Inside Curling with Kevin Martin & Warren Hansen

Inside Curling with Kevin Martin & Warren Hansen

Curling Hall of Famers Kevin Martin and Warren Hansen talk everything curling with host Jim Jerome. No show brings you more expertise, insight, and knowledge about curling’s past, present and future.


February 5, 2023 37 min

The guys give an update on who has qualified for the Scotties (2:55) and the Brier (6:35), talk about the quality of the field (10:00), and answer an email about how decisions get made by Curling Canada (19:50).

They are then joined by Mike McEwen joins to talk about winning the qualifier in Ontario, his current team and their season to date, playing in Ontario colours after representing Manitoba for so long, how they handle their s...

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The guys talk to Mike and Dawn Mcewen about the pregnancy rule that’s been implemented by Curling Canada, Dawn comments on "a whole whack load’ of curlers who are pregnant in the first year of the new quad (3:15) and the inequality of the new rule (5:15), the extreme pressure to have children at the ‘right time' (6:50) and the risk of losing your position in the rankings to take time off for maternity leave (7:50)

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January 26, 2023 58 min

John isn’t happy. Buckle up, folks! (00:01)

Then he invites Anna Hasselborg onto the show for a very funny chat, starting as always, with the Big 4 Lightning Round (3:45), Anna talks about the Swedish funding system and how they work with their committees and sponsors to make a living in the sport (11:00) and they air out some ‘dirty laundry’ as we learn about the time Anna ‘made her way’ into an Oilers game … (27:00)

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The guys give an update on what took place at the provincial playdowns in Alberta this week (4:00) and the results from World University Games in Lake Placid (10:30). They then discuss the ‘interesting’ decision by a school board in Manitoba that says curling is a ‘high-risk activity’ (13:30), Curling Canada deciding to keep Brier and Scotties at 18 teams (19:00) and answer an email from a listener suggesting some ways to update th...

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Kevin forgot his laptop in Palm Springs, so he made his way over to Jim’s place to record the podcast. The guys give an update on the Grand Slam results (4:50), who has qualified for the Scotties and Brier (11:15), Kevin googles himself live on air (14:00), Warren gives an update on the World University Games in Lake Placid, NY (14:45), they chat 8 end games vs 10 end games (23:10), some of the oddest and outdated rules in curling ...

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January 14, 2023 21 min

Update podcast! The guys give an update on what’s happened at the Canadian Open (5:30) and give their predictions for the finals (12:40). Would you believe it, Jim is winning so far! Plus, Kevin tells the story of how he ended up on the news for something other than curling this week (1:30).

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.


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January 12, 2023 47 min

John is back with episode three and he kicks things off with some updates from the curling world (00:30). He then is joined by John Epping (5:10) who is taken through the lightning round, talks about what kept him going on his long road to making the Brier (11:30), his coming out story and what it means to represent the LGBTQ2+ community in pro sports (15:30), talks about playing too often and they wrap it up with “Own Career T...

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The guys discuss whether they’d prefer to play against great teams to push themselves to get better, or play easy teams and have a better chance at winning and building confidence (5:30), Kevin says a few things about the 4th grand slam event of the year and the triple knockout format (7:50) and they make their picks for the upcoming slam (11:00) and Warren tells the guys about a tour of Scottish players coming to Canada for the St...

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January 5, 2023 57 min

The guys talk about the Team Carruthers shake-up (5:30), Colleen Jones being appointed to the Order of Canada (10:00) and they take an email from a wheelchair curling coach about the lack of access at many facilities (14:00) as well as an email from a young curler about eliminating blank ends (15:45).

They then do a year-end wrap-up with Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun (23:30) — they chat about Reid Carruthers adding Brad Jacobs, his ...

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January 3, 2023 22 min

Kevin chats with Matt Dunstone and B.J. Neufeld about their consistency early on, what Colton Lott and Ryan Harnden bring to the team, how the team prepares spread across the country,  if their expectations have adjusted due to their early success, how much time they spent practicing the draw to the button and the importance of being able to match and read stones.

