Challenge Mania

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MTV Star Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) & actor / comedian Scott Yager (@SHOTOFYAGER) dive head first into the MTV Challenge universe, interviewing past, present and future contestants, breaking down Challenge news and episodes, and laying down new challenges to anyone and everyone.

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Ep. 72: Melinda Collins
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Melinda Collins. Melinda Collins (Formerly Melinda Stolp) is one of the most well-liked cast members in the history of the Real World or The Challenge. She was on one of the most beloved seasons of Real World, the Austin season. She had a very serious relationship play out and advance on screen, with Danny, over the course of both her Real World season and The Challenge. On top of all that, she is just an absolute delight and looks back on her time with the show fondly, and still watches every week to this day. Melinda (@MelindaStolpMTV) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about getting cast for Real World Austin, her brief marriage to her fellow cast member Danny, what she thinks of the show and the cast these days and MORE! This is a super fun episode and we cannot wait to have Melinda back! She is incredibly fun and hilarious! Check out Melinda's podcast THE 8TH SIN! It is the rare FUN look at the world of TRUE CRIME! If you somehow want MORE Challenge Mania, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania, where we release bonus episodes every week. Want to hear our thoughts on the Ashley episode of Challenge Mania, the second half trailer of The Final Reckoning, saying bye-bye to CT and more? GO TO THERE! Our Extra Podcasts have it all! Especially this last one... Speaking of which, MELINDA will be joining us for a bonus podcast on the Patreon real soon! SHOP for your Challenge gear at www.ChallengeMania.Shop If you need tickets to any concert or sporting event, go to www.VividSeats.com and get 10% OFF your first purchase by using the code: MANIA
Sep 18, 2018
Ep 71: Ashley Mitchell Returns!
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Ashley Mitchell. Since the last time she was on Challenge Mania, Ashley Mitchell (@MTVASHLEYBROOKE) blew the roof off of Champs Vs Stars on her way out and entered The Final Reckoning on a slight delay after she and Hunter blasted their way into the game as mercenaries. Makes you realize this is how the mercenary concept should have been done the whole time. Sorry, Derrick (@DerrickMTV). Ashley joins Derrick and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about her experience on Champs Vs Stars, the reunion, Louise Hazel and more! She discusses the drama she's been involved with since entering #TheChallenge32 house, whether she violated Girl Code, what makes the Lavender Ladies such a tight unit and why Hunter was really so upset that she decided to cozy up to Kyle. That is certainly not all! As always, she bounces all over the place and no one is safe. Ashley is ALWAYS a fun guest but she is in particularly rare form in this episode! If you want even MORE Challenge Mania, you can get it by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania - We do several bonus episodes, made exclusive to Patrons, each month and every week we do a deep dive on that week's episode of The Challenge! Support your favorite cast members AND the podcast over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop - New Britni Nicol gear and Mark Long gear available! Pantepic is a free mobile-messenger, that facilitates communication without distraction. Pantepic removes the distractions of filters, newsfeeds, and advertisements. Visit pantepic.com/podcast to download Pantepic for free today, available on iOS and Android in over 100 languages.
Sep 13, 2018
Ep. 70: Paulie Calafiore Returns!
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are once again joined by Paulie Calafiore. Paulie Calafiore (@PaulCalafiore_) is one of the most talked about characters on The Challenge, and he's been in the Redemption House for several weeks. That's saying something. Paulie returns to Challenge Mania to discuss some of his bigger moments on the show thus far with Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and break down his recent twitter beefs with Kyle and Marie. To score some Paulie MERCH, head over to www.ChallengeMania.Shop where there is FREE SHIPPING ALL WEEK! Get MORE Challenge Mania over at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania where we release BONUS PODCASTS every week, breaking down each episode of The Final Reckoning and taking YOUR QUESTIONS! Play FREE fantasy football and you could win Challenge Mania shirts/swag bags, this weekend only! I’ve teamed up with DraftKings to bring you a HUGE opportunity in an EXCLUSIVE fantasy football contest. Get lineups in by 1PM ET on 9/9 to play. T&Cs apply LINK TO PLAY: https://dkng.co/ScottTW
Sep 07, 2018
Ep. 69: Angela Babicz
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Angela Babicz. Angela Babicz (@AngelaBabicz) is a Challenge rookie but she's certainly not playing like one! She joins by to tell (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) how she became a bad girl, how she ended up on the beach with her exes and what led her to The Challenge. She talks about her partner Faith, her relationship with Johnny Bananas, her beef with Killa Kam and a whole lot more! For even more Challenge Mania, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania to become a patron and get BONUS PODCASTS each week! Play FREE fantasy football and you could win Challenge Mania shirts/swag bags, this weekend only! I’ve teamed up with DraftKings to bring you a HUGE opportunity in an EXCLUSIVE fantasy football contest. Get lineups in by 1PM ET on 9/9 to play. T&Cs apply PLAY AT THIS LINK: https://dkng.co/ScottTW
Sep 05, 2018
Ep. 68: Hunter Barfield & Shane Landrum
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Hunter Barfield and Scott Yager chats with Shane Landrum. We had a massive episode of The Final Reckoning on Tuesday, and who better to have on the show right afterwards than one half of the mercenary team who fought their way into the house, Hunter Barfield (@HBarfield13). Hunter returns to Challenge Mania to tell Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) when he found out Ashley was his partner, when they realized they had a shot to get back in the game, what teams he was worried about, why he gets along so well with Nelson & Corey, whether his wrist held up and much more! Then, just like he did on Tuesday's episode of The Challenge, Shane Landrum (@Shannanity) takes over the show to explain his verbal sparring from the last episode and his bold and polarizing move to throw the Challenge. For MORE Challenge Mania head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania where we will have TWO bonus episodes up this week for patrons!
Aug 30, 2018
Ep. 67: Trishelle Cannatella
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Trishelle Cannatella. Trishelle has done it all. After getting her start on Real World: Las Vegas and participating in many seasons of The Challenge, she made appearances on several other networks, reality shows, in movies, as a host and even in poker tournaments. Trishelle (@TrishelleC) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about her time on one of the most beloved and talked about seasons of Bunim-Murray's flagship show ever made, the original season of Real World: Las Vegas. Trishelle is an amazing guest because she calls it like she sees it and tells it like it is. Find out what Challenge cast members she grew to dislike over the years, why she really left Sarah on Rivals II, what led to her altercation with Aneesa, what Dustin had against her on The Battle of the Seasons, whether she's hoping for a Vegas reunion or call from The Challenge Gods to return and much more! On top of all that, Trishelle has had run ins with almost everyone in the entertainment industry over the years and she has stories for days. We get some good ones in this incredibly fun episode of Challenge Mania with one of the true OGs and a true household name to any MTV fan! For even MORE Challenge Mania head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania where we post BONUS PODCASTS each week, breaking down The Final Reckoning and thew news/rumors of the week! There is *FREE SHIPPING* (over $45) at www.ChallengeMania.Shop through 9/10 with the code FREESHIP918. No better time to grab that Challenge Mania gear and support your favorite cast members like Kailah, Devin, Cara, Mark, Paulie, Shane and Jemmye!
Aug 28, 2018
Ep. 66: Brad Fiorenza Returns!
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Brad Fiorenza. Brad (@BradFiorenza) has been all over The Final Reckoning, whether it be his relationship, his partners relationships, game moves, winning daily Challenges, tossing disadvantages at some teams, burn votes at others, getting yelled at by suburban bareknuckle boxers and more. Brad returns to the show to catch Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) up on his life since Vendettas when we last spoke to the veteran in the midst of his second major run on the show. As always, Brad is a fun guest you do not want to miss! If you want MORE Challenge Mania and want to hear us go DEEP on this latest episode, which certainly deserves it, head over to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania Get you Challenge Mania gear and support your favorites with cast member swag over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop
Aug 24, 2018
Ep. 65: Wes Part 2
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined once again by Weston Bergmann. With so much history between Wes (@WestonBergmann) and Derrick (@DerrickMTV), it took a 2 hour Part 1 to clear the air and just get up to speed on their rivalry and put some of that behind us. Wes was kind enough to stick around for another hour of Challenge talk about the fight league he almost started, his thoughts on Bananas, Tony, Cara and Cohutta, why he relates more to the Stars than the Champs, how he really felt Derrick did on Dirty XXX and against Joss on Vendettas and MORE! Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) doesn't necessarily need to play referee AS much on this part, but its a really fun chat that explores the mind of one of the biggest names in the game, who also watches the show every week! For even MORE Challenge Mania make sure you check out www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania because it might be for you! We deliver BONUS CONTENT over there each week including additional podcasts that dive deep into the latest Final Reckoning episode and Challenge news of the week. For all your Challenge Mania gear and swag, as well as merch to support your favorite Challengers like Cara Maria, Mark Long, Paulie Calafiore, Devin Walker, Kailah Casillas and MORE, head to the www.ChallengeMania.Shop today!
