Challenged: A Podcast About MTV's The Challenge

Challenged: A Podcast About MTV's The Challenge
Challenged is a podcast all about MTV’s The Challenge. Every week Bryan, Amanda, Tim and sometimes Hillary get together to discuss the current season as well as reminisce about old seasons. We talk gameplay, strategy, drama, eliminations, challenges and

Rivals: Cry For Me, Argentina
Oct 21 • 57 min
The Challengers travel to Argentina where tensions rise as the final nears. Some soda is spilled, tears are spilled, and hopes are dashed.
Rivals Mid Season Catch Up
Oct 19 • 56 min
After some technical glitches we lost the episodes that we recorded for the 5th, 6th, and 7th episodes of the Rivals season. We do a quick recap of who got eliminated and who won in these episodes to get our coverage back on track.
Rivals: D-Day
Sep 23 • 25 min
It’s guys elimination day, and they pull out all the stops to get their common enemy nominated for elimination. Their plan hits a snag of course.
Rivals: Underdog Day Afternoon
Sep 16 • 31 min
Another power team winds up in last place and therefore elimination. A plan is hatched to throw in another powerful team to ensure one power team is sent packing. Who will ultimately go home?
Rivals: Through the Looking Glass
Sep 3 • 30 min
It’s the first men’s elimination, and we see most Challengers finding a common, and intimidating, enemy.
Couch Pilots: Canned Laughter
Aug 19 • 91 min
Last week Wolfie made his Couch Pilots premiere, this week it’s Tim’s turn to review a British sitcom called Canned Laughter starring Mr. Bean. Next time we’ll be back to Challenge related content, for real.
Couch Pilots: Mainly for Men
Aug 12 • 84 min
We’re taking a break from The Challenge! We’re officially in the hiatus between Challenge seasons, so we’re posting Tim and Bryan’s (aka Wolfie’s) appearances with The Couch Pilots themselves. We talk a bit about The Challenge but mainly stick to the…
Total Madness: Reunion Call-in
Jul 22 • 140 min
We chat about the reunion show but really just go off on tangents and some awesome listeners call in to let us know what they thought of this season.
Total Madness: The Finale
Jul 16 • 74 min
It’s finally the finale! Our group of 9 Challengers heads out to the mountains to fight their way to a million dollars. Some surprises pop up along the way. Who will walk away a winner?
Total Madness: Crash Into Me
Jul 9 • 84 min
We’re getting down to the wire and with everyone having a red skull, paranoia starts to run rampant as a final elimination nears. Who survives to make it to the final?
Total Madness: Your Time Is Gonna Come
Jul 2 • 95 min
Time is winding down for those without a Red Skull but luckily this week one guy and one girl get a chance to correct that.
Total Madness: Victim Of Love
Jun 25 • 94 min
It’s women’s elimination week. The Challengers are driven into a puzzling challenge. A competitor has a meltdown about their position in the game. Who ends up going home?
Total Madness: Pictures Of You
Jun 18 • 98 min
It’s men’s elimination week and we’re in for some heavy lifting. Also a whole lot of scrambling for a red skull happens while a whole lot of Dee is missing from this episode.
Total Madness: You Ain’t Right
Jun 11 • 103 min
This episode we chat about the situation with Dee and Black Lives Matter and what we plan to do to help the community as a podcast with info on how you an help too. After that we jump into this week’s shortened episode. It’s a women’s elimination and some…
Total Madness: The Final Countdown
Jun 4 • 108 min
It’s a men’s elimination week and one competitor decides to throw himself into elimination before the week’s challenge even starts but it could derail a friendship.
Total Madness: Backstabber
May 28 • 97 min
It’s female elimination week and a surprise makes female competitors jumping to go into elimination while one of them begins turn against her number one ally.
Total Madness: Live And Let Die
May 21 • 98 min
It’s double elimination week! Who goes in? Who goes home? And Who gets stitches? Find out in this week’s episode!
Total Madness: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
May 14 • 78 min
We have an hour and a half episode but only get 15 minutes worth of actual gameplay. We get the Holy Trinity playing a strategic game, Zach forcing himself into the challenge even though he’s at home, and Nelson causing all sorts of problems. Oh and Nany…
Total Madness: Love Will Break Us Apart
May 7 • 86 min
This episode, there is a lot of whining from people, accusations of throwing challenges, and people regretting their relationships. And not much else. So I guess enjoy.
Total Madness: Break Up With Your BF - I’m Bored
Apr 30 • 102 min
This week the Challengers take on a thrill ride as they blow some stuff up. Wes and Jordan have some words over some AstroTurf. Rogan complains about Jay all episode. Bear and Kahlia finally cross the line. The elimination MAY see stoppage to injury.
Total Madness: Karma Chameleon
Apr 23 • 97 min
It’s female elimination week! Dee is surprisingly truthful, Ashley makes new friends, and then new enemies.
Total Madness: A Hard Jay’s Night
Apr 16 • 83 min
Dee and Rogan’s past relationship starts to complicate living in the same bunker as Dee starts to make moves to make Rogan jealous. Ashley and Johnny start to have a big rivalry. Then everyone starts petition to get into an elimination to get a red skull.
Total Madness: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Dee
Apr 9 • 81 min
This week Dee goes after the girl that has caught Rogan’s eye. We also get another reveal that could be a game changer as far as who goes into eliminations. Will Jordan ever be a good loser? Since he can’t use his nickname until Big T goes home will Tim…
Total Madness: Mad World
Apr 2 • 106 min
We’re back! We go over the first Challenge of the season, the first nominations of the season, and of course the first elimination of the season. There’s turns, twists, and secret alliances no one ever expected. Welcome to TOTAL MADNESS!
Total Madness: Season Preview
Mar 25 • 60 min
We are back as we get all geared up for season 35 TOTAL MADNESS! We run down the cast for the upcoming season and discuss who we are excited to see back, sad to see missing, and of the rookies who has a chance as winning the big cash prize.
Challenged: Habitual And Slasher Film Festival News
Mar 4 • 35 min
We talk about the new trailer for the upcoming Season 35 TOTAL MADNESS! Also we review a movie called Habitual that stars quite a few Challengers. Then we make a BIG announcement about the upcoming Slasher Film Festival that includes The Challenge somehow.
