In Episode 24 of season six, Lori and Mary dissect recent curling headlines—including the midway point of the men’s world championship—before settling in for an in-depth interview with their friend Darren Moulding, third for Brendan Bottcher’s Brier championship squad.
Darren and the girls run through the Brier and his thoughts on the format before discussing his mixed doubles experience, where he reveals exclusive details on his back injury for the first time.
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In the 22nd episode of season six, Lori and Mary discuss Brier storylines: Wayne's World and the journey of Team Howard, surprises and upsets, event format and lucky socks. The girls then tackle the Hot Topics of broom slamming and rock texturing before revealing their immediate reactions after the semi and final. Congratulations to Team Bottcher (Alberta) on their first Brier victory!
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In the 21st Episode (season 6) Lori and Mary discuss the opening weekend at the Brier. The girls make their picks for the playoffs and who will win, takeaways and stand out moments, upsets and comebacks and storylines. The girls discuss the positive and negative sides of the social media content, covid hair and calendar picks. Lori and Mary are thrilled to hear the latest headline news which is the Women's Worlds being added to the Calgary bubble. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode. Stay Safe!
In the 20th Episode (Season 6) Lori and Mary continue their Scotties recap: what the atmosphere was like, ice conditions, should every team be featured, results from the preliminary pool play, uniforms, exposure for the young up and coming teams, the amount of social media (good bad and ugly), should the 18 team format stay and the bubble diary experience. So many behind the scenes stories! Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode! Stay Safe!
In the 19th Episode (Season 6) Lori and Mary are reunited after Lori's trip to the Scotties to discuss PART 1 of the Scotties recap. The girls discuss all three of the Playoff games that took place on Championship Sunday, whether the tie breaker could have been played earlier and the results and breakdown of all 3 games. Lori and Mary discuss the effects Covid had on the post game celebrations and how Team Homan lightened up the moment. In addition, the girls extend credit to the athletes, volunteers and organizers for running a safe and healthy Scotties! Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode! Stay Safe!
In the 18th Episode (Season 6) Lori and Mary check in one last time before Lori leaves for the Scotties. The girls predict which team will win and which teams are dark horses, discuss the uniform designs that were unveiled and chat about the latest personnel change on Team Alberta. Lori and Mary discuss the Brier pools and whether the pools look evenly distributed. Lori catches Mary up with some international curling competitions and then the girls discuss the teams that will be attending the 2 Grand Slams. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode. Stay Safe!
In the 17th Episode (Season 6) Mary returns to the mic as co host! The girls discuss the Super Bowl, the half-time show and Tom Brady's success. Lori and Mary turn to the biggest curling headline: the World Women's Championship being canceled a second year in a row. There were a few curling events played over the weekend including the Swiss Championships, Elite Finals in Britain and a game between Team Hasselbourg and Team Edin (battle of the sexes style). Lori and Mary discuss the Scotties pools and Lori has some good news and bad news to share. Curling Canada released the revised Olympic Trials process and award more spots directly to the trials. The girls end with a discussion over a tweet that may create a rivalry at the Brier and end with a 60 second Bachelor recap. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode! Stay safe!
In the 16th Episode (Season 6) Lori is joined with Daryell Nowlan, who is "sparing" for Mary while she is away. Lori and Daryell discuss some of the live curling provincials and territorials that were played over the weekend, the final Wildcard teams were officially announced and Team Fleury will be adding Chelsea Carey as skip to replace Tracy, who will be attending to her daughter who has medical issues. Daryell spills a couple secrets about who will be added to a couple teams in the bubble! Lori and Daryell compare notes about their team meetings with Curling Canada , discuss the 35 team field for the Mixed Doubles Nationals, get caught up with some curlers news and squeeze in a 60 second Bachelor recap! Thank you for listening, please enjoy the episode!
