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 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 James Andrew Miller, the host of the podcast, “Origins”; Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn, Newsday columnist and sports media writer Neil Best, and SI.com writer Jimmy Traina; Sports Media Watch founder and editor Jon Lewis; Sports TV Ratings founder and editor Robert Seidman; Awful Announcing writer Andrew Bucholtz and The Big Lead writer Kyle Koster.
In the podcast, Miller and Ourand discuss John Skipper’s sudden resignation from ESPN and what it means for the company; whether reporters should be skeptical of the official ESPN statement on the resignation; what people inside ESPN are saying about the Skipper news; which people would be in line for succession; the year in ESPN, including its successes and missteps; Ourand’s predictions column for 2018; the background on Miller’s latest podcast which focuses on ESPN’s social media policy, and much more. Lewis and Seidman discuss the decline in NFL ratings in 2017, the uptick in NBA ratings, what viewership success would be for Mike Greenberg’s new show and more; Bucholtz and Koster discuss the year in ESPN; the hot take culture in 2017; ESPN’s forays into Snapchat, what they anticipate will be big stories sin 2018, and more. Finn, Best and Traina discuss Skipper’s resignation, ESPN’s missteps with social media; what’s in store for CBS Sports, Fox Sports and NBC Sports, the future of sports talk radio in 2018, the biggest stories of 2018, and much more.
To listen to the podcast in full, check it out on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.