Inside Curling with Kevin Martin & Warren Hansen

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Curling Hall of Famers Kevin Martin and Warren Hansen talk everything curling with host Jim Jerome. No show brings you more expertise, insight, and knowledge about curling’s past, present and future.

Episode Date
Way Inside! ft. Anna Hasselborg
00:58:06

John isn’t happy. Buckle up, folks! (00:01)

Then he invites Anna Hasselborg onto the show for a very funny chat, starting as always, with the Big 4 Lightning Round (3:45), Anna talks about the Swedish funding system and how they work with their committees and sponsors to make a living in the sport (11:00) and they air out some ‘dirty laundry’ as we learn about the time Anna ‘made her way’ into an Oilers game … (27:00)

To close things out, John posed a very interesting Question of the Week (48:55) to Kelly Middaugh, Lindsay Dubue, Jacques Gauthier and the hero of the moment, Kayla Skrlik.

This podcast is produced by Mike Rogerson & John Cullen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by John Cullen. Social media support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jan 26, 2023
The Rise Of Curling In Japan ft. J. D. Lind
00:57:15

The guys give an update on what took place at the provincial playdowns in Alberta this week (4:00) and the results from World University Games in Lake Placid (10:30). They then discuss the ‘interesting’ decision by a school board in Manitoba that says curling is a ‘high-risk activity’ (13:30), Curling Canada deciding to keep Brier and Scotties at 18 teams (19:00) and answer an email from a listener suggesting some ways to update things to make curling more accessible (23:00)

The guys chat with J. D. Lind (33:15) who lead Team Fujisawa to a Grand Slam victory in Camrose, Alberta and he tells the guys how he got involved in coaching in Japan.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social media support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jan 25, 2023
Taking Care Of Business with Brendan Bottcher
01:00:33

Kevin forgot his laptop in Palm Springs, so he made his way over to Jim’s place to record the podcast. The guys give an update on the Grand Slam results (4:50), who has qualified for the Scotties and Brier (11:15), Kevin googles himself live on air (14:00), Warren gives an update on the World University Games in Lake Placid, NY (14:45), they chat 8 end games vs 10 end games (23:10), some of the oddest and outdated rules in curling (31:35) and how they choose the games that get broadcasted from an event (33:15).

The guys then catch up with Canadian Open champion, Brendan Botcher, about finding their flow (36:40), the competitive nature of the team, playing with powerful sweepers, the development of youth players in Canada and he gives his thoughts on the new Players Association.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social media support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jan 17, 2023
Canadian Open Check-In
00:21:16

Update podcast! The guys give an update on what’s happened at the Canadian Open (5:30) and give their predictions for the finals (12:40). Would you believe it, Jim is winning so far! Plus, Kevin tells the story of how he ended up on the news for something other than curling this week (1:30).

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or

Jan 14, 2023
Way Inside! ft. John Epping
00:47:52

John is back with episode three and he kicks things off with some updates from the curling world (00:30). He then is joined by John Epping (5:10) who is taken through the lightning round, talks about what kept him going on his long road to making the Brier (11:30), his coming out story and what it means to represent the LGBTQ2+ community in pro sports (15:30), talks about playing too often and they wrap it up with “Own Career Trivia”.

John welcomes a new segment to the podcast inviting Warren Hansen to give us a history lesson on corn brooms (40:30).

This podcast is produced by John Cullen and Mike Rogerson, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by John Cullen. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Jan 12, 2023
Importance Of Curling "Clubs" ft. Heather Mair
01:04:18

The guys discuss whether they’d prefer to play against great teams to push themselves to get better, or play easy teams and have a better chance at winning and building confidence (5:30), Kevin says a few things about the 4th grand slam event of the year and the triple knockout format (7:50) and they make their picks for the upcoming slam (11:00) and Warren tells the guys about a tour of Scottish players coming to Canada for the Strathcona Cup, a very different kind of tour (13:30) and a club in Saskatchewan introduces some new, fun ideas which have helped re-invigorate their youth involvement (27:50)

The gents then chat with Heather Mair (31:45) about her studies into ways we can grow the game through maintaining community centres and reminding people that sports facilities are also social facilities and are very important to community well-being.

Warren comments on the passing of former world champion Bruce Roberts.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Jan 11, 2023
The Year-End Wrap ft. Ted Wyman
00:57:48

The guys talk about the Team Carruthers shake-up (5:30), Colleen Jones being appointed to the Order of Canada (10:00) and they take an email from a wheelchair curling coach about the lack of access at many facilities (14:00) as well as an email from a young curler about eliminating blank ends (15:45).

They then do a year-end wrap-up with Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun (23:30) — they chat about Reid Carruthers adding Brad Jacobs, his take on the new players association, the importance of creating communication between the players association and the large curling organizations, the mix up of teams we saw this season and the declining number of ‘in person’ fans and media at current events today vs ‘the good old days’.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Jan 05, 2023
Matt Dunstone & B.J. Neufeld
00:22:51

Kevin chats with Matt Dunstone and B.J. Neufeld about their consistency early on, what Colton Lott and Ryan Harnden bring to the team, how the team prepares spread across the country,  if their expectations have adjusted due to their early success, how much time they spent practicing the draw to the button and the importance of being able to match and read stones.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Jan 03, 2023
Way Inside! ft. Jocelyn Peterman
00:36:53

John sits down for a Year in Review chat with Jocelyn Peterman! They talk about the difference in her and her husband's (Brett Gallant) coaching styles, what the attention is like being the ‘first couple of curling’, coping with a tough result at the Olympics and why this was the right time for Kaitlyn Lawes to take over skipping and how the decision got made (21:45)

Then, several curlers call in and tell John their New Years' Resolutions in the ‘Question of the Week’.

This podcast was produced and hosted by John Cullen and mixed by Mike Rogerson. Social support was provided by Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Dec 29, 2022
Team Schwaller & Team Dropkin
00:40:51

Happy Holidays! Kevin sits down with Yannick Schwaller and Benoît Schwarz (2:35) to talk about how their team was set up, what their coach is responsible for, what it’s like training while living spread across Switzerland and earning income outside of curling, and what drew them to curling.

Then Kevin sits down with Korey Dropkin and Andrew Stopera to chat about the rise of curling in the U.S., battling it out with Team Shuster, juggling mixed doubles and four-person curling and they discuss some of the other top teams in US Curling.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Dec 27, 2022
There's A New Tour In Town
01:01:49

The guys are joined by Rylan Hartley and Niklas Edin to talk about the formation of The Players Tour and why they felt it was needed (2:30). Edin explains what made him want to get involved and what he hopes to accomplish while Hartley explains why  this group is different than others that have existed in the past.

They then get Into some of the other news around the curling world including Team Carruthers parting ways with Jason Gunnlaugson (31:17), how older clubs can’t afford upgrades (42:42) and they take some questions from the mailbag (46:08).

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Dec 22, 2022
Brad Gushue
00:21:57

Kevin sits down for an interview with Brad Gushue in North Bay to talk about the addition of E.J. Harnden (2:05) and what adjustments they've had to make, their schedule this season (5:00), his future plans outside of curling (8:30), his thoughts on when they should have the Olympic trials to give Canada the best chance to get on the podium (12:45) and he shares his thoughts on the Maple Leafs (16:15)

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic, recorded by Steven Coyle and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Luis Ramirez.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Dec 20, 2022
Way Inside! Marc Kennedy
00:46:35

Welcome to Way Inside! Something different for folks who enjoy the other side of curling.

For the debut episode, host John Cullen is joined by Olympic Gold Medalist and 15-time Grand Slam winner, Marc Kennedy. John chats with Marc about playing 5th on team Gushue, he provides some insight into the breakup of Team Jacobs, discusses how he came to play with Brendan Bottcher, and plays along with John’s “Dirty Laundry” segment as well as “very difficult own career trivia”.

To finish off the episode, John asked curlers his ‘Question of the Week’  — if you could have any figure on your jersey ie. Nik Edin’s Viking, what would it be?

This podcast is produced by John Cullen & Amil Delic, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by John Cullen. Social support by Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Dec 15, 2022
Historic Win For Team Retornaz
00:58:43

The guys chat about the WFG Masters, the 3rd Slam of the year (2:55), and compare the results of their picks...spoiler: Jim didn’t do so well (13:40, Warren updates us on the Everest Canadian Senior championship, which included a historic 5th straight victory (14:15) and tells a bit about the history of the Brier (18:05).

They also take an email from a competitive junior curler who shares a first-hand perspective on the recent changes to the junior curling ranks (27:25) and the gents discuss the fact that most of Canada’s best players are older, while the rest of the curling world is getting younger (31:00)

The guys talk to Joel Retornaz after his team took home their first Grand Slam (35:57).

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Dec 14, 2022
Masters Weekend ft. Kevin Koe & Tyler Tardi
00:42:27

Kevin gives us an update from the Masters in Oakville (1:00), the guys compare the success of their picks so far, offer up their picks for the semi-finals…they even let Jim play along (10:00), and they discuss the importance of developing curling in the more remote areas of Canada, like the territories etc.

Then Kevin chats with Kevin Koe and Tyler Tardi (16:30) about the difference in ‘talkativeness’ between this team and his previous team, challenges with line calling having 2 lefties and 2 righties, why brooms are breaking, and the benefits and concerns of playing both mixed doubles and team at the Olympics.

Watch the interview with Kevin Koe and Tyler Tardi on YouTube

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded by Amil Delic and Mike Rogerson, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Dec 10, 2022
The Masters Are Underway
00:57:21

The guys give up an update on the Nissan Classic (2:45) and the mixed double super series (5:00), predicting some winners at the Pinty’s Grand Slam - Masters from Oakville (15:50), Canada joins the World Junior B championship in Finland for the first time (20:30), and Kevin talks about the time he skipped 2 different teams (27:00).

They then answer an email with some interesting ideas about new sponsors for the Brier (30:00), discuss getting younger people interested in curling and chat with Randy Olson about stick curling (36:30).

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Dec 08, 2022
Welcome to "Way Inside!"
00:03:12

We have a new show in the Inside Curling podcast feed. It's called "Way Inside!" hosted by John Cullen. John is a comedian and a former lead turned lead commentator for Curling Live. This show won't be breaking down what's happening around the curling world, who is upset over the "no tick" rule and when show certain events happen. Way Inside! will talk to people around the game about their superstitious behaviour, pre-match meals, the best bars in Newfoundland and Labrador and why can't teams pick their stone colour.

Join John Cullen and his guests every other week on the Inside Curling podcast feed for something a little different.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

 

Dec 01, 2022
The Future Of Curling Broadcasts
00:53:25

The guys kick things off with a major announcement regarding the Brier (3:30), provide an update from the European Championships (6:30), Kevin and Jim talk about their experience at the Everest Canadian Curling Championship at West Edmonton Mall (10:15), chat about the upcoming Pinty’s Grand Slam event in Oakville (14:00) and Kevin explains why the mixed doubles rankings could change a lot before the Olympics (20:15).

Rylan Hartley from Curling Live joins the guys (27:00) to discuss their plans to help the growth of curling in Canada and around the world with their live streaming (28:05), how they can help add some consistency to streaming events over the season (33:30), the challenges of placing commercials and product placement while streaming as opposed to traditional linear television broadcasts (36:20), they talk about the relationship between Curling Live, Sportsnet, and Sportsnet Now (39:45) and they discuss ways in which we can get more youth involved in the game (46:05).

