Oral History

An Oral History of Soap Shoes, the Only Sneaker to Ever Come with a Warning Label

In 1997, skater tweens everywhere wanted only one brand of shoes — Soap. But the footwear that the ‘Wall Street Journal’ swore ‘could cause serious injury,’ washed out long before it could truly leave its footprint on the world

A Delicious Oral History of ‘Mac Tonight’

From the height of McDonald’s national ad campaigns to career-ending lawsuits to the dark corners of alt-right internet forums, this is the story of the ultimate 1980s fast-food mascot

An Oral History of the Most Painful Move in UFC History

In March 2011, ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung shocked the MMA world by putting ‘Bad Boy’ Leonard Garcia into ‘The Twister,’ a submission hold that’s as agonizing as it is rare. Here, from Garcia and others, is the story behind the screams

And the Joker Got Away: An Oral History of ