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MTV Veteran Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) and actor & comedian Scott Yager (@SHOTOFYAGER) get the inside scoop from all the competitors on the hit reality competition show, The Challenge. Each episode is loaded with cast interviews, news & rumors and content you can't get anywhere else!

MTV Veteran Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) and actor & comedian Scott Yager (@SHOTOFYAGER) get the inside scoop from all the competitors on the hit reality competition show, The Challenge. Each episode is loaded with cast interviews, news & rumors and content you can't get anywhere else!
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MTV Veteran Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) and actor & comedian Scott Yager (@SHOTOFYAGER) get the inside scoop from all the competitors on the hit reality competition show, The Challenge. Each episode is loaded with cast interviews, news & rumors and content you can't get anywhere else!

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Ep. 145: Esther Falana

10/21/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Esther Falana. Esther Falana (@EstherFalana1) just completed her first season of The Challenge, not going down without a fight on War of the Worlds II. She volunteered to go into elimination and damn near almost beat Georgia, who has to be one of the toughest women on Team UK. Esther joins to show to tell Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) where she comes from, the show she started on in the UK (BK CHAT LDN), what it's like to be a...

Duration:01:36:13

Ep. 144: Mark Jansen

10/15/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Mark Jansen. Mark Jansen (@RealMarkJansen) has yet to appear on The Challenge. He played on Big Brother 19 and is one of the focal points of the current season of Ex on the Beach. But more importantly, he desperately wants to take on The Challenge. He's been watching every week and so he joined us to break down last week's episode of War of the Worlds II. This episode breaks down the episode that aired on Wednesday, October 9th. If you have not...

Duration:02:04:56

Ep. 143: Jordan Returns!

10/10/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Jordan Wiseley. Fresh off of a crazy episode of War of the Worlds II in which he gets into it with Turbo, Jordan (@Jordan_Wiseley) returns to the podcast to discuss his time on the season so far with Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and break down the altercation that almost tore Team USA apart. For MORE Challenge Mania included THE WAR ROOM, head to Patreon.com/ChallengeMania Head to www.ChallengeMania.Live for info on all of our...

Duration:01:23:14

Ep. 142: Bananas & Kyle

10/1/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Johnny Bananas & a Surprise Guest. Johnny Bananas (@JohnnyBananas) has been on the podcast before. This time it comes on the heels of a massive three-episode stretch in which Wes, Laurel and he went home on War of the Worlds II after deceptive inner-team turmoil & hard fought eliminations. Johnny joins us to break down this season & he also brings a Special Guest with him who stays for the entire show. This is a first time Challenge Mania guest...

Duration:01:50:13

Ep. 141: Frank Sweeney

9/25/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Frank Sweeney. Frank Sweeney (@FrankCSweeney) hasn't been on a full season of The Challenge since Free Agents. That seems crazy. We don't know about you, but he is still so fresh in our minds. Frank made a brief appearance as a mercenary on Vendettas recently, but other than that, his Challenge career consisted of 3 seasons, including a win on Battle of the Seasons, a second place finish on Rivals II and an medical ejection on Free Agents. Always...

Duration:01:57:54

Ep. 140: Ninja vs Laurel

9/19/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Ninja Natalie. After last night's controversial elimination victory of Laurel, Ninja Natalie (@Ninja_Natalie) has a lot to say & clear up for the doubters, detractors and any Challenge Maniacs are craving more info on what went into that epic changing of events. An in-depth look at one of the most memorable episodes in the history of The Challenge, Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) get to the bottom of just what went wrong..and what...

Duration:01:28:39

Ep. 139: Marlon Williams Returns!

9/18/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Marlon Williams. The Rivals II Finalist, Marlon Williams (@BlackZeusFit) returns to the podcast to break down episode 3 of War of the Worlds II with us! For MORE of The War Room head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania to get these bonus podcasts the night of each episode! For info and tickets for all of our upcoming live shows, including Philly on 10/13 and Chicago on 11/23, head to www.ChallengeMania.Live

Duration:01:43:06

Ep. 138: Idris Virgo

9/11/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Idris Virgo. Idris Virgo (@IdrisVirgo) got the classic rookie treatment in episode 1 of War of the Worlds II, getting thrown into elimination right out of the gate. Idris came out on top, defeating Sean in a pole-wrestling match that made Derrick's mouth water. Idris joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about how much he knew about The Challenge, whether he wants more after this season, who he liked and disliked this...

Duration:01:36:37

Ep. 137: JOSS RETURNS!

9/3/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Joss Mooney. The last time Joss Mooney (@Joss_Mooney) was on Challenge Mania, it was on the heels of his 2018 Elimination of the Year against our very own Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV). Much like we do almost every episode, we spent the majority of the chat covering that war. In the mean time, Joss came in second place on Final Reckoning, a season that was stolen from him depending on who you ask. Joss returns to the show to tell Derrick & Scott...

