Inside Curling

Inside Curling

Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen
Sep 17, 2020 55 min

23: Our Interview with Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Kaitlyn Lawes

A great conversation today with Kaitlyn, who plays third for the Jennifer Jones team that won gold for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Kaitlyn also curled with John Morris in the mixed doubles event at the 2018 Winter Olympics where they won gold. Kaitlyn became the first person to win gold in curling two consecutive Olympics. We ask Kaitlyn about the days when she worked TWO jobs for Kevin and how one of them almost went very, very wrong. She also talks to us about the changes to Team Jones schedule for the fall amidst COVID. She gets into her love of mixed doubles and how it may be a path to getting new people to the sport. She's quite outspoken about junior curling and the current Scotties format.
Sep 10, 2020 1 hr 1 min

22: Ice Maker, Ice Maker, Make Me Some Ice

The boys had on Mark Shurek, the best ice maker in the world. You’re going to be surprised about how much needs to be considered when laying down a sheet of ice. Also, why Mark almost left the game...for not very nice reasons. And Warren gives us an update from The World Curling Federation
Sep 03, 2020 52 min

21: How Does a Guy Get a Drink Around Here?

Kevin tells a hilarious story about sneaking drinks into the Olympic village and the dilemma of where to get ice cubes. Curling is being played now and Warren has all the updates. Everyone says the game should be shortened to 8 ends but the boys are thinking maybe only 7. It’s time many competitors should be wearing helmets. Not everyone can get a seat in the lounge at curling clubs. We gotta fix that. The game is tough enough but Kevin had to throw stones with a bunch of beer spilling onto the sheet.
Aug 27, 2020 1 hr 11 min

20: Our Special Guest: Olympic and Brier Champion Brad Gushue

Olympic and Brier Champion Brad Gushue joins us this week, outspoken as ever, with strong opinions on all the hottest issues in the sport.
Aug 20, 2020 54 min

19: Interview with 2011 World Champion Reid Carruthers

The boys discuss the big problems with sponsorship cresting on player uniforms. They talk about the issues facing the playdown structure in junior curling. They get into the junior camps that Reid is doing and the vision he has for them. How do you grow curling clubs if there's no way to teach the new people who want to come in and learn and there's no ice time allotted to them? Concerns about the World Curling tour.
Aug 06, 2020 1 hr 1 min

18: Why Curling's Return to Play Plans are "Looking Really Good"

Clubs and events are making plans to get up and going. A club in the US is already open and operating. Are lively rocks and great ice conditions making the game too easy at the Elite level? It’s time for a world junior mixed doubles championship as well as junior mens and women’s doubles. Where’s the WCF and why aren't they weighing in on this? Should there be one hack or two? Where are you now, Brent Pierce? A hilarious story when Kevin fell flat on his face!
Jul 30, 2020 1 hr 6 min

17: Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes

A great interview with 3-time US National Women’s curling champion Jamie Sinclair, who grew up in Ottawa. The boys tackle the structure of curling and how it needs to be fixed. The waters are muddy when it comes to professional, amateur or recreational curling. It might be time to look at different pools for competitors at the world level. How should we go about initiating these changes?
Jul 23, 2020 1 hr 6 min

16: Are We Really the Best?

The USA might not be as good as we are but the boys say, "Watch out, here they come!" Should professionals be the only teams that play in the Brier? Not everybody likes the way TV networks cover games during a broadcast. A great history lesson about how curling used to be played and why the Americans were one of the original participants but had to back out. Where are you now, Alison Goring? A fabulous career and remarkable personal triumph! The day Warren booted Jimmy out of the arena
Jul 16, 2020 1 hr 2 min

15: Simply the Best. Better Than All the Rest...

He’s on the #1 ranked team in the world with Brad Jacobs, E J Harnden and Ryan Harnden Voted the best 2nd of all time! Provincial, Brier, World and Olympic champion... Mark Kennedy is our guest and talks about his unbelievable career with Kevin Martin, Kevin Koe and more! He does not back down on where he sees the game going and what changes need to be made.
Jul 09, 2020 1 hr 19 min

14: Things That Make You Go...WHAT???

A great interview with Jim Armstrong and his unbelievable curling accomplishments and how he stepped up to help players have a voice. Judge for yourself when the boys breakdown curling's players association. Kevin has a solution to fix what seems to be a sport behind the eight ball in that regard. Who would’ve thought that curling would fly in Las Vegas? Hear how Warren took a risk and why.
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