Broomgate: A Curling Scandal

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Publisher:
CBC, USG Audio

Broomgate: A Curling Scandal

4.9/5

Critic Rating

For years, players have been too afraid to talk about it. But now, the truth about a broom that almost destroyed curling is finally coming out.Over the course of six episodes, semi-professional curler and fully professional comedian John Cullen (Blocked Party) is exposing the unbelievable, never-before-told scandal that rocked the sport of curling. Yes, curling.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.8

The Crime Writers Squad • Crime Writers On Jun 13, 2024

"Lara loved the natural comedy and absurdity of this tempest in a teapot. Toby thought the only thing missing was a larger-than-life personality at the center of the story."

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Score: 5

Brendan Menapace • Esquire Jun 3, 2024

"...this is the perfect show to learn about the sport and its universe, as well as how one Canadian butterfly flapped its wings and changed the nature of the sport forever—as told by a man in the center of it all, John Cullen."

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Score: 5

Fiona McCann • Irish Times May 27, 2024

"Cullen is undoubtedly the man to tell this story: he has the knowledge and delivery of a good host but has also managed to get all the stakeholders to talk to him about the broom that swept them all apart...mixing these conversations with archive audio of this bizarro game and managing to convey an infectious enthusiasm for this sport and all its scandal. What a story – but also, with its frenzied broomwork, what a peculiar and glorious sport."

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