Aug 20, 2018
Ep. 64: Landon Lueck
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Landon Lueck. We have been trying to make this podcast happen ALL year. Landon is not on social media. Landon is not on Twitter. Landon is not on Instagram. More on that in the episode. We joked about the hashtag #WheresLandon during the early days of #ChallengeMania and we are happy that we were able to find him and bring him to the airwaves to catch up with you all. Landon drops by to tell us where he's been and why he left his Challenge career behind. He reveals whether he had any idea about the rumors that he would be on this current season and sheds light on why that might have been. We get to the bottom of his recent Instagram presence and his cameo on the Challenge account. Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Landon reminisce about some of their battles on The Challenge and Landon reveals the hardest thing he ever had to do on the show. And of course, Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) attempts to find out if another season, even if it's Champs Vs Stars, is still on the table! We hope this podcast lives up to the hype and the long-awaited journey to get here. We only got him for an hour, but tried to make the most of it. Hopefully it will be the first of many hours that we can bring you over the next few years. For MORE Challenge Mania visit www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania where we drop BONUS episodes each week! Make sure you've gone to the www.ChallengeMania.Shop where you can buy podcast gear and swag to represent all your favorite cast members!
Aug 15, 2018
Ep. 63: Weston Bergmann
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Weston Bergmann. Wes (@WestonBergmann) has won more eliminations than any other Challenge competitor. Wes has 2 Challenge Championships. Wes has appeared on all 3 Champs Vs Stars spin-offs. So why hasn't Wes been on Challenge Mania yet? Even though Wes has admitted to BEING a Challenge Maniac himself, having listened to most of, if not all of the past episodes, it took 62 episodes to get Wes on the show because simply put...if you ask anybody...Wes and Derrick do not like each other. At least, that's what they thought. That's what we thought. That's what the internet thought. Over the past few years, it has felt that you have had to either identify as "Team Wes" or "Team Derrick" and tons of Challenge fans who root for and respect both of them have been torn by the well-publicized differences between the two legends of the game. Today, that all comes to a head. Wes joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to set the record straight on what exactly caused them to develop this real-life rivalry over the years, and over the course of a 90+ minute conversation, the guys navigate through each and every moment that drove them apart. This episode is a MUST LISTEN for any Challenge fan, particularly those who have always wanted to get to the bottom of one of the most talked about rivalries in the game. The goal is to "PUT A BOW" on the bad blood and put the past in the past, no matter how long it takes. Listen to find out if that bow ever gets properly applied! If it does, maybe Wes will stick around for a Part II to talk about everything ELSE in the Challenge world BUT him and Derrick. Let's cross our fingers! Remember if you want even MORE Challenge Mania, we drop at least one bonus podcast on www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania every week, where we break down each episode of The Final Reckoning and take YOUR QUESTIONS! To support your favorite cast members are sport some sweet podcast threads, head to www.ChallengeMania.Shop *We encourage you to check out PANTEPIC! Just head to www.Pantepic.com/podcast to download their amazing app today! It’s available on IOS and Android in over 100 languages.
Aug 13, 2018
Ep. 62: Chuck Mowery
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Chuck Mowery. Chuck Mowery (@MTV_Chuckalodon) had a short lived stint on The Final Reckoning but not before briefly "rekindling" things in the Redemption House with his ex, Britni Nicol, who was our last guest on Challenge Mania. Chuck joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to clear the air about why him and Britni initially parted ways as a couple, to shed some light on some of the inappropriate behavior that went down between the two of them on The Challenge, what his girlfriend thought, what he thinks of Brad, his Are You The One cast, how he wound up on the show, his hopes for future Challenges, how he stacks up in a swimming Challenge against Wes and much more! For even MORE STEW check out www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania where we break down EVERY episode of The Final Reckoning in our BONUS EPISODES! www.ChallengeMania.Shop for GEAR AND SWAG!
Aug 09, 2018
Ep. 61: Britni Nicol Returns!
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Britni Nicol. Britni Nicol (@BritniNicol) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for her return to Challenge Mania on a rare Sunday edition of the podcast, fresh off of her farewell on The Final Reckoning. Britni reveals some sad and surprising news regarding the status of her relationship with Brad Fiorenza and what events on the show may have partially led to it. In addition, Britni talks about her time on The Final Reckoning, partnering with her ex-boyfriend Chuck, living in Redemption House, getting sent home without competing, her feud with Da'Vonne, Paulie's outburst during her exit and much more! For even more on this and The Challenge episode breakdowns, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania for BONUS CHALLENGE MANIA EPISODES! To represent the podcast and your favorite cast members, head on over to www.ChallengeMania.Shop where we just launched Devin, Jemmye, Shane, Paulie and Kailah gear! Britni gear is coming soon!
Aug 05, 2018
Ep. 60: Kenny Santucci
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Kenny Santucci. It's been a while since anyone has heard from Kenny Santucci, at least in regards to his time on this wacky TV program of ours. For our 60th episode of Challenge Mania, Kenny (@KennySantucci) drops by to tell Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) what he's been up to since his 3 title wins with Derrick, where the nickname Mr. Beautiful came from, whether he still watches the show, whether he purposely keeps his distance, if any of his TV rivalries are still a thing, if he would have taken Sarah's money like Johnny did, some word association and MUCH MORE! This is an episode that you do NOT want to miss! For even MORE Challenge Mania content, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and listen to our bonus episode commentaries, Breaking News updates and extended interviews. We have a TON of new merch up at the www.ChallengeMania.Shop so head over there and support your favorite cast members like Devin, Jemmye, Shane and Paulie who ALL have new gear in the shop!
Jul 31, 2018
Ep. 59: Jem Class
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Jemmye Carroll. One of our favorite guests returns for her first appearance in seven months! Jemmye (@JustJem24) drops by Challenge Mania after just launching her first ever shirt at the www.ChallengeMania.Shop to take Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to JEM CLASS! Jemmye talks about the drama in the Redemption and Main Houses on The Final Reckoning, the idea of OG cast members returning on Instagram and whether it might affect the show in the future, where ALL twitter beefs are legit, why she didn't like what was said about Davonne on last week's show, thoughts on suitcase gate from Vendettas, who she wants to date from Big Brother, make out with from The Challenge and MUCH MORE! Check out the JEM CLASS gear over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop If you want MORE Challenge Mania including bonus episode commentaries after each Final Reckoning episode, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania COME SEE US IN LA 9/22 with the Brain Candy girls! Tickets available at www.ChallengeMania.Live
Jul 26, 2018
Ep. 58: Nicole Ramos
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Nicole Ramos. First are foremost, apologies for the subpar audio during the intro, outro and towards the end of the interview during this podcast. We had some technical issues and chose to push through them. We appreciate your understanding! Nicole Ramos (@NicoleXORamos) started as her cousin Nany's Bloodline partner! Fast forward a few years and her beloved cousin is no longer a series regular and Nicole is getting asked back every season! Nicole joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss her time in Spain with Derrick, Rogan and Kellyanne, why she's ending her IG Live series, how she replaced on family member on The Challenge and then stole the spot of another, what her cousin Nany is up to these days, whether either of them want to come back for another Challenge and what she has planned for this Friday. For MORE Challenge Mania, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania Get your Challenge Mania gear, including the new JEM CLASS swag to represent Jemmye Carroll over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop We hope to see you in LA on September 22nd at the Brea Improv! Tickets available at www.ChallengeMania.Live
Jul 24, 2018
Ep. 57: Sylvia Marie
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Sylvia Marie. Sylvia Marie (@SylviaMTV) brings her great energy to Challenge Mania to talk to Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about her Real World season, how she stole her spot on the show from a friend of hers, her time on Invasion and Vendettas, what we can expect from The Final Reckoning, what it's like being partners with Joss, whether it's fair that Johnny is partnered with Tony and much more! For even more Challenge Mania, head over to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Jul 19, 2018
Ep. 56: Kendal Sheppard
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Kendal Sheppard. It's been a while since Kendal Sheppard (@KendalSheppard) has appeared on her last season of The Challenge, The Inferno, where she came out on top. Kendal has since resurfaced, and has become one of the more active OG cast-members on social media, developing a dedicated following along the way. Kendal drops by Challenge Mania to tell Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) what brought her back, whether she watches the show, how the social media experiment has gone so far, her runs ins with fans of other cast-members, her relationships past and present with The Miz and Blair, whether she wants to go back on The Challenge or not, ghost stories and MUCH MORE! For MORE Challenge Mania head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania For Challenge Mania GEAR head to www.ChallengeMania.Shop
Jul 17, 2018
Ep. 55: Melissa Reeves
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Melissa Reeves. Melissa Reeves (@DJMelReeves) was part of the UK Invasion of Vendettas. She made her mark on that season by cozying up to Nicole Z, taking part in what was called one of the most intense female eliminations of all time with Sylvia, and brewing up some bad blood with Kam and Kailah. Melissa joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) on the heels of a quick exit from the current season, The Final Reckoning, after a fight with Kailah. Melissa breaks down the fight, why it happened and what we didn't see on TV. She talks about how she became a DJ and got started in Reality TV over in England. She also goes over her experiences , feuds and relationships from both Vendettas and The Final Reckoning. Get your Challenge Mania gear over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop If you want MORE Challenge Mania, including a FULL BREAKDOWN of the Season Premiere of The Challenge from earlier this week, head on over to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Jul 12, 2018
Ep. 54: Katie Cooley
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Katie Cooley. You might know Katie Cooley (@KatieCooley26) as Katie Doyle, which was her name back when she competed on nine seasons of The Challenge. Katie is a fan favorite who made a name for herself with her personality rather than performance, even though she made two finals and won the Inferno. Katie joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about her time on the show, some of her famous eliminations, fights, arguments and pranks she may have been the butt of. Katie talks about whether she watches the show today, who she roots for and whether she would ever come back, even if just to do a Champs Vs Stars season. For more Challenge Mania, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania to get BONUS EPISODES EACH WEEK! The SHOP IS OPEN at www.ChallengeMania.Shop
Jul 09, 2018
Ep. 53: Derrick Henry
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Derrick Henry. "The Other Derrick" drops by Challenge Mania to tell Derrick 1.0 (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) what it's like following in the footsteps of the man he shares a name with. Henry (@ImDRoc15) shares his story of being cast for Are You The One via Tinder, what really happened with Tori's cell phone after Dirty 30, his unknown romance with Ashley Mitchell, what lead to the famous physical confrontation between Angela and Alicia that was referenced multiple times on Ex on the Beach and what it's like competing on The Final Reckoning with so many exes. This episode is jam-packed with stew to go with all of those hot dogs, burgers and beer at your Fourth of July BBQ. Have a great holiday and enjoy the show!