Plus, the guys welcome a new show to the feed!

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 30, 2022
Silvana Tirinzoni & Team Jennifer Jones
00:36:49

Kevin and Silvana Tirinzoni discuss their love for the Blue Jays and discover they have the same favourite player (2:05). They also chat about her path to success (3:00), changes in the teams front end (4:00) and they discuss their thoughts on extra ends vs draw to the button (9:45).

Kevin then sits down with Jennifer, Mackenzie and Carly from Team Jennifer Jones to talk about being trendsetters of the 5 person team, time on ice, and how they shuffle positions (16:30). They also chat about playing positions they’ve never played before (18:08), learn from arguably the greatest curler of all time (21:15), how they handle social media, Jen’s mom answering emails, and moving across Canada to find the opportunity to get to the highest levels of curling (29:00).

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic, recorded by Steven Coyle, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Luis Ramirez.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Nov 28, 2022
Jennifer Jones Isn't Shopping (Yet)
00:58:21

The guys discuss if it is time for Team Bottcher to make changes (6:55), chat about the Mixed Doubles competition in Leduc (8:30) while Sweden hosts the European Championships (10:30), Curling Club Championships are playing in West Edmonton Mall for the first time in recent memory (15:00), make a correction regarding Poland joining WCF (19:30), they take a question about body parts touching the ice… (23:00) and Kevin further explains starting with the rock under your armpit to improve your angles and use of strength (26:00).

They then chat with Jennifer Jones (32:45) about the Curling Club Championships that are being played at the West Edmonton Mall, her new team and why she joined Team Zacharias, how she prepares the team for big games, the Olympics, managing her schedule, the right amount of teams in the Brier and Scotties and the growth of curling around the world.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Nov 24, 2022
Bouncing Back In The U.S.A. ft. Dean Gemmell
00:54:23

The guys give an update on the Stu Sells 1824 Halifax Classic (3:00), discuss the Canadian Mixed Championship (4:30) and which events Curling Canada pays for, and why (9:00). They also get into the residency rule (19:00).

The guys then chat with Dean Gemmell, interim CEO of USA Curling, (25:20) about building a stronger community, creating a new TV network partnership, almost building an Ice Sports Complex with Mark Messier, collecting dues and allocating funds, potentially finalizing cities for the US Nationals, the relationship with NBC Sports, expanding streaming options for US Curling, building new facilities and gives his thoughts on the residency rule.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social support by Griffin Porter.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Nov 17, 2022
The Art Of The Sweep
00:37:03

Kevin sits down with Joel Retornaz and Amos Mosaner to talk about their new lineup (2:00) and asks Amos what it’s like to bring Olympic Curling Gold back to Italy (3:30), the popularity of curling in Italy (5:45), the importance and impact of the Olympics (9:00) and training for big events (11:00).

Kevin is then joined by Hammy McMillan Jr. and Bobby Lammie (16:00) to discuss Lammie's training regiment and new trainer (17:30), sweeping techniques (20:30) and setting team goals (26:15).

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic, recorded by Steven Coyle, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

 

Nov 14, 2022
Just Getting Started ft. Kerri Einarson
00:57:01

The guys recap the Pan Continental Championship (2:45), the NuFloors Penticton Classic (10:25) and the Swiss Cup (13:15), they chat about the newest member of the World Curling Federation (20:45), discuss the 2023 Scotties and Brier staying 18 teams (22:18) and they take a very interesting question about the in-arena experience (28:40).

They are then joined by Kerri Einarson to talk about the season ahead, scheduling, playing at the Pan Continental Championship, a few early hiccups, being coached by Reid Carruthers, Scotties staying at 18 teams, the improvement she’s seen from Shannon Birchard and playing mixed doubles.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Nov 10, 2022
Working Out With Carruthers and Gunnlaugson
00:23:56

Kevin interviews Reid Carruthers and Jason Gunnlaugson about finding success early with their new lineup (1:45), working out and training to get ready for the new season (2:15), setting up team goals (3:45), the timing of the trials (9:10), new ideas like ‘no extra ends’ (12:30) and teams wearing their regular jerseys (13:30). The guys then answer a listener email about what clubs can do to help out and provide more value for dues (18:55).

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, recorded by Steven Coyle, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Nov 04, 2022
USA Curling CEO Resigns ft. Tyler George
01:02:31

Kevin, Warren and Jim provide an update on some of the latest news from around the curling world (2:30) including the Pan Continental Championship (5:30), the downfall from USA Curling (11:00), no Olympics in Vancouver in 2030 (14:00) and they take your questions (20:00).

Olympic gold medalist and curling analyst, Tyler George, joins the guys 927:30) to talk about the situation with USA Curling, how to grow the sport starting at the grassroots level, club fees, how to market the sport, the best way to sell the sport and he gives his thoughts on some of the rules.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

Contact the podcast -- insidecurling@gmail.com

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Nov 02, 2022
Going Perfect While Skip-less
01:01:31

The guys kick things off by discussing their picks from the HearingLife Tour Challenge (10:45), the results from the Mixed Curling Championship (13:30), the Pan Continental Championship (21:00), voting over issues surrounding dues at Grand National (27:00), wonder if skips try to listen in on each other's discussions on the ice and try to ‘steal signs’ (32:00) and Warren updates listeners on the 5.5hr USA Curling Meeting (23:00).

The guys are then joined by Oskar Eriksson and Rasmus Wranå (35:50) from Team Edin after taking home the HearingLife Tour Challenge men’s title.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Oct 26, 2022
New Look For Team Homan
00:35:10

The boys talk about the event in Grand Prairie (1:00), wonder if the 2-tier system is a good thing. (8:30) and Kevin & Warren give their predictions for the rest of the event (15:00).

Kevin then chats with Rachel Homan (16:45) about the upcoming season, her new team, changing roles, the advantage her team has up front and what it takes to create a strong brand in curling.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Oct 22, 2022
The President Speaks
01:03:55

The newly elected president of the World Curling Federation, Beau Welling, joins the guys (26:00) to talk about his approach to the new role, challenges within the sports, how to attract a younger audience, strategy that they are putting into place to grow the sports and he gives us his thought on a World Cup of Curling tournament.

Kevin, Warren and Jim also discuss the Grand Slam event in Grand Prairie this weekend (1:20) along with several other events around Canada including Swift Current and Stroud, Ontario (5:55), questions if it’s strategy or skill that gives elite teams the advantage (8:40), talk about the Jeff Plush situation with US Women’s Soccer League (10:40), Canada Curling officially adopts the No Tick rule for major events but wonder if is it necessary for recreational play (15:30), give their prediction fort he HearingLife Tour Challenge (22:00), and they discuss an email regarding membership fees and where exactly the money goes (52:00).

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Oct 19, 2022
Keeping Busy With Brad Gushue
00:32:52

Brad Gushue joins the podcast to discuss his exciting final against Nik Edin at the Boost National, the right amount of teams at the Brier, the differences and similarities between Brett Gallant and E.J. Harnden, taking longer breaks between events, his conversation with Curling Canada on how they can grow the sport, and the rise of curling around the globe.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded by Christian Ryan, edited by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social media for this episode was created by Luis Ramirez.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Oct 13, 2022
Exciting Start To The Season
00:34:29

The guys dissect all the happenings at the first Grand Slam event of the season in North Bay, Warren makes a correction from last week's podcast and they discuss the recent investigation into systemic emotional abuse and sexual misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League which was headed up by current USA Curling CEO, Jeff Plush.

Warren and Kevin getting into how the competitiveness has ramped up on the world stage, discuss how many teams should be in a national championship and the guys take a question for Winnipeg.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Oct 11, 2022
The First Grand Slam
00:20:08

Kevin explains pool play, updates us on how some of the new-look teams are doing at the first Grand Slam event of the season in North Bay, Ontario, and the guys give us their takeaways from the event.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Oct 08, 2022
We’re Back!
00:44:44

With the curling season underway, Jim, Kevin and Warren are back with all the latest! They discuss the new World Curling Federation (WCF) President (4:30) and wonder how things could improve on the world stage, the PointsBet Invitational (10:20), explain why the Grand National was suspended (16:40), the Grand Slam of Curling is back in North Bay and WCF implements the no-tick rule (30:00).

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 03, 2022
Matt Dunstone on tournament formats & picking his team
00:22:34

Kevin Martin is joined by Matt Dunstone to talk about how he got his start in curling, the best way for newcomers to get involved in the sport, tournament formats, the residency rule, his new team and free agency, and if it would make sense to have a World Cup of Curling.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Aug 11, 2022
Bruce Mouat talks off-season training
00:32:38

Bruce Mouat joins Kevin Martin to talk about playing two disciplines, how funding works for the athletes in Great Britain, prize money, schedule and fatigue, off-season training, tournament formats, and the tick rule.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded by Amil Delic,  mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jul 26, 2022
Jennifer Jones on rule changes & her new team
00:22:57

Kevin Martin chatted with Jennifer Jones about finishing the season with her team, moving to a new team, the process in which she picked her new team, fatigue throughout the season, tournament formats and playoff systems, and potential rule changes.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Jul 12, 2022
Tabitha Peterson on 5-player teams & no-tick zone
00:29:39

Kevin Martin catches up with Tabitha Peterson to discuss what she's been up to after the Winter Olympics, how she got started in curling, the growth of curling in the United States, the party atmosphere at clubs, her thoughts on the High-Performance Program, training at the Minnesota Vikings facility, the tiebreaker scenario at the Olympics, different playoff systems and tournament formats, how top American teams are formed, five-player teams, the importance of practice, and the new no-tick zone.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded by Amil Delic,  mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Additional production & social support from Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 28, 2022
Eve Muirhead on Travel, Olympic Gold & HELLO!
00:31:42

Back in April, Kevin caught up with Olympic gold medalists Eve Muirhead while she was in Toronto for the Player’s Championship. They talk about her Olympic run, her HELLO Magazine cover, the busy season and dealing with injuries, her curling lineage and when she started to play the sport, playing in two disciplines, expanding rosters, possible rule changes and what the interest would be like for a World Cup of Curling.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded by Amil Delic,  mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Jun 14, 2022
End of Season Extravaganza
01:38:10

It’s our last show of the season and our biggest one yet! Warren and Kevin kick things off by discussing the world juniors where Canada was relegated on the women’s side, and the guys explain what that means. We also look ahead to next season and how the event schedule is shaping up.

Should curling clubs dial back their rules for league play? Warren explains in Hot Rock Topics why emulating the pro game doesn’t necessarily translate to the clubs.

We empty out our inbox for our Mailbag segment answering your questions about moving the hog line, how to get kids and younger adults into curling, and why some curlers use a different brush or a corn broom while sliding.

In Storytime, Kevin pays tribute to his dear friend Thomas Ulsrud, who passed away from cancer recently.

