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 dive into the history (and future!) of Norwalk Havoc, the world’s top beetleweight combat robotics league, with Norwalk founder Austin McChord. If you want to check out th...
May 12, 2021
From October 2019!   On this episode of Behind the Bots, we catch up with Minotaur captain Marco Antonio Meggiolaro, who tells us more about what it’s like building bots and competing in Brazil, what ...
April 28, 2021
From February 2020!   We sit down with Blacksmith captain Al Kindle, and explore his long history in the sport, the design thinking behind Blacksmith, and what it was like seeing his bot turned into a...
April 21, 2021
This week on the podcast, we go deep with Caulk builders Joe, Brandon, Tommy and Izzie, who (with the help of Pain Train captain Evan Arias) went against all odds last month to win the 12-pound divisi...
April 14, 2021
This week on the podcast, we catch up with Skorpios co-captains Zach Lytle and Diana Tarlson—exactly one year (to the day!) from the last time they were on the show. In early April 2020, the world had...
April 7, 2021
This week on the podcast, we catch up with the captain of everyone’s favorite nautical monster-themed BattleBot, Kraken captain Matt Spurk! We talk toughness and reliability, judging, and what’s ahead...
March 31, 2021
This week on the podcast, we talk BattleBots, BattleBots: Bounty Hunters, apple sausages, and Norwalk Havoc. Plus! The return of The Bot Whisperer himself, Pete Abrahamson!   This week’s combat roboti...
March 24, 2021
This week on the podcast, we catch up with 2020 Giant Nut winners Jack Barker and Nick Mabey from End Game! This is our second time having Nick and Jack on the show this season—we interviewed them bac...
March 17, 2021
This week on the podcast, we catch up with Mike and Andrea Gellatly from Team Witch Doctor, to reflect on the 2020 season, their sprint in the middle of the season to build new weapon discs, and what’...
March 10, 2021
This week on the podcast, we catch up with Copperhead captain Zach Goff, to learn more about his history in the sport, his 2016 debut on BattleBots with the drum spinner Poison Arrow, and his return t...
March 3, 2021

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