Rank #1: Episode 29: The Johnny Bananas Interview
Johnny Bananas joins the guys to talk about pulling one of the most ruthless moves in television history by taking the money from Sarah and running at the end of Rivals 3. Johnny also discussed the current state of The Challenge, how he got started in reality TV, what it was like to be turned into a backpack by CT, his thoughts on some of the biggest names in Challenge history, and what he plans to do now that he is $275,000 richer. Plus a special surprise guest called in and joined the podcast as we were recording.
Aug 08 2016
Rank #2: Episode 7: T.J LAVIN JOINS US! Oh Yeah, And Abe Is A Psycho
Yup, you read that right. The best host and coolest person in the universe, T.J. Lavin, joined us to talk about this season and past seasons of The Challenge, what happens behind the scenes, his favorite competitors, how he got chosen to host the show, and MUCH more. We also break down this week's episode and the After Show of what is quickly becoming The Abe Show. If you haven't already, please make sure to follow T.J. on Twitter @TJLavin and check out his clothing line "Torque".
Note: We had some connection issues with T.J. here and there but everything came out pretty well in the end. Don't quit on us, we won't quit on you.
Jan 07 2016
Rank #3: The Bananas Bunch
Johnny Bananas, Leroy, and Tony join The Alliance to talk about the new season of The Challenge, Roy Lee's lack of buoyancy, Tony's ever-growing family, Bananas' cerebral game, and much more.
Jul 20 2017
Rank #4: Evan and Kenny
Evan and Kenny join the gang to talk about days of Challenge past, what goes on behind the scenes, stories from outside the show, what they are up to now, if they would have ripped Sarah's heart out like Bananas did, and much much more.
Jan 26 2017
Rank #5: Finally The Final
The Alliance talks about The Final to the longest Challenge in the history of the planet and discusses the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad supertwist that MTV pulled on all its viewers.
A couple of notes:
1. JJ's connection went in and out, so his audio was tricky. We got as much of it as we could.
2. There won't be another podcast this season. We may record a quick recap if the reunion is extra crazy, but that likely won't be the case. We also won't be doing the podcast for the Pros vs. Joes show that is next.
3. If this was our last podcast, we wanted to thank all of the listeners for their support over the years. You guys and girls are the best listeners in the universe and were the true MVPs of every season. We owe everyone a sincere thank you for all the support whether it was listening to the podcast, interacting with us on Twitter (@NoQuittersPod), or just saying hi when you saw us in person. You are truly the CT that carried us on your back.
Nov 08 2017
Rank #6: The Camila, Cara, Tori, And Cory Show
The Alliance was joined by Camila, Cara Maria, Tori, and Cory at Barstool HQ to discuss The Challenge: Dirty Thirty. First we talked to Tori (Are You The One Tori, not Brad's wife Tori) about what it's like being a rookie/AYTO scab in a Challenge house, being intimidated by her competitors, and how she ended up in reality TV.
Then we were joined by Camila who became the first ever recurring guest in No Quitters history (since the Bananas podcast with Clem was never technically recorded). We got The Camilinator's thoughts on this season, what her workout plan is all about, and
Cara Maria then became the second ever recurring guest on the show and dropped a huge announcement on our heads and talked about what it's like to have a crazy person as part of her "baggage".
And then finally we had Mr. Popcorn Muscles himself Cory join us. JJ broke down how Cory could become more likable or actually just likable at all on The Challenge and we had an incredible showdown between Cory and Captain Hardo that may not have been the best competition for a podcast. But still fun nonetheless.
Jul 17 2017
Rank #7: Episode 38: Shane And The Guys
Shane joins The Alliance to discuss the Nicole/Cara/Laurel love triangle, the arrival of The Camilinator, Jenna and Camila skinny dipping, what The Challenge was like in the old days, if he plans on coming back on in the future, what his plan is for gay tourism in Charleston, and if space docking is a real thing.
Mar 29 2017
Rank #8: Episode 41: Cara Maria and the Camilinator
Cara Maria and Camila join the alliance at Barstool HQ to discuss this year's Challenge, how they got their starts on the show, what living with Abe is like, if Cara was playing Rock, Paper, Scissor, the Camilinator, how Jenna is really a wonderful person, and much more.
Apr 13 2017
Rank #9: Dee's Nuts
Cory is dominating challenges like he dominated Conor in an arm wrestling contest, Wes and Bananas are working together to ruin people's lives, and Dee just gave the best competitor in the house a free ride to the finals. What the hell is going on in Prague?
