The rock stars of Inside Curling have landed in a new house.
Inside Curling featuring Hall of Famers Kevin Martin and Warren Hansen joined the Sportsnet family of podcasts with the release of its latest episode Thursday.
In case you’ve been living under a curling rock, Martin is considered one of the greatest of all time with Olympic and world championship gold medals, four Brier titles and a record 18 Grand Slams. Martin has worked with Sportsnet as a curling analyst since stepping back from competitive curling in 2014. Hansen is also a former Brier winner and was the longtime director of event operations for Curling Canada. Together they provide insight like no other podcast with their fingers on the pulse of the curling beat and the expertise to back it up.
Need to know the latest news or scoops? Martin and Hansen will have it first.
Looking for analysis of the biggest events? You’ve come to the right place.
In-depth discussion of the hot topics hitting the curling scene? You know it’s here.
Curlers love to share their tales from the tour life, both what happens on and off the ice, and Martin and Hansen deliver in that department, too. With special guests from all over the curling world, Inside Curling is like joining teammates and competitors in the lounge after a game to talk shop and swap stories.
On the podcast this week, the guys discuss if 10-end games are too long for viewers or if too much thinking time is the issue, why TV ratings might be at a low this year and Martin drops science on how ice is made for the Brier. The boys also share the latest rumblings on the world mixed doubles championship, whether or not the Brier winner will have bubble fatigue and the hilariously interesting history of the Brier patch.
Martin’s longtime former lead Don Bartlett joins to talk about life inside the bubble as coach of Team Alberta, how the two originally teamed up back in the day, starting the Don Bartlett Classic in Gander, N.L., how much has changed in the game over the years and some of his favourite moments.