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The History of Fun

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The History of Fun
The History of Fun

The History of Fun

Polygon

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87
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

The War on Christmas: A Brief History

There is a war. It's been going on for hundreds of years. And there's only one victim: CHRISTMAS. Chris Plante dives deep into The War on Christmas. Where it started, why it started, and out frickin' ridiculous it is.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 MIN2018 DEC 24
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The War on Christmas: A Brief History

Dreidel and Hannukah: A Brief History

Join us for another episode of The History of Fun! This week we're looking into the fascinating origins of the dreidel of Hannukah.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN2018 DEC 17
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Dreidel and Hannukah: A Brief History

The Yule Lads & Yule Cat of Iceland: A Brief History

A brief history of The Yule Lads and The Yule Cat of Iceland.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2018 DEC 10
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The Yule Lads & Yule Cat of Iceland: A Brief History

Black Friday: A Brief History

A brief history of Black Friday.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47 MIN2018 DEC 3
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Black Friday: A Brief History

Krampus, the Anti-Santa: A Brief History

A brief history of Krampus, the anti-Santa.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Krampus, the Anti-Santa: A Brief History

Presidential Turkey Pardon: A Brief History

A brief history of the Presidential Turkey PardonLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MIN2018 NOV 19
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Presidential Turkey Pardon: A Brief History

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Brief History

A brief history of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MIN2018 NOV 12
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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Brief History

Trick or Treating: A Brief History

Chris Plante dives deep into the fascinating origins of Trick or Treating.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47 MIN2018 NOV 5
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Trick or Treating: A Brief History

Mischief Night before Halloween: A Brief History

A brief history of Mischief Night, the night before HalloweenLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 MIN2018 OCT 29
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Mischief Night before Halloween: A Brief History

Coming soon: Holiday Traditions

We're excited to announce that we're doing an extra special second season of The History of Fun, all about the origins of our favorite holiday traditions. Trick or treating! Krampus! The Icelandic Yule Cat! Season 2 of The History of Fun will kick off on Monday, October 29. See you then!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 MIN2018 SEP 25
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Coming soon: Holiday Traditions

Latest Episodes

The War on Christmas: A Brief History

There is a war. It's been going on for hundreds of years. And there's only one victim: CHRISTMAS. Chris Plante dives deep into The War on Christmas. Where it started, why it started, and out frickin' ridiculous it is.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 MIN2018 DEC 24
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The War on Christmas: A Brief History

Dreidel and Hannukah: A Brief History

Join us for another episode of The History of Fun! This week we're looking into the fascinating origins of the dreidel of Hannukah.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 MIN2018 DEC 17
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Dreidel and Hannukah: A Brief History

The Yule Lads & Yule Cat of Iceland: A Brief History

A brief history of The Yule Lads and The Yule Cat of Iceland.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2018 DEC 10
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The Yule Lads & Yule Cat of Iceland: A Brief History

Black Friday: A Brief History

A brief history of Black Friday.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47 MIN2018 DEC 3
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Black Friday: A Brief History

Krampus, the Anti-Santa: A Brief History

A brief history of Krampus, the anti-Santa.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Krampus, the Anti-Santa: A Brief History

Presidential Turkey Pardon: A Brief History

A brief history of the Presidential Turkey PardonLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MIN2018 NOV 19
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Presidential Turkey Pardon: A Brief History

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Brief History

A brief history of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54 MIN2018 NOV 12
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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Brief History

Trick or Treating: A Brief History

Chris Plante dives deep into the fascinating origins of Trick or Treating.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47 MIN2018 NOV 5
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Trick or Treating: A Brief History

Mischief Night before Halloween: A Brief History

A brief history of Mischief Night, the night before HalloweenLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31 MIN2018 OCT 29
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Mischief Night before Halloween: A Brief History

Coming soon: Holiday Traditions

We're excited to announce that we're doing an extra special second season of The History of Fun, all about the origins of our favorite holiday traditions. Trick or treating! Krampus! The Icelandic Yule Cat! Season 2 of The History of Fun will kick off on Monday, October 29. See you then!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 MIN2018 SEP 25
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Coming soon: Holiday Traditions

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