Curling Legends Podcast
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A weekly conversation with the players and storytellers who shaped Curling in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
||CleanEpisode 17 - Ron Northcott||Ron Northcott was Alberta curling in the 1960s. From 1963 to 1969, Ron (AKA "The Owl") won the Alberta Tankard six times, five as a skip. He went on to win the Macdonald Brier in three of those appearances, ('66,'68 and '69) following each...||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Dan Carey||Dan Carey didn't think he was too competitive. Growing up in Winnipeg, he could gauge his drive against older brother Bill, and everything seemed fine. After his hockey aspirations were thwarted by a broken arm, and having seen Bill win a Brier...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Vera Pezer||Vera Pezer has always had a mind for curling. From her early days in Meskanaw, SK, tossing stones on a two sheeter at the age of 6, Vera developed a lifelong passion for the roaring game. In our conversation, we cover her development at...||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Matt Baldwin, Part 2||In Part 2 of my conversation with Matt Baldwin, we'll cover the 1958 Brier in Victoria, where Alberta landed in a playoff against a young Braunstein rink from Manitoba. Matt will share the disappointment of perhaps his best rink, when in 1960 he...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Matt Baldwin, Part 1||Matt Baldwin begins with a story about Gordie Howe's sister in small town Saskatchewan. From there we head to Saskatoon and then Edmonton, where he (eventually) graduates with a degree in a new program for petroleum engineering. Matt's curling...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Paul Gowsell||Paul Gowsell had irrational confidence from an early age. While other junior curlers were learning the game by challenging their peers, Gowsell was taking cash and cars from the best teams in the world. When Neil Houston and Glen Jackson...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Rod Hunter||Rod Hunter now resides in Viking, Alberta, made famous for a local family with six brothers who all played in the NHL. Rod, AKA "The Arrow", found his curling fame in Manitoba, where he qualified for the Brier 4 times from 1970 to 1975, winning...||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Mike Riley||Mike Riley had a passion for curling, but it never fully consumed him. Mike reached his greatest success when he found balance in pursuing business and travel along with his curling aspirations. As a high school curler, Mike remembers...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Ed Lukowich||Ed Lukowich has been there in Curling. "Fast" Eddy has been central to some of the greatest shifts in the history of the game. He learned to curl in Speers, Saskatchewan, back while the sliding rules were being shaped. Four decades...||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Warren Hansen, Part 2||In Part 2 of my conversation with Warren Hansen, we'll dive deep into the Winter Olympics. Warren will share how curling came to be a demonstration sport in 1988 and the efforts involved to secure status as a full medal event in 1998. You...||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Warren Hansen, Part 1||Warren Hansen loves curling. Growing up in Namao, Alberta, it was a passion rivaled only by football. Warren played and coached for several years with the Edmonton Huskies of the Canadian Junior Football league, but eventually curling took...||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Errol Klinck||Errol Klinck, better known as "Colonel", started curling in Regina with his father. His grandfather, Ozzie Barkwell, skipped the team representing Western Canada at the first Brier, held in Toronto in 1927. After moving to Winnipeg,...||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Neil Houston||Neil Houston is now an Event Manager for Curling Canada. He has been instrumental in bringing the Brier to large NHL arenas and showcasing curling at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Over forty years ago, he teamed with second Glen Jackson,...||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Ernie Richardson||Ernie Richardson still lives in Saskatchewan, a province he represented at the Brier 5 times. In 1959, Ernie and his family rink of brother Garnet "Sam" Richardson and cousins Arnold and Wes Richardson won their first Canadian...||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Art Lobel||Art Lobel was born near Virden, Manitoba, then started curling as a teenager in Winnipeg...except he wasn't very good. He was actually more skilled at target shooting. Eventually Art made his way to Quebec and his curling improved. Quite a...||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Terry Braunstein||Terry Braunstein has the unique distinction of a rule being named after him. Until recently (2015), the "Braunstein Rule" prohibited junior teams of high school ages from competing in mens and womens Tankard playdowns. Terry, along with...||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Pat Ryan||Pat Ryan grew up curling in Winnipeg, where he perfected his tuck slide delivery, but found his greatest success in Alberta. Following his heartbreaking loss to Al Hackner in the 1985 Brier, Pat would go on to build a team with Randy Ferbey, Don...||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome podcast! Love hearing about the history of curling from the curling greats who experienced it themselves.
Love hearing the stories from the Legends. Great listen to and from work.
I love listening to these interviews. It's fascinating to learn about the history of curling. Seriously, I never knew about the Briar Train! Keep up the good work!