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2 Girls and a Game - Curling Podcast

Our show about Curling reflects our insights and observations about our favourite game, the athletes and their stories during the biggest competitions.
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Our show about Curling reflects our insights and observations about our favourite game, the athletes and their stories during the biggest competitions. 

May 2, 2022

In this final episode of Season 7, Lori and Mary chat about The World Mixed Doubles results, Senior World Championships and what the curlers have been up to: Team Tirinzoni's front end stepping back, Vicky Wright stepping back, Canadian curlers getting a day named for them, keys to the city and even a street named in their honour.  After that, Joanne Courtney joins in the discussion to fill Lori and Mary in on her very decorated career, the reason she's stepping back from curling, how she balanced nursing and curling, the highs and lows with Team Homan and so much more.  Thank you to everyone who supported the podcast this season!  We are so grateful and wish you all a safe and fun filled summer! 

Apr 20, 2022

The Girls keep winning. 

Lori and Mary gather for episode 29 of season 7, and kick things off with news of yet another provincial championship trophy (!) and a celebrity appearance for charity. 

Then the 2 Girls do what you’re here for: discuss all that’s happened this past week in the Roaring Game. Topics include—but are not limited to—the Players’ Championship Slam, the official Bottcher team announcement and other lineup stuff, the world mixed doubles championship, and so much more. 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe.

Apr 6, 2022

Men’s Worlds and Curling Burnout 

 

Lori and Mary are back with episode 27 of season 7 … and things start with Lori’s Covid experience and surprising crossword notoriety. 

 

The Girls then delve deep into various curling newsbytes ranging from the men’s worlds in Las Vegas—including Mary’s top 3 picks for the next sexy curling calendar—more team changes, no love for leads, the Canadian Juniors, the 2G Seniors host city, the upcoming 2G commentary at the Ontario STOH, the Kurl 4 Kids charity event and more. 

 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe.

Mar 28, 2022

Lori and Mary convene for episode 26 of season 7, and as usual there is much to discuss. Not the least of which is that insane Oscars ceremony and Lori’s vanishing taste buds.  

 

In terms of curling talk, the women’s worlds in Prince George, BC must be discussed in depth—and it is. There’s also curling team lineup chatter (a theme that will probably be with us for a while yet), a mixed doubles Player’s Championship out in Leduc, a curler known as Jepping, and so much more. 

 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe!

Mar 23, 2022

And The Girls are champions. Let’s not forget that. 

 

Lori and Mary kick off episode 25 of season 7 with a breakdown of their big accomplishment—a provincial championship! Images and video of the winning shot, made in an extra-end, are embedded in The Curling News’ media player. 

 

Next up is the raft of team changes announced recently, some of them official and some of them not. The Girls also comment on the vitriol that’s been directed at a certain curling podcast (not this one!). 

 

The women’s world championship is discussed, as play in Prince George, B.C. heads towards the championship weekend. 

 

Finally, The Girls discuss the madness that is the real pronunciation of Brad Gushue’s last name (!!), snack gifts, The Curling News’ addition of video to the famous 2022 Brier Montage, and more! 

 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe.

Mar 8, 2022

2 Girls and a Game: 2022 Brier Opening Weekend 

 

Glasses are sexy. Believe it. 

 

Lori and Mary return with episode 23 of season 7 and, after a brief rehash of Lori’s fun mixed curling weekend, we’re off with the curling chatter. 

 

Team lineup changes have been announced, and are discussed, including the popularity of the “adult conversations” phrase. And all hail Eve Muirhead’s glamour girls! 

 

Next up is the Brier in Lethbridge. With Mary’s agenda leading the way, The Girls discuss all things men on ice. Following that are some additional curling subjects. 

 

The episode closes with a 20-minute interview with Darren Moulding, the former Brendan Bottcher and current James Grattan team member now plying his trade out of New Brunswick. You won’t want to miss this one, folks. 

 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe.

Feb 22, 2022

The 2 Girls are back for an Olympic summary as episode 22 of season 7 drops hard. 

First off, The Girls are senior curling teammates! 

All Beijing results and trends are then discussed, including handy affirmations and Rachel’s deep dark hole … plus the aftermath for Canada—is a Curling Summit required? 

The Girls also take listeners through the two Brier pools, there’s breaking news from the morning of recording, no-tick rules in play at world championships and more. 

Enjoy the episode—and the images included in the media player—and stay safe.

Feb 14, 2022

Midway Through Olympics, Tankard Qualifiers 

Episode 21 of season 7 is about as packed as any curling fan could want.  In no particular order, the 2 Girls discuss the current Olympic standings, Jennifer Jones’ new gear, sanded stones, mixed doubles podium finishes, Canadian excuses and possible changes, Olympic TV commentary, Bob Cole’s eye-raising tweet… 

… Canadian men’s Tankard results, world championship teams, COViD-19 post-Scotties, team Scheidegger splits, The Gushue Memmo, the pod’s historic milestone and future calendar picks! 

Whew! 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe!

Feb 7, 2022

Threepeat For Einarson 

And Olympics … of course. 

Lori and Mary jump straight into episode 20 of season 7 by discussing Kerri Einarson’s historic win at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Then the inevitable Olympic mixed doubles talk, but not before the Girls share their humbling moments … something curlers of all levels must constantly wrestle with. 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe!

