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CvS: Playing Me for the Foos

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

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. Thank you to Kelly Anne and Britni! We did meet some other Challengers and put a bug in their ears for interviews, so we’ll follow up and try to get more interviews later.

CvS: When Push Comes to Shoving Stars

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 break their losing streak? And will Riff Raff regain his memory?

CvS: Slamballs and Elbow Brawls

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: Tow Big or Tow Home

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 times.

XXX: One in a Million

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: A Million More Reasons

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 with some of the rookies.

XXX: Pretty Little Backstabbers

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 these alliances have shaken up.

XXX: Feel the Burn

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

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 unlikely alliance of the lone wolf and the low man on the totem pole. God speed, fellas. Another cliffhanger. Who is going to the Redemption House? Who is going straight into the Presidio? Find out next week.

XXX: Love is a Lonely Hunter

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 and insanity, low on eliminations. Is the Redemption House still in play? I guess we’ll find out next week.

XXX: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

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 stuff.

XXX: Rampage

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, there was an elimination and Hunter sucks at things.

XXX: Dirty Little Secret

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 us cover 90’s House? Let us know.

Carl Herold

Carl Herold was something of a prolific YouTuber. His YouTube channel has almost 20,000 subscribers, totalling nearly 4 million views. His site, “Computer Science for Everyone” had a noble goal. It was meant to teach programming lessons to anyone who had the patience to sit through the videos he created. Later, he even hosted users one-on-one, answering their questions and live-streaming the whole experience so others could learn by watching. The website is long gone by now, but thanks to the internet archive and google caches, you can still peruse the site and learn some programming. In this episode we explore Carl’s other, darker and more sinister life.

I Feel Fantastic

“I Feel Fantastic” first appeared on the internet in 2004. It features a song being sung by a robot named Tara. The robot is definitely an inhabitant of Uncanny Valley. The result is a very creepy, eerie vibe even when she’s just standing there doing nothing. As she starts to move, it gets even weirder. The movements are very robotic, as you’d expect from an Android built by an amateur in 2004. In this episode of Internet Freakshow, we explore who made this robot, and the video, and dive deep into the rumors of the creator being a serial killer.

XXX: YAAAASS Booty!

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.