In the 15th Episode (Season 6) Daryell Nowlan joins Lori again this week as co host. They discuss Daryell's experience being on the podcast the previous week, the inauguration and the latest Covid concerns. Daryell will be joining the bubble in Calgary as a coach for Team NS and Lori encourages their skip Jill Brothers, a hair stylist, to bring along her equipment to help players out! Alberta finally announces their reps for the Scotties and Brier and Curling Canada announces the criteria they will use to determine the final Wild Card spots. There is plenty of reaction! Hot Topic: should Curling Canada award hearts to this years participants if they did not win a title? Lori and Daryell discuss what they are looking forward to and what they will miss at the Scotties this year, Kim Kelly joining Team NS as their fifth, what job Daryell had when coaching Russ Howard and scare sweaters! Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode. Stay Safe!
In the 14th Episode (Season 6) Lori is joined by '97 Brier Bronze medalist, Daryell Nowlan as co host. They discuss all the latest cancellations and announcements from the provinces/territories and who is headed to the Scotties and Brier bubble. Lori and Daryell discuss Curling Canada's decision to add 3 more teams to the fields and who they think those teams will be. They chat about the role social media has had on curling this season and what has been the "play of the day". Then Lori and Daryell chat about Vic Rauter joining Memmo and Lori treats Daryell to a 60 second Bachelor recap. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode! Stay Safe!
In the 13th Episode (Season 6) Lori and Mary catch up on their very Covid Christmas and what shows got them through the holidays when curling news was scarce. Lori challenges Mary to a game to see what can be left behind and what they'll bring into 2021. Lori checks in with what curlers have been up to and even attempts a 60 second recap of the Bachelor! The girls chat about the latest teams to be added to the Scotties and Brier bubble. Then they discuss all the latest curling headlines including Alberta canceling their provincials play downs, what Team Homan plans to do at the Scotties/Worlds and Einerson/Gushue team up for the mixed doubles Nationals. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode. Stay safe!
In Episode 12 (Season 6) Lori and Mary are ready to say goodbye to the year 2020! They discuss a media zoom call, surprise calendar submission and more curlers on memmo! Other topics include Team McCarville declining the Northern Ontario Scotties berth, what's happening in Ontario and very strict protocols for breaking the curling bubble in Calgary. Lori interviews Jimmy the Kid, James Grattan: his experiences at the Brier, what the Brier means to the smaller associations, not participating in the Boycott and valuable lessons learned from Russ Howard and Ed Werenich! Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode! Happy Holidays and Stay Safe!
In Episode 11 (Season 6) Lori and Mary discuss the aftermath of the "bubble" announcement last week and what this will mean for provincial and territories moving forward as they try and declare who will represent. Norther Ontario is sending their defending champions back to these National events and Team McCarville is deliberating whether or not they will return.
In a Hot Topic on social media, the girls discuss if the Brier and Scotties format is broken, what else may be preventing fans from attending these events or is it the quality of the teams that is causing the decrease.
Lori and Mary check in with curling headlines and chat about their past interview with Cheryl Bernard and what they learned from it
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In episode 10 (season 6) Lori and Mary are joined by Gregory Strong, a sports reporter with the Canadian Press, to discuss Curling Canada’s event “bubble” announcement – the Scotties, Brier, Mixed Doubles and men’s worlds are now aimed for Calgary.
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In the 9th Episode (Season 6) "Getting to Know Cheryl Bernard, Olympic Silver Medallist" Lori and Mary discuss the state of curling, including the restrictions causing many clubs to pause, close or cancel their seasons.
Then it’s on to Cheryl Bernard – Olympic Medallist, TV analyst, book author, Ted Talker, charity worker, sport administrator, Kilimanjaro climber – what hasn’t she done? Cheryl is full of inspiration, self-reflective moments and life lessons, making this is a must-listen interview.
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In the 8th Episode (Season 6) "Ladies Event Cancelled During First Draw" Lori and Mary discuss the exciting news that the 2 Girls And A Game curling podcast will now be part of The Curling News and the Sports Illustrated partnership. The girls chat about their evening at the Toronto Hope Charity Event and what they did for their contribution. After much anticipation over the ladies event in Okotoks, the tournament was cancelled midway through the first draw. The girls discuss the game between Team Homan and Team Jones as they squared off against each other for the first time since the team switches. Some media is suggesting that curling should be exempt from Covid restrictions due to it being a professional sport and the girls weigh in on that topic. Finally could the Penticton spiel be the last for awhile? Lori and Mary discuss the results. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode! Stay Safe!
