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Challenge Mania

Summary: MTV Veteran Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) and actor & comedian Scott Yager (@SHOTOFYAGER) get the inside scoop from all the competitors on the hit reality competition show, The Challenge. Each episode is loaded with cast interviews, news & rumors and content you can't get anywhere else!

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 Ep. 42: Mystery Guest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:51

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by a Challenge Hall of Famer who is on Scott's Mount Rushmore. It's time to reveal our third and final Special Guest for the first ever #ChallengeMania stage show, Challenge Mania Live, taking place at Carolines on Broadway in New York City on Saturday, June 2nd at 2pm. Tickets are available at www.ChallengeMania.Live That guest, who is revealed in this episode, is also our guest! They join is to discuss Champs Vs Stars, Vendettas, their involvement in both, thoughts on Tony Time, injuries and more! One hint is that this Challenge competitor is one who is feared and respected by everyone! Follow Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) on twitter and let them know who you want to hear on the show next! #ChallengeAccepted If you want MORE Challenge Mania, you can get BONUS CONTENT and win fun prizes by becoming a Patron at The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is OPEN and we just launched a new line of vintage old school radio merch! GO GET IT!   

 Ep. 41: Cohutta Grindstaff Returns! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:37:48

Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) & Scott Yager are once again joined by Cohutta Grindstaff. There was such a positive response to Cohutta's first appearance and Challenge Maniacs were clamoring for a Part II so since Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) is in Spain, we brought Cohutta (@CohuttaLee) back for a second chat about running with bulls, good guys on #TheChallenge, his thoughts on #Bananas, #TonyTime and a really emotional story about his last days with his grandfather. If you're looking for MORE #ChallengeMania content, there are also going to be three new shows over at over the next couple weeks as well!   

 Ep: 40: Abram Boise Returns! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:53

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are once again joined by Abram Boise. Abram (@AbramBoise) was JUST on #ChallengeMania, but his podcast got such a great response and so many of you wanted a part II, that we decided to give it to you right away. Abe rejoins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for another lengthy discussion about #TheChallenge and much more!  If you're looking for even more Challenge Mania concent, head over to

 Ep. 39: Cohutta Grindstaff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:56

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Cohutta Grindstaff. Cohutta Lee Grindstaff (@CohuttaLee) has one of those voices you just never forget. He graces #ChallengeMania with that voice for a fun interview filled with his southern charm! Cohutta tells Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and (@SHOTOFYAGER) what he's been up to since Bloodlines, whether he's ready for another #Challenge and who he'd choose to partner with in an Exes format. Cohutta and Derrick go down memory lane, back to their days on The Island, to clear the air as to whether sharks were ever involved. Cohutta shares his Real World casting story and answers some more of YOUR QUESTIONS! Follow the guys on twitter and let them know who you want to hear on the show next! #ChallengeAccepted Don't forget to check out the www.ChallengeMania.Shop and grab your gear today!  If you're looking for more podcast content, head to for BONUS shows, fun rewards, contests and more! www.ChallengeMania.Live is coming to Carolines on Broadway on Saturday June 2nd when Scott & Derrick will be joined on stage by Mark Long, Emily Schromm and more! Not a bad time to be a Challenge MANIAC! 

 Ep. 38: Abram Boise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:51:22

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Abram Boise. Abram Boise (@AbramBoise) is a #Challenge legend. The man started on #RoadRules and appeared on NINE seasons of #TheChallenge, winning two and making the finals in four.  He most recently appeared on the season Battle of the Bloodlines, and has since been off the grid for the most part, admittedly not following the show, something he didnt even do when he was participating actively Abram joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for a candid chat about his experiences on his last season, whether he wants to come back for one more, almost doing #ChampsVsStars, his Road Rules origin story, the time his cast and Derrick's Road Rules casts collided, flying jets with Alton and MUCH MORE!  This is one podcast you do not want to miss! Abram was also nice enough to give us some of his Challenge jerseys to give away. #ChallengeAccepted CONTEST #1 is a PHOTOSHOP CONTEST: Come up with your best movie poster or photoshop about or including Abram. One winner will be selected to receive a jersey. CONTEST #2: Sign up for our Facebook group, as someone will be selected at random from there in the coming weeks. A heads up will be given and a post will be made for entries to be gathered, so you have time to sign up at CONTEST #3: Become a patron. We will be selecting one patron at random to recieve a jersey sometime in May at  