The Island: Sailing to Victory
Feb 27 • 62 min
Paula states she doesn’t even feel like anyone could win the next Face-off except Evelyn, and fears that Johnny’s key will be taken. Kenny also fears his key will be taken from him. Evelyn states that ever since the rules changed, she’s become popular on…
The Island: Down to the Wire
Feb 20 • 57 min
This episode starts off with Johnny, Kenny, and Dan having a “butt-contest” to see who has the nicest butt. Ryan and Jenn judge and crown Johnny the winner, only furthering his cockiness as KellyAnne observes. Ryan feels intimidated being the only gay guy…
The Island: Island King
Feb 13 • 41 min
The alliance decides that they will keep sending Johnny in until he gets a key again. KellyAnne and Cohutta talk about their romance ending after The Real World: Sydney, KellyAnne saying deep down both of them think it’s best for them to just be close…
The Island: Ev vs. The Island
Feb 6 • 51 min
Evelyn says the reason she and KellyAnne are picked on by Johnny are because they are the only people who stand up for themselves. Another drop-off arrives, and the islanders are disgruntled when they discover it contains no meat, but only vegetables and…
The Island: Are You a Quitter?
Jan 30 • 47 min
Paula, Evelyn, and Ashli contemplate putting themselves into the next Face-off, but Evelyn thinks Johnny’s alliance will keep her from competing in one because they think she’s a strong competitor. Meanwhile, Evelyn and KellyAnne have forged a strong…
The Island: Girl Fight
Jan 23 • 37 min
Johnny explains that the main alliances are as follows: The four men that have keys, Derrick, Dunbar, Johnny, and Kenny, along with Paula and Johanna are in an alliance. The second he says are most of the rest of the girls, led by Rachel and Jenn. The…
The Island: Calling it Quits
Jan 16 • 45 min
We lose a Challenger who can’t keep up with the harsh conditions of The Island. Another favorite is voted off.
The Island: Welcome to the Island
Jan 9 • 67 min
We’re time-traveling back to 2008 - in our minds - to discuss the Challenge season, The Island! We meet the competitors, talk about the format of the game, and how it related to previous and future Challenge seasons.
WotW2: The Reunion Call-in Show
Dec 20, 2019 • 74 min
It’s the reunion! This time around we take phone calls to hear about the fan’s reactions to the finale. Thanks for joining us this season guys, see ya in our Island recaps!
WotW2: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Cash
Dec 12, 2019 • 104 min
Finally, the finale! UK gets a slight advantage after destroying US the day before. A restless night with snakes leads to a day of racing with chains and kayaking.
WotW2: A Tale of Two Countries
Dec 4, 2019 • 57 min
We’re into the Finale! We get an eating challenge which I’ve personally missed. One finalist struggles to keep up with the group. A time penalty has us wondering which team is really far ahead.
WotW2: Declaration of Independence
Nov 27, 2019 • 65 min
We’re gearing up for the finals as some alliances crumble and teams pick their sides. A mini-final has two ladies battling it out in the final elimination of the season. Big T reveals the spoiler he’s been keeping to himself for 14 episodes.
WotW2: Dee-Day
Nov 21, 2019 • 70 min
It’s a PURGE DAY. Two players go home without an elimination based on how well they swim. Another player just can’t see to stay out of elimination. Only 2 more weeks ‘til the Finale!
WotW2: The Right and Honorable Rogan
Nov 14, 2019 • 90 min
The teams are dwindling but that doesn’t stop the betrayal amongst one team. Will the alliances hold it together as they need to turn on each other to stay in the game?
WotW2: All’s Fair in Love and Wars
Nov 7, 2019 • 87 min
We’re winding down this season and the inner-team rivalries are rearing their ugly heads. Lots of drama since no one feels safe. We see a Challenger we’ve been missing via a video call, so that was fun.
WotW2: Infinity War
Oct 31, 2019 • 98 min
The US and UK sides are too busy fighting each other to worry about what the others are doing. The Challenge involves a mud pit and rugby balls as our favorite challenges usually do. We see teams turn against each other and other players get overly…
WotW2: Royal Rumble
Oct 24, 2019 • 65 min
Things get crazy as tensions rise in the Challenge House. The cast goes sliding all over the place in a challenge, some walls are busted in the Elimination, and security earns their pay check as multiple competitors almost come to blows.
WotW2: Saving Private Esther
Oct 17, 2019 • 80 min
Two teams, one is desperate to save the worst player on the opposite team. A throwback to the old school Challenges. The 2 alliances span both teams which makes things a little complicated for everyone. We’re halfway through the season, but who will…
BotS: Handsome Reward
Oct 12, 2019 • 45 min
We made it, FINALLY! The men and women go head-to-head in the final challenge to walk away with $50K each.
WotW2: Zero Dark Turbo
Oct 10, 2019 • 81 min
Team US has decided to stay united and not vote for each other, but how long will that agreement last? Two Challengers fight it out, but will they make amends before heading to the Proving Grounds?
BotS: Maximum Velocity
Oct 5, 2019 • 22 min
A dangerous Challenge that take 3 days to complete due to weather. Everyone is excited trying to win a Saturn Ion Coupe. It’s the last Challenge before the final and the 4th place on each team is going home immediately.
WotW2: One Nation Under Leroy
Oct 3, 2019 • 88 min
With some of the traitors of the US team gone, it’s time to unite the team and come together. This week is trivia week, our favorite challenge (other than eating ones of course).
BotS: Razor’s Edge
Sep 28, 2019 • 30 min
The Challengers are taken up to a crane and forced to take a scooter across different beams for points.
WotW2: In Paulie We Trust
Sep 26, 2019 • 86 min
The Challengers are still trying to find and eliminate traitors on their teams as they dive into water and swim to victory. The Tribunal may have some tricks up their sleeves that rock the Challenge world.
BotS: Human Aquarium
Sep 21, 2019 • 31 min
The Challengers find themselves underwater with a snorkel and getting aquatic life dumped on them. Will the women break their losing streak and come out with a win? Are we going to see a shake-up in the inner circle?
WotW2: Benedict Laurel
Sep 19, 2019 • 99 min
Traitors in the mist! Teams throw challenges to gain leverage in the game but will that last them in the long run? Only time will tell.
BotS: Spider Mon
Sep 14, 2019 • 24 min
This episode, we dangle the Challengers 10 stories above the ground, drop them into a net and watch them scurry up to grab an inflatable doll. One of our favorite Challengers is facing a crisis and wants to quit the game.
WotW2: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Sep 12, 2019 • 80 min
Big drama this week as one team cheats and the other implodes. Big moves, big fights, and crazy drama. We say goodbye to a beloved Challenger and drink bourbon while we do it.
BotS: Collision Course
Sep 7, 2019 • 27 min
The infamous laser tag episode! One Challenger has a lot of experience in this game, but does that really matter? Will the women’s team finally get their act together and unify and start beating the men?
WotW2: God Save the Queen
Sep 4, 2019 • 69 min
Lots of in fighting among the Challengers as they try to solve word puzzles and swimming. A few Challengers leave for a few various reasons.
BotS: Stairway to Heaven
Aug 31, 2019 • 27 min
I’m Spiderman without a mask! The Challengers climb ladders this time around. Will the women finally break their losing streak? Let’s be honest… probably not.
