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A podcast about America's 5th professional sport The Challenge. We are a spoiler free podcast that only discusses the episodes after they have premiered. It is hosted by Zac, Hannah, and Jake

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    • 4.2 • 18 Ratings

A podcast about America's 5th professional sport The Challenge. We are a spoiler free podcast that only discusses the episodes after they have premiered. It is hosted by Zac, Hannah, and Jake

    LACINYS (The Challenge USA Ep. 6)

    LACINYS (The Challenge USA Ep. 6)

    SHAQ & KOBE BRO

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    Thanks to all our Patrons so far: Aaron S., Alana T., Alex Z., Albert F., Alyssa E., Angela E., Austin D., Baker R., Becky, Bobbi Jo C., Brandi W., Brianne, Brittany R., Carol Z., Carrington C., Cassie A., Charlotte S., Connie M., Connor R., Crystal, Cynthia H., Daileen G., David H., Dawson I., Dena, Dianne T., Dylan B., Elda T., Erika F., Gabriel, Gary H., Greg H., Grimm, Hannah M., Heidi, Holeigh G., Holly, Idallys, Jalen S., Jamie R., JD, Jennifer A., Jennifer G., Jeyyy, Joe, Jordyn P., Joy M., Justee M., Kari S., Katelin S., Katie, Katherine V., Kayla, Kellie B., Kelsi C. Kelvin CHICO, Keri G., Kevin I., Kevin L., Lauren J., Lewis B., Lila, Lisa H., Liz, Logan H., Lola, Maggie, Maya K., Melvin B., Merrie R., Michele A., Mikey G., Miranda G., Miranda P., Neil D., Nicole, Nicole S., Nikki, Nina B aka NEEEEENS, Noah C., Paul B., Paul S. aka Stat Man Paul, Paula, Priscilla M., Rachael, Rachael A., Rachael O. Rebecca F., Robert, Robyn, Ross, Ryan S., Sabra M., Samantha T., Sarah, Sarah K., Saralyn F., Scott M., Sharon L., Shaun A., Shelby S., Shellye M., Sherif M., Tanner N., Tonya B., Tori C., Tori E., Tricia B., UptownDurrell, Valerie F., Valerie K., Veron+on, Will C.

    The Challenge: USA features cast members from CBS' reality shows: Big Brother, Love Island, Survivor and The Amazing Race.
    In February 2022, a new series of international seasons was announced to air later in the year. The series is expected to comprise four new editions of The Challenge which includes The Challenge: USA, along with three international versions for Australia, Argentina, the UK.. These local renditions are expected to be followed by a fifth series in which winners compete again on another season titled The Challenge: Global Championship, which is also expected to air on Paramount+.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Redemption House'd Ep. 28 (with Jake & Amanda)

    Redemption House'd Ep. 28 (with Jake & Amanda)

    We had a delay in recording our next recap for The Challenge USA so here is the FINAL podcast with Jake & his fiancé Amanda. If you like what you hear here, make sure to check out our Patreon and the back catalog of exclusive podcasts we have up on there.

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    Thanks to all our Patrons so far: Aaron S., Alana T., Alex Z., Albert F., Alyssa E., Angela E., Austin D., Baker R., Becky, Bobbi Jo C., Brandi W., Brianne, Brittany R., Carol Z., Carrington C., Cassie A., Charlotte S., Connie M., Connor R., Crystal, Cynthia H., Daileen G., David H., Dawson I., Dena, Dianne T., Dylan B., Elda T., Erika F., Gabriel, Gary H., Greg H., Grimm, Hannah M., Heidi, Holeigh G., Holly, Idallys, Jalen S., Jamie R., JD, Jennifer A., Jennifer G., Jeyyy, Joe, Jordyn P., Joy M., Justee M., Kari S., Katelin S., Katie, Katherine V., Kayla, Kellie B., Kelsi C. Kelvin CHICO, Keri G., Kevin I., Kevin L., Lauren J., Lewis B., Lila, Lisa H., Liz, Logan H., Lola, Maggie, Maya K., Melvin B., Merrie R., Michele A., Mikey G., Miranda G., Miranda P., Neil D., Nicole, Nicole S., Nikki, Nina B aka NEEEEENS, Noah C., Paul B., Paul S. aka Stat Man Paul, Paula, Priscilla M., Rachael, Rachael A., Rachael O. Rebecca F., Robert, Robyn, Ross, Ryan S., Sabra M., Samantha T., Sarah, Sarah K., Saralyn F., Scott M., Sharon L., Shaun A., Shelby S., Shellye M., Sherif M., Tanner N., Tonya B., Tori C., Tori E., Tricia B., UptownDurrell, Valerie F., Valerie K., Veron+on, Will C.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    CATFISH (The Challenge USA Ep. 5)

