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

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    • 4.8, 534 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
534 Ratings

534 Ratings

ang_gacx ,

No longer impressed

I miss the old format and subjects of the show it was more interesting compared to mere holidays. It’s starting to feel like a discounted “origin of everything” which covers all things on YouTube. Idk. They also haven’t been uploading in about a month so I’m losing interest.

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.

JackieBauer24 ,

Fun and delightful! Keep the holiday traditions coming!!

I found this podcast by accident and was absolutely delighted by the topics of season 2. I have a fascination with holiday traditions and where they come from, I’m the annoying person who loves to share what I’ve learned with less interested people. ;-) This Podcast IS fun and delightful and the hosts interact with each other very well.

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