The History of Fun

The History of Fun

Polygon

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The History of Fun

Each week, a new exploration of the hidden backstories behind the things you love to do. Whatever happened to the thimble in Monopoly? Where do all the terrifying Chuck E Cheese robots come from? What’s the story behind the helpful cloud turtle in Super Mario Kart? Join Polygon's Russ Frushtick, Allegra Frank and Chris Plante on a hilarious weekly journey through a variety of time-wasting activities.
Title Date Listen Download
SNICK: A Brief History Aug 13, 2018 Listen Download
Waterparks: A Brief History Aug 6, 2018 Listen Download
Manga: A Brief History Jul 30, 2018 Listen Download
Mission Impossible: A Brief History Jul 20, 2018 Listen Download
TI-83 Gaming: A Brief History Jul 16, 2018 Listen Download
The FIFA World Cup: A Brief History Jul 9, 2018 Listen Download
The 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest: A Brief History Jul 2, 2018 Listen Download
Early Roller Coasters: A Brief History Jun 25, 2018 Listen Download
Hello Kitty: A Brief History Jun 18, 2018 Listen Download
E3: A Brief History Jun 7, 2018 Listen Download
John Madden Football: A Brief History Jun 4, 2018 Listen Download
Sports Mascots: A Brief History May 28, 2018 Listen Download
Pokemon Cards: A Brief History May 21, 2018 Listen Download
The Undertaker Threw Mankind Off Hell in a Cell: A Brief History May 14, 2018 Listen Download
The World's Fair: A Brief History May 7, 2018 Listen Download
Virtual Boy: A Brief History Apr 30, 2018 Listen Download
Neopets: A Brief History Apr 23, 2018 Listen Download
Trampolines: A Brief History Apr 16, 2018 Listen Download
Tamagotchi: A Brief History Apr 9, 2018 Listen Download
Toys R Us: A Brief History Apr 2, 2018 Listen Download
Roller Derby: A Brief History Mar 26, 2018 Listen Download
Oreos: A Brief History Mar 19, 2018 Listen Download
LEGO: A Brief History Mar 12, 2018 Listen Download
Happy Meals: A Brief History Mar 5, 2018 Listen Download
Mr. Potato Head: A Brief History Feb 26, 2018 Listen Download
Poker: A Brief History Feb 19, 2018 Listen Download
Jump Rope: A Brief History Feb 12, 2018 Listen Download
Duke Nukem Forever: A Brief History Feb 5, 2018 Listen Download
Sledding: A Brief History Jan 29, 2018 Listen Download
N-Gage: A Mercifully Brief History Jan 22, 2018 Listen Download
Tokyo DisneySea: A Brief History Jan 15, 2018 Listen Download
GoldenEye 007: A Brief History Jan 8, 2018 Listen Download
Beanie Babies: A Brief History Jan 1, 2018 Listen Download
Street Fighter (The Movie): A Brief History Dec 25, 2017 Listen Download
Super Mario Kart: A Brief History Dec 18, 2017 Listen Download
Dodgeball (aka Deathball): A Brief History Dec 11, 2017 Listen Download
Chuck E. Cheese: A Brief History Dec 11, 2017 Listen Download
Monopoly: A Brief History Dec 11, 2017 Listen Download
Welcome to The History of Fun Dec 8, 2017 Listen Download

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