The Bodybuilding Legends Podcast

Season 6 – The Larry Scott Years

Season 6 of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast is about the early days of the Mr. Olympia contest – the Larry Scott Years. Larry won the first two Mr. Olympia competitions in 1965 and 1966 and John talks to Roger Schwab, Dave Mostorakis and Jerry Brainum, all who were actually in attendance at those historic contests.

Season 6, Episode 1 – Roger Schwab on the 1965 Mr. Olympia

Former IFBB Head Judge Roger Schwab talks about the 1965 Mr. Olympia contest on Episode 1 of Season 6 of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Roger was in attendance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in September 1965 when Larry Scott won the very first Mr. Olympia contest and he recounts that historic day in this interview. Roger also talks about the close battle between Dave Draper and Chet Yorton in the IFBB Mr. America and his thoughts on seeing Frank Zane and Ricky Wayne in the Mr. World that night. Also in the discussion is the fantastic potential of a young Harold Poole and the incredible crowd reaction to Larry Scott’s posing routine.

Season 5 – NABBA Mr. Universe

Season 5 of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast is about the iconic NABBA Mr. Universe contest. Beginning in 1950, the NABBA Mr. Universe contest featured some of the most legendary bodybuilders in the history of the sport including Grimek, Reeves, Park, Pearl, Schwarzenegger, Oliva, Draper, Columbu, Dickerson, Zane and Coe. John Hansen interviews some of the great bodybuilders who competed in this classic bodybuilding competition as well as the bodybuilding historians who treasure the memorable confrontations which took place on the NABBA Mr. Universe stage.

Season 5, Episode 13 – Wayne Gallasch – NABBA Universe 1982-1990

Wayne Gallasch joins John in the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast studio in Tampa, Florida to discuss the NABBA Mr. Universe contest from 1982-1990. Included in the discussion is the showdown between Eduardo Kawak and Kal Szkalak at the 1982 Mr. Universe (18:52), the amazing physique of Jeff King at the 1983 NABBA Mr. Universe (23:15), the incredible debut of Tim Belknap in 1984 (29:12), Charles Clairemont vs. Michael Antorino in 1986 (43:46), Lance Dreher in his life time best condition in winning the Pro division in 1986 (50:20) and how unbelievable was Victor Terra (59:23). Sponsored by Redcon1, Old School Labs and Florida Alternative Medicine.

Season 5, Episode 12 – Wayne Gallasch – NABBA Universe 1976-1981

Bodybuilding Videographer and Historian Wayne Gallasch joins John in the Podcast studio in Florida to talk about the winners of the NABBA Mr. Universe contest from 1976-1981. Wayne and John talk about the surprising wins by Japanese Bodybuilders Shigeru Shigita and Kozo Sudo in 1976 (14:32), Tony Emmott’s shocking win over the great Serge Nubret in 1977 (26:21), the exciting comeback of Casey Viator in 1978 (29:53), just how amazing Bertil Fox was during his NABBA victories (39:29), the period when the IFBB began to dominate NABBA in the 1980’s (49:53), Tony Pearson’s new, improved physique in 1980 (55:20), John Brown’s unique posing that changed the sport (58:38) and Robby Robinson’s surprising switch to NABBA from the IFBB at the 1981 NABBA Universe (1:02:09).

Season 5, Episode 11 – Peter McGough and Wayne Gallasch

Former Flex Magazine Editor-in-Chief Peter McGough and Bodybuilding Videographer Wayne Gallasch sit down together for the first time to talk about the Golden Era of Bodybuilding. Peter and Wayne talk about their respective experiences watching the NABBA Mr. Universe (16:55), why Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Greatest Bodybuilder in the World (27:55), who really won the Bill Pearl vs. Sergio Oliva battle in 1971 (38:17) and how the bodybuilding media landscape has changed due to the advent of the internet and the dissolution of the bodybuilding magazines (56:30). Peter also talks about his courageous battle with cancer over the last five years (1:17:17).

