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Challenge Mania

542 episodes - English - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 2.8K 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.

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Ep. 336: World Championship Is Here!

January 26, 2023 13:40 - 1 hour - 78.8 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager break down the announcement that The Challenge: World Championship will premiere on Paramount+ on March 8th. They debate whether the international spin-offs, some of which are dropping in binge form on Paramount+ in February, are worth covering or including in Awards Consideration. Then, the guys break down Wednesday's Episode 16 of Ride or Dies and preview the 3 Part Final!! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop


January 24, 2023 20:39 - 2 minutes - 4.77 MB

Come watch the Ride or Dies Champions get crowned on Wednesday, February 15th with Scott, Jonna, Tommy & Roni! Tix available now at www.ChallengeMania.Live **Everyone in attendance will also have first crack at tix to our next Challenge Mania Live Show at City Winery on Saturday, May 20th. www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Ep. 335: TJ Lavin w/ Mark Long, Tony Raines & Jonna Mannion

January 23, 2023 23:30 - 1 hour - 59.9 MB

Derrick Kosinksi & Scott Yager are joined by TJ Lavin, Mark Long, Tony Raines & Jonna Mannion. This was inititally recorded on December 27th as part of our 5 Year Anniversary Zoom. We have a nice long chat with TJ Lavin and we are joined by other Challenge Favs Mark Long, Tony Raines & Jonna Mannion. It's a rare chance to see TJ intereact with some of the biggest names in the Challenge world! To hear the rest, head to Get tix to hang with Jonna in NYC and Mark in P...

SAG MANIA! (Mega Movie Pod)

January 22, 2023 17:57 - 2 hours - 124 MB

It's time for some MOVIE TALK!! Scott joins Mike & Mike from the Mike, Mike & Oscar Podcast to discuss the SAG Awards, for which Scott served on the Nominating Committee this year. They go over all the nominations, Scott's ballot and discuss their thoughts for this Tuesday's Oscar Nominations. A must for any film buff! Make sure you subscribe to Mike Mike & Oscar everywhere you get your podcasts and follow them on twitter at www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMa...


January 18, 2023 18:11 - 1 minute - 3.09 MB

WES has been added to our already loaded lineup for Challenge Mania Kansas City on Saturday, February 18th! Get tix at www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

All Stars 4 Cast Rumors AND SEATTLE!

January 17, 2023 14:06 - 2 minutes - 3.91 MB

Tix to our Seattle Debut are ON SALE and going fast! Get them at www.ChallengeMania.Live - Less than 15 left! We broke down that rumored cast that EVERYONE is talking about and you can hear that entire bonus podcast and a whole lot more over at www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Ep. 334: Horacio Gutierrez

January 15, 2023 21:32 - 1 hour - 87.9 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Horacio Gutierrez. Horacio burst onto the scene right sway on this season of Ride or Dies! Now he makes his Challenge Mania debut to talk to Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about his impressive 5-0 elimination record, going against competition like Turbo and Jordan, partnering with Olivia, his platonic relationship with Laurel, what his TV and athletic background is AND MUCH MORE! www.ChallengeMania.Live for TIX! www.ChallengeMania...

The Heel World: WWE Sold to WHO!??!

January 11, 2023 21:26 - 41 minutes - 38.4 MB

Scott is back with the HEEL WORLD wrestling podcast to talk about the rumors of a WWE sale to Saudi Arabia, AEW's massive Dynamite Card in LA, Royal Rumble Predictions, Match & Wrestler of the Year 2022 and a preview of the Jericho Cruise! www.ChallengeMania.Live for Tix! for MORE CONTENT! www.ChallengeMania.Shop for swag!

Ep. 333: Moriah Jadea

January 10, 2023 20:42 - 1 hour - 95.9 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Moriah Jadea. Moriah makes her Challenge Mania debut, joining Derrick & Scott for a chat about how she met Fessy, what her rookie season has been like, how Johnny won her over, what it's like being a part of The Challenge World AND MORE! MEET MORIAH on February 1st at our next Ride or Dies Viewing Party! www.ChallengeMania,Live for Tix! VOTE FOR MORIAH in the Challenge Mania Awards this February at www.ChallengeMania.Shop


January 09, 2023 18:29 - 3 minutes - 5.86 MB

We return to LOS ANGELES, CA for a Throwback Thursday Party on March 30th! Get your tix now at www.ChallengeMania.Live

Ep. 332: Chauncey Palmer

January 03, 2023 19:50 - 1 hour - 98.3 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Chauncer Palmer. Chauncey joins Derrick & Scott to talk about Ride or Dies, meeting Amber, OnlyFans, personal training, Michael B. Jordan, The Williams Sisters and MORE! www.ChallengeMania.Shop www.ChallengeMania.Live