Jul 03, 2018
Ep. 52: Paulie Calafiore
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Paulie Calafiore. Paulie Calafiore (@PaulCalafiore_) hasn't even appeared on an episode of #TheChallenge yet and he's already gotten the Maniacs forming opinions on him due to his brash attitude on social media and well-publicized relationship woes. He joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about his time on #BigBrother and #ExOnTheBeach, getting cast for his original season, being a lifelong fan of The Challenge, why he was meant to play this game over the others, recent missteps in his treating of women in the past and present, his first impressions of other #Challenge32 competitors and more! Follow the guys on twitter and let them know who you want to hear next! #ChallengeAccepted Get your gear at the www.ChallengeMania.Shop MORE #ChallengeMania is available for your listening pleasure at www.ChallengeManiaPodcast.com Sign up for our Facebook Page at www.Facebook.com/ChallengeManiaPodcast
Jun 26, 2018
Ep. 51: Tony Time
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Tony Raines. Tony Raines (@T_Raines33) was our first ever guest on #ChallengeMania in December. Since then he turned on Bananas, eliminating him from #Vendettas and beginning a changing of the guard throughout the franchise, made the final on that show and won #ChampsVsStars with CT. Safe to say he had a lot to discuss and Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) had a lot to catch up with him on. Follow the guys on twitter and let them know who YOU want to hear on the podcast next. #ChallengeAccepted The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is OPEN and FREE SHIPPING is being offered for the rest of the week! If you want even MORE Challenge Mania, head over to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and consider joining the team and becoming a patron. You'll get bonus episode commentaries and special interviews you won't hear anywhere else! This week we'll be posting ten extra minutes of CARA MARIA Q&A that will not be going up anywhere else. We are coming to Orlando Florida next Saturday, June 30th to host the Challenge Throwdown event and do Challenge Mania style interviews all day AT the party! We hope to see you there! Tickets available at www.ThrowdownOrlando.Rocks
Jun 21, 2018
Ep. 50: Vendettas Champ Cara Maria
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined once again by Cara Maria Sorbello. Who better to join Derrick (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for the 50TH EPISODE of #ChallengeMania than one of our favorite guests; Cara Maria (@CaraMariaMTV)?!  Since her last appearance on the podcast, Cara WON Vendettas, got involved in the most talked about about #Challenge relationship aka #PaulieGate and was recently announced as being part of the #Challenge32 cast, on a team with another podcast favorite, MARIE RODA! (@MarieTBD) Cara, an open book as always, opens up about Vendettas, her time at the reunion, not getting to truly enjoy her win, getting to the final and the moves she had to make, voting in Leroy, alliances she had during the season, her bond with Kyle, becoming the first ever solo champion and what she has to say to ANYONE who thinks she didn't deserve to win! We dive right into the Paulie stuff and find out her side of the story, the correct timeline for when everything went down compared to when we all found out, and hear what she has to say about the reaction she has gotten since it's become public. All of that and a whole lot more! Find out what she thinks of her Final Reckoning partner and whether she knows her birthday, what her and Kailah have in common and more of YOUR QUESTIONS on another jam-packed episode of CHALLENGE MANIA! We are coming to ORLANDO, FLORIDA with Cara Maria and more on June 30th for Challenge Mania Live AT the Challenge Throwdown event. You can get tickets at www.ChallengeMania.Live ALL WEEK you can get free shipping on ANY ORDER OVER $45 at www.ChallengeMania.Shop including all the #TEAMCARA gear! For MORE Challenge Mania including some BONUS CONTENT featuring Cara Maria answering MORE questions about Kailah, getting "shipped" with Johnny and her hair color, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania where extra content is posted each week just for patrons!
Jun 19, 2018
Ep. 49: Kailah Casillas
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager and joined by Kailah Casillas. The first time Kailah (@Kailah_Casillas) was on #ChallengeMania, there was a lot of game on #TheChallengeVendettas left to play. This time around she drops by to tell Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about the season that was, the Kayleigh luggage incident, her first ever Challenge final and coming in 4th, working with Tony and Devin to overthrow Johnny and what she took from the season as a whole. Kailah also talks about #ChampsVsStars, partnering with #DrakeBell, why she thinks none of the stars should dare attempt to do a full season of #TheChallenge and more! PLUS, the #Challenge32 trailer just landed and Kailah is ALL OVER IT! She goes into as much as she can about the upcoming season THE FINAL RECKONING! We reckon you guys are going to dig this stew-filled episode! #BrewTheStew We are coming to do Challenge Mania from the Challenge Throwdown event in ORLANDO on 6/30 and you can get tickets at www.ChallengeMania.Live Gear and swag is available at www.ChallengeMania.Shop For even MORE #ChallengeMania head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania to hear BONUS CONTENT!
Jun 14, 2018
Ep. 48: Shady Shane Landrum
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by "Shady" Shane Landrum. Shane Landrum (@Shannanity) might be currently banned from twitter for saying unkind things about a popular pancake franchise having a mid-life crisis, but he cannot be completely silenced!  Shane makes his return to #ChallengeMania to #BrewTheStew on all things #TheChallenge, beginning with his dramatic exit from #ChampsVsStars and his war of words with Casper Smart. Shane talks to Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about his beef with Nicole Z, his upcoming team dynamic with Nelson on #Challenge32 The Final Reckoning, what exactly "poli-dicking" is and who the best is at it, his thoughts on the new Challenge cast-member who has shaken up the internet over the past week or two and MUCH MORE! Enjoy some FREE SHANE while we try to #FREESHANE on Twitter! Follow the guys on twitter and let them know who YOU want to hear on the podcast next! #ChallengeAccepted If you want even MORE Challenge Mania head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and consider becoming a patron and get access to multiple bonus shows a month. We sell swag and you can show the world you're a Challenge MANIAC by going to www.ChallengeMania.Shop today!
Jun 13, 2018
Ep. 47: Kellyanne Judd
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Kellyanne Judd. Since her debut on the #RealWordSydney, Kellyanne has proved to be one of the most fun characters on #TheChallenge, and this podcast is no different. Kellyanne (@KellyAnneJudd) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to tell her side of the Spain story that Derrick & Rogan shared weeks ago, what her current relationship with #TheChallenge is, her time on Real World Sydney, how she went from hating Wes to falling for him, how she feels about the Brain Candy girls, what her biggest Challenge regrets are are MORE! Follow the guys on twitter and let them know who YOU want to hear next on #ChallengeMania #ChallengeAccepted Get your Challenge Mania GEAR over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop If you want even MORE Challenge Mania, head over to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and check out the bonus content, additional episodes and one-of-a-kind experiences we offer patrons over there!