We have not one but three guests for our season finale as we’re joined by Sportsnet’s Kristina Rutherford (31:48), Postmedia’s Ted Wyman (51:50) and Gregory Strong (1:10:30) of the Canadian Press. We meet the press to chat about what they believe were the biggest curling stories of the season, who were the best teams in the world, the future of mixed doubles, which player or team surprised them the most, and what lies ahead for curling in Canada plus what needs to change.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

May 31, 2022
Revising the Residency Rules ft. Jock Tyre
00:57:47

The final major curling tournament of the season is underway and the guys discuss the latest on the world juniors in Sweden and how Canada is performing. The WCF has renewed its agreement with Swiss sports marketing agent Infront and Warren explains what they've done for the sport.

Here we go again as the residency rules debate returns for Hot Rock Topics with Team Gushue’s announcement that they’ve added Northern Ontario’s E.J. Harnden at second. Is it time for Canada to revise or outright get rid of residency rules to keep up with the rest of the world?

This week’s Mailbag question asks: Why can’t networks provide hog-to-hog split times for every shot? Stick around for Storytime as Kevin takes us on a trip to Japan where he played mallet golf on a mountain.

Our guest this week is Jock Tyre, the longtime manager of the Kelowna Curling Club. Jock talks about how his club has continued to grow, getting younger blood into the building, his thoughts on the residency rules and separating the pro level from the club circuit, reaching out to people who have never curled before, how COVID has impacted his club, and if triples could work at the national level. Jock also explains what’s on tap for the summer including a camp with Kevin.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

May 17, 2022
Finishing the Season in Style ft. Kerri Einarson
00:57:29

The Grand Slam season has come to a close and Kevin has the lowdown on what proved to be quite an emotional week for many teams splitting up. Warren recaps the Canadian under-18 championships and the wheelchair mixed doubles worlds plus provides a look at the upcoming world juniors.

Streaming for curling events has been on the rise in recent years and the guys discuss the current complications and how it’ll all unfold going forward in our Hot Rock Topics.

How can clubs increase membership through Learn to Curl programs? One listener provides some suggestions in our Mailbag segment.

Fresh from winning the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup, Kerri Einarson joins the show (34:30) to talk about her latest Grand Slam title victory, capturing three straight Scotties Tournament of Hearts and earning bronze at the women’s worlds. Amid the flurry of team changes, Kerri also discusses her team’s decision to stick together.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

May 11, 2022
Scottish Tans and World Titles ft. Bobby Lammie
00:56:02

The guys are back with plenty of news and notes! Warren provides an update on the U18s as well as the World Mixed Double Wheelchair event in Finland, and they also talk about what happens to top curlers after the age of 50.

In the mailbag segment, the guys discuss why Canada is no longer THE 'superpower' in curling and if the parity is better for the sport.

They are then joined by Scottish curler and the World Mixed Doubles winner (with Eve Muirhead), Bobby Lammie! Bobby tells the gents what Bruce Mouat like on and off the ice, getting a Scottish tan and his impressive golf game.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

May 04, 2022
World Championships Wrap ft. Kevin Koe
00:32:35

It’s a very special edition of the podcast as the guys share their thoughts on Canada’s run at the mixed doubles, Warren tries to sort through the playoff confusion at the senior world championships and Kevin praises the diverse range of non-traditional countries competing in the event.

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season concludes next week with the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup in Olds, Alberta, and Kevin runs through the unique field featuring the top winners of the year in one last showdown with some familiar faces and a handful of newcomers.  

Kevin caught up with skip Kevin Koe during the Princess Auto Players’ Championship in Toronto. Koe talks about growing up in Inuvik, how he started curling at age 12, his new team for next season with Tyler Tardi, Brad Thiessen and Karrick Martin, why he prefers the triple knockout format and more.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Apr 29, 2022
Straight shooting with the Sherriff ft. Matt Dunstone
00:51:32

The curling community convenes in Geneva this week and Warren brings us up to speed on the mixed doubles worlds and senior worlds events. Team Tirinzoni’s Melanie Barbezat and Esther Neuenschwander are stepping back after the season and Kevin explains the impact they’ve had on the game as three-time reigning world champions. Kevin also gives a shoutout to Vegreville, Alberta, for hosting “Val Sweeting Day.”

Should teams be allowed to shake hands to concede early? The guys discuss in Hot Rock Topics as things have gotten murkier with betting implications now a concern.

Our Mailbag segment discusses the rules surrounding sweeping. Don’t forget if we answer your question, you will receive a free e-copy of Warren’s book, Sticks and Stones, documenting how curling became an Olympic sport. 

Stick until the end of the show as Kevin shares a funny tale in Storytime involving Donny B, jet lag and heated toilet seats.

Matt Dunstone is our guest this week to talk about his new lineup in Manitoba with B.J. Neufeld, Colton Lott and Ryan Harnden, setting goals in his career, reflecting on the 2016 world juniors with a who's who of curling, planning out his team’s schedule for next season, getting the SGI Canada Best of the West tournament running and mixing things up with the doubles portion of the event. Matt also shares how he got the nickname “the Sherriff.”

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Apr 27, 2022
Hasselborg makes GSOC history ft. Mike Harris
01:00:16

The Princess Auto Players’ Championship has wrapped up in Toronto and Kevin and Warren share their thoughts on Anna Hasselborg and Bruce Mouat’s big wins with Team Hasselborg becoming the first women's club to win all four majors. The world mixed doubles championship begins this weekend, Warren highlights the favourites and Kevin explains why it’s great to have a variety of countries playing in the event.

Hot Rocks Topic: A junior mixed doubles tournament is taking place in Sweden and the guys wonder why there isn’t a world junior mixed doubles championship and what more can be done to grow the discipline.

Our Mailbag is filling up with questions on what to do with the residency rules and the guys weigh in on why it needs to change. 

Sportsnet curling analyst and 1998 Olympic silver medallist Mike Harris is our guest this week to share his thoughts on the Princess Auto Players’ Championship, why Team Homan needed to make a lineup change, the advanced software system British Curling has set up to analyze their games for high-performance teams plus the distinct challenges facing Canadian teams with national coaching.

Mike also shares his picks for the world mixed doubles championship, why he’s riding with Canada’s Brett Gallant and Jocelyn Peterman, what more Canada can do for mixed doubles and why Italy winning Olympic gold was great for the growth of the game.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Apr 19, 2022
At The Players' Championship
00:25:10

The Players’ Championship is well underway. Kevin provides the latest on what he’s seeing on the ground and talks about how they’ve renovated Maple Leaf Gardens, now the Mattamy Athletic Centre. They also wonder if fatigue might be setting in for some of the teams and give their picks for the weekend.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Apr 15, 2022
The Cream of the Crop ft. Oskar Eriksson
01:00:53

The best curlers in the world are in Toronto this week. Kevin gives us a recap of what went down in Vegas at the World Championships and provides us with a bit of a preview from the Players’ Championship (5:30). The guys then discuss if curling events are too long (22:30), what is the best format for determining who makes the playoffs in events (28:15), they answer your questions (32:00), and they wrap things up with a story from Kevin.

While in Toronto, Kevin had the opportunity to sit down with Olympic gold medalist and World Champion, Oskar Eriksson, to discuss his incredible season, how the no tick rule played out in recent events, mixed doubles, and how Team Nik Edin’s business is structured.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Apr 14, 2022
King and Queen of the Olympics ft. Amos Mosaner & Stefania Constantini
00:16:33

It’s a very special episode of Inside Curling as Olympic gold medallists Stefania Constantini and Amos Mosaner join the podcast to discuss running the table at the mixed doubles competition in Beijing, how crazy their lives have been since returning home, the increase in interest in curling in Italy, how they developed their craft and taking their curling careers step-by-step in the future. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Apr 08, 2022
Viva Las Vegas
00:53:35

The world men’s curling championship is in full swing in Las Vegas and Kevin brings us up to speed on the latest live from the Orleans Arena. Kevin and Warren also discuss some of the surprises and explain the tricky ice conditions. The guys also review the latest curling team breakups including Team McEwen and why the Mike McEwen and Reid Carruthers dynamic didn’t work out. 

Our Hot Rocks Topic takes aim at the draw shot challenge as Canada continues to struggle once again despite it being such a critical part of the game when it comes to breaking ties. We also answer another question about curling statistics in our Mailbag segment and Warren tells us about the history of the men’s worlds in Story Time. 

Our guest this week is Jon Killoran, who is the CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games coalition that has hosted curling events in Las Vegas. Killoran shares with us how his group has managed to pull it off, the impact curling has had in Las Vegas, the growth of winter sports in general in a non-traditional market, and what other committees can do in order to host similar successful events. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen, and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Apr 05, 2022
Women’s Worlds Wrap ft. Pierre Charette
00:51:44

Hopp Schwiiz! Kevin and Warren share their takeaways from the women's worlds where Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni swept the field for gold and Canada's Kerri Einarson claimed bronze. Rachel Homan has added Tracy Fleury to her roster for next season and the guys discuss how they think it’ll work out. It’s high stakes in Las Vegas with the men’s worlds just around the corner and we’ve got the top picks to go all-in on. 

The World Curling Federation implemented the no-tick rule during the women’s worlds and Kevin and Warren weigh in on how it went down during our Hot Rocks Topic. This week’s Mailbag question asks: Should external factors like sweeping and line call affect how shots are judged by scorekeepers? 

Finally, Kevin tells a tale in Storytime about the unique way an ice-maker pebbled all the sheets at once in Scotland ... with a Scottish terrier by his side. 

Team Tirinzoni coach Pierre Charette joins the show to discuss his Swiss squad winning a third consecutive world championship, how they managed to bounce back from disappointment in Beijing, how he got involved in coaching, how his team practises for the draw-to-the-button shootout and what he thinks about the no-tick rule. Charette also explains what Team Tirinzoni has done to improve and separate themselves from the field plus how they’re able to balance curling with off-ice careers. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Mar 31, 2022
Eve Muirhead joins the podcast
00:27:12

Eve Muirhead has done a ton of winning in her career and she just won Olympic gold in Beijing. She joins the guys to talk about the performance of her team, the road to gold, playing Team Sweden in one of the crazier games at the Olympics, what changed for her the last year to get her on this winning run, how she’s feeling physically, the state of curling in the UK, and her future in the sport.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded by Andrew Holland and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Mar 25, 2022
Zoning in on the Women’s Worlds feat. Ina Forrest
00:45:51

Kevin is on the ground in Prince George, B.C., for the world women’s curling championship and provides us with the latest as Scotland was forced to withdraw to due positive COVID-19 cases. The guys also clarify comments regarding their discussion about Brad Gushue and the residency rules from our last episode. Speaking of Scotland, we also elaborate on the issue with Team Mouat not being selected for the men’s worlds in Las Vegas. 

Winning gold medals or keeping curling clubs alive? The guys tackle the “elephant in the room” on Hot Rock Topics and where Canada’s priority should lie. 

We received a funny email from a listener regarding Brier Bear and Warren learns how the costume was actually cleaned. 

They guys also chat with 4-time Paralympic medalists Ina Forrest about her team's bronze medal performance in Beijing, the shot of the tournament, wheelchair curling at clubs, how she became interested in wheelchair curling, and the growth of the sport.

Finally, Warren shares the story about “Morning Classes,” one of the greatest and longest-running traditions of the Brier.  

