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Rotten Banana Podcast: Tony Raines Interview

Logan and Ali are joined by MTV Challenge legend Tony Raines to discuss his grueling elimination at the end of Final Reckoning against Paulie and Natalie, his relationship with Bananas over the years and where they stand now, he puts the Cory incident to bed, why he loved Vendettas more than the other shows in the trilogy, before jumping into his thoughts on War of the Worlds including who we would have wanted as a partner, the unique experience of watching the show as a former cast member, the upsides and drawbacks of a shortened season, what his brother is up to and what his favorite Batman movie is!

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Rotten Banana Podcast: The Greatest Showman? w/ Marie Roda

Logan is joined by MTV Challenge vet and overall badass Marie Roda to discuss her friend Nicole being on Game of Clones before jumping into her thoughts on War of the Worlds including how ridiculous Bear was (and how she’d love to party with him), if Zach is just a misunderstood asshole, how difficult the mini-final Challenge was, and she drops a few truth bombs about Cara Maria and her relationship with Paulie.

Rotten Banana Podcast: Halloween Bash

Logan, Ali, and Maria AKA the tribunal are back discussing MTV’s the Challenge: War of the Worlds including the drama Amanda and Da’Vonne brought up on twitter, the producers protecting their favorites, the questionable strategy of a few teams at the epic Fallout Challenge, the unspoken pro-wrestling style agreement between Kyle and Paulie, Nany not letting CT skate to the final, who was best dressed at the Halloween party, and JP’s ballsy move of calling out an MTV legend into a physical elimination.

Rotten Banana Podcast: Pack Your Bags, Bananas!

Logan and Ali are back discussing War of the Worlds covering TJ’s explanation of the relic and the history of rewarding elimination winners, Bananas general delusion about his standing in the game and the three acts in the reality career of Johnny, Cara Maria inserting herself into Mattie and Kyles love fest, a new theory on Zach’s lack of interest in the show, Wes being giddy over throwing Johnny into the Killing Floor, and Bananas terrible decision to call Zach out.

Rotten Banana Podcast: Bumble Busted (War of the Worlds)

Logan is joined by Diana to discuss episode 2 of The Challenge: War of the Worlds covering everything from TJ hanging loose during his monster truck rally at the challenge, Wes staying 4 steps ahead of his cast mates, why Bananas tearing down Wes is detrimental to his legacy, why the Challenge isn’t America’s fifth major sport, Zach’s continued toxicity by threatening to break up with Jenna after getting caught cheating (again), Amanda stirring the pot and sticking to her guns, and Hunter getting his sweet revenge taking out Chase & Ashley first this season.

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Rotten Banana Podcast: Armchair Psychiatry

Logan and Ali are back discussing the season premiere (sort of) of the new season of The Challenge: War of the Worlds, Apocalypse Now! We break down Paulie’s latest social media meltdown, and Morgan calling out Wes during the After Show before jumping into who does well in the opening purge challenge. The podcast takes many divergent paths including a deep dive into Lolo Jones and her reality TV career, the cringe of the Cara Maria- Paulie sexcapades, Theo’s 8 Mile comments, and our early predictions for who will win WotW.

Rotten Banana Podcast: Meet the Rookies (War of the Worlds)

Logan and Ali are back discussing MTV’s The Challenge covering the first ‘non-official’ episode of War of the Worlds where we get to meet the 18 reality TV stars invading the Challenge world. We break down all the new cast members, their relationships with the veterans, our early favorites, why Turbo placed Logan on his hit list, and how the vet alliances may fall in place.

Rotten Banana Podcast: KellyAnne Judd Interview

Logan is joined by Real World: Sydney and Challenge alum KellyAnne Judd to discuss her relationship with the cast and specifically the crew on her RW season, what her dealbreaker Instagrams are, her experience with Cara Maria over the years, bullying on the show then vs now, the insane politics of the Ruins, her favorite seasons and so much more!

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Rotten Banana Podcast: Syrus Yarbrough Interview

Logan is joined by MTV Real World and Challenge alum Syrus Yarbrough to discuss his current life in Santa Monica, the reality TV scene around LA, the changes to BMP and MTV over the years, his thoughts on Puck vs. David on BOTS, what really happened on the Ruins, his connection to the Golden State Warriors, and who he thinks is the greatest Challenger ever.

Rotten Banana Podcast: Friendettas (Reunion pt 2)

Logan recaps the Final Reckoning reunion drama, the LizChallenge twitter insanity,  why Cara Maria gets so much hate from cast members, Amanda and Zach’s relationship never getting mended, and Logan declares his favorite cast member ever retired.

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