This article was originally published in 2017. We’ve updated the contents to reflect recent changes.
Off season. Show season. Doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, American Ninja Warrior fans always want MORE.
Luckily for all of us, there are some seriously high-quality podcasts out there that share our passion. You can tune in whether there’s new Ninja Warrior episodes or not, so put on your headphones, pretend you’re working, and slip into a happy audio pool of Ninja joy.
This one debuted along with season 10 is the the official podcast of the show. For each of the TV show’s episodes, Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila sat down with one (or two!) of the Ninjas to highlight their experiences and delve into their backgrounds. It gets surprisingly candid at moments.
Rich and Bijan are die-hard Ninja fans who touch on a little bit of everything: Ninja Warrior around the world, local competitions, episode reviews, athlete interviews and now, Ninja Warrior Junior. They’ve put together well over 100 episodes, so there’s PLENTY of Ninja-goodness to check out.
Straight from the horse’s (wolf’s?) mouth. American Ninja Warrior veterans Noah Kaufman, Brian Arnold, Ian Dory and Meagan Martin sit down with their Ninja friends and cast members for deeply behind the scenes interviews.
Ninja Cara Poalillo started this podcast to further the NinjaBabes mission: To unify and support the female Ninja warrior Community. Cara has interviewed a ton of the top female Ninjas including Barclay Stockett, Rachel Goldstein, and Alyssa Beird, to name just a few. The podcast offers a view on the Ninja Warrior experience and community from the perspective of women.
This one is a little more seasonal along with the show. Taran Armstrong and Lita Brillman break down each episode shortly after it airs, interspersed with some great, casual interviews with athletes.
Which podcast is your favorite? Know another one we should check out? Tell us in the comments.