Archive for April 2018

Ep. 39: Cohutta Grindstaff

April 24, 2018 @ 2:23 am

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 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! 


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Ep. 38: Abram Boise

April 18, 2018 @ 11:01 pm

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

CONTEST #3: Become a patron. We will be selecting one patron at random to recieve a jersey sometime in May at



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Ep. 37: Emily Schromm Returns!

April 16, 2018 @ 11:14 pm

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

If you want even MORE #ChallengeMania, head over to 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! 



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Ep. 36: Michelle Waterson Returns!

April 13, 2018 @ 3:30 am

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



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Ep. 35: Devyn Simone

April 10, 2018 @ 1:32 am

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

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Ep. 34: Nicole Zanatta

April 4, 2018 @ 11:06 pm

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 including episode commentaries and much more!

The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is OPEN and you can now get MARK LONG GEAR! 


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Ep. 33: Mark Long Returns!

April 2, 2018 @ 11:43 pm

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 for access to bonus podcast episodes, added content, contests, raffles and more! 


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