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: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: Episode 34: The Champs Are Here And So Are The Piss Dawgz
The guys discuss the return of the champions, a fantastic catapult + kill the carrier challenge, the always exciting first night of drinking in the house, and some piss talk. Actually a lot of piss talk. Probably too much piss talk if we are being honest.
Mar 01 2017
Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Episode 36: Relationships New And Old
The Alliance discusses yet another incredible Bananas coup, holding your nose when jumping in the pool, JJ's budding online relationship with Shane, the potential rekindling of sparks between Jenna and Zach, the legit sparks between Dario and Ashley, Dario's likability and ARod-esque taste in women, the return of old school CTE-inducing eliminations, the chances of another Bananas backpack elimination, and a breakdown of an awesome Next On.
Mar 15 2017
Rank #10: Booze, Curry, And A Bunch Of Toilet Shenanigans
The Alliance discusses the first night out at the bar, eating curry after said night out at the bar, the fading alliance of Shane and the gals, the emergence of Shane and the Thai boys, how to handle pranks, and another frat nightmare story from JJ.
Mar 22 2017
Rank #11: Episode 10: Down Goes Frazier With BarstoolJJ
BarstoolJJ joins us to talk about a Challenge fixture getting sent home, his love of Aneesa, how most of these cast members don't even try to get ready for a Challenge, and Connor goes full hardo on us.
Jan 28 2016
Rank #12: Rivals 3 Final Part 1
The guys discuss Jenna's ass, Devin and Cheyenne's luck, the final challenge, the #supertwist, if you would screw your partner in said #supertwist, and a couple of questions from listeners.
Jul 28 2016
Rank #13: 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 #14: Episode 6: The Chief, The Double Episode And The Challenge
The alliance on the podcast shifts for one night, as @BarstoolChief fills in for Big Cat to sit down with the guys and discuss KellyAnne's fight with Aneesa, Abe's psychotic rants, Nicole's actual face, the fall of the Darios, another Nany breakdown, an exciting Next On, and Johnny Bananas pulling the strings the entire time behind the scenes.
Dec 31 2015
Rank #15: Episode 9: Underwater Boxes, Bananas Continues To Reign, And More CT (This Time With Zach)
The guys try to figure out how those boxes stay full of air underwater, discuss Bananas still being the puppet master of the house, relish the new #VinceFail hashtag, and CT & Zach going to work in the pit. There is also a special bonus 5 minute discussion about the Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis at the end if you are into that kind of stuff.
Jan 21 2016
Rank #16: RIP In Peace JJ
The guys mourn the loss of JJ who was killed by Mrs. JJ in real life and Nicole on Twitter. After the funeral was over, the guys discussed Cory's popcorn muscles, his future, Wes' real life job(s), the return of #VinceFail, holding your nose when you jump into water, smoking cigarettes, and Nany constantly getting her heart trampled on.
Jul 14 2016
Rank #17: Invasion Finale 2
The Alliance discusses a disappointing finale, the return of Late Night TJ, Cory going full popcorn muscles, and MVPs/LVPs of the season.
May 10 2017
Rank #18: 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 #19: Episode 3: Snakes, Bugs, Bakers, And Babysitters
The guys discuss which part of this week's challenge they would rather do; be trapped with snakes or spit out bugs. They also breakdown Cohutta's weaknesses in the game, Jenna's epic fight with her cousin Brianna, and of course, the HJ that Cara Maria was apparently giving Thomas in the back of the bus. Finally, there is some discussion on who the episode's MVP and LVP was, as well as the upcoming big twist.
Dec 10 2015
Rank #20: Episode 4: The Camilanator, Turkish Doctors, And Candice Gets Her Groove Back
Dec 17 2015