    CATFISH (The Challenge USA Ep. 5)

    Welcome to Catfish talk! Your home for all things CATFISH (regrettably Leo is included in this conversation too).

    Link to the soundtrack with my reading recommendation:
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    Thanks to all our Patrons so far: Aaron S., Alana T., Alex Z., Albert F., Alyssa E., Angela E., Austin D., Baker R., Becky, Bobbi Jo C., Brandi W., Brianne, Brittany R., Carol Z., Carrington C., Cassie A., Charlotte S., Connie M., Connor R., Crystal, Cynthia H., Daileen G., David H., Dawson I., Dena, Dianne T., Dylan B., Elda T., Erika F., Gabriel, Gary H., Greg H., Grimm, Hannah M., Heidi, Holeigh G., Holly, Idallys, Jalen S., Jamie R., JD, Jennifer A., Jennifer G., Jeyyy, Joe, Jordyn P., Joy M., Justee M., Kari S., Katelin S., Katie, Katherine V., Kayla, Kellie B., Kelsi C. Kelvin CHICO, Keri G., Kevin I., Kevin L., Lauren J., Lewis B., Lila, Lisa H., Liz, Logan H., Lola, Maggie, Maya K., Melvin B., Merrie R., Michele A., Mikey G., Miranda G., Miranda P., Neil D., Nicole, Nicole S., Nikki, Nina B aka NEEEEENS, Noah C., Paul B., Paul S. aka Stat Man Paul, Paula, Priscilla M., Rachael, Rachael A., Rachael O. Rebecca F., Robert, Robyn, Ross, Ryan S., Sabra M., Samantha T., Sarah, Sarah K., Saralyn F., Scott M., Sharon L., Shaun A., Shelby S., Shellye M., Sherif M., Tanner N., Tonya B., Tori C., Tori E., Tricia B., UptownDurrell, Valerie F., Valerie K., Veron+on, Will C.

    The Challenge: USA features cast members from CBS' reality shows: Big Brother, Love Island, Survivor and The Amazing Race.
    In February 2022, a new series of international seasons was announced to air later in the year. The series is expected to comprise four new editions of The Challenge which includes The Challenge: USA, along with three international versions for Australia, Argentina, the UK.. These local renditions are expected to be followed by a fifth series in which winners compete again on another season titled The Challenge: Global Championship, which is also expected to air on Paramount+.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    DOO DOO PIES (The Challenge USA Ep. 4)

    DOO DOO PIES (The Challenge USA Ep. 4)

    We are officially back on schedule with The Challenge USA and the night we planned to record. Also, we have a very special (brief) surprise guest tonight! Who could it be?!?!?! THE ANSWER MIGHT SHOCK YOU

