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 www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania 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 www.ChallengeManiaPodcast.com for access to bonus podcast episodes, added content, contests, raffles and more! 

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Ep. 32: Leroy Garrett

March 30, 2018 @ 12:48 am

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! 


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Ep. 31: Syrus Yarbrough

March 27, 2018 @ 12:00 am

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! 

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Ep. 30: Ashley Mitchell

March 21, 2018 @ 2:22 am

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! 

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Ep. 29: Kam Williams

March 18, 2018 @ 11:53 pm

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 

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Ep. 28: Cara Maria Returns Part II

March 16, 2018 @ 12:56 am

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


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Ep. 27: Cara Maria Returns Part I

March 14, 2018 @ 5:12 pm

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


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Ep. 26: Devin Walker

March 9, 2018 @ 4:56 pm

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

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Ep. 25: Britni Nicol

March 6, 2018 @ 1:04 am

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 

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