Season 5, Episode 10 – Randy Roach

Randy Roach, author of the book series Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors, talks about the history of the NABBA Mr. Universe contest. Randy discusses the significant change made by Oscar State moving from the NABBA organization to the IFBB, when the Mr. America and Mr. Universe contests began and the origin of the Sandow Statue.

Season Five, Episode Nine – Roy Duval, Part 2

In Part 2 of his interview with the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, 1974 NABBA Mr. Universe Roy Duval talks about competing against Sergio Oliva, Serge Nubret and Bertil Fox in the 1970’s. Roy also talks about competing in the controversial 1980 Mr. Olympia contest in which Arnold Schwarzenegger won his seventh Mr. Olympia title.

Season 5, Episode 8 – Roy Duval, Part One

Roy Duval, 1974 NABBA Mr. Universe winner, talks about how he got started in bodybuilding and started competing in competitions. Roy talks about competing against such legends as Albert Beckles, Frank Zane, Chris Dickerson and Boyer Coe in Part One of the interview.

Season 5, Episode 7 – Lance Dreher

1986 NABBA Pro Mr. Universe winner Lance Dreher is the guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Lance talks about when he began bodybuilding as a teenager and his great potential for bodybuilding. Lance also talks about winning the 1981 Mr. America and Mr. Universe in the heavyweight class, competing in the Mr. Olympia and his transition to the NABBA Mr. Universe.

Season 5, Episode 6 – John Brown

2x NABBA Mr. Universe winner John Brown talks about his bodybuilding career for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. John talks about how he started competing in bodybuilding, his experience competing and guest posing in Europe and the mental and physical strategies he used to win bodybuilding championships and that he used on his students including Shawn Ray, Vince Taylor and Melvin Anthony.

Season 5, Episode 5 – John Terilli

Australian Pro Bodybuilder John Terilli is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. John talks about how he started training in Australia and began competing as a teenager. John also talks about winning the Best in Australia contest which was held with the 1980 Mr. Olympia in Sydney, Australia and he gives his thoughts on that historic contest as well as competing as an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder against Lee Haney, Rich Gaspari and Mike Christian.

Season 5, Episode 4 – John Citrone

Bodybuilding legend John Citrone is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. John talks about competing in the NABBA Mr. Universe in the 1960’s against Arnold Schwarzenegger, Freddy Ortiz and Albert Beckles. John also talks about his years doing Strongman acts, competing as a Masters competitor in the NABBA Mr. Universe and his training and diet strategies he used as a top bodybuilding competitor.

Season 5, Episode 3 – Boyer Coe

The legendary Boyer Coe joins the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about his victories at the NABBA Mr. Universe contest. Boyer also talks about his early days of competing as a teenager, winning the Mr. America contest in 1969 and his memorable first NABBA Mr. Universe win in London.

Season 5, Episode 2 – Wayne Gallasch, Part Two

Bodybuilding Historian and Videographer Wayne Gallasch joins the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk more about the history of the NABBA Mr. Universe contest. Wayne and John talk about the winners and the details of each competition from 1971-1975. Wayne discusses Bill Pearl’s final Mr. Universe win in 1971 over Sergio Oiva, Reg Park and Frank Zane as well as victories in the Mr. Universe by Chris Dickerson, Boyer Coe, Ken Waller and Frank Zane.

Season 5, Episode 1 – Wayne Gallasch, Part One

John interviews Bodybuilding Videographer and Photographer Wayne Gallasch about the history of the NABBA Mr. Universe contest. Wayne and John talk about all the winners of this classic competition from 1948 to 1970 in part one of this interview.

Season 4 – The 1990 Mr. Olympia

Host John Hansen talks about the 1990 Mr. Olympia contest in Season 4. This was the only Mr. Olympia contest that was drug-tested in the history of the event. John talks to some of the competitors including Lee Haney, Mike Quinn, Shawn Ray and Rich Gaspari as well as Dr. Robert Goldman, who conducted the drug tests.

