Interview with Kenneth Rotter of Dumbbells and Dragons

On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by fellow nerd, fitness enthusiast, and the host of the Dumbbells and Dragons podcast, Kenneth Rotter.

Ken got into fitness at 25 after asking a friend if he could go to the gym with him. His friend decided to create some of the hardest workouts he could, trying to get Ken to quit. Ken admits he didn’t know any different and thought they were “normal” workout.

Like myself, Ken has always been a console kid compared to a computer kid.

He decided to start his website, and later podcast because he wanted to meet two people, Chris Hardwick and Marshawn Lynch.

Now, his desire has evolved into inspiring people to “go a little bit further than they did yesterday.”

The tag line for Dumbbells and Dragons is: Work Out. Nerd Out. I have to say we did at least one of those on this episode.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Dumbbells & Dragons podcast
  • Unicorn Muscle
  • How he got into podcasting
  • Get stuff out there
  • You have to release one episode before you get to 100
  • Advice Kenneth received from other podcasters
  • Why combine fitness with the nerd aspect
  • Breaking down barriers
  • Tim Duncan is a nerd
  • Vin Diesel playing D&D on set
  • It doesn’t matter what you love, just love more of it
  • E3 and video games
  • Rarity of original content
  • Old video game consoles
  • Emotional connections to the N64
  • Barcade
  • Legal issues and a dream concept of an arcade
  • Why he moved from the legal world to podcasting
  • The Nine audiobook
  • The Innocent Man audiobook
  • Batman vs Superman
  • Marvel vs DC films
  • Why killing Superman in dumb
  • What George R.R. Martin is missing from his books
  • Harry Potter issues
  • Alanis Morrisette and Ironic
  • Fun Questions
  • What superhero he wants to see get their shot
  • Saga (Image comics)
  • When he found his passion for fitness
  • How a military dude whipped him in shape
  • Start where you are and take one step forward every day
  • His dream guest for his podcast
  • Chris Hartwick and The Rock
  • Dumbbells and Dragons email ken@dumbbellanddragons.com
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • David Ramsey (John Diggle on Arrow)
  • Comic Cons you can find him at

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