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A Curling Podcast

A Curling Podcast

Location:

United States

Description:

A Curling Podcast

Language:

English


Episodes

World Seniors Curling w/ Gery Hermans

6/24/2022
Gery Hermans from Belgian Curling returns to the podcast to discuss the world senior curling championship. Jonathan and Gery review the 2022 world senior curling championship and the Gery replays two interviews he completed at the event. The first is with Canadian Team Coach Bill Tschirhart. Bill is also the host of the podcast “A … Continue reading World Seniors Curling w/ Gery Hermans → The post World Seniors Curling w/ Gery Hermans appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:38:23

A Conversation with Germany’s Klaudius Harsch

5/26/2022
Today we are joined by Germany’s Klaudius Harsch recent winner of two world championship medals: a bronze in mixed doubles with his partner Pia-Lisa Schöll, and a silver as part of Germany’s junior men’s team. We recorded the interview between the two events. We discuss what curling is like in Germany. How he got into … Continue reading A Conversation with Germany’s Klaudius Harsch → The post A Conversation with Germany’s Klaudius Harsch appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:48:09

How The Curling Community is Helping the Ukrainian National Team

5/9/2022
In this episode Jonathan interviews two people who helped the Ukraine national team leave Kyiv, find a new training facility in Finland, and compete in the European C Curling Championship. First we talk with Natalia Menzhega the Executive Secretary of the Ukrainian Curling Federation. She talks about the history of curling in Ukraine, how she … Continue reading How The Curling Community is Helping the Ukrainian National Team → The post How The Curling Community is Helping the Ukrainian...

Duration:00:40:31

Latvia’s Road to the Paralympics w/ Poļina Rožkova

4/11/2022
Latvia’s wheelchair curling team, led by skip Poļina Rožkova, made its Paralympic debut at the 2022 Games in Beijing. Poļina tells us about the team’s road from the B division to Paralympic qualification and takes us behind the scenes in Beijing. This includes her team’s conversations about whether or not to potentially play against Russia … Continue reading Latvia’s Road to the Paralympics w/ Poļina Rožkova → The post Latvia’s Road to the Paralympics w/ Poļina Rožkova appeared first on...

Duration:01:00:25

Did Olympic and Paralympic success mean more curlers in Sweden?

3/28/2022
Sweden captured four curling medals during the Olympics and Paralympics in 2022, including gold for Niklas Edin. But did this unparalleled success lead to more curlers in the country? We talk to development officer Sara Carlsson to find out all about curling in Sweden: from how their high performance program is set up to the … Continue reading Did Olympic and Paralympic success mean more curlers in Sweden? → The post Did Olympic and Paralympic success mean more curlers in Sweden? appeared...

Duration:00:54:53

Starting a wheelchair curling club w/ Stewart Pimblett

3/8/2022
Stewart Pimblett has been a dedicated curler even before he started playing. His journey to try the sport at the rink in Kelso, Scotland was a harrowing one and is one of the most incredible “how I started curling” stories you’ll hear. He went on to establish the Northern Ice Wheelchair Curling Club and has … Continue reading Starting a wheelchair curling club w/ Stewart Pimblett → The post Starting a wheelchair curling club w/ Stewart Pimblett appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:52:08

Meet the Wheelchair Curling Teams at the 2022 Paralympics

2/28/2022
Get to know each of the wheelchair curling teams scheduled to compete at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. Please note this was recorded and posted before a definitive decision has been made on the participation of the team representing the Russian Paralympic Committee. 2022 Paralympic Curling Schedule Oyuna Uranchimeg’s Journey to the Paralympics The post Meet the Wheelchair Curling Teams at the 2022 Paralympics appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:33:36

Narratives and favorite things from the Olympics

2/21/2022
We recap a fun Olympic curling tournament. First, we discuss the narratives surrounding the performances of Canada, Sweden and Great Britain. What’s next for Curling Canada? Do we have a new greatest curler of all time? Is Team GB’s process justified? Then we list our favorite things from these Olympics, including the BBC’s dislike of … Continue reading Narratives and favorite things from the Olympics → The post Narratives and favorite things from the Olympics appeared first on Rocks Across...

Duration:00:57:23

How the Olympics expands Japan’s curling “pond”

2/15/2022
Like the United States, interest in curling soars in Japan during the Olympics. This interest has reached even greater levels following Japan’s bronze medal performance at the 2018 games. Naoki Iwanaga, a former competitive curler from Japan now living in the US, joins us to talk all things Japanese curling. We discuss the differences in … Continue reading How the Olympics expands Japan’s curling “pond” → The post How the Olympics expands Japan’s curling “pond” appeared first on Rocks...