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by KevinMartin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates

Mar 22, 2022
Breakups and Shakeups
00:29:34

It's a special edition as the guys discuss the free-agent frenzy happening in the curling world. Brad Jacobs, Kevin Koe, Tracy Fleury and others all announced they'll be splitting up at the end of the season and Kevin Martin has the scoop on what the new lineups will look like for next season. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Mar 18, 2022
Brier Breakdown ft. Mark Nichols
00:51:40

An unbelievable Brier has come to a close and Kevin and Warren share their thoughts on Team Gushue winning the championship while playing short-handed. The guys place their picks for the women’s worlds with Canada's Kerri Einarson looking like a favourite to win, plus they also analyze Jennifer Jones’s team splitting up at the end of the season and what’s next for them. 

In our Hot Rocks Topic, Kevin and Warren weigh in on why teams should consider having an alternate on hand at all times. 

Team Mouat all release the rock the same, should Canadian teams be doing the same? Kevin takes a crack at that in this week’s Mailbag segment. Email us your questions to insidecurling@gmail.com and you could win a free e-copy of Warren’s book Sticks and Stones if we answer your question on the show.  

Kevin takes us back in Storytime when teammate Dan Petryk tried (and failed) to beat jet lag. 

Team Gushue third Mark Nichols joins us during his final day of quarantine to discuss his Brier experience, falling ill with COVID-19 just before the playoffs, watching his team win short-handed, why they didn’t have an alternate player and what Curling Canada could do to ensure younger teams are provided opportunities to compete. Nichols also looks ahead to the men’s worlds with some familiar faces from the Beijing Winter Olympics in the field. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Mar 16, 2022
From The Brier ft. Kristina Rutherford
00:33:34

Playoffs! It’s the home stretch of the Brier and Kevin and Warren try to make some sense of the confusing playoff format. Warren also analyzes the stats and how things fell into a predictable order with the usual suspects on top during the week. 

Sportsnet staff writer Kristina Rutherford joins us live from Lethbridge with the latest from the Brier. Kristina shares her surprises and disappointments so far, her prediction to win it all, plus how curling, in general, can maintain a more lively crowd and atmosphere for future events. 

Kevin and Warren also revisit Kristina’s article examining Canadian curling’s messy quest to get back to No. 1 and what needs to be done now after returning from Beijing with one bronze medal. Check on Kristina’s article Rock and a Hard Place

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Mar 11, 2022
The Brier has Begun ft. Brad Gushue
00:55:55

We’re knee-deep into the Tim Hortons Brier and Kevin and Warren share their thoughts on the first stretch featuring a hotly-anticipated matchup between Canada’s Brendan Bottcher and former teammate Darren Moulding, now with New Brunswick, plus a boisterous crowd on hand. The Paralympics are also underway and Warren brings us up to speed with Canada in good standing to start. 

Our Hot Rocks Topic takes aim at allowing teams to sweep their opponent’s rock behind the tee line and the guys are divided on what to do with the rule. Should the degree of difficulty of a shot be incorporated into the stats? Kevin and Warren answer that in our Mailbag segment and explain why it’s tricky to implement it at all events. 

The guys are joined by Olympic bronze medalist Brad Gushue to talk about his Beijing experience, the field at the Brier, when fatigue sets in, having a strong fanbase and what is the future of Team Gushue.

In the spirit of Brier week, Warren takes us back to the 1993 tournament in Story Time when the late, great ice-maker Shorty Jenkins went rogue to "fix" the ice. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Mar 08, 2022
The King of Curling ft. Niklas Edin
00:59:17

The Tim Hortons Brier is just around the corner, Kevin and Warren provide their best bets to win it all plus a couple of intriguing long shots. For all the latest curling odds, check out Sports Interaction.

Team Homan second Joanne Courtney is stepping back from competitive curling at the end of the season and the guys discuss her decision. Also, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling announced its 2022-23 schedule, Warren runs through the dates and locations while Kevin explains how communities are selected to host events. 

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, there has been a call for sporting organizations to withdraw events from the country and suspend Russian athletes from competitions. Our Hot Rocks Topic looks at the measures the World Curling Federation have taken and what more can be done. 

Could pre-positioned neutral stones be used in four-player team curling? The guys answer that question in our Mailbag segment as it’s something Warren has pondered and Kevin recalls a time in the mid-1990s when it was actually used in an event. 

No rest for the best, Kevin takes us back to 1992 in Storytime when his team went straight from the Winter Olympics to the Brier and almost reached the final while playing on fumes. 

Niklas Edin joins the show to talk about the relief of finally winning the elusive Olympic gold medal, what he’s been up to since returning home from Beijing, the future of his team, how his win will impact the growth of Swedish curling and the fairytale of progressing each step up the Olympic podium. Niklas is also preparing to represent Sweden at the world championship in Las Vegas and shares his thoughts on the no-tick rule that will be given a test run at the tournament. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Mar 02, 2022
Changing the Face of Curling ft. Andrew Paris
00:46:16

We're back with our weekly show and the Brier field has been finalized with the three wild card teams selected including Brad Gushue’s Olympic team. Warren runs through the list and Kevin wonders if it would be better if there were younger teams in the mix instead of the same contenders. Also, the WCF has tweaked its proposed changes for the world championships and Warren explains what that’s all about.

Our Hot Rocks Topic discusses a correspondence from Mike Hay of Scotland and how Great Britain reassembled its women’s team resulting in Olympic gold. Should Canada consider changing its rules restricting how teams are formed?

In our Mailbag segment, Kevin and Warren answer a question regarding the difference in ice and why Canadian teams struggle with the conditions on the world stage. Plus, stick around for Story Time as Warren pays tribute to Larry Wood, a longtime curling journalist/historian and friend of the show who passed away earlier this month.

Joining us this week for In The House is Andrew Paris, who founded the Black Rock Initiative and has partnered with Goldline Curling on the United We Curl project. Andrew shares his history with the sport, why he started the Black Rock Initiative and what he hopes to accomplish, his United We Curl brush “The Desmond” and what curling clubs can do to become more inclusive and welcoming for members of the BIPOC community.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 23, 2022
Daily Draw: Parting Shots and Takeaways from Beijing
00:24:17

The games in Beijing have come to a close and Kevin, Warren and Jim share their closing thoughts on the hottest topics. Canada’s women’s team was eliminated based on the draw shot challenge and the guys discuss if the tiebreaker process needs to be reassessed to make it fair with so much at stake. 

The guys also talk about the importance of starting with the hammer with Kevin suggesting maybe curling games should be split into halves like football to ensure one team can’t control the hammer through the whole match. 

With Canada earning just one medal taking bronze in the men’s tournament, Warren and Kevin discuss what can be done to ensure more success in the future. 

For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Feb 21, 2022
Daily Draw: Great Britain Grabs the Gold
00:20:54

That’s a wrap on the action in Beijing as Kevin and Warren break down the women’s final with Great Britain defeating Japan for gold. Although there’s no MVP award, Kevin explains why Great Britain's third Vicky Wright would be his choice. 

Kevin discusses what the pressure is like on curling’s biggest stage and Warren reflects on how Japan played a significant role in bringing curling into Nagano in 1998. 

The guys share their closing thoughts and if Canada needs to make some radical changes to return to the top of the podium. 

Also, Kevin scores bragging rights over Warren for picking Great Britain over Japan. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Feb 20, 2022
Daily Draw: Three Crowns For Sweden
00:29:26

Sportsnet’s Rob Faulds is our special guest co-host as Kevin and Warren recap a pair of medal games with Sweden’s Niklas Edin edging out Great Britain’s Bruce Mouat for men’s gold and Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg defeating Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni for women’s bronze. 

One of our listeners has sent us an email suggesting how to change the draw shot challenge and the guys respond with their thoughts to make it fair for both teams and identical across all tournaments. 

Only one game remains in Beijing and the guys are split with Kevin picking Great Britain and Warren picking Japan to win the women’s gold medal matchup. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau, Nicholas Andrade and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 19, 2022
Daily Draw: Odds and Curling Ends with Kris Abbott
00:35:52

We’re down to the medal games in Beijing and Kevin and Warren recap the men’s bronze match with Canada emerging victorious plus a pair of wild semifinals on the women’s side with Japan and Great Britain upsetting the favourites. 

With Bruce Mouat, Oskar Eriksson and Jennifer Dodds all guaranteed spots on the podium in the team event, Kevin believes there’s no reason Canadians shouldn’t be allowed to compete in both mixed doubles and four-player curling. 

Coolbet Canada country manager Kris Abbott joins the show to discuss how they got into the curling betting scene, who sets the odds, the increase in betting through the Beijing tournaments and where the future of betting in curling is heading. 

Kevin and Warren make their picks with both taking Great Britain over Sweden for men’s gold but are split on the women’s bronze between Sweden and Switzerland. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

For more curling news and notes, check out Eight Ends with Jonathan Brazeaudaily on Sportsnet.ca. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau, Nicholas Andrade and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 18, 2022
Daily Draw: Can Canada Bounce Back For Bronze?
00:31:44

Sportsnet's Rob Faulds fills in as our guest co-host as Kevin and Warren recap the latest with Jennifer Jones missing the playoffs leaving Brad Gushue as Canada's only hope at winning a medal in the men's bronze game. 

The guys also discuss what Curling Canada needs to do to improve its draw shot challenge issues for the future plus how doping is being handled with Kevin sharing what he went through during his time competing for Canada. 

They wrap things up by making their picks for the women's semifinals and are divided on the bronze medal men's game with Kevin liking the United States and Warren picking Canada. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

For more curling news and notes, check out Eight Ends with Jonathan Brazeau daily on Sportsnet.ca.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Stoakley, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 17, 2022
Daily Draw: Canada’s Still in Good Standing
00:24:35

Canada’s Jennifer Jones scored a pivotal win over the United States but sustained an upset loss to China. Kevin and Warren discuss the results plus if it’s nerves or fatigue that’s setting in. The guys also go through the standings with Jones sitting in fourth place and above the logjam while Brad Gushue, who had the day off, managed to qualify for a men’s playoff spot based on other results. 

Rachel Homan posted a candid message on social media opening up after missing the medal round in mixed doubles. Kevin and Warren reflect on the pressure of playing for Team Canada with expectations high for those who wear the Maple Leaf. 

Gushue vs. Great Britain’s Bruce Mouat is the marquee matchup in the men’s round-robin finale plus Jones wraps things up against Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont on the women’s side. Find out who the guys are going with for their daily picks. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

For more curling news and notes, check out Eight Ends with Jonathan Brazeau daily on Sportsnet.ca. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau, Nicholas Andrade and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Feb 16, 2022
Daily Draw: It’s Getting Tricky for Canada
00:31:15

We’re entering the final stretch of round-robin play in the men’s and women’s tournaments and Kevin and Warren recap the latest with Canada’s Brad Gushue sneaking out a win over China but falling to ROC in an upset. Can Gushue get into the playoffs clean? The guys also look at how the women’s standings are shaping up with Jennifer Jones idle on the day. 

Canada continues to struggle with the draw shot challenge, should it be used to break ties in the standings? Kevin shares how the players feel and Warren explains why there aren’t any tiebreaker games. Warren also investigates what’s going on with the rock handle sensors as officials have finally given up on using them due to multiple malfunctions. 