WotW2: The British are Coming
Aug 29, 2019 • 95 min
The first episode of the season! We’re excited to be back, excited to have you all back. We get some insight to the rules this time around, see some bromances, some alliances, and some fights of course. Game insights? You know we got this.
WotW2: Special pre-season sneak-peak
Aug 26, 2019 • 43 min
Hey, we never really left because we did the Battle of the Sexes special, but now we’re back for realsies with War of the Worlds 2! We go over the cast list and speculate on what it all means.
BotS: Leaky River
Aug 22, 2019 • 23 min
The Challengers have to traverse a rope course over a river that may or may not be infested with jungle diseases. One Challenger dangles dangerously by her foot and barely survives. Also gas station food.
BotS: Battle of the Opposite Sexes
Aug 15, 2019 • 30 min
A game show turns into a strip show in tonight’s challenge, prompting some women to boycot the challenge and risk elimination. To compete or not compete, that is the question. The answer causes a rift in a relationship. Uh oh!
BotS: People Mover
Aug 1, 2019 • 33 min
High drama as this episode starts with a Challenger threatening others with a machete. An early departure leads to a returning contestant. They play a weird game of checkers this time around. And drama rocks the women’s team as they discover they may have…
BotS: Freeze Your Butt Off
Jul 25, 2019 • 27 min
This Challenge requires contestants to sit with their butts and their feet on blocks of ice while also holding their arms above their head. A silly competition, but it does lead one Challenger to nearly get hypothermia. The men stick to their voting off…
BotS: 7 Rings of Saturn
Jul 18, 2019 • 25 min
With the wedding out of the way, the Challengers resume the competition. This time is the super dangerous, no-one-try-this-at-home Challenge of climbing over some Saturn SUVs to collect some rings. There’s some injuries, some DQs, and much drama from the…
BotS: Puck’s Wedding
Jul 11, 2019 • 33 min
In beautiful Jamaica, our Challengers take some time off from competing and watch Puck and Betty get married. The women are not all thrilled about the festivities and decide to sit this one out, but everyone else seems to have a good time. A nice break…
BotS: Breath-Hold Bungee
Jul 5, 2019 • 28 min
The teams take a deep breath before this challenge and stay underwater as long as possible. The men’s strategy of eliminating players continues its success streak, and the women continue to struggle with the choice of who to eliminate.
BotS: Tree House
Jun 27, 2019 • 25 min
Will the lady’s winning streak continue as the teams are asked to build houses with oversized lincoln logs? The mystery is about to be solved. Drama erupts when some team members are more helpful than others, and the Inner Circle has some controversial…
BotS: Dead Man’s Drop
Jun 20, 2019 • 38 min
This time around, Challengers are hanging upside down for as long as possible. New rivalries surface, drama abounds, and relationships are tested. You know, the same as all reality TV basically.
BotS: Sergeant Says
Jun 13, 2019 • 66 min
We’re back and better than ever! Are you feeling a little Challenge withdrawal? Then join us for a blast to the past reviewing Season 6 of The Challenge, Battle of the Sexes. It was a simpler time back then, with easier games and less challenging…
Couch Pilots S19 Ep 02 DEAR DIARY
Jun 3, 2019 • 108 min
COUCH PILOTSS19 EP02 “DEAR DIARY”COUCHPILOTSPODCAST.COM * 910-745-6871 * The Captains have returning guest Amanda from @challengedGN She is here and damn do we have a good time! We review #deardiary a failed pilot from 1996. We even help her plan a…
WotW: This is The End
May 22, 2019 • 85 min
Seth Rogen ain’t got nothin’ on these Challengers. It’s part 2 of the finale so we see who wins, who loses, who walks away with money and who did it all for nothin’. Stay tuned during our hiatus for special coverage of Battle of the Sexes. Thanks for…
WotW: Death Race
May 15, 2019 • 70 min
Hey, it’s time for the finale! Who is prepared, who is not, who gasses, who excels? All these questions and more answered on this amazing episode of Challenged. This is just part 1, but don’t worry we’ll cover part 2 next week. Don’t send who you think…
WotW: The Waterboy
May 9, 2019 • 61 min
This season is winding down into the finale, but we have one more episode to go with a purge to boot. We’re jumping from shipping container to shipping container and having a great time doing it, but one male and one female won’t make the cut. Who will…
WotW: Final Destination
May 1, 2019 • 67 min
EDIT: Please forgive audio quality this episode. We screwed up. Sorry.We’re closing in on the final this week, with Turbo exacting his revenge on those who have wronged him. We finally get the airplane challenge which makes some people sick and scared,…
WotW: Lost in Translation
Apr 24, 2019 • 79 min
We finally see our cliffhanger of who Georgia will pick for elimination. The challenge this week is endurance based, and we see a friendship fall apart over a daily performance. We end in yet another cliffhanger to see which male is eliminated. The season…
WotW: A Simple Plan
Apr 17, 2019 • 71 min
Maybe we talked about Sam Raimi too much this episode, but we had to since the title is a Raimi reference. Wes proves himself once again as a master manipulator and political mastermind. The gang does a puzzle while driving Mad Max-style cars. It’s a…
WotW: To All The Partners I’ve Loved Before
Apr 11, 2019 • 49 min
This week we’re “blown away” by the challenge, Turbo almost has to murder someone, and the elimination gets fierce as some questions are answered!
WotW: American Psycho
Apr 4, 2019 • 51 min
This week we’re down a few hosts but we got plenty of show excitement to make up for it. We finally get to see the Road Warrior challenge, with the teams dwindling we see in the nominations that it might be time to see what happens when the votes are…
WotW: Liar, Liar
Mar 27, 2019 • 72 min
The UK alliance is showing a few signs of weakness, but is it enough to save the Americans and vets from elimination? We see a swimming challenge with an inexperienced swimmer, a puzzle challenge, and a good old-fashioned headbanger elimination. Who will…
WotW: This Means War
Mar 21, 2019 • 53 min
Nany proves herself to be a master of the game, realizing the British alliance proves a real threat. Will she and Wes be able to break up the alliance and drive a wedge into the game? The Challenge this week involves VR and go-pros, and is harder than it…
WotW: In Love and War
Mar 14, 2019 • 78 min
I’m gonna publish this episode and go to bed. It’s been super fun! But hey, alliances are stressed, people go home, there’s a challenge and more. I have nothing else interesting to say about this one. Enjoy it while I go to bed and sleep. Bye.
