Rocks Across the Pond: A Curling Podcast
Ep13: Arena Origins w/ Stephanie Senneker
Topics: Stephanie Senneker, skip of Team Senneker, discusses her curling beginnings on arena ice in Kalamazoo, how her current team came together, the challenges self-funded teams face in the U.S. and much more. Team Senneker on TESN: https://www.tesn.us/team-senneker.html Team Senneker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teamsenneker/ Team Senneker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/teamsenneker Music Tournament of Hearts by the Weakerthans:...
Ep12: A Coaching Conversation w/ Tony Zummack
Topics: We talk to former Team Great Britain Curling Head of Coaching Tony Zummack about his time with the Team GB program, his experiences at the Paralympics and Olympics and the future of high-level curling coaching. Jonathan and Ryan discuss the impact coaching can have at the grassroots level and the upcoming Pacific-Asia Curling Championships. Music Tournament of Hearts by the Weakerthans: open.spotify.com/track/1pkH2oFavgoVpxmXO9ylze
Ep11: Turn On, Tune In, Take Out w/ Myles McNutt
Topics: We look at curling TV coverage in the USA and Canada, its impact on the sport and the future of curling on TV and streaming services. Myles McNutt has written about the subject for The Curling News & A.V. Club and has a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies. Myles at Cultural Learnings: https://cultural-learnings.com/ Myles on Twitter: https://twitter.com/memles Music Tournament of Hearts by the Weakerthans: http://open.spotify.com/track/1pkH2oFavgoVpxmXO9ylze
Ep10: Curl-pocalypse Now
Topics: We discuss the results and format from the first leg of the Curling World Cup and what we like and don't like about the changes and lineup for the Continental Cup. Our Professor of Peel is worried high-performance curling will wind up killing grassroots curling in what he calls the Curl-pocalypse. We also debate the future of the Brier/Scotties. Links Jonathan's Curl-pocalypse Blog Post: https://www.jonathanhavercroft.com/curling/2018/9/25/are-we-heading-for-a-curl-pocalypse Music...
Ep09: Stones & Scones w/ Lisa Farnell of English Curling
Topics: English women's team skip Lisa Farnell educates us on European curling and how European teams qualify for the World Curling Championships. Jonathan and Lisa give us tips on how non-elite competitive teams can plan out their curling season. Plus news and notes from British/Scottish/English curling. Links Jonathan's Season-Planning Blog Post: https://www.jonathanhavercroft.com/curling/2018/9/6/planning-out-your-season-in-four-easy-steps Music Tournament of Hearts by the Weakerthans:...
Ep08: Free Guardin'
Topics: Curling World Cup announces teams, format & rules; team changes in Japan & Scotland; a preview of Curling Night in America. Plus Professor Havercroft schools us on five-rock free guard zone strategies and a "Elam Ending" for curling. Music Tournament of Hearts by the Weakerthans: http://open.spotify.com/track/1pkH2oFavgoVpxmXO9ylze
Ep07: Hacks & Fracks w/ Oklahoma Curling Club's Mark Ngo
Topics: Our first guest! We talk to Mark Ngo from Oklahoma Curling Club about the growth their club has experienced since the Olympics. We also discuss the WCF World Cup coming to Omaha, Curling Night in America and Professor Havercroft helps find the best delivery style for you. Links Jonathan's Delivery Blog Post: https://www.jonathanhavercroft.com/curling/2018/6/21/4owuw8v6i0z4vmovodnrp9hl2ig5jq Music Tournament of Hearts by the Weakerthans:...
Ep06: Creating Curling Teams ... with Science!
Topics: Meeting John Shuster at Disney World, summer bonspiels, the end of the season, USA Arena Nationals, team changes and the sociology behind forming a successful curling team. Links Jonathan's Team Formation & Dynamics Blog Post: https://www.jonathanhavercroft.com/curling/2018/5/16/team-formation-and-team-dynamics Music Tournament of Hearts by the Weakerthans: https://open.spotify.com/track/1pkH2oFavgoVpxmXO9ylze
Ep05: International Players Championship Anthem
Topics: Jonathan's trip to Italy, Ryan's trip to Durham, a big win for a U.S.-based curling team at the Players' Championship, our idea for a curling version of the Davis Cup, whether there's a "high performance bubble" looming, curling equipment that beginners actually need, Carhartt as high fashion and eating poutine at Disney World. Music Tournament of Hearts by The Weakerthans: https://open.spotify.com/track/1pkH2oFavgoVpxmXO9ylze
Ep04: The Stay was a Hit at Worlds in Vegas
Jonathan gives us a review of his trip to the 2018 World Men's Curling Championship in Las Vegas. Read Jonathan's blog about his trip here: https://www.jonathanhavercroft.com/curling/2018/4/12/what-happened-in-vegas Music Tournament of Hearts by The Weakerthans: https://open.spotify.com/track/1pkH2oFavgoVpxmXO9ylze
Ep03: Broomstacking for Fun and Profit
Topics include ice conditions & U.S. TV coverage for Men's Worlds in Vegas, the importance of broomstacking, social media tips for curling clubs and how to incorporate & retain new members after the Olympic rush. Links Jonathan's New Members Blog Post: https://www.jonathanhavercroft.com/curling/2018/4/2/how-to-integrate-and-retain-new-members Music Tournament of Hearts by The Weakerthans: https://open.spotify.com/track/1pkH2oFavgoVpxmXO9ylze
Ep02: We're Positive You Can Handle This Podcast
We talk Women's and Men's Worlds and Jonathan's upcoming trip to Las Vegas. We also go over how to teach a beginner league and how to improve your release. The bad news is Ryan's audio is trash, but the good news is it was Jonathan's fault and it shouldn't be an issue going forward. Links Jonathan's Positive Release Blog Post: https://www.jonathanhavercroft.com/blog/curling-throwing-a-positive-release Music Tournament of Hearts by The Weakerthans:...
Ep01: Striking Grassroots Gold
The inaugural show discusses John Shuster's Olympic gold that inspired the podcast and how we can help grow the game at the grassroots level. Plus we play a rousing game of "Are They Older than Jamie Koe." Music Tournament of Hearts by The Weakerthans: https://open.spotify.com/track/1pkH2oFavgoVpxmXO9ylze