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    Thanks to all our Patrons so far: Aaron S., Alana T., Alex Z., Albert F., Alyssa E., Angela E., Austin D., Baker R., Becky, Bobbi Jo C., Brandi W., Brianne, Brittany R., Carol Z., Carrington C., Cassie A., Charlotte S., Connie M., Connor R., Crystal, Cynthia H., Daileen G., David H., Dawson I., Dena, Dianne T., Dylan B., Elda T., Erika F., Gabriel, Gary H., Greg H., Grimm, Hannah M., Heidi, Holeigh G., Holly, Idallys, Jalen S., Jamie R., JD, Jennifer A., Jennifer G., Jeyyy, Joe, Jordyn P., Joy M., Justee M., Kari S., Katelin S., Katie, Katherine V., Kayla, Kellie B., Kelsi C. Kelvin CHICO, Keri G., Kevin I., Kevin L., Lauren J., Lewis B., Lila, Lisa H., Liz, Logan H., Lola, Maggie, Maya K., Melvin B., Merrie R., Michele A., Mikey G., Miranda G., Miranda P., Neil D., Nicole, Nicole S., Nikki, Nina B aka NEEEEENS, Noah C., Paul B., Paul S. aka Stat Man Paul, Paula, Priscilla M., Rachael, Rachael A., Rachael O. Rebecca F., Robert, Robyn, Ross, Ryan S., Sabra M., Samantha T., Sarah, Sarah K., Saralyn F., Scott M., Sharon L., Shaun A., Shelby S., Shellye M., Sherif M., Tanner N., Tonya B., Tori C., Tori E., Tricia B., UptownDurrell, Valerie F., Valerie K., Veron+on, Will C.

    The Challenge: USA features cast members from CBS' reality shows: Big Brother, Love Island, Survivor and The Amazing Race.
    In February 2022, a new series of international seasons was announced to air later in the year. The series is expected to comprise four new editions of The Challenge which includes The Challenge: USA, along with three international versions for Australia, Argentina, the UK.. These local renditions are expected to be followed by a fifth series in which winners compete again on another season titled The Challenge: Global Championship, which is also expected to air on Paramount+.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Heavy In Heart (The Challenge USA Ep. 3)

    Heavy In Heart (The Challenge USA Ep. 3)

    Back in the ol' Tennessee for the time being. We should be (hopefully) back on schedule going forward for at least the next couple weeks.

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    Thanks to all our Patrons so far: Aaron S., Alana T., Alex Z., Albert F., Alyssa E., Angela E., Austin D., Baker R., Becky, Bobbi Jo C., Brandi W., Brianne, Brittany R., Carol Z., Carrington C., Cassie A., Charlotte S., Connie M., Connor R., Crystal, Cynthia H., Daileen G., David H., Dawson I., Dena, Dianne T., Dylan B., Elda T., Erika F., Gabriel, Gary H., Greg H., Grimm, Hannah M., Heidi, Holeigh G., Holly, Idallys, Jalen S., Jamie R., JD, Jennifer A., Jennifer G., Jeyyy, Joe, Jordyn P., Joy M., Justee M., Kari S., Katelin S., Katie, Katherine V., Kayla, Kellie B., Kelsi C. Kelvin CHICO, Keri G., Kevin I., Kevin L., Lauren J., Lewis B., Lila, Lisa H., Liz, Logan H., Lola, Maggie, Maya K., Melvin B., Merrie R., Michele A., Mikey G., Miranda G., Miranda P., Neil D., Nicole, Nicole S., Nikki, Nina B aka NEEEEENS, Noah C., Paul B., Paul S. aka Stat Man Paul, Paula, Priscilla M., Rachael, Rachael A., Rachael O. Rebecca F., Robert, Robyn, Ross, Ryan S., Sabra M., Samantha T., Sarah, Sarah K., Saralyn F., Scott M., Sharon L., Shaun A., Shelby S., Shellye M., Sherif M., Tanner N., Tonya B., Tori C., Tori E., Tricia B., UptownDurrell, Valerie F., Valerie K., Veron+on, Will C.

    The Challenge: USA features cast members from CBS' reality shows: Big Brother, Love Island, Survivor and The Amazing Race.
    In February 2022, a new series of international seasons was announced to air later in the year. The series is expected to comprise four new editions of The Challenge which includes The Challenge: USA, along with three international versions for Australia, Argentina, the UK.. These local renditions are expected to be followed by a fifth series in which winners compete again on another season titled The Challenge: Global Championship, which is also expected to air on Paramount+.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    My Wife Kiki (The Challenge USA Ep. 1 & 2)

    My Wife Kiki (The Challenge USA Ep. 1 & 2)

    Life has been absolutely insane for Hannah and I the last two weeks so this is very delayed but we are back on schedule and will be good to go from here on out!