WotW: The Greatest Showman
Mar 7, 2019 • 72 min
This episode we see a mini-final which is a great way to see who will do well in a REAL final. The Challengers have to run up a dune and solve a puzzle, and we see some Challengers crack under the pressure. One Challenger almost quits, another…
WotW: It’s Complicated
Feb 28, 2019 • 80 min
They weren’t lying about that double elimination, but before we get that, we get the normal Challenge and see a rivalry come to a head. Sorta. Kinda. Before security breaks it up, I mean. Cara is betrayed by someone she was close to, a Challenge legend…
WotW: Casualties of War
Feb 20, 2019 • 65 min
The much hyped episode has dropped! We see old rivalries die and new potential ones form. We’re still adjusting to actually seeing the standard Challenge format of challenge, nominations, elimination with a little drama thrown in. Wes shows himself to be…
WotW: Hellraiser
Feb 14, 2019 • 68 min
We recap our visit to Challenge Mania and went over our stories of meeting Challenge “celebrities”, but more importantly meeting other Challenge fans and listeners of Challenged. We rehash this episode including goodies like what a jerk Zach is, an old…
WotW: Apocalypse Now
Feb 6, 2019 • 68 min
We’re so excited to be back and we’re ready for Season 33! We have our first challenge of the season, a purge, and the standard craziness that comes with the Challengers arriving at their new house. We don’t learn much about the format of this season yet,…
War of the Worlds: Preshow
Jan 30, 2019 • 76 min
Hey, we’re back for more! Did you miss us? We’re back from our hiatus and ready to talk about Season 33, War of the World, the cast, and predictions on format, speculating who wins and what potential alliances will form between the vets and the newbies.…
Couch Pilots S16 Ep09: Time Out for Ginger
Dec 24, 2018 • 66 min
Have you missed Challenged yet? We’re still on hiatus until Challenge returns, but until then you can listen to Tim’s guest spot on Couch Pilots reviewing a failed pilot called Time Out for Ginger. Thanks to the Couch Pilot guys for inviting the…
Couch Pilots S16 Ep08: Zero Effect
Dec 17, 2018 • 84 min
Have you missed us on Challenged yet? Well Bryan and Amanda got a chance to sit in on an episodes of Couch Pilots and if you are a fan of Amanda’s laugh you’ll get plenty of it this episode.S16 EP08 “ZERO EFFECT”COUCHPILOTSPODCAST.COM * 910-745-6871 *…
Final Reckoning: The Finale Part 2
Dec 5, 2018 • 96 min
It’s finally the final episode of the finale! We go over the reunion, take your phone calls, and talk about offense language. We also go on a self-congratulatory segment about our 100th episode that happened several weeks ago. Thanks everyone for your…
Final Reckoning: The Finale Part 1
Nov 28, 2018 • 102 min
We thought this would be the last episode of Challenged this year, but (in TJ voice) we LIED. I guess we’ll be back next week. This time around we discuss the finale, Tim’s random run-in with a Challenge legend in an airport, and Hillary sits in briefly…
Final Reckoning: The Walking Dead
Nov 14, 2018 • 83 min
We’re winding down to the finale with the final 5 teams. We get a shocking last challenge with trivia and everything. That’s trivia twice in a season! The final elimination of the season is curdled milk and cookies. We finally see the final 4 on their way…
Final Reckoning: Always Sunny in South Africa
Nov 7, 2018 • 52 min
We’re getting near the end of this season, but we’re still bringing people back from Redemption for their last, final, no-nonsense chance at ONE MILLION DOLLARS! After 2 eliminations to see who comes back from Redemption, some teams are sent home and…
Final Reckoning: Scandal
Oct 31, 2018 • 52 min
Lots of switching between the Main House and Redemption House this week, and even with a Purge challenge and elimination we don’t see anyone go home. An elimination gets all the players frustrated, a nomination is hard to predict with the power vote and…
Final Reckoning: The Leftovers
Oct 24, 2018 • 105 min
Our longest show in Challenged history! Big drama this episode with Bananas pushing things a little too far and Devin paying the consequences. Flat pasta leads to a confrontation you wouldn’t believe. It’s TJ’s favorite challenge… TRIVIA! And we spend far…
Final Reckoning: Wheel Of Fortune
Oct 17, 2018 • 41 min
We get two elimination competitions in this episode! But one of them is for the Redemption House and we learn that the Redemption House is still a thing! Lots of past relationship drama and name calling but we do get to see some people punch some walls so…
Final Reckoning: Lavender is the New Black
Oct 10, 2018 • 62 min
It was supposed to be a quick episode, but it didn’t work out that way I guess. Alliances are picking sides as the teams dwindle in size. Cara and Marie have to fight their way out of a time deficit in the challenge, then fight for their place in the…
Final Reckoning: The People vs. Johnny Bananas
Oct 3, 2018 • 63 min
In a house divided, which alliances will survive? Zach and Amanda especially are torn between different alliances and it really makes their game pretty difficult. Another team is being pulled in two directions to sway the game. We get mercenaries, broken…
Final Reckoning: Unhappy Days
Sep 26, 2018 • 73 min
We finally get a full rotation of drama, eliminations, nominations, and a challenge. It’s a little out of order but that’s ok. We try to solve the world’s problems and equality between Hunter and Ashley, and hey, it’s never ok to try to take out people’s…
Grunt Guy Drama
Sep 26, 2018 • 61 min
Challenge Throwdown Events ended with a whimper. In this “very special” episode of Challenged we talk about Grunt Guy, the organizer of the Challenge Throwdown events and cover recent drama related to the events, tossing out personal stories about the…
Final Reckoning: You’re the Worst
Sep 19, 2018 • 69 min
Drama drama everywhere. This episode draws some lines in the sand between Challengers we like and Challengers we can barely tolerate. The eating challenge ends in a predictable way, and a pair end up in Redemption to make amends. That goes about as well…
Final Reckoning: Redemption House of Cards
Sep 12, 2018 • 85 min
*ch ch* REDEMPTION HOUSE. This week is all about the Redemption House and the Apocalypse that actually sends people home for once! CT tries his best to stay in the game, but maybe not as hard as Derrick tries. At this stage in the game, I guess you have…
The Boise Brothers starring Abram and Mike: A break from Challenged
Sep 10, 2018 • 82 min
We interrupt this regular podcast feed for an episode of Couch Pilots! Wolfie and Tim join the flight as the regular pilots review Boise Brothers, a failed pilot put together by Challenge contestants Abram and Mike to hopefully sell MTV on a reality show.…
Final Reckoning: Bro-ing Pains
Sep 5, 2018 • 50 min
It’s guy’s night, so grab your whiskey and cowboy hat and leave the women at home. We’re super efficient as we recap this episode but still cover a lot of ground. A nomination, a desperate Banana, a crazy elimination and a dramatic re-enactment of…
Final Reckoning: Shaneless
Aug 29, 2018 • 65 min
Eight episodes in and I have a very important question: Will anyone ever be sent home? The mercenaries play for a spot in the house, but let’s be honest… they’re getting into the game either way because if they lose, it’s Redemption House time. We see…
Final Reckoning: Big Little Lies
Aug 22, 2018 • 68 min
Killer Queen Kam is the lady with the plan in this episode, but c’mon MTV, are you ever gonna send anyone home? We see the Challengers dig out of a mine, a relationship between Tori and Derrick comes to a head, and Brad finally blinks. All this and more…
Final Reckoning: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Aug 15, 2018 • 71 min
We’re not thrilled about the pace of this season, but we’ll keep bringing you the latest ‘cause we love you. Too much drama up in here, too many relationships to follow, and too many people throwing hissy fits. But it’s ok. We see a challenge on a train,…
Final Reckoning: Breaking Brad
Aug 8, 2018 • 67 min
Poor Brad deals with the bad news from the Redemption House, while the rest of the Challengers prepare for a Purge Challenge. We get relationship drama we don’t care about, team drama we’re too old for, and reminisce of the days when we used to get a…
Final Reckoning: The Affair
Aug 1, 2018 • 55 min
It’s a shorter episode tonight due to an oncoming illness, but at least we have NyQuil is if beer isn’t on the menu. Of course we cover Paulie and the silly fight, Brad’s reaction to potential infidelity, and the process to get back into the house after…
Fear Factor: Challenge Edition
Jul 31, 2018 • 67 min
Today is a very special day for Challenged. Many lessons learned. We are joined by Fear Factor experts from Couch Pilots to discuss the latest episode of Fear Factor starring CT, Cara, Jordan, and Tori. We discuss the episode as well as get…
Final Reckoning: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jul 25, 2018 • 65 min
We’re here with another recap. Lots of house drama as Cara and Kyle suck Faith and Paulie into their relationship drama, Cara then pisses off her partner, and find out how nominations and eliminations are going to work this season. All this and more.