Duration:00:46:28

Breaking down the Olympic playoff races

2/14/2022
And down the stretch they come! Every team at the Olympics has three games left on their schedule at the time of this recording. First, we try to untangle the women’s standings. Then, we breakdown the game that will probably decide the men’s playoff field. Olympic and Paralympic Curling Schedule Our Welcome to Curling series … Continue reading Breaking down the Olympic playoff races → The post Breaking down the Olympic playoff races appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:25:16

Mixed doubles in Beijing was wild and wonderful

2/7/2022
As everyone predicted (and by everyone, we mean no one), Italy will face Norway for the mixed doubles curling gold. In this episode we review the mixed doubles competition going into the gold- and bronze-medal games, especially the fantastic stories of Italy and Australia. We also discuss what trends could emerge in mixed doubles as … Continue reading Mixed doubles in Beijing was wild and wonderful → The post Mixed doubles in Beijing was wild and wonderful appeared first on Rocks Across The...

Duration:00:20:59

Curling in Kenya w/ Laventer Oguta and Haggai Odhiambo Ogak

2/7/2022
Everyone’s Olympic curling dream has to start somewhere. For Laventer Oguta and Haggai Odhiambo Ogak, that dream starts New Jersey. These two members of the Kenya Curling Federation recently got their first experience on curling ice at Plainfield Curling Club with hopes that they will soon represent their nation in World Curling Federation events. They … Continue reading Curling in Kenya w/ Laventer Oguta and Haggai Odhiambo Ogak → The post Curling in Kenya w/ Laventer Oguta and Haggai...

Duration:00:54:55

Meet the women’s curling teams at the 2022 Olympics

2/2/2022
A truly phenomenal field of champion curling teams will go for gold during the women’s tournament at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Listen to our Welcome to Curling series See the 2022 Olympic curling schedule The remarkable return of Korea’s Team Kim China’s Han Yu prepares for the Olympics The post Meet the women’s curling teams at the 2022 Olympics appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:34:24

Meet the men’s curling teams at the 2022 Olympics

2/2/2022
Some of the most decorated men’s curlers in the sport’s history are in the 2022 Olympic curling field. Listen to our Welcome to Curling series See the 2022 Olympic curling schedule The Ballad of John Shuster Curling in Denmark with Mads Nørgaard The post Meet the men’s curling teams at the 2022 Olympics appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:32:09

Korea’s Team Kim makes triumphant Olympic return

1/31/2022
We’ve documented the trials and tribulations that Korea’s Team Kim Eun-jung experienced during and after their Olympic silver medal. Well, now we get to hear about the happy part of their story. The part where Team Kim earned its way back to the Olympics. We are joined by coach Peter Gallant and curling consultant Melvin … Continue reading Korea’s Team Kim makes triumphant Olympic return → The post Korea’s Team Kim makes triumphant Olympic return appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:46:47

Meet the mixed doubles curling teams at the 2022 Olympics

1/27/2022
The Olympic mixed doubles field features some familiar faces from 2018, some of the game’s best shooters and two countries making their Olympic debut. Listen to our Welcome to Curling series See the 2022 Olympic curling schedule Curling in Australia with Tahli Gill’s mom, Lyn Mixed doubles curling with Anna Fowler The post Meet the mixed doubles curling teams at the 2022 Olympics appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:29:09

How to watch Olympic and Paralympic curling in the United States

1/26/2022
Wondering how to watch curling during the Olympics and Paralympics on Peacock and the networks of NBC Universal? We give you a quick explainer on how to stream the games live and watch on linear TV. Olympic and Paralympic Curling Schedule Our “Welcome to Curling” series for newcomers The post How to watch Olympic and Paralympic curling in the United States appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:09:56

Welcome to curling! Frequently Asked Questions

1/25/2022
Our Welcome to Curling series is designed to help newcomers to the sport understand what they’re watching during the 2022 Olympics and beyond. Why do curling players sweep? Who are the greatest curlers of all time? Where can I follow curling during and after the Olympics? Get the answers to these questions and more in … Continue reading Welcome to curling! Frequently Asked Questions → The post Welcome to curling! Frequently Asked Questions appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:35:29

Welcome to curling!: How you can try curling

1/25/2022
Our Welcome to Curling series is designed to help newcomers to the sport understand what they’re watching during the 2022 Olympics and beyond. In this episode, we tell you how you can try curling, why we love it and why it offers something for everyone. We are joined by Alice Kloker, a recreational curler from … Continue reading Welcome to curling!: How you can try curling → The post Welcome to curling!: How you can try curling appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.

Duration:00:30:57

Welcome to curling! How curling became an Olympic sport (History part 2)

1/25/2022
Our Welcome to Curling series is designed to help newcomers to the sport understand what they’re watching during the 2022 Olympics and beyond. In this episode, we cover the modern history of curling and how the game has professionalized since becoming part of the full Olympic program in 1998. We are joined by Ryan Nagelhout, … Continue reading Welcome to curling! How curling became an Olympic sport (History part 2) → The post Welcome to curling! How curling became an Olympic sport (History...

Duration:00:43:18