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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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Montana McGlynn.Montana McGylnn is as OG as it gets. We've been flooded with rookies this season, for obvious reasons...so we wanted to go WAY BACK. Montana joins us for a chat about Real World Boston, whether we'll be seeing them on Homecoming, how her Cast-Mates are doing, some Challenge memories and MORE!CHALLENGE MANIA IS COMING TO ST. LOUIS! Saturday, January 29th! Tickets at www.ChallengeMania.Live beginning THIS WEDNESDAY 10/27!www.ChallengeMania.ShopGet SPY GUYS every Wednesday at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) updates Maniacs on everything going on with Challenge Mania, Challenge Mania Live, shows that are running low on tickets, future guests and MORE!www.ChallengeMania.Live for TIXwww.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania for HALLOWEEN PARTYwww.ChallengeMania.Shop
Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) break down Episode 4 of Survivor 41, the big blindside, whether the merge is coming, if there are too many idols, who is getting a "winner's edit" and even go over some rules of the game that are not often discussed.www.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shop
Derrick Kosinski & Scot Yager are joined by Gabo.They also surprise him with a drop-in from his idol Mike The Situation.The Spies, Lies and Allies rookie drops by to discuss his time on The Challenge, his reality history in Hungary and Poland, why he looks up to Mike and MORE!www.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Melinda Collins & Gina Voge are BACK! Melinda was just announced as appearing on Season II of The Challenge: All Stars, so to celebrate, here is a favorite Blonde Moments episode!As always, these podcasts can get a bit mature..so proceed with caution. Not for kids.
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager break down the Premiere Date and Cast for All Stars Season 2, coming to Paramount Plus on November 12th.See THREE of the All Stars Competing on SEASON 2 live at Challenge Mania Live SAN FRANCISCO on December 18th! Get your tix at www.ChallengeMania.Livewww.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.ChallengeMania.Shop
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Hughie Maughan.In part 2, Hughie speaks about his time on Big Brother, what being on Reality TV meant for him, making the transition to The Challenge, his time on Spies Lies and Allies and more!www.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shop
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by longtime Patron Anthony Sanchez, who is also one of the Moderators of the biggest & most beloved Challenge Facebook Group around. Anthony (@Sancheezmo215) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about why the Facebook Group was shut down (for now), what Challenger is responsible (sort of) and what new Challenge FB Group is taking the world by storm. All that plus his experiences at Challenge Mania shows, what he thinks of Spies, Lies and Allies and more.WANT TO BE FEATURED ON THE PODCAST!? Head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and join the Pod Squad today!SAN FRANCISCO TIX ON SALE! www.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shop - FREE SHIPPING TIL 10/17
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Hughie Maughan.Spies, Lies and Allies Rookie Hughie Maughan (@Hughie_Maughan) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss growing up in Ireland, his background, what he learned from his Challenge Cast-mates and to address some hurtful comments & posts from his past.This is Part I of a 2 part interview. Part II will include his Reality TV career and time on Spies, Lies and Allies. www.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shop
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Fessy Shafaat.Fessy (@FessyFitness) let his temper get the better of him last week on The Challenge and it cost him what could have been his season. He returns to Challenge Mania to walk Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) through the altercation with Josh, whether he thinks he should have been sent home, whether Josh should have been sent home too, what went wrong, Amanda, Amber and more! Plus his thoughts on Celebrity Net Fights and MORE!www.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.Brooklinen.com Code: MANIIAwww.Apostrophe.com Code CHALLENGE
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by SYRUS the Party Legend!Syrus (@SyrusMTV) turned 50 recently, if you can believe it. And to celebrate he threw the party of the season in LA. Sy drops by Challenge Mania to share the inside scoop with Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about how the party came about, why it almost didn't happen, who was there, what was up with the Johnny & Paulie love fest & MUCH MORE!www.BlackDesignerClothing.comwww.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Craig Howard.Meet the Patrons is our Bonus Podcast series where we interview valued members of our Pod Squad Community! A longtime Maniac, Craig Howard won the 2020 Challenge Mania Halloween Party Costume Contest with his "Craiga Maria" getup. He's also been to our Atlanta Live show and almost all of our Zooms. In this episode he shares some life experiences, candid Challenge thoughts and the guys even let it slip where the next Challenge Mania Live will be! If YOU want to be ON the podcast some day, consider joining THE POD SQUAD!Do that at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shop
