The Polygon Show

The Polygon Show
Three friends chat about games and answer your burning questions about carbonated beverages.

Dec 13, 2019 • 76 min
It’s time for our yearly and yet non-traditional awards show! Tune in to hear Allegra, Simone, and Chelsea hand out awards for games and TV, and for some reason, no movies. Not sure what happened there. See you in 2020! The Polygon Show is available on…
Remembering the Krampus (from The History of Fun)
Dec 6, 2019 • 46 min
Ahead of the holiday season, let’s look back at a brief history of Krampus, the anti-Santa. Listen to all the episodes of The History of Fun on Apple or Pocketcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Return of Golden Eye (from The History of Fun)
Nov 22, 2019 • 43 min
Simone de Rochefort wasn’t allowed to play violent games growing up, so GoldenEye 007 on the N64 – one of the very first first-person-shooter games – wasn’t exactly her parents’ cup of tea. This week we’ll return to History of Fun’s deep dive on how one…
Revisiting Neopets (from The History of Fun)
Nov 15, 2019 • 65 min
Let’s revisit the story of Neopets, the craze that swept the internet. In today’s episode, we’ll revisit Allegra’s penchant for Neopet theft, as well as the connections between Neopets and Scientology. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
I Call It Mold World
Nov 8, 2019 • 57 min
This week we’re talking about a HORRIBLE BOSS FIGHT in Remedy’s Control, and Allegra’s rollicking good time in Ring Fit Adventure! Chelsea has also been playing Outer Worlds and What the Golf and you’ll never guess which one she hasn’t been enjoying, oh…
Shiny Mads Mikkelsen
Nov 1, 2019 • 58 min
Brian David Gilbert joins The Polygon Show this week and tries to convince Simone and Allegra to play Hideo Kojima’s latest game, Death Stranding. Spoiler Alert: it’s BONKERS. Later on, Allegra gives us her thoughts on the final season of Bojack Horseman…
Oct 25, 2019 • 52 min
Pokemon Go is having its Halloween event, and we’re helping Allegra get a shiny Halloween Charmander. Next up, Luigi has a game, Mario has a game… what about Peach? We’re brainstorming what Peach’s first solo title should be. We also talk about the new…
She cute. She shoot.
Oct 18, 2019 • 49 min
Everyone is sick as heck, so Chelsea was joined by Jenna and Polygon’s Emily Heller. Emily talked about the very good dog who is also a decorated war hero in Wargroove. Chelsea talked Luigi’s Mansion 3, and the gang discussed Halloween events good and bad…
It Good. It Spooky.
Oct 11, 2019 • 64 min
Jenna joins Allegra and Chelsea this week to talk about spooky multiplayer game Man of Medan. Chelsea has been playing Link’s Awakening on Nintendo Switch, and Jenna shares some context from the 30-year-old Game Boy original version. Allegra breaks down…
The Sticky Spot
Oct 4, 2019 • 45 min
This week we’ve got a batch of Jeff Ramos Approved indie games that are a delight to play! Simone is wilding in Wilmot’s Warehouse, and Allegra is digging the noir mystery game Later Alligator, and the zeitgeisty Untitled Goose Game. Also, there’s a…
Pure Fitness
Sep 27, 2019 • 47 min
This week we’re discussing Apple’s brand-spanking-new Arcade, and a couple of the games available in it. Namely, Sayonara Wild Hearts and Cards of Darkness, both of which are EXCELLENT. And then, Allegra discusses her sweaty adventures with Nintendo’s…
Duck Hunt, Suck Hunt
Sep 20, 2019 • 48 min
This week on The Polygon Show we talk about A Short Hike, a cute and soothing game that is exactly what it sounds like. Allegra, meanwhile, has confronted Banjo Kazooie in Smash, and she doesn’t like what she sees. Finally, everyone has finally watched…
Reno from Final Fantasy VII
Sep 13, 2019 • 49 min
This week we’re talking about the Steven Universe movie, and we’ve got more feelings on Control and other haunted houses. And OH YEAH, THERE’S A NEW FINAL FANTASY VII TRAILER, HAS EVERYONE SEEN RENO? The Polygon Show is available on Apple Podcasts,…
High Elf
Sep 6, 2019 • 42 min
Control is getting all of the Game of the Year buzz right now, so Simone, Chelsea, and Allegra are here to discuss its gameplay, comparisons to Twin Peaks, and the weirdness of it all (with no spoilers… for now). Next, Allegra has watched The Dark Crystal…
Little Baby Solar System
Aug 30, 2019 • 50 min
Allegra, Simone, and Chelsea see Outer Wilds and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to the end, with a spoiler-heavy discussion of Odyssey to end the show. Also: Nintendo Switch Lite hands-on, and Invader Zim: Enter the Florbus. Please marvel at this Pokémon…
