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Rotten Banana Podcast: What Would Wes Do?

Logan and Maria are back discussing MTV’s The Challenge starting with Cara Maria and Paulie’s appearance on How Far is Tattoo Far, more Season 33 rumors and rumblings, and Maria’s thoughts on Bananas loss last week, before jumping into recapping Final Reckoning episode 18 starting with the drama in Redemption with Nelson and Kayleigh, that Redemption finally ends at EPISODE 18, Brad and Kyle’s questionable strategy, Kam and Kayleigh’s huge win (and later getting purged), and the disappointing heavyweight battle between Shelson and Banony.

Rotten Banana Podcast: Weaponized Emotion

Logan and Maria discuss the latest Season 33 cast rumors before jumping into recapping Final Reckoning episode 16 starting with Kam trolling Kyle and Brad for losing their elimination, the complicated nature of taking sides when everyone is wrong, Bananas incredibly insensitive comments trying to weaponize Devin’s emotions, we have an extensive conversation about the incident and eventually talk about the lamest trivia challenge in years.

Rotten Banana Podcast: Scott Yager Interview

Logan is joined by Challenge Mania host Scott Yager to discuss the behind the scenes of running the biggest podcast in the Challenge sphere, what podcasting in the modern age entails, why MTV holds their stars back, his backyard wrestling career, how pro wrestling relates to the Challenge, Scott works in his best Vince McMahon impression, and the show ends with a brief talk on the criticisms of using Patreon.

Rotten Banana Podcast: MTV Challenge – Kenny Santucci Interview

Logan is joined by 3 time Challenge champion and living legend Kenny Santucci to discuss everything from pro wrestling, Real World Austin, his crossfit career, finding inspiration in training, Evan’s wedding, his favorite season, and why the JEK alliance dominated so many seasons. (Apologies for the rough audio)

Rotten Banana Podcast: MTV Challenge – Team Dad Bod FTW

Maria and Logan are back discussing MTV’s the Challenge, starting with the Final Reckoning trailer that dropped, each of the team pairings for the new season, what the hell is happening with Bananas, and who the favorites are for season 32. We then jump into recapping the last 3 episodes of Champs vs Stars starting with episode 7, where the Miz starts putting teams into pairs, Louise morphing from fan favorite to villain, Jozea’s inability to be interesting or swim, drama at all the eliminations, why we need the old Wes back, Casper and Louise dominating their elimination round, team Dad Bod guaranteeing themselves a spot in the final and if Kailah and Drake have a chance to beat the White team.

Rotten Banana Podcast: MTV Challenge – TO vs CT + Vendettas Trailer

Logan and Allan discuss the Challenge: Vendettas trailer, trying to decipher who the naked couple is and why Marie may be the best challenger next season before jumping into episode 2 and 3 of Champs vs Stars. Topics covered include Zack and Jennas will they/won’t they relationship, TO being able to dish it but not take it, RiFF RaFF’s lack of athletic ability, and Romeo’s bratty move to bring in his bodyguard.

Rotten Banana Podcast: MTV Challenge – Bananas Stirs the Pot + Tony Shoots his Shot

Logan and Maria dish on the MTV Challenge All Star rumors, including the cast and a potential crazy incident that takes place with Camila followed by our thoughts on her MTV journey. The pod then jumps to recaping episodes 4 and 5, where Johnny stirs the pot against the Cory/Nelson alliance, and the dirty moves pulled by Jemmye and Nelson regarding who they threw in the elimination. The pod concludes with the redemption challenge and the ridiculousness of it encapsulating its own entire episode.

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