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Tacha Akide.Tacha (@Symply_Tacha) is one of the most popular rookies The Challenge has seen in quite some time. With her millions of dedicated followers known as Titans, she brought a ton of energy into Spies, Lies and Allies and her season was sadly cut short. We however get her full story, both of her past, her time on Big Brother and of course debuting on The Challenge! She joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss her feud with Tori, why she has her blocked, whether she wants to return to The Challenge, who she got along with, whether it was tough to navigate the game as a rookie AND MORE!www.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.MagicSpoon.com/Challengewww.HelloFresh.com/ChallengeMania14
Enjoy the Premiere of our Bonus Podcast Series, SPY GUYS! This is what we do every week over at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania for our Maniac-Level Patrons & Above. We break down each episode of Spies, Lies and Allies in detail as soon as it airs. This episode is from the Premiere Week back on August 11th. We cover both the premiere and the special intro episode that aired before. Consider becoming a Patron for more Spy Guys if you dig it! Enjoy THIS FREE SAMPLE!www.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shop
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Berna Canbeldek.Berna (@BernaCanbeldekk) is one of the few rookies on Spies, Lies and Allies who has managed to navigate some tough political waters, win an elimination and still have a season ahead of her. She joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss joining The Challenge, what season she was SUPPOSED to be on, why she is responsible for giving us a Challenge Champion, why she has issues with ladies in the house, whether CT is the partner for her and MORE!To hear us break down Spies, Lies and Allies every week and to vote for the Challenge Mania Hall of Fame...head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and join the Pod Squad!www.ChallengeMania.Live for TIX TO TAMPA!www.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.JoinHoney.com/Maniawww.Apostrophe.com/Challenge
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Isaac Stout.This interview was originally recorded in 2019. Re-live one our most popular episodes or check it out and find out why it is! www.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Corey Lay.Corey Lay (@CoreyLay) has certainly been a standout rookie on Spies, Lies & Allies. Voted into elimination 3 times in 4 weeks, he managed to win won, escape the other due to an injury to Tommy and come up just short to Hughie and Amber last week. Corey joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about using Challenge Mania to prep for the season, going off on Hughie, navigating the game as a rookie, his Reality background and MORE!www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania for SPY GUYS!www.ChallengeMania.Live for TIX TO TAMPAwww.ChallengeMania.Shop for HOODIES. It's getting to be that time.
Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) is joined by fellow Podcaster Logan Hedrich (@LoganHedrich) to break down AEW's EPIC ALL OUT PPV, which they attended together. They recorded this RIGHT AFTER returning to the hotel following the show and break down everything from the epic night; the matches, the surprises, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, Ruby Soho, Punk and whether this was the best show OF ALL TIME.www.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by JOHNNY BANANAS!Johnny Bananas (@JohnnyBananas) has been on the podcast many times! Never before though did we believe it was for research purposes on HIS END! Since we last spoke, Johnny has debuted his "Death, Taxes & Bananas" Podcast on the Ringer / Spotify Network and is 3 episodes deep! Subscribe to that podcast wherever you get your Podcast Needs Fulfilled! Johnny joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to explain what finally made him pick up the Podcast Mic, whether he enjoys the current season that he's covering, what he thinks of The Challenge's international expansion, All Stars, whether he wants to do All Stars AND MORE! www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania for BONUS PODCASTS like our Weekly Breakdown Episodes for The Challenge 37 called SPY GUYS!www.ChallengeMania.Shop for CHALLENGE MANIA SWAG!www.ChallengeMania.Live for Tix to our TAMPA LIVE SHOW on October 9th!www.Brooklinen.com for Comfy Sheets and use the code MANIA for $20 off $100 Purchases!