Jan 26, 2022

Lori and Mary kick off episode 18 of season 7 by unwrapping their Purple Peter. We’ll let them explain this to you—visuals are included via our media player! 

Once the curling talk starts, the topics swing wildly—club leagues reopening soon, the 2023 Brier announcement, last teams for the worlds, World Juniors postponed, Beijing test threshold, Marc and Lisa for MD backup ... and more. 

The more includes pre-Beijing isolation hijinks, social media kudos and, finally, The Girls preview the 2022 Canadian women's championship which starts on Friday. 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe!

Jan 18, 2022

The 2 Girls are back with episode 17 of season 7 with, what else, the somewhat anti-climactic aftershocks of Canada’s long-awaited Mixed Doubles team announcement. But even with that, there is so much to discuss. 

The other topics range from snowstorms to Wordle to this announcement and that announcement… followed by—of course—yet another announcement. There’s reaction to this, reaction to that. The Girls get some cool social follows. An athlete suddenly speaks another language in a news conference, causing hearts to swoon. All this and so much more. 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe! 

Jan 11, 2022

Heavy stuff abounds in another quality 2G curling podcast. 

Episode 16 of season 7 begins with The Girls and an overwhelming weekend of curling on television (and streaming devices).  

Results are discussed from B.C., Saskatchewan and Alberta before the heavy topic of Canada’s delayed Olympic mixed doubles team announcement is addressed. Then ... did CurlON make the right call? Will the MD roster expand—and is that even permitted? 

More controversy abounds with Canada’s Wild Card policies and ever-present COVID-19 pressures in some Canadian provinces. 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe! 

Dec 20, 2021

Deck the halls with your favourite curling podcasters. 

The holidays beckon and the 2 Girls have given us the gift of a last episode in 2021. 

Episode 14 of season 7 starts off with pickleball, moves into Memmo and various announcements from Team Gushue and others. COVID is once again threatening the curling landscape, with clubs and events suspending plans. The Manitoba STOH is thoroughly discussed as is the final Olympic qualifier in the Netherlands. 

Once again, there’s a bonus to those who continue listening to the very end. 

Watch along in the SI Curling media player, and you’ll see tons of images to enhance your 2 Girls experience. 

Merry Ho Ho, Happy Holidays and stay safe!

Dec 14, 2021

Episode 13 of season 7 is a grab bag of curling stuff, ranging from two Mixed Doubles qualifiers—one in Canada and the other in Holland—plus the Canadian Seniors, John Morris and Australia, and SNL on the EasyToys scandal.

And that’s just the beginning. Later on, The Girls discuss STOH puzzles, Manitoba, event cancellations, COVID (of course), the next Slam, Bruce Mouat and Team Shuster aka The Guys Who Get To Do Way Too Much Fun Stuff.

Lori and Mary conclude with a few thoughts on their previous episode, which proved to be incredibly popular.

There’s one more episode before a holiday break ... please enjoy this one and stay safe!

Dec 7, 2021

It’s time for episode 12 of season 7, and this week the 2 Girls deal with some off-ice insanity in a calm and rational manner. True story.

In fact, Lori and Mary start with actual curling news (!) before diving into all that the past weekend’s mayhem had to offer.

If you don’t know what we're talking about, you need to catch up. Right now. Listen and watch in the media player and enjoy an enhanced visual podcast experience. 

Enjoy the episode and stay safe!

Nov 30, 2021

2 Girls and a Game: 2021 Olympic Trials Part 2

 

The Girls are back with that tiebreaker and the playoff games from Saskatoon!

 

Episode 11 of season 7 is the second of a two-part series, breaking down Lori and Mary’s trip to the Canadian Olympic Trials in Saskatchewan.

The girls start with the epic second women’s tiebreaker, and their epic reactions were recorded live at the time from the arena! Then it’s another on-scene segment with Amy Nixon, the Olympic bronze medallist from 2006 who now serves in a Governors role with Curling Canada. 

Finally, the women’s and men’s finals are discussed before the 2 Girls leave town for home ... and to get busy editing this thing!

Listen and watch in the media player and enjoy an enhanced visual podcast experience. Be sure to check out part 1 if you haven't done so yet.

Enjoy the episode and stay safe!

Nov 24, 2021

In the 9th Episode (Season 7) Lori and Mary chat about the opening weekend at the Olympic Trials:  surprises, wacky finishes, who is getting the early breaks and what teams are struggling so far.  The girls discuss the early texturing of the rocks and who benefits and who doesn't and is it really needed.  Lori and Mary talk about the sudden lineup change on team Dunstone and the importance of the 5th player.  The girls take a look at what else is happening in the curling world:  European Championships, USA Olympic Trials, World Jr Qualifier and the Guinness World record is broken!  Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode!  Stay safe!

Nov 9, 2021

In the 8th Episode (season 7) Lori and Mary discuss their weekend in St Thomas at the senior qualifier with Team Rizzo and coach Lori onboard.  Attention turns to the latest Grand Slam: Boost National where the girls look at the results and who performed and didn't preform in the last major competition before the Olympic Trials.  Lori and Mary break down their picks for the trials into 3 categories:  Playoffs, Middle of the Road and Come Have a Drink with us at the Patch.  They also pick who they think will be the ultimate winner.  Warning: these are only guesses and participants and their loved ones are strongly advised not to listen to this episode!  Love and respect to all the teams!

Enjoy the episode, take care and stay safe!

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