Brothers Zandrick and Dondrick Ellison break down America's “fifth sport” — MTV's The Challenge (formerly Road Rules/Real World Challenge.) No spoilers and no quitters allowed.
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Episode 17 - Reunion
As long as The Challenge continues, Zandrick and Dondrick Ellison will continue on as well. This week, they recap the first part of the Reunion episode, recorded via zoom and hosted by Vernon Davis. Highlights and lowlights included a lot of relationship drama spread out between the Holy Trinity of Kailah, Jenna, and Nany, and a few mentions of gameplay and competition as well. The Ellison Brothers will debate who fared well on the reunion, and who maybe should stay home in the future. With relationships on the mind, the Brothers debate the greatest Challenge love stories of all time, led of course by C.T. and Diem.
Episode 16 - The End of the World
Zandrick and Dondrick Ellison have reached the end of the road, as the challengers compete in the final of "Total Madness." How would it end? Would rookie Fessy complete his dominant rookie year? Would Johnny Bananas cement GOAT status with title # 7? Would anyone stop Jenny? The Ellison Brothers recap the epic (?) final run, gauge the players' performances in the final, and debate the long-term legacy of those involved. As always, the brothers consider whose stock went up, whose stock went down, not only for this episode but the season as a whole.
Episode 15 -- Crash Into Me
Zandrick and Dondrick Ellison break down the 15th episode of the "Total Madness" season, featuring a heartwarming sacrifice from Nelson aka "Uncle Nelly." While that storyline dominated the episode, the entire show had strong moments all around, from a cool daily challenge to two epic Hall Brawl eliminations. As always, the Ellison Brothers will discuss the winners and losers of the week in "Stock Up / Stock Down," and take a look ahead to the final next week. With all competitors seemingly on even ground, who will be the favorite to take home the crown?
Episode 14 -- Your Time is Gonna Come
Zandrick and Dondrick break down the 14th episode of the "Total Madness" season, which centered on the continued quest for red skills, and a few twists along the way. Who would win the inevitable Josh-Kyle showdown? Would Aneesa get thrown in before a final (yet again?) And more importantly, what would this episode mean for the future episodes of the show. With the red skulls out of the way, the real Madness may begin. As always, the Ellison Brothers will debate whose stock went up, whose stock went down, and what the cryptic meaning behind "Cake!" may be.
Episode 13 -- Victim of Love
Zandrick and Dondrick Ellison break down the 13th episode of the "Total Madness" season, which featured an unexpected love triangle (or square) between Kaycee, Bayleigh, Nany, and an absent Swaggy C. The Big Brother drama boiled over and the tea spilled all throughout the Challenge house this week. Zan and Dondrick will help mop up and figure out the ramifications of the mess. As always, they'll discuss whose stock went up, whose stock went down, and what they may expect from the last few episodes of the season.
Episode 12 -- Pictures of You
Zandrick and Dondrick Ellison dive into the 12th episode of the "Total Madness" season, an episode that focused on the male competitors who did have red skulls (and did NOT focus on Dee, quite clearly.) The desperation to qualify for the final and the disapproving looks from children motivated players like Cory to push harder than usual, but didn't appear to sink in for everyone. Zan and Dondrick will debate the merits of those moves (or lack of moves) and mention some winners and losers in the signature "Stock Up, Stock Down" segment. The brothers grade the episode, and look ahead to whether or not anyone can actually beat Fessy and Jenny in a final.
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I listen to all of the challenge podcasts on iTunes. This is easily one of my favorites. These two brothers are hardcore challenge fans and it shows. They don’t waste time like a lot of other challenge podcasts do, talking about non challenge related stuff. They are very knowledgeable about challenge history, they are funny, and they are great about NO SPOILERS! I definitely recommend listening to this podcast!
Not my favorite
Listened to one episode and didn’t love it. The guys aren’t very knowledgeable about challenge history or the cast as other podcast hosts. They ragged on Nany and boasted Josh. Pronounced Darrells name wrong. They were pretty monotone. Would like them to be more engaging/have more emotion.