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Curling Hall of Famers Kevin Martin and Warren Hansen talk everything curling with host Jim Jerome. No show brings you more expertise, insight, and knowledge about curling's past, present and future.

Inside Curling with Kevin Martin & Warren Hansen Sportsnet

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    • 4.5 • 135 Ratings

Curling Hall of Famers Kevin Martin and Warren Hansen talk everything curling with host Jim Jerome. No show brings you more expertise, insight, and knowledge about curling's past, present and future.

    King of the World ft. Niklas Edin

    King of the World ft. Niklas Edin

    Kevin and Warren wrap up the World Men’s Curling Championship from the surprise of the week in RCF to what went wrong for Canada to miss the podium. The ice was straighter at the men’s worlds and Kevin answers a fan’s question about what kind of ice curlers actually prefer. 







    Niklas Edin joins the show (22:50) fresh off of winning a record third consecutive world men’s title and fifth overall. Edin discusses what strategy his team employed en route to victory, how he got into curling, his success in other sports such as pool, what was going through his mind when he made the championship-winning shot, and the current state of curling in Sweden. 







    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. 







    Audio Credits: Sportsnet and World Curling TV.







    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    When Worlds Collide ft. Mike Harris 

    When Worlds Collide ft. Mike Harris 

    Business has picked up at the World Men’s Curling Championship and Kevin brings the latest on the logjam at the top of the standings (1:30) from inside the Calgary bubble. Kevin and Warren explore potential format changes for future world championships with continued expansion (9:00) and answer a couple of fan e-mails (19:00) about increasing scoring and having spares for mixed doubles. 







    Curling analyst and coach Mike Harris joins the podcast (28:00) from the bubble with his thoughts on the men’s worlds. The 1998 Olympic silver medallist also explains the differences in training between teams he’s coached in China, Scotland and Switzerland plus how those countries bring up young players through the system. Mike also breaks down an average day broadcasting at the Winter Olympics and takes a shot at the age-old question: Why are so many curlers also good at golf? 







    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, 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.

    • 1 hr 3 min

    Mixed Doubles Vision ft. Marc Kennedy and Val Sweeting 

    Mixed Doubles Vision ft. Marc Kennedy and Val Sweeting 

    The Canadian mixed doubles curling championship is underway, we’re doubling down on the excitement as Kevin and Warren kick off the podcast talking about what they’ve enjoyed so far (3:15). As the creator of mixed doubles, Warren also weighs in on whether or not the sport has progressed the way he envisioned (4:30). 







    Marc Kennedy and Val Sweeting join the show from inside the Calgary curling bubble amid their quest for the mixed doubles title (27:50). Kennedy and Sweeting explain how they’ve adjusted from four-person team play to mixed doubles (30:55), divvying up sweeping duties (35:05), when to use the power play (48:50), and more. The group also discuss forfeit implications on the heels of Darren Moulding dropping out of the event due to a back injury (50:50). 







    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, 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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Champs Are Here ft. Brendan Bottcher and Darren Moulding

    The Champs Are Here ft. Brendan Bottcher and Darren Moulding

    We’re wrapping up the Brier and Kevin gets technical about the lively rocks and ice speed. 







    Fresh off of winning their first Brier, Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher and third Darren Moulding join the show to talk about how they pulled it off, the controversial incident with British Columbia where Steve Laycock smashed his broom on the ice and caused a 45-minute delay, what’s the deal with sandpapering the rocks late in the event, plus getting ready to represent Canada at the upcoming world championship. 







    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, 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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Brier Bubble ft. Don Bartlett

    The Brier Bubble ft. Don Bartlett

    Breaking News! Inside Curling joins Sportsnet! Kevin, Warren and Jim start the show by talking about the partnership and why it was important to them.







    On the podcast this week, the guys discuss if 10-end games are too long for viewers or if too much thinking time is the issue, why TV ratings might be at a low this year and Kevin Martin drops science on how ice is made for the Brier. The boys also share the latest rumblings on the world mixed doubles championship, whether or not the Brier winner will have bubble fatigue and the hilariously interesting history of the Brier patch. 







    Martin’s longtime former lead Don Bartlett joins the podcast to talk about life inside the bubble as the coach of Team Alberta, how the two originally teamed up back in the day, starting the Don Bartlett Classic in Gander, N.L., how much has changed in the game over the years and some of his favourite moments. 







    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Andrew Stoakley, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, 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.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

DarcyLedene ,

I’m hooked !!!

Such great insight was living legends :) see you on the golf course again next summer Kevin !

123Kdgs ,

Great insight and stories

I like the content on the podcast and all the insights I to the game along with all the stories. I like how they are able to get a variety of guests on the podcast to hear their perspectives. One improvement would be less repetition of topics. It seems like they mention one topic and it drags on for about a month with repeating the same facts. Instead of rehashing the topic, I would love to hear about new insights/issues/interviews. I like the episodes where they interview someone who is doing something neat at the club as it is always interesting to hear what other clubs are doing to get more people curling.

somewhere in northern ontario ,

all around great podcast on curling !

I really appreciate the thoughtful discussion by Kevin and Warren from week to week, with great guests who seem to echo the same consistent sentiments in the development of the sport, ie lots of dated philosophy in the provincial and national curling associations. The host Jungle Jim is great at keeping the discussion moving along at a comfortable conversational pace, interjecting with humour but overall the discussion is serious about growing the sport for the viewership as well as those on the ground who play and enjoy it. I think it gives local club board of directors lots of food for thought about how to keep our clubs healthy and thrive, and build the sport from our youth to seniors, and enjoy the sport at whatever level we play.

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