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Olympic spots on the line



We go around the world as curling teams start earning spots at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. We cover the USA Curling Olympic Trials, Canadian Olympic Trials, European Championships and the upcoming mixed doubles Olympic Qualification Event. In addition to the action on the ice, we talk about the hoops we’ve had to jump through to actually watch the games. Hear about what’s going right and what’s going wrong in the world of curling live streams.


The present and future of Scottish women’s curling



In this episode:

  • Recapping the World Wheelchair Curling Championships
  • Updates from the Canadian pre-trials & US mixed doubles trials
  • The Scottish women’s team is selected for Euros (but not Olympic qualifying)
  • A recent event looking at why young women are dropping out of youth curling in Scotland
  • Looking ahead to international events and Olympic trials

What does the future of curling live-streaming look like?



In this episode we discuss the fragmented state of curling live streams and how it mirrors the world of streaming overall. What will the future hold for live streaming of curling events, both on tour and at the national and world level? Also in this episode:

  • Olympic qualifiers
  • Canadian Pre-Trials
  • British Curling’s team selections
  • World Wheelchair Curling Championships
  • USA Curling’s updated transgender participation policy and guidance

Bat-Oyun “Oyuna” Uranchimeg’s Journey to the USA Wheelchair Curling Team


News from some the USA’s newest curling centers



Lots of excited news from around the curling news to discuss. We start in the US where the Southern California Curling Center hosted Team USA and the Late Late Show with James Corden. We also have news from curling center that either just opened or will soon across the US in San Francisco, Austin, Nashville and suburban Denver. Internationally, we talk about the Pre-Olympic Qualification Event and the team that will be noticeably absent from the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships. We also take time to answer some of your questions and even spend some time talking about some of the world’s best curlers and the upcoming Grand Slam of Curling Events.

US Curling Team vs. Late Late Show All-Stars
Cultivating Curling Computations w/ Gerry Geurts


Does Curling on TV Need to Look Like Club Curling?



Jonathan and Ryan discuss the news out of the World Curling Federation’s Annual General Assembly. First, the rule changes that will be tested at the 2022 World Curling Championships. Does the version of the game we see on TV need to match what we experience at curling centers? Are we over-complicating things for potential first-time viewers? Next, the new Pan-Continental Curling Championships that will help determine future fields at World Championships. What major improvement do we think should be implemented to make this system better? Finally, we touch on other curling news from Poland, the USA and Canada.

World Curling’s General Assembly
Our show about the 2018 Canada Cup timing rules
No Solidarity in Polish Curling
Curling in Nigeria w/ Harold Woods III


Bat-Oyun “Oyuna” Uranchimeg’s Journey to the USA Wheelchair Curling Team



Born in Mongolia, Bat-Oyun “Oyuna” Uranchimeg had her life changed forever after a car accident while visiting the United States in 2000. Oyuna shares the incredibly story of how she went through rehabilitation, immigrated to the US, was reunited with her son and eventually discovered the sport of curling. Now a member of Team USA, this fall she and her teammates will attempt to qualify for the Paralympics during the World Wheelchair Curling Championships.

USA Wheelchair Curling Team on Facebook
Team USA at USACurl.org
USA Curling on Twitter


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.


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