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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. 90: Tori Hall

12/13/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Tori Hall. Tori Hall (@ToriFiorenza) is a two-time Challenge Champion. She joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about how she got started on Road Rules, why her season, Viewers Revenge, should not be considered an actual season, what memories she has of her time on The Challenge, why she and her then husband Brad walked away from the show and what it was like seeing Brad make his return after all these years. Tori sheds...

Duration:02:16:10

Ep. 89: Jasmine Reynaud

12/10/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Jasmine Reynaud. Jasmine was always a fan favorite since her big personality made her stand out on her debut season of Real World: Cancun. She has remained a favorite of Challenge fans over the years with her commentary on social media. Now a mother of two, Jasmine still keeps up with the show, and as she tells Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER), still has ambitions of returning to the game. Jasmine joins us for a fun chat about The...

Duration:01:48:03

Ep. 88: Tony Proposes!

12/6/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are once again joined by the newly engaged Tony Raines. Normally we wouldn't have a guest on so soon after their last appearance. Unless they're Cara Maria. Just kidding. But in all seriousness, Tony popped the biggest question of his life when he proposed to his then girlfriend, now fiancé, Alyssa Giacone, at The Final Reckoning Reunion. Now, this was taped back in October, but since it hadn't aired, the last time Tony was on the show, he was hesitant to go...

Duration:01:58:29

Ep. 87: Faith Stowers

12/3/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Faith Stowers. Faith Stowers (@FaithStowers) made her way onto her rookie season of The Challenge this year by way of Vanderpump Rules and Ex on the Beach. She drops by Challenge Mania to tell Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) how she went from serving in the military to a career on Bravo and MTV. She tells us how one gets on Vanderpump Rules and whether any of those folks would cut it on The Challenge. She explains her relationship...

Duration:01:35:09

Ep: 86: One Year Anniversary

11/29/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager celebrate Challenge Mania's One Year Anniversary with multiple guests! It's been exactly one year since we posted our first episode of Challenge Mania. This is our 86th episode in that span and that does not even include all of the bonus content over at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania In this special episode, we talk about the Final Reckoning reunion, and Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) are joined by the people who make this show possible, YOU...

Duration:03:09:26

Ep 85: FINAL Reckoning Review

11/26/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager break down The Final Reckoning Finale! No guest today! For those of you asking for our initial thoughts on last week's BONKERS finale, here they are! The season that started in early July has finally come to a close, and a controversial close at that. Even though Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) is in New Zealand, he couldn't resist hooking up with Derrick (@DerrickMTV) to begin to dive into what will likely be a multi-week conversation about the season and the final that...

Duration:01:23:59

Ep. 84: Adam King

11/18/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Adam King. Adam King (@AdamKingMTV) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss his time on the Challenge, why he feels bad about his performance Rivals, whether he still watches the show, why he wants back on and what music mogul is currently his boss. Poshmark is giving users $5 off their first purchase with the code CHALLENGEMANIA Brooklinen is giving Maniacs $20 OFF and FREE SHIPPING at www.Brooklinen.com/Mania - They...

Duration:01:19:34

Ep. 83: Your Questions!

11/13/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager take YOUR QUESTIONS! We don't have a guest this week, so we get to have fun and spend some time diving into great questions from social media and from our Challenge Mania patrons. This episode was taped shortly before Scott left for New Zealand on 11/10. Towards the end of the episode, we include a clip from a previous Reckoning Review, which is our Patron-Only Bonus Podcast Series where we talk about The Challenge episode from that week over at...

Duration:01:48:07

Ep. 82: Nelson Thomas

11/7/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Nelson Thomas. FINALLY! TYB is IN the building! Nelson Thomas (@MTV_NellyT) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss he and Shane's stellar run on The Final Reckoning, their last couple losses down the stretch and whether he has any regrets, whether he was surprised Derrick wasn't his Vendetta or partner, if he would have taken the money from Shane had they made they final, why he has a beef with Marie Roda, what his current...

