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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. 

Feb 11, 2020

In the 17th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary chat about their "secret project" which continued over the weekend, the Oscars and Lori's send off party.  Then the girls discuss the results from the Manitoba and Alberta Tankards: more talent arising in Alberta, Gunner's first purple heart and more.  With Brendan Bottcher winning in Alberta, it opens the door to Team Glenn Howard claiming the spot in the Wildcard game against Team Mike McEwen.  Lori and Mary break down the Scotties pools, pick a winner for the Wildcard game and predict who will win the Scotties.  "Mother Mary" makes an appearance during the episode with advice for Lori.  Thank you to CurlingZone, JetIce and HardLine for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!

Feb 4, 2020

In the 16th Episode (season 5) Mary tells Lori about her first time experience playing Mixed Doubles.  Then the girls break down the Provincial Scotties and Tankard action from the weekend: results from Saskatchewan, Ontario, BC, NFLD, NWT, NO, NB and the province everyone was waiting for - Manitoba!  Congratulations to all the teams for winning their province and territorial.  Thank you to CurlingZone, HardLine and JetIce for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!

Jan 28, 2020

In the 15th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary get caught up after a very busy weekend of curling and Lori may be suffering from a little burnout.  The girls break down the results and what happened in the Scotties/Tankard playdowns in NS, NB, Quebec, Alberta and Sask.  Congratulations to all the teams who won their provincials!  Lori and Mary watched so much live streaming of these events that they offer a few tips to the commentators and even throw in a few Dirty Curling Talk phrases they heard.  The girls chat about the Canadian Junior Championships: results, format including inviting 2 provincial runner ups to participate, changing the timing of the National Championships next season and selecting a team who will represent Canada at the Worlds because of it.  Congratulations to Team Zacharias (Manitoba) and Team Gautier (Manitoba2) on winning the Canadian Juniors! Thank you to JetIce, HardLine and CurlingZone for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!

Jan 21, 2020

In the 14th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary discuss the latest Grand Slam of Curling which was held in Yorkton, Sask: weather affecting ice, triple knockout format, how the Continental Cup teams performed and 60 second recaps.  Congratulations to Team  Hasselbourg and Team Jacobs on winning 3 Grand Slams in a row. The girls talk about the latest Scotties and Tankard results as attention shifts towards Season of Champions events.  Lori and Mary receive feedback about their discussion regarding the mixed scramble game at the Continental Cup and address that in an "Ask The Girls" segement.  Lori and Mary are GIVING AWAY 2 week long passes to the Ontario Scotties and Tankard which will begin in Cornwall next week.  Thank you to HardLine, CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this epsiode.  Please enjoy!

Jan 14, 2020

In the 13th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary discuss their road trip to the Continental Cup which was held in London, Ontario to sold out crowds.  The girls chat about their experiences while they were there, the dominant performance by Team Europe, team dynamics during the mixed scramble game skipped by Rachel Homan, jerseys and nicknames and so much more.  During their time at the Continental Cup, Lori and Mary interview coach Jeff Stoughton regarding Team Canada's performance, preparation, fun questions and even a "curlers confession".  Lori interviews Tracy Fleury about her team, teammates, goals, baby news and her experience at the Continental Cup.  Mary chats to Ben Hebert about his 11th Continental Cup experience, where his nickname "Meat" came from, how much he has paid in fines and a "curlers confession".  Thank you to HardLine, JetIce and CurlingZone for sponsoring this episode.  Please enjoy!

Jan 6, 2020

In the 12th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary get caught up after the holiday break: what they were up to, Christmas holidays and New Years and what some of their favourite curlers did over the break....including which curler has recently announced a new addition to their family?!  Mary filled Lori in on a couple cool opportunities that she was a part of: coaching a Swiss team at the TCA Championships and assisting in a fun filled night at the Whitby curling club.  Lori discusses her top 10 stories of 2019.  And Lori and Mary pick who they feel won the decade challenge in the curling world!  Thank you to the following sponsors for this episode: JetIce, CurlingZone and HardLine.  Please enjoy!

Dec 17, 2019

In the 11th Episode (Season 5), Lori and Mary recap the Boost National Slam which was held in Conception Bay South.  Congratulations to Team Hasselbourg and Team Jacobs on their victories.  Mary absolutely crushes her 60 second recap, there is discussion on both Canada Cup winners (Homan and Epping) not qualifying for playoffs and whether there is a letdown for curlers and the audience after the Canada Cup.  With the cash spiel season winding down before the holidays, Lori and Mary turn their attention to the upcoming play downs and discuss some drama that took place in Ontario.  Rick Lang returns with a follow up conversation about the High Performance Consulting program.  Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Holiday and the girls will be back in the New Year!  Thank you to CurlingZone, JetIce and HardLine for sponsoring this episode!