Aug 23, 2019 • 46 min
GiantBomb’s ABBY RUSSELL joins Chelsea and Simone on this week’s show! We talk about Her Story successor Telling Lies, which everyone is now really pumped for, as well as The Sims and Dicey Dungeons. Finally, everyone has now seen The Favourite and it’s…
Chip Chip Fall in Love
Aug 16, 2019 • 59 min
Allegra tries to explain inscrutable puzzle game Intelligence Qube, but ends up ranking all the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies instead. We also have two special guests! Entertainment reporter Petrana Radulovic launches a valiant defense of Fire Emblem:…
I Am A Human And I Love Mario Kart
Aug 9, 2019 • 37 min
It’s Nintendo all the way down on today’s show! We’re talking hell levels on Mario maker, Allegra’s new worst enemy in Mario Kart 8, and of course, we have to return to Fire Emblem: Three Houses. We’ve got a great idea for the next Fire Emblem game. Learn…
Hot Boy School
Aug 2, 2019 • 41 min
Which boy should Allegra date in Fire Emblem: Three Houses? This is the definitive review of the new tactical JRPG, and especially the boys in it. Plus, Chelsea got real lucky in Grand Theft Auto 5 Online, and Simone is just existing, you know? Learn more…
Live with Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky (Comic-Con 2019)
Aug 1, 2019 • 47 min
As part of Polygon’s SDCC programming, Chelsea sat down with Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of shows like Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack. He talked about his upcoming Adult Swim show, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, his career, and how he creates work…
Jul 26, 2019 • 38 min
This week on the Polygon show Simone discusses her journey trying to platinum Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, then Allegra discusses how her life changed when she (finally!) bought a brand new iPhone, and Chelsea gives her spoiler-filled thoughts on the new…
Live with Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar (Comic-Con 2019)
Jul 25, 2019 • 59 min
In a special bonus episode, Polygon’s Comics Editor Susana Polo sits down with Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar to talk her influences, her career, the future of Steven Universe, and of course, the 1995 classic A Goofy Movie. This episode was…
You Know What This Reminds Me Of?
Jul 12, 2019 • 50 min
On this week’s episode of The Polygon Show, Chelsea discusses the highs and lows of The Outer Wilds — like high-gravity platforming. Then Allegra gives her spoiler-free review of Aggretsuko season 2 (IT’S GREAT!). Next up, Allegra is also hooked on Dr.…
Another Fishing Episode
Jul 5, 2019 • 50 min
Chelsea kicks off this weeks episode by discussing her latest experience playing Persona 4: Golden. Then Ashley gives her very hilarious thoughts on her latest game obsession, Cooking Simulator. Then Allegra gives her thoughts on the various fishing games…
Jun 28, 2019 • 60 min
CW: This episode contains discussion of suicidal themes in the Broadway musical Oklahoma Chelsea opens the show with charming rhythm-meets-Zelda game Cadence of Hyrule. Ashley starts watching Evangelion for the first time, as well as an…
An Open World Game Has Stressed Me Out
Jun 21, 2019 • 59 min
THIS WEEK ON THE POLYGON SHOW: Chelsea has actually BEEN to E3! What did she play there? Next, we talk about our longing for the apocalyptic world of Animal Crossing, and Simone’s descent into Pokemon Go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Simone and Ashley’s E3 2019 Scramble
Jun 14, 2019 • 57 min
Simone and Ashley give their thoughts on all the major announcements from E3! From Simone’s teary-eyed moments with the Assassin’s Creed orchestra to Ashley’s mad moment about the Final Fantasy 8 remaster, there’s a lot of ground to cover. And a special…
Jun 7, 2019 • 51 min
Allegra, Ashley, Chelsea, and Simone react to the latest Pokémon Sword and Shield news that include the two legendaries and newly revealed Pokémon. Chelsea tells about her latest gaming addiction, PIKUNIKU, Allegra finally tried Pokémon: Rumble Rush, and…
Wet Is Sweat
May 31, 2019 • 48 min
This week on The Polygon Show Allegra, Chelsea, and Simone talk about their past experiences with VR and discuss the newly released all in one headset, the Oculus Quest. After, the gang talks about their favorite TV shows they have been watching lately…
Bonus: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Cast: Our Thoughts on the Finale!
