Good Call: An audio history of the biggest phone game you’ve never heard of
How Hugo the Troll, a call-in TV game show, became an innovative hit in more than 40 countries.
Millions of people across the world playing a phone game doesn’t sound too surprising.
But, what if it was 1990, before there was an app store or even smartphones?
That is the magic of Hugo the Troll, an inventive dial-in television show that was popular in more than 40 countries.
Press play to hear Christine Fennessy’s delightful tale of evil witches, dial tones, and technological innovation:
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