Season 4, Episode 10 – Peter McGough, Part 2

Former editor of Flex Magazine Peter McGough is a guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast for the second part of his interview. Peter gives his opinion about drug testing in bodybuilding and what the possible implications of drug testing would have had on the sport. Peter also talks about the new Classic Physique division and his memories about Joe Weider.

Season 4, Episode 9 – Dan Solomon

Dan Solomon is the special guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Dan and John talk about the recent passing of Muscle and Fitness editor Shawn Perrine. Dan also talks about the making of the movie “Bigger”, the story of Joe and Ben Weider and his long career in the Bodybuilding industry including co-hosting Pro Bodybuilding Weekly, the first radio show about the sport of bodybuilding.

Season 4, Episode 8 – Peter McGough, Part 1

Legendary Bodybuilding Writer Peter McGough is a guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about the 1990 Mr. Olympia. Peter talks about the sub-plots surrounding the only drug-tested Mr. Olympia contest in history. He also offers his opinion on where the competitors should have placed, the emergence of the WBF organization and how the IFBB should have instituted the drug testing procedures.

Season 4, Episode 7 – Mike Christian

Mike Christian is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Mike talks about competing at his life-time best condition at the 1990 Mr. Olympia contest, how he trained and dieted drug free, his thoughts on winning the 1984 NPC Nationals and the IFBB Mr. Universe and his placings at all the Mr. Olympia competitions that he entered.

Season 4, Episode 6 – Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Eddie talks about his powerlifting career as a teenager and breaking the teen bench press record. He also talks about winning the 1986 NPC Jr. Nationals and the 1989 NPC USA Championships, competing in the 1990 Mr. Olympia and his thoughts on the WBF organization run by Vince McMahon.

Season 4, Episode 5 – Mike Quinn

The Mighty Mike Quinn is a guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast where he talks about how he trained for the 1990 Mr. Olympia drug-free. Mike also offers his views on the state of bodybuilding today, the results of the last Mr. Olympia contest and Mike’s professional bodybuilding career.

Season 4, Episode 4 – Rich Gaspari

Rich Gaspari is the guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Rich talks about the changes he had to make in his training and diet to compete in the first drug-tested Mr. Olympia in 1990. Rich also talks about what he learned from Joe Weider, moving to California at 20 years old, training with Lee Haney and his journey from winning the 1984 Mr. Universe to reaching the top of the professional bodybuilding world.

Season 4, Episode 3 – Dr. Robert Goldman

John Hansen interviews Dr. Robert Goldman on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Dr. Goldman was in charge of administering the drug testing procedures at the 1990 Mr. Olympia contest. Dr. Goldman explains how the tests were conducted and how he was appointed the head of the drug testing for the IFBB.

Season 4, Episode 2 – Shawn Ray

John interviews Shawn Ray about the 1990 Mr. Olympia contest. Shawn talks about failing the drug test at the 1990 Arnold Classic and what he did to make sure he passed the drug test later that year at the 1990 Mr. Olympia contest. Shawn also talks about his teenage bodybuilding career, losing the 1986 Jr. Nationals to Eddie Robinson, what he did to win the 1987 NPC Nationals and his bumpy road as a professional bodybuilder in his first two years as a pro.

Season 4, Episode 1 – Lee Haney

In Season 4 of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, 8x Mr. Olympia Lee Haney talks about winning the 1990 Mr. Olympia contest. Lee talks about the pros and cons of drug testing the competitors at the Mr. Olympia, his genetic potential, the type of training that developed his Mr. Olympia physique as well as some of his close Mr. Olympia victories.

