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71 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Our Curling Wishlist
Jonathan and Ryan give their wishlist for the 2021-22 curling season and beyond. We look at our own curling experience, the podcast and competitive curling and give you our ideas that we hope happen. Plus, recent curling news from Sweden to Kansas City. Let us know what’s on your curling wishlist: Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram The post Our Curling Wishlist appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
61 minutes | May 19, 2021
Team VPN and News from Around the Curling World
First up we review women’s worlds, the slams and men’s worlds and learn why Jonathan has started calling Russia “Team VPN.” This leads to debates about live streams, Olympic expansion and rugby codes. Then we give quick previews of mixed doubles worlds and US nationals. Finally, we have curling news from Lithuania to LA and points in between. The post Team VPN and News from Around the Curling World appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
96 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
2021 World Women’s Curling Championship Preview
Get ready for the 2021 World Women’s Curling Championship with our in-depth preview. We go team-by-team and give you what to watch for during the tournament. Plus, we get to know three of the teams thanks to interviews with China’s coach, Marco Mariani, Japan’s coach, Connor Njegovan, and Korea’s coach, Lim Myung-sup. Estonian Curling with Fred Randver of Curling Tallinn Danish Curling with President Henrik Christoffersen Korea’s Team Kim with Coach Peter Gallant and Consultant Melvin Lee USA Curling with CEO Jeff Plush The post 2021 World Women’s Curling Championship Preview appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
56 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Exploring Ed Lukowich’s Sci-Fi Novel, The Trillionist, with Andrew Heaton
And now for something completely different. We dive into Canadian curling champion Ed Lukowich’s sci-fi novel, The Trillionist and Ed’s Trillion Theory. Joining us to explore the concepts in the novel is Andrew Heaton. Heaton is a comedian, author, political satirist and host of the sci-fi podcast “Alienating the Audience.” Trillion Theory Andrew Heaton Andrew on Twitter The post Exploring Ed Lukowich’s Sci-Fi Novel, The Trillionist, with Andrew Heaton appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
70 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Run it Back: 2009 World Men’s Curling Championship Final w/ Kerr Alexander
“Run it Back” is our continuing series looking at important games from curling’s Olympic age. In this edition, we talk to Actual Scotsman Kerr Alexander about the 2009 men’s Worlds final between David Murdoch and Kevin Martin. This game includes the most infamous strategic decision in curling history. Other Topics: Scottish sporting shortcomings, acoustic guitar bros, Moncton. Full game replay The post Run it Back: 2009 World Men’s Curling Championship Final w/ Kerr Alexander appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
59 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
2021 World Men’s Curling Championship Preview
We have all you need to know for the 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship. First, we preview each team, including an interview with China’s coach, Sören Grahn. Then, we break the teams down into tiers and discuss the possible scenarios that will impact qualification for the 2022 Olympic Games. As many as six teams will punch their ticket to the Olympics so there is a lot on the line in Calgary. Worlds TV Schedule Our Interview with Danish Skip Mads Nørgaard USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush Inside the Calgary Bubble with Amanda Gates The post 2021 World Men’s Curling Championship Preview appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
80 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
2021 Brier Review
Bottcher Time is here. Plus: Did this Brier give us a look at the future? Who’s now (or still) the favorite to represent Canada at the Olympics. 3rd End Saskatchewan vs. Wild Card 2 The post 2021 Brier Review appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
50 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Galleria Gold: The 1991 USA Curling Women’s National Champions
We proudly bring you the story of the 1991 USA Curling women’s national champions from Houston, Texas. All four team members help take us through their journey from a mall skating rink to the world championships. YouTube playlist of footage from 1991 The post Galleria Gold: The 1991 USA Curling Women’s National Champions appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
35 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
2021 Brier Preview
We preview a wide-open, veteran-heavy Bubble Brier. Which teams will be most impacted by the shortened season? Which teams are going to pull upsets? Is it Bottcher Time? Plus, info on how to watch the Brier in the United States and other podcasts you might enjoy. The post 2021 Brier Preview appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
36 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Inside the Calgary Curling Bubble with Amanda Gates from Northern Ontario
We are excited to welcome Amanda Gates, the lead from Northern Ontario, to take us inside the Calgary Curling Bubble. Amanda describes her team’s preparation before entering the bubble and the moment she knew this was unlike any curling tournament she’d played in before. We also learn about why it’s special to represent Northern Ontario and learn all about Gates Day. The post Inside the Calgary Curling Bubble with Amanda Gates from Northern Ontario appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
55 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Review & Awards
We are here to sort out the results of the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts as well as give out some awards. First, we look at the storylines that emerged from Team Canada’s victory over Ontario in the final and Alberta’s run to the semifinal. Then, we hand out some awards including Rookie of the Year, top shots and best “hot mic” moment. Team Jones’ Split vs. PEI The post 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Review & Awards appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
80 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
How Curling Orgs Can Help Foster Diversity
