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

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

    Our Interview with Pardon My French Builders Philippe Voyer and Sean Lamothe!

    Our Interview with Pardon My French Builders Philippe Voyer and Sean Lamothe!

    This week on the podcast, we’re heading north to Canada, to meet up with rookie BattleBots builders Philippe Voyer and Sean Lamothe from Pardon My French! We learn about big drums, little lifters and what they learned at their first season of BattleBots.


     


    This week’s combat robotics news:


    BattleBots drops a ton of new shirts: facebook.com/battlebots/posts/10158206957876406 

    BattleBots Season 6 could be returning to the Discovery Channel on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

    Blacksmith releases second photo of its Free Shipping fight: facebook.com/Teamhfa/posts/379680790371975 

    Dragon Slayer unveils new logo: facebook.com/DragonslayerBattlebots/posts/125100456593845 

    DUCK’s new poker chips go on sale for $6 each: facebook.com/BlackandBlueRobotics/posts/277178727755729 

    Glitch teases another arena photo: facebook.com/glitchbattlebot/posts/134788738920581 

    Gruff roasts its own turkey: facebook.com/gruffrobot/posts/291521449647368 

    HiJinx CAD drawings make a great gift: facebook.com/HiJinx.BattleBot/posts/475846713967039 

    New Hydra t-shirt: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09MDP6Z6W 

    JackPot appears at ARC: facebook.com/JackPotBattleBots/posts/389376599552037 

    Kraken posts 2003 throwback: facebook.com/KrakenBattleBot/posts/300532275406390 

    Someone cleverly made a Malice clock: facebook.com/malicebattlebot/posts/447707936758081 

    Skorpios covers ARC: facebook.com/SkorpiosBattleBot/posts/282561147213181 

    Witch Doctor appears at Miami Book Fair and Maker Faire Miami: facebook.com/witchdrshaman/posts/4159603014144501 


     


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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Our Post-Norwalk Havoc Interview with Darkside Captain Chris DeCicco & Team!

    Our Post-Norwalk Havoc Interview with Darkside Captain Chris DeCicco & Team!

    This week on the podcast, we’re catching up with our own Chris DeCicco, and his pit crew/cousins Dave, Johnny, and Jackson, fresh off their first combat robotics match ever this past weekend at Norwalk Havoc. We go deep on the experience, what he learned about robotics (and himself), plus his plans for the future.


     


    This week’s combat robotics news:


    Big Bot Bits fundraiser goes live: kickstarter.com/projects/eyc/big-bot-bits/ 

    Orby Blade chocolate laser engraving: facebook.com/TeamORBY/posts/846147786053036 

    Blip and Tantrum appeared at Robot Ruckus: facebook.com/tantrum.battlebot/posts/1570490879958048 

    DUCK shower curtains now on sale: facebook.com/BlackandBlueRobotics/posts/272408861566049 

    Hydra’s vertical test video: facebook.com/Whyachi/posts/4856324734380303 

    Glitch releases early renders: facebook.com/glitchbattlebot/posts/131409605925161 

    Gruff appeared at Robot Ruckus: facebook.com/gruffrobot/posts/287068633425983 

    HiJinx appeared at Robot Ruckus: facebook.com/HiJinx.BattleBot/posts/472492434302467 

    HyperShock appeared at Robot Ruckus: facebook.com/HyperShockTV/posts/2983609521856911 

    Kraken appeared at Robot Ruckus: facebook.com/KrakenBattleBot/posts/295993012526983 

    Malice appeared at Robot Ruckus: facebook.com/malicebattlebot/posts/445623130299895 

    Rotator appeared at Robot Ruckus: facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=295049432625620&id=100063616960932 

    Skorpios launches super limited-edition poker chips: facebook.com/SkorpiosBattleBot/posts/281311824004780 

    Slammo appeared at Robot Ruckus: facebook.com/teamdanby/posts/10158582897603284 

    Witch Doctor appeared at Robot Ruckus: facebook.com/witchdrshaman/posts/4137787856326017 


     


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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Our Interview with T.W.I.R.C. host Jevan Woodrow!

    Our Interview with T.W.I.R.C. host Jevan Woodrow!

