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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

    • Leisure
    • 4.8, 545 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
545 Ratings

545 Ratings

gnitsugsid ,

Love love love

I found this show during a five hour drive earlier in the summer and decided I had to start it from the beginning. I finished the show sometime last month. I miss it so much. I really hope it returns for a third season even without Allegra :( I saw a meme earlier today about not being taught how to do my taxes in school, but learning how to square dance. I thought learning how to square dance in gym class was just a southern thing. Maybe that could be an episode if y’all come back. There may be nothing to that story (I am aware that I could find out myself) I really hope the show returns, because I miss annoying my coworkers and boyfriend with Neopets trivia.

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.

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