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 their weak NBA studio show, the dominance of TNT’s NBA studio show, the level of interest in Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship, Tom Brady’s “friendship” with Donald Trump, FOX’s desire to challenge ESPN’s College GameDay and more.
The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis then joins the show to talk about his new article, “The Stat Pack: Why Sportscasters Idolize Howard Stern.” With Howard Stern releasing a new book, Curtis and Traina talk about Stern's various connections to sports even though Stern hates sports. They also talk about Howard’s evolution as a broadcaster and interviewer.