The Olympians – Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley, one of the best pro bodybuilders in the 1980’s, talks to the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast about his bodybuilding career. Mike talks about how he got involved in competing in bodybuilding, his powerlifting career, his decision to compete drug free and the training and diet strategies he used to compete against the best bodybuilders in the world.

Season 3 – The 1981 Mr. Olympia

Host John Hansen talks about the 1981 Mr. Olympia contest in Season 3 of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast.
John talks to a series of individuals, including the competitors, judges and photographers, about one of the most
controversial Mr. Olympia contests in the history of bodybuilding.

Season 3, Episode 6 – Winston Roberts

IFBB Pro Judge and former General Secretary Winston Roberts is interviewed about the 1981 Mr. Olympia. Winston also talks about how he got involved with the IFBB (0:16:03), how competitors should be judged (0:20:06), how South Africa became a member of the IFBB (0:25:01), the three categories the judges look for in a physique (0:36:36) and where he placed the top competitors at the 1981 Mr. Olympia (0:52:53).

Season 3, Episode 5 – Roy Callendar

Roy Callendar joins the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about the 1981 Mr. Olympia. Roy talks about his training leading up to the show, his decision not to boycott the contest and how he feels he should have placed. Roy also talks about his friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger, being coached by the legendary Jimmy Caruso and his brief pro wrestling career.

Season 3, Episode 4 – Garry Bartlett

Photographer Garry Bartlett talks about his long career in the bodybuilding industry. Garry talks about his views on the 1981 Mr. Olympia contest, how he got involved in the sport of bodybuilding, working for Bob Kennedy and MuscleMag International magazine and the two contest events that sent chills up his spine.

Season 3, Episode 3 – Danny Padilla and Jim Rockell

John Hansen interviews the legendary bodybuilder Danny Padilla and former IFBB Judge Jim Rockell about the 1981 Mr. Olympia contest. Danny talks about his great career in bodybuilding including training at the original Gold’s Gym, his appearance in the movie “Pumping Iron”, his controversial loss at the 1979 Night of the Champions and his controversial loss in the 1981 Mr. Olympia.

Season 3, Episode 2 – John Balik

Former owner of IronMan Magazine, John Balik, talks about his extensive career in the sport of Bodybuilding. John talks about his friendship with Bob Gajda and Sergio Oliva before moving to Southern California in the 1960’s. John’s stories about working for Vince Gironda, meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger, training at the original Gold’s Gym in Venice, California and working for Joe Weider as a photographer are only some of the highlights of John’s interview. John also talks about his recollections of the controversial 1981 Mr. Olympia contest in Columbus, Ohio.

Season 2, Episode 1 – Roger Schwab

Roger Schwab, head judge of the 1981 Mr. Olympia contest, talks to John Hansen about the controversial contest which took place in Columbus, Ohio. Roger and John analyze the judges score sheets to see where they placed the individual competitors and discuss the value of the points system of judging over the placement system.

Season 2 – Mr. Olympia Series

John Hansen interviews Mr. Olympia winners Dorian Yates (1992-1997), Lee Haney (1984-1991) and Chris Dickerson (1982) about their careers in bodybuilding, how they began training for the sport, the competitions they entered and their Mr. Olympia wins.

Mr. Olympia Series, Episode 3 – Chris Dickerson

John Hansen interviews 1982 Mr. Olympia Chris Dickerson about his celebrated bodybuilding career. Chris talks about training under his mentor Bill Pearl, becoming the first African-American to win the 1970 Mr. America contest, winning the NABBA Mr. Universe contest, his years competing as a professional bodybuilder in the IFBB and winning the Mr. Olympia at 43 years old in 1982.

Mr. Olympia Series, Episode 2 – Lee Haney

Lee Haney talks about his bodybuilding career for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Lee talks about when he started training, his years competing as a teen bodybuilder and winning the 1979 Teenage Mr. America contest. Lee also talks about his quest to win his pro card by winning the 1982 NPC Nationals and the 1982 IFBB Mr. Universe. Lee also explains his climb to the top of the professional level by winning the Mr. Olympia contest in 1984 and eventually breaking Arnold Schwarzenegger’s record by winning eight Mr. Olympia titles.