Jun 06, 2018
Ep. 46: The Miz
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Mike "The Miz" Mizanin. When Mike (@MikeTheMiz) Mizanin appeared on #TheRealWorld Back to New York, he unveiled his alter-ego, The Miz, and proclaimed that one day he would be a wrestling superstar.  Fast forward to today and The Miz is one of the true top stars of the WWE, having headlined Wrestlemania 27, held every title in the book and recently being awarded Rolling Stone's "Wrestler of the Year" in 2017.  Recently Mike returned to his roots and began hosting after-shows for #TheChallenge and has become the host and poster-boy for the spinoff, #ChampsVsStars Mike joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) while driivng himself to Smackdown Live for an AWESOME edition of #ChallengeMania to discuss his multi-faceted career and how be bounces from project to project. Mike talks about recently becoming a father, his new Docu-Series Miz & Mrs, whether he still gets The Challenge itch to compete, what made him return to the MTV fold, who from The Challenge he could see succeeding in the ring, which Challenge catchphrase he is looking to steal , his former tag partner competing on Survivor, golf carts, spider bites, jet planes and much MORE! Follow the guys on twitter @DerrickMTV and @SHOTOFYAGER and let them know who YOU want to hear on the podcast next! #ChallengeAccepted If you enjoyed the show, please remember to subscribe, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts!  Challenge Mania Live is THIS SATURDAY, June 2nd at Carolines on Broadway in New York City at 2pm featuring Derrick, Scott and their special guests Mark Long, Emily Schromm and Darrell Taylor. It's a live interactive version of the podcast that you will NOT hear online! Tickets are still available at www.ChallengeMania.Live  Get your Challenge Mania gear over at the www.ChallengeMania.Shop and remember to send us pix of you wearing it! For even MORE Challenge Mania, if that's the sort of thing you're into, head over to www.ChallengeManiaPodcast.com and consider becoming a Patron. We unleash bonus episodes there each week if you just can't get enough!
May 30, 2018
Ep. 45: Rogan O'Connor
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Rogan O'Connor. Rogan O'Connor may have been the first person to leave #TheChallengeVendettas. He may have come up short on the race the cast took part in the first day. He may have never set foot in the #Challenge house itself, but trust us...none of that matters. Rogan joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to reminisce about the time he spent with Derrick in Spain, how the two know each other, share some fun stories, his ten year relationship with Joss, his history with Kyle, his feelings on Cara Maria, his connection to a certain Bad Girls Club / Ex on the Beach star and much more! Rogan may spend more time on this episode of #ChallengeMania than he did on his entire season of #TheChallenge but that is a good thing because he is one hell of a guest! Check out the shop at www.ChallengeMania.Shop If you want more content, head over to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and become a patron for exclusive extra podcasts each week!
May 23, 2018
Ep. 44: Aneesa Ferreira Returns!
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Aneesa Ferreira. The last time Aneesa (@AneesaMTV) was on #ChallengeMania, it was along with Michelle Waterson, to discuss their cagefight elimination on the last season of #ChampsVsStars This time around, Aneesa is appearing solo, and it gives Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) a chance to go back in time and dive into Aneesa's long and storied #Challenge career. She shares thoughts on her favorite eliminations, her Real World casting story, current relationship with Veronica and much more! Unfortunately Aneesa is no longer competing on this season of Champs Vs Stars due to an injury she sustained after going head to head with CT during a daily challenge. The guys get the scoop about that, how she feels about the injury, the challenge it took place during and whether it affects her plans to compete in the future at all.  If you want MORE Challenge Mania, head over to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and see if the bonus content can feed that fix!  Get your gear at www.ChallengeMania.Shop
May 21, 2018
Ep. 43: Louise Hazel
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Louise Hazel. Former Olympian Louise Hazel (@LouiseHazel) is on her SECOND season of #TheChallenge #ChampsVsStars, having also competed on the debut season of the spinoff, #ChampsVsPros She has been one of, if not the most generally accepted celebrity/athlete to cross over into the realm of the Challenge and fans are already salivating at the thought of her considering a full season of the show. Louise joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to address whether that is something she might entertain down the line, losing a foot race to Wes on national television, her fellow stars cast, running this current season an why she has succeeded thus far, how The Challenge compares to the Olympics, her new podcast and much more! If you want even MORE #ChallengeMania content, head over to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania where we release bonus episodes each week! Get your gear at www.ChallengeMania.Shop
May 17, 2018
Ep. 42: Mystery Guest
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by a Challenge Hall of Famer who is on Scott's Mount Rushmore. It's time to reveal our third and final Special Guest for the first ever #ChallengeMania stage show, Challenge Mania Live, taking place at Carolines on Broadway in New York City on Saturday, June 2nd at 2pm. Tickets are available at www.ChallengeMania.Live That guest, who is revealed in this episode, is also our guest! They join is to discuss Champs Vs Stars, Vendettas, their involvement in both, thoughts on Tony Time, injuries and more! One hint is that this Challenge competitor is one who is feared and respected by everyone! Follow Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) on twitter and let them know who you want to hear on the show next! #ChallengeAccepted If you want MORE Challenge Mania, you can get BONUS CONTENT and win fun prizes by becoming a Patron at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is OPEN and we just launched a new line of vintage old school radio merch! GO GET IT!
May 15, 2018
Ep. 41: Cohutta Grindstaff Returns!
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Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) & Scott Yager are once again joined by Cohutta Grindstaff. There was such a positive response to Cohutta's first appearance and Challenge Maniacs were clamoring for a Part II so since Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) is in Spain, we brought Cohutta (@CohuttaLee) back for a second chat about running with bulls, good guys on #TheChallenge, his thoughts on #Bananas, #TonyTime and a really emotional story about his last days with his grandfather. If you're looking for MORE #ChallengeMania content, there are also going to be three new shows over at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania over the next couple weeks as well!
May 08, 2018
Ep: 40: Abram Boise Returns!
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are once again joined by Abram Boise. Abram (@AbramBoise) was JUST on #ChallengeMania, but his podcast got such a great response and so many of you wanted a part II, that we decided to give it to you right away. Abe rejoins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for another lengthy discussion about #TheChallenge and much more!  If you're looking for even more Challenge Mania concent, head over to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
May 01, 2018
Ep. 39: Cohutta Grindstaff
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Cohutta Grindstaff. Cohutta Lee Grindstaff (@CohuttaLee) has one of those voices you just never forget. He graces #ChallengeMania with that voice for a fun interview filled with his southern charm! Cohutta tells Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and (@SHOTOFYAGER) what he's been up to since Bloodlines, whether he's ready for another #Challenge and who he'd choose to partner with in an Exes format. Cohutta and Derrick go down memory lane, back to their days on The Island, to clear the air as to whether sharks were ever involved. Cohutta shares his Real World casting story and answers some more of YOUR QUESTIONS! Follow the guys on twitter and let them know who you want to hear on the show next! #ChallengeAccepted Don't forget to check out the www.ChallengeMania.Shop and grab your gear today!  If you're looking for more podcast content, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania for BONUS shows, fun rewards, contests and more! www.ChallengeMania.Live is coming to Carolines on Broadway on Saturday June 2nd when Scott & Derrick will be joined on stage by Mark Long, Emily Schromm and more! Not a bad time to be a Challenge MANIAC!
Apr 24, 2018
Ep. 38: Abram Boise
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Abram Boise. Abram Boise (@AbramBoise) is a #Challenge legend. The man started on #RoadRules and appeared on NINE seasons of #TheChallenge, winning two and making the finals in four.  He most recently appeared on the season Battle of the Bloodlines, and has since been off the grid for the most part, admittedly not following the show, something he didnt even do when he was participating actively Abram joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for a candid chat about his experiences on his last season, whether he wants to come back for one more, almost doing #ChampsVsStars, his Road Rules origin story, the time his cast and Derrick's Road Rules casts collided, flying jets with Alton and MUCH MORE!  This is one podcast you do not want to miss! Abram was also nice enough to give us some of his Challenge jerseys to give away. #ChallengeAccepted CONTEST #1 is a PHOTOSHOP CONTEST: Come up with your best movie poster or photoshop about or including Abram. One winner will be selected to receive a jersey. CONTEST #2: Sign up for our Facebook group, as someone will be selected at random from there in the coming weeks. A heads up will be given and a post will be made for entries to be gathered, so you have time to sign up at www.Facebook.com/ChallengeManiaPodcast CONTEST #3: Become a patron. We will be selecting one patron at random to recieve a jersey sometime in May at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Apr 19, 2018
Ep. 37: Emily Schromm Returns!