Jul 23, 2018 • 107 min
Wooo! Things go crazy this week in the Big Brother House. We get some temper tantrums, some bold faced lies, some false call outs, and some discussion about racism. A lot to digest so this is a loooooong episode.Do us a favor and head over to iTunes and…
Final Reckoning: The Young And The Wreckless
Jul 20, 2018 • 53 min
We get a look at some of the drama in the Redemption House. Then we finally discover who is going to be Johnny’s partner. The contestants engage in a swingtastic Challenge after which we learn who is safe and who is not in eliminations this season.
Evicted – Big Brother Season 20: Week 3
Jul 18, 2018 • 90 min
This week we get Kaitlyn making a big move and causing Team Foute to be surprised by a backdoor eviction. The one who helped bring it about gets HOH and it all culminates in a big argument about how many left handed people there are in the world. All this…
Final Reckoning: Six Feet Under
Jul 11, 2018 • 92 min
Hey, it’s the first episode of a new season! We’re excited to see old favorites and dreading meeting new idiots. As usual, we cover the challenge, the elimination, and the drama. We disagree on Cara’s promiscuity but we’re all on board for the resolution…
Evicted – Big Brother Season 20: Week 2
Jul 9, 2018 • 76 min
We’re back with a look at Week 2 in the Big Brother house. Have any new alliances been made? Any new Showmances happened? Who got evicted and who is the new HoH? Find out. Also we play some controversial clips from the first few weeks in the BB house.
Evicted – Big Brother Season 20: Week 1
Jul 3, 2018 • 76 min
It’s the first episode of Evicted! A new podcast all about Big Brother. It’s the first week in the house and we cover the compeitions, alliances, and even some hook ups. All this with a robot on the show! Welcome to Evicted!
Final Reckoning Preview
Jun 27, 2018 • 38 min
Buckle up, kids. The third part of The Challenge trilogy starts July 10. To prepare, your favorite Challenge podcast goes over the new cast, pairs, talks about theories on potential formats. We steer clear of spoilers except for casting spoilers, so avoid…
Champs vs Stars: Bank Rollin’ in the Deep
Jun 20, 2018 • 60 min
Well, we made it. Another season finale. Who puts on frozen clothes the fastest? Who eats the most gross food? Do the dad bods stand a chance against professional athletes? All these questions and more are answered. Also our interview with Laurel seems to…
Champs vs. Stars: Crossed Words and Mixed Signals
Jun 13, 2018 • 50 min
We’re winding down this season of Champs vs Stars and preparing for Final Reckoning. Wes shows what kind of mastermind he is and why he’s the greatest Challenge politician of all time. Louise and Casper face an uphill challenge to get to the final. Will…
Interview: Darrell
Jun 8, 2018 • 15 min
Fan-favorite and one of the best players to play the game, Darrell is in the house! We ask the standard questions, but we also had to squeeze in some questions about Sarah Greyson, the Gauntlet Queen and one of my favorite players. Darrell was a super…
Interview: Melinda
Jun 7, 2018 • 20 min
Melinda asked us to get a little weird with it, and we did. I think we made her a little uncomfortable, but that’s ok because she did the same to us. Or at least she tried. We haven’t seen Melinda on the show for quite some time, but we were still excited…
Champs Vs. Stars: When Loyalty Is Spot On
Jun 6, 2018 • 34 min
This week we find out which team Booby is sending into the Elimination. Also a Champ has a tirade and accuses another team of cheating. After that we find a twist that lowers the competition to just 4 teams.
Interview: Nicole Z.
Jun 5, 2018 • 5 min
We weren’t sure what to make of Nicole exactly, but her over-the-top presence we see on TV made for quite the charming, interesting and exciting interactions we had at the Challenge Throwdown for the Cause event. She was very candid maybe a bit drunk for…
Interview: Derrick K.
Jun 4, 2018 • 9 min
Let’s be honest, our podcasts are not competitors, so we love having Derrick on a show other than Challenge Mania. Word of warning, this was quite late in the night and many drinks were had, leading to some distraction and some nonsense. Challenged…
Interview: Jordan Wiseley
Jun 2, 2018 • 16 min
Thanks to Jordan for taking time out of his evening during the Challenge Throwdown event to talk to us about horror movies, his production company, his motorcycles and more. Unfortunately Tori D. wasn’t able to join him on this trip, or we could’ve helped…
On Location: The Challenge Throwdown in Yorkville
May 31, 2018 • 18 min
We’re taking a short break from interviews for this episode, where we sat down with other fans of The Challenge at the Throwdown for the Cause event in Yorkville. This is Kelly’s first live appearance on the show, so give her a hand! Also joining us is…
Champs Vs. Stars: Go Deep Or Go Home
May 30, 2018 • 31 min
We’re back with a look at what happens when people stop being friends and start learning to swim. This episode we learn about the twist that the Miz left us on at the end of the last episode and we learn who can swim and who can’t.
