In this episode – a transparent documentary about the success of and struggles that resulted from the athletic game show competition AMERICAN GLADIATORS which aired from 1989-1996, including a fascinating search for the truth about who deserves credit for its creation. We also have a conversation with director Ben Berman about how he became involved in this project, his approach to truth-telling in documentary, the long grind of filmmaking, and much more. Then Aaron and Patrick wrap up with a brief chat about whether they think the show could work today and if a film adaptation could be successful.
The American Gladiators Documentary – 1:11
Interview with Director Ben Berman – 8:50
Post-show Chat – 38:48
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