    This week on the podcast, we’re catching up with fellow combat robotics superfan/BattleBots content creator Jevan Woodrow, host of the very popular YouTube channel This Week in Robot Combat! We learn his story, get his perspective as a British fan, and learn more about his beetleweight builds.


     


    This week’s combat robotics news:


    BattleBots 2022 calendar now on sale: facebook.com/SkorpiosBattleBot/posts/276135267855769 

    Big Bot Bits launching BattleBots poker chip Kickstarter: facebook.com/bigbotbits 

    Deep Six picks up shaving sponsor: facebook.com/deepsixbattlebot/posts/280256794106461 

    Double Jeopardy is going brushless: facebook.com/teamdoubletroubledoublejeopardy/posts/906074043350097 

    Hydra is running new hydraulics this season: facebook.com/Whyachi/posts/4829879330358177 

    Dragon Slayer shop walkthrough: facebook.com/DragonslayerBattlebots/posts/122359413534616 

    Skorpios visits Free Shipping’s shop: youtube.com/watch?v=CzZEaxKNKA8 

    Gruff stuff will be available at Robot Ruckus: facebook.com/gruffrobot/posts/279786687487511 

    Switchback launches exclusive merch bundle: switchbackon.tv/products/pre-order-switchback-supporter-bundle 


     


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    • 2 hr 5 min
    Our Interview with Matt and Wendy Maxham (Cobalt! Stinger! Sewer Snake!)

    Our Interview with Matt and Wendy Maxham (Cobalt! Stinger! Sewer Snake!)

    This week on the podcast, we’re catching up with BattleBots veterans Matt and Wendy Maxham. Matt and Wendy began competing in the early 2000s with Sewer Snake, and returned to BattleBots in 2015 with Stinger: The Killer Bee. For the past two seasons, they’ve competed with Team Robotic Death Company, with Gigabyte and Cobalt.


     


    This week’s combat robotics news:


    BattleBots releases explosive second teaser image: https://www.facebook.com/battlebots/posts/10158160636386406 

    BattleBots Halloween costumes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/56319454480/posts/10159498796579481/  

    Ty Little and Hot Wheels 

    Blacksmith Hot Wheels: https://www.facebook.com/Teamhfa/posts/364342265239161 

    Blade dalgona how-to: https://youtu.be/taBCuga0U1g 

    Blip and Tantrum considering poker chips: https://www.facebook.com/tantrum.battlebot/posts/1563520427321760 

    Captain Shrederator cutting poker chip shipping costs: https://www.facebook.com/spinwinning/posts/4345021428930063 

    Deadlift has fire: https://www.facebook.com/robogymrobotics/posts/4923024131083725 

    Super limited edition purple Whyachi poker chip: https://www.facebook.com/Whyachi/posts/4815074918505285 

    Glitch Halloween pumpkin: https://www.facebook.com/glitchbattlebot/posts/129627006103421 

    Fresh HiJinx merch: https://www.facebook.com/HiJinx.BattleBot/posts/463304861887891 

    Kraken Halloween costume: https://www.facebook.com/KrakenBattleBot/posts/286353733490911 

    Skorpios’ spooky Halloween special: https://youtu.be/yhpN4Ogq6Po 

    Rusty’s Halloween pumpkin: https://www.facebook.com/teamironforce/posts/279598257505166 

    Switchback incorrectly insists it’s not a hammer drum: https://www.facebook.com/switchbackontv/posts/232844535578970 

    Tombstone Halloween costume: https://www.facebook.com/TombstoneBot/posts/281001340698072 

    Witch Doctor builder stickers: https://www.facebook.com/witchdrshaman/posts/4082432671861536 


     


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    • 2 hr 24 min
    Our Interview with Dragon Slayer builders Dylan Halsey, Jordan Neal and Justin Kizer

    Our Interview with Dragon Slayer builders Dylan Halsey, Jordan Neal and Justin Kizer

    This week on the podcast, we’re going medieval with Dragon Slayer builders Dylan Halsey and Jordan Neal. Last year, Dylan and Jordan worked together to build Piranha, a heavyweight combat robot that was ultimately not selected to compete in the 2020 season of BattleBots. This year, they gutted the components from Piranha and reapplied with a vertical spinner called Dragon Slayer.