May 29, 2019 • 47 min
Ashley, Chelsea, and Simone give their thoughts on the final episode of Game of Thrones, and it’s many plotholes. PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE: Hey podcast fans! Do you want to learn more about how podcasts are made? Network with other…
Polygon Show 100th Episode Special: Ryme City Crime
May 24, 2019 • 63 min
It’s The Polygon Show’s 100th episode! To celebrate, we’re trying something weird: a Pokémon Ryme City tabletop RPG taking place in the same world as Detective Pikachu. Producer Ross Miller is dungeon master, setting up the story and narrating the action,…
Ditto Is Alcohol
May 17, 2019 • 58 min
Ashley discovers a screaming goat game in a supermarket and the gang gives their spoiler-freethoughts on the new film Detective Pikachu. Closing out the episode, all four (Allegra tuned in this week!) hosts give their spoiler-filledthoughts on the…
Inflatable Clown
May 10, 2019 • 79 min
Don’t worry, there will be no scary clown talk. Only good clown talk. Kind of. Games talk: Wandersong, Persona 4 Golden TV talk: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2, Game of Thrones spoilercast Okay, it’s not a real clown that we talk about. PODX…
Lumpy Blue Goku
May 3, 2019 • 79 min
THE BIG THREE: Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones. There’s a lot to unpack this week! Be warned, spoilers on Avengers and GoT. TIMECODES - Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Review: 29:22 -Game of Thrones S8E03 Spoiler Review: 1:04:35…
Yoshi’s Infinity Stone
Apr 26, 2019 • 59 min
Simone is back this week with amazing Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey side quest stories for the show. The gang talks more Detective Pikachu snacks as well as first impressions of Persona 5: The Royal. Ashley talks about the adorable yet stressful stages of…
Ashley’s Dictatorship Land
Apr 19, 2019 • 45 min
Ashley takes over for hosting this week! There will be ORDER! We talk the Mr. Mime flavor slushie at 7-Eleven, Reigns: Her Majesty, Crawl, and the gamer episode of Queer Eye. NO ONE will speak unless spoken to! *gavel gavel* PODX TICKETS ARE ON SALE:…
Suede Yoshi
Apr 12, 2019 • 51 min
We’re discussing some of the games we got to play at PAX East 2019! Titles mentioned: Super Crush KO, Alt-Frequencies, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Astrologaster, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan. Also, some important Yoshi talk in the beginning. PODX TICKETS ARE…
March Madness: PAX East 2019 Live
Apr 5, 2019 • 60 min
Live from PAX East, we’re bringing you what little we know of March Madness basketball team selection! It’s a head-to-head battle between Chelsea & Allegra and Simone & Ashley to draft the best characters from a randomized pool. Sports knowledge not…
Upgrade Your Bird
Mar 29, 2019 • 52 min
This week on The Polygon Show Chelsea talks about her time at GDC, and also her experience playing Falcon Age, and Control. Ashley gives her thoughts on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and then Allegra gives her spoiler free review on Jordan Peele’s latest…
Once Upon A BitLife
Mar 22, 2019 • 46 min
Friend of the podcast Karen Han is back on the show! On today’s episode, Allegra discusses Hulu’s latest original, Shrill, with SNL’s Aidy Bryant. Allegra also sheds light on her most recent (and bizarre) mobile game addiction, BitLife. Karen touches upon…
Bonus: Polygon’s SXSW panel with Castlevania’s Adi Shankar, 343’s Kiki Wolfkill, and Uncharted’s Amy Hennig
Mar 19, 2019 • 48 min
Hello Polygon listeners! We’ve got a special bonus episode for you. This month at SXSW, our Entertainment Editor Matt Patches spoke with some of our favorite people about how film, TV and video games are merging. In 2019, film, television, and games can…
Rubbery Little Gummy Body
Mar 15, 2019 • 56 min
This week on The Polygon Show, Allegra gives her thoughts on the over-the-top gameplay of Devil May Cry 5. Ashley gives her thoughts on the newly released Captain Marvel movie (warning: there are minor spoilers in this discussion). Chelsea recounts her…
Mr. X Gon’ Give It To Ya
Mar 8, 2019 • 54 min
This week on The Polygon Show, the ladies discuss Orange Vanilla Coke, all things Pokemon: Sword & Shield, Allegra’s experience playing Resident Evil 2, the terrifying Thomas The Tank Engine mod, and Ashley’s thoughts on Dead or Alive 6. Show Notes: PODX…
Alita’s Battle Angels
Mar 1, 2019 • 59 min
This week The Polygon Show is joined by special guest host Karen Han, entertainment reporter for! Topics discussed on this episode include Allegra’s thoughts on the new (and as of this taping currently taken down) game Devotion, Simone and…
Feb 22, 2019 • 64 min
This week on the Polygon Show Chelsea gives her thoughts on the new hot battle royale games that are sweeping the nation, Tetris Effect and Apex Legends. Then Allegra talks about Hulu’s new coming of age comedy, PEN15. In addition to that Allegra also…
Crime Time
Feb 15, 2019 • 63 min
The crew talks true crime (Confessions of a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Abducted in Plain Sight). Ashley has a newfound love of Hotline Miami and talks about why she still loves Final Fantasy 8 all these years later. Learn more about your ad choices.…
Netflix & Chill(y)
Feb 8, 2019 • 49 min
It’s Netflix & Chill(y) week (plus one video game) on the Polygon Show. Ashley gathers her courage and talks about playing her first Resident Evil game while the TV shows discussed are Russian Doll, Kingdom, and Carmen Sandiego. Learn more about your ad…
When Eevee Was There
Feb 1, 2019 • 49 min
Chelsea explains what makes the Resident Evil 2 remake so great, Allegra is disappointed with Kingdom Hearts 3’s ending, and Ashley gives an update on her unnecessarily difficult Pokémon journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Kingdom Hearts 3 Is… Bad?