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Tracy Candela.Tracy Candela (@TracyCandela_Official) was sadly eliminated in Week 2 of Spies, Lies and Allies but got to represent Germany on the most international season of the show of all time! She joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about her time on the show, Love Island and MORE!www.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) breaks down the return of CM Punk, how it all went down and what it means for the future of AEW. Plus he goes into Summerslam, the returns of Becky & Brock, the unfortunate jobbing of Bianca Belair and more! Then, he reveals why the match of the weekend wasn't on either of those shows cause NXT Takeover gave us that on Sunday night.Get THE HEEL WORLD swag HERE: https://challengemania.threadless.com/designs/the-heel-worldScott's interview w/ WWE Archivist Ben Brown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGUZl1Hu8m8www.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.ChallengeMania.Live
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Ed Eason.Ed Eason (@Ed610_) replaced Nam on Spies, Lies and Allies and already has an elimination win under his belt! Many remember him from The Circle, where he played along side his mother! Ed joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about his background, joining The Challenge world, his place in the house, his elimination win and MORE!www.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania - Hear LAST WEEK'S BONUS POD WITH WES!www.ChallengeMania.Live - Still VIP TIX left for Tampa 10/9!
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Landon Lueck.*This iconic episode of Challenge Mania originally aired in September of 2018. If you haven't heard it, it is worth checking out because it is Landon's only appearance on the show so far...and even if you did hear it back then, it is interesting now through the lens of the new time we are in where Homecoming & All Stars are very real.www.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.HelloFresh.com/ChallengeMania14 for 14 Free Meals of America's Number One Meal Kit!
Scott talks all about his trip to the WWE Warehouse & discusses the massive week in wrestling!www.GoldinAuctions.com to bid on some of the amazing WWE pieces of history up for auction!www.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.ChallengeMania.Livewww.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Michaela Bradshaw.Michaela (@TheMichaelaB) played on 2 seasons of Survivor back to back and has been rumored to make The Challenge leap for quite some time. She finally did and appeared on Spies, Lies & Allies but sadly was part of the first team eliminated last week. She joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk Survivor, Jay, whether she wanted to play with him instead of Michele and Tommy, what went wrong, why the wrote "The List" and what it was for, what veterans she connected with AND MUCH MORE!www.ChallengeMania.Live for Tix to TAMPA on 10/9 with Mark & Jisela! More Guests TBA!Chicago on 9/4 is SOLD OUTwww.ChallengeMania.Shop has FREE SHIPPING over $45 until 8/22 AND $20 ON ALL TANKS!www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania is where to go for SPY GUYS, our Weekly Bonus Podcast breaking down every episode of The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allieswww.HelloFresh.com/ChallengeMania14 is giving you 14 FREE MEALS of America's Number One Meal Kit!
Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) discuss everything from last week's eviction of Whitney all the way up to this Thursday's eviction of Christian. This is a SPOILER FREE Podcast.www.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
Disclaimer that this week's true crime episode may be triggering for some, as Melinda (@MelindaStolpMTV) and Gina (@Yogi_Voge) discuss the brutal, horrific, and senseless murder of Shanda Sharer. But in their usual style they lighten it up first and discuss a mom who watches porn with her sons, people getting high on cat pee, a painful sounding penis cage, and a Floridaman hid his drugs in a place you'll never guess!! It's a classic BLONDE MOMENTS Episode, that as usual...IS NOT FOR KIDS.www.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shop
That's right. Fessy called out CT. For a fight. Listen to find out WHEN & WHERE.Scott Yager (@SHOTOFYAGER) recaps last Friday's Celebrity Net Fights PPV where Fessy, Kaycee & Jozea all picked up big wins! He breaks down all the POST FIGHT CALL-OUTS, including one fighter who called out Mark Long & Fessy, who flat out called out CT for a future boxing match.www.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shop
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Derek Chavez.Derek Chavez (@d.e.r.e.k.c) made his debut on Real World: Cancun and last appeared on Rivals II. He joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss his time on The Challenge, playing with D on Cutthroat, making an impact Rivals II, coming close to winning Battle of the Seasons and how up on the show he still is. He discusses the potential of returning for an All Stars or Homecoming season, how fun it was to see his cast-mate Jonna do well on All Stars Season 1 and MUCH MORE!www.ChallengeMania.Live for TIX - Tampa on October 9th!www.ChallengeMania.Shop for Swag!www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania for BONUS PODs every week on The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies!www.JoinHoney.com/MANIA for a FREE way to save money with Online Coupons!www.BetterHelp.com/MANIA for 10% off your first month of Online Counseling!Go to www.StatHero.com./CHALLENGE, sign up for FREE, and RIGHT NOW -you can get THREE TIMES back on your first play of this amazing Daily Fantasy Sports Game!