     


    Dragon Slayer is the team’s first combat robot, and we learn what it was like competing on the world’s biggest combat robotics stage as true rookies.


     


    This week’s combat robotics news:


    BattleBots opens official store on Amazon: https://www.facebook.com/battlebots/posts/10158152541841406 

    Lisa Winter’s NFTs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/56319454480/posts/10159474765234481/ 

    Gigabyte promotes Robots on Ice: https://www.robotsonice.org/ 

    Glitch’s LED light show: https://www.facebook.com/glitchbattlebot/posts/127624662970322 

    Perfect Phoenix captain Tyler Nguyen competing at Norwalk next month: https://www.facebook.com/TylerNguyen09/posts/2721953824771888 

    Robot Ruckus fundraiser tickets on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robot-ruckus-2021-vip-fundraiser-tickets-164662858041 

    Skorpios brought 3 fully functioning robots to BattleBots: https://www.facebook.com/SkorpiosBattleBot/posts/266687018800594 

    Switchback’s poker chips contest: https://www.facebook.com/switchbackontv/posts/225927366270687 

    Witch Doctor’s poker chips are a HIT: https://www.facebook.com/witchdrshaman/posts/4059278044176999 


     


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Our Interview with Skyline builders Alon Belkin, Joshua Kong and Kyle Loyola

    Our Interview with Skyline builders Alon Belkin, Joshua Kong and Kyle Loyola

    This week on the podcast, we’re catching up with combat robotics builders Alon Belkin, Joshua Kong and Kyle Loyola! Last year, Alon captained Axolotl, the hot pink, salamander-themed vertical spinner run by high school students from Southern California.


     


    This year, Alon, Joshua and Kyle have teamed up to build Skyline, an ambitious dual horizontal spinner that they’ve been testing on the local combat robotics circuit, in hopes of getting accepted to BattleBots in the future. It’s interesting, weird and we really like it.


     


    This week’s combat robotics news:


    BattleBots reveals one fight early (Blacksmith vs. Free Shipping): https://www.facebook.com/Teamhfa/posts/353476589659062 

    Deep Six is selling poker chips, eventually: https://www.facebook.com/deepsixbattlebot/posts/265324072266400 

    Double Jeopardy attacks helpless pumpkins: https://www.facebook.com/teamdoubletroubledoublejeopardy/posts/887742428516592 

    End Game featured on local TV: https://www.facebook.com/oyesrobotics/posts/1712580578939630 

    Hydra claims vertical attachment is “very real” https://www.facebook.com/Whyachi/posts/4770160592996718 

    Glitch’s weapon is 57 pounds: https://www.facebook.com/glitchbattlebot/posts/125887299810725 

    Gruff launches gruffstore.com: https://www.facebook.com/gruffrobot/posts/266735888792591 

    Hotkoin tackles Bunny Sauriol’s beetleweight Mouser: https://www.facebook.com/malicebattlebot/posts/427478475447694 

    Skorpios and Chronos appeared at Smashbotz: https://www.facebook.com/SkorpiosBattleBot/posts/261295346006428 

    Exclusive offer for Witch Doctor Supporters: https://www.facebook.com/witchdrshaman/posts/4037121156392688 


     


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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Curtis Honeycutt ,

Only 5 Stars Because Infinity Isn’t An Option

Pod people, this show is the best. I’m a Battlebots fan, but not a builder, and this crew gives all the context I need without getting too much in the weeds. They are a humble group and I’d like to hang out with them IRL. Thanks to Lindsey, Chris, Kyle and Luke for making the best combat robotics podcast since Mark Twain’s “Man-Made Machine Fights with Mark Twain” (1902-1904).

missflutist ,

BEST COMBAT ROBOTICS PODCAST EVER

❤️

TJones424 ,

The show with it all!

I throughly enjoy the back and forth banter PG with a little spice (the fister) haha

The fight layout predictions and very up to date fight knowledge with past records is astounding.

The builders interview segment with listener Q&A is flawless!

Keep it up will not miss a show!

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