Jan 25, 2019 • 65 min
Allegra calls in to give her brief thoughts on the soon-to-be released Kingdom Hearts 3. Simone and Ashley compare Netflix and Hulu’s recent documentaries on the infamous Fyre Festival. Chelsea details her playthrough of the classic game ToeJam & Earl,…
Polygon Show Super: Broly
Jan 18, 2019 • 46 min
Allegra, Ashley, and Simone talk about how excited they are about their upcoming appearances at PodCon 2019 in Seattle this weekend. Other topics include how Simone thinks Mario Party is the great equalizer, Allegra’s thoughts on the new Dragon Ball Z…
Tidying Up With The Polygon Show
Jan 11, 2019 • 49 min
Chelsea, Ashley, and Allegra discover the magic of tidying with Marie Kondo, but not all of them are convinced. Other topics include the new NES controller Joy-Cons, Fitness Boxing for the Switch, and the Ellie controversy that recently shook up the…
Kingdom Hearts 3: 85 Years In The Making
Jan 4, 2019 • 58 min
Allegra, Chelsea, and Simone talk about what games they’re looking forward to this year. Just how long exactly have we been waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3? There’s also In the Valley of the Gods, Animal Crossing, Untitled Goose Game and Sayonara Wild Hearts…
The Polygon Show 2018 Game of the Year Awards
Jan 2, 2019 • 87 min
Allegra, Ashley, Chelsea, and Simone give out awards to their favorite games of the past year! Categories include Best Hair, Character Most Likely to Have A Popular instagram Account, Best Original Soundtrack, and many more. Learn more about your ad…
Allegra’s TV is too big
Dec 21, 2018 • 55 min
It’s almost vacation time! The crew talks about what they’re excited to binge during the holiday season. Allegra talks about why she isn’t a fan of the Persona 4 and 5 dancing games, Ashley gives an update on her strange Pokémon adventures, and of course:…
Don’t You Dare Hurt Isabelle in Smash Ultimate
Dec 14, 2018 • 62 min
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out, the new live-action Sonic the Hedgehog poster WITH RIPPLING MUSCLES is out, and we read your SpongeBob Squarepants emails! Notes from our sponsors: LEGO: In today’s show you heard advertising content from The LEGO Store.…
Pouring Vodka With A Trackpad
Dec 7, 2018 • 51 min
It’s indie game central this week! Allegra shares her thoughts on ranking the first 3 Metal Gear Solid games as well as Undertale-like game She Dreams Elsewhere, Ashley talks about the gorgeous watercolor game Gris and Simone explains what cyberpunk and…
Polygon and the Princesses of Power
Nov 30, 2018 • 60 min
One-of-a-kind mystery game Return of the Obra Dinn is WONDERFUL. This week has even more cartoon talk — Ashley and Allegra have BIG thoughts on the new She-Ra show and SpongeBob Squarepants. Notes from our sponsors:LEGO: In today’s show you heard…
Thanksgiving Extravaganza 2018
Nov 23, 2018 • 52 min
We’re SUPREMELY thankful for all our listeners and their wonderful stories! This week: Allegra and Ashley talk about their feelings on Pokémon Let’s Go! while Simone explains the joys of the new She-Ra show on Netflix. Notes from our sponsors:LEGO: In…
What the heck is Ambrosia?
Nov 16, 2018 • 56 min
Chelsea describes the audio/visual joys of Tetris Effect, Jenna details her experience with the Fallout 76 beta, and Ashley talks about the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Also there is a lot of talk about egg nog and WOW WHAT IS AMBROSIA SERIOUSLY? Learn more…
A house divided by open-world games
Nov 9, 2018 • 55 min
What is it about open-world games that are both so captivating and so anxiety-inducing? The cast talks about the games that do it well, the ones that surprised them, and the ones that they’ll never return to again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Halloween candy and horses galore
Nov 2, 2018 • 63 min
Time to sort through all the candy goodies and find out which ones are the best. We also talk about horses in Red Dead Redemption 2, how the game is so far and the expectations we had around it. BONUS: Doki Doki Literature Club spoilercast at the end of…
Spoopy Spectacular
Oct 26, 2018 • 55 min
Halloween comes early for The Polygon Show! This week, Chelsea discovers the joys and horrors of Doki Doki Literature Club, Ashley tries to get into horror movies again and Allegra is still afraid of a LOT of things in Majora’s Mask. Learn more about your…
Co-op games will kill us all
Oct 19, 2018 • 52 min
It’s co-op game week! Chelsea recounts the terrible tales of the mistakes she’s made in GTA5 and Halo ODST, while Allegra and Simone revisit the friends they played the most co-op games with. Tune in for stories about LittleBigPlanet, SingStar, and the…
When Will Video Game Movies Be Good?
