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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 [email protected] 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.