Interview: Tori Hall and Ashley Kelsey
May 29, 2018 • 17 min
More interviews from the Challenge Throwdown for the Cause event in Yorkville! This time we sat down with Tori Hall and Ashley Kelsey. Ashley was the captain for Hillary’s volleyball team, so you could say we’re all basically best friends now. We ask a…
Interview: Laurel Stucky
May 27, 2018 • 9 min
Thanks to Laurel for sitting down with us in Yorkville Illinois to answer some questions about The Challenge, but more importantly the shows she watches on Netflix. Forensic Files for life. We also touch on her episode of Fear Factor and her one…
Interview: Cohutta
May 24, 2018 • 27 min
We were lucky enough to sit down and chat with Cohutta at the Challenge Throwdown for the Cause event in Yorkville, Illinois. We talked about many topics, from toilet paper to cell phones to careers and his cousin Jill. He also shares some of that deep…
Champs vs Pros: Fire in the Butt, Ice in the Heart
May 16, 2018 • 35 min
Yeah, it’s another sausage fest up in here. We have a special guest, Zach, for this bite-sized podcast without notes that we go over out of order. We almost got Tori to watch us live, but I guess we failed. Wes is struggling to maintain his place in the…
Champs vs Stars: Face Off Gloves On
May 9, 2018 • 36 min
No girls allowed! It’s just the men of Challenged tonight, and you know what that means. A short show, no notes, no prep work and lots of distractions. We talk Tori, Ashley, Aneesa and the drama involved with all of them. Wes tries and fails to start an…
Champs vs Stars: Rainbows and Storm Clouds
May 2, 2018 • 56 min
It’s a very special episode of Challenged with Hill’s first time hosting and a special appearance by a 5-year-old fighting bedtime. We may be distracted, but I think we do a stellar job of covering the Champs and Stars divisions and the game-within-a-game…
Champs Vs. Stars: Over The Edge And Under The Bus
Apr 25, 2018 • 44 min
It’s time for some life sized Shuffle Board! We get to see the fall out of Kaihla cursing, Hennisey predictably goes a little crazy, and the Stars seem to be forming a plan to take over the game. Lots of fun stuff this episode.
Champs vs Stars: Stairing Down the Competition
Apr 19, 2018 • 57 min
We’re loosey-goosey in our coverage of Champs vs Stars. I mean, do we even talk about this episode? I’ve had too many beers to know I guess, but it’s nice to see some of the Champs return. We like the division of the Champs even more, and the teams within…
Vendettas: Vendettas Never Die
Apr 19, 2018 • 91 min
We took a break because the finale was terrible. C’mon MTV, stop making us wait to see the winner of The Challenge, we just find spoilers anyway. Zach and Hillary are here to help host, and we cover the winner of Vendettas. Spoiler, it’s Cara Maria. We’re…
Vendettas: Czechmate
Mar 28, 2018 • 82 min
The remaining cast heads off to Prague to prepare for the finale. We see them dodge pylons and the stacked men’s team means we kick off some men in maybe unfair ways. The Troika is finally stacked with some females who save some men in a way you may not…
Vendettas: Help Me Rhonda
Mar 21, 2018 • 89 min
We’re winding down in the season now, so the game is heating up. We see some Challengers stabbing each other in the back, others sticking with their alliances even though it means they’ll get thrown in. 2 people head home and the rest go to the Czech…
Vendettas: It’s Britni Censored
Mar 15, 2018 • 84 min
Technical problems continue to plague the show, but don’t worry. We find a way to deliver a full episode. Devin is still coming down from his nirvana experience, but has a rude awakening and major disappointment. Natalie continues to play everyone’s game…
Vendettas: Rumor Has It
Mar 7, 2018 • 93 min
One of the greatest episodes of The Challenge ever! Alliances are crushed as friends have to make very tough decisions to advance their game. Rivalries are reinforced and everyone’s games gets shook. Mean girls are no fun, and MTV does not endorse…
Vendettas: Baskets of Deplorables
Feb 28, 2018 • 66 min
We know Marie went in last week, but who is she going up against? Kam is a traitor and not good at this game, and you can feel free to tweet hatred at us for that comment. The rest of the crew plays some soccer wearing stilts and zorbs, and we see a…
Vendettas: Mercenaries of Mayhem
Feb 21, 2018 • 69 min
The mercenaries come in to wreak havoc on our poor Challengers while Kam does her best Fire Marshall Bill impression. A new challenge proves very difficult for everyone, with broken glass and stitches and ambulance rides galore.
Vendettas: Pulling The Strings
Feb 14, 2018 • 66 min
We get to see Brad and the selected Challenger enter an elimination. We do find out who is leaving the notes in Britni’s bed. Some drama in the kitchen makes Devin and Banana’s vendetta even stronger. And in the elimination TJ drops a surprise on everyone…
Vendettas: Notes on a Scandal
Feb 7, 2018 • 77 min
WHO IS THE BLURRY FIGURE WHO LEFT THE NOTES? The world may never know, but that won’t stop us from speculating. We see a Challenge this week. It’s underwater and at night. But no elimination. Maybe one of these weeks we’ll see a full episode. This time…
Vendettas: Guilty by Association
Jan 31, 2018 • 83 min
Well, it’s a filler episode but maybe, just maybe it means next week we’ll get a challenge and an elimination. The rookie girls get riled up and fight, and we don’t really see much else going on otherwise. This elimination will go down as one of the most…
Vendettas: Pizzagate
Jan 24, 2018 • 66 min
Pizzagate isn’t just a weird alt-right conspiracy theory. It’s also an episode of The Challenge, where Brad comes back as his intense, passionate self and starts a half-million dollar fight over pizza. Was it worth it? We get trivia and a food challenge…
Vendettas: Banatalie
Jan 17, 2018 • 44 min
It’s our goal this time around to make sure our recaps take less time than watching the actual episode. Do we succeed? Hell yes. We always do. We see a pathetic showing of an elimination and get some real-time behind the scenes about the elimination. We…
CvS: The Final Countdown
Jan 11, 2018 • 42 min
Well, we finally made it to the end of Champs vs. Stars. This poor show got lost in the other Challenge mayhem, overlapping the end of Dirty Thirty and the beginning of Vendettas. So far, the Champs have swept the series. Will that continue, or will the…
Vendettas: The Power of Three
Jan 10, 2018 • 71 min
What in the world is a troika? And how do you pronouce it? We finally get some details on how this game works, including the troika, the inquisition, and the Ring. But what is the grenade and how is it used? I guess we figure it out eventually.
CvS: Sink, Purge, Repeat
Jan 4, 2018 • 24 min
Our coverage of Champs vs. Stars has been demoted to a short aftershow in the wake of Vendettas. This week we cover the purge in the swimming challenge and at least some of the Challengers who are on their way to the final next week.