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December 29, 2022 36 min

John sits down for a Year in Review chat with Jocelyn Peterman! They talk about the difference in her and her husband's (Brett Gallant) coaching styles, what the attention is like being the ‘first couple of curling’, coping with a tough result at the Olympics and why this was the right time for Kaitlyn Lawes to take over skipping and how the decision got made (21:45)

Then, several curlers call in and tell John their New Years...

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December 27, 2022 40 min

Happy Holidays! Kevin sits down with Yannick Schwaller and Benoît Schwarz (2:35) to talk about how their team was set up, what their coach is responsible for, what it’s like training while living spread across Switzerland and earning income outside of curling, and what drew them to curling.

Then Kevin sits down with Korey Dropkin and Andrew Stopera to chat about the rise of curling in the U.S., battling it out with Team Shuster, jug...

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December 22, 2022 61 min

The guys are joined by Rylan Hartley and Niklas Edin to talk about the formation of The Players Tour and why they felt it was needed (2:30). Edin explains what made him want to get involved and what he hopes to accomplish while Hartley explains why  this group is different than others that have existed in the past.

They then get Into some of the other news around the curling world including Team Carruthers parting ways with Jason Gu...

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December 20, 2022 21 min

Kevin sits down for an interview with Brad Gushue in North Bay to talk about the addition of E.J. Harnden (2:05) and what adjustments they've had to make, their schedule this season (5:00), his future plans outside of curling (8:30), his thoughts on when they should have the Olympic trials to give Canada the best chance to get on the podium (12:45) and he shares his thoughts on the Maple Leafs (16:15)

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December 15, 2022 46 min

Welcome to Way Inside! Something different for folks who enjoy the other side of curling.

For the debut episode, host John Cullen is joined by Olympic Gold Medalist and 15-time Grand Slam winner, Marc Kennedy. John chats with Marc about playing 5th on team Gushue, he provides some insight into the breakup of Team Jacobs, discusses how he came to play with Brendan Bottcher, and plays along with John’s “Dirty Laundry” segment as well ...

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December 14, 2022 58 min

The guys chat about the WFG Masters, the 3rd Slam of the year (2:55), and compare the results of their picks...spoiler: Jim didn’t do so well (13:40, Warren updates us on the Everest Canadian Senior championship, which included a historic 5th straight victory (14:15) and tells a bit about the history of the Brier (18:05).

They also take an email from a competitive junior curler who shares a first-hand perspective on the recent chang...

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Kevin gives us an update from the Masters in Oakville (1:00), the guys compare the success of their picks so far, offer up their picks for the semi-finals…they even let Jim play along (10:00), and they discuss the importance of developing curling in the more remote areas of Canada, like the territories etc.

Then Kevin chats with Kevin Koe and Tyler Tardi (16:30) about the difference in ‘talkativeness’ between this team and his previ...

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December 8, 2022 57 min

The guys give up an update on the Nissan Classic (2:45) and the mixed double super series (5:00), predicting some winners at the Pinty’s Grand Slam - Masters from Oakville (15:50), Canada joins the World Junior B championship in Finland for the first time (20:30), and Kevin talks about the time he skipped 2 different teams (27:00).

They then answer an email with some interesting ideas about new sponsors for the Brier (30:00), discus...

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December 1, 2022 3 min

We have a new show in the Inside Curling podcast feed. It's called "Way Inside!" hosted by John Cullen. John is a comedian and a former lead turned lead commentator for Curling Live. This show won't be breaking down what's happening around the curling world, who is upset over the "no tick" rule and when show certain events happen. Way Inside! will talk to people around the game about their superstitious ...

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November 30, 2022 53 min

The guys kick things off with a major announcement regarding the Brier (3:30), provide an update from the European Championships (6:30), Kevin and Jim talk about their experience at the Everest Canadian Curling Championship at West Edmonton Mall (10:15), chat about the upcoming Pinty’s Grand Slam event in Oakville (14:00) and Kevin explains why the mixed doubles rankings could change a lot before the Olympics (20:15).

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