The Global Initiative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Curling has lofty goals. They want to inspire all of curling’s stakeholders (from the very top to the grassroots) to make the sport reflect the communities in which it’s played. We are joined by India’s P.N. Raju, the USA’s Monica Walker and Sweden’s Sara Carlson to discuss the campaigns, resources, policies and practices the initiative is pursing to reach these goals. From helping organizations assess where they are in their DEI journey to identifying biases, the group wants to offer support to those who want to make a positive impact on curling. Find out more! Global Initiative for DEI in Curling Sign-up for their newsletter Watch their webinars on YouTube Like them on Facebook The post How Curling Orgs Can Help Foster Diversity appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
94 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Run it Back: 2001 Scott Tournament of Hearts Final with Sean Graham
“Run it Back” is our continuing series looking at important games from curling’s Olympic age. In this episode, we discuss the 2001 Scott Tournament of Hearts final between Colleen Jones and Kelley Law. Joining us is Sean Graham from the Game of Stones Podcast to discuss this game’s place in curling history. Among the topics: defensive curling, frost, hair brooms, Vince Carter, Frank Beamer and Sandstorm. Game of Stones Podcast Follow Game of Stones on Twitter Like Game of Stones on Facebook The post Run it Back: 2001 Scott Tournament of Hearts Final with Sean Graham appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
58 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Actual Curling! Scotties, Swiss & Japanese Previews, but Women’s Worlds is Canceled
For the first time in almost a year we get to talk about major curling events. First, we preview the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts with Jonathan’s 10 things to watch. Then, we preview the Swiss Championships and Japanese Championships and tell you why they’re intriguing this year. Finally, we interject with an update on the cancelation for the Women’s World Curling Championships. The post Actual Curling! Scotties, Swiss & Japanese Previews, but Women’s Worlds is Canceled appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
62 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Nothing is Rotten About Curling in Denmark
In 1998, the Danish women’s curling team took home silver at the Nagano Olympics. They did this despite no dedicated curling rinks anywhere in their country. Since then, curling has grown in the country and Denmark has regularly sent teams to the Olympics. We talk to Danish curling president Henrik Christoffersen and Mads Nørgaard of Team Mikkel Krause about curling in Denmark, how the country is able to attract new curlers and the unique high performance model there. COVID-19 Halts Danish Worlds Qualifier Danish Curling Federation Danish Curling on Facebook Danish Curling on YouTube Team Mikkel Krause The post Nothing is Rotten About Curling in Denmark appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
74 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
USA Curling’s Changing Membership Structure
What does it mean to be a member of USA Curling? What benefits does an individual or club get from membership? That’s now in the process of changing. USA Curling is rolling out a new membership structure where individuals, not just clubs, can join the national organization. In this show, we talk about what that means and the impact it will have on curlers and clubs with Mid-South Curling Club’s Evan Lu and USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush. Evan will also tell us the history of his club and how a small arena club in the south recruits and retains members. Mid-South Curling Club on Facebook The post USA Curling’s Changing Membership Structure appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
61 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush on How the US Can Develop Sustained Success
USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush was on the job for less than a month before the world changed due to a global pandemic. He joins us to discuss how USA Curling is navigating the pandemic and his plans for the future of the organization. He has high hopes to strengthen the sport in the US at all levels, from grassroots to high performance by drawing on ideas from both inside and outside of curling. USA Curling Webinar on Diversity & Inclusion The post USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush on How the US Can Develop Sustained Success appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
50 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
COVID-19 Halts Worlds Qualifier in Denmark – What We Can Learn
The World Championship Qualifiers in Denmark were recently suspended due to a positive COVID-19 test. Despite having similar protocols in place to the proposed Calgary curling bubble, the disease infiltrated the field of just four teams and spread quickly. Danish Curling Federation Chairman Henrik Christoffersen and Mads Nørgaard of Team Krause join us to talk about the lessons we can take away from what happened at the Danish qualifier. Watch for a show on the history and growth of Danish curling in the near future! Danish Curling Federation on Facebook How COVID-19 Spreads at a Curling Event The post COVID-19 Halts Worlds Qualifier in Denmark – What We Can Learn appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
102 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Run it Back: 1997 Brier Final with Kevin Palmer
This is part of our series, “Run it Back,” which looks at key games during curling’s Olympic age. We start with the 1997 Brier Final between Kevin Martin and Vic Peters. Kevin Palmer of Curling Legends Podcast and Curl with Math joins us to discuss this game’s place in curling history. Among the topics: Warren Hansen and moving the Brier to big arenas, Rudy Ramcharan and diversity in curling, God Shammgod, 2000 Flushes Blue, Steve Nash’s Rookie Year and why you’d paint the free guard zone. Kevin Palmer on Twitter Curling Legends Podcast Curl with Math The post Run it Back: 1997 Brier Final with Kevin Palmer appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
78 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
The Remarkable Return of Korea’s Team Kim
Korea’s Team Kim Eun-jung reached incredible heights at the 2018 Olympics on home ice. However, behind the scenes they suffered at the hands of those closest to them. We talk to their coach, Peter Gallant, and curling consultant Melvin Lee about their courageous journey and their return to the top of Korean curling. The post The Remarkable Return of Korea’s Team Kim appeared first on Rocks Across The Pond.
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