January 02, 2023 21:45 - 1 minute - 1.41 MB

Join Scott, Aneesa & Moriah to watch RIDE OR DIES in Doral, FL on Wednesday, February 1st! Get tix now at www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Ep. 331: Nurys Mateo

December 27, 2022 19:52 - 1 hour - 108 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Nurys Mateo. Nurys (@NurysKMateo) and her Ride or Die Nelson have had an impressive run on this latest season of The Challenge so far. Nurys makes her Challenge Mania debut to talk to Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about being a fan of The Challenge, Are You The One?, Ex on the Beach, her past with Nelson, navigating the politics of Season 38, working for Delta, Amber, Chris Brown and MORE! A fun podcast that bounces all over the ...

Ep. 330: Ride or Dies Trivia Fails!

December 24, 2022 18:41 - 1 hour - 75.5 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager break down Episode 11 of Ride or Dies and all of the horrendous trivia answers that were given. For MORE Ride Along Podcasts head to www.ChallengeMania.Live for Tix! www.ChallengeMania.Shop MERRY CHRISTMAS, MANIACS!

Ep: 329: Miami Live Part II

December 23, 2022 13:44 - 1 hour - 65.6 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by CT, Rachel, Tori, Josh and Mark LIVE IN MIAMI! To attend a live show head to www.ChallengeMania.Live For MORE Podcasts, head to For Holiday Gifts head to www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Survivor Mania: Season 43 FINALE!!

December 22, 2022 19:49 - 50 minutes - 46 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) break down the Survivor 43 finale, the surprising season winner, the final 3 and MUCH MORE! Plus a ton of your questions! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Ep. 328: Miami Live Show!

December 20, 2022 14:09 - 46 minutes - 42.2 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Tori Deal, Mark Long & CT Tamburello! For the entire live show including Rachel Robinson, Josh Martinez and the audience Q&A, head to Having FOMO for our live shows and events!? Head to www.ChallengeMania.Live for tix today!


December 13, 2022 20:13 - 32 minutes - 29.5 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) breaks down the finale of White Lotus Season II, discusses his thoughts on the season as a whole, compares it so Season I and talks about season III potential! THIS CONTAINS WHITE LOTUS SPOILERS! Avoid if you haven't seen! LET'S FUN!

Ep. 327: Ride or Dies Breakdown!!

December 12, 2022 15:50 - 1 hour - 106 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager break down the last two episodes of Ride or Dies, giving you a taste of what they do every week at with the RIDE ALONG PODCAST! What a way to celebrate 5 Years of Challenge Mania! www.ChallengeMania.Live - CT ADDED TO MIAMI! www.ChallengeMania.Shop - GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!


December 11, 2022 13:26 - 2 minutes - 3.82 MB

CT HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE MIAMI SHOW THIS SAT! www.ChallengeMania.Live for TIX! GA ONLY REMAINS! VIP SOLD OUT! But come check out the show and maybe even ask CT a question during the Panel Q&A!!! Plus Mark, Natalie, Josh, Rachel & Tori!!!

Survivor Mania: Episode 12 (THAT Episode!!)

December 08, 2022 21:19 - 53 minutes - 48.9 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) break down last night's awesome episode of Survivor, Jesse's big move and MUCH MORE! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Return to BAY AREA!

December 07, 2022 14:52 - 2 minutes - 3.91 MB

Get tix to Challenge Mania's BOWL IN THE BAY on Sunday, March 5th featuring Darrell, Yes and Janelle RIGHT NOW at www.ChallengeMania.Live

Ep. 326: Noor Jehangir

December 06, 2022 20:30 - 1 hour - 103 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Noor Jehangir. Noor made his debut on Fresh Meat II and even after making the final and becoming well-liked among his fellow cast, we never saw him again. That is until Challenge Mania Vegas this past weekend! Find out why Noor never returned to the show, whether he might be back after all these years, if he still talks to Jenn, why he tried to keep a low profile AND MORE! www.ChallengeMania.LIve www.ChallengeMani...

Survivor Mania: Episode 11

December 01, 2022 20:05 - 39 minutes - 35.7 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) & Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) are back to break down Episode 11 of Survivor 43! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop


November 30, 2022 20:56 - 59 minutes - 54.7 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) talks Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Spoilers Included), Marvel movies, the Tarantino Marvel debate and also lays out some of his favorite movies of the year so far! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Ep. 325: Olivia Kaiser

November 29, 2022 15:12 - 1 hour - 87.3 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Olivia Kaiser. Olivia (@OliviaKaiserXO) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) & Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for the first time since bursting onto the scene as one of the hottest rookie teams on Ride or Dies! She talks about Horacio, their success in eliminations, Nelson, Amber, Love Island, Alaska and MUCH MORE! Meet Olivia at our Philly show on 2/25! Tix at www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Survivor Mania: Episode 10

November 28, 2022 16:16 - 27 minutes - 25.2 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) are back to break down episode 10 of Survivor 43!!!

