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A Curling Podcast

A Curling Podcast

Location:

United States

Description:

A Curling Podcast

Language:

English


Episodes

Curling in Belgium w/ Gery Hermans

7/19/2021
You may not be familiar with Belgium’s international curling representatives. And that’s perfectly fine. What you need to be aware of is curling is growing in Belgium thanks to a focus on making it a fun, social experience. We talked with Gery Hermans of Curling Club Zemst about the growth of the sport in Belgium. … Continue reading Curling in Belgium w/ Gery Hermans → The post Curling in Belgium w/ Gery Hermans appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:25:58

Curling in Australia w/ Lyn Gill

7/13/2021
Australia has a vibrant curling community despite several road blocks. There are no dedicated curling facilities and very few ice rinks. It’s a large country whose population centers are spread out. So how is Australia growing the sport and making the semifinals at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships? We spoke to native Australian and … Continue reading Curling in Australia w/ Lyn Gill → The post Curling in Australia w/ Lyn Gill appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:45:40

“What’s your favorite dinosaur?”

6/28/2021
Ryan came prepared to talk about curling. Jonathan came prepared to talk about dinosaurs. The compromise is an episode where we assign a curler to each of the Top 10 most popular dinosaurs. It is peak summertime content. Plus news from the curling world, including the cancelation of the World Mixed Curling Championship. The post “What’s your favorite dinosaur?” appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:35:16

Curling Case Study: Indiana’s Fort Wayne Curling Club

6/21/2021
Fort Wayne Curling Club has had an interesting history. The club in northeast Indiana starting curling on skating ice in 2010. Since then, they’ve moved not once, but twice to two different dedicated curling rinks. How did this club go from arena ice to a three-sheet dedicated facility to another four-sheet facility? We asked president … Continue reading Curling Case Study: Indiana’s Fort Wayne Curling Club → The post Curling Case Study: Indiana’s Fort Wayne Curling Club appeared first on...

Duration:00:51:33

Our Curling Wishlist

6/7/2021
Jonathan and Ryan give their wishlist for the 2021-22 curling season and beyond. We look at our own curling experience, the podcast and competitive curling and give you our ideas that we hope happen. Plus, recent curling news from Sweden to Kansas City. Let us know what’s on your curling wishlist: Follow us on Twitter … Continue reading Our Curling Wishlist → The post Our Curling Wishlist appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:04:46:30

Team VPN and News from Around the Curling World

5/18/2021
First up we review women’s worlds, the slams and men’s worlds and learn why Jonathan has started calling Russia “Team VPN.” This leads to debates about live streams, Olympic expansion and rugby codes. Then we give quick previews of mixed doubles worlds and US nationals. Finally, we have curling news from Lithuania to LA and … Continue reading Team VPN and News from Around the Curling World → The post Team VPN and News from Around the Curling World appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:50:52

2021 World Women’s Curling Championship Preview

4/19/2021
Get ready for the 2021 World Women’s Curling Championship with our in-depth preview. We go team-by-team and give you what to watch for during the tournament. Plus, we get to know three of the teams thanks to interviews with China’s coach, Marco Mariani, Japan’s coach, Connor Njegovan, and Korea’s coach, Lim Myung-sup. Estonian Curling with … Continue reading 2021 World Women’s Curling Championship Preview → The post 2021 World Women’s Curling Championship Preview appeared first on Rocks...

Duration:01:12:38

Exploring Ed Lukowich’s Sci-Fi Novel, The Trillionist, with Andrew Heaton

4/13/2021
And now for something completely different. We dive into Canadian curling champion Ed Lukowich’s sci-fi novel, The Trillionist and Ed’s Trillion Theory. Joining us to explore the concepts in the novel is Andrew Heaton. Heaton is a comedian, author, political satirist and host of the sci-fi podcast “Alienating the Audience.” Trillion Theory Andrew Heaton Andrew … Continue reading Exploring Ed Lukowich’s Sci-Fi Novel, The Trillionist, with Andrew Heaton → The post Exploring Ed Lukowich’s...

Duration:00:46:11

Run it Back: 2009 World Men’s Curling Championship Final w/ Kerr Alexander

4/5/2021
“Run it Back” is our continuing series looking at important games from curling’s Olympic age. In this edition, we talk to Actual Scotsman Kerr Alexander about the 2009 men’s Worlds final between David Murdoch and Kevin Martin. This game includes the most infamous strategic decision in curling history. Other Topics: Scottish sporting shortcomings, acoustic guitar … Continue reading Run it Back: 2009 World Men’s Curling Championship Final w/ Kerr Alexander → The post Run it Back: 2009 World...

