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

Apr 8, 2021
When Worlds Collide ft. Mike Harris 

Business has picked up at the World Men’s Curling Championship and Kevin brings the latest on the logjam at the top of the standings (1:30) from inside the Calgary bubble. Kevin and Warren explore potential format changes for future world championships with continued expansion (9:00) and answer a couple of fan e-mails (19:00) about increasing scoring and having spares for mixed doubles. 

Curling analyst and coach Mike Harris joins the podcast (28:00) from the bubble with his thoughts on the men’s worlds. The 1998 Olympic silver medallist also explains the differences in training between teams he’s coached in China, Scotland and Switzerland plus how those countries bring up young players through the system. Mike also breaks down an average day broadcasting at the Winter Olympics and takes a shot at the age-old question: Why are so many curlers also good at golf? 

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.

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 1, 2021
"An American Curler In Calgary" ft. John Shuster

Kevin and Warren toss some final shots at the Canadian mixed doubles curling championship including how players handled hog line violations (9:00) and when a rock is burned. The guys also send well wishes to 1979 Brier champion Barry Fry (26:40), who is currently experiencing health problems. 

U.S. men’s skip John Shuster joins the show (31:00) from inside the Calgary bubble and gives the rundown on the world men’s curling championship. Shuster talks about how his team was able to pull off the “Mira-curl on Ice” at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, what has changed in his life since striking gold, the growth of the game south of the border plus some of the young guns coming up in the system. Shuster also shares his funniest story involving the Olympic trials and a trip to the Omaha zoo. 

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.

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.

Mar 25, 2021
Mixed Doubles Vision ft. Marc Kennedy and Val Sweeting 

The Canadian mixed doubles curling championship is underway, we’re doubling down on the excitement as Kevin and Warren kick off the podcast talking about what they’ve enjoyed so far (3:15). As the creator of mixed doubles, Warren also weighs in on whether or not the sport has progressed the way he envisioned (4:30). 

Marc Kennedy and Val Sweeting join the show from inside the Calgary curling bubble amid their quest for the mixed doubles title (27:50). Kennedy and Sweeting explain how they’ve adjusted from four-person team play to mixed doubles (30:55), divvying up sweeping duties (35:05), when to use the power play (48:50), and more. The group also discuss forfeit implications on the heels of Darren Moulding dropping out of the event due to a back injury (50:50). 

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.

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.

Mar 18, 2021
The Champs Are Here ft. Brendan Bottcher and Darren Moulding

We’re wrapping up the Brier and Kevin gets technical about the lively rocks and ice speed. 

Fresh off of winning their first Brier, Alberta skip Brendan Bottcher and third Darren Moulding join the show to talk about how they pulled it off, the controversial incident with British Columbia where Steve Laycock smashed his broom on the ice and caused a 45-minute delay, what’s the deal with sandpapering the rocks late in the event, plus getting ready to represent Canada at the upcoming world championship. 

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.

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.