Mr. Olympia Series, Episode 1 – Dorian Yates

6x Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates talks about his career in bodybuilding for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Dorian talks about how he got started training, his first competitions in England, getting invited to the 1985 World Games and winning his pro card at the 1988 British Championships. Dorian also talks about making his pro debut at the Night of the Champions and his battles to win the Mr. Olympia contest from 1992-1997.

Season 1 – The 40th Anniversary of “Pumping Iron”

Host John Hansen talks to some of the key players of the iconic bodybuilding film “Pumping Iron” in Season 1 of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. The guests on the the show include Pumping Iron author Charles Gaines, bodybuilders Mike Katz, Roger Callard and Bill Grant, former IFBB Judge and writer Roger Schwab and Randy Roach, author of the book Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors. Join us every Wednesday for a new episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, now available on iTunes or on www.BodybuildingLegendsShow.com.

Season 1, Episode 6 – Mike Katz

John Hansen interviews Mike Katz for Episode 6, Season 1 of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Mike talks about appearing in both the book and movie “Pumping Iron”, meeting Charles Gaines and George Butler for the first time, the selection of the U.S.A Team for the 1975 Mr. Universe and his memories of training with Arnold Schwarzenegger. This episode is sponsored by Redcon1, Old School Labs, Florida Alternative Medicine and Six Pack Bags.

Season 1, Episode 5 – Charles Gaines

John Hansen interviews Charles Gaines, the author of the book Pumping Iron and the novel Stay Hungry. Charles talks about writing the book Pumping Iron, his collaboration with photographer George Butler and meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first time. Charles also discusses writing the screenplay for the movie “Stay Hungry” based on his book, Arnold’s rise to stardom and the sport and art of bodybuilding. This episode is sponsored by Redcon1, Old School Labs, Florida Alternative Medicine and Six Pack Bags.

Season 1, Episode 4 – Roger Schwab

Former IFBB Head Judge Roger Schwab joins John on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about bodybuilding in the 1970’s. Roger talks about his friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the filming of the movie “Pumping Iron”. Roger also explains what it was like to train at Gold’s Gym in Venice, California in the 1970’s and attending the “Pumping Iron” movie premiere in New York in 1977 as well as the Bodybuilding Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Art in 1976. Roger also talks about attending the Mr. Olympia contest throughout the 1970’s and watching Arnold, Franco and Frank Zane win their titles.

Season 1, Episode 3 – Bill Grant

1974 Mr. World Bill Grant talks about moving to the Mecca of Bodybuilding in the 1960’s, meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first time, winning the Mr. World contest and being a part of both the book and the movie “Pumping Iron” in Episode 3 of Season 1 of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast.

Season 1, Episode 2 – Roger Callard

John talks to Roger Callard, one of the top bodybuilders in the 1970’s. Roger was good friends and trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the original Gold’s Gym in Venice, California and he talks about his memories of competing in the Golden Age of Bodybuilding. Roger won the IFBB Mr. International contest in 1978 and he competed against some of the best bodybuilders in the 1970’s. Roger talks about being involved in the movie “Stay Hungry” in 1975 and stealing Mike Katz’s t-shirt in the movie “Pumping Iron”.

Season 1, Episode 1 – Randy Roach

John talks to Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors author Randy Roach about the movie “Pumping Iron”. Randy discusses the genesis of both the book and the movie “Pumping Iron”. Randy also talks about several bodybuilders who could have been included in the movie but were not and how the movie could have been different, what happened with Serge Nubret before the 1975 Mr. Olympia and how much of an impact the movie had on the bodybuilding and fitness industry in the future. Sponsored by Redcon1, Old School Labs, Florida Alternative Medicine and Six Pack Fitness.