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American Ninja Warrior Podcast

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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.

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.

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United States

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NBC News

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Drew Drechsel: American Ninja Warrior Champion

9/16/2019
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

Duration:00:37:44

Daniel Gil: 100% Ninja Warrior

9/9/2019
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

Duration:00:33:18

Jessie Graff: Coming Home to ANW

9/2/2019
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

Duration:00:36:34

Adam Sheldon: ANW Challenge Producer

8/26/2019
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

Duration:00:32:54

Jesse Labreck: Failure Is Just Fuel

8/19/2019
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

Duration:00:30:02

Dave Cavanagh: The Walk-On King’s New Reign

8/12/2019
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

Duration:00:33:15

Meagan Martin: Climbing to the Top

8/5/2019
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

Duration:00:29:42

Maggi Thorne: Behind the Pink Bow

7/29/2019
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

Duration:00:32:06

RJ Roman: Finding Positivity in Ninja

7/22/2019
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

Duration:00:29:24

Flip Rodriguez: Staying True to Himself

7/15/2019
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

Duration:00:35:13

Michelle Warnky: On a Wing and a Prayer

7/8/2019
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

Duration:00:34:17

Najee Richardson: The Rise of the Phoenix

7/1/2019
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

Duration:00:34:34

Lance Pekus: More Than a Hat and Jeans

6/24/2019
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

Duration:00:32:18

Quest O’Neal: Making a Name for Herself

6/17/2019
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

Duration:00:29:48

Roo Yori: A Ninja with Dogged Ambition

6/5/2019
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

Duration:00:32:50

Jake Murray

9/11/2018

Duration:00:52:04

Abel Gonzalez

9/4/2018
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. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:53:11

Austin Gray

8/28/2018
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. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:56:44

Sean Darling-Hammond

8/21/2018
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. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:47:19

Jamie Rahn

8/14/2018
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. NBC Entertainment Podcast Network © 2018

Duration:00:58:44