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    Thanks to all our Patrons so far: Aaron S., Alana T., Alex Z., Albert F., Alyssa E., Angela E., Austin D., Baker R., Becky, Bobbi Jo C., Brandi W., Brianne, Brittany R., Carol Z., Carrington C., Cassie A., Charlotte S., Connie M., Connor R., Crystal, Cynthia H., Daileen G., David H., Dawson I., Dena, Dianne T., Dylan B., Elda T., Erika F., Gabriel, Gary H., Greg H., Grimm, Hannah M., Heidi, Holeigh G., Holly, Idallys, Jalen S., Jamie R., JD, Jennifer A., Jennifer G., Jeyyy, Joe, Jordyn P., Joy M., Justee M., Kari S., Katelin S., Katie, Katherine V., Kayla, Kellie B., Kelsi C. Kelvin CHICO, Keri G., Kevin I., Kevin L., Lauren J., Lewis B., Lila, Lisa H., Liz, Logan H., Lola, Maggie, Maya K., Melvin B., Merrie R., Michele A., Mikey G., Miranda G., Miranda P., Neil D., Nicole, Nicole S., Nikki, Nina B aka NEEEEENS, Noah C., Paul B., Paul S. aka Stat Man Paul, Paula, Priscilla M., Rachael, Rachael A., Rachael O. Rebecca F., Robert, Robyn, Ross, Ryan S., Sabra M., Samantha T., Sarah, Sarah K., Saralyn F., Scott M., Sharon L., Shaun A., Shelby S., Shellye M., Sherif M., Tanner N., Tonya B., Tori C., Tori E., Tricia B., UptownDurrell, Valerie F., Valerie K., Veron+on, Will C.

    The Challenge: USA features cast members from CBS' reality shows: Big Brother, Love Island, Survivor and The Amazing Race.
    In February 2022, a new series of international seasons was announced to air later in the year. The series is expected to comprise four new editions of The Challenge which includes The Challenge: USA, along with three international versions for Australia, Argentina, the UK.. These local renditions are expected to be followed by a fifth series in which winners compete again on another season titled The Challenge: Global Championship, which is also expected to air on Paramount+.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

D*par ,

Can you lay off of Hannah?

I really enjoy this podcast. It’s one of the better Challenge ones. Jake is hilarious and kind of oblivious, while Zach’s good at recapping and keeping the pod running smoothly. They balance each other out nicely. The one thing I don’t like is it often feels like Zach is being really dismissive of Hannah. He often shuts her down immediately when she offers an opinion or even a joke. More interaction with Hannah, rather than making it feel like she’s “the third wheel” would have earned 5 stars for me.

Mandy22ben ,

Amazing Challenge Podcast

This is definitely my favourite Challenge podcast out there. The 3 hosts are all unique in their own way, and have amazing banter. It is a joy to listen to. They all clearly love the show. I definitely recommend this podcast to anyone who loves The Challenge too!

BearzAreBearz ,

Dysfunctionally Charming

This podcast is the verbal equivalent of wrangling cats. Listening to zac try to keep jake and Hanna on topic is as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming. Zac talks about mtv’s the challenge and the other two talk about whatever comes to their minds and sometimes the words their saying are related to the focus of the podcast. There podcast often morphs into something like this.
Zac “Allright so bananas is in the elimination this week...”
jake “do you think Leroy likes crunchy or smooth peanut butter?”
Zac ”what? I mean I don’t know but anyway the elimination is called”
Hanna “I don’t really like breakfast food”
Zac “terrific so like I was saying bananas is up for elimination and he is up against Theo...”
jake “hey Zac what’s the name of that movie with the talking dogs in it”
Hanna “you mean charlottes web”
Zac “charlottes web was about a pig. But back on the challenege”
Hanna “there was a talking dog in that one two wasn’t there I’m going to look it up”
Zac “okay so like I was saying this is a big elimination and”
jake “it was Shawshank redemption I don’t know why I said the part about the talking dog”
Zac: *sigh*
Jake “I think he is probably a smooth peanut butter guy because he’s so smooth with the ladies”

This is the kind of edge of your seat commentary that keeps me coming back week after week! Love you guys and Zac if you ever want to start a podcast where you just talk about the challenge hit me up;) love you guys!

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