Oct 12, 2018 • 53 min
Video game movies: they’re awesomely bad. Simone argues for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Ashley wonders about walking sim movies, Allegra lists off her 5 ideas for Good Video Game Movies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
I Love JRPGs And I’m Not Ashamed
Oct 5, 2018 • 47 min
Final Fantasy, Earthbound, Fire Emblem — JRPGs are a huge part of how some of us grew up. Here’s to remembering our favorites that stand the test of time, the ones that unexpectedly hooked us and the ones that will probably never get remastered. Learn…
Sep 28, 2018 • 46 min
How terrifying would Pokémon be in real life though? What about the best starter? And it wouldn’t be 20 years of Red and Blue without some really sad and heart-warming stories about growing up with these games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
If cartoons taught us one thing…
Sep 21, 2018 • 59 min
… it’s that Pikachu is a… well… you’ll have to listen to find out. Today’s episode is all about cartoon and animation. Dragon Prince! My Hero Academia! Your letters! And lots of implied exclamation marks! (I think I’ve lost the thread on this…
For love of indie games
Sep 14, 2018 • 60 min
Indie games have shaped all of us: from Gone Home, to the crappy browser games of the early 2000s. Do those count? We think so. Indie games are weird and emotional and sometimes bad and often great. This episode is all about those indies. Learn more about…
Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
Sep 7, 2018 • 54 min
Spider-Man on PS4 is a GOOD gift. It’s probably one of the best superhero games to date. How does it stack up to the Batman Arkham games? We also share some touching emails from YOU about the original Spider-Man game for PS1 and other fond memories.…
Video Game Vacation
Aug 31, 2018 • 60 min
This week we share a collection of tragic, beautiful and nostalgic stories about playing games on family vacations, odd places we’ve marathoned games and our favorite fictional vacation segments. It’s vacation — what else are you going to do? Learn more…
Aug 24, 2018 • 65 min
Since FlameCon 2018, we’ve had romance on our minds. This week, we discuss why some of us have the video game crushes we do, being on the asexual spectrum, budding love during the MMO days, and of course, the stories you sent to us. Learn more about your…
The Polygon Show LIVE at FlameCon 2018
Aug 23, 2018 • 48 min
A special bonus episode from our panel at FlameCon 2018! Presenting… Video games as the astrological signs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Thanks for the MeMMOries
Aug 17, 2018 • 55 min
It’s all about MMO memories this week: the memories you sent in — of World of Warcraft and beyond — as well as sharing some of our own. Remember City of Heroes? Chelsea does. What about Gaia Online? Allegra has quite a story for everyone… Learn more about…
Esports live events… Are they GOOD?
Aug 10, 2018 • 46 min
It’s been an AGGRESSIVE summer. Evo 2018 and the Overwatch League Grand Finals have blown us all… away. What’s it like to be at a live event vs. watching it on Twitch? The biggest atmosphere changes? Chelsea talks fighting game drama at Evo, Allegra…
Backlog Week
Aug 3, 2018 • 64 min
Which games did you never get around to playing? The cast asks YOU and a variety of special guests including Jeff Kaplan (Game Director, Overwatch), Sam Barlow (Her Story), Austin Walker (Waypoint), Teddy Dief (Hyper Light Drifter) and many more! Learn…
Interior Design Crimes
Jul 27, 2018 • 54 min
Ashley tried out Overwatch’s newest hero, Hammond/Wrecking Ball. Allegra started Octopath Traveler. Chelsea found a VERY INTERESTING official magazine spread on who Mario’s best friends and worst enemies are. Simone FREAKS OUT over the Great Interior…
Jul 20, 2018 • 53 min
Chelsea discovers the joys of Hollow Knight while home sick. Allegra goes to Chicago for the second annual Pokémon Go Fest. Ashley makes Kiryu wear Majima’s clothes and then fights Majima. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Several Punch Man
Jul 13, 2018 • 50 min
Chelsea gets back into Pokémon Go. Ashley describes the joy and terror of seeing Majima Everywhere in Yakuza Kiwami. Allegra refuses to take the stealthy route in Metal Gear Solid 3 and makes a mess. Simone has more tips to help your wrist pain! Learn…
Put Kirby in Mario Tennis, You Cowards
Jul 6, 2018 • 45 min
Chelsea finished her Tomb of Horrors D&D campaign, Ashley can’t blink while being extremely bad at Lumines, Allegra is living and breathing Mario Tennis and Simone follows up with the mystery of how party subs are created. At some point, the four of them…
16 Fifth Graders Carrying a Party Sub
Jun 29, 2018 • 50 min
Chelsea tries her luck in Dungeons and Dragon’s Tomb of Horrors. Ashley tries her hand at running clubs in Yakuza 0. Simone broke her hand playing Zelda. Allegra hangs out with Captain Spirit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Best of E3 and Discovering Yakuza 0
Jun 22, 2018 • 52 min