 Ep. 37: Emily Schromm Returns! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:21

Derrick Kosinksi & Scott Yager are joined by a Mystery Guest! Well, it was supposed to be a mystery but she went and filmed herself taping the podcast and put it in her Instagram story!  That's right, it's time to reveal another one of our special guests for Challenge Mania Live at Carolines on Broadway in New York City on Saturday, June 2nd! Challenge All Star and former Champion Emily Schromm (@EmFitMTV) drops by #ChallengeMania to make the announcement with Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) that she will be joining Mark Long for the live show n New York City! Tickets to the show are available at www.ChallengeMania.Live Emily talks about her new EmPack Nomad and the gym she's opening, takes a trip down memory lane with Derrick about a Cara Maria encounter and sheds some light on whether she's likely to do another Challenge any time soon. But before that, Scott grills Derrick about the clip that took the internet by storm of mercenaries gone mad at the #VendettasReunion where Derrick and Jordan Wiseley go toe to toe and almost come to blows over the mistreatment of Cara Maria.  Scott asks Derrick YOUR QUESTIONS about the showdown to get ready for the final episode of Vendettas tonight! Follow the guys on twitter to find out who will be on the show next and ask questions for future episodes! Also become a part of our Facebook Page at If you want even MORE #ChallengeMania, head over to to become a patron and get BONUS EPISODES! The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is OPEN and you can get your I'm a Challenge Maniac gear, DKO Outta Nowhere, Challenge Accepted, and after this season of Vendettas it is hard not to be on TEAM CARA. If you are, head over to the shop to get your TEAM CARA gear today! FREE SHIPPING is being offered through 4/22!   

 Ep. 36: Michelle Waterson Returns! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:49:00

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by UFC and Challenge star, Michelle Waterson. Michelle Waterson (@KarateHottieMMA) appeared on one of the first few episodes of #ChallengeMania to break down her epic elimination with Aneesa on #ChampsVsStars last season. After making the finals of that show, she returned to training for MMA full time and is appearing in her first fight since #ChampsVsStars finished airing, live on FOX this coming Saturday for the UFC. Michelle joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about whether she'd ever come back for a full-on season of #TheChallenge, her fight this coming Saturday, Ronda Rousey's Wrestlemania debut, the Conor McGregor incident in Brooklyn last week, cutting weight and much more! PLUS Derrick and Scott answer YOUR QUESTIONS at the beginning and end of the podcast. That's right, not only does Derrick answer your questions, but for the first time ever, Scott even shares a bit about his professional and personal life. Keep sending in your questions for future guests by following us on Twitter! #ChallengeAccepted The Challenge Mania Shop is OPEN and OFFERING FREE SHIPPING THROUGH 4/22 at www.ChallengeMania.Shop Any questions the guys didn't get to in this episode will be answered later on in BONUS EPISODES over at the Patreon. Become a patron for even MORE #ChallengeMania each week over at  

 Ep. 35: Devyn Simone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:16

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Devyn Simone. Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match... Devyn Simone (@DevynSimone) is a veteran of #TheRealWorld Brooklyn and a two-time finalist of #TheChallenge. Since then, Devyn has established herself as a successful expert in the field of romance and relationships Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) get Devyn's expert insight on who the perfect matches are for some of the current and past Challenge stars, whether castmembers are doomed from the start, her past experiences and she even weighs in on Derrick's prospects in the dating pool as well. Find out if Devyn would do another #Challenge, if she's been approached recently and if there is more hosting on the horizon after her appearance on the aftershow last week! Follow the guys on twitter and let us know who YOU want to hear on #ChallengeMania next! #ChallengeAccepted Head to www.ChallengeMania.Shop to score YOUR podcast gear today! If you want MORE of the show, sign up for the Patreon at

 Ep. 34: Nicole Zanatta | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:19

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 including episode commentaries and much more! The www.ChallengeMania.Shop is OPEN and you can now get MARK LONG GEAR! 

 Ep. 33: Mark Long Returns! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:42:38

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 for access to bonus podcast episodes, added content, contests, raffles and more! 

 Ep. 32: Leroy Garrett | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:54

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 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!   

 Ep. 31: Syrus Yarbrough | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:41:12

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 to see our Patreon and get a taste of the bonus content we are now offering! 

 Ep. 30: Ashley Mitchell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:39:28

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! 

 Ep. 29: Kam Williams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:07

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 

 Ep. 28: Cara Maria Returns Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:52

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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