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
Jan 19, 2022
Full House of Wild Cards ft. Emma Miskew

Finally, Curling Canada has named its mixed doubles team for the Beijing Winter Olympics and, no surprise, it’s Rachel Homan and John Morris. Kevin and Warren discuss why they were selected and if the right team was chosen. Curling Canada also announced an expanded Scotties Tournament of Hearts field with three wild card teams and Warren explains what the deal is. 

In Hot Rock Topics, the guys look at the future of mixed doubles in Canada and why the sport’s governing bodies need to give it more prominence. 

Team Homan’s Emma Miskew joins the show to talk about moving up to skip for the first time at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with Rachel Homan heading to Beijing, finding ways to train as a team, all the confusion around who would be representing Ontario at the Scotties, and she works through disagreement with Rachel after of being together.

This podcast is produced by Warren Hanse, recorded and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Amil Delic.

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.

Jan 16, 2022
Kevin Koe, Ben Hebert, Kerri Einarson & Shannon Birchard join the podcast

Kevin sits down with Kerri Einarson and Shannon Birchard to talk about the purposed rules changes, and Shannon tells us about her family's ties to curling dating back to her grandfather and the art of sweeping (1:00).

Then, Kevin catches up with Kevin Koe and Ben Hebert to talk football, podcasting, the idea of a 5th player and how the potential rule changes could impact their style of play (14:00).

This podcast was produced by Amil Delic, recorded by Andrew Holland, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

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.

Jan 12, 2022
Wild-Card Confusion ft. Marc Kennedy

The field is just about set for the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with some curling associations holding playdowns and others naming their reps. Kevin and Warren recap the results and look into the wild-card conundrum with the rankings not paused during the latest COVID-19 crisis. Also, Curling Canada still hasn’t announced its Olympic mixed doubles team and the guys try to figure out what the holdup is with the Beijing Winter Games only weeks away. 

In Hot Rock Topics, Warren attempts to clear up the confusion surrounding provincial playdowns and why Curling Canada doesn’t intervene to ensure there’s consistency across the nation. Hit and stick around until the end of the show for Story Time as Warren looks back at the infamous “LaBonte boot” controversy from 1972 as another kicked rock controversy emerged this past week during provincials. 

Marc Kennedy, who is Beijing bound as Brad Gushue's alternate, joins the show to discuss heading to his third Olympics, how he’s avoiding COVID-19, what the team is planning on doing over the next three weeks, supporting the mixed double team, accommodations in Beijing, and the procedure if you were to test positive at the Olympics.

This podcast is produced and mixed by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau and Amil Delic.

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.

Jan 9, 2022
Niklas Edin & Oskar Eriksson Join The Podcast

As they prepare for their fourth Olympic appearance, Nik Edin and Oskar Eriksson sit down with Kevin Martin to talk about their mindset leading up to the Winter Games, what it will take to capture gold, how they tackle angles, curling in Sweden, and they give their thoughts on the proposed rule changes.

This podcast is produced and mixed by Amil Delic, recorded by Andrew Holland, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Jonathan Brazeau.

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.

Jan 5, 2022
Canada’s Mixed Doubles Dilemma ft. Colleen Jones

We’re back from the holidays and COVID-19 remains the main topic with more provincial championships cancelled. Kevin and Warren discuss the latest as we draw closer to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The guys also weigh in on Canada’s selection process for its mixed doubles Olympic team — with Curling Canada consulting the Canadian Olympic Committee and Own The Podium — and will it result in a fair nominee.  

Is the World Curling Federation (WCF) backpedalling on trialling new rules at the world championships? Warren takes aim at the announcement the WCF made during the holiday break in our Hot Rock Topics. We’ve proposed a World Cup model for curling in previous episodes and Our Mailbag segment clarifies how the World Cup circuit used for winter sports differs from soccer’s quadrennial World Cup. Stick until the end as Kevin takes us back to a pre-Airbnb era in Storytime to tell the tale of when he went knocking door-to-door in Vancouver to find someone who would rent their house to his team during the 2010 Winter Olympics.  

Two-time world and six-time Canadian champion Colleen Jones is our guest to talk about the biggest changes to curling over the years, advice for younger curlers, how the Olympics has fuelled international growth and how her passion has kept her motivated to continue playing. Jones also discusses what Canada should consider when choosing its mixed doubles team for Beijing and why having a deeper bench for this Olympics, in particular, makes common sense. 

This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Production support by Amil Delic and Jonathan Brazeau.

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.