Chelsea lists off the best of what she played at E3 while Ashley discovers the joys of Yakuza 0 and hoarding ramen in her character’s inventory. No quest lines. Only snack lines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
E3 2018 Extravaganza
Jun 14, 2018 • 52 min
It’s E3 week! Ashley is hosting the show this week with special guests Jenna Stoeber (Video Producer, Polygon) and Julia Lee (Site lead, The Rift Herald). Simone calls in from sunny L.A. and the girls discuss their most highly anticipated games as well as…
Jun 8, 2018 • 46 min
It’s our one-year anniversary! And we’re getting ready for E3! So let’s talk about BioShock and the Ocarina of Time. Is it all connected? Is it all not connected? Is it all not not connected? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A Known Goth
Jun 1, 2018 • 61 min
Ashley goes back to Parasite Eve. Simone geeks out over Killing Eve. Chelsea has controversial opinions on Dark Souls. Allegra “discovers” Halo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
FAO Twigs
May 25, 2018 • 46 min
Ashley mourns her PlayStation 4. Simone vents about Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze’s water world. Chelsea reminds people of all the good that is Toejam and Earl. Allegra has thoughts about Detroit: Become Human Important linksTeddy Bear by AA Milne:…
Just Like Dunkirk
May 18, 2018 • 60 min
What do Metal Gear Solid 3 and Dunkirk have in common? We find out, and also discuss Xbox’s new accessible controller. And twinks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Happy Piccolo Day
May 11, 2018 • 42 min
With Simone missing in action, the gang gets loopy. Ashley is still playing Destiny. Special guest Jenna is spreading the Fortnite love. Everyone has thoughts on the Met Gala. Piccolo Day is acknowledged. And most importantly, a new taste test to kick off…
The One About Avengers
May 4, 2018 • 50 min
We saw Avengers: Infinity War! But we keep our discussion spoiler free, so no, we won’t tell you how it ends. And we read some fan mail about, well, berry butts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
All Berries Have Butts
Apr 27, 2018 • 63 min
A heated discussion on fruit butts opens this episode. Then your hosts try really, really hard (and succeed) to not spoil God of War, and Allegra talks about her game of the week: Jet Set Radio Future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Press square for son action
Apr 20, 2018 • 56 min
Jenna Stoeber joins your Polygon Pals to talk about God of War and the Nintendo Labo and definitely not about blazing it on 420. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Live from PAX East!
Apr 13, 2018 • 65 min
Thank you everyone who attended our first ever live show! We had such a good time 1) embarrassing ourselves in front of 500 people and 2) meeting all of you. It was great to put a face to the uh, faceless ears who we know have been with us for ALMOST A…
The Fab Four?
Apr 5, 2018 • 62 min
This week, we debate which role each member of the show would have on a “Queer Eye” show for our listeners. Chelsea talks Ni no Kuni 2, Ashley is watching Friends in order for the first time and Simone explains what constitutes “French country decor”.…
Detective Pikachu, What’s Up?
Mar 30, 2018 • 64 min
This week we’re talking about Geguri and the Overwatch League, No Man’s Sky coming to Xbox (and a controversial opinion from on ALLEGRA FRANK), and what the heck we should do at our live show at PAX East next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Mar 23, 2018 • 66 min
Jenna Stoeber joins the crew to talk about FORTNITE and PUBG and all the terrible, terrible collectibles that haunt us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 16, 2018 • 67 min
The Polygon Show crew talks about DRAKE PLAYING FORTNITE, Splatoon 2, and all the news from last week’s Nintendo Direct. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Winnie the Pooh’s Existential Crisis
Mar 9, 2018 • 62 min
Adam Moussa joins Allegra, Ashley, and Simone to hash out his Overwatch addiction. They discuss the Winnie the Pooh trailer, a dinosaur rip-off of Pokemon Go, and How To Fit In Online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Gang Goes Fishing
Mar 2, 2018 • 68 min
This week we’re talking Moss, Black Panther, and the new Overwatch hero Brigitte! Also, you can’t see it, but know that Allegra’s sporting an amazing Rocko’s Modern Life-inspired dress during the recording of this episode. Learn more about your ad…
An Infinity Continuum of Nuggets
Feb 23, 2018 • 66 min
This week on The Polygon Show, we go back to answering your lovely emails and questions like “which musical do you want to see as a video game and vice versa?“. A live-action Bleach trailer, Escape Goat 2 and chicken nuggets are just some of the topics…
New Diet Coke and Kingdom Hearts 3
Feb 16, 2018 • 62 min
All is new: there are new flavors of diet coke, there’s an Overwatch Lunar New Year event, and a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3. Your hosts are not new. They’re the same old ones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
TOAD’S HEAD: Are We Feeling It?