Ep. 324: Mark, Veronica, LT, Teck, Leah & Randy (San Diego 10/8/22)

November 23, 2022 15:57 - 1 hour - 105 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Mark, Veronica, LT, Teck, Leah & Randy at Mic Drop Comedy Club in San Diego, CA on October 8th, 2022. To attend future Live Shows & Parties like VEGAS next weekend, December 3rd, head to www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Ep. 323: Jakk Maddox

November 20, 2022 23:42 - 1 hour - 84.8 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Jakk Maddox. Jakk Maddox has been one of the standout character's on Ride or Dies, playing hard alongside his partner Laurel Stucky! He joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for the first time to discuss Ex on the Beach/Peak, Emo Parties, his beef with Jay, whether he'd do a show without Laurel and more! for MORE Challenge Mania! www.ChallengeMania.Live for Tix to ALL OUR SHOWS! www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Survivor Mania: Episode 9

November 17, 2022 19:07 - 33 minutes - 30.3 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) are back to break down the 9th Episode of Survivor 43 and the double vote out! TIX ON SALE FOR CHALLENGE MANIA PHILLY FRIDAY! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Ep. 322: Nelly T Returns!

November 15, 2022 13:38 - 1 hour - 98.1 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Nelson Thomas. Nelson has been playing The Challenge for years now. He's been around for so long that he's now one of the faces of the show and someone who is viewed and plays like a true veteran. He returns to Challenge Mania to tell (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) when he realized he wasn't a Young Buck anymore, how it felt to break his Daily Streak, playing with Nurys, the Rookies on Ride or Dies and MORE! PHILADELPHIA TIX GO ON SALE TH...

Survivor Mania: Episode 8 & Is Scott Being Too Hard On This Season?

November 14, 2022 19:02 - 56 minutes - 51.6 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) are back to break down Episode 8 of Survivor 43 and discuss whether Scott is being too hard on this season by calling it "a stinker" so far. For MORE Challenge Mania head to www.ChallengeMania.Live for TIX TO ALL SHOWS! www.ChallengeMania.Shop


November 12, 2022 18:25 - 2 minutes - 4 MB

Tickets on sale THIS WEEK for our Return to Philly on Saturday, February 25th, 2023! Diesel Pre-Sale 11/16 ALL PATRON Pre-Sale 11/17 General On-Sale at www.ChallengeMania.Live 11/19 Get Pre-Sale Access at

CM 321 Tommy Bracco

November 08, 2022 22:36 - 1 hour - 81.9 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Tommy Bracco. Tommy Bracco (@TommyBracco) may have only lasted a few episodes on Ride or Dies but boy did he make an impact with his infectious personality and positive energy! He joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk Broadway, Big Brother, Group Chats, Analyse, what he would do differently next time, that faithful elimination and MUCH MORE! JOIN US IN VEGAS on 12/3! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop www.Pat...

Survivor Mania: Episode 7

November 03, 2022 17:15 - 1 hour - 57.5 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) are back to break down Survivor 43's 7th Episode, another Knowledge is Power advantage, how it shook up the game, Gabler's big immunity moment and the surprising vote! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop - CODE: MANIA

Ep 320: Faysal Returns!

October 31, 2022 12:17 - 1 hour - 87.9 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Faysal Shafaat. Faysal (@FessyFitness) returns to the podcast to talk to Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) about returning for Ride or Dies, his partner Moriah, Turbo, Jordan, deciding to put his full name FAYSAL on his jersey, his background, his romantic options in the house, Hall Brawl, his twitter back N forth with Danny McCray and MUCH MORE! As always, an entertaining guest so DO NOT MISS IT! GET TIX TO THE LAS VEGAS HOLIDAY HA...

Survivor Mania: Episode 6

October 28, 2022 18:23 - 53 minutes - 49.1 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) & Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) are back to break down the merge episode of Survivor 43! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Ep. 319: Cara Maria & Brad HOF Inductions

October 26, 2022 15:07 - 1 hour - 74.2 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Cara Maria, Paulie, Wes, Mark, Emily, Brad, Jacquise, Randy, Tina & Nehemiah for an awesome Hall of Fame induction Ceremony! For MORE Challenge Mania, head to JOIN US IN VEGAS on December 3rd! Tix available at www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop


October 25, 2022 15:21 - 1 minute - 3.09 MB

Get tix to our BALTIMORE DEBUT on Wednesday, November 9th at www.ChallengeMania.Live Scott will be joined by ANEESA, AYANNA & CINCO to watch Episode 5 of Ride or Dies at Jimmy's Famous Seafood!!!

