The Curling Show
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The place where the world's top curlers and the sport's leaders are interviewed.
||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|
||Steve Laycock of Saskatchewan, 2015 U.S. Open of Curling champion.||He showed his savvy ways as a currency trader when he led his team to a win at the U.S. Open of Curling in early January, securing a wad of American cash to spend on a vacation in Palm Springs. But Team Laycock has done more than just win in the USA — t||1/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tracy Horgan, 2014 DeKalb Super Spiel and Mesabi Classic champ.||This interview was recorded way back in early December, shortly after Team Horgan of Sudbury had the biggest cash spiel win of their career. Since then, they went on to win the Curl Mesabi Classic in late December. Who knows what kind of success they migh||1/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brad Gushue, 2014 Pinty’s Masters Champion.||With Mark Nichols back throwing third stones, Team Gushue captured the first event in the Grand Slam of Curling series on Sportsnet by defeating the red-hot Team McEwen in a final game that featured back-to-back four-enders. I talked to Brad shortly after||11/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||John Cullen from Cullen and a Curler.||He may not be the most accomplished curler I’ve had on the show but he’s a decent lead for Team Joanisse and an even better stand-up comedian. Not only does John host the popular Cullen and a Curler but you can find him at comedy clubs across||10/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matt Wozniak of Team McEwen.||It’s easy to forget that Team McEwen has been together for eight years. But after a rocky start all those years ago, this team just kept improving and now ranks as one of the very best in the game. I spoke to second Matt Wozniak about the journey an||9/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Earle Morris, now behind the sheet of Team Morris/Canada.||After an extraordinary run coaching Team Homan, Earle Morris thought he’d take a break. The good news for fans of the game? He changed his mind. I talked to Earle about his decision to take on the role of coaching his son’s veteran lineup this||8/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Richard Hart talks about coming back to Team Howard.||He stepped back after the 2011 season but he’s wading back in now. Richard Hart is returning at third for Team Howard — we talked about the challenges of a comeback, the veteran lineup and how the game has changed in just the last couple of years. N||6/18/2014||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.