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MTV Star Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) & actor / comedian Scott Yager (@SHOTOFYAGER) dive head first into the MTV Challenge universe, interviewing past, present and future contestants, breaking down Challenge news and episodes, and laying down new challenges to anyone and everyone.

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MTV Star Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) & actor / comedian Scott Yager (@SHOTOFYAGER) dive head first into the MTV Challenge universe, interviewing past, present and future contestants, breaking down Challenge news and episodes, and laying down new challenges to anyone and everyone.

    Ep. 202: Cousin Jamie Banks

    Ep. 202: Cousin Jamie Banks

    Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Cousin Jamie Banks.

    Jamie Banks (@Banksy878) did something few can claim to have ever done. He won The Challenge during his rookie season, Bloodlines. He did alongside his Cousin, Cara Maria...earning the nickname "Cousin" after being referred to almost exclusively as such during the season. He went on to return for Rivals III and hasn't been on the show since but boasts an elimination record of 3-1. He just got married and continues to work as a Corrections Officer at the Sergeant Level in New Hampshire. He stops by to talk to Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about Bloodlines, getting cast, psych-tests, facing CT in an elimination, whether he'd return and much more! 

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    • 2 hrs 20 min
    Ep. 201: Ace Amerson

    Ep. 201: Ace Amerson

    Derrick Kosinski and Scott Yager are joined by Ace Amerson.

    We've had this Ace up our sleeve for a while! After making his debut on Real World Paris, Ace went on to appear on 4 seasons of The Challenge. On THREE of those seasons, he played with or against Derrick (@DerrickMTV). Ace reconnects with his old friend to share stories with him & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) that cover everything from the Playboy Mansion, to why he thinks The Challenge stopped calling, whether he's ready to return, what magical spring he is watching over and MORE!

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    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Ep. 200: Casey Cooper

    Ep. 200: Casey Cooper

    Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Casey Cooper.

    In less than 3 years as a podcast we have reached out 200th Episode! That is not including a dozen Bonus Podcasts here and hundreds of additional podcasts at Patreon.com/ChallengeMania

    Who better to join us for this benchmark episode than the delightful Casey Cooper (@Case_Coop) who debuted on Fresh Meat and entertained Maniacs on 4 seasons of The Challenge. Casey joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about how she became Fresh Meat, how she and Wes revealed spoilers live on the radio, who she liked and didn't like seeing on the show, thoughts on The Ruins, Gauntlet III, Big Brother and MORE!

    Casey will be BACK with us LIVE ON ZOOM For Duels an Ghouls, where we will also be joined by Duel standouts Jodi and Nehemiah. You can be a part of the action and come hang with all of us on Saturday, October 24th but heading to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and becoming a Diesel Level Patron!

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    • 2 hrs 23 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Big Brother All-Star Nicole Anthony

    BONUS EPISODE: Big Brother All-Star Nicole Anthony

    Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Nicole Anthony.

    Nicole Anthony (@StrongIslandNI2) came in 3rd on Big Brother Season 21, winning America's Favorite Player in the process. She was invited back this next season to participate on Big Brother All Stars where sadly, she was a second houseguest evicted. Nicole joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about Podcast about Big Brother and the The Challenge, share her experiences from both BB21 and BB22, make predictions for the rest of the season, discuss how Covid made this process different from last year's, discuss the issues with racial insensitivity that have plagued the show recently and much MORE!

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    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Ep. 199: Jon Brennan

    Ep. 199: Jon Brennan

    Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Jon Brennan.

    With the We Want OGs movement taking over The Challenge world these days, why not go back to one of the true OGs of MTV, The Real World and The Challenge...Real World Los Angeles' JON BRENNAN (@JonBrennan_Com). Jon joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss being cast for Real World, getting to know Dave Chappelle, his housemates, his music career, his love of Pro Wrestling, his 3 seasons of The Challenge AND MORE!

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    • 2 hrs 20 min
    Ep. 198: The Miz & Gauntlet II

    Ep. 198: The Miz & Gauntlet II

    Derrick Kosinki & Scott Yager induct The Miz into the Challenge Mania Hall of Fame with the help of Mark Long. The Miz gives an acceptance speech for the ages. Hear it all!

    Then, it's a massive 2-hour deep dive into THE GAUNTLET II and this is only part 1 of our 3 part Bonus Series. The other two parts are available at Patreon.com/ChallengeMania but you can hear Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) get into the theme, the format, the cast and the differences between The Challenge all the way back in Season 11 and today in this podcast!

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    • 2 hrs 37 min

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