro Football Talk creator, Mike Florio. Florio talks about how the popular website got started, going from no staffers to five staffers, why he hasn’t changed the site’s…
ESPN’s Katie Nolan
Nov 26, 2019 • 67 min
Episode 267 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s Katie Nolan. Nolan talks about what goes into making her weekly show, “Always Late with Katie Nolan,” whether she prefers doing monologues or comedy, why her podcasts run so long, her…
FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt
Nov 20, 2019 • 49 min
Episode 266 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst, Joel Klatt. Klatt discusses why he hates calling blowouts, whether an analyst can get too deep into X’s and O’s, what it’s like to…
Ben Strauss and Sean Grande
Nov 13, 2019 • 79 min
Episode 265 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features interviews with “Washington Post” sports media reporter Ben Strauss and the radio voice of the Boston Celtics, Sean Grande. Strauss and host Jimmy Traina go around the horn on a variety of…
Kay Adams & Chris Long + Andrew Marchand
Nov 6, 2019 • 83 min
Episode 264 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up, Kay Adams and Chris Long, who co-host Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football pregame show, “NFL Next, join the podcast for a free-wheeling conversation on everything…
Andrew Siciliano and Renee Young
Oct 30, 2019 • 83 min
Episode 263 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features interviews with Andrew Siciliano and Renee Young. Siciliano talks about his role as NFL RedZone host, understanding that RedZone isn’t for everyone, what his typical Sunday is like, how RedZone…
ESPN’s Bomani Jones
Oct 23, 2019 • 60 min
Episode 262 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s Bomani Jones. The “High Noon” co-host discusses why he being too smart isn’t good television, why he loves radio more than any other form of media, what the NBA/China…
SI Legal Analyst, Michael McCann
Oct 16, 2019 • 41 min
Episode 261 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with SI.com legal analyst, Michael McCann, about many of the latest stories dominating the sports landscape. McCann shares his legal expertise on the NBA/China/Hong Kong controversy…
Michael Mulvihill and Conrad Thompson
Oct 10, 2019 • 68 min
Episode 260 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a pair of interviews. First up is Michael Mulvihill, FOX Sports Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy. Mulvihill is FOX’s ratings guru and he discussed why the NFL and its pregame shows…
WWE’s Triple H
Oct 2, 2019 • 34 min
Episode 259 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Paul Levesque, aka, Triple H. The WWE EVP of Talent, Live Events and Creative, discusses the company’s TV changes, how they got The Rock to come back for SmackDown’s debut on…
Matthew Berry and John Ourand
Sep 25, 2019 • 65 min
Episode 257 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is “Sports Business Journal” media reporter, John Ourand. Ourand and host Jimmy Traina discuss the reasons for an increase in ratings for NFL pregame shows, the return…
Troy Aikman
Sep 18, 2019 • 54 min
Episode 256 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Troy Aikman. FOX’s lead NFL analyst talks about the league’s major officiating problem (he called it ‘nauseating’), working with Joe Buck for nearly 20 years, how he’s adjusted…
Ryen Russillo
Sep 11, 2019 • 51 min
Episode 255 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Ryen Russillo. The Ringer’s newest hire talks about leaving ESPN to join Bill Simmons’ company, why he had to make the move and not being appreciated for his numbers at ESPN.…
Rich Eisen and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo
Sep 3, 2019 • 81 min
Episode 254 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is NFL Network host, Rich Eisen, who talks about the stunning Andrew Luck retirement, the crowded NFL pregame show arena, how to interview someone you don’t want to…
Peter King, Bob Ley, Ann Killion, Dave Sims
Aug 28, 2019 • 51 min
Sports Illustrated’s Jacob Feldman fills in for Jimmy Traina by hosting a roundtable discussion with Peter King, Bob Ley, Ann Killion and Dave Sims at the National Sports Media Awards ceremony about their careers and the state of sports media. Learn more…
ESPN’s Chris Fowler
Aug 21, 2019 • 38 min
Episode 252 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s Chris Fowler. The versatile broadcaster talks about calling all four tennis majors for ESPN, what makes the U.S Open special and why tennis has problems despite this…
Jim Miller
Aug 15, 2019 • 41 min
Episode 251 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with author, journalist and podcast host, Jim Miller. During the episode, Miller and host Jimmy Traina discuss Ed Werder getting re-hired by ESPN, fallout from the Dan Le Batard…
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Aug 7, 2019 • 35 min
Episode 240 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with WWE legend, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. The man known as the Texas Rattlesnake talks about hosting his new interview, show, “Straight Up Steve Austin,’ getting mani/pedis, his love of…
John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, plus ‘Hard Knocks’ executive producer, Ken Rodgers
Jul 31, 2019 • 60 min
Episode 239 features two interviews. First up, the radio voices of the New York Yankees, John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman join the show to talk about their long runs with the Yankees, their popularity with Bombers fans, their ‘Ma and Pa Pinstripe’ nickname…
Andrew Marchand on Dan Le Batard vs. ESPN
Jul 23, 2019 • 50 min
On episode 238 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, New York Post sports media reporter, Andrew Marchand, joins the show to talk about the controversy surrounding ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, who blasted his own network and President Donald Trump on a recent…
John Ourand on the NFL’s broadcasting future
Jul 17, 2019 • 41 min
Episode 238 of the Sports Illustrated Podcast features an interview with “Sports Business Journal’s” John Ourand. The sports media reporter discusses the NFL’s broadcasting future, when he expects the league to end DirecTV’s exclusive hold on the “Sunday…
ESPN NBA Reporter Ramona Shelburne
Jul 10, 2019 • 47 min
Episode 237 of the Sports Illustrated Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. The senior NBA writer talks about what it’s like to cover and report on free agency, how careful reporters need to be about sourcing, why there was so much…
Joe Buck
Jul 3, 2019 • 58 min
Episode 236 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with FOX Sports’ Joe Buck. The play-by-play man talked about calling the Yankees-Red Sox series in London, what he’d like to see MLB do to add excitement to the All-Star Game, how Jim Nantz’s…
Seth Rollins, Jason Barrett
Jun 25, 2019 • 54 min
Episode 235 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, who had pulled no punches addressing critics of the company’s current product, including his good friend Dean Ambrose. Rollins also opened…
Scott Van Pelt
Jun 19, 2019 • 52 min
Episode 234 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. The “SportsCenter” host talks about what it’s like doing live shows immediately following the NBA Finals, how much of a rush he still gets from live TV,…
Greg Wyshynski, Rich O’Malley
Jun 12, 2019 • 59 min
Episode 233 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with ESPN NHL Senior Writer, Greg Wyshynski. Greg talks about joining ESPN two years ago after a very lengthy career running Yahoo’s “Puck Daddy” blog, his…
Darren Rovell and Andrew Marchand
Jun 5, 2019 • 71 min
Episode 232 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features interviews with Action Network Senior Executive Producer, Darren Rovell and New York Post sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand. Rovell discusses the blowback he got from spoiling the end of…
Washington Post Sports Media Reporter, Ben Strauss
May 31, 2019 • 46 min
Episode 231 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with “Washington Post’ sports media reporter, Ben Strauss. During the podcast, Strauss and host Jimmy Traina discuss the recent sale of Sports Illustrated to Authentic Brands Group,…
Chris Long and Grant Wahl
May 22, 2019 • 68 min
Episode 230 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with newly retired NFL star, Chris Long and a chat with SI senior writer, Grant Wahl.Long discusses his love for ‘Game of Thrones, recapping each episode for SI.com during the final…
Chad Finn and Bryan Curtis
May 15, 2019 • 73 min
Episode 229 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is Boston Globe sports media columnist, Chad Finn. He discusses a variety of topics with host Jimmy Traina, including NBA playoff ratings, what ESPN should do about…
NBA broadcaster, Mike Breen
May 8, 2019 • 59 min
Episode 228 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s lead NBA play-by-play man, Mike Breen. The veteran broadcaster talks about what his season is like calling national games for ESPN and local games for the Knicks. He…
Ian Rapoport
May 1, 2019 • 47 min
Episode 227 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with NFL Network Insider, Ian Rapoport. The information man talks about his relationship with Adam Schefter, the scoop he missed out on that irritates him the most, all the fake Ian…