Dec 2, 2019

In the 10th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary recap the 2019 Canada Cup: their overview of the event, ice and venue, TSN crew, commercials, new additions to teams, fashion, round robin surprises, how the girls picks did, semi final blowouts and the men's and women's finals.  Congratulations to Team Homan and Team Epping on their big victories and claiming the first spot in the 2021 Olympic Trials!  The girls discuss Curling Canada announcing equal prize money for the Scotties and Brier Champions.  And Congratulations to Team Ontario (Moffat) and Team Alberta (Dupont) on winning the Canadian Curling Club Championships!  Thank you to HardLine, CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!

Nov 26, 2019

In the 9th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary discuss the European Championships including victories by Team Hasselbourg and Team Edin, Eve Muirhead's lingering hip injury, Craig Saville's successful coaching debut and Norway missing the playoffs by 1 game.  The girls are excited for the 2019 Canada Cup to begin this week and make their picks on which teams could claim the win and nab the first Olympic Trial spot.  After their interview with Rick Lang, the girls received some push back and discuss the role of the High Performance Consultants and the impact on Canadian coaching a little further.  And as promised, Lori and Mary end the podcast with another instalment of Dirty Curling Talk!  Thank you to CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!

Nov 18, 2019

In the 8th Episode (Season 5), Mary takes over the podcast with a special interview with Lori as she has some big news to share.  The girls discuss the recent controversy at the European Championships where Norway was penalized after misinterpreting a rule and subsequently were given the loss because of it.  Lori and Mary share a few fun stories before they interview Rick Lang.  Rick shares exactly how the High Performance Consultant program was formed, the criteria involved and much more.  Of course, the girls couldn't let Rick off the hook and he shares a couple " Curler's Confessions".  Thank you to CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!

Nov 12, 2019

In the 7th Episode (Season 5), Lori and Mary have barely recovered after they hosted a "Happy Hour With The 2 Girls" at a charity event in Toronto.  They chat about how it felt to be centre stage and about their "Masked Curler" Rich Hart siting in with them.  The girls discuss everything about the Tour Challenge (Tier 1) which was held in Pictou, NS: 60 second recaps, emergence of young teams breaking through and notable moments about the event in general.  Congratulations to Team Hasselbourg and Team Jacobs on winning the event.  There was also the Tier 2 event happening simultaneously which had a burned rock controversy during the final and the girls weigh in on what happened.  Congratulations to Team Kim and Team Dropkin on winning the Tier 2 event.  Lori and Mary chat about the Canadian Mixed Nationals and the Pacific Asian Curling Championships!  Big Congratulations to Team Quebec for their undefeated run at the Mixed Nationals!  Thank you to CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!

Oct 29, 2019

In this 6th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary get together to record the GSOC Masters Recap.  They discuss the spares who filled in, coaching changes and who might be filling in on the TSN broadcast.  Lori had several "Have You Noticed" observations and many learnings from the Sportsnet Crew from the week.  The girls talk about all the notable results from both the ladies and mens draws, how fun it was to see new teams winning a slam and of course, the 60 second recaps of the final!  Congratulations to Team Fleury and to Team Dunstone on their GSOC Masters victories.  Lori and Mary reached out to the listeners during the week to send "Ask Us Anything" questions (48:55).  And finally Lori talks to Braeden Moskowy (1:03) fresh off of Team Dunstone's big win and he fills her in on the celebration, today's curling culture, what his teammates are like, how their provincial loss may have helped their team,what are their chances to get the last Canada Cup spot and his thoughts on the MOC calendar!  Thank you to CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!

Oct 22, 2019

in the 5th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary discuss the online streaming of the ladies spiel out in Portage on the weekend where Team Stern upset favourite Team Homan.  The girls look at what teams are in CTRS contention for the last spot in the Canada Cup.  Mary does a Behind the Glass Interview with Michele Gower, an on ice official about her experience doing that job.  Congratulations to Team Canada on winning GOLD at the World Mixed  Curling Championships!  Lori and Mary draw the winners for the Men of Curling calendar contest!  Thank you to CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!

