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E23: Four-time U.S. Olympian Debbie McCormick from the Players' Championship

We are in downtown Toronto this week for the Grand Slam of Curling's Players' Championship! And even more rare is the fact that TESN's Joe and Price are together for this week's podcast recording. Our special guest this week is four-time U.S. Olympic curler Debbie McCormick! Working now as a rep for Goldline, Debbie talked with Price about an array of topics. You don't want to miss this one. Plus The Godfather filled us in on Rochester Curling Club's charity bonspiel "The Gathering" last...


E22: Recapping Women's Worlds plus Madison Curling Club's Dan Wiza

We're back this week and Price Atkinson has co-host "The Godfather" Joe Calabrese on the scene again to recap the Women's World Championship in Denmark plus look ahead to next week's Men's World Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta. This week's guest is Dan Wiza from the Madison Curling Club who is throwing second stones for Team Murray at the 2019 U.S. Mixed Nationals in Denver. He's also on his way to the Senior Worlds in Norway next month and is looking for another spot in the World...


E21: Two-time US Olympian Ann Swisshelm plus Pete Fenson, Sarah Anderson

This week host Price Atkinson is in Silkeborg, Denmark for the 2019 Women's World Curling Championship where Team USA Led by Jamie Sinclair made a run at the playoffs. But in the end they came up a game short. Price talks this week with two-time U.S. Olympian and WCTV commentator Ann Swisshelm about Team USA, how the round robin unfolded as well as the untimely injury to skip Jamie Sinclair. After the team was eliminated, he talked with Sarah Anderson who filled in for Jamie in their final...


E20: US Olympic gold medalist and USA Curling ambassador Tyler George

After a week off, Price and Joe are back with a LOT of ground to cover with "championship season" in full bloom with the U.S. Mixed Nationals in the books and many other USA Curling national championship events ongoing. Our guest this week is 2018 U.S. Olympic gold medalist turned ambassador for USA Curling the one and only Tyler George. He filled us in on what he's doing in his new role with the USCA, what a typical day is like working all over the country, could a return to elite-level...


E19: Wrapping up U.S. Nationals plus Granite Curling Club president Phil Shryock

After a week off to catch up on sleep and health from our week in Kalamazoo, TESN's Price Atkinson and "The Godfather" Joe Calabrese look back on the amazing week bringing you the 2019 U.S. Curling Nationals from the Zoo. We welcome in Granite Curling Club president Phil Shryock, as the GCC is hosting the 2019 U.S. Mixed Doubles Nationals in Seattle this week. He talked about the excitement within the Club, preparing to host the championship, reaction in the local Seattle area and more. Plus...


The USA Curling Nationals playoffs field is now set

TESN's Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson are at the 2019 USA Curling Nationals in Kalamazoo and the playoffs are now set on the men's and women's side. They break down all the action and Friday's playoff matchups from the Wings Event Center. You'll also hear interviews with skips John Shuster, Todd Birr, Korey Dropkin, Jamie Sinclair, Cory Christensen and birthday girl Stephanie Senneker plus Becca Hamilton and Colin Hufman. We've got you covered with the latest from the U.S. Nationals!


E17: Team Persinger skip Rich Ruohonen trying to get the podcast bump

Host Price Atkinson is back this week but "The Godfather" Joe Calabrese is not. He's en route from Rochester, NY to Kalamazoo, MI with the TESN goods and equipment with the 2019 U.S. Curling Nationals starting Saturday. But Price welcomes Team Persinger skip Rich Ruohonen who begged to get back on in order to acquire the podcast bump and slipped Price a few $$$$ in order to make it happen. And we also catch you up on last week's Curling World Cup and our podcast schedule from next week while...


E16: Team Senneker and a preview of the upcoming 2019 USA Curling Nationals

Host Price Atkinson is away this week so "The Godfather" Joe Calabrese is in the captain's chair and is joined by Sean Murray and Marc Beyer to preview the field for the upcoming 2019 USA Curling Nationals in Kalamazoo, MI (Feb. 9-16). Joe also talks with guest and skip Stephanie Senneker, who will be the "hometown" team on the women's side of the field. It's a loaded episode so get ready. We are your home for USA Curling!


E15: Junior skip Sam Strouse preparing for his first USA Curling Nationals

We had a fun guest interview this week with 18-year old junior skip Sam Strouse, who just qualified for his first USA Curling Nationals. And it will be played just two and a half hours from his home in Midland, Mich. What a memorable first Nationals including his Dad as his team's coach! Plus "The Godfather" has his weekly the segment-you-can't-refuse and this week it's with James Honsvall from the St. Croix Curling Club (MN). Plus Price finds out which fast food joint will be Joe's only...


E14: Setting the stage for the USA Curling Nationals with KCC's Marcus Gleaton

This week we begin setting the stage for the upcoming 2019 USA Curling Nationals in Kalamazoo, Mich. (Feb. 9-16) with Kalamazoo Curling Club president Marcus Gleaton. He fills us in on all the happenings around the upcoming Nationals and what curling fans can do around the Zoo. Plus "The Godfather" is back with the segment-you-can't-refuse and talks with Travis Hamilton and Ryan McGhee from the Curling Club of Virginia. We have an update from the 2019 USA Junior Nationals, Continental Cup in...


