Spinnerproof is a podcast about combat robotics
34: Tacit Approval
Jul 4 • 79 min
Upon seeing the Great Wedge Debate fork into yet more arguments, Asimo decides enough is enough.
33: Bushy Nashua
Jun 21 • 99 min
Sam and Ryan debate wedges, judges decisions, and how to lose an argument with yourself.
32: Yesterday’s News, Today
Jun 16 • 86 min
Sam and Ryan attempt to catch up with the Battlebots airing schedule, but get distracted by sourdough, wedges, and grammar.
31: Premium Buttons
May 26 • 80 min
Sam dictates which apps Apple can reject, which robots look the best, and which laws may be broken.
30: Compensating for Something
May 23 • 69 min
Ryan gets dressed, Faruq gains Sam’s approval, and this episode is held hostage.
May 16 • 101 min
Sam moves to America, Ryan might know what’s wrong with Tombstone, and duck hands are creepy.
28: A Backpack Full of Legs
Apr 23 • 86 min
Sam can’t bear to watch robots fight, Ryan defines the supernatural, and they both press F for MegaBots.
27: The Best Thing You Can Do
Mar 26 • 128 min
The future of driving, the future of robot combat, and an examination of our experiences with depression.
Mar 20 • 87 min
Sam and Ryan discuss the perfect rocket, the perfect name, and the perfect robot.
25: Am I Weird?
Feb 27 • 108 min
Sam asks how to push a button that’s a long way away, Ryan searches for the ever elusive drum definition, and SpaceX take advice from Wile E. Coyote.
24: Live Scene Low-down
Feb 24 • 63 min
Sam and Ryan are joined by Gareth Anstee to discuss rules, weight classes, and dreams.
23: Two Dimensional Drum Design
Feb 10 • 138 min
As King of Bots continues, Fog of War sneaks back onto our screens, weapon definitions receive vital updates, and the Falcon Heavy goes to Mars.
22: East Wind
Jan 26 • 93 min
In this whirlwind tour of King of Bots, Ryan reflects on his anger, Sam learns the true power of omniwheels, and a naming convention is born.
21: Down the Rabid Hole
Jan 16 • 106 min
The rules are ignored, Sam learns how hard tech podcasts are, and Ryan laments the state of judge’s segments.
20: The Puffin Problem
Jan 2 • 111 min
Sam and Ryan discuss SpaceX, Ryan saves Robot Wars, then they surprise everyone by talking about Star Wars.
19: Teaching Millennials How Cruel the World is
Dec 21, 2017 • 104 min
Robot Wars in LEGO form, the responsibilities of engineers, and the morality of taking presents back from children.
18: Best Episode of the Reboot
Dec 4, 2017 • 114 min
The Grand Final of Robot Wars Series 10, in which the Joker beats Batman, shenanigans are called, and the future is looked toward.
17: No Apologies!
Nov 30, 2017 • 112 min
Sam misses the judges segments, Ellis Ware doesn’t apologise, and Ryan discovers podcasts.
16: iPads vs Apples
Nov 16, 2017 • 88 min
In Ryan and Sam’s trundle through Heat D they suggest making Robot Wars more like Formula 1, marvel at the meltybrains, and reveal that Sam writes software for a living.
15: RAPID Unplanned Disassembly
Nov 9, 2017 • 75 min
The Robot Wars arena isn’t Spinnerproof, Apex isn’t Apex-proof, and Sam’s love of the show isn’t producer-proof.
14: You’re Not Wrong
Nov 2, 2017 • 92 min
Week 2 of Robot Wars Series 10 discussion, in which Sam is never wrong, Sir Killalot takes a seat, and Sam and Ryan have opposing philosophies on combat robots.
13: Worst Episode of the Reboot
Oct 27, 2017 • 100 min
Some upgrades are downgrades, four robots can be better than one, and a 150g gauntlet is thrown down.
12: The Octopus Eye is the Superior Eye
Oct 20, 2017 • 56 min
In their least planned adventure yet, Sam and Ryan discuss eyes, King of Bots, and Megabots.
11: Robot Wars S10 - The Foggiest of Wars
Oct 7, 2017 • 105 min
Robot Wars Series 10 discussion: the new format, untangling the new rules, and a quick look at the competitors.
10: The Rake of Doom
Oct 1, 2017 • 96 min
Battlebots discussion concludes with drive-less robots, garden shed weaponry, and a robot too powerful for the Battlebox.
9: The Robotiest Robot
Sep 16, 2017 • 90 min
In our ongoing discussion of Battlebots we discuss auto-chomp, referees, and some rejected robots.
8: Flames, Drones, and Minibots
Sep 2, 2017 • 97 min
Battlebots discussion continues, now with twice the Bronco, drones with flamethrowers, and the importance of branding your robot.
7: The Jellyfish of Battlebots
Aug 19, 2017 • 94 min
Ryan and Sam take a look across the pond to break down Battlebots, what makes it different to Robot Wars, and discuss cultural differences in flipper design.
6: Manufacturing Controversy
Aug 11, 2017 • 117 min
Your hosts finish up with Robot Wars series 9 after discussing what it means to be an engineer, then Ryan makes Sam question whether or not he’s living in a film.
5: Tomato Can
Jul 21, 2017 • 81 min
Is the pit button real? Can we get to Mars? Can water bend metal?
4: Health, Safety, and Smoking Motors
Jul 12, 2017 • 97 min
The podcast goes live, Foxic defies expectations, then Ryan and Sam discuss weaponry.
3: The Ventoning
Jun 26, 2017 • 84 min
Foam robots, tungsten hammers, and strafing robots.
2: Legitimate Sporting Competition
Jun 14, 2017 • 89 min
The Jellyfish Saga continues, Noel Sharky refuses to say Amazon, and Sam and Ryan talk about transmitters.
1: Ego of an Aloof Engineer
May 19, 2017 • 84 min
Sam and Ryan discuss hiding trophies, the definition of sporting competitions, and the new format for Robot Wars.
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