5 Year Anniversary Special, Part One

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5 Year Anniversary Special
5 Year Anniversary Special, Part One
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The Bodybuilding Legends Podcast celebrates its 5th Anniversary on this special episode. In Part One of the 5th Anniversary special, host John Hansen shares some of his favorite episodes since the podcast first began on July 5th, 2017. Included in this episode are interviews with Chris Dickerson, Boyer Coe, Peter McGough and Wayne Gallasch, Berry…

Season 7, Episode 150 – John DeFendis, Part Two

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Season 7, Episode 150 - John DeFendis, Part Two
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1988 NPC USA Champion John DeFendis talks about his amazing comeback after a five year layoff to win the 1988 NPC USA Championships in Las Vegas on Part Two of his interview with the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. John talks about taking third place in the 1979 AAU Mr. USA at only 20 years old, his…

Season 7, Episode 149 – John DeFendis, Part One

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Season 7, Episode 149 - John DeFendis, Part One
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1988 NPC USA champion John DeFendis is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. In Part One of his interview, John talks about competing as a teenager, his first meeting with 1972 Mr. America Steve Michalik and his experience training with Steve using the Intensity or Insanity workout program. John also talks…

Season 7, Episode 148 – Joe Nazario

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Season 7, Episode 148 - Joe Nazario
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1978 IFBB Mr. International winner Joe Nazario is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Joe talks about how he started bodybuilding while serving in the Air Force, his early competitions, winning the 1978 Mr. International, training in California vs. New York and overcoming a severe back injury. At the end of…

Season 7, Episode 147 – Stoney Lee Grimes

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Season 7, Episode 147 - Stoney Lee Grimes
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Stoney Lee Grimes, former training partner of Lee Labrada and one of the best amateur bodybuilders in the 1980’s, is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Stony talks about how he started training as a teenager living in Texas, meeting Lee Labrada, working for Bill Phillips at EAS, competing in the…

Season 7, Episode 146 – Jeff King and Matt DuFresne, Part Two

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Season 7, Episode 146 - Jeff King and Matt DuFresne, Part Two
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1983 Mr. America and Mr. Universe Jeff King and 1989 Mr. America and Mr. Universe Matt DuFresne are the guests on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast for Part Two of their interview. On this episode, Jeff and Matt talk more about their bodybuilding careers including traveling around the world doing seminars and exhibitions, Jeff’s attempt at…

Season 7, Episode 145 – Jeff King and Matt DuFresne, Part One

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Season 7, Episode 145 - Jeff King and Matt DuFresne, Part One
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Two Mr. America and Mr. Universe winners join the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast on this episode. Matt DuFresne, 1989 AAU Mr. America and NABBA Mr. Universe, is interviewed on the podcast along with his friend Jeff King, 1983 AAU Mr. America and NABBA Mr. Universe. In Part One of their interview, Matt and Jeff talk about…

Season 7, Episode 144 – Roger Schwab on past Mr. Olympia contests

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Season 7, Episode 144 - Roger Schwab on past Mr. Olympia contests
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Former IFBB head judge Roger Schwab joins the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about some of the articles he wrote for IronMan Magazine back in the 1970’s and ’80’s. Roger and host John Hansen talk about the contest reports that Roger wrote for the 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1986 Mr. Olympia contests. At the end…

Season 7, Episode 143 – Lee Haney, Rich Gaspari, Samir Bannout remember Eddie Giuliani

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Season 7, Episode 143 - Lee Haney, Rich Gaspari, Samir Bannout remember Eddie Giuliani
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Bodybuilding Legend Eddie Giuliani passed away on May 1st, 2022. On this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, 8x Mr. Olympia Lee Haney, 1983 Mr. Olympia Samir Bannout and 1989 Arnold Classic champion Rich Gaspari reflect on the impact that Eddie had on their careers, meeting him at Worlds Gym in California and what a…

Season 7, Episode 142 – Eddie Robinson and Franco Santoriello

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Season 7, Episode 142 - Eddie Robinson and Franco Santoriello
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On this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, former IFBB Pro Bodybuilders Eddie Robinson and Franco Santoriello talk about their time competing against each other during the 1980’s. Franco and Eddie both competed in the 1984 NPC Teenage USA, each winning their weight classes and Franco winning the overall. Eddie got his revenge at the…