Canada and the U.S. clash in the women’s division, find out which team the guys think will win in their daily picks. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

For more curling news and notes, check out Eight Ends with Jonathan Brazeaudaily on Sportsnet.ca. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau, Nicholas Andrade and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Feb 15, 2022
Back to the Brier ft. E.J. Harnden
00:48:51

Provincial playdowns wrapped up this past week with eight more teams securing spots to the Tim Hortons Brier. Warren provides a rundown through how the field is shaping up so far. 

Russian athletes competing as ROC aren’t fooling anyone. Should the IOC get tougher on state-sanctioned doping? Kevin and Warren weigh in as it was an issue in curling four years ago and has popped up again in other sports in Beijing. 

What about alternating the hammer after every end? Our Mailbag segment answers what would happen and why it’s not the ideal solution. Finally, Kevin shares a funny tale in Storytime when his coach Jules Owchar wanted his big moment in Vancouver but was nowhere to be found. 

E.J. Harnden from Northern Ontario’s Team Jacobs is our guest this week (17:20) to talk about heading to his 13th Brier, how the playdowns were held safely during COVID-19 restrictions, how Canada is doing in Beijing and what they could be doing to improve their draw-to-the-button shootout scores. Harnden also discusses why he’s a Brier purist and prefers the old format without any wild card teams, the balancing act of ensuring top teams and provincial representatives compete for national titles, how to ensure younger curlers have a path to the top and why he believes Northern Ontario has its own spot. 

Harden also reflects on how he’s proud and grateful people credit his team for being at the forefront of change in curling by increasing the fitness aspect and seeing that continue to evolve. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 15, 2022
Daily Draw: “You Can Never Count Out Jennifer Jones”
00:26:30

She’s back! Jennifer Jones and Team Canada have returned to top form with back-to-back wins. Kevin and Warren recap how her team was able to turn it around with wins over ROC and Great Britain. Meanwhile, Canada’s Brad Gushue is cruising along and the guys share an update on a solid victory over Italy. 

Why is Canada’s draw-to-the-button shootout is bad? Kevin explains what might be causing it and Warren chimes in on why it’s crucial towards the standings without any tiebreaker games. 

The guys reflect on their picks from the last episode and lay down their best bets for the draws ahead with Jones having the day off and Gushue set for a two-game day against China and ROC. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

For more curling news and notes, check out Eight Ends with Jonathan Brazeau daily on Sportsnet.ca. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Stoakley, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Feb 14, 2022
Daily Draw: Can Jennifer Jones Get Back On Track?
00:33:27

We’re at the halfway point of the men’s and women’s curling tournaments in Beijing, Kevin and Warren discuss the latest results with Brad Gushue back in the win column but not quite in the clear while Jennifer Jones continues to trend in the opposite direction. The guys also look ahead to the back half of the schedule with some tough games still ahead for both Canadian teams. 

The stones in Beijing are getting sandpapered and Kevin explains how that makes them fresh again but also a challenge for the curlers. Also, the lights on the rock handles remain a problem and Warren believes he has the solution. 

Jones or ROC’s Alina Kovaleva? Gushue or Italy’s Joel Retornaz? Kevin and Warren place their picks for the games ahead. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

For more curling news and notes, check out Eight Ends with Jonathan Brazeaudaily on Sportsnet.ca. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau, Nicholas Andrade and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Feb 13, 2022
Daily Draw: Emma Miskew On The Pressure Of Playing For Team Canada
00:34:52

We’ve given Warren the day off and Emma Miskew joins the show to discuss skipping at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with Rachel Homan away, the impact on the sport of Italy winning mixed doubles gold, and the difference between playing in the Scotties versus the games. 

Kevin and Emma also recap the latest action with Canada losing to Sweden in both men’s and women’s tournaments plus an update on the standings. They also address the numerous technical timeouts that have occurred with the rock handle lights not coming on and why it’s a good thing they’re using different stones from the mixed doubles tournament. Emma also explains how teams match their rocks during an event. 

Emma and Kevin wrap things up with their picks for the next three draws. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

For more curling news and notes, check out Eight Ends with Jonathan Brazeau daily on Sportsnet.ca. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Feb 12, 2022
Daily Draw: Double Trouble Against Sweden?
00:30:58

Canada has hit its first stumbling block in women’s and men’s curling in Beijing with Jennifer Jones losing to Japan and Brad Gushue falling to Switzerland. Kevin and Warren recap the day’s action and what went wrong for the Canadian teams. It’s a small sample size but some teams have jumped out of the gate and Warren runs through the standings highlighting which teams to watch out for. 

Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz skips but at the second position with Benoit Schwarz throwing fourth stones. Kevin and Warren explain why some teams opt for this unorthodox setup. 

The guys answer a question from a listener about John Morris’ demeanour and how it affects the dynamic between him and Rachel Homan. Kevin also reflects on his time playing with Johnny Mo. 

Finally, Kevin and Warren put in their pick for Saturday’s games with both Canadian teams taking on Swedish squads. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

For more curling news and notes, check out Eight Ends with Jonathan Brazeau daily on Sportsnet.ca. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau, Nicholas Andrade and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Feb 11, 2022
Daily Draw: Canada Looks Ready to Rumble
00:31:44

Canada’s Brad Gushue and Jennifer Jones are now both out of the gate in Beijing and looking sharp as Kevin and Warren bring you up to speed on all the action with Gushue improving to 2-0 and Jones off to a 1-0 start. The guys also reflect on Ben Hebert’s comments from Wednesday’s episode, and they explain the differences in pressure between playing in this tournament versus the Brier.

Kevin answers a question from a listener about why Sweden’s Oskar Eriksson sometimes leans but doesn’t sweep a stone as we saw during mixed doubles play and adds how he teaches junior curlers sweeping techniques at his academy. 

Warren and Kevin wrap things up throwing down their picks for Draws 3 and 4 for the men’s division plus Draw 3  on the women’s side. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

For more curling news and notes, check out Eight Ends with Jonathan Brazeau daily during the games on Sportsnet.ca. 

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 

Feb 10, 2022
Daily Draw: Talking Sheet with Ben Hebert
00:32:50

It’s time for the men’s and women’s tournaments in Beijing and with Kevin getting the day off, we’ve got special guest Ben Hebert, gold medallist from 2010, to fill in for his former skip.

Ben discusses what it was like playing for the bigger Team Canada, curling outdoors at Mosaic Stadium, why Canada’s mixed doubles team lost on the ice and not in their preparation, when the best time to hold the trials is, and whether or not curlers should play in both mixed doubles and four-player team curling at the games.

We also get Ben’s predictions for the podium in the men’s and women’s tournament, plus his and Warren’s picks for the second men’s draw and the first couple of women’s draws.  For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

For more curling news and notes, check out Eight Ends with Jonathan Brazeau daily on Sportsnet.ca.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau, Nicholas Andrade and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 09, 2022
Daily Draw: Have Curling Canada’s flaws been exposed?
00:25:53

The hardware has been handed out and the guys recap the mixed doubles medal games in Beijing. With Italy going undefeated en route to gold, Warren reflects on the history of Italian curling. 

Did Canada lose or did other teams win? There has been a lot of criticism online after Canada missed the playoffs and Kevin and Warren explain why Rachel Homan and John Morris weren’t given a fair enough chance to succeed with so little prep time.

The games continue with the men’s and women’s tournaments and Kevin and Warren share their picks for the final four and winners for the men’s opening draw. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau, Nicholas Andrade and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 08, 2022
Scotties Hits and Misses ft. Joan McCusker
00:45:27

Warren wraps up the week that was at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Thunder Bay with Kerri Einarson’s team the class of the field capturing a third straight Canadian women’s championship. Kevin gives a quick update on the mixed doubles in Beijing and why an Italy-Norway final is a big deal for the growth of the game. 

Quiet, please! Our Hot Rock Topics take aim at fan etiquette in the sport when it comes to cheering for particular teams rather than good shots by all. Should event officials enforce rules like golf or tennis? 

Could a proper mixed doubles tour work in Canada? Kevin and Warren discuss what it would take to make it happen in our Mailbag segment. 

Olympic gold medallist and three-time Scotties champion Joan McCusker joins the show to talk about all things women’s curling. Joan shares what goes through an athlete’s mind after a heartbreaking loss, which teams she was intrigued by at the Scotties and why Andrea Crawford’s phone could be ringing off the hook as we enter in a new Olympic quadrennial. She also shares her thoughts on how Canada should proceed moving forward with the format for its national championships, if players should be dedicated to mixed doubles full-time or compete in both disciplines, and how Einarson’s team should prepare for the world women’s championship. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded by Amil Delic, mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 08, 2022
Daily Draw: Canada Comes Up Short
00:28:29

Canada missed out on the medal round in mixed doubles and the guys analyze what went wrong for Rachel Homan and John Morris and what went right for Italy with Stefania Constantini shooting the lights out all week. 

Warren and Kevin also critique if Canada’s team was set up for the best chance of success given the tight time for selection. 

Kevin explains what happens with blank ends in mixed doubles, Warren explains why Canada didn't let its athletes compete in both mixed doubles and team curling in Beijing, and the guys make their final picks for the podium.  For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 07, 2022
Daily Draw: A Crazy Night of Curling
00:29:48

An unreal tournament in Beijing just got crazier with Australia upsetting Canada in a wild extra-end affair and now Rachel Homan and John Morris must win against undefeated Italy, who maintained the momentum with a strong victory over medal contender Sweden. Kevin and Warren recap all the action, Warren notes some key stats, and the guys reflect on what went wrong with their predictions. 

Kevin explains how the power play has been used offensively and defensively while Warren chimes in on where the pre-positioned stones can be placed and why it can change depending on the ice conditions. 

We wrap up with our picks for the final round-robin draw with Kevin and Warren split on who will win between Italy and Canada.  For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

This podcast is produced by Amil Delic and Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau, Nicholas Andrade and Griffin Porter

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 06, 2022
Daily Draw: Italy is Playing 'Fantastica!'
00:32:58

We’re starting to see some separation in the mixed doubles field in Beijing and Kevin and Warren go over the latest results with Italy improving to 6-0 to stay on top and Canada coming out strong to beat the U.S. in a pivotal matchup. Warren brings us up to speed on some more interesting stats and the standings with Kevin sharing his insight as to what’s a safe record to aim for playoffs. 

The guys discuss a few unique aspects of mixed doubles such as the pre-positions stones can be placed (21:00) why the female players generally throw the first and last stones with the male player throwing the middle three (24:00) and how critical it is to get the freeze on the first shot of the game.

Kevin and Warren share their picks for Draws 10, 11 and 12 (26:30) and Jim closes things off with a funny story from 2010 involving Wayne Gretzky being denied entry as a spectator into an event in Vancouver. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 05, 2022
Daily Draw: A Curler as Canada's Flag Bearer?
00:27:36

Business has picked up at the mixed doubles curling event in Beijing! Kevin and Warren recap the latest (1:00) as Canada has stepped up its game plus Italy continues to surprise while Norway and Switzerland disappoint. The guys also discuss why there have been so many high-scoring games (4:00) and also delve into the stats (6:00) as the numbers never lie for why some prominent players are struggling. 

Four curlers were named flag-bearers for the opening ceremonies, why has a Canadian curler never been chosen? Kevin and Warren examine why it hasn’t happened yet (16:00) and if it’s overdue. 

We wrap up with our picks for Draws 7, 8 and 9 (21:00) with Canada our favourite over both Sweden and the United States. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau, Griffin Porter and Nicholas Andrade.