Jim Nantz
Apr 25, 2019 • 79 min
Episode 226 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Jim Nantz of CBS Sports. So far in 2019, the veteran play-by-play man has called an epic AFC title game between the Patriots and Chiefs, one of the most boring Super Bowls of…
Ben Strauss and Andrew Marchand
Apr 17, 2019 • 64 min
Episode 225 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features interviews with two sports media reporters. First up is Ben Strauss of the “Washington Post.” Then, Andrew Marchand of the “New York Post” joins the show.Strauss discusses CBS’ Masters coverage…
Ray Ratto + MLB Network’s Robert Flores and Lauren Shehadi
Apr 10, 2019 • 83 min
Episode 224 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is a conversation with columnist, Ray Ratto. Following Ratto, MLB Network’s Lauren Shehadi and Robert Flores join the podcast. Ratto talks about being laid off from his…
Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks and ‘Wrestling Observer” publisher, Dave Meltzer
Apr 3, 2019 • 60 min
Episode 223 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features interviews with Bleacher Report host, Taylor Rooks and Wrestling Observer publisher and found, Dave Meltzer. Rooks talks about her new Web interview show, “Take It There with Taylor Rooks,” what…
Darren Rovell of the Action Network
Mar 27, 2019 • 67 min
Episode 222 of the “Sports Illustrated Media Podcast” features an interview with Darren Rovell, Senior Executive Producer for the Action Network. Rovell talks about whether it was difficult to leave ESPN for the Action Network, the challenges of working…
Bill Raftery - CBS/Turner college basketball analyst
Mar 20, 2019 • 76 min
Episode 221 of the Sports Illustrated Podcast features an interview with legendary CBS/Turner college basketball analyst, Bill Raftery. The man who has been calling college hoops for 33 years talked about his various catchphrases, the challenges with…
Andrew Marchand and Roman Reigns
Mar 14, 2019 • 57 min
Episode 220 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with “New York Post” sports columnist, Andrew Marchand, and WWE superstar Roman Reigns. Marchand and host Jimmy Traina discuss FOX’s new college football pregame show, featuring…
Jim Miller
Mar 6, 2019 • 45 min
Episode 219 features an interview with journalist, author and podcast host, Jim Miller. The man who literally wrote the book on ESPN talks about ESPN being blindsided by Jason Witten’s departure, what ESPN’s plan is for the ”Monday Night Football” booth,…
Jon Weiner, aka Stugotz
Feb 27, 2019 • 60 min
Episode 218 features an interview with Jon Weiner, aka Stugotz from ESPN’s “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.” The radio host and new podcast host (“Stupodity”) gives the backstory on his nickname, talks about how he linked up with Le Batard, the…
“BizNasty” Paul Bissionnette
Feb 20, 2019 • 56 min
Episode 217 of the Sports Illlustrated media podcast features an interview with Paul “BizNasty” Bissonnette about his transition from hockey player/Twitter icon to sports media star. The man known as “Biz,” talks about juggling his job as a host on…
John Ourand
Feb 13, 2019 • 45 min
Episode 216 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with “Sports Business Journal” reporter John Ourand about all the latest sports media news. Topics include Bob Costas’ revealing interview with “E:60” about…
Adnan Virk firing plus a recap of CBS’ Super Bowl LIII telecast
Feb 4, 2019 • 42 min
Episode 215 features an interview with New York Post sports reporter Andrew Marchand, who broke the story about ESPN firing personality, Adnan Virk. Marchand shares all the details behind the surprising incident and explains how it all went down, what…
Steve Carell & Brent Musburger
Jan 28, 2019 • 48 min
Episode 214 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with actor Steve Carell, who talks about “The Office” and more. The man who played Michael Scott shares secrets about the “Basketball” episode, talks about what it was like to film…
Sports Media Columnist Andrew Marchand & Rolling Stone’s Alan Sepinwall
Jan 23, 2019 • 60 min
Episode 213 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two conversations. First up, New York Post sports media columnist and reporter, Andrew Marchand joins the show to talk about Tony Romo’s call of the AFC Championship, the big payday that awaits…
Life Philosophy & Broadcasting with Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton
Jan 16, 2019 • 43 min
Episode 212 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN college basketball analyst Bill Walton. The self-proclaimed Dead Head drops life philosophy, discusses his broadcasting career, talks about being pain-free after…
FOX’s Joe Buck joins & Jim Ross looks back on the life of Mean Gene Okerlund
Jan 9, 2019 • 70 min
Episode 211 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features interviews with FOX’s Joe Buck and legendary WWE announcer,Jim Ross. Buck talks about the fallout from botching Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s name, how his year went calling two games each week, why…
“The Office” Roundtable with Alan Sepinwall of Rolling Stone and former MLB Pitcher Dan Haren
Jan 2, 2019 • 47 min
Episode 210 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a roundtable discussion about “The Office.” Rolling Stone chief TV critic, Alan Sepinwall and former MLB pitcher and “Office” superfan, Dan Haren, join Jimmy to talk about the popular show. In…
2018’s Best Sports Movies, TV Shows, and More
Dec 24, 2018 • 109 min
Jimmy’s taking the week off for the holidays, so Sports Illustrated podcast producer Harry Swartout gathered up the SI team to recommend their favorite movies, tv shows, books and more from 2018. Television Recommendations 0:00-28:00 Best of the Rest…
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and Jimmy takes your phone calls
Dec 19, 2018 • 87 min
Episode 208 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis and a segment dedicated to listener phone calls. Curtis talks about his recent piece on FOX outbidding CBS for the rights to the NFL package in 1993.…
2018 Year In Review
Dec 12, 2018 • 87 min
Episode 207 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast is a Year-In-Review episode featuring John Ourand from “Sports Business Journal” and Andrew Marchand of the “New York Post.” The roundtable discussion covers the Biggest Sports Media Story of 2018, the…
Bill Burr
Dec 5, 2018 • 67 min
Episode 206 of the Sports Illustrated Podcast features an interview with comedian Bill Burr. The conversation covers everything from sports to comedy to current events. Burr details what it it’s like to be a comedian in this hyper politically correct…
Blake Griffin on comedy, social media and playing in Detroit
Nov 28, 2018 • 40 min
Episode 205 of the Sports Illustrated Podcast features an interview with Blake Griffin. The NBA star talks about being a media mogul and balancing his on-court life with his off-court projects. He also discusses his trade to Detroit and whether he is…
The Athletic college football writer Stewart Mandel on the state of the sports media business, working for a subscription website and exchanging MySpace messages with The Office’s Jenna Fischer
Nov 21, 2018 • 54 min
Episode 204 of the Sports Illustrated Podcast features an interview with Stewart Mandel, formerly of SI.com and FOX Sports and current Editor-In-Chief for The Athletic’s college football coverage. The longtime writer discusses what it’s like to work for a…
Ian Eagle shares Bill Raftery stories, talks Marv Albert and more
Nov 14, 2018 • 53 min
Episode 203 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Ian Eagle of CBS Sports and Turner Sports. The versatile broadcaster shares some hilarious Bill Raftery stories, talks about his longevity behind the microphone, discusses…
What do the Cowboys do with Jason Garrett? Rams vs. Chiefs, Browns are gonna Brown and Remembering Dr. Z with Peter Schrager of FOX Sports & Good Morning Football on NFL Network
Nov 8, 2018 • 36 min
Episode 202 of the Sports Illustrated Sports Media Podcast features a conversation about football and sports media with the NFL Network’s Peter Schrager. The “Good Morning Football” host, who also works for FOX on Sundays, talks about how he navigates his…
ESPN’s Tony Reali opens up about navigating life’s ups and downs, the changes coming to Around the Horn and more
Oct 31, 2018 • 84 min
Episode 201 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an in-depth interview with ESPN’s Tony Reali, who discusses the many ups and downs of his life and maintaining his infectiously positive attitude. On the professional side, Reali talks about his…
Rich Eisen and Andrew Marchand
Oct 24, 2018 • 58 min
Episode 200 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, who talks about calling a London game with a four-man booth, the most exciting teams in the NFL this season, ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast, LeBron taking…
Andrew Marchand of The New York Post
Oct 17, 2018 • 27 min
Episode 199 of the SI Media Podcast tackles a variety of sports media stories that have made headlines lately. “New York Post” sports media columnist Andrew Marchand joins the show to talk about the MLB playoff crews for TBS and FS1, Vin Scully’s refusal…
WWE Legend John Cena
Oct 10, 2018 • 87 min