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Derrick Kosinksi & Scott Yager are joined by a Mystery Guest! Well, it was supposed to be a mystery but she went and filmed herself taping the podcast and put it in her Instagram story!  That's right, it's time to reveal another one of our special guests for Challenge Mania Live at Carolines on Broadway in New York City on Saturday, June 2nd! Challenge All Star and former Champion Emily Schromm (@EmFitMTV) drops by #ChallengeMania to make the announcement with Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) that she will be joining Mark Long for the live show n New York City! Tickets to the show are available at www.ChallengeMania.Live Emily talks about her new EmPack Nomad and the gym she's opening, takes a trip down memory lane with Derrick about a Cara Maria encounter and sheds some light on whether she's likely to do another Challenge any time soon. But before that, Scott grills Derrick about the clip that took the internet by storm of mercenaries gone mad at the #VendettasReunion where Derrick and Jordan Wiseley go toe to toe and almost come to blows over the mistreatment of Cara Maria.  Scott asks Derrick YOUR QUESTIONS about the showdown to get ready for the final episode of Vendettas tonight! Follow the guys on twitter to find out who will be on the show next and ask questions for future episodes! Also become a part of our Facebook Page at www.Facebook.com/ChallengeManiaPodcast If you want even MORE #ChallengeMania, head over to www.ChallengeManiaPodcast.com to become a patron and get BONUS EPISODES! The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is OPEN and you can get your I'm a Challenge Maniac gear, DKO Outta Nowhere, Challenge Accepted, and after this season of Vendettas it is hard not to be on TEAM CARA. If you are, head over to the shop to get your TEAM CARA gear today! FREE SHIPPING is being offered through 4/22!
Apr 17, 2018
Ep. 36: Michelle Waterson Returns!
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by UFC and Challenge star, Michelle Waterson. Michelle Waterson (@KarateHottieMMA) appeared on one of the first few episodes of #ChallengeMania to break down her epic elimination with Aneesa on #ChampsVsStars last season. After making the finals of that show, she returned to training for MMA full time and is appearing in her first fight since #ChampsVsStars finished airing, live on FOX this coming Saturday for the UFC. Michelle joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about whether she'd ever come back for a full-on season of #TheChallenge, her fight this coming Saturday, Ronda Rousey's Wrestlemania debut, the Conor McGregor incident in Brooklyn last week, cutting weight and much more! PLUS Derrick and Scott answer YOUR QUESTIONS at the beginning and end of the podcast. That's right, not only does Derrick answer your questions, but for the first time ever, Scott even shares a bit about his professional and personal life. Keep sending in your questions for future guests by following us on Twitter! #ChallengeAccepted The Challenge Mania Shop is OPEN and OFFERING FREE SHIPPING THROUGH 4/22 at www.ChallengeMania.Shop Any questions the guys didn't get to in this episode will be answered later on in BONUS EPISODES over at the Patreon. Become a patron for even MORE #ChallengeMania each week over at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Apr 13, 2018
Ep. 35: Devyn Simone
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Devyn Simone. Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match... Devyn Simone (@DevynSimone) is a veteran of #TheRealWorld Brooklyn and a two-time finalist of #TheChallenge. Since then, Devyn has established herself as a successful expert in the field of romance and relationships Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) get Devyn's expert insight on who the perfect matches are for some of the current and past Challenge stars, whether castmembers are doomed from the start, her past experiences and she even weighs in on Derrick's prospects in the dating pool as well. Find out if Devyn would do another #Challenge, if she's been approached recently and if there is more hosting on the horizon after her appearance on the aftershow last week! Follow the guys on twitter and let us know who YOU want to hear on #ChallengeMania next! #ChallengeAccepted Head to www.ChallengeMania.Shop to score YOUR podcast gear today! If you want MORE of the show, sign up for the Patreon at www.ChallengeManiaPodcast.com
Apr 10, 2018
Ep. 34: Nicole Zanatta
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Nicole Zanatta. There is no telling what would have happened if Nicole (@N_ZanattaMTV) didn't injure her ankle in the first leg of #TheChallengeVendettas final on Tuesday, eliminating her from the competition and removing her chances of her first victory. We don't know yet who wins the whole thing, but we know it isn't her. That being said, Nicole has made the final in her two #Challenge appearances thus far, has been involved in a showmance or two and is far from tight-lipped when it comes to her feelings on other competitors. In other words, she is the perfect podcast guest. Nicole joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for a talk about her past performances on the show, her untimely exit, her career as a firefighter and her former career as a police officer, Tony Time, Laurel, Cara Maria, her dating life and much more! Follow the guys on twitter on let us know who YOU want to hear on the show next! #ChallengeAccepted If you want MORE #ChallengeMania content, bonus episodes go up on the Patreon site at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania including episode commentaries and much more! The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is OPEN and you can now get MARK LONG GEAR!
Apr 05, 2018
Ep. 33: Mark Long Returns!
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The first ever www.CHALLENGEMANIA.LIVE is taking place on Saturday, June 2nd at 2pm from the world-famous Carolines on Broadway in New York City.  Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager reveal the first of three special guests that will be joining them on stage in NYC. That person serves as the surprise guest for this JAM PACKED episode filled with stories dating all the way back to the first days of reality programming on MTV. Our guest is also the newest addition to the www.ChallengeMania.Shop so check out their new gear there as well! See, secrets CAN be fun! Since eventually everyone found out that our first special guest at Carolines will be none other than MARK LONG (@TheMarkLong), we felt it best to reveal it here to. Follow the guys on twitter @DerrickMTV and @SHOTOFYAGER to hear who is up next! We promise we will actually tell you this time. Tickets for Challenge Mania Live are going fast and are available at www.ChallengeMania.Live!  Remember to check out the Challenge Mania Patreon at www.ChallengeManiaPodcast.com for access to bonus podcast episodes, added content, contests, raffles and more!
Apr 03, 2018
Ep. 32: Leroy Garrett
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Leroy Garrett. Leroy Garrett (@Bruce_Lee85) has always been a fan favorite on #TheChallenge, even though his closest ally is the extremely polarizing Johnny Bananas. Leroy has garnered the support of viewers by playing a straight up game, remaining loyal, up front, honest and rarely, if ever, getting his hands dirty. Derrick (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) chat with Leroy on the heels of perhaps his most heated episode, not only of this season of #TheChallengeVendettas, but quite possibly in his entire Challenge career. After being thrown into elimination, Leroy beat Brad to become the last member of the 8-person final, which begins next week.  Leroy talks about Tony Raines' "front-stabbing" ways all season and in this last episode, what it was like sharing the After Show stage with Laurel and how he feels about her, who HE would have put in if the roles were reversed; Kam or Cara, which castmember needs his back shaved the most often and of course, he answers a bunch of YOUR QUESTIONS! This is one of our best episodes ever and it has it all, laughs, history, intensity, STEW and much more! Follow the guys on twitter and let us know who YOU want to hear next! #ChallengeAccepted Check out our SHOP at www.ChallengeMania.Shop To hear our BONUS SHOWS including Vendettas recap episodes, head over to our Patreon at www.ChallengeManiaPodcast.com If you live in the New York area, head over to www.ChallengeMania.Live for tickets and info on our first ever CHALLENGE MANIA LIVE from Carolines on Broadway in New York City on June 2nd!
Mar 30, 2018
Ep. 31: Syrus Yarbrough
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Syrus Yarbrough. Syrus is a true MTV original, having first appeared in the 6th season of #TheRealWorld, Boston, before beginning a lengthy and successful career on #TheChallenge. Although we haven't seen Syrus on the show in a while, that doesn't mean he hasn't been busy or that he hasn't been keeping tabs on the show and his Challenge peers.  Syrus tells Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) how he got his start in reality TV, what he thinks of the current product, whether we might see him on a Challenge in the near future and much more! As always, we fuel with the show with YOUR QUESTIONS but this one does go all over the place!  Keep the questions coming and let the guys know who you want to hear on the show next! #ChallengeAccepted Tickets to CHALLENGE MANIA LIVE: NYC are available now at www.ChallengeMania.Live The SHOP IS OPEN over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop Check out www.ChallengeManiaPodcast.com to see our Patreon and get a taste of the bonus content we are now offering!
Mar 27, 2018
Ep. 30: Ashley Mitchell
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Ashley Mitchell. It's hard to believe that this is already the 30th episode of #ChallengeMania. Time flies when you're having fun.  There couldn't be a better guest for this special episode because like the first thirty shows we have done, this one too has a little bit of everything. Ashley (@MTVASHLEYBROOKE) brings a ton to the table as she joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss her stint on The Real World, the ways she has evolved and matured since that first season, winning Invasion of the Champions, leaving the Dirty XXX, coming in as a mercenary on #TheChallengeVendettas, what her secret is and to answer YOUR questions. Last but not least, we are joined by the one and only Hamlet. To find out exactly who that is, you'll just have to tune in! Celebrate our #Dirty30 with us and let the guys know on twitter who you want to hear next on the show! #ChallengeAccepted Meet & Greet Packages are SOLD OUT but you can still get Regular Tix to www.ChallengeMania.Live NYC and the www.ChallengeMania.Shop is open and now carrying CARA MARIA GEAR!