Ep. 318: Alton & Veronica HOF Inductions

October 23, 2022 20:24 - 1 hour - 76.8 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Arissa, Trishelle, Veronica, Yes, Tina, Wes & Cara Maria! This is Part 1 of the Challenge Mania Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the class of 2022. First up, It's Arissa & Trishelle inducting their Vegas Housemate ALTON WILLIAMS. Then Hall of Famer VERONICA PORTILLO joins us, inducted by Tina & Yes. Plus some special surprise guests along the way! To win a copy of How To Win the Challenge & Life, listen to the podcast and follow the instructi...

Survivor Mania: Episode 5

October 21, 2022 13:38 - 29 minutes - 27.4 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) are back to break down Episode 5 of Survivor 43! www.ChallengeMania.Shop www.ChallengeMania.Live

Survivor Mania: Episode 4

October 17, 2022 23:03 - 38 minutes - 35.5 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) break down episode 4 of Survivor 43! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Ep. 317: Jordan Wiseley Returns!

October 17, 2022 10:35 - 1 hour - 93 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Jordan Wiseley. Literally the JORDAN of The Challenge, Jordan Wiseley (@Jordan_Wiseley) also has a chance to be called the Michael Jordan of The Challenge when it's all said and done. He made his return to The Challenge on All Stars 3 and will appear on Ride or Dies at some point this season, reuniting with his former fiancé Tori Deal and playing alongside her best friend Aneesa. As if we didn't already have enough to talk about! Jordan joins Derr...

Ep. 316: Sydney Bucksbaum

October 11, 2022 19:04 - 1 hour - 79 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Sydney Bucksbaum. Sydney Bucksbaum (@SydneyBucksbaum) covers The Challenge for Entertainment Weekly and is the Author of the upcoming book How to Win The Challenge And Life: A Champion's Guide to Eliminating Obstacles, Winning Friends and Making That Money! She joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for a fun and candid chat about how the book came about, who is in it, what the process was and lots of other fun Challenge stuff from s...

Survivor Mania: Episode 3 of Survivor 43

October 11, 2022 16:57 - 34 minutes - 31.9 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) & Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) break down the third episode of Survivor 43! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop


October 11, 2022 15:20 - 2 minutes - 4.72 MB

Get tix to our Holiday Hangover in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 3rd and ALL OF OUR LIVE SHOWS AND PARTIES at www.ChallengeMania.Live

Ep. 315: Danny McCray

October 04, 2022 20:24 - 1 hour - 86.7 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Danny McCray. THE CHAMP IS HERE! The reigning champ of The Challenge, the winner of The Challenge: USA, Danny McCray (@dannydmac44) joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to talk about playing football at LSU, making the NFL as an un-drafted free-agent, playing for the Cowboys & Bears, why his NFL skills DO translate well to a game like The Challenge, what it was like playing Survivor, winning The Challenge: USA, how tough the final ...

Ep. 314: Hall of Fame Ceremony Preview!

October 03, 2022 13:35 - 56 minutes - 51.6 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Arissa, Trishelle, Tina, Veronica, Yes, Wes, Mark, Emily L, Paulie, Cara Maria, Nehemiah, Brad, Jacquese & Randy! To hear THE ENTIRE UNCUT AUDIO of the Challenge Mania HOF Ceremony head to and become a Maniac-Level Patron or above. www.ChallengeMania.Live for TIX TO ALL OUR SHOWS including San Diego this Saturday, October 8th! www.ChallengeMania.Shop for the BEST COOKIES EVER! Use the co...

Survivor Mania: Season 43 Episode 2

September 30, 2022 18:46 - 39 minutes - 35.9 MB

Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) are back breaking down Episode 2 of Survivor Season 43! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop

Ep. 313: Farnaz Farjam

September 29, 2022 15:26 - 1 hour - 82.2 MB

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Challenge God Farnaz Farjam. Derrick calls Farnaz his Fairy Godmother. She was a Producer on his original Road Rules Season, 3 Seasons of The Challenge and every season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. This is HER Untold Story! She talks about Road Rules, filming abroad, Derrick getting arrested, working with Kim & Kanye, Mariah Carey & MORE! www.ChallengeMania.Live www.ChallengeMania.Shop www.TaylorChipCookie...


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