Scott finally figured out the perfect name for this podcast...THE HEEL WORLD!This week Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) discusses the latest batch of cuts and rumors, including Bray Wyatt, Ric Flair and Adam Cole. He discusses the new AEW / Upper Deck deal, the past 2 Dynamites, Summerslam and MORE! www.ChallengeMania.Livewww.ChallengeMania.Shop
This week Melinda (@MelindaStolpMTV) and Gina (@YogiVoge) reminisce on the ole' quarantine and what we all did to get through it! But first they talk "O Faces", a Victoria's secret Karen, a journalist who really took her job to the next level, and most importantly, they learn about the grapefruit method. You'll never look at a piece of citrus the same after learning about that one! *As always, this show is not for kids.www.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.ChallengeMania.Live
Scott & Lindsay break down Episodes 6-11 of Big Brother Season 23.If you love Big Brother, this is the Podcast for you! Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) will be checking in throughout the season and giving you SPOILER FREE (No Live Feed talk, and if so it will be saved for the very end of episodes and announced) breakdowns of the season, cast and episodes!In this episode they cover the evictions of Frenchie and Brent, Xavier's HOH style, who is looking good this season so far, Claire's big win, Christian's recent HOH Victory, whether The Cookout will stick together all season long and who will go home between Hannah and Whitney this week.www.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.ChallengeMania.Live
Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager take YOUR QUESTIONS about Season 37 of The Challenge!Season 37 Premieres on Wednesday, August 11th and you can watch it with Scott and your fellow Challenge Maniacs at our FREE VIEWING PARTY at Carraghers on 39th and 7th. Just email ChallengeManiaPodcast@gmail.com to RSVP.www.ChallengeMania.ShopNo better time to head to Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and become a Challenge Mania Patron than RIGHT NOW! We will have Weekly Bonus Podcasts covering Spies, Lies and Allies!www.ChallengeMania.Live for TIX TO TAMPA! VIP STILL AVAILABLE!Pick up the pace on your fitness journey with Fitbod today, and your future self will thank you. Get 25% off your membership at www.Fitbod.me/challenge
Did you know that THIS FRIDAY you can watch Kaycee, Josh, Fessy and other Challenge cast-members put on gloves and get IN THE RING!?They'll be taking on Big Brother Canada Cast along with their fellow Big Brother cast-mates Rockstar, Beast Mode Cowboy, Enzo, Jozea and more! Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) chats with Big Brother Canada's Peter Brown (@AlsoPeterBrown) about Celebrity Net Fights, for which he is serving as Executive Producer. The fights are on FiteTV this Friday 8/6 at 8pm for the reasonable price of $19.99. Scott will be watching them LIVE ON ZOOM with Maniac-Level Patrons and above at Patreon.com/ChallengeManiaHear how the fights came about, whether it was hard to put together, how Big Brother and The Challenge feel about them, what you can expect and more! You can also get tickets if you want to attend in Arlington, TX at www.CelebrityNetFights.comGet the FiteTV App today!