Mar 21, 2018
Ep. 29: Kam Williams
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Kam Williams. "Killa Kam" has made quite the splash on #TheChallenge scene, taking out not one, but TWO mercenaries in her first two eliminations. Ever. She joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about making the transition from #AreYouTheOne to #TheChallengeVendettas, clear up the confusion regarding her friendship with Leroy, reveal how she feels about Johnny Bananas, tell us about all of her nicknames, break down her fellow female competitors and anwer YOUR questions, all while ordering drive-thru on her way to the dentist! If that's not Rookie of the Year, we don't want to know who is!  Our next episode is our 30th episode and our guest is ASHLEY MITCHELL! To let us know who you want to hear next, follow us on twitter and use the hashtag #ChallengeAccepted  The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is OPEN! and tickets to CHALLENGE MANIA LIVE in NYC on 6/2 are on sale at www.ChallengeMania.Live
Mar 19, 2018
Ep. 28: Cara Maria Returns Part II
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Cara Maria Sorbello for the conclusion of their epic two-part chat. Cara (@CaraMariaMTV) had so much to say that it wouldn't fit in one episode. If you thought Wednesday's show was good, wait until you hear part II. Derrick (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) keep Cara in the hot seat and ask her about Tony, Big Easy, hair, her fantasy wedding party and many more of YOUR amazing questions that go ALL over the place! Follow the guys on twitter and get ready for next week's shows with guests, KAM and ASHLEY! The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is now open! Tickets to Challenge Mania Live NYC are on sale now at www.ChallengeMania.Live
Mar 16, 2018
Ep. 27: Cara Maria Returns Part I
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Cara Maria Sorbello once again! When the female face of #TheChallenge comes to you and says, "hey, I know I was just on two weeks ago, but I have a ton more left to say," you clear your schedule and give the people what they want: more Cara Maria!  Cara Maria (@CaraMariaMTV) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about the last few weeks of #TheChallengeVendettas, the most recent bout with Mercenaries, Laurel, Nicole, Devin Vs Johnny, the Kayleigh incident, bullying and YOUR questions!  Because Cara was so generous with her time and wanted to get to so many of your quesitons, we made this a TWO PART Podcast. Part II will be our Friday episode this week, so stay tuned for that! #ChallengeAccepted
Mar 14, 2018
Ep. 26: Devin Walker
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Devin Walker. Does it get any bigger than taking down Johnny Bananas after calling your shot and requesting him as an opponent on a show called #TheChallengeVendettas? Devin Walker (@MTVDevinWalker) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to break down his feud with the #Challenge posterboy and walk us all through the events that led up to their clash in the elimination round, the vote that gave Devin his wish and the showdown that was. Devin touches on the controversial actions of the girls in the house following the information he revealed about Kayleigh in an effort to get her back for voting him into the elimination and whether he feels that the blame and backlash that he, and the girls have recieved is justified.  Devin does not pull any punches and definitely speaks his mind, revealing another side to Tuesday's episode that we did not see on TV. This is an episode that you do not want to miss, especially if you were as glued to your TV on Tuesday as we were. Follow the guys on twitter and let them know who YOU want to hear on the show next. As we always say, YOU BOOK OUR SHOW. #ChallengeAccepted The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is Open! The www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania is NOW LIVE!
Mar 09, 2018
Ep. 25: Britni Nicol
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Britni Nicol. It's hard to believe that the #AreYouTheOne alum Britni Nicol (@BritniNicol) has only been on two seasons of #TheChallenge. Her presence has been instantly felt and she has become a fan favorite almost immediately Britni joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) on #ChallengeMania to discuss her relationship with Brad, her recent twitter feud, the furniture incident on #TheChallengeVendettas, Game of Thrones, her original casting story and MUCH MORE! We are even joined by Britni's MOM towards the end of the show for some hilarious #Challenge commentary you do NOT want to miss! As always, follow the guys on twitter and let them know who YOU want to hear on the podcast next! #ChallengeAccepted
Mar 06, 2018
Ep. 24: Eric "Big Easy" Banks
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Eric "Big Easy" Banks. Big Easy (@EricBanks) was a Challenge mainstay for years, even though he hasn't made an appearance since Battle of the Seasons. Eric joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about how he ended up on #TheChallenge in the first place, why he hasn't been back in a while, whether he wants to come back and what he's been doing since you last saw him! It's a great time catching up with an old favorite! The awesome guests are going to keep coming but as always, follow the guys on twitter and let us know who YOU want to hear next! #ChallengeAccepted The Challenge Mania Shop is open over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop!
Mar 02, 2018
Ep. 23: Marie Roda
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Marie Roda. Fresh off her elimination and exit from #TheChallengeVendettas, Marie Roda (@Marie_TBD), a longtime listener of the show and #ChallengeManiac herself, joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to break down her time on this season and her performance Tuesday night. Having just taken part in a fresh new twitter war with Britni, the guys touch on that as well, hear why Marie took so much time off between Battle of the Seasons and Invasion, learn about the gameplay we didn't see on screen and ask her YOUR QUESTIONS! Follow the guys on twitter and let us know who YOU want to hear on the show next! #ChallengeAccepted The Challenge Mania Shop is now open over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop so go and get your gear!
Feb 28, 2018
Ep. 22: Joss Mooney
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Joss Mooney. This past Tuesday saw an instant classic of an elimination when Derrick (@DerrickMTV) made his triumphant return to #TheChallenge as a #Mercenary on #TheChallengeVendettas. He went at it in the ring with the physically imposing Joss (@Joss_Mooney) for so long (over 90 min) that they eventually had to move to sudden death.  Joss joins Derrick and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to break down each and every aspect of the legendary brawl on Tuesday and how it reenforced Derrick's legacy and created a new Challenge favorite in the newcomer from the UK. The #ChallengeMania Shop is now open over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop Follow the guys on twitter and let them know who YOU want to hear on the podcast next! #ChallengeAccepted
Feb 22, 2018
Ep. 21: Cara Maria Sorbello
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Cara Maria Sorbello. The female face of #TheChallenge, Cara Maria (@CaraMariaMTV) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for over ninety minutes covering everything from her start on the Challenges to Johnny Bananas, the note, Abe, Kyle, her cousin Jamie, what side of #TheChallengeVendettas fight she was on, double standards, dating, her passionate supporters and much more! This is the show you have been asking for since day one and it Does. Not. Disappoint. To let Derrick & Scott know who you want to hear on the show next, follow them on twitter and tell your favorite castmembers you want the #ChallengeAccepted
Feb 20, 2018
Ep. 20: Ask D Anything II
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Scott Yager asks Derrick Kosinski your questions #AskDAnything   Derrick (@DerrickMTV) gets put in his own hot seat for another edition of #AskDAnything where Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) asks D your questions and doesn't let him off the hook. The guys are joined by Allan Aguirre (@TheAllanAguirre), who brings some stats to the conversation as well!    Follow the guys on twitter and let us know who YOU want to hear next on #ChallengeMania #ChallengeAccepted   Back to a regular schedule beginning Tuesday, February 20th! #GetExcited
Feb 13, 2018
Ep. 19: Brain Candy Invasion
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Susie Meister & Sarah Rice   The Brain Candy (@BrainCandyPod) Invasion is upon us!   Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) are joined by Susie Meister (@SusieMeister) and Sarah Rice (@ImSarahRice) for a collision of podcasts. The girls talk about how their show came to fruition, share their thoughts on Johnny Bananas and his infamous "take the money and run" play, new show formats and twists on #TheChallengeVendettas, Susie's absurd casting and romance story and of course, spill some tea!   Follow the guys on twitter and let us know who YOU want to hear next on #ChallengeMania #ChallengeAccepted
Feb 06, 2018
Ep. 18: Shane Landrum
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Shane Landrum.   Shane (@Shannanity) is one of the most beloved stars in the history of #TheChallenge and fans were excited to see him reenter the fold on #Invasion and #TheChallengeVendettas.   Shane joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about his time on the show over the years, his relationship with the newbies, past relationships, his online dating game and much more!   Follow the guys on twitter and let us know who YOU want to hear next on #ChallengeMania #ChallengeAccepted
Feb 01, 2018
Ep. 17: Natalie Negrotti
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Natalie Negrotti.   Natalie Negrotti (@NataliaNegrotti) came in 6th place on #BigBrother18 and will always be looked at as the first Big Brother crossover competitor on #TheChallenge (sorry Victor).    She joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about the differences between the two shows, how she got started in reality TV, all the shows that wanted her, her #Vendetta with Victor, her relationship with Johnny Bananas and much more!   Follow the guys on twitter and let us know who YOU want to hear next on #ChallengeMania #ChallengeAccepted
Jan 30, 2018
Ep. 16: Mark Long
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Mark Long. It does not get more OG than Mark Long (@TheMarkLong). Mark was on the ORIGINAL season of #RoadRules and was the first ever host of #The Challenge. Mark reconnects with his old podcasting buddies, Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to tell some fantastic stories, answer YOUR questions, break down #TheChallengeVendettas and the #YoungBucks, respond to Jon Murray's comments about him in the Rolling Stone article, reveal whether he'll be on #CelebrityBigBrother and MUCH MORE! This is a special 90 MINUTE PODCAST because when we go LONG, we go LONG! Follow the guys on twitter and let them know who YOU want to hear on #ChallengeMania next! #ChallengeAccepted
Jan 25, 2018
Ep. 15: Emily Schromm
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Emily Schromm. Emily Schromm (@EmFitMTV) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to reminisce about first getting introduced to cross-fit on #TheChallenge and the planting of the seeds that would later lead to the tremendously successful fitness career she has today. Spoiler alert: Derrick played a part in it. The guys also ask Emily about Ty, Cara Maria, winning #ChampsVsStars, Michelle Waterson and Aneesa, Josh Murray, Real World DC, Cutthroat and a whole lot more! Follow the guys on twitter and let them know who you want to hear on #ChallengeMania next after this big run of brand new episodes and big guests! #ChallengeAccepted  To learn more and purchase the backpacks and gear talked about on the show, head over to www.TheEmPack.com/MANIA and enter the code: MANIA to get 15% off your entire order! Emily was nice enough to set up a discount code just for #CHALLENGEMANIACS!
