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 Jul 24, 2018


Each week, four of Polygon’s best and brightest gather to cover the latest news, chat about games, and answer your burning questions. We record it and put it online. What a concept! It’s the Polygon Show.

Episode Date
The Polygon Show 62 - Esports live events... Are they GOOD?

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 compares DragonBall FighterZ to the anime and Ashley gushes about seeing OWL players in person.

Aug 10, 2018
The Polygon Show 61 - Backlog Week

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!

Aug 03, 2018
The Polygon Show 60 - Interior Design Crimes

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 Design Challenge on Netflix. FREAKS. OUT.

Jul 27, 2018
The Polygon Show 59 - Yeet

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.

Jul 20, 2018
The Polygon Show 58 - Several Punch Man

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!

Jul 13, 2018
The Polygon Show 57 - Put Kirby in Mario Tennis, You Cowards

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 make cat noises for a while. It's fun.

Jul 06, 2018
The Polygon Show 56 - 16 Fifth Graders Carrying a Party Sub

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.

Jun 29, 2018
The Polygon Show 55 - Best of E3 and Discovering Yakuza 0

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.

Jun 22, 2018
The Polygon Show 54 - E3 2018 Extravaganza

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 the Raccoon Drama that graced the internet.

Jun 14, 2018
Polygon Show 53 - Firsts!

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?

Jun 08, 2018
The Polygon Show 52 - A Known Goth

Ashley goes back to Parasite Eve. Simone geeks out over Killing Eve. Chelsea has controversial opinions on Dark Souls. Allegra “discovers” Halo.

Jun 01, 2018
The Polygon Show 51 - FAO Twigs

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

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May 25, 2018
The Polygon Show 50 - Just Like Dunkirk

What do Metal Gear Solid 3 and Dunkirk have in common? We find out, and also discuss Xbox’s new accessible controller. And twinks.

May 18, 2018
Polygon Show 49 - Happy Piccolo Day

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 show. 

May 11, 2018
Polygon Show 48 - The One About Avengers

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.

May 04, 2018
Polygon Show 47 - All Berries Have Butts

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.

Apr 27, 2018
The Polygon Show 46 - Press square for son action

Jenna Stoeber joins your Polygon Pals to talk about God of War and the Nintendo Labo and definitely not about blazing it on 420.

Apr 20, 2018
The Polygon Show 45 - Live from PAX East!

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 YEAR!!!!

We did something special at our first live show: we played March madness — yes in April — to figure out which video game character most deserved love. We even made a bracket and slides, which you can view along with the episode at

Apr 13, 2018
The Polygon Show 44 - The Fab Four?

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". Also "indiepocalypse" is definitely a thing, and we discuss the rapidly changing indie game scene.

SHAMELESS PROMOTION: If you're going to PAX East, come watch The Polygon Show LIVE! Saturday, April 6th at 6PM! See you soon!

Apr 05, 2018
The Polygon Show 43 - Detective Pikachu, What's Up?

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!

Mar 30, 2018

Jenna Stoeber joins the crew to talk about FORTNITE and PUBG and all the terrible, terrible collectibles that haunt us.

Mar 23, 2018
The Polygon Show 41 - SIM CRIMES

The Polygon Show crew talks about DRAKE PLAYING FORTNITE, Splatoon 2, and all the news from last week's Nintendo Direct.

Mar 16, 2018
The Polygon Show 40 - Winnie the Pooh’s Existential Crisis

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.

Mar 09, 2018
The Polygon Show 39: The Gang Goes Fishing

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.

Mar 02, 2018
The Polygon Show 38: An Infinity Continuum of Nuggets

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 covered this time around.

Feb 23, 2018
The Polygon Show 37: New Diet Coke and Kingdom Hearts 3

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.

Feb 16, 2018
Bonus: The Podium from the Vox Media Podcast Network

(Bonus episode from our Vox Media friends who are currently covering the Olympics. We hope you enjoy, and not to worry, a new episode of The Polygon Show is still coming this week!)

Scott Hamilton explains what makes the Shib Sibs so successful, with a close look at the complicated relationships in figure skating and ice dancing pairs. After a brief cameo from an enthusiastic pairs figure skating fan club, host Lauren Shehadi get a crash course in sliding sports (bobsled, luge, and skeleton) from Lewis Johnson, who also breaks down Chris Mazdzer’s silver medal run.

Feb 15, 2018
TOAD'S HEAD: Are We Feeling It? — The Polygon Show 36

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 Historia
  • Yakuza 6
  • All Of Our Asias
  • Toad's ... head?

Thanks for listening! Tell your friends, your loved ones, and your pets about the show, rate and review us, etc. Your support means everything to us.

Feb 09, 2018
Nintendo Labo and Triforce beer - The Polygon Show 35

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 about The Golden Girls.

Topics discussed:

  • Celeste
  • Metal Gear Solid 2
  • Undertale
  • Grown-ish
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Nintendo Labo
  • A new Mario film
  • Fantastic Beasts

Thanks for listening! Tell your friends, your loved ones, and your pets.

