55 episodes

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 • 141 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.

    Double in the Bubble ft. Bruce Mouat

    Double in the Bubble ft. Bruce Mouat

    This week’s show begins with a quick update on the bubble situation from Curling Canada’s Nolan Thiessen as members of the broadcast crew have come down with COVID-19 at the world women’s curling championship. Kevin and Warren also discuss Canada’s rocky start in the women’s worlds and if Canadian teams need to change how they’re put together and structured in order to keep up with other nations. 







    Scottish skip Bruce Mouat joins to discuss his spectacular run sweeping back-to-back Grand Slam men’s titles at the Champions Cup and Players’ Championship. Mouat explains what the Grand Slams mean to him, how much analytics has an impact on his strategy, the mechanics of his teammates throwing the same plus how his team was put together in the first place and how things have changed within British Curling since then.







    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. Additional editing support by Andrew Holland.







    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.

    • 57 min
    Women’s Worlds Preview ft. Anna Hasselborg 

    Women’s Worlds Preview ft. Anna Hasselborg 

    Kevin and Warren kick off this week’s episode with a recap of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling following a thrilling Players’ Championship. The guys also tackle some of the hot button issues raised in our Facebook group such as players swearing and the use of stopwatches. 







    Swedish skip Anna Hasselborg joins the show and provides an update on the latest from inside the bubble amid COVID-19 concerns. The 2018 Olympic gold medallist shares stories about moving to Edmonton at age 19 to become a better curler, an incident involving pizza in Kevin’s hot tub, how playing in the Grand Slams helped her team get to the top, and much more. Hasselborg also teaches the hosts a Swedish cheer! 







    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. Additional editing support by Andrew Holland.







    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
    Grand Slam Season ft. Rachel Homan

    Grand Slam Season ft. Rachel Homan

    Kevin and Warren run through the many highlights of the Humpty’s Champions Cup and preview the Princess Auto Players’ Championship. Kevin recounts how the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling came to be and discusses with Warren if there’s room for a World Cup-style series as well. 







    Rachel Homan joins the podcast (23:00) riding the wave of her remarkable return to capture the Humpty’s Champions Cup just three weeks after giving birth to daughter Bowyn. Homan chats about winning her record-extending 11th Grand Slam women’s title, the evolution of her team’s lineup with changes this season, her desire to return to the Winter Olympics, her advice for younger curlers, and more.







    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 editing assistance by Andrew Holland.







    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.

    • 59 min
    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
    “An American Curler In Calgary” ft. John Shuster

    “An American Curler In Calgary” ft. John Shuster

    Kevin and Warren toss some final shots at the Canadian mixed doubles curling championship including how players handled hog line violations (9:00) and when a rock is burned. The guys also send well wishes to 1979 Brier champion Barry Fry (26:40), who is currently experiencing health problems. 







    U.S. men’s skip John Shuster joins the show (31:00) from inside the Calgary bubble and gives the rundown on the world men’s curling championship. Shuster talks about how his team was able to pull off the “Mira-curl on Ice” at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, what has changed in his life since striking gold, the growth of the game south of the border plus some of the young guns coming up in the system. Shuster also shares his funniest story involving the Olympic trials and a trip to the Omaha zoo. 







    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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

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.

DarcyLedene ,

I’m hooked !!!

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

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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