E13: Devin Heroux plus SportsNet/NBC Sports analyst & gold medalist Kevin Martin

We're back for another exciting episode this week from the Meridian Canadian Open in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Joining TESN's Price Atkinson this week is CBC Sports and curling beat writer extraordinaire Devin Heroux. Plus Olympic gold medalist and Sportsnet/NBC Sports curling analyst Kevin Martin joins us again this week!


E12: Happy New Year with Jeff Annis from the Heather Curling Club

A very merry Happy New Year and welcome back as hosts Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson ring in 2019 by catching up on everything from the pre and post-holiday break around the world of USA Curling. Plus we have the Segment-You-Can't-Refuse as "The Godfather" welcomes in Jeff Annis from the Heather Curling Club in Mapleton, MN. Don't forget we are YOUR home for all things USA Curling!


E11: Mike Harris, Brad Gushue, San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club

TESN's Price Atkinson and "The Godfather" Joe Calabrese have a loaded pre-Christmas/New Years episode including a huge upset last weekend at the Dakota Challenger Spiel. They also give their top-5 USA Curling moments from 2018. In this week's guest interviews, Price caught up with Olympian and Sportsnet analyst Mike Harris who talked about misconceptions with the Grand Slam of Curling events and growth of the sport in the United States. Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brad Gushue also talked...


E10: NBC Sports/Sportsnet analyst Kevin Martin plus Sarah & Taylor Anderson

On this week’s episode TESN hosts “The Godfather” Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson begin by mourning the loss of longtime U.S. junior coach, beloved friend & skip, and former USCA staff member Bev Schroeder. We dedicated this episode to Bev. Price caught up with NBC Sports/Sportsnet analyst and gold medalist Kevin Martin as well as Sarah & Taylor Anderson from Team Sinclair at the Boost National in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland. They pack a lot into this episode. Enjoy and thanks to all...


E9: Continental Cup's Rod Paulson and the Traverse City Curling Club

Host Price Atkinson locks down the podcast this week and touches on Jared Allen and Team All-Pro’s buzz at the Curl Mesabi Classic last weekend in Eveleth. Congrats to Team McCarville and Team Persinger for winning the women’s and men’s events. And we’ve got another Segment-You-Can’t-Refuse with Don Piche from the Traverse City Curling Club in Michigan. It’s a very busy month and we’re just getting started with the Curling World Cup this week, Grand Slam of Curling Boost National next week...


E8: Andrew Stopera and Steve Taylor from the Aksarben Curling Club

We’re back after a brief break for the Thanksgiving holiday last week. Price and Joe get you caught on the Twin Ports Mixed Doubles last weekend in Duluth. We also look ahead to this weekend’s Curl Mesabi Classic field and retired NFL defensive end Jared Allen’s team entered in the event. The Godfather himself brings you the Segment-You-Can’t-Refuse, talking with Steve Taylor from the Aksarben Curling Club in Omaha, Nebraska. Don’t forget the second leg of the Curling World Cup is next week...


E7: Cory Christensen, Madison Bear and the Las Vegas Curling Club

TESN’s “The Godfather” Joe Calabrese and Price Atkinson return with the latest on USA Curling including Price’s week at the Tour Challenge (Tier 1 & 2) Grand Slam in Thunder Bay, Ontario where a record eight US teams were in action. Team Christensen skip Cory Christensen and new lead Madison Bear on their new-look lineup this season, success playing in their very first Grand Slam of Curling event and which teammate is the best roadie DJ! In the Segment-You-Can’t-Refuse, Joe catches up with...


E6: Matt Hamilton & Chris Plys plus Buffalo Curling Club's Danielle Buchbinder

Price Atkinson and CurlingZone’s Gerry Geurts are in Thunder Bay, Ontario where a record eight USA Curling teams are playing in the Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge (Tier 1 & 2). They bring you the latest from all the US teams, making some noise among all the Canadian teams. Price also catches up with Team Shuster’s Matt Hamilton and Chris Plys on their 3-0 start in round-robin play and qualifying for the playoffs. “The Godfather” Joe Calabrese is back with the segment-you-can’t-refuse,...


E5: Curling Club at Penn State University's Bobby Torres and Nichole Kanady

Hosts Joe Calabrese returns from his spiel in Ontario and Price Atkinson shares a few stories from the week at the Masters Grand Slam in Truro, Nova Scotia. They get you caught up on what happened during a busy weekend plus the location for 2020 USA Curling Nationals, Curling World Cup pools announced and more. In the segment-you-can’t-refuse, Joe spotlights the Curling Club at Penn State University with Bobby Torres (President) and Nichole Kanady (PR director). The students share the...


E4: The squad from Team Senneker and Marcus Gleaton (Kalamazoo Curling Club)

This week host Price Atkinson and CurlingZone President/CEO Gerry Geurts are in Truro, Nova Scotia from the Canadian Beef Masters Grand Slam. This week our Joe Calabrese catches up with the gang from Team Senneker as well as Marcus Gleaton from the Kalamazoo Curling Club in the segment-you-can’t-refuse Price & Gerry look back at the Canad Inns Classic, the Huron RepoGraphics Oil Heritage Classic in Sarnia, what’s going on with the American teams (Shuster, Sinclair, Roth) at the latest Slam...