The Olympians – Vince Taylor, Part One

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The Olympians
The Olympians - Vince Taylor, Part One
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Vince Taylor, one of the best bodybuilders from the 1980’s and ’90’s, talks to the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast about his amazing bodybuilding career in Part One of the interview. Vince talks about how he got started in bodybuilding after meeting Mr. Universe John Brown in Germany, working his way up through the amateur ranks and…

Season 7, Episode 36 – Joey Fulco

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Season 7, Episode 36 - Joey Fulco
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1979 AAU Teenage Mr. USA winner Joey Fulco talks about the Golden Age of Bodybuilding for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Joey talks about when he started training at 16 years old, working out at the famous Mr. America’s Gym owned by Steve Michalik, winning the 1979 Teenage Mr. USA title, competing against Lee Haney at…

Season 8, Episode 1 – Ruth Silverman

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Season 8 - Women's Bodybuilding
Season 8, Episode 1 - Ruth Silverman
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Ruth Silverman, former editor at Flex Magazine and IronMan Magazine, joins the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about the history of Women’s Bodybuilding. Ruth and host John Hansen discuss the beginning of women competing in bodybuilding competitions, what made women’s bodybuilding so popular in the 1980’s, the influence of the movie “Pumping Iron 2 –…

Season 7, Episode 35 – Stan Morey

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Season 7, Episode 35 - Stan Morey
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Stan Morey, former AAU Bodybuilding Judge and Promoter, talks about Old School Bodybuilding in the Florida area in the 1960’s, ’70’s and ’80’s. Stan talks about how he started bodybuilding and being inspired by Carlos Rodriguez and Harry Johnson, 1959 AAU Mr. America. Stan also remembers seeing Robby Robinson for the first time back in…

Season 7, Episode 34 – Jon Loyd

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Season 7, Episode 34 - Jon Loyd
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Jon Loyd, one of the top amateur bodybuilders in the early 1980’s, talks about the bodybuilding scene in California during the Golden Era of Bodybuilding. Jon was given the chance by Ed Connors to own some Gold Gyms in the San Francisco area and he competed against some of the top amateurs during that time…

Season 7, Episode 33 – Skip Robinson

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Season 7, Episode 33 - Skip Robinson
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Skip Robinson was a prominent bodybuilder in the 1970’s, being featured in Joe Weider’s Muscle Builder & Power magazine and living in Venice Beach, California. Skip hung out with and trained with the Gold’s Gym crew including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Frank Zane and Ken Waller. Originally from Maine, Skip tells the story of when…

Season 7, Episode 32 – Jon Aranita

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Season 7, Episode 32 - Jon Aranita
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Jon Aranita, one of the best amateur bodybuilders from the 1980’s, is the guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about his bodybuilding career. Jon talks about how he started competing as a teenager and his experience of being mentored by the legendary bodybuilder Rory Leidelmeyer. Jon also goes into detail about the training…

Season 7, Episode 31 – John Calascione

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Season 7, Episode 31 - John Calascione
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Former IFBB Judge John Calascione is the guest this week on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. John talks about how he started bodybuilding as a young man living in New York and eventually started competing. John also talks about watching the Mr. Olympia contest when it first started in 1965 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music…

Season 7, Episode 30 – Anibal Lopez

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Season 7, Episode 30 - Anibal Lopez
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Anibal Lopez is the guest this week on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Anibal was one of the top amateur bodybuilders during the 1970’s despite competing at a body weight of less than 155 pounds. Anibal talks about how he started competing in bodybuilding competitions, his friendships with top bodybuilders Chris Dickerson, Boyer Coe and Sergio…

Season 7, Episode 29 – Jerry Brainum, Part 2 – 1977 In Review

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Season 7, Episode 29 - Jerry Brainum, Part 2 - 1977 In Review
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Bodybuilding writer Jerry Brainum continues his discussion with host John Hansen about the year 1977 in the Bodybuilding World. 1977 was the year when the mass media really gave a lot of coverage to events happening in bodybuilding. In Part Two of their interview, Jerry talks about the idea to create a union for bodybuilders…