Oct 7, 2019

In the 4th Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary discuss how they are missing TV curling, luckily they were able to watch some live action at the High Park Curling Club at the Stu Sells Toronto Tankard.  The Hot Topic on this episode is the new qualification process for the next Canadian Olympic Trials. The girls are eager to get an eye full with the latest instalment of the Men of Curling Calendar and the men did not disappoint.  There are lots of surprises and the girls share many laughs checking out all the pictures as they see it for the first time.  Be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY - Lori and Mary are giving away 2 copies of the calendar.  Send in a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter message about which calendar model you are looking forward to seeing.  Lori was able to chat with Geoff Walker during the High Park spiel and he fills her in on his calendar shoot experience, what happened to playing Mixed Doubles with his wife, Laura Walker and much more.  This episode is sponsored by JetIce and CurlingZone, please enjoy!

Oct 1, 2019

In the 3rd Episode (Season 5) Lori and Mary discuss how it felt to host a live version of the podcast.  The girls release a small snippet of the Hot Seat Interview questions from John Epping, Sherry Middaugh and Danielle Inglis.  Lori and Mary tackle other curling topics this week like the debate over the point system that took place on social media, the newly announced teams that will be attending the Continental Cup which only include teams from Canada and Europe and the change that Curling Canada made to the coaching requirements to allow elite players to be High Performance Consultants.  Lori challenges Mary to some trivia questions to test her curling IQ.  Thank you to JetIce and CurlingZone for sponsoring this episode, Please enjoy!

Sep 17, 2019

In the 2nd Episode, Season 5 Lori and Mary get caught up with Lori's weekend sparing in Edmonton at the Booster Juice Shoot Out at the Saville Centre and results from the star studded field at the Shorty's.  The girls finally have a chance to discuss the birthright rule, a recent rule change which allows curlers to represent the province they were born in.  This includes who it may benefit, flaws and the overall timing of the announcement.  George Karrys joins the podcast again to reveal which male curlers will be included in the upcoming Men Of Curling Calendar!  Lori and Mary play a game to try and guess the lineup!  Inspired by Glenn Howard's recent "Curlers Confession", Lori adds one of her own.  Thank you to CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode.  Thank you all for listening and please enjoy!

Sep 9, 2019

How is it curling season already?  This is the first episode of the 5th season!  Lori and Mary break down their summers with a classic 60 second recap challenge.  The girls travel to Oakville Curling Club and chat with Gerry Guerts about what took place at the World Curling Congress in Mexico, the success of the international teams early in the season, the new points system and if there should be a restriction on the amount of international teams participating in Canadian events.  Then the girls discuss their experience in Oakville and interview the legend himself, Glenn Howard!  The girls were curious about Glenn's take on curling possibly going to 8 ends, how he has been able to have such longevity in curling and what happened with coaching Team Muirhead.  The girls unveil a new segment this season called "Curlers Confessions" and you won't want to miss Glenn's confession!  Thank you to CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode!  Please enjoy!

Aug 16, 2019

In the latest summer podcast, Lori and Mary revisit some Hollywood memories since they haven't seen each other since their adventures in California.  They discuss how a listener felt they should be contestants on The Amazing Race and why it would and wouldn't be a good idea.  The girls were gifted a 6 pack of beer from Rock Solid Productions called 3 Sheets - a pebbled lager and do a live test taste.  Lori and Mary discuss ALL the things the curlers have been up to over the summer.  And another fun segment called "Would YOU do this?" has the girls in stitches.  Thank you to Turning Point Curling for sponsoring this episode, please enjoy!

Jul 9, 2019

Look out!  Lori and Mary have an adventure in Hollywood, California in this special summer episode!  The girls team up with none other than the Wildman himself, Darren Moulding and his buddy to curl in the Hollywood Summer Blockbuster Spiel.  Follow the adventures of Team "2 Girls and Some Wildmen" as they navigate arena ice conditions, earthquakes, sleepless nights and a wee bit of day (and night) drinking!  Find out how the team dynamics and chemistry worked out as they made their way to winning the Comedy Event!

May 14, 2019

In this 26th Episode (Season 4) Lori and Mary discuss the results from the Grand Final of the Curling World Cup which was held in Beijing, China.  Solid performance by all the Canadian contingent: congratulations to Team Jones and Team Koe who won the gold medals and to Team Walker/Muyres for winning the silver medal.  After a long 2018-2019 curling season, the girls reminisce about some of the top curling stores: team lineup changes, 5 rock rule at the Season of Champions events, baby boom, curling controversies and the year women's curling emerged on the scene.  Lori and Mary chat about divulging their identities, favourite moments, high and low points, what they could do without and possible improvements to curling for another year.  THANK YOU to everyone for listening this season and please enjoy the season finale!  Thank you to Asham, CurlingZone and JetIce for sponsoring this episode.

