A podcast about curling: Its players, its strategy and its growth. Ryan is an arena curler in Virginia and Jonathan curls and coaches in England. Together they took 3rd at the 2013 Steers and Beers Bonspiel.
Curling in Slovenia w/ Štefan Sever
Slovenia is a country that has everything, but doesn’t have a lot of anything. So says Štefan Sever, who joined us from quarantine at the World Junior B Curling Championships to tell us all about curling in his country. And while Slovenia doesn’t have a lot of curlers, 150 total according to Štefan, it does … Continue reading Curling in Slovenia w/ Štefan Sever →
Emergency Podcast: Inside the cancelation of the World Junior Bs
The 2022 World Junior B Curling Championships, which determine the final entrants for World Juniors, was canceled on Jan. 6 after an outbreak of COVID-19 among the competitors. We are joined not only by our usual co-host, Jonathan Havercroft, but by all of Team England: Joe Sugden, Felix Price, Archer Woods and Harry Pinnell. They … Continue reading Emergency Podcast: Inside the cancelation of the World Junior Bs →
Aussies in the Olympics, Sexy Sponsors, Event Cancelations and Team Breakups
What a couple of weeks it’s been in the curling world. For the Olympic qualifier, we cover Australia’s mixed doubles triumph, the start of the men’s and women’s events and the EasyToys sponsorship resolution. Next, we discuss upcoming events that have already been canceled and the status of others. Finally, Jonathan puts the breakup of … Continue reading Aussies in the Olympics, Sexy Sponsors, Event Cancelations and Team Breakups →
Olympic spots on the line
We go around the world as curling teams start earning spots at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. We cover the USA Curling Olympic Trials, Canadian Olympic Trials, European Championships and the upcoming mixed doubles Olympic Qualification Event. In addition to the action on the ice, we talk about the hoops we’ve had to jump through … Continue reading Olympic spots on the line →
The present and future of Scottish women’s curling
In this episode: Recapping the World Wheelchair Curling Championships Updates from the Canadian pre-trials & US mixed doubles trials The Scottish women’s team is selected for Euros (but not Olympic qualifying) A recent event looking at why young women are dropping out of youth curling in Scotland Looking ahead to international events and Olympic trials
What does the future of curling live-streaming look like?
In this episode we discuss the fragmented state of curling live streams and how it mirrors the world of streaming overall. What will the future hold for live streaming of curling events, both on tour and at the national and world level? Also in this episode: Olympic qualifiers Canadian Pre-Trials British Curling’s team selections World … Continue reading What does the future of curling live-streaming look like? →
Focus on growing the game
Ryan and Jonathan do a great job of covering the growth and development of curling. They strive to introduce guests and lessons to help clubs and organizations of all types and sizes learn how to grow the grassroots of our great sport.
Great way to get into curling
This podcast is fun. I’m new to getting into this sport and you don’t have to be an expert to follow. Clearly has plenty for the hardcore fans too, but a very easy way to get into this area. Highly recommend for anyone interested.
It’s great to listen to a novice perspective on curling.