Feb 04, 2022
Daily Draw: “The parity is unbelievable!”
00:21:15

We’re through Day 2 of the mixed doubles competition and a logjam has already formed in the standings. Kevin and Warren run through the latest results with China and Italy jumping out as surprises, the United States struggling, and Canada splitting its pair of games to start. 

Kevin also reveals what he believes is the toughest shot in curling while Warren shares his thoughts on Kristina Rutherford's Big Read as things aren’t quite so rosy in Canada’s quest for medals. Check out the article here: https://www.sportsnet.ca/curling/longform/inside-canadian-curlings-messy-quest-to-get-back-to-no-1/

The guys also make their picks for Draws 5 and 6 and while they agree on Canada (a heavy -294 favourite) over Switzerland, they're divided on Canada vs. China. For all the latest curling odds, check out Coolbet.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Griffin Porter.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 03, 2022
Daily Draw: Let The Games Begin
00:21:00

The quest for gold has begun in Beijing with the mixed doubles competition kicking off the action. Kevin and Warren break down the opening draw results including a pair of early upset wins by China and Czech Republic plus a marquee matchup between favourites Great Britain and Sweden that did not disappoint. Warren explains if it was early-event jitters or adjusting to the ice conditions and rocks that played a factor in some uncharacteristic misses. 

The guys also look ahead to why Canada will be in tough to start against Great Britain, and they make their best bets for Draws 2, 3 and 4.

For all the latest odds, check out www.coolbet.com

Kristina Rutherford's Big Read goes inside Canada's pursuit of medals and if its identity in curling is at risk as a result: https://www.sportsnet.ca/curling/longform/inside-canadian-curlings-messy-quest-to-get-back-to-no-1/

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Amil Delic, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

Audio Credit: CBC

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 02, 2022
Scotties Underway in Thunder Bay ft. Reid Carruthers
01:05:54

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts has begun in Thunder Bay, Ont., and with a small sample size to examine, Kevin and Warren discuss if it’s just rust that has affected a few teams out of the gate or could this be the year we see some surprises in the field. The guys also reflect on their pre-event picks to win and how those teams are doing. 

In Hot Rock Topics, Brad Heidt suggests the Canadian championships should be structured like the League Cup in soccer with multiple stages and byes for the higher-ranked teams to ensure the best teams are in the final round. Could something similar work in curling? Also, holding the hammer is a huge advantage and our Mailbag segment asks what if you gave 0.5 points to the team without the hammer to start: Is it worth a shot or would it be too confusing for new fans?

Kevin shares a funny tale in Story Time from his college days when coach Jules Owchar enforced a curfew during an event and quite literally wouldn’t let him out of his hotel room to hang out with his future wife Shauna. 

Reid Carruthers, who is serving as the interim coach for Team Canada’s Kerri Einarson, joins the show to share how he came on board, what protocols are in place to make sure the Scotties Tournament of Hearts goes off without a hitch, his thoughts on the new playoff format and advice for people looking to get into coaching. Carruthers also talks about what’s going on with his provincial playdowns in Manitoba, why he was shocked but not surprised by Jason Gunnlaugson’s decision not to compete due to COVID concerns and other teams he’s looking out for. As one of a handful of curlers who have played all four different positions at the Brier, Carruthers also reveals which spot in the lineup is his favourite. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hanse, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Amil Delic.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 01, 2022
Daily Draw: Mixed Doubles Preview
00:10:16

Let the games begin! The guys run through all 10 teams set to compete in the mixed doubles event in Beijing. Who will end up on the podium? Kevin and Warren provide their picks on who they believe will take home the hardware. Also, Jim looks at a couple of interesting odds with Canada at a spicy +8000 to win all three gold medals in curling but also +800 to end up empty-handed. Which one is the more likely outcome?  

This podcast is produced by Warren Hanse & Amil Delic, recorded by Mike Rogerson, mixed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 01, 2022
Sliding into the Scotties ft. Ted Wyman
00:59:00

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts has been given the green light and the guys run through the field and make their picks to win it all in Thunder Bay. Warren also recaps the world qualification event and which countries are now heading to the world championships. 

The Olympics are a lucrative venture and Warren looks at where the money comes from, where it goes and how the athletes factor into the picture in our Hot Rock Topics. 

Should there be standardized instructions for learning to curl? Our Mailbag segment addresses that and looks at how curling clubs can attract new members. Finally, Warren takes us back in Storytime to a unique event, that awarded two points for covering the button, and what happened to it. 

Postmedia journalist Ted Wyman, who will be heading to Beijing to cover the Winter Olympics, joins the show to talk about the process of getting to the Winter Games, why he loves the game, his favourite curlers to interview, how the mixed zones will be managed at games, the format of the Scotties and Brier, and the biggest changes he’s seen in the sports.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Amil Delic.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jan 26, 2022
Full House of Wild Cards ft. Emma Miskew
00:56:15

Finally, Curling Canada has named its mixed doubles team for the Beijing Winter Olympics and, no surprise, it’s Rachel Homan and John Morris. Kevin and Warren discuss why they were selected and if the right team was chosen. Curling Canada also announced an expanded Scotties Tournament of Hearts field with three wild card teams and Warren explains what the deal is. 

In Hot Rock Topics, the guys look at the future of mixed doubles in Canada and why the sport’s governing bodies need to give it more prominence. 

Team Homan’s Emma Miskew joins the show to talk about moving up to skip for the first time at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with Rachel Homan heading to Beijing, finding ways to train as a team, all the confusion around who would be representing Ontario at the Scotties, and she works through disagreement with Rachel after of being together.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hanse, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Amil Delic.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jan 19, 2022
Kevin Koe, Ben Hebert, Kerri Einarson & Shannon Birchard join the podcast
00:33:08

Kevin sits down with Kerri Einarson and Shannon Birchard to talk about the purposed rules changes, and Shannon tells us about her family's ties to curling dating back to her grandfather and the art of sweeping (1:00).

Then, Kevin catches up with Kevin Koe and Ben Hebert to talk football, podcasting, the idea of a 5th player and how the potential rule changes could impact their style of play (14:00).

This podcast was produced by Amil Delic, recorded by Andrew Holland, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jan 16, 2022
Wild-Card Confusion ft. Marc Kennedy
00:57:37

The field is just about set for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with some curling associations holding playdowns and others naming their reps. Kevin and Warren recap the results and look into the wild-card conundrum with the rankings not paused during the latest COVID-19 crisis. Also, Curling Canada still hasn’t announced its Olympic mixed doubles team and the guys try to figure out what the holdup is with the Beijing Winter Games only weeks away. 

In Hot Rock Topics, Warren attempts to clear up the confusion surrounding provincial playdowns and why Curling Canada doesn’t intervene to ensure there’s consistency across the nation. Hit and stick around until the end of the show for Story Time as Warren looks back at the infamous “LaBonte boot” controversy from 1972 as another kicked rock controversy emerged this past week during provincials. 

Marc Kennedy, who is Beijing bound as Brad Gushue's alternate, joins the show to discuss heading to his third Olympics, how he’s avoiding COVID-19, what the team is planning on doing over the next three weeks, supporting the mixed double team, accommodations in Beijing, and the procedure if you were to test positive at the Olympics.

This podcast is produced and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Amil Delic.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jan 12, 2022
Niklas Edin & Oskar Eriksson Join The Podcast
00:23:57

As they prepare for their fourth Olympic appearance, Nik Edin and Oskar Eriksson sit down with Kevin Martin to talk about their mindset leading up to the Winter Games, what it will take to capture gold, how they tackle angles, curling in Sweden, and they give their thoughts on the proposed rule changes.

This podcast is produced and mixed by Amil Delic, recorded by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jan 09, 2022
Canada’s Mixed Doubles Dilemma ft. Colleen Jones
01:04:36

We’re back from the holidays and COVID-19 remains the main topic with more provincial championships cancelled. Kevin and Warren discuss the latest as we draw closer to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The guys also weigh in on Canada’s selection process for its mixed doubles Olympic team — with Curling Canada consulting the Canadian Olympic Committee and Own The Podium — and will it result in a fair nominee.  

Is the World Curling Federation (WCF) backpedalling on trialling new rules at the world championships? Warren takes aim at the announcement the WCF made during the holiday break in our Hot Rock Topics. We’ve proposed a World Cup model for curling in previous episodes and Our Mailbag segment clarifies how the World Cup circuit used for winter sports differs from soccer’s quadrennial World Cup. Stick until the end as Kevin takes us back to a pre-Airbnb era in Storytime to tell the tale of when he went knocking door-to-door in Vancouver to find someone who would rent their house to his team during the 2010 Winter Olympics.  

Two-time world and six-time Canadian champion Colleen Jones is our guest to talk about the biggest changes to curling over the years, advice for younger curlers, how the Olympics has fuelled international growth and how her passion has kept her motivated to continue playing. Jones also discusses what Canada should consider when choosing its mixed doubles team for Beijing and why having a deeper bench for this Olympics, in particular, makes common sense. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic and Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jan 05, 2022
Emergency Pod! Meridian Open Cancelled
00:19:01

Kevin, Warren and Jim take a few minutes to discuss how COVID-19 continues to impact the curling world as both the Canadian Olympic mixed doubles trials and now the third Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling event of the season, Meridian Open, have both been cancelled.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic and Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Dec 29, 2021
Year in Review ft. Rob Faulds, Mike Harris & Joan McCusker
01:13:13

One of the craziest years in curling has come to an end. The guys are joined by Sportsnet's curling commentating crew of Rob Faulds, colour commentator and Olympian Joan McCusker, and colour commentator and Olympian Mike Harris to wrap up the year.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic and Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Dec 28, 2021
Emptying Out The Mailbag
00:51:24

The Olympic field has been finalized and Kevin and Warren run through the final curling teams to qualify in the Netherlands. Curling Canada announced the Olympic mixed doubles trials will go ahead as planned next week in Portage la Prairie and the guys look at how COVID-19 restrictions have impacted the event. Provincial playdowns have also begun with Manitoba crowning a new Scotties champion and Kevin tells us what happened with big names like Kerri Einarson and Jennifer Jones not competing. Plus, Brad Gushue has named his fifth for the Olympics and we analyze the big reveal. 

It’s a Festivus miracle with a special “airing of grievances” as Kevin and Warren present their biggest curling beefs in our Hot Rock Topics. 

Before the year ends, we clear out our queue and answer your burning questions about: What can curling clubs do to attract younger members? Would alternating hammer every end guarantee fewer blanks? Sudden death or best-of-three finals? What’s the problem with ties? What are the finances like to run atop curling team?

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic and Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Dec 22, 2021
The Olympic Gold Standard ft. Kaitlyn Lawes
00:46:04

We kick things off with the latest news from the Netherlands as the final spots for the Olympics are up for grabs with the mixed doubles field finalized and the men’s and women’s divisions down to the wire. Meanwhile, the world mixed doubles qualification event and the Continental Cup were both cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and the guys discuss if this is a sign of things to come. Kevin also recaps the Canadian senior championships as Sherry Anderson captured a fourth consecutive title on the women’s side. 

Speaking of the Netherlands, our Hot Rock Topics this week discusses the controversy over an on-ice sponsor that led to some broadcasters not airing the Olympic qualification events until a change was made. 