Feb 02, 2018
Monster Hunter: World and The Fall of Tony - The Polygon Show 34

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: World
  • Devilman Crybaby
  • Legion
  • Destiny 2
  • The Shape of Water
  • Tony Hawk's Underground 2: The Fall of Tony
Jan 26, 2018
The Polygon Show 33: Nintendo Labo and Hot Hand Water

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 2
  • Dinotopia
  • The Crown
  • Persona 4
  • Nintendo Labo
Jan 19, 2018
The Polygon Show 32: New Funky Mode Edition

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 played

  • The Legend of Zelda: BEST HORSE GAME EVER
  • Overwatch
  • No Escaping Destiny
  • Persona 4
  • Travel Frog
  • Resident Evil 7
Jan 12, 2018
The Polygon Show 31: Snow Bob-Omb!

With a snow bomb cyclone hitting northeast US, our four hosts braved the comforts of their apartments for a safe and warm chat. 

Games discussed

  • Oxenfree
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Persona 4
  • Mom Hid My Game
  • My Brother Ate My Pudding
  • Life Is Strange: Before the Storm
Jan 05, 2018
The Polygon Show 30: Oops Even More Emails

Eater's Adam Moussa joins us for another piping hot serving of your delicious emails.

Dec 29, 2017
The Polygon Show 29: Merry Emails To You

The team is over the river and through the woods, so we're hitting you with a special holiday themed Oops All Emails ep!

Dec 22, 2017
The Polygon Show 28: The Haunting Gaze of Beario

He had that look you very rarely find. The haunting, haunted kind.

Games discussed:

  • Eat
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • The Sexy Brutale
  • FTL
  • Trivia HQ
  • Getting Over It
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Steven Universe: Save The Light
  • Golf Story
  • Bury Me, My Love
Dec 15, 2017
The Polygon Show 27: xX_tHe PoLyGoN sHoW_Xx

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 Too
  • Monument Valley
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • Prey
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
Dec 08, 2017
The Polygon Show 26: Sign and Date Your Rocks

It's important

Dec 01, 2017
The Polygon Show 25: The Mom Zone

The hosts are off on thanksgiving break so we've prepped a very special "Oops all emails" episode for you!

Nov 23, 2017
The Polygon Show 24: Bear Femurs and Goblin Gizzards

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 Dawn
  • Battle Chef Brigade
  • Earthbound
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Nier: Automata
  • Flipflop Solitaire
  • Pokemon Ultra Moon
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II

Nov 17, 2017
The Polygon Show 23: Scrambled Eggs ;-)

Wink if you don't like eggs.

Games discussed:

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Bubsy
  • Nier: Automata
  • Bury Me, My Love
  • Overwatch
Nov 10, 2017
The Polygon Show 22: It's Bubsy

We regret to inform you that it is Bubsy.

Nov 03, 2017
The Polygon Show 21: Hell Day Cometh

Marios and Wolfensteins and Assassins. Oh my!

Oct 27, 2017
The Polygon Show 20: Doctor Charles Entertainment Cheese

Kneel before your robot mouse god.

Oct 20, 2017
The Polygon Show 19: Polygon Comes Alive

The gang goes live on twitter for the first time to talk about shitty loot boxes, shiny Overwatch skins, and PORGS.

Oct 13, 2017
The Polygon Show 18: Enter The Goal Zone

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.

Oct 06, 2017
The Polygon Show 17: Allegra's Marriage is a Lie

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 VII, and more.

Sep 29, 2017
The Polygon Show: Oops All Emails + BeveRAGE

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.

Sep 22, 2017
The Polygon Show 15: Tara's Vape Escape

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

Sep 15, 2017
The Polygon Show 14: Nugs From The Deep

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 The Storm, Tearaway Unfolded, Persona 5, Mario Kart, Kirby's Air Ride

Sep 08, 2017
The Polygon Show 13: Titanium Snail

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

Sep 01, 2017
The Polygon Show 12: Hot Dad God

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 FighterZ, Assassin's Creed Origins, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Aug 25, 2017
The Polygon Show 11: Battle Dot Restaurant

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

Aug 18, 2017
The Polygon Show 10: Which Of My Leather Bracers Should I Wear To The Beach?

Live from Portland, OR! The Coke Zero wars rage on.

Games discussed: Overwatch, Persona 3, Ragnarok Online, Final Fantasy 8

Aug 11, 2017
The Polygon Show 9: Pop The Wib Wob

Our mixing board was possessed by bony spirits and we lost the whole damn news section! here it is anyways.

Aug 04, 2017
The Polygon Show 8: Pale Verdant Flesh Hue

Coke Zero. Gone, but never forgotten.

Games discussed:

Persona 5, Journey, Miitopia, Pokemon Go, Splatoon

Jul 28, 2017
The Polygon Show 7: Spyro's Olympic Medal in Fucking

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

Jul 21, 2017
The Polygon Show 6: It Is Dangerous To Know Too Much About Birds

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

Jul 14, 2017
The Polygon Show 5: Corpse Explosion

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, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Final Fantasy XIII, Assassin's Creed Unity.

Jul 07, 2017
The Polygon Show 4: Eat the Horse Half

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.

Jun 30, 2017
The Polygon Show 3: Crab in a Cravat

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.

Jun 23, 2017
The Polygon Show 2: You, Me, and E3
The gang raps about their favorite E3 announcements, the best hands-on E3 experiences, and answers your E3 Questions. E3!
Jun 16, 2017
The Polygon Show 1: A Private Consensual Matter Between Him and The Trash Can
This week, the gang discusses a dirty DNA man, the worst beverages, horse solitaire, and E3 preparations. Got questions or comments? Send them to
Jun 08, 2017
The Polygon Show is Coming!
Jun 06, 2017