242 episodes

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.

Challenge Mani‪a‬ Challenge Mania

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

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. 220: Emilee Fitzpatrick

    Ep. 220: Emilee Fitzpatrick

    Scott Yager is joined by Emilee Fitzpatrick.

    Emilee (@IWantMyEMTV) debuted on Real World: Cancun and went on to appear on Cutthroat and Free Agents. What many don't know is that she came very close to appearing on Invasion and even flew out as an alternate. Emilee joins Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to discuss why Hooters has produced so many MTV cast-members over the years, what her experiences on her 3 shows were like, what Challenge Flights are like, how she wound up in CT & Johnny Hickey's film Habitual and much more!
    **Please note at the 32 minute mark there is a brief discussion (about 6 minutes) that involves self-harm that may be triggering for some.

    For MORE Challenge Mania, including DOUBLE TROUBLE, our weekly recap show for Double Agents, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania
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    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Ep. 219: Ryan Kehoe

    Ep. 219: Ryan Kehoe

    Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Ryan Kehoe.

    Ryan Kehoe made his debut on Fresh Meat and went on to appear on SIX seasons of The Challenge, last appearing on Fresh Meat II. He has been someone off the grid for a while so it was an absolute thrill to catch up with him and see what he's been up to. Ryan sits down with Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about his time on The Challenge, the relationship he had with an OG before he even got on the show, what his favorite moments were, whether he saw the rise of Johnny Bananas coming and MUCH MORE!

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Ep. 218: Josh Martinez

    Ep. 218: Josh Martinez

    Scott Yager is joined by Josh Martinez.

    Fresh off of his first elimination win over Mechie on Double Agents, JOSH MARTINEZ (@JOSHMBB19) returns to Challenge Mania to discuss a variety of topics with Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER). He explains why he almost wasn't on this season, who his friends are in the house outside of the Big Brother alliance, what the aftermath of his fight with Devin was, how he feels about the way he's viewed by Challenge Fans and MUCH MORE!

    To hear a FULL BREAKDOWN of this week's episode of Double Trouble with Big Brother 21's KEMI FAKUNLE & last week's episode with WES BERGMANN, head to www.Patreon.com/ChallengeMania and become a Maniac-Level Patron! DOUBLE TROUBLE EVERY WEDNESDAY!

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Stat Guy Greg of ESPN's Cheap Heat Podcast

    BONUS EPISODE: Stat Guy Greg of ESPN's Cheap Heat Podcast

    Scott Yager is joined by "Stat Guy" Greg Hyde (@StatGuyGreg) of ESPN's Cheap Heat Podcast for a lengthy chat about Wrestling and Reality TV. Greg is not only Co-Host of one of the most popular wrestling podcasts around with his partner Peter Rosenberg, he is also a DIE HARD Reality TV fan. This is the Challenge Mania / Cheap Heat Crossover event that many have been asking for! Find out what Greg's Mount Rushmore of Reality Shows are, who is rooting for on Double Agents, what he thinks of Johnny Bananas and more. PLUS Scott does his best to change Greg's mind on AEW and the two share some kind words for the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be, Bret Hart.

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    • 2 hrs 35 min
    Ep. 217: Double Agents Mid Season Review!

    Ep. 217: Double Agents Mid Season Review!

    Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager break down the first half of the season of Double Agents. This week on Challenge Mania, it's time for Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to unpack everything we have seen in Iceland thus far. The guys go over the best eliminations, best performances, missed opportunities, biggest moves and what they expect from the home stretch.

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Ep. 216: LIO RUSH!

    Ep. 216: LIO RUSH!

    Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Lio Rush.

    It was an absolute treat to have a guy like Lio Rush (@TheLionelGreen) on the podcast. Someone who not only just debuted on The Challenge as a rookie on Double Agents but is also in the middle of an impressive & dynamic Professional Wrestling career! As you know Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) is a massive wrestling guy so he and Derrick (@DerrickMTV) get the inside scoop of what it was like towards the end of his run in WWE, why the road had gotten bumpy over there, how HHH tried to get him to play ball and much more. Then we hear the crazy story of how MTV came calling right after he was let go by WWE at the height of a pandemic, when he needed it most. We get stories from Iceland, find out what his experience was like, why he had to call it quits early and whether he wants to go back!

    This episode is a must for Challenge fans and Wrestling fans alike! Lio is currently killing it for multiple promotions like MLW, New Japan, GCW and more!

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    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

jb-juice ,

Amazing!!

Love this podcast & especially the additional content- the mad house & call me mania. Scott is hilarious & really relatable. Always great to have Derricks input from his first hand experience.

charlieboiwise ,

Solid Pod

Majority of episodes have been really enjoyable and given great insight to the characters of The Challenge. Would suggest that Scott could sometimes take a more objective approach with his questions as it is fairly clear who he supports within the show- however he has improved vastly in the last year or so. Nothing but props for the sheer number of past contestants you’ve enticed on to the pod, and how respectful you’ve been towards them.

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