Feb 9, 2018 • 65 min
IT’S NOT A HAT. Or so we’ve been told by Nintendo. What are we to do with this information? How are we supposed to feel right now??? Sure there’s other things to talk about, but that does feel most pressing. Topics discussed:Preacher Radiant…
Nintendo Labo and Triforce beer
Feb 2, 2018 • 60 min
Allegra tries Nintendo Labo and tells everyone about it. Chelsea gives Monster Hunter: World tips. Ashley learns what pairs with a beer inspired by The Legend of Zelda. Simone takes a break, and in her place, special guest Julia Alexander has feelings…
Monster Hunter: World and The Fall of Tony
Jan 26, 2018 • 63 min
Welcome to your number one authority in the very best of Doug Jones. We also have some thoughts on Devilmean Crybaby, an anime with tall demons that somehow does NOT have any Doug Jones. Topics discussed:Monster Hunter: WorldDevilman CrybabyLegionDestiny…
Nintendo Labo and Hot Hand Water
Jan 19, 2018 • 69 min
HELLO HELLO and welcome… you. I hope you have fond memories of Dinotopia — and if you don’t, you will before this day is done. Topics discussed:Metal Gear Solid 2DinotopiaThe CrownPersona 4Nintendo Labo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
New Funky Mode Edition
Jan 12, 2018 • 69 min
We’re back in the studio celebrating a new year, a new slate of Diet Coke floors, and a new Nintendo Direct Mini. What we playedThe Legend of Zelda: BEST HORSE GAME EVEROverwatchNo Escaping DestinyPersona 4Travel FrogResident Evil 7 Learn more about your…
Snow Bob-Omb!
Jan 5, 2018 • 56 min
With a snow bomb cyclone hitting northeast US, our four hosts braved the comforts of their apartments for a safe and warm chat. Games discussedZELLLLLLDAAAAAAAAAOxenfreeMonument Valley 2Persona 4Mom Hid My GameMy Brother Ate My PuddingLife Is Strange:…
Oops Even More Emails
Dec 29, 2017 • 32 min
Eater’s Adam Moussa joins us for another piping hot serving of your delicious emails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Merry Emails To You
Dec 22, 2017 • 44 min
The team is over the river and through the woods, so we’re hitting you with a special holiday themed Oops All Emails ep! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Haunting Gaze of Beario
Dec 15, 2017 • 66 min
He had that look you very rarely find. The haunting, haunted kind. Games discussed:EatWhat Remains of Edith FinchThe Sexy BrutaleFTLTrivia HQGetting Over ItPersona 4 GoldenSteven Universe: Save The LightGolf StoryBury Me, My Love Learn more about your ad…
xX_tHe PoLyGoN sHoW_Xx
Dec 8, 2017 • 66 min
This week we talk AIM away messages, Toad Head Mysteries, Horizon Zero Dawn’s Meaty Thunks, and much much more! Games discussed:Emily is Away TooMonument ValleyHorizon Zero DawnWolfenstein 2: The New ColossusPreyResident Evil 7Animal Crossing Pocket Camp…
Sign and Date Your Rocks
Dec 1, 2017 • 63 min
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The Mom Zone
Nov 23, 2017 • 56 min
The hosts are off on thanksgiving break so we’ve prepped a very special “Oops all emails” episode for you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Bear Femurs and Goblin Gizzards
Nov 17, 2017 • 65 min
This week we learn that trash hamburgers are good for your health, try to grasp Battlefront II’s inscrutable economy, and discuss our Horizon: Zero Dawn dad feelings. Games discussed:Horizon: Zero DawnBattle Chef BrigadeEarthboundSuper Mario OdysseyNier:…
Scrambled Eggs ;-)
Nov 10, 2017 • 65 min
Wink if you don’t like eggs. Games discussed:Super Mario OdysseyBubsyNier: AutomataBury Me, My LoveOverwatch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It’s Bubsy
Nov 3, 2017 • 65 min
We regret to inform you that it is Bubsy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Hell Day Cometh
Oct 27, 2017 • 63 min
Marios and Wolfensteins and Assassins. Oh my! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Doctor Charles Entertainment Cheese
Oct 20, 2017 • 60 min
Kneel before your robot mouse god. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Polygon Comes Alive
Oct 13, 2017 • 62 min
The gang goes live on twitter for the first time to talk about shitty loot boxes, shiny Overwatch skins, and PORGS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Enter The Goal Zone
Oct 6, 2017 • 55 min
The gang reunites one last time before the pivot to video to discuss Kirby’s Hole Quest, SNES Classic, and Donald Duck’s indecent behavior. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Allegra’s Marriage is a Lie
Sep 29, 2017 • 52 min