Episode 198 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with WWE superstar, actor and author, John Cena. The 16-time world champion talks about why he wrote “Elbow Grease,” a new children’s picture book about perseverance and believing in yourself. We…
John Ourand & Brian Anderson
Oct 3, 2018 • 63 min
Episode 197 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is “Sports Business Journal” media reporter, John Ourand to discuss the NFL getting a ratings bump this season, what’s behind that and whether the numbers will continue…
Monday Night Football’s Joe Tessitore
Sep 26, 2018 • 65 min
Episode 196 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s Joe Tessitore. The “Monday Night Football” play-by-play man talks about his new job, developing a relationship with his partners, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland, the…
Rolling Stone chief TV critic Alan Sepinwall & New York Post sports media columnist Andrew Marchand
Sep 20, 2018 • 81 min
Episode 195 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with Rolling Stone chief TV critic, Alan Sepinwall and an interview with New York Post sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand. Sepinwall, who has written a book about “The…
Gus Johnson
Sep 13, 2018 • 49 min
Episode 194 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with FOX’s lead college football and college basketball play-by-play man, Gus Johnson. The popular broadcaster talks about why he left social media, how he got started in the business, what he…
Joe Thomas & Kyle Brandt
Sep 6, 2018 • 59 min
Episode 193 of the SI Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is former Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas, who talks about transitioning into sports media, auditioning for analyst jobs at ESPN and FOX, whether he regrets retiring before he could…
Ryen Russillo
Aug 30, 2018 • 65 min
Episode 192 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with Ryen Russillo, who just announced he’ll be doing podcasts for The Ringer as well as ESPN. Russillo talks about how his deals with both companies came about, what his mindset was like when he…
Dale Hansen
Aug 23, 2018 • 79 min
Episode 191 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with Dallas sportscaster and viral video star, Dale Hansen. The 70-year-old Hansen, who works for WFAA, discusses his monologues on Jerry Jones, the national anthem controversy, the Cowboys signing…
Andrew Marchand of the New York Post
Aug 17, 2018 • 35 min
Episode 190 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with New York Post sports media reporter, Andrew Marchand, who broke the story that ESPN wants to expand Chris Berman’s role for the upcoming NFL season. In addition to discussing what role Berman…
The cast of “Good Morning Football”
Aug 9, 2018 • 48 min
Episode 189 of the SI Sports Media Podcast features an interview with the entire cast of the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.” Kay Adams, Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt talk about how the show got put together, how they strike a…
Ken Rodgers and Andrew Marchand
Aug 2, 2018 • 72 min
Episode 188 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with “Hard Knocks” Senior Coordinating Producer, Ken Rodgers and a conversation with New York Post media reporter, Andrew Marchand. Rodgers previews the upcoming season of “Hard Knocks” with the…
Jenn Sterger
Jul 26, 2018 • 69 min
Episode 187 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with Jenn Sterger, who talks about everything she has done from the day Brent Musburger made her famous to today. Sterger talks about her myriad of jobs in sports media, the time she tried out to…
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler & The Long Brothers
Jul 19, 2018 • 53 min
Episode 186 of the SI Media Podcast features two interviews. The show gets started with the manager of the first-place Philadelphia Phillies, Gabe Kapler. Kapler discusses how working in the media at FOX Sports/FS1 has helped him deal with the media…
Chris Berman
Jul 12, 2018 • 69 min
Episode 185 features an interview with ESPN legend, Chris Berman. Berman talks about how his first season in 31 years without hosting “NFL Countdown” went, the legacy of “NFL Primetime,” which he co-hosted with Tom Jackson, whether or not “Primetime”…
Jim Cornette
Jul 5, 2018 • 59 min
Episode 184 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with legendary wrestling manager, promoter, booker, announcer and all-around character, Jim Cornette. The man who pulls no punches whatsoever was in the WWE from 1993 to 2005 and sheds light on…
James Andrew Miller
Jun 28, 2018 • 45 min
Episode 183 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with author, podcast host and ESPN historian, Jim Miller. Miller discusses whether ESPN is still trying to fight the narrative that it has been harmed by politics, why the NFL-ESPN relationship is…
Sports betting with Todd Fuhrman
Jun 21, 2018 • 39 min
Episode 182 of the SI Media Podcast features BetTheBoardPodcast.com co-founder, former oddsmaker at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace and co-host of SI TV’s, “The Line,” Todd Fuhrman. Fuhrman explains how World Cup soccer betting lines work, what kind of action…
SI’s Lee Jenkins on LeBron and Andrew Marchand of the NY Post
Jun 14, 2018 • 77 min
Episode 181 of the SI Media Podcast features Sports Illustrated senior writer Lee Jenkins, followed by New York Post media reporter, Andrew Marchand. Jenkins discusses the cover story he wrote for SI this week on Kevin Durant and shares insight into…
Sports Media Roundtable with Austin Karp and Michael McCarthy
Jun 7, 2018 • 53 min
Episode 180 of the SI Media Podcast features a roundtable discussion on stories in the news with “Sports Business Journal” assistant managing editor,Austin Karp and “Sporting News” media reporter, Michael McCarthy. Topics include what ABC/ESPN wants for…
Darren Rovell
May 31, 2018 • 57 min
Episode 179 of the SI Media Podcast features a wide-ranging interview with ESPN business reporter and Twitter lightning rod, Darren Rovell. Rovell shares his thoughts on the insane Bryan Colangelo “Twitter burner accounts” story, explains exactly how he…
John Sterling, SI’s Managing Editor Chris Stone & Director Jonathan Hock
May 24, 2018 • 78 min
Episode 178 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with the voice of the New York Yankees, John Sterling. The longtime radio broadcaster talks about never missing a game since getting the job in 1989, his philosophy for calling a game, his daily…
Scott Van Pelt and Brent Musburger
May 17, 2018 • 62 min
Episode 177 of the SI Media Podcast examines the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision that ruled sports betting is legal. ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt discusses how this will change the media’s coverage of gambling and explains how this will impact…
Skeets & Tas from NBA TV’s The Starters and a conversation with World Wide Wob
May 10, 2018 • 67 min
Episode 176 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas of “The Starters” on NBA TV and a conversation with NBA Twitter personality, Rob Perez, aka @World_Wide_Wob. Skeets and Tas discuss how they landed on NBA TV after…
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo
Apr 30, 2018 • 34 min
Episode 175 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with SiriusXM radio host, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo. The Doggie talks at length about his former partner, Mike Francesa, ending his retirement after four months to return to New York’s WFAN and all the…
Kevin Harlan joins and The Return of The Sports Pope with Andrew Marchand and Neil Best
Apr 24, 2018 • 75 min
Episode 174 of the SI Media Podcast features an interview with TNT NBA play-by-play man Kevin Harlan and a roundtable with media reporters Andrew Marchand of the “New York Post” and Neil Best of “Newsday” to discuss the big news of Mike Francesca’s…
Andrew Marchand and Rich Eisen
Apr 19, 2018 • 88 min
Episode 173 of the SI Media Podcast features interviews with New York Post media reporter Andrew Marchand and the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen. Marchand weighs in on the latest sports media news, including Brett Favre’s tryout for “Monday Night Football,” the…
Jeff Van Gundy and Conrad Thompson
Apr 12, 2018 • 77 min
Episode 172 of the SI Media Podcast features interviews with ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy and “Something To Wrestle With” podcast co-host, Conrad Thompson. Van Gundy talks about LeBron James’ incredible season, the upcoming playoffs, players whining…
FOX Sports Kevin Burkhardt & WWE Superstar Roman Reigns
Apr 5, 2018 • 70 min
Episode 171 of the SI Media Podcast features interviews with Kevin Burkhardt of FOX Sports and the WWE’s Roman Reigns, who will be in the main event of WrestleMania on April 8. Burkhardt discusses how he used to do play-by-play of Nintendo games as a kid…
Sportsmedia Roundtable with Chad Finn and Andrew Marchand
Mar 29, 2018 • 63 min
Episode 170 of the SI Media Podcast features a roundtable discussion with media reporters Andrew Marchand of the New York Post and Chad Finn of the Boston Globe. Among the many news stories covered: What will FOX do for a Thursday Night Football analyst…
James Andrew Miller on his interview with former ESPN President John Skipper
Mar 22, 2018 • 53 min
