American Ninja Warrior Podcast

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A. Williams
 Aug 8, 2019
The first season with Matt and Akbar hosting was terrific. They were funny, but most of all they were interesting to listen to. I am not partial to the second season. I will listen to it, but the host not the interviews are as good.

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Host Nikki Lee, editor of American Ninja Warrior Nation, gives in-depth interviews with some of the most fascinating ninjas. In each episode, she takes a deep dive with one of your favorite ninjas to talk about their passions on and off the course. Watch full episodes of American Ninja Warrior (ANW) on the NBC App.


Episode Date
Drew Drechsel: American Ninja Warrior Champion
00:37:44

ANW Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with American Ninja Warrior champion Drew Drechsel. Drew gives a play-by-play of the incredible season that led him to Mt. Midoriyama. Listen as Drew goes into detail about his training for specific obstacles, the adjustments he made while running the courses and how he felt to finally get his shot at Stage 4 and the million-dollar prize that comes with the title American Ninja Warrior. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Sep 17, 2019
Daniel Gil: 100% Ninja Warrior
00:33:18

ANW Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with Ninja Daniel Gil to talk about his incredible runs at the Oklahoma City and Vegas Finals courses, how he trains to prepare for the show, his journey to getting on ANW, why he prefers not being a part of a team, how he's become so comfortable in front of the cameras and a whole lot more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Sep 10, 2019
Jessie Graff: Coming Home to ANW
00:36:34

ANW Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with Ninja Jessie Graff for an emotional conversation about coming back to the Vegas National Finals, how she turned failure into motivation, her key to enjoying her workouts and a whole lot more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Sep 03, 2019
Adam Sheldon: ANW Challenge Producer
00:32:54

ANW Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with Challenge Producer Adam Sheldon to talk about his encyclopedic knowledge of all things ninja, including some secret behind-the-scenes stories and a whole lot more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Aug 27, 2019
Jesse Labreck: Failure Is Just Fuel
00:30:03

ANW Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with Ninja Jesse Labreck to talk about the magical night in Cincinnati when viewers saw Michelle Warnky and Labreck become the second and third women to ever finish a City Finals course. They also talk about how Jesse’s athletic youth and teaching background have led her to become a youth ninja coach who’s inspiring the next generation of competitors. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Aug 20, 2019
Dave Cavanagh: The Walk-On King’s New Reign
00:33:15

ANW Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with Ninja Dave Cavanagh, who’s often called “The Walk-On King,” to talk about him winning the new “safety pass,” how he got on the show as a walk-on for many years, growing up in a single-parent household, his formative years in a remote school and a whole lot more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Aug 13, 2019
Meagan Martin: Climbing to the Top
00:29:42

ANW Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with Ninja Meagan Martin to talk about her injury and how it affected her season’s early out, her aspirations in front of the camera, how she handles nerves on the course and a whole lot more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Aug 06, 2019
Maggi Thorne: Behind the Pink Bow
00:32:07

American Ninja Warrior Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with Maggi Thorne, a Ninja known for her pink bows and effervescent personality. They talk about Thorne's determination in the Oklahoma City City Finals and the past she’s endured to be here today. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Jul 30, 2019
RJ Roman: Finding Positivity in Ninja
00:29:24

American Ninja Warrior Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with Ninja RJ Roman to talk about how Ninja Warrior has changed his life in a short period of time, how his rough upbringing has turned him into the athlete he is today, and a whole lot more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Jul 23, 2019
Flip Rodriguez: Staying True to Himself
00:35:13

American Ninja Warrior Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with Ninja Flip Rodriguez to talk about the dichotomy of being a famous Ninja, why he almost didn’t return to ANW, what it means to him to grab the first safety pass and much more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019


Jul 16, 2019
Michelle Warnky: On a Wing and a Prayer
00:34:18

American Ninja Warrior Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with ninja Michelle Warnky to talk about her insane Cincinnati Qualifiers run, how her Christian faith affects her life, her perspective on men and women competing together, and a whole lot more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Najee Richardson: The Rise of the Phoenix
00:34:34

American Ninja Warrior Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with ninja Najee Richardson to talk about life after gymnastics, the tricky details behind the Mega Wall, the duality of life as a ninja and more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Jul 02, 2019
Lance Pekus: More Than a Hat and Jeans
00:32:18

American Ninja Warrior Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with ninja Lance Pekus to talk about his wife’s fight with multiple sclerosis and how it affects their family, his background in ranching, how he fits ninja training into his busy life and more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Jun 25, 2019
Quest O’Neal: Making a Name for Herself
00:29:48

American Ninja Warrior Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with ninja Quest O’Neal to talk about her breakout Season 10 run, where she gets her confidence, what it means to make a name for herself and much more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Jun 18, 2019
Roo Yori: A Ninja with Dogged Ambition
00:32:50

American Ninja Warrior Nation Editor Nikki Lee sits down with ninja Roo Yori to talk about a huge surprise he received during the Atlanta Qualifiers, his passion for working with and helping dogs, his early days as a cowboy stuntman and much more. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2019

Jun 06, 2019
Jake Murray
00:52:04
Sep 11, 2018
Abel Gonzalez
00:53:11

American Ninja Warrior hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila sit down with ninja Abel Gonzalez to talk about his quest to conquer Mt. Midoriyama despite rheumatoid arthritis, growing up quick to adopt his brothers, the moment he realized he was an elite ninja and much more.

