This week we play one of the most popular board games worldwide, Monopoly. Plus, we discuss this cultural phenomenon with Kevin Tostado, the producer and director of the new documentary, Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story. Kevin shares some history about the game as well as some strategy. Check out the trailer.


A special thanks to Kevin for talking to us.

6 replies on “Monopoly”

  1. I like this episode! I learned a lot of things I didn’t know about Monopoly. I have a feeling next week’s episode is going to be AMAZING too.

    Call it a hunch.

  2. Very entertaining, guys. I’d love to hear more interviews incorporated into the podcast if a particular game lends itself to it. I listened to this episode at the gym, where they probably think I am crazy because I think I laughed out loud a couple times. Thanks for publicly embarrassing me.

    Also, who can confirm this? I always thought Reading Railroad was pronounced like the city in Pennsylvania (or, if you like, Otis Redding). Anyone? Anyone?

      1. Sorry, just now noticed the comments on the Monopoly podcast.

        Jeffrey, you are correct. It’s pronounced “Redding” and not “Reading” like “Reading Rainbow.”

        And I hope to god laughter burns calories!

  3. Monopoly was one our favorite board games and myself, two sons and a nephew would play some very competitive games – lots of negotiating and deal making. We added a twist to the game with the addition of a “fifth player” being the stock market. It was a way to build cash fast that could be parlayed into properties. I have posted on online version of the stock game. We used the thimble token for the market. All that is needed is wifi –

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