This week’s Mailbag question asks how the WCF’s new test rules would affect the recreational game and Warren explains why keeping it simpler at the club level is better. Warren also reminisces about the time he was summoned to “Curler’s Court” in Scotland during Storytime. 

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Kaitlyn Lawes, who plays third for Jennifer Jones, joins the show as she prepares for a third consecutive Winter Games. Lawes talks about how it’s been since winning the Canadian trials, her biggest takeaways from previous Olympic experiences, how she prepares mentally for big games, how they’re truly a five-player team with alternate Lisa Weagle and why she believes it’s the future of the sport. Lawes also takes a look at the rest of the Olympic field and having the right support staff in place for Beijing. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic and Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Dec 16, 2021
Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys are off to the Olympics
00:23:26

Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys won the U.S. Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials in October. That earned them a spot at the Olympic Qualification Event in the Netherlands, where they went undefeated and qualified for the Olympics. Vicky and Chris join Kevin, Warren and Jim after winning the U.S. Trials to talk about their partnership, how they got into the game, their style of play,  the curling scene in Alaska, how Vicky almost quit the sport and Chris tells us how the split the sweeping between the two of them.

This podcast is produced by Kevin Martin and Amil Delic, recorded by Andrew Holland, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

 

 

Dec 11, 2021
Olympic Preparation with Brad Gushue
00:58:40

The Canadian curling club championships wrapped up this past weekend and Kevin has all the details plus Warren runs through some familiar names competing this week in the Canadian senior championships. The mixed doubles Olympic qualification event is also underway and Warren highlights the contenders. 

Following Team Bottcher’s botched dismissal of third Darren Moulding, our Hot Rock Topic looks at the need for a team behind the team to manage off-ice decisions. Our Mailbag addresses Canada’s residency rules (19:00) and if more exemptions should be granted. Stick around for Storytime (50:00) as Kevin talks about when he parted ways with John Morris in 2013 and how it turned out positive for everyone involved down the line. 

Brad Gushue is our guest (24:00) on the heels of winning Canada’s Olympic curling trials and preparing to return to the Winter Games. Gushue discusses the emotions of winning the trials, having his parents in the crowd, balancing his schedule leading up to Beijing and why having a physiotherapist is at the top of his priority list. He also explains why his team is considering competing in provincials playdowns, having both Jeff Thomas and Jules Owchar as coaches for the Olympics, how he handles the flurry of media requests and the difference in competition since his last trip to the Olympics in 2006. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic and Jonathan Brazeau.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Dec 08, 2021
Darren Moulding Explains Everything
00:33:54

After much discussion, Darren Moulding joins the podcast to explain why he wasn’t surprised when he was cut from the team, what caused tension, why things would have been better with a different coach, why he wanted to be more involved in the business side of the team, and why he believes the best is yet to come in his curling career. 

The boys share their thoughts on the news, explain why teams need an owner/general manager to make things more organized and smoother, plus the pressure on skips to juggle all those roles and more.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Kevin Martin, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Dec 05, 2021
Brendan Bottcher Joins The Podcast
00:27:57

It's a special edition of Inside Curling as Brendan Bottcher joins the show to clear the air on dropping third Darren Moulding from his team. Bottcher talks about how he regrets using “personal reasons” in the initial team release, how much influence coach Don Bartlett has on the team and how tough it is to make team decisions as a player. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Kevin Martin, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Dec 05, 2021
Bound for Beijing ft. Joan McCusker
01:07:10

Team Gushue and Team Jones are your Canadian Olympic reps and the guys discuss the thrilling week at the trials. Warren wraps up the European Championships with Scotland sweeping gold in both men’s and women’s play and the surprise of Switzerland missing the final four. 

The trials are also the focus of our Hot Rock Topic as the U.S. uses a best-of-three final to determine the champions. Should Canada follow suit? Warren explains why it wouldn’t work north of the border. The boys also look at if a draw to the button covering the pin should be worth two points in our Mailbag segment and Warren shares the history of the “Manitoba tuck” slide in Storytime (58:00). 

Joan McCusker is our guest (27:00) to talk about winning Olympic gold in 1998, what it takes to prepare for the “roller-coaster” of the Winter Games, the importance of an inner circle support group, how Canadians can compete with full-time international teams, and her friendship on and off the ice with skip Sandra Schmirler. McCusker also shares how she transitioned into broadcasting, coaching Team Scheidegger, plus the key to working with Kevin in the booth. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 30, 2021
Battle at the Canadian Olympic Trials
00:54:29

As the playoff picture becomes clearer at the Canadian Olympic trials, Kevin and Warren give their thoughts on how things are shaking down in Saskatoon. While over in Lillehammer at the European Championships, it is Scotland leading the way on both the men’s and women’s side while a usual contender has stumbled. 

Leading up the trials, Kevin chatted with a pair of top teams vying for the chance to represent Canada at the Olympics. Brad Gushue and Mark Nichols as well as Brad Jacobs and Marc Kennedy spoke about how they are preparing to be at peak performance when it came time to compete at the trials.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 26, 2021
Riding into the Olympics ft. Tabitha Peterson
00:37:55

As the Canadian Olympic Trials continue, Kevin updates everyone on his time in Omaha at the U.S. Olympic Trials, the guys answer a really interesting mailbag question, and Warren tells us how the name “Roar of the Rings” came about in our storytime segment.

Tabitha Peterson joins the podcast to talk about her big win at the U.S. Olympic Trials, what it means to her and her team to represent the U.S. at the Olympics, the eventful night that followed the win, scouting other teams going into the Olympics, having a Canadian as their coach, and what she is looking forward to most at the Olympics Games.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 23, 2021
Kevin Martin chats with Rachel Homan and Emma Miskew
00:18:02

The Canadian Olympic Curling Trials are underway and Kevin had the opportunity with Rachel Homan and Emma Mishew about their preparation leading up to the trials, how their friendship has grown over the years and they give their thoughts on the potential rule changes.

This podcast is produced by Kevin Martin and Amil Delic, mixed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Kevin Martin and Jim Jerome. Production support by Mike Rogerson.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 20, 2021
From Omaha to Saskatoon ft. Cathy Overton-Clapham
00:57:30

With the Olympic trials underway in the U.S. and just around the corner in Canada, Kevin and Warren discuss who has emerged as the top contenders south of the border plus a breakdown of Sports Interaction's odds for the favourites and underdogs to wear the Maple Leaf at the Beijing Winter Games. 

Our Hot Rocks Topic takes aim at the Canadian Olympic trials process and what more can be done to prepare teams to take on the rest of the world and the guys don’t pull any punches with their assessment of the current system! Stick around for Storytime as Kevin shares the hilarious tale of how Don Walchuk acquired ice for their drinks during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games. 

Former world champion and five-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts winner Cathy Overton-Clapham is our guest this week to talk about transitioning to coaching, what it’s like working with Cory Christensen’s team, her thoughts on the new rules being tested at the world championships plus a bit of communication breakdown during her time as a super spare with Eve Muirhead’s team. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production and social support by Jonathan Brazeau.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 17, 2021
Off to the U.S. Olympic Trials ft. Tabitha Peterson & Becca Hamilton
00:34:35

The guys discuss the Pacific-Asia Championship, the Canadian Mixed Championship and the Stu Sells Classic in Halifax. Plus, Kevin sits down with Tabitha Peterson and Becca Hamilton (12:00) to talk about the USA Olympic trials, the challenges in curling in both the mixed doubles event and the women’s event, and the potential rule changes.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 13, 2021
Why Aren’t There More Five-Player Teams?
00:39:50

A thrilling week of curling has wrapped up at the Boost National and Kevin and Warren share their thoughts on the second Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event of the season. We also get you all caught up on Pacific-Asia curling championships and the Canadian mixed curling championship plus look ahead to the USA Curling Olympic trials and who the favourites are to win.

Our Hot Rocks Topic discusses Jennifer Jones’s team utilizing a five-player rotation and why such a concept should become more common in the future. We dig into the Mailbag to address how to get younger teams more involved in playdowns and our Storytime segment reflects on the 1980 Brier when players received two purple hearts.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 11, 2021
From Chestermere, Alberta ft. Jennifer Jones & Kaitlyn Lawes
00:41:58

The BOOST National Grand Slam event is underway in Chestermere, Alberta and the guys have all the details from the tournament. The guys then chat about world rankings, players to watch, and they explain how American curling fans view the game differently than Canadian fans. Plus, Jennifer Jones and Kaitlyn Lawes join the podcast (19:00) to talk about their preparation for the Olympic Trials, the depth of talent on their team, and the potential rule changes.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, mixed by Amil Delic, recorded by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 05, 2021
The Next Generation ft. Tanner Horgan
00:58:15

The guys take a look at the pre-trials that were held this past weekend, Kevin chats about his experience in Eveleth, Minnesota where he covered the USA Mixed Doubles Olympic Trails and Warren provides an update on the World Wheelchair Curling Championship. Plus, they also preview the BOOST National, the second Grand Slam of Curling event of the season in Chestermere, Alberta, give their favourites going into the tournament and talk burnt rocks in their Hot Rock Topics segment. And stick around for storytime at the end of the podcast as Kevin spins some yarn.

Tanner Horgan joins the podcast (33:00) to talk about winning the pre-trials tournament in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, earning his team the final spot at the Olympic trials in Saskatoon. He also discusses his growth and maturity, how he joined the team, what should younger teams do to get ahead, the love of curling in his family (his sister is Tracy Fleury while his brother Jacob is on his team), how curling broadcasts helped him learn the game, the best way to build a university curling program, and how Canada should develop young curlers.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Additional editing support by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Nov 03, 2021
Weekend Update ft. Bruce Mouat and Grant Hardie
00:44:02

It’s another busy week in the curling world! Warren gets you all caught up on the Canadian Curling Pre-Trials with his favourites to win as the event heads into the home stretch plus Kevin shares the latest on the USA mixed doubles Olympic trials and Americas Challenge.

Bruce Mouat and Grant Hardie join the show (23:00) as Kevin caught up with the Scottish duo during the Masters. Bruce and Grant share their thoughts on playing in front of fans again, being named to the British Olympic team and heading to Beijing as the favourites, their off-ice preparation, adding extra rotation when they throw their stones, how to grow the mixed doubles game, and the three rules the World Curling Federation will be testing at the men’s and women’s worlds.

TICKET DETAILS for The Grand Slam of Curling – BOOST National

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This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, mixed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 29, 2021
Masters Roundup ft. Tracy Fleury
00:59:58

The Masters has come to a close and Kevin and Warren share their thoughts about the thrilling first event to the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season. The guys also look ahead to this week’s Americas Challenge, with Canada’s Team Bottcher taking on Mexico and Brazil for a spot in the men’s worlds, plus the U.S. mixed doubles Olympic trials. Speaking of the Olympics, stick around for Story Time at the end of the show as Warren tells the tale about how he helped get curling into the Winter Olympics.