REVEALED: The truth behind Allegra’s SHAM MARRIAGE. Just when you thought you could trust again. Also, Simone’s accidental dog adoption and a clarification on the nature of Jager Bombs. Games discussed: Cuphead, Butterfly Soup, Necrobarista, Final Fantasy…
Oops All Emails + BeveRAGE
Sep 22, 2017 • 46 min
The gang is scattered to the wind this week so we’re giving you a heaping helping of emails! Ashley and Allegra also left us a VERY LONG voicemail message about the tasty Coke products you can only try in Japan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Tara’s Vape Escape
Sep 15, 2017 • 58 min
Ashley and Allegra are far, far away, so Tara Long steps up to the mic to discuss Mario’s nips, Nugget dominance, and No Man’s Sky. Games discussed: Super Mario Odyssey, No Man’s Sky, Persona 5, League of Legends Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Nugs From The Deep
Sep 8, 2017 • 56 min
On this weeks show, American McGee causes us to have a little Coke Zero accident, we wade in to the great Splatoon Nug Debate of 2017, and make plans for Simone’s Katana. We also talk about some games. Games discussed: Destiny 2, Life Is Strange: Before…
Titanium Snail
Sep 1, 2017 • 55 min
The gang reunites and dredges up a few traumatic childhood memories. Games discussed: petz, logical journal of the zoombinis, metal slug, drill dozer, persona 5, catherine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Hot Dad God
Aug 25, 2017 • 48 min
Allegra and Chelsea phone in from Gamescom to chat about Monster Huntin’, SNES Classic preorders, Mercy’s overhaul, and living the Lucy / Ricky dream. Games discussed: Life is Strange: Before The Storm, Overwatch, Monster Hunter: World, Dragon Ball…
Battle Dot Restaurant
Aug 18, 2017 • 60 min
The gang has a serious chat about domain names and how to pronounce them. Games discussed: Sonic Mania, 999, Nidhogg 2, Cooking Mama 4, Pet the Pup at The Party, Hellblade Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Which Of My Leather Bracers Should I Wear To The Beach?
Aug 11, 2017 • 48 min
Live from Portland, OR! The Coke Zero wars rage on. Games discussed: Overwatch, Persona 3, Ragnarok Online, Final Fantasy 8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Pop The Wib Wob
Aug 4, 2017 • 44 min
Our mixing board was possessed by bony spirits and we lost the whole damn news section! here it is anyways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Pale Verdant Flesh Hue
Jul 28, 2017 • 61 min
Coke Zero. Gone, but never forgotten. Games discussed: Persona 5, Journey, Miitopia, Pokemon Go, Splatoon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Spyro’s Olympic Medal in F*cking
Jul 21, 2017 • 56 min
What’s in the drawer, Ashley? WHAT’S IN THE DRAWER? Games Discussed: Dream Daddy, Splatoon 2, Destiny 2 Beta, Until Dawn, Wii Sports, Spyro The Dragon, Overwatch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It Is Dangerous To Know Too Much About Birds
Jul 14, 2017 • 52 min
The gang chats about ugly squid kids, hot Doomfist looks, and beach episodes. Games discussed: Splatoon 2, Road Not Taken, Overwatch, Super Mario 3d World, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Fire Emblem 7, Persona 5 (of course), Mass Effect Learn more about…
Corpse Explosion
Jul 7, 2017 • 45 min
The gang gets together to discuss DnD alignments, necromancers, slippery bandicoots, and much more. Games discussed: Wolfenstein: The New Order, Diablo III, Overwatch, Persona 5, Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy, Spyro The Dragon, Frogger 2,…
Eat the Horse Half
Jun 30, 2017 • 52 min
What a surprise! We’re talking about Persona and Overwatch. We also talk about fantasy wrestling opponents, centaur meat, and waluigi’s touching walking sim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Crab in a Cravat
Jun 23, 2017 • 55 min
The gang is back from E3 to talk about Bravely Default’s cast of mutant perverts, astrological correlations to overwatch mains, and fantasy guest stars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
You, Me, and E3
Jun 16, 2017 • 47 min
The gang raps about their favorite E3 announcements, the best hands-on E3 experiences, and answers your E3 Questions. E3! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A Private Consensual Matter Between Him and The Trash Can
Jun 8, 2017 • 40 min
This week, the gang discusses a dirty DNA man, the worst beverages, horse solitaire, and E3 preparations. Got questions or comments? Send them to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The Polygon Show is Coming!
Jun 6, 2017 • 12 min
The Polygon Show is Coming! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit