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Introducing The History of Fun Podcast

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It’s a new weekly history podcast featuring Russ Frushtick, Allegra Frank and Chris Plante

Welcome to The History of Fun!

Each week, The History of Fun Podcast will feature a new exploration into 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 are the origins of dodgeball and why do some people hate it so much? Join Polygon's Russ Frushtick, Allegra Frank and Chris Plante on a hilarious weekly journey through a variety of time-wasting activities.

Since we’re launching today, we decided to offer you a special treat: three episodes right from the jump! After this week, we’ll be releasing one new episode every Monday, detailing the history of some fun activity.

If you enjoy the podcast, we’d love for you to subscribe and rate it on Apple Podcasts, since that’ll reaffirm our collective reason for living.

And with all that out of the way, here are the episodes!