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.
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 sports media news items including the state of Deadspin, ESPN personalities plugging Disney+, the Don Cherry controversy and Stephen A. Smith's new $8-million-a-year contract.Grande then joins the show to talk about broadcasting and wrestling. Grande, who has called Celtics games since 2001, talks about his passion for old-school WWF, how wrestling announcers have influenced his work, why Vince McMahon was an underrated announcer and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 from players being mic'd up to NFL pregame shows to the NFL person we want to see on a pregame show. Adams also talks about her role on "Good Morning Football," while Long discusses starting his own media company and his post-playing life.Following Kay and Chris, "New York Post" sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand" comes on the podcast to break down Mike Francesa's second departure from his afternoon drive-time show on WFAN in New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 has changed viewing habits, why there are two RedZone channels, whether he's competitive with Scott Hanson and more.Young discussed her new job as host of FS1's "WWE Backstage," her disastrous (her word) run as a commentator on "Monday Night Raw," how she got started in broadcasting, what it's like to be married to a guy who works for the competition and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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