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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.