Carter Rycroft, 2015 Tim Hortons Brier champion. March 30th, 2015

So right now, he’s lighting it up at second at the 2015 World Men’s Curling Championship. But we talked to Carter just before he traveled from Edmonton to Halifax about his team’s unlikely run to the Brier title. It’s the second time Carter has been on the show — the first time was way back in 2006.

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Kalynn Park, 1/2 of Canada’s 2015 Mixed Doubles champions. March 30th, 2015

Her father, Kevin Park, has worn the Maple Leaf and now she will at the 2015 World Mixed Doubles Championship in Sochi. After a runner-up finish in 2014, Kalynn Park and two-time World Junior Champ Charley Thomas are this year’s Canadian Mixed Doubles Champions. Kalynn talks about this format and why she likes it. You may want to pay attention, because it certainly sounds like the a place in the Olympics is inevitable for Mixed Doubles.

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The guys from Hulse & Durrell can’t curl. But they can do brand ID. March 30th, 2015

So it’s not the usual guest on this episode because we’re fairly sure that Ben Hulse and Greg Durrell are horrible curlers. They are, however, rather brilliant when it comes to creating compelling identity packages for sports organizations and their firm’s recent rebranding of the Canadian Curling Association as Curling Canada was very, very good. We talked to them about the process and the insight they gained into curling.

Advertising on The Curling Show is a great way to reach dedicated, tech-savvy curlers who are active sports enthusiasts. It’s an audience that buys the latest equipment, travels frequently and, yes, probably enjoys a cold beer from time to time.

Advertising on one episode of The Curling Show is $100, or you can purchase advertising on six episodes for $500. Advertising consists of the following:

• A “Brought to you by…” message in the episode Intro. This can be customized but it is something like, “Hi, and welcome to The Curling Show, brought to you by Awesome, the maker of Awesomeness, that you can find at retailers near you. Awesome is an incredible product that you won’t want to be without because it’s so awesome.” That gives you an idea about how the intro goes.

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Mark Kean, 2015 Ontario Men’s Champion. February 17th, 2015

At the Recharge with Milk Ontario Tankard, it was Team Kean topping Team Epping in an exciting final. I spoke to Mark about the biggest win of his career, a call in the 10th end he wouldn’t make again, and the fact that he and John essentially traded teams during the off-season.

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Julie Hastings, 2015 Ontario Women’s Champion. February 15th, 2015

Outside of Ontario, she may not be as well-known as Rachel Homan or Sherry Middaugh, but Julie and her team have been working toward this moment for over 20 years. Yes, you read that right — Team Hastings has been playing together since 1994. Of course, I had to ask her how they’ve made that work. We also talked about the approach they’re taking to their first Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Thanks to everyone who supported the effort to webcast the US Men’s and Women’s National Championship. I appreciated it and I hope you’ll enjoy the coverage from Kalamazoo, Michigan, this week. You can find the webcast schedule and the week’s results right here on the USA Curling web site.

Looking forward to the next couple of months of curling — national championships, Grand Slams, world championships, and more!

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Brent Laing, 2015 Alberta Boston Pizza Cup champ. That’s different, isn’t it? February 15th, 2015

The longtime second for Ontario’s Team Howard joined the revamped Team Kevin Koe in the off-season. The new lineup — Kevin Koe, Marc Kennedy, Brent, and Ben Hebert — has had an up-and-down season while they adjust to a new dynamic, but they cruised through the Alberta Boston Pizza Cup to earn a spot in the Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. Brent, one of the more thoughtful guys in the game, gives us great insight into that process and what it’s been like to play his former teammates.

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