Vendettas: When Worlds Collide
Jan 3, 2018 • 90 min
It’s a super-ultra long episode of Challenged to accompany the premiere of Vendettas. We love seeing midlife crisis Brad, as well as the new Challengers from other random shows in the US and UK. We haveto intro a bunch of newbies to this insane game and…
CvS: Flagpoles and False Hopes
Dec 27, 2017 • 52 min
The Champs are heading for a shutout clean sweep, but can the Stars stop them? Are alliances strong enough to withstand a vote that may not go as intended? This episode is all about strength. Who is the strongest player, but more importantly, the…
Throwdown for the Cause: Yorkville
Dec 22, 2017 • 33 min
Challenged was fortunate enough to meet all the Challengers in Yorkville at the first event for Throwdown for the Cause. In this episode we talk about the event and our experiences in meeting Bananas, Cara Maria, Brad, Kelly Anne, Britni, Derrick, Zach,…
CvS: Playing Me for the Foos
Dec 20, 2017 • 45 min
ZACH ATTACK IS BACK. We have a special guest host standing up for Bananas during the conflict with Bananas vs. Wes. The group plays human foosball and of course can’t do anything without major conflicts.
Interview: Kelly Anne and Britni
Dec 18, 2017 • 6 min
We attended the Throwdown for the Cause in Yorkville, Illinois and had the fortune of meeting many Challengers. Unfortunately we had little luck in getting interviews, but Kelly Anne and Britni were nice enough to spend a little time chatting with us.…
CvS: When Push Comes to Shoving Stars
Dec 13, 2017 • 57 min
Hashtag BringHillaryBack2017 worked, and Hillary joins us. We get a new Challenger entering the game to replace the many who had to leave. An alliance breaks out on the Stars team, but do they have the numbers to change the game? Will the Stars finally…
Challenged: Did CT Say It
Dec 8, 2017 • 13 min
In this special bonus episode of Challenged Bryan plays a game show with his other co-hosts called DID CT SAY IT? He reads off 15 quotes in his best CT voice and the others have to say if it’s a quote from CT or did another Challenge member say it. Lots…
CvS: Slamballs and Elbow Brawls
Dec 6, 2017 • 46 min
The contestants are dropping like flies and it seems like everyone wants to go into elimination. Drama drama everywhere on the stars team, including a bodyguard who can’t tell if an injury is an accident or not.
CvS: Parkour All Obstacles
Nov 29, 2017 • 63 min
We got a whole episode, but the only thing that matters is the CT vs TO fight. Also Jenna fought the floor and lost. The crew plays some parkour and some dodgeball at the same time.
CvS: Tow Big or Tow Home
Nov 22, 2017 • 73 min
Will we ever get a break from The Challenge? Maybe not. But this season is shaping up to be one of the best, despite only being a “mini season”. We get drama, a challenge, nomination and an elimination… all in one episode. Also, someone goes nuts. Good…
XXX: Finally Finale
Nov 22, 2017 • 42 min
Ugh, we made it. Finally. We recap the finale. It was fine. It was boring. It’s the end.
XXX: One in a Million
Nov 8, 2017 • 77 min
It’s been a long season, but we made it. Finally. Well, sorta. We’re not going to know who wins until next week, but that doesn’t stop us from speculating this time around. Also, meet us (and some Challenge people) in Yorkville, IL next month.
XXX: The Sinister Six
Nov 2, 2017 • 48 min
We finally get all the challengers eliminated down to the final 6. Does #TeamHunny have a representative in the final? Also we switch locations, an injury could take a finalist out of the race, and we place some sticks and stones. Mainly just stones.
XXX: A Million More Reasons
Oct 25, 2017 • 64 min
The big twist is finally revealed. We see a Redemption Challenge which is supposed to be the last, but c’mon, you can’t fool us. We get to see our first couple finalists, and we fall out of love with one of our favorite challengers while falling in love…
XXX: Pretty Little Backstabbers
Oct 18, 2017 • 58 min
It’s crybaby episode part two, but things are heating up and people are quickly heading to the Redemption House. The Challenge may have been lackluster, but the elimination was intense and crazy. We’re winding down this season and are excited to see how…
XXX: Feel the Burn
Oct 11, 2017 • 71 min
It’s a crybaby episode! A burn vote turns out to change the game forever. The dumb Redemption House is still in play, so once again no one was sent home. Despite these issues, this is maybe still one of the best episodes we’ve seen so far.
XXX: Boxed In
Oct 4, 2017 • 58 min
I guess we’re #teamHunny now. Veronica earns her stripes this episode, as if she hasn’t done enough in the last 20 seasons of the show. CT finally loses a Challenge, and unfortunately it’s one of the highest stake Challenges yet. Tony and Hunter start an…
XXX: Love is a Lonely Hunter
Sep 27, 2017 • 59 min
Another live episode. I hope we’re working out the bugs. Hunter is a crybaby who starts fights and gets dumped. I mean, seriously, is there a worse person than Hunter? Well, maybe Nelson who also starts fights. Another XXX episode that is high on drama…
XXX: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Sep 20, 2017 • 41 min
It’s guys night at Challenged, so we do this efficiently this time around. But we’re lacking notes, so it’s a pretty off-the-cuff show. Camila has been edited out of the Challenge, and the Redemption House gets a second change by eating a bunch of nasty…
XXX: Rampage
Sep 13, 2017 • 46 min
Is Camila a racist? Uh…. yeah. Of course she is. But Leroy is a saint. It’s a special episode of Challenged this week as half the podcast is on vacation. Some technical difficulties this time around but hopefully they’re not too distracting. Oh, also,…
XXX: Dirty Little Secret
Sep 6, 2017 • 60 min
Tony and Camila are both dogs. We get the much-loved trivia challenge, but it falls flat with a lot of filler and answers with no questions. The crew prepares to meet some Challengers. Follow us on social media stuff. We’re not to proud to beg. Wanna see…
XXX: Ankles Aweigh
Aug 30, 2017 • 58 min
Aneesa and Veronica hook up… or do they? Injuries are sustained, or maybe faked. We get 1/2 and elimination up front, and another 1/2 at the end. So that kinda counts as a full elimination, right?
Aug 23, 2017 • 45 min
We almost get the perfect episode with a challenge, drama and elimination. An unfortunate event cuts the elimination short, but hey, there’s always next week. We push the boundaries of politically correct speech this week.
XXX: Road to Redemption
Aug 16, 2017 • 32 min
Tim and Hill are back, and so is everyone else from the Redemption House. The gang battle it out over water. Who will be redeemed? It’s a short episode since all we’re discussing today is the Challengenation.
XXX: Dirty Deeds
Aug 9, 2017 • 38 min
This week we’re down two co-hosts so Amanda and Bryan venture forth alone to tell the tales of this week’s Challenge XXX: Dirty Thirty. We talk about some drunken shenanigans, if Tony is actually a good player, and state multiple times that Nelson is a…
XXX: Pride Before the Fall
Aug 2, 2017 • 45 min
We finally see The Presidio and see what in the world a double-cross is all about. We see CT’s Dad Bod destroy the competition and discuss Aneesa’s body slam. Some new person that we don’t care about goes home. What was her name again?