Episode 169 of the SI Media Podcast, ESPN historian, author and podcast host, James Andrew Miller discusses his much-talked about interview with former ESPN President John Skipper, who revealed that his departure from the company stemmed from a cocaine…
ESPN’s Louis Riddick on being candid about the NFL
Mar 8, 2018 • 58 min
Episode 168 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick. In this episode, Riddick addresses what separates a good NFL broadcaster versus an average one; how he has attempted to improve as a broadcaster; his candidness…
ESPN’s Adnan Virk and The Big Ten Network’s Dave Revsine
Mar 1, 2018 • 92 min
Episode 167 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features guests ESPN host and play by play announcer Adnan Virk and Big Ten Network lead host Dave Resvine. In this episode, Virk discusses the most well-known Canadians in American sports broadcasting;…
Cari Champion Responds to Laura Ingraham’s Comments About LeBron James, Kevin Durant
Feb 22, 2018 • 60 min
Episode 166 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN host Cari Champion, the new host of SportsNation and the “Be Honest” podcast. In this episode, Champion discusses her interview with LeBron James and Kevin Durant for her “Rolling with the…
Sports Media Roundtable with AJ Perez and John Ourand
Feb 19, 2018 • 52 min
Episode 165 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and USA Today staff writer A.J. Perez. In this podcast, the panel discusses NBC’s coverage of the Pyeongchang Games;…
The Inside Story of The Wire with Jonathan Abrams
Feb 15, 2018 • 52 min
Episode 164 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features guest Jonathan Abrams, a Bleacher Report writer and the author of the new book, “All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire.” In this podcast, Abrams discusses how he came to write an…
The fake Tom Brady story
Feb 12, 2018 • 54 min
Episode 163 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and Black Sports Online founder and editor Robert Littal. In this podcast, the group discusses the Boston Herald…
The search for Jackie Wallace
Feb 8, 2018 • 69 min
Episode 162 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Ted Jackson. In this podcast, Jackson discusses his story, The Search For Jackie Wallace, in which Jackson chronicles his four-decade relationship…
Super Bowl broadcast recap
Feb 5, 2018 • 62 min
Episode 161 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn; Black Sports Online founder and editor Robert Littal, and SI.com writer Jimmy Traina. In this podcast, the group…
ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne and Peter King
Feb 1, 2018 • 75 min
Episode 160 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two guests: ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne and The MMQB editor and NFL reporter Peter King. In this podcast, Lavigne discusses her recent ESPN Outside The Lines story on Michigan…
Sports Media Roundtable with Chad Finn, Jimmy Traina and AJ Perez
Jan 29, 2018 • 74 min
Episode 159 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and SI.com writer Jimmy Traina and USA Today writer A.J. Perez. In this podcast, the group discusses Jemele Hill leaving…
How to produce and direct a Super Bowl
Jan 25, 2018 • 44 min
Episode 158 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Fred Gaudelli, the executive producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and the network’s Thursday Night Football series and Drew Esocoff, the director of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and the…
Sport Media Roundtable with John Ourand and Neil Best
Jan 22, 2018 • 64 min
Episode 157 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and Newsday general columnist and sports media writer Neil Best. In this podcast, the group discusses the viewership potential of…
Jim Nantz on Tony Romo’s success, prepping for calling NFL, Masters and more
Jan 18, 2018 • 86 min
Episode 156 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features CBS Sports play by play announcer Jim Nantz, the network’s lead voice on the NFL, golf and college basketball. In this podcast, Nantz discusses the impact new partner Tony Romo has had on him;…
Being 30-and-Under In The Sports Media
Jan 15, 2018 • 76 min
Episode 155 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with SB Nation writer Charlotte Wilder; SI.com writer Dan Gartland, and Awful Announcing writer Andrew Bucholtz. In this podcast, the group discusses the ratings…
Katie Nolan
Jan 11, 2018 • 74 min
Episode 154 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN’s Katie Nolan, one of the hosts of SportsCenter on Snap and the host of a new ESPN Audio podcast — “Sports? with Katie Nolan.” In this podcast Nolan discusses the major differences between…
Sports Media Roundtable with Chad Finn and jimmy Traina
Jan 8, 2018 • 63 min
Episode 153 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and SI.com writer Jimmy Traina. In this podcast, the group discusses the sports media’s coverage of LaVar Ball and…
Jemele Hill
Jan 4, 2018 • 60 min
Episode 152 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Jemele Hill, the co-anchor of the 6:00 p.m. ET SportsCenter with Michael Smith (SportsCenter with Michael and Jemele). In this podcast, Hill discusses why 2017 was the most surreal year of her…
Sports Media Roundtable-Ourand, Finn, Perez
Jan 2, 2018 • 73 min
Episode 151 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a sports media roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand; Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn; and USA Today staff writer A.J. Perez. In this podcast, the group…
The Year End Roundtable
Dec 19, 2017 • 164 min
Episode 150 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an end-of-the-year sports media roundtable consisting of nine guests, split up into four segments. The guests include: Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and best-selling author…
Mike Francesa
Dec 7, 2017 • 53 min
Episode 149 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Mike Francesa, the dominant sports talk voice in the nation’s biggest market (New York City) including one half of arguably the most famous sports-talk show in history — The Mike and The Mad Dog…
Sports Media Roundtable and Omar Raja
Nov 30, 2017 • 85 min
Episode 148 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features two segments. First, a sports media roundtable with John Ourand, the media reporter for Sports Business Daily, and Chad Finn, the sports media reporter and columnist for the Boston Globe. That’s…
Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir
Nov 22, 2017 • 53 min
Episode 147 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, the lead analysts on NBC’s primetime figure skating coverage for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. In this podcast, Lipinski and Weir discuss…
Sports Media Roundtable with James Andrew Miller and John Ourand
Nov 16, 2017 • 86 min
Episode 146 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a sports media roundtable with best-selling author James Andrew Miller, the host of the podcast, “Origins,” and John Ourand, the media reporter for Sports Business Daily. In this podcast, Miller…
Geno Auriemma
Nov 9, 2017 • 42 min
Episode 145 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Geno Auriemma, the head coach for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. Auriemma recently debuted a new podcast titled: “Holding Court with Geno Auriemma.” In this podcast…
Marty Smith of ESPN and John Ourand
Nov 2, 2017 • 83 min
Episode 144 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Marty Smith, a college reporter for ESPN and the host of “Marty Smith’s America” and John Ourand, the media reporter for Sports Business Daily. In this podcast Smith discusses how he is an…
Kimberley A. Martin and Chad Millman
Oct 26, 2017 • 100 min
Episode 143 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features two guests: Kimberley A. Martin and Chad Millman. Martin will join the Washington Post in November to cover the Washington Redskins. She previously covered the Jets for Newsday and worked as a…
Sports Media Roundtable
Oct 19, 2017 • 114 min
Episode 142 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a sports media roundtable with Chad Finn, the sports media writer and general columnist for the Boston Globe and Boston.com; Jon Lewis, the creator and editor of Sports Media Watch, and Kyle…
James Andrew Miller and Sarah Kustok
Oct 11, 2017 • 122 min
Episode 142 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features two guests: the return of best-selling author James Andrew Miller, the host of the podcast, “Origins,” and Sarah Kustok, the lead television analyst for the Brooklyn Nets. In this podcast,…
Dana O’Neil of The Athletic
Oct 5, 2017 • 49 min
Episode 141 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Dana O’Neil, a senior writer for The Athletic’s national college basketball site, The Fieldhouse. In this podcast O’Neil discusses why she joined The Athletic; the state of college basketball…
ESPN basketball analyst Doris Burke
Sep 29, 2017 • 24 min
Episode 140 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features ESPN basketball analyst Doris Burke, who ESPN announced this week will serve as an analyst for ESPN regular-season NBA telecasts as well as the NBA playoffs. That makes Burke the first woman at…
