Spandex Warriors: The Oral History of “American Gladiators”

Each week the unique American Gladiators pitted a team of amateurs against a bunch of preening “pros” in bizarro competitions. The concept proved a hit in the early 90s and this is the equally bizarre story of how it happened. The piece also includes audio and video clips about where the stars of the show are now.

Patriotic spandex and giant Q-tips: An oral history of American Gladiators, 7.6.16