In the 7th Episode (Season 6) "Unboxing the 2021 Curling Calendar" This is one of the most highly anticipated segments of the season where Lori and Mary get their first look at the calendar! The girls love to see what the curling models put together for their photo shoots. Other topics on the episode include regional events that took place over the weekend, Covid numbers surging in some areas of the country and its impact on curling and what curlers have been up to. The girls discuss the hub city concept for the Canadian National Championships and how Team Homan are all living in Alberta in order to put a spiel schedule together. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode! Stay Safe!
In Episode 6 (Season 6) Lori and Mary check in on each other to see how they are managing with all the turmoil in the world. They get caught up with what curling events took place on the weekend and some Covid scares that have hit clubs in Canada. Lori talks with Canadian Scotties Champion, Val Sweeting. They discuss Val's successful skipping career, her transition to playing third with Team Einerson, winning the Scotties and being so close to playing the World Championships only to have everything cancelled with 2 days to go. Val reflects on what she has learned during her curling career and what she has taken away from this uncertain season. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode! Stay Safe!
In the 5th Episode (Season 6) "Is Covid Making People Lose it?" Lori and Mary discuss the recent survey that Dr. Luethy conducted with the participants of the USA Club Nationals which showed how Covid spreads at a curling event. The girls chat about the various events that have taken place around Canada and the emergence and success of the younger teams. Lori and Mary then talk about the events that were shut down in Saskatchewan and the social media storm that took place. Team McCarville shared a letter they received from a former curling "fan" and the girls talk about the unfair criticism women receive in sport. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode! Stay safe!
In the 4th Episode (Season 6) Lori and Mary discuss the Covid numbers climbing in Ontario and how that forced teams to withdraw from the latest spiel held in KW. The event was held with a decreased field and on the ladies side Team Mann defeated Team Jones in the final and on the men’s side Team Epping defeated Team Howard. The girls were able to commentate a game during the live streaming on CurlingZone so they discuss the experience and some of the guest commentators. Team Koe made their debut this weekend at a spiel out in Alberta, losing in the quarters. The girls review the new calendar picks for the 2021 version of the curling calendar! Then Lori and Mary discuss new restrictions in and around Canada and the impact it will make on curling and the players. Thank you for listening, please enjoy the episode and stay safe!!
In the 2nd Episode (Season 6) there are curling events beginning to happen here in Canada in the midst of a second wave of Covid. Some clubs are deferring their openings, some are choosing not to open and some regions are faring quite well though the pandemic. Lori and Mary discuss the events, some of the results and how teams are handling travel restrictions and quarantines. Lori invites Darren Moulding to join her on the podcast to discuss the extended off season and what he has been up to, what he learned from the Brier final and how Team Bottcher will approach this season. Darren reminisces about their trip to Hollywood, Covid talents and the cancellation of Brenden's wedding. Thank you for listening, please enjoy the episode and stay safe everyone!
In the Season 6 Premiere episode Lori and Mary get together to figure out how to proceed with a curling podcast when there isn't much curling taking place. Luckily, they never seem to run out of topics and crazy stories to share! The girls discuss all the recent announcements and cancellations of curling events worldwide and how each country is handling travel restrictions and quarantining differently. Lori and Mary chat about all the epic events and moments they will miss about this shortened and different season and what some of the curlers have been up too. They share a ton of laughs and even wrote a song about this pandemic curling season! Welcome back to the podcast and please enjoy the episode!
In this summer bonus episode, Lori and Mary get to know more about one of their favourite players - Kate Cameron! The girls find out what life has been like for Kate during Covid and how it affected her wedding plans. They find out more about the ups and downs in Kate's curling career before she finally broke through and made it to the Scotties in 2017. Lori and Mary chat with Kate about that experience and what it was like playing in the final against Team Homan. Kate discusses how it felt wearing the Team Canada jersey after Team Homan was unable to go back to the Scotties the following year with the Olympic conflict. The girls find out more about Team Walker, their experience in Moosejaw, how she feels about the current Scotties format and what is happening with the team moving forward. Then Lori and Mary ask some fun questions about Kate modelling in the Women of Curling Calendar, her signature look and get a curler's confession! Please enjoy and stay safe and healthy everyone!