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.

Recent Episodes
Bubble Wrap-up ft. Silvana Tirinzoni
May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021
Bubble Wrap-up ft. Silvana Tirinzoni

The curling bubble has come to an end with the conclusion of the women’s worlds. Kevin and Warren share their final thoughts including how concerned should Curling Canada be with missing the podium and if all the governing bodies of the sport should follow the same tiebreaker procedure. The Facebook group has been buzzing and Kevin and Warren also weigh in on the latest hot topics such as banning players from sweeping an opponent’s stone behind the tee line. 

Swiss skip Silvana Tirinzoni joins the show (26:00) to discuss how it started at age 10 jotting down goals in a notebook to how it’s going after winning her second straight world championship. Tirinzoni also chats about how Switzerland became the dominant country in the women’s worlds, the uncommon structure of playing third and skipping with Alina Paetz throwing last, the importance of practicing draws to the button, scoring the first eight-ender in the history of the world women’s curling championship and more. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen, and Jim Jerome. Additional editing support by Andrew Holland.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

May 5, 2021
Double in the Bubble ft. Bruce Mouat

This week’s show begins with a quick update on the bubble situation from Curling Canada’s Nolan Thiessen as members of the broadcast crew have come down with COVID-19 at the world women’s curling championship. Kevin and Warren also discuss Canada’s rocky start in the women’s worlds and if Canadian teams need to change how they're put together and structured in order to keep up with other nations. 

Scottish skip Bruce Mouat joins to discuss his spectacular run sweeping back-to-back Grand Slam men’s titles at the Champions Cup and Players’ Championship. Mouat explains what the Grand Slams mean to him, how much analytics has an impact on his strategy, the mechanics of his teammates throwing the same plus how his team was put together in the first place and how things have changed within British Curling since then.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen, and Jim Jerome. Additional editing support by Andrew Holland.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Apr 29, 2021
Women’s Worlds Preview ft. Anna Hasselborg 

Kevin and Warren kick off this week’s episode with a recap of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling following a thrilling Players’ Championship. The guys also tackle some of the hot button issues raised in our Facebook group such as players swearing and the use of stopwatches. 

Swedish skip Anna Hasselborg joins the show and provides an update on the latest from inside the bubble amid COVID-19 concerns. The 2018 Olympic gold medallist shares stories about moving to Edmonton at age 19 to become a better curler, an incident involving pizza in Kevin’s hot tub, how playing in the Grand Slams helped her team get to the top, and much more. Hasselborg also teaches the hosts a Swedish cheer! 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Additional editing support by Andrew Holland.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Apr 22, 2021
Grand Slam Season ft. Rachel Homan

Kevin and Warren run through the many highlights of the Humpty’s Champions Cup and preview the Princess Auto Players’ Championship. Kevin recounts how the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling came to be and discusses with Warren if there’s room for a World Cup-style series as well. 

Rachel Homan joins the podcast (23:00) riding the wave of her remarkable return to capture the Humpty’s Champions Cup just three weeks after giving birth to daughter Bowyn. Homan chats about winning her record-extending 11th Grand Slam women’s title, the evolution of her team’s lineup with changes this season, her desire to return to the Winter Olympics, her advice for younger curlers, and more.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen, and Jim Jerome. Audio editing assistance by Andrew Holland.

Audio Credits: Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Apr 15, 2021
King of the World ft. Niklas Edin

Kevin and Warren wrap up the World Men’s Curling Championship from the surprise of the week in RCF to what went wrong for Canada to miss the podium. The ice was straighter at the men’s worlds and Kevin answers a fan’s question about what kind of ice curlers actually prefer. 

Niklas Edin joins the show (22:50) fresh off of winning a record third consecutive world men’s title and fifth overall. Edin discusses what strategy his team employed en route to victory, how he got into curling, his success in other sports such as pool, what was going through his mind when he made the championship-winning shot, and the current state of curling in Sweden. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen and Amil Delic, mixed and sounded designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. 

Audio Credits: Sportsnet and World Curling TV.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.