Dejan Kovacevic, Paul Kuharsky & Greg Bedard
Sep 28, 2017 • 96 min
Episode 139 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features three independent sports journalists: Dejan Kovacevic, the founder, editor and writer of DKPittsburghsports.com; Paul Kuharsky, the founder and writer of PaulKuharsky.com, and Greg Bedard,…
Return of the Sports Media Roundtable
Sep 21, 2017 • 76 min
Episode 138 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a return of the sports media roundtable. The guests are Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and Andrew Bucholtz, a staff writer and editor Awful Announcing. In this podcast we discuss…
Evan Osnos of The New Yorker joins and a conversation with Marly Rivera of ESPN and Luis Miguel Echegaray of SI
Sep 14, 2017 • 77 min
Episode 137 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Evan Osnos, a staff writer for the New Yorker, whose latest piece from the Sept. 18, 2017 Issue is the titled “The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea.” In this podcast, Osnos discusses his…
ESPN’s Kenny Mayne and former football analyst Ed Cunningham
Sep 7, 2017 • 98 min
Episode 136 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features ESPN SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne and longtine college football analyst Ed Cunningham, who opted this spring to no longer call college football for ESPN. In this podcast, Mayne discusses…
James Andrew Miller talks about his new podcast, Origins and tennis coverage on ESPN
Sep 6, 2017 • 47 min
Episode 135 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast is a bonus podcast featuring best-selling author James Andrew Miller, who this week debuted a new podcast, Origins. The podcast focuses on the beginnings of things in culture, politics and other fields.…
Stewart Mandel and Seth Davis of The Athletic
Aug 31, 2017 • 81 min
Episode 134 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features two staffers from The Athletic: Stewart Mandel, the editor-in-chief of The All American, a national college football site for The Athletic, and Seth Davis, the managing editor of The Fieldhouse,…
ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth & Sports Media Roundtable with Jimmy Traina and Chad Finn
Aug 24, 2017 • 94 min
Episode 133 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN host and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth and a sports media roundtable featuring Chad Finn, the sports media writer and general columnist for the Boston Globe and SI.com’s Jimmy Traina, who…
Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press and best-selling author
Aug 17, 2017 • 55 min
Episode 132 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Detroit Free Press sports columnist and best-selling author Mitch Albom. In this podcast, Albom discusses the piece he wrote for the Detroit Free Press on June 15, 2017, titled “Chika’s Story,”…
Sports Media Roundtable with Chad Finn and John Ourand, plus Dari Nowkhah of the SEC Network
Aug 10, 2017 • 127 min
Episode 131 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a sports media roundtable featuring Chad Finn, the sports media writer and general columnist for the Boston Globe and Boston.com, and Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand. On this…
Tim Kawakami Of The Athletic Bay Area and Matt Yallof of MLB Network
Aug 3, 2017 • 89 min
Episode 130 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Tim Kawakami, the editor-in-chief of The Athletic’s Bay Area edition, and Matt Yallof, a host and reporter for MLB Network. In this podcast Kawakami discusses why he joined The Athletic, a…
Tom Rinaldi of ESPN
Jul 27, 2017 • 66 min
Episode 129 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features ESPN correspondent Tom Rinaldi. In this podcast, Rinaldi defines what makes a good interview question; his writing process for a sports television feature; how he prepares for interviewing…
Sportsmedia Roundtable VII
Jul 20, 2017 • 83 min
Episode 128 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a sports media roundtable featuring Chad Finn, the sports media writer and general columnist for the Boston Globe and Boston.com, and Andrew Bucholtz, a staff writer and editor Awful Announcing.…
Ian Eagle of CBS Sports, Westwood One, Tennis Channel and YES Network
Jul 13, 2017 • 75 min
Episode 127 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Ian Eagle, the fine play by play broadcaster for CBS Sports, Yes Network, Westwood One, and Tennis Channel. In this podcast Eagle discusses if he is bothered by having never been the lead…
James Andrew Miller Talks ESPN Management Changes
Jun 28, 2017 • 67 min
Episode 126 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features writer James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live. In this podcast, we discuss the recent managerial moves made by ESPN President John Skipper…
Molly Solomon of The Golf Channel and Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press
Jun 22, 2017 • 104 min
Episode 125 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Molly Solomon, the executive producer of Golf Channel and one of the highest ranking woman in the executive branch of sports media, and Doug Ferguson, who covers golf for the Associated Press…
Sportsmedia Roundtable VI
Jun 15, 2017 • 59 min
Episode 124 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a return of the sports media roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and SI.com columnist Jimmy Traina. On this podcast, we discuss the NBA Finals ratings, the best since…
Ken Rosenthal of MLB on FOX and MLB Network
Jun 8, 2017 • 64 min
Episode 123 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Ken Rosenthal, a senior writer for FOXSports.com, a field reporter for MLB on FOX, and an insider for MLB Network. In this podcast Rosenthal discusses the value of transactional reporting; how…
A Tribute to Frank Deford
Jun 1, 2017 • 77 min
Episode 122 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a tribute to the life and work of Frank Deford, the longtime Sports Illustrated writer who died on May 28 at his home in Key West, Fla. He was 78. Writers Alex Wolff (SI), Wright Thompson…
James Duthie of TSN
May 25, 2017 • 55 min
Episode 121 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features James Duthie, the host of TSN’s (Canada’s hockey coverage) as well as the Super Bowl, Masters, and the CFL playoffs on TSN. In this podcast Duthie discusses the differences between working in…
Kevin Merida, Editor-in-chief of The Undefeated
May 23, 2017 • 56 min
Episode 120 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Kevin Merida, an ESPN senior vice president and the editor-in-chief of The Undefeated. The site, which explores the intersections of race, sports and culture, just celebrated its one year…
Sports Media Roundtable V
May 18, 2017 • 64 min
Episode 119 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a return of the sports media roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and SI.com columnist Jimmy Traina. On this podcast, we discuss the ESPN’s 2018 television schedule…
Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap of ESPN
May 11, 2017 • 70 min
Episode 118 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN hosts and reporters Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap. The longtime ESPN journalists are part of a new Sunday “E:60” show which will air year-round at 9 a.m. ET. In this podcast, Ley and Schaap…
Royce Young of ESPN.com
May 4, 2017 • 58 min
Episode 117 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN NBA writer Royce Young, who is based in Oklahoma City and covers the Oklahoma City Thunder. In this podcast, Young discusses the birth and death of his daughter, Eva Grace Young; how he and…
James Andrew Miller talks ESPN layoffs
May 1, 2017 • 65 min
Episode 116 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features writer James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live. In this podcast, we discuss the ESPN layoffs in full including: why ESPN laid off nearly 100…
Amy Trask of CBS Sports and Caitlin Thompson of Racquet Magazine
Apr 27, 2017 • 81 min
Episode 115 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features CBS NFL analyst Amy Trask and Racquet publisher Caitlin Thompson. In this podcast, Trask, the former CEO of the Oakland Raiders, discusses her transition from football management to…
Kevin Harlan of Turner Sports, Westwood One and CBS Sports
Apr 20, 2017 • 79 min
Episode 114 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features sports broadaster Kevin Harlan, who works for multiple outlets including Turner Sports, CBS Sports and Westwood One. In this podcast, Harlan discusses preparing to call multiple series in…
Sports Media Roundtable IV
Apr 13, 2017 • 85 min
Episode 113 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features a return of the sports media roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and SI.com columnist Jimmy Traina. On this podcast, we discuss CBS’s decision to hire Tony Romo for…
Bob McCown of Sportsnet 590 The FAN
Apr 6, 2017 • 84 min
Episode 112 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features the Canadian sports broadcaster Bob McCown, the host of the long-running “Prime Time Sports” show on Sportsnet 590 The FAN. The show airs from 4 to 7 PM ET daily. In this podcast, McCown…
James Andrew Miller returns to the Sports Media Podcast
