Behind the Bots

The podcast that brings you the stories of the builders behind BattleBots.

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This week on the podcast, we’re catching up with the winner of the 30-pound division at September’s Norwalk Havoc — Yahoo captain slash Copperhead team member slash pet store owner slash giant pumpkin...
September 28, 2022
This week on the podcast, we’ve got a brief little, guestless mini-sode, while we recover from September Norwalk Havoc. We’ll recap the latest event, share our top personal highlights, and get you hyp...
September 21, 2022
This week on the podcast, we’re diving deep into the just-revealed Season 7 of the show — which will film in Las Vegas Oct. 18 through Oct. 30 — with BattleBots cofounder and friend of the pod Greg Mu...
September 14, 2022
This week on the podcast, we’re catching up again with longtime BattleBots builder Brad Hanstad, to get an exclusive early look at his new heavyweight Triton, the spiritual successor to Deep Six. Oh, ...
September 7, 2022
This week on the podcast, we’re diving deep into all things Kraken with one of our favorite builders of all time, Kraken captain Matt Spurk! This week, Matt made the surprise announcement that he plan...
August 31, 2022
This week on the podcast, we’re catching up again with Kyle Miller, captain of the surprisingly effective rookie bot Glitch. Glitch went undefeated in the qualifying rounds during Season 6 of BattleBo...
August 24, 2022
This week on the podcast, we’re catching up again with one of our favorite builders of all time, Deep Six captain Dustin Esswein! Dustin’s design philosophy is simple — weapons first, everything else ...
August 17, 2022
This week on the podcast, we’re catching up with longtime combat robotics builder John Mladenik, captain of Gigabyte and Cobalt on S6 of BattleBots. John and his team have essentially perfected the he...
August 10, 2022
This week on the podcast, we’re traveling to Worcester, Massachusetts to take a deep dive on Team WPI, the supergroup whose team members sit on half a dozen BattleBots teams, and have multiple first-p...
August 3, 2022
This week on the podcast, we’re catching up with Norwalk Havoc head referee Jim Heaney, who is stepping away from henchman life to return to school. We also recap Norwalk Havoc’s July 2022 competition...
July 27, 2022

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