SPACE CASE-EP. 228 (*CLASSIC EPISODE* – Originally Aired 4/26/22 – The History of Ball Pits and The Case of “Soft Play”)

*CLASSIC EPISODE – Originally Aired 4/26/23*

On this week’s episode of SPACE CASE, we’re throwing it back and diving in to a ball pit of nostalgia! Ball pits were a staple of childhood indoor play places for generations of kids and the MUST HAVE play structure of your favorite pizza parlor/arcade/family entertainment center, but how did they get there? Who created this unique playground icon? And why? Turns out, this creation is part of a much larger movement and it’s creator was more prolific than you know. Tune in to find out!

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