Mar 30, 2017 • 75 min
Episode 111 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features writer James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live. In this podcast, we discuss ESPN embarking on significant layoffs, with the emphasis being on…
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Mar 23, 2017 • 77 min
Episode 110 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Dave Meltzer, the editor of The Wrestling Observer newsletter, Wrestling Observer.com and a writer for MMA Fighting.com. This is Meltzer’s second appearance on the podcast. As part of this…
Laura Gentile, the Senior Vice President of espnW and Women’s Initiatives
Mar 21, 2017 • 53 min
Episode 110 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features ESPN executive Laura Gentile, the senior vice president of espnW and Women’s Initiatives. In this podcast, Gentile discusses the mission and business of espnW, ESPN’s first dedicated business…
Seth Greenberg of ESPN
Mar 16, 2017 • 62 min
Episode 109 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg. In this podcast, Greenberg discusses how forthcoming former coaches-turned-broadcasters can be with their audience; how one prepares to scout the…
Brian Anderson of Turner Sports & the Milwaukee Brewers broadcast team
Mar 9, 2017 • 82 min
Episode 108 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Turner Sports broadcaster Brian Anderson, who is also in his 11th season as play-by-play announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers for Fox Sports Wisconsin. As part of Turner Sports, Anderson will…
ESPN’s Jim Trotter didn’t vote for Paul Tagliabue
Mar 2, 2017 • 81 min
Episode 107 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features ESPN NFL analyst Jim Trotter, who appears on NFL Insiders, SportsCenter and other ESPN programs. Trotter previously worked at Sports Illustrated and the San Diego Union-Tribune. In this podcast,…
Jamie Little and Shannon Spake of Fox Sports
Feb 23, 2017 • 73 min
Fox Sports broadcasters Jamie Little and Shannon Spake are the guests for Episode 106 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast. Little covers pit road for the Nascar Cup Series and Nascar Xfinity Series and a reporter for Nascar Raceday, FS1’s prerace…
Conrad Thompson
Feb 20, 2017 • 75 min
Episode 105 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Conrad Thompson, the host of Something to Wrestle (with Bruce Pritchard) and What Happened When (with Tony Schiavone), two of the most popular podcasts in the sports and recreation space. In…
ESPN NBA Insider and senior writer Ramona Shelburne
Feb 16, 2017 • 78 min
Episode 104 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN NBA Insider and senior writer Ramona Shelburne. You can find her work on multiple ESPN platforms. In this podcast, Shelburne discusses how she approaches long-form sports reporting for…
ESPN Radio’s Ryen Russillo
Feb 9, 2017 • 63 min
Episode 103 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Ryen Russillo, the co-host of the ESPN Radio show “Russillo & Kanell,” which airs daily 1 to 4 PM ET on ESPN Radio and ESPNEWS, alongside co-host Danny Kanell. In this podcast, Russillo…
Sports Media Roundtable III
Feb 7, 2017 • 100 min
Episode 102 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a return of the sports media roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and Awful Announcing/The Comeback writer Jimmy Traina. On this podcast, we discuss Comedy Central…
ESPN’s Jemele Hill and Michael Smith
Feb 2, 2017 • 82 min
Episode 101 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN broadcasters Jemele Hill and Michael Smith. Beginning February 6, Hill and Smith will co-host the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter. The show is being called SC6. On this 70-minute podcast,…
NBC Sports broadcaster Mike Tirico
Jan 26, 2017 • 76 min
Episode 100 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features NBC Sports broadcaster Mike Tirico, who works on a variety of sports for that company including the NFL, golf, college football (Notre Dame) and the Olympics. In this podcast, Tirico discusses…
Sports Illustrated senior writer S.L. Price
Jan 19, 2017 • 60 min
Episode 99 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Sports Illustrated senior writer S.L. Price. Along with his work for SI, Price has a new book out ¬ — Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town — which examines the…
James Mirtle of The Athletic Toronto and Bruce Arthur of The Toronto Star
Jan 12, 2017 • 107 min
Episode 98 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two guests: James Mirtle, the editor-in-chief of The Athletic (Toronto) and a former NHL writer with The Globe and Mail (Canada), and Bruce Arthur, a sports columnist for the Toronto Star. Both…
MMA Writers Ariel Helwani, Luke Thomas and Jonathan Snowden
Jan 5, 2017 • 163 min
Episode 97 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features three guests who are prominent voices in MMA media: Ariel Helwani, a writer and broadcaster for MMAfighting.com and the host of The MMA Hour; Luke Thomas, who writes and broadcasts for…
J.A. Adande
Dec 29, 2016 • 91 min
Episode 96 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features longtime ESPN columnist and on-air reporter J.A. Adande, who was named in August as the director of the new sports journalism program at Northwestern’s Medill School. Previously, Adande wrote for…
Author of CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live books James Andrew Miller
Dec 22, 2016 • 67 min
Episode 95 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features writer James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live. In this podcast, we discuss Miller reporting that Mike Greenberg recently signed a new contract…
Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca
Dec 19, 2016 • 33 min
Episode 94 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Teen Vogue weekend editor and freelance writer Lauren Duca. In this episode, Duca discusses what compelled her to write the Teen Vogue piece (“Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America”) that as of…
Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini
Dec 15, 2016 • 75 min
Episode 93 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini. In this episode, Nardini, a former AOL, Demand Media and Yahoo executive, explains how and why she took the Barstool CEO job; who the Barstool reader and viewer…
Joe Tessitore
Dec 8, 2016 • 67 min
Episode 92 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN broadcaster Joe Tessitore, who along with Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will call the national college football semifinal game between Alabama and Washington on Dec. 31st. In this podcast,…
John Ourand and Jimmy Traina II
Dec 1, 2016 • 50 min
Episode 91 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a a return of the roundtable sports media discussion with John Ourand, media reporter for the Sports Business Daily, and Jimmy Traina, writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. In this…
Pat Hughes and Gary Cohen
Nov 23, 2016 • 85 min
Episode 90 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Cubs radio broadcaster Pat Hughes and Gary Cohen, the TV play by play voice for the Mets on SportsNet New York (SNY). Hughes has been the radio voice of the Cubs for 21 years. Prior to that, he…
Paul Finebaum
Nov 17, 2016 • 64 min
Episode 89 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Paul Finebaum, who hosts “The Paul Finebaum Show,” which airs on ESPN Radio and is simulcast on the SEC Network. Finebaum is also part of the SEC Network’s “SEC Nation” and regularly appears on…
Geoff Schwartz
Nov 14, 2016 • 34 min
Episode 87 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features free agent NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz, the co-author of “Eat My Schwartz: Our Story of NFL Football, Food, Family, and Faith,” along with his brother Mitchell, who plays offensive line for the…
Daniel Dale
Nov 10, 2016 • 54 min
Episode 88 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Daniel Dale, the Washington bureau chief for the Toronto Star. In this podcast, we discuss Dale’s coverage of the 2016 Presidential campaign; how he approached his assignment; why he started to…
Bonus Episode: Brian Baldinger
Nov 3, 2016 • 23 min
Episode 86 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features NFL Network analyst and host Brian Baldinger. In the podcast, Baldinger discusses the NFL Network’s decision to suspend him for six months without pay because of he made on 97.5 FM The Fanatic in…
John Ourand and Jimmy Traina
Nov 3, 2016 • 65 min
Episode 85 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a roundtable sports media discussion with John Ourand, media reporter for the Sports Business Daily, and Jimmy Traina, writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. In the podcast, we discuss why…
Elliotte Friedman
Oct 27, 2016 • 68 min
Episode 84 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Elliotte Friedman, an NHL insider and reporter for Hockey Night in Canada and NHL Network, and a columnist for Sportsnet’s (Canada) website. In the podcast, Friedman discusses the relationship…
David A. Fahrenthold
Oct 20, 2016 • 55 min
