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 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 left ESPN in December of 2017, why he believes in his abilities as a host, whether he’d love to do a full-time TV show, the difficulties of doing a solo radio show, what makes an athlete a good interview, who his dream interview would be and much more. The podcast closes with lengthy discussion about “The Office,” while Ryan tries to argue his case that Pam Beesly was “evil."