Jan 23, 2018
Ep. 14: Veronica Portillo
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Veronica Portillo. One of our most requested guests ever and a true #Challenge icon joins the show as Veronica (@V_cakes) stops by for a fun and dynamic chat. Veronica tells Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about working behind the scenes in the reality world on shows like Jersey Shore, her time on #Dirty30, her thoughts on Kailah's trash-talk, regrets about Aneesa, hookups in #TheChallengeVendettas house and much more! You asked for Veronica and we gave her to you! Who are you going to ask for next? Let your favorite #Challenge cast members know you want to hear them on #ChallengeMania and remember to follow Derrick & Scott so you can send in your questions and hopefully get your #ChallengeAccepted
Jan 18, 2018
Ep. 13: Jordan Wiseley
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Dirty 30 Champ Jordan Wiseley. Jordan (@JordanW_USA) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to go over his career from start to present, beginning with how he ended up on The Real World: Portland and ending with crash landing out of a plane on his way to a final victory over our very own host on #Dirty30. We find out what his plans are for the $450,000 he won, his company @StrappedMFG, take YOUR questions and even be joined by a former #ChallengeMania guest who just so happened to be close by!  At the end of the episode we reveal our NEXT GUEST but let us know who you want to hear after that! Follow us on twitter and tell your favorite Challenge stars you want to hear them on the podcast! #ChallengeAccepted
Jan 16, 2018
Ep. 12: TJ Lavin
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by TJ Lavin. The face of #TheChallenge brings his voice to #ChallengeMania as we are joined by the one and only TJ LAVIN (@TJLavin). You guys have been begging for TJ but not only is this what you've been asking for, this is an interview you won't hear anywhere else. Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) talk to the BMX Legend and #MTV mainstay about why #Dirty30 was almost his last Challenge, what made him come back for #TheChallengeVendettas, whether he watches the show, what his social relationship with contestants is like, the worst quitters he's ever seen and much more! If you need more TJ, check out HIS Podcast w/ Forrest Griffin also on Itunes called ANYHING GOES! Let Derrick and Scott know who you want to hear next, even though TJ will be hard to top! #ChallengeAccepted
Jan 11, 2018
Ep. 11: Tori Deal
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Tori Deal. If you're not a fan of this #Dirty30 Finalist and former #AreYouTheOne star joining us on the show this week...three words: #DEALWithIt Tori Deal (@Tori_Deal) is one of the most talked about #Challenge stars today. She made it to the finals on #Dirty30, she filled in for a disqualified competitor on #ChampsVsStars and it was just revealed in the season trailer last week that she'll be making a buzz-worthy surprise appearance on #TheChallengeVendettas!  Tori drops by #ChallengeMania to talk to Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about how she got cast on #AreYouTheOne, along with a surprise appearance by a life-long fan of #TheChallenge who convinced her to initially try out. We get the scoop on Tori and Jordan and learn about more of the fallout between Tori and her ex, Derrick H. Tori and OUR Derrick reminisce about the final they competed against each other in, Tori weighs in on the Cara Maria Vs Kailah debate, the guys learn about her music career and much much more! Plus, Scott and Tori close the show with a very special voice battle that you will need to hear to believe. Make sure to follow everyone on Twitter and let Derrick and Scott know who YOU want to hear on #ChallengeMania next! #ChallengeAccepted
Jan 09, 2018
Ep. 10: Brad Fiorenza
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Brad Fiorenza. For our 10th episode, we had to bring in a HEAVY HITTER! Just like our host Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV), Brad Fiorenza (@BradFiorenza) is one of the most popular competitors in the history of The Challenge, and someone who took a lengthy break away from the show. Brad is BACK on #TheChallengeVendettas and was one of the stars of Tuesday's premiere episode, immediately cozying up with Britni Thornton (@BritniNicol) from Are You The One, someone Derrick knows pretty well also ;-)  Brad joins Derrick & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about his time away from the show, what it means to be back, his experience on Vendettas, how the game was changed, some of his famous eliminations on past seasons, Leroy, Bananas, his relationship with Britni and her past endeavors with Derrick and to take YOUR QUESTIONS! To be a part of the show and ask questions to future guests or to let the guys know who YOU want to hear on #ChallengeMania next, follow them on Twitter @DerrickMTV & @SHOTOFYAGER and who knows, maybe you'll see your #ChallengeAccepted
Jan 05, 2018
Ep. 9: Aneesa Ferreira & Michelle Waterson
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Aneesa Ferreira & UFC Star Michelle Waterson. Aneesa Ferreira (@AneesaMTV) is simply put, a Challenge legend! She has made countless fans over the years with her never-say-die efforts, unapologetic approach to social politics and endless array of memorable moments. Her legend grew even larger this past week on #ChampsVsStars when she exited the show after being eliminated by UFC star Michelle Waterson (@KarateHottieMMA) in a competition that put the two women head-to-head in what could only be considered Michelle's element, inside of a cage. Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) are joined by BOTH ladies to discuss the memorable elimination and what it meant for both of them to collide on the Challenge stage. Michelle, who is a lifelong Challenge fan, tells the guys what it was like competing on the show, how she got involved, just how close Aneesa came to stopping her, what Challenge vets she feels would stand a chance in the Octagon, who she wants to face next in the UFC, thoughts on Cyborg and Holly Holm and much more!  Then it's time to put Aneesa in the hot sheet, and she sheds light on other Challenge issues and takes YOUR questions, including some about Veronica, Cara Maria, Vendettas predictions and more! This is a jam-packed episode that you do NOT want to miss! It's the first show of 2018 and if this is any sign of what is to come this year, it is a good one! Let the guys know who YOU want to hear next on #ChallengeMania and hopefully you will see your #ChallengeAccepted! Remember to tag your favorite competitors and let them know that you enjoyed them on the show, or that you hope to see them in the hot seat next!