Apr 29, 2019

In the 25th Episode, Season 4 Lori recounts her experience as a Celebrity(?) Skip at the Kurl For Kids Charity event where 150K was raised for premature babies.  Lori and Mary turn their attention to the last Grand Slam of the season, the Champions Cup: Format Change, 60 second recap, "super" spares and SportsNet coverage.  Congratulations to Team Tirinzoni and Team Bottcher on their victories.  Team Canada fared extremely well in the World Mixed Doubles where Jocelyn Peterman and Brett Gallant brought home a silver medal and both Canadian senior teams (Bryan Cochrane and Sherry Anderson) won GOLD at the World Senior Championships!  The girls tackle a Hot Topic with Mike Fournier, curler and blogger about the increased amount of curling media and what are the responsibilities of curlers, fans and content creators.  In our final "Behind the Glass" interview, Lori and Mary talk with Kim Tuck about everything to do with producing quality curling stones.  Thank you for listening and please enjoy this EXTRA lengthy episode!  This episode is sponsored by the following sponsors:  Asham, JetIce and Curling Zone 

Apr 15, 2019

In the 24th Episode (Season 4) Mary begins with an embarrassing curling confession!  The girls recount their road trip to the Player's Championship in Toronto: fun stories from around the Mattamy Centre and meeting some of the podcast listeners.  Lori and Mary take on the 60 second recap challenge of the men's and women's finals.  Congratulations to Team Bottcher and to Team Einerson for their Player's Championship wins.  Lori interviews Karrick Martin, Robin Silvernagle and the dynamic duo of Rachelle Brown and Dana Ferguson in a favourite "Things That Make Us Go Hmmm" segment.  The girls discuss the recent team change for Team Epping and the online controversy it sparked.  Finally the GIVEAWAY contest winners are announced!  Thank you to all the listeners who entered.  Thank you all for listening and please enjoy the episode.  This episode is sponsored by: Asham, CurlingZone and JetIce.

Apr 8, 2019

In this 23rd Episode (Season 4) Lori and Mary begin the pod with an epic April Fool's prank that convinced many they were coaching Team Bottcher at the Player's Championship.  Lori was concerned after the excitement at the Women's World Championship that the Men's Worlds may be a letdown.  And thankfully that couldn't be farther from the truth and Lethbridge hosted a fantastic event!  Congratulations to Team Sweden for their World Championship victory and excellent job to Team Canada on the silver medal.  Did the untimely rock delay contribute to the outcome of the game?  The girls also discuss when players get caught with their microphones open and the aftermath of Team Shuster's comments during one of the games.  Lori and Mary break down Team Canada's week in Lethbridge: new roles for the players, Koe's highlight reel of shot making, BJ adjusting to his new skip and Ben and Colton's new partnership at front end.  The girls always like to discuss new calendar picks at these events too!  The last GIVEAWAY contest is announced: win a HardLine Broom, Asham Curling Shoes or a signed Geoff Walker Dynasty Jersey! Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode!  Thank you to the following sponsors who contributed to this episode: Asham, CurlingZone and JetIce. 

Mar 25, 2019

In the 22nd episode (Season 4) Lori and Mary do a deep dive into the Women's World Championship which took place in Silkeborg, Denmark.  This is the first time in 20 years that Team Canada failed to qualify for the playoffs so Lori and Mary discuss what could have contributed to the result: whether Canadian teams are as prepared for international events as other countries, how to handle wearing the maple leaf in curling and what can be done when an athlete is struggling.  The girls talk about the downside of social media and the onslaught of negative comments about Team Carey and whether that contributed to the outcome of the week.  Congratulations to Team Switzerland on the extra end win over Team Sweden in a thrilling gold medal game.  Lori and Mary talk about recent team changes, mixed doubles and so much more!  Thank for to the following sponsors for this episode: JetIce, CurlingZone and Asham.  And thank you all for listening - please enjoy!

Mar 14, 2019

In this 21st Episode (Season 4) Lori and Mary finally have a chance to record the Brier recap after being away commentating at the U18 Ontario Provincial Championships all week.  They discuss the action at the Brier as the teams made their way into the Championship pool and how there was a clear divide between the top 4 teams and everyone else.  Lori and Mary discuss the final playoff weekend and how the teams fared.  Congratulations to Team Alberta (Kevin Koe) with his dominant performance all week, defeating Team Wildcard in the final.  The girls also discuss who received the awards at the Brier, how there was not many upsets in this Brier field and how Team PEI quickly became a favourite amongst fans.  Lori and Mary caught up on other recent curling news: Brier and Scotties TV viewership numbers released, Team Homan declining her spot at the Curling World Cup and Team Jones filling in and some more team announcements.  Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode!  Thank you to the following sponsors of this episode: CurlingZone, Asham and JetIce!

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