51 episodes

The History of Fun explores the hidden backstories behind the things you enjoy. This season, we’re diving into the amazing origins of your favorite holiday traditions. Join Polygon’s Russ Frushtick, Allegra Frank, and Chris Plante each week as they embark on a new quest to uncover these common-yet-mysterious customs. Produced by Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

The History of Fun Polygon

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 544 Ratings

The History of Fun explores the hidden backstories behind the things you enjoy. This season, we’re diving into the amazing origins of your favorite holiday traditions. Join Polygon’s Russ Frushtick, Allegra Frank, and Chris Plante each week as they embark on a new quest to uncover these common-yet-mysterious customs. Produced by Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
544 Ratings

544 Ratings

Faith Kathryn ,

Fantastic hosts

Absolutely love this show. I’m so sad to see it ended and there’s only two seasons, but I already know that I’ll be going back and re-listening to a bunch of episodes. The hosts get along so well, and their dumb jokes and banter back and forth make this one of the most enjoyable podcasts I’ve ever listened to. I hope they’ll be able to team up on another podcast in the future!

SailorBeqa ,

It’s good fun, with none of the pitfalls

I’m often skeptical of the format where hosts research a topic in one week (usually just online) and then “present” it via podcast. Like, I can read Wikipedia myself, thanks very much. But these three pick things they have experienced and heap plenty of entertaining and insightful commentary on top. Also, in a world of endless irony and sarcasm, it’s really nice to just have a goofy and pleasant podcast to listen to.

Sebastian Tech of coffee ,

Ruined it for me

Two older white men talk over a young black woman specifically to say Catholics have had it as bad as black peoples.

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