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Episode 409 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with journalist, Ariel Helwani.
The longtime MMA reporter, who also covers professional wrestling and boxing, explained how he's carved out a successful sports media career after leaving ESPN, the challenges he faced covering MMA while working at Fox and ESPN, why he ended up leaving ESPN, his tumultuous relationship with Dana White, the art of interviewing WWE superstars, what he tries to get out of interviews and much more.
Following Helwani, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Sal talks about going viral after declaring that the Mets had the NL East wrapped up in June, Jimmy reveals his favorite story of the day and the guys give out their weekly NFL best bet
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