The boys are back—in the same time zone.
Price Atkinson has returned from Beijing and wraps the four-player Olympic Winter Games tournament with co-hosts Dustin “Specks” Tomasetti and Joe “The Godfather” Calabrese.
The Team USA entries skipped by John Shuster and Tabitha Peterson are discussed, as are the medalists, the competition and more.
More USA curling tournaments and teams are then discussed, with an eye to both the immediate future and the following 2023-26 quadrennial.
Specks and Joe are back with the latest episode of the Extra Extra End. They guys talk about the conclusion of the mixed doubles event at the Olympics, and with the team events just underway they discuss the starts by Teams Peterson and Shuster.
Price checks in from Beijing and Joe has an interview with Ed Scimia of the Nutmeg Curling Club about curling and online wagering in the USA.
Joe and Specks are back for their second podcast this week. The mixed doubles action is about half over at the Olympics and the guys have thoughts about the ice and Team USA's first four games.
Plus, Joe talks with Stacey Rice from the Peachtree Curling Association about the growth of curling in Georgia and how clubs can be more inclusive of wheelchair curlers? And finally, Specks and Joe talk about the chances of Team USA to make the playoffs in the Men's and Women's Team events at the Olympics.
It’s go time, in Beijing and the United States.
In episode 4 of season 5, Joe Calabrese and Dustin “Specks” Tomasetti get together on the eve of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and talk a little Mixed Doubles curling. Also, are we ready – as a curling country – for all the media attention curling is about to receive?
In addition, Joe talks with representatives from the Kenya Curling Federation about their trip to Plainfield Curling Club for their first real curling training... and experience with snow!
Price Atkinson and Dustin “Specks” Tomasetti deliver an American-lensed Olympic mixed doubles primer as Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys fly to Beijing.
Price is embedded with the team and coaching staff, and he’ll serve in a media attaché role in China. This episode provides access to the team’s training sessions in Los Angeles and an exclusive sit-down with Persinger, one of the last interviews she gave before departing for Beijing.
The guys also discuss the mixed doubles field Team USA will be challenging plus the (hopeful) avalanche of TV coverage fans can watch. There’s also the expected NFL banter—naturally.
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The three amigos are back—before one of them jets to China.
The guys are back together as they catch up on everything happening in and around U.S. curling including the cancellation of the 2022 U.S. Nationals and more, including a look back on the U.S. Olympic Trials.
“The Godfather” Joe Calabrese also talks with Laura Yee and Courtney Shaw of the Potomac CC and JayCee Cooper (Four Seasons CC) about increasing diversity in the sport and the how-tos of creating an inclusive environment.
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The No. 1 U.S. curling podcast is back for the start of season five—and just in time for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials beginning this weekend at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Nebraska!
TESN co-founder “The Godfather” Joe Calabrese along with Dustin “Specks” Tomasetti take your through a quick recap of everything that’s happened so far this fall, including the U.S. Olympic Trials for Mixed Doubles and the U.S. wheelchair curlers securing Team USA a coveted spot at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.
Finally, Joe and Specks break down the women’s and men’s Trials fields along with their picks of who will punch their ticket to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. And their picks might surprise you!
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An epic hogged stone controversy caps a most unusual championship and season.
One more show before the summer break, as the Extra Extra End podcast look back at the 2021 U.S. National Curling Championships in Wausau, Wisconsin. Teams Christensen and Dropkin each captured their first national championships while Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys teamed to win the Mixed Doubles title.
“The Godfather” Joe Calabrese, Dustin “Specks” Tomasetti and Price Atkinson recap it all, with a deep dive into the Dropkin-Ruohonen hogged stone controversy from round-robin play.
Catch up on all our past episodes as you enjoy your summer!
Team Peterson x 2 (world women’s and mixed doubles), Canadian #curling culture, plus the start of USA Nationals!
We’re on the heels of the 2021 U.S. Curling Nationals starting next week in Wausau, Wisconsin, while the U.S. Mixed Doubles Nationals are underway. “The Godfather” Joe Calabrese, Dustin “Specks” Tomasetti and Price Atkinson break down what they expect to happen with picks for both the men and women.
In addition, they hit on Team Peterson bringing home the world women’s bronze and update Tab Peterson and Joe Polo’s quest for hardware at the World Mixed Doubles Championship going on right now in Aberdeen, Scotland.
This week we’re checking in on Team USA’s progress at the ongoing women's world championship. USA’s Team Peterson is sitting primed for a playoff spot, while Canada is fighting just to get in. Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s fields have been announced for the upcoming 2021 USA Curling National Championships. Who are the favorites and which could be the surprise teams?
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