Jan 02, 2018
Ep. 8: Kailah Casillas
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Kailah Casillas. Without a doubt our most controversial guest yet, Kailah Casillas (@Kailah_Casillas) joins us to discuss being a polarizing figure in the Challenge world and what makes her tick. Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) ask her about her #Vendetta with Cara Maria, confronting Veronica on #Dirty30, her alliance with Jenna, how she got cast for The Real World, her football background, YOUR Twitter questions and much more!  The guys know they might take a little bit of heat for giving one of the most blunt and outspoken young #Challenge competitors an outlet to stir the pot, but with #TheChallengeVendettas on the horizon they couldn't pass up an opportunity to end #FIGHTWEEK with a bang! Kailah's boyfriend Mikey (@IamMikeyP) also joins the show to talk about what it's like being home while your loved one is competing in a Challenge, how he knows Floyd Mayweather, what his ties to the reality world are and more. Last but not least, ANOTHER surprise guest joins the show to share some wisdom from years and years of dedicated Challenge viewing. This is sure to be the most talked about episode of #ChallengeMania ever! Let the guys know who YOU want to hear next! #ChallengeAccepted
Dec 28, 2017
Ep. 7: Darrell Taylor
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Darrell Taylor. As 2017 comes to a close and the holiday season is behind us, what better way for #ChallengeMania to give a gift to all the awesome #ChallengeManiacs out there than to bring in one of the best to ever do it, former 4-time champ (plus 1x Champs Vs Pros Winner) Darrell Taylor (@MTVRRDarrell)!  The ultimate fan-favorite Darrell joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about his long and storied career on #TheChallenge, including his wins, losses, regrets, dream opponents and much more! We took YOUR questions on Twitter and ask Darrell about the craziest people and moments he's come in contact with in his many appearances on the show, his Challenge legacy, his notorious altercation with Brad that may have cost him a 5th victory, whether he plans on catching Bananas' record, who HIS Vendetta would be and much more! This is part 1 of what we are calling #FIGHTWEEK to lead up to #ChallengeVendettas premiering January 2nd on MTV!! We promise, it will not dissapoint and will live up to the name! Kaiilah (@Kailah_Cassilas) is up next but follow Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) on Twitter and let them know who YOU want to hear on #ChallengeMania in future weeks! #ChallengeAccepted
Dec 26, 2017
Ep. 6: Ask D Anything
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Time for some serious Q&A! Our first few episodes have been jam-packed with amazing guests and our next few episodes are going to deliver some guests that are even bigger, but in this episode, we decidided to put our host Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) in the hot seat to answer YOUR questions! Scott Yager (@SHOTOFYAGER) grills Derrick on issues and inquiries straight from the minds and hearts of our faithful listeners and trust us...IT...GETS...GOOD! Follow the guys on twitter @DerrickMTV and @SHOTOFYAGER and tell us who you want to hear on the show next!! #ChallengeAccepted
Dec 19, 2017
Ep. 5: Hunter Barfield
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Hunter Barfield. Hunter Barfield (@HBarfield13) only has two Challenges under his belt, #Invasion and #Dirty30, but he had top finishes in both of them, and if it wasn't for a wrist injury, he might have even been in the #ChallengeXXX Finals.  One of the most talked about and dangerous young competitors in the game stops by #ChallengeMania to tell us about his journey from start to finish, beginning with the story of how he came to be cast on Are You The One, what his thoughts on being a Challenge competitor were from the start, what it was like being on Invasion of the Champions and whether or not he was fooled by the twist, getting thrown into elimination BY Derrick and whether or not the wrist injury his suffered cost him the #Dirty30 title. Derrick (@DerrickMTV) asks Hunter about getting in the middle of his altercation with Nelson, what it was like being his roommate, and how he felt about him at the start of #Dirty30. Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) relays some questions from Twitter including whether Hunter felt like Ashley was using him during their fling on Invasion, if he thinks his wrist injury cost him the #Dirty30 Finals, and what in the name of God he is doing to sport that physique.  As always, Subscribe, rate and review the show and if you know a friend who loves The Challenge, CHALLENGE them to give #ChallengeMania a listen and try not to get hooked. Follow the guys on Twitter and let Derrick and Scott know who YOU want to hear on the show next and tell your favorites they need to hop into the hot seat! #ChallengeAccepted
Dec 14, 2017
Ep. 4: Jemmye Carroll
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Jemmye Carroll. We have had some hard-hitting guests in our first 2 weeks but no one has stirred up more buzz on social media than the lady on the line for Episode 4, Challenge Veteran Ms. Jemmye Carroll! Jemmye (@JustJem24) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss #ChallengeXXX #Dirty30 and the upcoming season of #ChallengeVendettas. Jemmye walks us through a previously un-aired, never-before-seen prank from #Dirty30 where the guys took advantage of her well-documented fear of ketchup and got pranks band for the rest of the shoot. She answers some Twitter questions and tells us who the most overrated players on #ChallengeXXX were and who she felt got an edit that strays from their real-life character. We even read a question sent in from a #Challenge alum and player on the upcoming #Vendettas season!  She explains what we see of her in the red hot #ChallengeVendettas trailer that dropped last week and breaks down the new castmembers one-by-one, sharing her thoughts on each of the unknown additions from Big Brother and the MTV UK shows!  As always, Jemmye pulls no punches and is without a doubt our most candid guest yet! She shares her thoughts on quite a few of the Challenge competitors and to find out who, you're just going to have to listen! If you like the podcast, be sure to Subscribe, rate, review, and Challenge your friends to do the same! Follow Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) on Twitter and let them know who YOU want to hear on #ChallengeMania next! #ChallengeAccepted
Dec 12, 2017
Ep. 3: Shawne Merriman
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by NFL Star Shawne Merriman. With the worlds of the NFL and The Challenge intersecting yet again this week, as Terrell Owens made waves by quitting on his stars team on The Challenge Champs Vs Stars, who better to join Derrick & Scott than former NFL Linebacker and a former MTV Challenge Vs Pros competitor, "Lights Out" Shawne Merriman (@ShawneMerriman)! Shawne drops by to talk about his experience on the debut season of Challenge Champs Vs Pros, his feud with CM Punk, which Challenge champs he was impressed by, what he thinks he TO quitting on The Challenge this week and some good old fashion football talk! Find out what The Challenge is like from a real-deal former NFL Pro Bowler's perspective!  Follow Shawne on twitter @SHAWNEMERRIMAN and his awesome clothing line @LightsOutBrand! They make some really good looking gear! Get your hands on some for the holidays!    After that, Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) puts Derrick (@DerrickMTV) on the spot and asks him straight up if he is on the upcoming season of #ChallengeVendettas, something a lot of fans are wondering after the shocking trailer that premiered on Tuesday. Is that Derrick you hear? Is that Derrick you see!? Scott tries to find out!  As always, the guys know who you want to to hear next on #ChallengeMania and let @TerrellOwens know that you want to hear HIS side of what happened on #ChampsVsStars and hopefully we get the #ChallengeAccepted by the future Hall of Famer. Nothing but respect for TO as an all time great of the gridiron.
Dec 08, 2017
Ep. 2: Tony Raines
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Tony Raines. Tony Raines (@T_Raines33) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about the brewing feud between the so-called #YoungBucks in their 20's and the grizzled old vets in their 30's. We learn about Tony and Derrick's interactions on #ChallengeXXX, Derrick's shameless support of Darrell during his elimination round with Tony, some scenes that you didn't see on TV like a secret dinner and much more! Tony discusses the unfortunate incidents involving both he and his brother and by the end of the show the guys break into a full on #20sVs30s Draft! Tony and Derrick each pick three guys and three girls they would want to go to war with. The guys asked you who you wanted to hear on #ChallengeMania and Tony was at the very top of your list. Who better to be the first ever guest on Challenge Mania than the guy who made it all the way to the final challenge on his fourth Challenge season, #Dirty30, only to lose to our very own Derrick Kosinski. #ChallengeAccepted The sound quality of this episode might be a little below our standard but we wanted to make sure to get you guys the episode on time on #TonyTuesday so thanks for bearing with us on the audio. The podcast itself pulls absolutely no punches and #Challenge fans should enjoy this head-to-head-to head with one of the most exciting and polarizing young players in the MTV Challenge Universe that is LOADED with inside info and stuff you don't see on TV!  Remember to follow everyone on twitter @DerrickMTV, @SHOTOFYAGER and @T_Raines33 and let the guys know who you want to hear on #ChallengeMania next! We love to hear from you!  #ChallengeAccepted
Dec 05, 2017
Ep. 1: We're Back!
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You guys asked for it and your Challenge was accepted! #ChallengeAccepted Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) is back after coming in second on MTV's The Challenge: Dirty 30 and he is joined once again by his old podcast partner in crime, Scott Yager (@SHOTOFYAGER), to talk everything in the Challenge universe. Each week the guys will break down any news and new episodes in the world of MTV's The Challenge but they will also be laying down the gauntlet, and making their own Challenges to each and every past, present and future castmember of The Challenge to come on Challenge Mania and let their fans behind the curtain and into their heads to talk about anything, everything and everyONE. In this debut episode of Challenge Mania, Scott treats Derrick the way the guys are going to treat future guests, picking his brain and asking the hard-hitting questions you want to hear about Derrick's first Challenge experience in seven years on Dirty 30!  Find out about Derrick's highlights, lowlights, hookups, fights, friends, foes, what it felt like to finally be asked back to the show he helped build...and how it felt to have to wait months and months to find out if he came in first, second or third. The guys then talk about the current season of Challenge: Champs vs Stars and preview what is to come on the Challenge Mania podcast, explain why it's being called #CHALLENGEMANIA and much more! Follow Derrick on twitter @DerrickMTV and Scott @SHOTOFYAGER and let the guys know who you want to hear on the show. Let your favorite castmembers know you want to hear them on #ChallengeMania and hopefully it will be #ChallengeAccepted in weeks to come! Send in your questions, comments and feedback and remember to subscribe and rate us on iTunes!
Nov 29, 2017