Duration:01:52:30

Ep. 81: Devin Walker Returns

10/30/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Devin Walker. Devin Walker (@MTVDevinWalker) has been a guest on not one, but two of our recent live shows in both Boston and Washington, DC. He's always a great guest on the show and although it's a shame that this episode had to focus on what was far from his finest hour on last week's episode of The Final Reckoning, Devin manages to deliver once again, this time more with his honesty and accountability than his humor and wit. Devin joins...

Duration:01:48:46

Ep. 80: Melinda Collins Returns!

10/29/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Melinda Collins. Melinda Collins (@MelindaStolpMTV) returns to the show, this time for a special BONUS PODCAST that was initially exclusive to Patrons over at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania, where she joined Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for one of our "Reckoning Reviews". The podcast was so good and so long, Melinda was so great, and this episode of The Final Reckoning has remained such a hot topic that we have chosen to do...

Duration:02:17:11

Ep. 79: Tony Tells All

10/25/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Tony Raines. After that crazy episode of The Final Reckoning Tuesday, we had to go right to the source. Tony Raines (@T_Raines33) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to break down the altercations depicted on The Challenge this week. He opens up about his feelings about it now, how he felt about it then and reveals some of the stuff we didn't get to see as well. This is an episode you do NOT want to miss! If you want MORE talk...

Duration:01:39:32

Ep. 78: Rachel Robinson

10/22/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Rachel Robinson. One of the baddest women to ever play the game, Challenge and Road Rules OG Rachel Robinson (@Rachel_Fitness) joins the show to tell Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) what she's up to now, why it's so important to vote on 11/6, who she thinks the best female competitor of all time is besides herself, whether a Challenge in her future is a possibility, when the last time she was called was, why she stopped saying Yes...

Duration:02:02:40

Ep. 77: Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager

10/17/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by...nobody! It's 100+ minutes of the guys discussing their time in DC this past weekend, the elimination-heavy episode of The Final Reckoning from this week, the violent trailer for the next episode and more. Derrick (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) take YOUR QUESTIONS and even put together ideal casts for a future season of The Challenge. If this episode is up your ally, this is typically what we do over at www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and...

Duration:01:48:52

Ep. 76: Marie Returns!

10/10/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Marie Roda. One of our favorite guests, Marie Roda (@Marie_TBD) returns to the podcast on the heels of her biggest episode ever. Marie joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) as she breaks down that intense head butt/nudge scene with Sylvia, the touching moment she had with Cara in the deliberation booth, her Challenge performance, being turned on by the Lavender Ladies and more. Marie tells us who is "corny" in the Final Reckoning...

Duration:01:33:17

Ep. 75: Jenna Compono

10/5/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Jenna Compono. Jenna Compono (@JennaCompono) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss how she wound up on The Real World, the relationship that got her there, dealing with her recent injury, her friendships with Nany and Kailah, being in a very public relationship with Zach, watching him play out The Final Reckoning with Amanda, how she felt watching this past Tuesday's episode, what she thinks her threatening tweet might be...

Duration:01:57:53

Ep. 74: Johnny Bananas

9/26/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Johnny Bananas. The face of The Challenge franchise for close to a decade finally makes his much anticipated first appearance on Challenge Mania and it is a good one! Johnny (@JohnnyBananas) drops by for almost TWO HOURS to talk to Derrick (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about his new late-night show gig 1st Look on NBC, which premieres this Saturday after SNL and how it all came about. Then, Johnny discusses why he doesn't like the new crop...

Duration:02:13:33

Ep. 73: "The Gauntlet Queen" Sarah Greyson

9/20/2018
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Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by "The Gauntlet Queen" Sarah Greyson. If you blinked, you missed Sarah Greyson's (@TheGreySauce) run on The Challenge. It lasted one season, after she made her debut on Road Rules: Campus Crawl. But boy did she leave a mark. She was the first ever cast member to compete in an elimination and win. Her five elimination wins in a season are still tied for the single-season record. She is a Challenge Champ, having won the season of The Gauntlet. Her...

Duration:01:01:20

Ep. 72: Melinda Collins

9/18/2018
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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...

Duration:01:18:10

Ep 71: Ashley Mitchell Returns!

9/13/2018
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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...

Duration:01:56:20