The Curling Show
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The place where the world's top curlers and the sport's leaders are interviewed.
||Rich 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|
||Carter 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|
||Kalynn 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 guys from Hulse & Durrell can’t curl. But they can do brand ID.||So it’s not the usual guest on this episode because we’re fairly sure that Ben Hulse and Greg Durrell are horrible curlers. They are, however, rather brilliant when it comes to creating compelling identity packages for sports organizations and||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mark Kean, 2015 Ontario Men’s Champion.||At the Recharge with Milk Ontario Tankard, it was Team Kean topping Team Epping in an exciting final. I spoke to Mark about the biggest win of his career, a call in the 10th end he wouldn’t make again, and the fact that he and John essentially trade||2/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Julie Hastings, 2015 Ontario Women’s Champion.||Outside of Ontario, she may not be as well-known as Rachel Homan or Sherry Middaugh, but Julie and her team have been working toward this moment for over 20 years. Yes, you read that right — Team Hastings has been playing together since 1994. Of course||2/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brent Laing, 2015 Alberta Boston Pizza Cup champ. That’s different, isn’t it?||The longtime second for Ontario’s Team Howard joined the revamped Team Kevin Koe in the off-season. The new lineup — Kevin Koe, Marc Kennedy, Brent, and Ben Hebert — has had an up-and-down season while they adjust to a new dynamic, but t||2/15/2015||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.