Duration:01:36:20

Ep. 136: Season Premiere Review

8/29/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager give Maniacs an hour-long preview of what they can get every week in THE WAR ROOM at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania To hear the rest of this podcast and all of our bonus content, become a Challenge Mania Patron Today! Get tickets to ALL of our Live Shows at www.ChallengeMania.Live GetQuip.com/MANIA is where you can score our favorite electric toothbrush! Head to Brumate.com and use the code MANIA for 15% off your first order! Stay tuned for our DRAFT KINGS...

Duration:01:13:24

Ep. 135: WES of the Worlds II

8/22/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by War of the Worlds Bronze Medalist, Weston Bergmann! Wes (@WestonBergmann) returns to the podcast with a special offer for Maniacs! He drops by to discuss her third place finish on War of the Worlds, the final and what he could have done differently, how he feels about his overall performance and more! He also tells Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) what to look for in the upcoming season of War of the Worlds II, which rookies should...

Duration:02:00:13

MANIA REWIND: Rogan O'Connor (May 2018)

8/20/2019
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By popular demand, due to his appearance on the cast list for War of the Worlds II...here is last year's podcast with ROGAN O'CONNOR, one of both Scott & Derrick's favorite episodes of all time. ENJOY! 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...

Duration:01:39:12

Ep. 134: Season 34 Cast Breakdown

8/12/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager break down all of the news just released about Season 34 of The Challenge, War of the Worlds II. They also break down the entire cast! For MORE Challenge Mania, including a full breakdown of the War of the Worlds II Trailer, an exclusive interview with an MTV Producer, A Bonus Fresh Meat Podcast AND Weekly Bonus Podcasts every Wednesday night once The Challenge is back on August 28th, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and become a MANIAC LEVEL...

Duration:01:47:48

Ep. 133: JOZEA

8/8/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Jozea Flores. Jozea (@Jossie_Flores) has been on 4 shows in the last couple years. After starting on Big Brother 18, he made his way onto The Challenge, appearing on Champs vs Stars and The Final Reckoning and after that he even made a stop on Ex on the Beach. That does not even count Big Brother Over the Top, which he almost got voted onto OR the original show he was initially cast for that ended up falling through. He joins Derrick...

Duration:01:31:06

BONUS EP: Wrestler & Actor DUSTIN RHODES

7/31/2019
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Scott Yager is joined by Wrestler & Actor, Dustin Rhodes. You may know him as Goldust. You may know him as "The Natural" Dustin Rhodes. Hopefully, a few years down the line...you also know him as an actor. Dustin is pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming an actor now that his wrestler career comes with a more flexible schedule. He is currently shooting a film called Cutter Bill (@CutterBillFilm) with director Brett Bentman (@BrettBentman). That flexible schedule comes from the fact that he...

Duration:01:17:13

BONUS EP: Big Brother 20's Scottie Salton

7/30/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Big Brother 20's Scottie Salton. This is not your average Challenge Mania Podcast. This is more like Big Brother Mania. This podcast is almost entirely about Big Brother Seasons 20 and 21. Scott Salton (@ScottiexxSalton) appeared on Big Brother 20 last summer and is an avid fan paying close attention to Big Brother Season 21 airing right now. He joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for a discussion about what makes Big Brother...

Duration:02:04:28

Ep. 132: Devin AND Marie

7/28/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Devin Walker & Marie Roda. Two of our Challenge Favorites, Devin Walker (@MTVDevinWalker) and Marie Roda (@Marie_TBD) are the latest to join Ex on the Beach. When they were announced as cast-members for this current season, Challenge Maniacs were elated, but also a tad confused. What makes these two Exes? Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) are here to find out and to put their "love" to the test! PLUS, we are joined by another...

Duration:01:38:25

Ep. 131: Ruthie Alcaide

7/25/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Ruthie Alcaide. You can't call yourself a fan of the Real World Franchise if you do not remember Ruthie (@PlanetRuthie) & Tech jumping into the pool naked on the first day of the Hawaii Season. Likewise, you can't call yourself a longtime fan of The Challenge without an appreciation for Ruthie's short stint on the show. Ruthie joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to take a trip down memory lane, explain how she got into TV...

Duration:02:12:19

Ep. 130: Isaac Stout

7/21/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Isaac Scout. Isaac Stout (@SometimesIsaac) made his debut on Real World: Sydney & appeared on two seasons of The Challenge. What few people know is that he also spent one day on Big Brother UK as well. This is unlike any podcast episode we have ever done. Isaac is a rare breed. He joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for an interview that is ultimately just a few stories. But each of these stories is filled with twists, turns and...

Duration:02:08:38

Ep. 129: Tovah Marx

7/14/2019
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Real World Atlanta's Tovah Marx. Whether you've been watching Real World Atlanta or not, you're going to want to get to know Tovah Marx (@TovahMarx). She is kind enough to share her emotional story with Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and discuss her time in Atlanta, her aspirations to one day go on The Challenge, her relationship with Marie & MUCH MORE! For info on ALL of our live dates, including Las Vegas on August 3rd, where...

Duration:02:22:01