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.

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Krampus, the Anti-Santa: A Brief History

You may have heard the name Krampus? But did you know that he was one of the greatest enemies of the Nazis? Our kinda guy! Meet Krampus and get to know all of...

Trick or Treating: A Brief History

This week on the show, Chris Plante dives deep into the fascinating origins of Trick or Treating. Yes, we know Halloween has come and gone, but what do you...