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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.