Rocks Across the Pond

Rocks Across the Pond

Latest Episodes

Ep55: Cultivating Curling Computations w/ Gerry Geurts
June 29, 2020

We welcome CurlingZone’s Gerry Geurts to the show to discuss the impact COVID-19 will have on the upcoming season, changes to curling’s ratings systems and ways competitive curling tours can help promote the growth of the sport.

Ep54: Take This Hammer – Making Our Community More Inclusive
June 11, 2020

We are joined by Adriana Camarena—a writer, rule of law consultant, anti-police brutality activist and member of Mexico’s national curling team—for a much-needed discussion on how curling can be more inclusive,

Ep53: Have the Worlds Devolved into Just an Olympic Qualifier?
May 26, 2020

In this episode we discuss: COVID-19’s impact on the business of curling; the World Curling Tour’s new ranking system; Scotland and Russia’s new methods for selecting their World Championship representatives; the Worlds as just an Olympic qualifier; th...

Ep52: The Ballad of John Shuster
May 12, 2020

The changes in curling in the United States and in high-level curling can be told through the story of John Shuster. His Olympic triumph vindicated his team and legitimized USA curling. This is the story of the changes in Shuster’s sport,

Ep51: Keen Ice w/ Jamie Danbrook
April 20, 2020

Jamie Danbrook joins us to talk about his curling career and his current gig as an ice maker. He’s played at junior worlds with Brett Gallant and the Brier with Brad Gushue. Now he makes ice in Nova Scotia and for the World Curling Federation.

Ep50: Curling Fitness for Everyone w/ Stephanie Thompson
April 10, 2020

Non-curling topics: “This is fine,” how we’re staying sane and shows we’re binge watching. Curling topics: The 2020 World Championships are officially canceled. We discuss how this will affect team selection and the Olympics.

Ep49: 3,700 Miles of Social Distancing
March 25, 2020

We interrupt your regular existential dread to bring you some things that don’t matter. We talk the cancelation of all things curling, team changes and how we’re coping with quarantine. We need to keep podcasting to stay sane,

Ep48: 2020 World Women’s Curling Championship Preview
March 10, 2020

We discuss arena curling strategies (as in U.S. arena curling clubs), trends from the Scotties and Brier and worldwide national championships before previewing women’s worlds. Get a team-by-team breakdown including how this year’s tournament will impac...

Ep47: No Solidarity in Polish Curling
March 05, 2020

A division in Polish Curling came to a head in February 2020 when the WCF suspended the Polish Curling Association. We look into the reasons likely at the root of the suspension and are joined by Marcin Madej of the Polish Federation of Curling Clubs.

Ep46: What do we think of USA Curling’s new CEO?
February 17, 2020

We start by recapping the many national curling championships that just completed, including Scotland, Switzerland, Japan and the US. We finish off by discussing the recent hire of Jeff Plush as the new CEO of USA Curling,