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
May 17, 2022
Revising the Residency Rules ft. Jock Tyre

The final major curling tournament of the season is underway and the guys discuss the latest on the world juniors in Sweden and how Canada is performing. The WCF has renewed its agreement with Swiss sports marketing agent Infront and Warren explains what they've done for the sport.

Here we go again as the residency rules debate returns for Hot Rock Topics with Team Gushue’s announcement that they’ve added Northern Ontario’s E.J. Harnden at second. Is it time for Canada to revise or outright get rid of residency rules to keep up with the rest of the world?

This week’s Mailbag question asks: Why can’t networks provide hog-to-hog split times for every shot? Stick around for Storytime as Kevin takes us on a trip to Japan where he played mallet golf on a mountain.

Our guest this week is Jock Tyre, the longtime manager of the Kelowna Curling Club. Jock talks about how his club has continued to grow, getting younger blood into the building, his thoughts on the residency rules and separating the pro level from the club circuit, reaching out to people who have never curled before, how COVID has impacted his club, and if triples could work at the national level. Jock also explains what’s on tap for the summer including a camp with Kevin.

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

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 11, 2022
Throwing Rocks And Riding Bulls with Kerri Einarson

The Grand Slam season has come to a close and Kevin has the lowdown on what proved to be quite an emotional week for many teams splitting up. Warren recaps the Canadian under-18 championships and the wheelchair mixed doubles worlds plus provides a look at the upcoming world juniors.

Streaming for curling events has been on the rise in recent years and the guys discuss the current complications and how it’ll all unfold going forward in our Hot Rock Topics.

How can clubs increase membership through Learn to Curl programs? One listener provides some suggestions in our Mailbag segment.

Fresh from winning the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup, Kerri Einarson joins the show (34:30) to talk about her latest Grand Slam title victory, capturing three straight Scotties Tournament of Hearts and earning bronze at the women’s worlds. Amid the flurry of team changes, Kerri also discusses her team’s decision to stick together.

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

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 4, 2022
Scottish Tans and World Titles with Bobby Lammie

The guys are back with plenty of news and notes! Warren provides an update on the U18s as well as the World Mixed Double Wheelchair event in Finland, and they also talk about what happens to top curlers after the age of 50.

In the mailbag segment, the guys discuss why Canada is no longer THE 'superpower' in curling and if the parity is better for the sport.

They are then joined by Scottish curler and the World Mixed Doubles winner (with Eve Muirhead), Bobby Lammie! Bobby tells the gents what Bruce Mouat like on and off the ice, getting a Scottish tan and his impressive golf game.

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

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, 2022
Wrapping up the world championships ft. Kevin Koe

It’s a very special edition of the podcast as the guys share their thoughts on Canada’s run at the mixed doubles, Warren tries to sort through the playoff confusion at the senior world championships and Kevin praises the diverse range of non-traditional countries competing in the event.

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season concludes next week with the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup in Olds, Alberta, and Kevin runs through the unique field featuring the top winners of the year in one last showdown with some familiar faces and a handful of newcomers.  

Kevin caught up with skip Kevin Koe during the Princess Auto Players’ Championship in Toronto. Koe talks about growing up in Inuvik, how he started curling at age 12, his new team for next season with Tyler Tardi, Brad Thiessen and Karrick Martin, why he prefers the triple knockout format and more.

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

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 27, 2022
Straight shooting with the Sheriff ft. Matt Dunstone

The curling community convenes in Geneva this week and Warren brings us up to speed on the mixed doubles worlds and senior worlds events. Team Tirinzoni’s Melanie Barbezat and Esther Neuenschwander are stepping back after the season and Kevin explains the impact they’ve had on the game as three-time reigning world champions. Kevin also gives a shoutout to Vegreville, Alberta, for hosting “Val Sweeting Day.”

Should teams be allowed to shake hands to concede early? The guys discuss in Hot Rock Topics as things have gotten murkier with betting implications now a concern.

Our Mailbag segment discusses the rules surrounding sweeping. Don’t forget if we answer your question, you will receive a free e-copy of Warren’s book, Sticks and Stones, documenting how curling became an Olympic sport. 

Stick until the end of the show as Kevin shares a funny tale in Storytime involving Donny B, jet lag and heated toilet seats.

Matt Dunstone is our guest this week to talk about his new lineup in Manitoba with B.J. Neufeld, Colton Lott and Ryan Harnden, setting goals in his career, reflecting on the 2016 world juniors with a who's who of curling, planning out his team’s schedule for next season, getting the SGI Canada Best of the West tournament running and mixing things up with the doubles portion of the event. Matt also shares how he got the nickname “the Sheriff.”

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

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.