Duration:00:54:51

2021 World Men’s Curling Championship Preview

3/24/2021
We have all you need to know for the 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship. First, we preview each team, including an interview with China’s coach, Sören Grahn. Then, we break the teams down into tiers and discuss the possible scenarios that will impact qualification for the 2022 Olympic Games. As many as six teams will … Continue reading 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship Preview → The post 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship Preview appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:49:07

2021 Brier Review

3/16/2021
Bottcher Time is here. Plus: Did this Brier give us a look at the future? Who’s now (or still) the favorite to represent Canada at the Olympics. 3rd End Saskatchewan vs. Wild Card 2 The post 2021 Brier Review appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:59:59

Galleria Gold: The 1991 USA Curling Women’s National Champions

3/7/2021
We proudly bring you the story of the 1991 USA Curling women’s national champions from Houston, Texas. All four team members help take us through their journey from a mall skating rink to the world championships. YouTube playlist of footage from 1991 The post Galleria Gold: The 1991 USA Curling Women’s National Champions appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:35:35

2021 Brier Preview

3/3/2021
We preview a wide-open, veteran-heavy Bubble Brier. Which teams will be most impacted by the shortened season? Which teams are going to pull upsets? Is it Bottcher Time? Plus, info on how to watch the Brier in the United States and other podcasts you might enjoy. The post 2021 Brier Preview appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:32:35

Inside the Calgary Curling Bubble with Amanda Gates from Northern Ontario

3/2/2021
We are excited to welcome Amanda Gates, the lead from Northern Ontario, to take us inside the Calgary Curling Bubble. Amanda describes her team’s preparation before entering the bubble and the moment she knew this was unlike any curling tournament she’d played in before. We also learn about why it’s special to represent Northern Ontario … Continue reading Inside the Calgary Curling Bubble with Amanda Gates from Northern Ontario → The post Inside the Calgary Curling Bubble with Amanda Gates...

Duration:00:29:38

2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Review & Awards

3/2/2021
We are here to sort out the results of the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts as well as give out some awards. First, we look at the storylines that emerged from Team Canada’s victory over Ontario in the final and Alberta’s run to the semifinal. Then, we hand out some awards including Rookie of the … Continue reading 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Review & Awards → The post 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Review & Awards appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:41:28

How Curling Orgs Can Help Foster Diversity

2/24/2021
The Global Initiative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Curling has lofty goals. They want to inspire all of curling’s stakeholders (from the very top to the grassroots) to make the sport reflect the communities in which it’s played. We are joined by India’s P.N. Raju, the USA’s Monica Walker and Sweden’s Sara Carlson to … Continue reading How Curling Orgs Can Help Foster Diversity → The post How Curling Orgs Can Help Foster Diversity appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:01:19:50

Run it Back: 2001 Scott Tournament of Hearts Final with Sean Graham

2/15/2021
“Run it Back” is our continuing series looking at important games from curling’s Olympic age. In this episode, we discuss the 2001 Scott Tournament of Hearts final between Colleen Jones and Kelley Law. Joining us is Sean Graham from the Game of Stones Podcast to discuss this game’s place in curling history. Among the topics: … Continue reading Run it Back: 2001 Scott Tournament of Hearts Final with Sean Graham → The post Run it Back: 2001 Scott Tournament of Hearts Final with Sean Graham...

Duration:01:00:55

Actual Curling! Scotties, Swiss & Japanese Previews, but Women’s Worlds is Canceled

2/8/2021
For the first time in almost a year we get to talk about major curling events. First, we preview the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts with Jonathan’s 10 things to watch. Then, we preview the Swiss Championships and Japanese Championships and tell you why they’re intriguing this year. Finally, we interject with an update on … Continue reading Actual Curling! Scotties, Swiss & Japanese Previews, but Women’s Worlds is Canceled → The post Actual Curling! Scotties, Swiss & Japanese Previews,...

Duration:00:44:41

Nothing is Rotten About Curling in Denmark

1/26/2021
In 1998, the Danish women’s curling team took home silver at the Nagano Olympics. They did this despite no dedicated curling rinks anywhere in their country. Since then, curling has grown in the country and Denmark has regularly sent teams to the Olympics. We talk to Danish curling president Henrik Christoffersen and Mads Nørgaard of … Continue reading Nothing is Rotten About Curling in Denmark → The post Nothing is Rotten About Curling in Denmark appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:39:36

USA Curling’s Changing Membership Structure

1/17/2021
What does it mean to be a member of USA Curling? What benefits does an individual or club get from membership? That’s now in the process of changing. USA Curling is rolling out a new membership structure where individuals, not just clubs, can join the national organization. In this show, we talk about what that … Continue reading USA Curling’s Changing Membership Structure → The post USA Curling’s Changing Membership Structure appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:01:01:06