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Sep 04, 2018
Austin Gray
00:56:44

American Ninja Warrior hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila sit down with ninja Austin Gray, who talks about donating his kidney to his high school friend, why he doesn’t like being called a hero, his personal fitness journey to Mt. Midoriyama and much more.


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Aug 28, 2018
Sean Darling-Hammond
00:47:19

American Ninja Warrior host Akbar Gbajabiamila sits down with ninja Sean Darling-Hammond, who talks about taking charge of his happiness, living up to his fitness potential through mental training, his vision for his future career and his love of basketball. 


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Aug 21, 2018
Jamie Rahn
00:58:29

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila sit down Captain NBC, aka Jamie Rahn, to talk about mental health, recovering from injury, how parkour and Drew Drechsel took him to the next level, setting personal goals besides Mt. Midoriyama and much more.


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Aug 14, 2018
Jesse Labreck
00:52:43

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila sit down with one of the strongest women on American Ninja Warrior, Jesse Labreck, to talk about body image, competing without confidence, living a balanced life while aiming for Mt. Midoriyama and much more.


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Aug 07, 2018
Ryan Stratis
00:48:28

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila sit down with American Ninja Warrior veteran Ryan Stratis to talk about being bullied in high school, fitness and working out, the reality of competition and maintaining self-worth while aiming for Mt. Midoriyama and much more.


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Jul 31, 2018
Barclay Stockett
01:03:11

Host Matt Iseman sits down with Barclay Stockett to talk about what drives her, how to improve mental toughness, the tight-knit “ninja babes” and much more.


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Jul 24, 2018
Kevin Bull
00:56:31

Hosts Matt and Akbar sit down with Kevin Bull to talk about camping out for four days to be an ANW walk-on, living with alopecia, managing a ninja gym and much more.


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Jul 17, 2018
Sarah Schoback and Sara Heesen
00:56:03

Host Matt Iseman sits down with Sarah Schoback and Sara Heesen. They talk about battling disease, ninja camaraderie, what it means to be a mother and woman ninja and much more.


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Jul 10, 2018
Michelle Warnky
00:59:29

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila sit down with Michelle Warnky, the second woman to conquer the Warped Wall. In this episode, she talks about an early love of rock climbing, her spiritual faith and much more.


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Jun 26, 2018
Isaac Caldiero
00:52:35

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila sit down with Isaac Caldiero, American Ninja Warrior’s only winner in 10 seasons. Isaac talks about cleaning toilets for free gym time, breaking up with the Wolfpack, why he came back to Ninja Warrior and much more.


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Jun 19, 2018
Drew Drechsel
00:53:46

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila sit down with “The Real Life Ninja,” Drew Drechsel. Drew talks about his fight with ADHD, the ninja secret to using community to unlock success, the real reason he listens to music during runs and much more.


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Jun 14, 2018
Tiana Webberley
00:48:07

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila sit down with “Sweet T” Tiana Webberley. After a college pole-vaulting career, Tiana exploded onto the Ninja Warrior scene in Season 7. After training for years with Flip Rodriguez and mastering her mental game, Tiana is a ninja to be reckoned with. She discusses overcoming nerves, her faith and lots more.


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Jun 07, 2018
Grant McCartney
00:47:15

Host Matt Iseman chats with the “Island Ninja,” Grant McCartney. They discuss how Grant deals with hard times, a near-death experience, his unconventional training methods and much, much more.


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May 31, 2018
Nicholas Coolridge
01:00:11

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila hang with "Modern Tarzan," acroyogi and Ninja Warrior star Nicholas Coolridge. They discuss the hidden realities of being on American Ninja Warrior, how living simply in a garage has given Nicholas the freedom to live exactly how he wants, his passion for acroyoga and much, much more.


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May 24, 2018
Welcome to the American Ninja Warrior Podcast!
00:01:11

Favorite Ninjas join show hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila for exclusive conversations about their lives on and off the course. The inaugural podcast drops Thursday, May 24, and episodes will be available weekly, the day after each new broadcast of American Ninja Warrior on NBC.


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May 22, 2018