The Curling Show
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The place where the world's top curlers and the sport's leaders are interviewed.
||CleanOntario’s Jake Higgs in a pre-Tankard conversation.||Ontario’s Jake Higgs is a savvy player on the ice and great with commentary behind the glass. (I put Jake in my Top Five when ranking funniest curlers behind the glass. I have to figure John Cullen would be in my Top Five as well but I’ve neve||2/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDerek Brown, Director of High Performance at USA Curling.||Since 2011, Scotsman Derek Brown has led the High Performance Program at USA Curling. I spoke to him about the efforts to improve American results on the international stage and the current state of the program. That’s hardly the conversation in a n||1/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCharley Thomas and more brush talk.||Team Charley Thomas has qualified in every spiel they’ve played this year — and they’ve remained at the center of the brush controversy while doing it. I talked to the 2-time World Junior Champion about that and a whole lot more in this interv||12/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Howard and Buck Goodbrand.||Glenn Howard and Buck Goodbrand are on the phone to discuss the brushing controversy in our sport and the release of the Team Howard documentary on US-based platforms.||11/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanArchie Manavian, President of Hardline Curling.||Archie Manavian of Hardline Curling is on the phone to discuss Broomgate.||10/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBen Hebert and Marc Kennedy of Team Kevin Koe.||Marc Kennedy and Ben Hebert join Dean Gemmell on The Curling Show to talk about wins and, ah, brushes. And equipment. And the Blue Jays. And a few other things.||10/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRich Lepping, Chair of USA Curling.||Many listeners of this podcast will know my history with USA Curling. I spent nearly five years on the Board as a Director and a representative of the Athletes’ Advisory Council, and believe the organization can serve our sport well. But there was a||9/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCarter Rycroft, 2015 Tim Hortons Brier champion.||So right now, he’s lighting it up at second at the 2015 World Men’s Curling Championship. But we talked to Carter just before he traveled from Edmonton to Halifax about his team’s unlikely run to the Brier title. It’s the second ti||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanKalynn Park, 1/2 of Canada’s 2015 Mixed Doubles champions.||Her father, Kevin Park, has worn the Maple Leaf and now she will at the 2015 World Mixed Doubles Championship in Sochi. After a runner-up finish in 2014, Kalynn Park and two-time World Junior Champ Charley Thomas are this year’s Canadian Mixed Doubl||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
The best curling podcast ever!
This is not shuffleboard on ice. Gives the listener a great appreciation of the skill, strategy, and complexity of Canada's greatest game (sorry hockey). A must listen.
For curling fans, a great way to hear the opinions of the professionals
If you don't know curling already, this podcast will be lost on you. But if you're a fan, it's a great way to hear the opinions of the pros and others involved in the sport at the highest levels. As an American and first-year curler, I found the interviews with the top athletes to be very educational, both for their insight to the "mental game" and as an aid to learning about curling in Canada. Definitely worth visiting the website to hear older podcasts not available through iTunes.
This show concentrates on interviews with top curlers (virtually all Canadians), and there's a lot of good information given by the curlers. Unfortunately, Dean Gemmell is absolutely insufferable as a host. His smart-alec interviewing style distracts from the curlers, and his continual moaning about the Continental Cup has grown beyond tiresome. If he can tone down the wiseacre schtick, the podcast would be far better.