Episode 83 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Washington Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold, who most notably has covered Donald Trump’s charitable giving through his Donald J. Trump Foundation, and most notably, broke the story of Trump…
David Aldridge
Oct 13, 2016 • 52 min
Episode 82 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Turner Sports reporter and NBA.com columnist David Aldridge. In this episode, Aldridge discusses competing against NBA insiders such as Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Stein; transitioning from print…
Clinton Yates
Oct 10, 2016 • 49 min
Episode 81 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Clinton Yates, a senior writer for The Undefeated. In this episode, Yates discusses the journalism ethos of The Undefeated, an ESPN-housed site on the intersection of sports, race and culture;…
Pam Oliver
Oct 6, 2016 • 72 min
Episode 80 of Sports Illustrated media podcast features Fox NFL on-field reporter Pam Oliver. In this episode, Oliver discusses what the public often misses about the role and responsibilities of NFL sideline reporters; how executives (nearly all men)…
Bill Cowher
Sep 29, 2016 • 52 min
Episode 79 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features CBS NFL analyst Bill Cowher, who works as a pregame analyst on The NFL Today and Thursday Night Football. In this episode, Cowher discusses his journey from Super Bowl-winning coach to…
Michael Farber and Jack McCallum
Sep 22, 2016 • 65 min
Episode 78 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features sports journalists and longtime Sports Illustrated senior writers Michael Farber and Jack McCallum. Farber currently works for TSN of Canada among other entities while McCallum is a freelance…
Jessica Luther
Sep 19, 2016 • 44 min
Episode 77 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features journalist Jessica Luther, the author of “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape.” In this episode, Luther discusses the difficulties of covering accusations of sexual…
Doris Burke
Sep 15, 2016 • 65 min
Episode 76 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features ESPN NBA and college basketball analyst Doris Burke, who recently was given a larger package of NBA games by the company. Burke also serves as an analyst on women’s college basketball games and…
Andy Roddick
Sep 7, 2016 • 53 min
In this episode, Andy Roddick, former professional tennis player and current Periscoper, discusses why he chose to become a sports broadcasting generalist as opposed to a tennis specialist when he retired from the sport; what he learned about sports…
Dave Meltzer
Aug 30, 2016 • 74 min
Episode 74 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features the longtime professional wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer, the editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and WrestlingObserver.com and a writer for MMAFighting.com. In this nearly 75-minute…
Arlo White
Aug 25, 2016 • 59 min
Episode 73 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features NBC Sports Premier League broadcaster Arlo White, who recently called soccer at the Rio Olympics. In this episode, White discusses his approach to calling Neymar’s game-winning penalty kick in…
James Andrew Miller on CAA, ESPN, The Ringer and FS1.
Aug 17, 2016 • 56 min
Episode 72 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features writer Jim Miller, the author of “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency.” Miller also wrote the New York Times bestseller, “These Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The…
Former Sports Illustrated managing editor Terry McDonell
Aug 15, 2016 • 54 min
Episode 71 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Terry McDonell, the former editor of the Time Inc. Sports Group and the author of “The Accidental Life: An Editor’s Notes on Writing and Writers”. In this episode, McDonell, who ran Sports…
Author and Emmy award-winning producer Lisa Fenn
Aug 12, 2016 • 35 min
Episode 70 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Lisa Fenn, a former ESPN producer and the author of “Carry On: A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family”. In this episode, Fenn explains the story the remarkable friendship…
Ato Boldon and Rowdy Gaines talk Rio Olympics
Aug 3, 2016 • 79 min
Episode 69 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features two guests: Ato Boldon, the lead track and field analyst for the NBC Sports Group and a four-time Olympic medalist, and Rowdy Gaines, who has served as NBC’s lead Olympic swimming analyst since…
John Ourand on Olympics, ACC Network and more
Jul 28, 2016 • 61 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, John Ourand and Richard Deitsch discuss the viewership potential for the Olympics, how NBC Sports will cover the negative stories coming out of Rio, whether the Olympics is a good investment for NBC, the upcoming…
Sally Jenkins
Jul 20, 2016 • 53 min
Episode 67 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Washington Post sports columnist Sally Jenkins. In this episode, Jenkins talks about how she finds stories and what inspires her; what made Pat Summitt such an interesting person; what it was…
Rembert Browne
Jul 6, 2016 • 88 min
Episode 66 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features New York Magazine writer-at-large Rembert Browne, who previously spent four years as a staff writer at Grantland. In this episode, Browne discusses how he finds his stories, why he believes ESPN…
Sports media agents Steve Herz and Matt Kramer
Jun 29, 2016 • 94 min
Episode 65 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features two guests: Steve Herz, president of IF Management, and Matt Kramer, a talent agent for CAA. In this episode, Herz and Kramer discuss the skills needed to work in sports broadcasting, the salary…
Rich Eisen
Jun 24, 2016 • 58 min
Episode 64 of the SI Media Podcast features NFL Network broadcaster Rich Eisen, who also hosts the “The Rich Eisen Show.” Eisen discusses his relationship with Roger Goodell; how he handles situations when he personally disagrees with something that the…
Writer Eli Saslow of Washington Post, ESPN The Magazine
Jun 20, 2016 • 53 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Washington Post and ESPN The Magazine writer Eli Saslow discusses why he chooses the stories he writes; how he takes complicated subjects and makes them digestible; what sports stories interest him and why; how to…
Brent Musburger
Jun 15, 2016 • 41 min
Episode No. 62 of the SI Media Podcast features longtime ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger, the signature college football voice of the SEC Network. In the only interview that he’s given since reaching his multi-year contract extension with ESPN, Musburger…
Neil Leifer on Muhammad Ali
Jun 6, 2016 • 48 min
Episode No. 61 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features the acclaimed sports and news photographer Neil Leifer. On this episode, Leifer discusses his many memorable photographs of Muhammad Ali including his personal favorite — the ariel photograph…
Fernando Fiore / Ryan Burr
Jun 2, 2016 • 84 min
Episode No. 59 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two guests: Fox Sports soccer host Fernando Fiore and Golf Channel host Ryan Burr. On this episode, Fiore discusses his move from Univision to Fox Sports, how he approaches an…
NBA writers Dave McMenamin and Marcus Thompson
Jun 2, 2016 • 82 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch interviews two guests: ESPN NBA writer Dave McMenamin, who covers the Cavaliers for ESPN, and Bay Area News sports columnist Marcus Thompson, who has covered the Warriors since 2004. Both…
John Ourand on the future of ESPN’s SportsCenter and more
May 24, 2016 • 61 min
Richard Deitsch welcomes Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand back to the SI Media Podcast for a conversation on various sports media topics. On this episode, Ourand and Deitsch discusses the future of Chris Berman at ESPN, Sean McDonough’s…
Chris Webber
May 17, 2016 • 55 min
This episode of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features TNT NBA analyst Chris Webber, who will call the Western Conference Finals with Marv Albert and Reggie Miller. On this episode, Webber discusses how forthcoming today’s NBA player are, how he…
Sean McDonough
May 13, 2016 • 70 min
On this episode, McDonough discusses how he landed the Monday Night Football job; his frustrations with not being the lead announcer on a signature package; how Mike Tirico advocated for him internally; his chemistry with analyst Jon Gruden and how he…
Adnan Virk
May 6, 2016 • 91 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, ESPN host Adnan Virk joins host Richard Deitsch in studio, and the two about the ESPN defections of Skip Bayless and Mike Tirico, the impact of being the first Muslim anchor hired by ESPN, his friendship with Curt…
Chris Hine
May 3, 2016 • 44 min
On this episode, Hine, who wrote a piece for his newspaper last March in which he discussed his sexual orientation and the journey he took to become public with it, talks about his experiences with homophobia in sports; writing about Blackhawks forward…
John Ourand on Tirico, Bayless, Simmons and more
Apr 27, 2016 • 68 min
This week’s podcast features Sports Business Daily media reporter John Ourand for an hour of sports media talk. On this episode, Ourand and Deitsch discuss Mike Tirico leaving ESPN for NBC Sports, Skip Bayless departing ESPN for FS1, whether ESPN is…