Fresh off of a successful title defence at the Masters, Tracy Fleury joins the show (31:30) to talk about her team’s championship victory. Fleury also discusses how her team is gearing up for the Olympic Trials, training in Sudbury while her teammates live in Manitoba, plus her thoughts on the no-tick zone rule that was in effect at the Masters and more.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Jonathan Brazeau, mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Additional editing support by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 27, 2021
Masters Weekend ft. Anna Hasselborg & Agnes Knochenhauer
00:42:34

It’s the first Grand Slam event of the year in Oakville, Ontario. The guys recap (00:01) all the happenings from the Masters and give their favourites going into the weekend.

Plus, Kevin sits down with Anna Hasselborg and Agnes Knochenhauer (15:30) to talk about their training regimen going into the season, competing in an Olympic year, the potential rule changes proposed by the World Curling Federation and what their coach, Wayne Middaugh, brings to their team.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed by Andrew Hollands, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Additional editing support by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 22, 2021
Masters Preview ft. Brendan Bottcher
01:07:48

GSOC season is now upon us and Kevin gets us all set up providing his picks to win the Masters. Our segment taking aim at the Canadian Olympic Trials last week raised a few interesting questions amongst our fanbase and we take a look at some of your feedback in our Mailbag. Stick around until the end of the show for “Storytime” as Kevin and Warren reflect on 2001 when our co-hosts clashed during the formation of the GSOC and the Brier boycott.

Reigning Brier champion Brendan Bottcher is our special guest (29:00) to talk about how his team has been preparing for the upcoming Masters and Americas Challenge. Bottcher also shares his thoughts on what he likes — and doesn’t like — about the new rules the World Curling Federation will be testing at the men’s and women’s worlds later this season.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Jonathan Brazeau, mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Additional editing and production support by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 19, 2021
Why Are Canada’s Olympic Trials So Complicated? ft. Graham Prouse
00:59:41

We’re back! Season two of the podcast kicks off with a roundup of the latest from the tour with all of the top teams in action including some surprising results at the prestigious Autumn Gold Curling Classic in Calgary. Our Hot Rocks and Mailbag topics tackle Canada’s confusing Olympic selection process for Beijing 2022 and Kevin and Warren discuss if the pre-trials and pre-pre-trials events are even necessary for ensuring the best teams end up going to the Winter Games.

The World Curling Federation announced recently they’ll be testing new rules at the men’s and women’s world championships later this season. Graham Prouse (24:00), WCF vice president of the Americas, joins us to talk about the decision process behind changing thinking time to a per end basis, banning tick shots when the five-rock rule is in effect and having draw-to-the-button shootouts rather than extra ends to break ties during round-robin play. Kevin and Warren also offer their thoughts and how these rules will alter the pace of play issues and could help make the game more appealing to newer audiences.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, edited and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Additional production and editing support by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Oct 14, 2021
Players Association Reboot ft. Pete Steski
01:02:19

We begin this week’s show discussing the news about the Tam Heather Curling Club in Toronto receiving funding from all three levels of government and how it brings hope for clubs that are struggling with finances. The 2021 world mixed curling championship was cancelled but not because of COVID-19 and Kevin and Warren wonder if the future of the event is in doubt. We also wrap up the season weighing in on our hottest topics one more time and answer your emails about players switching positions in mixed doubles and the effectiveness of carving.

Pete Steski was an integral part of the original players association and is now looking to restart the organization. We chat with Pete about the challenges with getting a new players association off the ground, the issues curlers are facing with regards to sponsorship cresting on uniforms and scheduling of events, trying to get all of the major stakeholders of the game together in one room plus changing the direction of the tour.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, mixed and sounded designed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen, and Jim Jerome. Additional editing support by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jul 01, 2021
Addressing Inequality ft. Erin Flowers
01:01:22

Kevin and Warren clear up some confusion from last week’s episode about the differences between touching running and stationary stones plus why ending games early in high-performance events is problematic compared to the recreational level. We also answer a few fan questions about players caught swearing on a hot mic, why teams still raise brooms after bad shots and more.

Goldline Curling president Erin Flowers joins to talk about her company’s new United We Curl broom series designed to promote diversity and inclusion in the sport. We discuss what sparked the initiative, the reaction from curlers and fans, and the importance of listening to the lived experiences of the racialized community. Flowers also shares how Goldline Curling has weathered the storm through the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the company’s future relies on the grassroots game.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, mixed and sounded designed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen, and Jim Jerome. Additional editing support by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 24, 2021
It’s Letter Time!
00:56:20

Curling clubs in Saskatoon are seeking financial relief due to sharp property tax increases and Kevin and Warren weigh in with potential solutions to increase revenue streams. We’re nine months away from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics yet Sweden has already selected their curling teams with Oskar Eriksson set to play men’s and mixed doubles. The guys share their thoughts on allowing Eriksson to compete in both disciplines as well as the advantages of picking teams now.

We dig into our mailbag to answer your burning questions about clearing up the rules regarding burned stones plus whether or not teams should be allowed to concede games early in major tournaments.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, mixed and sounded designed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen, and Jim Jerome. Additional editing support by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 17, 2021
Drawing Gen Z ft. Abby Deschene
00:58:45

We kick off this week’s episode discussing the latest inductees into the World Curling Federation’s Hall of Fame and Warren provides a behind-the-scenes look at the selection process. Curling Canada has had a couple interesting departures from their board that raised some red flags with our guys. Kevin and Warren also offer their perspective on tennis star Naomi Osaka’s decision to not take part in press conferences due to mental health issues and how this can lead to discussions across all sports about the relationship between athletes and the media.

Abby Deschene is a rising star from Sudbury and part of the Northern Ontario Curling Association’s new Youth Advisory Committee. Deschene joins the show to chat about her role as well as her concerns with Curling Canada’s under-20 championships, ways to recruit newcomers, rebranding the image of the sport to appeal to Gen Z, remodelling junior programs, and more.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Jonathan Brazeau, mixed and sounded designed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Additional sound engineering by Amil Delic.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 10, 2021
Canada’s Coaching Conundrum ft. Wayne Middaugh
00:57:55

Are other countries improving on the world stage because they’re hiring Canadian coaches? Kevin and Warren weigh in on the hot topic as some curling fans believe it shouldn’t happen. We’ve also finally made it to the end of the curling season with the conclusion of the USA Curling national championships, the guys share their closing thoughts and offer insight into the summer routine for curlers.

Three-time world champion Wayne Middaugh is this week’s guest to chat about his remarkable return to the Brier, why he really liked this year’s format, the strategy behind his aggressive style of skipping, his way of putting aside bad performances, plus fitting in as coach of Sweden’s Team Hasselborg. Middaugh also answers some questions from our listeners and shares his funniest story from his playing days.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Additional editing support by Andrew Holland.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jun 03, 2021
Room for Improvement ft. Phill Drobnick
00:58:42

The world mixed doubles championship has come to a close, Kevin and Warren share their final thoughts including takeaways from Canada’s performance and the potential for growth of the sport on tour. The guys also address the buzz on our Facebook group about the need for Tier 2 development and getting younger teams into major […]

May 27, 2021
All Mixed Up ft. Brad Gushue
01:04:07

This episode is dedicated to the friends and family of the late Barry Fry. The world mixed doubles championship is now underway in Scotland and Kevin and Warren share their first impressions of the tournament including Canada’s thrilling come-from-behind win over Spain to start. Team Canada’s Brad Gushue joins the show to chat about competing […]

May 20, 2021
Bubble Wrap-up ft. Silvana Tirinzoni
00:57:17

The curling bubble has come to an end with the conclusion of the women’s worlds. Kevin and Warren share their final thoughts including how concerned should Curling Canada be with missing the podium and if all the governing bodies of the sport should follow the same tiebreaker procedure. The Facebook group has been buzzing and […]

May 13, 2021
Double in the Bubble ft. Bruce Mouat
00:57:58

This week’s show begins with a quick update on the bubble situation from Curling Canada’s Nolan Thiessen as members of the broadcast crew have come down with COVID-19 at the world women’s curling championship. Kevin and Warren also discuss Canada’s rocky start in the women’s worlds and if Canadian teams need to change how they’re put […]

May 05, 2021
Women’s Worlds Preview ft. Anna Hasselborg
01:00:39

Kevin and Warren kick off this week’s episode with a recap of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling following a thrilling Players’ Championship. The guys also tackle some of the hot button issues raised in our Facebook group such as players swearing and the use of stopwatches. Swedish skip Anna Hasselborg joins the show and […]

Apr 29, 2021
Grand Slam Season ft. Rachel Homan
00:59:49

Kevin and Warren run through the many highlights of the Humpty’s Champions Cup and preview the Princess Auto Players’ Championship. Kevin recounts how the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling came to be and discusses with Warren if there’s room for a World Cup-style series as well. Rachel Homan joins the podcast (23:00) riding the wave […]

Apr 22, 2021
King of the World ft. Niklas Edin
01:04:22

Kevin and Warren wrap up the World Men’s Curling Championship from the surprise of the week in RCF to what went wrong for Canada to miss the podium. The ice was straighter at the men’s worlds and Kevin answers a fan’s question about what kind of ice curlers actually prefer. Niklas Edin joins the show […]

Apr 15, 2021
When Worlds Collide ft. Mike Harris
01:03:27

Business has picked up at the World Men’s Curling Championship and Kevin brings the latest on the logjam at the top of the standings (1:30) from inside the Calgary bubble. Kevin and Warren explore potential format changes for future world championships with continued expansion (9:00) and answer a couple of fan e-mails (19:00) about increasing […]

Apr 08, 2021
“An American Curler In Calgary” ft. John Shuster
01:01:01

Kevin and Warren toss some final shots at the Canadian mixed doubles curling championship including how players handled hog line violations (9:00) and when a rock is burned. The guys also send well wishes to 1979 Brier champion Barry Fry (26:40), who is currently experiencing health problems. U.S. men’s skip John Shuster joins the show […]

Apr 01, 2021
Mixed Doubles Vision ft. Marc Kennedy and Val Sweeting
01:08:18

The Canadian mixed doubles curling championship is underway, we’re doubling down on the excitement as Kevin and Warren kick off the podcast talking about what they’ve enjoyed so far (3:15). As the creator of mixed doubles, Warren also weighs in on whether or not the sport has progressed the way he envisioned (4:30). Marc Kennedy […]

Mar 25, 2021
The Champs Are Here ft. Brendan Bottcher and Darren Moulding
01:08:25

We’re wrapping up the Brier and Kevin gets technical about the lively rocks and ice speed. Fresh off of winning their first Brier, Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher and third Darren Moulding join the show to talk about how they pulled it off, the controversial incident with British Columbia where Steve Laycock smashed his broom on […]

Mar 18, 2021
The Brier Bubble ft. Don Bartlett
01:14:36

Breaking News! Inside Curling joins Sportsnet! Kevin, Warren and Jim start the show by talking about the partnership and why it was important to them. On the podcast this week, the guys discuss if 10-end games are too long for viewers or if too much thinking time is the issue, why TV ratings might be […]

Mar 11, 2021
46: Reviewing the Scotties With Champion Kerri Einarson; Previewing the Brier with Brendan Bottcher
01:12:53

What a show this week! We talk with Kerri Einarson who just repeated as Scotties Champion and then speak with Brendan Bottcher who’s been to the last 3 Brier Finals. We discuss the challenges of a tournament in the bubble.You won’t believe the hassle that Kerri had with her drivers’ licence.Reviewing the fitness level of […]

Mar 04, 2021