The guys also delve into the supertwist, which cast members are on OnlyFans, and which Challenge Quarantine House they would choose to be cooped up with during a pandemic.
Apr 09 2020
Rank #10: Episode 16: Rivals III Season Premiere
Clem, Connor, and JJ break down the first episode of Rivals III by talking about Jenna picking up where she left off, if Bananas has lost his fastball, Nicole coming out strong, Tony getting screamed at, Ashley's potential as the crazy Challenge girl, Camila's craziness, and much more.
May 05 2016
Rank #11: Trivia And The Ammo Show
The Alliance discusses JJ's trip to Italy, the issues with the show, the trivia episode being a letdown, the Redemption House being the worst place in the universe, and Nelson potentially being actually good (okay, probably not).
Then Ammo joins the podcast around minute 26 to talk about his experience on Real World: Go Big Or Go Home, leaving the Mormon church, what he's been up to, what he thought of The Challenge, and why Dionne hasn't been on a Challenge season yet.
Sep 06 2017
Rank #12: Episode 17: The Rivals III Super Twist
Clem, JJ, and Connor bid adieu to Leroy, and more importantly Averey. They also give some Mexican hospital stories, discuss the super twist, break down Tony's courting of Jessica, try to figure out when Tony may have shit his pants, and rain a ton of hate in Nate's general direction. Finally, the guys discuss who they want to see as Leroy and Averey's replacements.
May 12 2016
Rank #13: Episode 35: Drama, Father Time, Inanimate Object Rage, And Kailah
The guys discuss Nelson's temper tantrum, how fun it is to destroy inanimate objects, CT The Dad, Sober Tony The Dad, the difference between fingerbanging and fingerblasting, Shane's quest for gay tourism in Charleston, Jenna and Zach's awkward relationship, and more.
Kailah then joins the podcast to break down what it's like behind the scenes and what people think about her now as opposed to during her time on The Real World.
Mar 08 2017
Rank #14: Episode 8: CT Day, The Diem Challenge, The Puppet Master, And Jenna The Fox
The guys briefly recap last week's episode with T.J. before discussing the return of CT, the Diem Challenge, Bananas predictably stabbing Anthony in the back, and Jenna once again proving she isn't so bad.
Also, as we mentioned in the podcast, if you want to attend The Bloodlines Reunion Show in NYC next week (Thursday January 21st at 2pm) go to OnSetProductions.com and find the Apply For Tickets button.
Jan 14 2016
Rank #15: Episode 20: Can The Challenge Be Saved?
Clem, Connor, and JJ discuss if/how The Challenge can be fixed, which new cast members they like, how much they hate Are You The One cast members, and thoughts on next week's episode.
Jun 02 2016
Rank #16: Burn Votes, Trucks Exploding, And Halloween In Prague
The Challenge keeps bringing the heat with everything we like: Gratuitous explosions, unlikely alliances, costume party nights, and people with the ordacity to potentially burn someone with a burn vote.
We also get a quick lesson on Halloween around the world and learn about some old flames in the Alliance's lives before a legit David vs. Goliath matchup.
Apr 16 2020
Rank #17: Episode 18: Crazy Ashley, Soapy Boners, And More Super Twists With Barstool Chief
Chief from Barstool Sports joins the fellas to talk about Ashley's MVP performance as a rookie, a fantastically sexually charged challenge, the disappointment of the new replacement team, and the latest twist after the challenge.
May 19 2016
Rank #18: The Camilanator Gets Ugly
The Alliance talks about Camila's comments, Leroy's level headedness and likability, the elimination round, and a brief change of pace with some Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3 talk.
Sep 13 2017
Rank #19: Episode 5: The Red Episode, Trivia Week, And A HUGE Announcement By Big Cat
As you can imagine, the guys had plenty to say about this week's episode, with great cast members falling like flies. It was also this season's trivia episode, which always delivers the goods. And Big Cat drops a mollywhopper of an announcement on all of us.
Dec 24 2015
Rank #20: Episode 19: Don't Take Care, Hope To See You Never
Bobby (AKA @BarstoolReags) joins Clem and Connor to discuss the Nany vs. Camila matchup, the old MTV Spring Break shows, the lack of challenges and eliminations this season, the Nate/Nicole puzzling romance, Amanda still picking fights, Brandon getting absolutely MURDERED by our boy TJ Lavin, who we hope the replacement team is, and a solid talk about boobs and strip clubs.
May 26 2016