Jessica Mendoza
Apr 26, 2016 • 54 min
On this episode, Mendoza goes in-depth on her preparation for games each week, which starts more than a week in advance. Mendoza also discusses her thoughts on criticism and the influx of opinions she receives on social media about her work, whether she…
Louis Riddick
Apr 18, 2016 • 62 min
This week’s podcast features ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Louis Riddick, who will work all three days of the NFL Draft on ESPN television. In this episode, Riddick discusses in-depth how he his prepares to cover the NFL Draft, how candid former NFL…
Authors Jeff Passan and Joe Drape
Apr 13, 2016 • 64 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch interviews pair of guests: Yahoo Sports MLB columnist Jeff Passan, the author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports,” and The New York Times…
Ken Burns
Apr 5, 2016 • 49 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch speaks with filmmaker Ken Burns, whose newest documentary ‘Jackie Robinson’ is set to air April 11-12. Burns discusses the intricacies of making a documentary—from deciding what to keep and what to…
Kara Lawson
Apr 1, 2016 • 60 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, WNBA player and ESPN analyst Kara Lawson talks about the difference between preparing to call NCAA games vs. professional games, the challenges of playing in the WNBA and broadcasting at the same time, her crazy…
Bill Raftery
Mar 29, 2016 • 53 min
Longtime CBS college basketball broadcaster Bill Raftery is this week’s guest, who will call the Final Four and National Championship game on TBS with Jim Nantz and Grant Hill. Raftery also works for FS1 during the college basketball regular season and…
Renee Young
Mar 28, 2016 • 59 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, WWE broadcaster Renee Young discusses how she got her job, the surreal nature of changing her name for a broadcasting job, auditioning for SportsNation after Michelle Beadle left ESPN for NBC, whether she fears…
Hubie Brown
Mar 21, 2016 • 63 min
In this episode of the SI Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch interviews ESPN NBA analyst Hubie Brown. Brown discusses his broadcasting style and how he watches a game, who he learns from in today’s game, how he prepares for a broadcast, how he feels…
Zach Lowe
Mar 15, 2016 • 62 min
This week’s podcast guest is ESPN NBA senior writer Zach Lowe. Along with his written and television work, Lowe also hosts a very popular NBA podcast, The Lowe Post (http://apple.co/1Vahze1). In this episode, Lowe discusses his journalism path from…
Ivan Maisel
Mar 10, 2016 • 56 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch speaks with ESPN senior writer Ivan Maisel, who has covered college football on a national level longer than anyone currently on the beat. Much of the podcast focuses on the death of Maisel’s son…
Julie Stewart-Binks
Mar 3, 2016 • 62 min
In this episode, Stewart-Binks, born in Toronto, talks about the differences between working in the Canadian sports media (she worked at CTV) and American sports media, how competitive the business is for women in their 20s, working with and becoming…
Gabriele Marcotti
Feb 25, 2016 • 59 min
In this episode, Marcotti talks about the differences in media access around the world, how he determines his stories as an global journalist who writes for several different publications and how he juggles different international styles, who he enjoys…
Jimmy Traina returns
Feb 23, 2016 • 62 min
In this episode of the SI Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch and Fox Sports’s Jimmy Traina talk extensively about a number of current media issues—some related to sports, some not—including Bill Simmons’s new digital project The Ringer, the current…
Holly Rowe
Feb 15, 2016 • 57 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch speaks with ESPN reporter Holly Rowe about her recent diagnosis with a rare form of melanoma cancer that has spread through her body (this is her second bout with cancer—she had a cancerous…
Ernie Johnson
Feb 8, 2016 • 55 min
This week’s podcast guest is Turner Sports host Ernie Johnson, who hosts Inside The NBA as well as NBA Fan Night on NBA TV. In this episode, Johnson discusses navigating a studio show that is mostly ad-libbed, his views on race, how they developed and the…
Mike Arnold, director of Super Bowl 50
Feb 3, 2016 • 51 min
This week’s podcast guest is CBS Sports director Mike Arnold, the director of Super Bowl 50. This will be the fourth Super Bowl directed by Arnold, who also directed the famous 1992 NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regional Final between Duke and Kentucky when…
Jay Williams
Jan 27, 2016 • 62 min
In this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch interviews ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams, who recently published a memoir this week “Life Is Not An Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention.” Williams opens up about his initial struggles…
Troy Aikman
Jan 21, 2016 • 61 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch talks with FOX NFL analyst Troy Aikman. Aikman—who will be broadcasting the NFC Championship Game with Joe Buck—details in-depth how he prepares for a broadcast, how he’s evaluated by his…
@PFTCommenter
Jan 11, 2016 • 51 min
In this episode of the SI Media Podcast, @PFTCommenter talks about how he got his start in the world of hot sports takes, which media outlets he reads daily, his thoughts on concussions in the NFL, how he sees the nexus of sports and politics, whether or…
Chris Haynes
Jan 6, 2016 • 74 min
This week’s podcast guest is Chris Haynes, who covers the Cavaliers and the NBA for Cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer. In this episode, Haynes discusses covering LeBron James on a day-to-day basis, the modern-day responsibilities of an NBA beat reporter,…
Jimmy Traina
Jan 5, 2016 • 60 min
In this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Deitsch and Traina discuss a number of current sports media issues, including Jim Nantz refusing to talk on air about the rumors that Peyton Manning used HGH, what network best airs the Super Bowl, whether or not…
Gus Johnson
Dec 22, 2015 • 55 min
This week’s guest is Fox Sports college football and college basketball play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, one of the most popular broadcasters among fans for his word play and enthusiasm. Johnson is calling a part-time schedule this season for the…
Sage Steele
Dec 16, 2015 • 84 min
Welcome to episode No. 34 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. This week’s guest is ESPN’s Sage Steele, who hosts NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC. In this episode, Steele discusses how she landed the Countdown job, whether she…
Bob McKenzie
Dec 9, 2015 • 60 min
In this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch talks with TSN and NBCSN NHL insider Bob McKenzie, who talks about how Twitter impacts his job (and how it can hinder it), the reduction of media access across the NHL, reporting that Pat Burns had…
Diana Moskovitz
Dec 3, 2015 • 75 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch speaks with Deadspin staff writer Diana Moskovitz, who wrote the story detailing Greg Hardy’s assault on Nicole Holder. Moskovitz talks about her reporting for that story, why she’s interested…
Jay Bilas
Nov 24, 2015 • 59 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch talks with ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas about how he prepares for broadcasts, why he gives referees his phone number, his Twitter philosophy and much more. A reminder: you can…
Andrés Cantor
Nov 17, 2015 • 63 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch speaks with Telemundo and NBCUniverso broadcaster Andrés Cantor about how he prepares for a soccer broadcast, his famous goal calls, nearly fainting while calling Landon Donovan’s World Cup goal in…
Jeff Van Gundy
Nov 11, 2015 • 58 min
On this episode of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch interviews ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy. Van Gundy discusses how Marv Albert helped him break into broadcasting, how he prepares for each game, the reporters he reads to stay…
Scott Hanson
Nov 4, 2015 • 64 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch welcomes NFL Network commentator Scott Hanson, who hosts NFL Red Zone for that network. Hanson talks about how his show comes together every Sunday, how many people are behind the scenes with him,…
Jalen Rose
Oct 28, 2015 • 69 min
On this episode of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch interviews ESPN and ESPN Radio commentator Jalen Rose, who is part of the cast of NBA Countdown and a co-host of the Jalen & Jacoby Radio show and podcast. Rose discusses his…
James Andrew Miller
Oct 20, 2015 • 83 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch interviews James Andrew Miller, author of the Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN and Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live. They discuss…
Jay Onrait
Oct 16, 2015 • 67 min
On this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch interviews FS1 anchor Jay Onrait, who co-hosts Fox Sports Live with Dan O’Toole. Onrait discusses the differences between Canadian sports TV and U.S. sports TV, why moving from Canada to the U.S.…