XXX:Shots Fired
Jul 26, 2017 • 51 min
It’s drama overload with love triangles and physical altercations in the Redemption House. Cory is making everyone mad while others are enjoying Tuesday Tinis. We see a little of the nomination process, but in MTV fashion do not see an elimination or even…
XXX: Thirty Rotten Scoundrels
Jul 19, 2017 • 53 min
Tonight we discuss the premiere of Dirty Thirty including the cast, the quitters, the forgotten and overlooked old-timers who have returned. We try our best to avoid spoilers as we speculate about the rest of the season. Get pumped. It’s Dirty Thirty.
The Challenge: Dirty Thirty Episode 0
Jul 11, 2017 • 52 min
It’s episode 0 for the 30th season of The Challenge. We run down the cast for this season, speculate on the format, and give our hopes for who comes out the victor and participants we hope to see go home right away.
Movie Break: The Scorned with Tonya, Trishelle and Steven Hill
Jun 29, 2017 • 40 min
We’re on hiatus from The Challenge, so the crew sits down to discuss the forgotten horror movie, The Scorned starring Challenge alum Trishelle, Tonya and Steven. No drama this time around, or challenges or eliminations, but we do discuss blood and gore…
Champs vs. Pros: No Guts No Glory
Jun 21, 2017 • 62 min
It’s the Champs Vs. Pros finale, so we discuss vomiting, running, and of course the winners and losers of this mini-season. We also dive into the bizarre Challenge microgame promoting Universal Studios. We also do our first Classic Challenge Moment…
Champs Vs. Pros: Immovable Objections
Jun 14, 2017 • 50 min
We’re getting down to the end and tensions begin to rise as the finish line is in sight. Who gets voted in? Who throws the biggest tantrum?
Champs vs. Pros: A Cold Day in Hell
Jun 7, 2017 • 50 min
We see Lolo decide who to go against in the latest elimination, then see the whole crew play a game of memory and telephone. We say goodbye to some of our favorite Champs and Pros. We also say goodbye to an old cast member who is no longer with us.
Champs vs. Pros: Watch out for the Wolfpack
May 31, 2017 • 43 min
We see the champs and pros battle it out in Out of Bounds. It’s a female elimination day, so we see some drama and some physical challenges and eliminations.
Champs vs. Pros: Settling the Score
May 24, 2017 • 47 min
Two long time rivalries come to a head. The crews make hot dogs. Another exciting day in The Challenge.
Champs vs. Pros: Secrets and Limes
May 17, 2017 • 45 min
We meet the Pros and cover the first challenge and first elimination. Did you know Lolo has her own charity? We say goodbye to some champs and pros.
The Reunion: Invasion Epilogue
May 17, 2017 • 36 min
We cover the Reunion of Invasion and find more reasons to hate Nelson and Hunter. We also go over our first piece of hate mail.
Season 29 Episode 15: The True Champions
May 9, 2017 • 45 min
It’s finally the finale and we’re here to break it out. We review the final, our favorite contestants, challenges and eliminations of the season. This officially wraps up Season 29 of The Challenge and Season 1 of Challenged. See you all next week for…
Season 29 Episode 13 & 14: Math is Hard
May 3, 2017 • 50 min
We were out last week, but we make it up to you with this two-fer presenting the last 2 episodes. The Final begins, and as TJ says, it’s no joke. This episode we cover Nelson’s near death experience and Cory’s infinite disappointments.
Season 29 Episode 12: Caged
Apr 18, 2017 • 56 min
We finally see the end of the Underdog eliminations and say goodbye to our favorite Underdog. The Champs fight for their last chance to pad out their team bank account. We start our final Champ elimination, but as per usual do not finish it. We’re out…
Season 29 Episode 11: Bloodbath
Apr 12, 2017 • 48 min
IT’S AN UNDERDOG BLOODBATH! We finally get to say goodbye to our least favorite Challengers, and see some drama along the way. We check out screen caps of the Nelson/Shane/Cory elimination and dissect them to see how bad a player Nelson is. We’re nearing…
Season 29 Episode 10: Go Your Own Way
Apr 5, 2017 • 32 min
We finish the Bananas vs. Darrell elimination, and the Cara Maria vs. Laurel. The lesbian love triangle has been resolved but that doesn’t stop drama in the club. We watch the Challengers jump from inner tube to inner tube, but no eliminations. Next week:…
Season 29 Episode 9: An Officer and a Gentlewoman
Mar 29, 2017 • 46 min
It’s a Champ elimination day, and the crew fights over a rope on a tilting platform to stay alive. A lesbian love triangle shakes up the house. An elimination is cut short and no one is sent home… yet.
Season 29 Episode 8: A Low Down Dirty Shane
Mar 22, 2017 • 33 min
Shane betrays his alliance… or does he? Everyone eats and pukes too much curry. People overreact to harmless pranks. All this and more on this episode of Challenged!
Season 29 Episode 7: Achy Breaky Heart
Mar 15, 2017 • 42 min
It’s Champion elimination day. The Challengers compete on a giant hamster wheel to see who will battle each other in The Fortress. We also go over Season 30 availability calls.
Season 29 Episode 6: Mile High Club
Mar 8, 2017 • 39 min
High drama, low action. One elimination, no challenges this week. The Champions have invaded the house and the underdogs are trying to impress.
Challenged Interview: Shane
Mar 2, 2017 • 53 min
This week we talk to Shane Landrum of Road Rules and The Challenge fame. We talk about Campus Crawl, Battle of the Sexes, The Inferno and, of course, Invasion of the Champions.
Season 29 Episode 5: Underdog Eat Underdog
Mar 1, 2017 • 34 min
The Champs invade and the Oasis is filled with drama. No elimination this week. This week we break down the newly revealed format for the Challenges and Eliminations.
Season 29 Episode 4: Four Tickets to Paradise
Feb 22, 2017 • 31 min
Bryan, Amanda and Tim talk about The Challenge episode #4, Four Tickets to Paradise. Some underdogs go home, the Champions arrive, and way too many people end up hooking up.
Season 29 Episode 3: Helter Shelter
Feb 15, 2017 • 36 min
Bryan, Amanda and Tim discuss Episode 3, the drama, the elimination and some Twitter drama between current and previous Challengers.Subscribe Here! or via iTunes or Google Play
Season 29 Episodes 1-2: Give Me Shelter
Feb 8, 2017 • 46 min
The Underdogs arrive at camp. Drama overtakes them. We talk drama, the challenge, and the elimination and try to make predictions for the rest of the season.
Season 29 Preshow
Feb 1, 2017 • 39 min
Bryan, Amanda and Tim sit down to discuss the players in The Challenge Invasion and speculate about format.Subscribe Here!