On this week's podcast we're joined by the voice of curling and lead announcer for NBC's Olympic curling coverage, Andrew Catalon. While Andrew works the Olympics for NBC, his full-time job is with CBS Sports and the CBS Sports Network. Andrew was named one of our Rising Stars for 2013 in the broadcast industry for his work on a multitude of sports. Today he joins us to talk about topics that include…

-Just recently getting a full-time job with CBS Sports Network and giving up his local sportscasting job in Albany.
-Advice he would give to younger broadcasters hoping to move up in the broadcasting world.
-Calling college basketball for CBS and working with Clark Kellogg this winter.
-The phone call that led to his start in curling.
-How he learned the rules for the sport and what it's like to call Olympic sports like curling and handball. Just how good of a curler is he?
-The cult following of curling and the ride he's been on with the sport since Vancouver 2010.
-Medal hopes for Team USA and the redemption narrative of John Shuster.
-How he approaches the cultural issues in Russia and the threat of possible violence at the Olympics.
-What's left on his announcing bucket list and hopes for a National Curling League in America some day.

For more from Andrew, follow him on Twitter @andrewcatalon.

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