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 Tantrum’s two newest co-captains, Ginger Schmidt and Alex Grant! Ginger and Alex have both built really interesting robots earlier in their careers, th...
September 15, 2021
This week on the podcast, we’re sitting down with the brand-new team Glitch, built by students from U.C. Berkeley. This absolutely gorgeous robot combines a stealth bomber aesthetic, billet body, omni...
September 8, 2021
This week on the podcast, we’re headed back to Las Vegas for a special report from Luke, who spent the first day of the 2021 championship in the pits.   This week’s combat robotics news: BattleBots u...
September 1, 2021
This week on the podcast, we’re headed to Las Vegas to catch up with BattleBots superfan Mary Katherine Carr, who is attending every single taping session this season, and touring the pits as a fan. W...
August 25, 2021
This week on the podcast, we’re catching up with new captain Greg Needel to learn more about his drum(ish) hammer, Switchback! Greg is no stranger to robotics or BattleBots—he competed at the untelevi...
August 18, 2021
This week on the podcast, we’re doing something kind of unusual—we’re opening up the Q&A thread so you can ask us anything. No builder interview (it’s shipping week for BattleBots), so expect a co...
August 11, 2021
This week on the podcast, we catch up with BattleBots 2020 runners-up Jeff, Debbie, Matthew and Jason Vasquez from Whiplash! Lots of big news out of the team this past week—the Whiplash versus SawBlaz...
August 4, 2021
This week on the podcast, we take our second look at Copperhead, the tiny, tanky drum spinner from Colorado, with builders Robert Cowan and Luke Quintal. With the Season 6 filming of BattleBots happen...
July 28, 2021
This week on the podcast, we return from a very long vacation to chat with BattleBots co-creator Greg Munson, who this week confirmed that Season 6 of the show will be taped August 23 through Septembe...
July 21, 2021
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

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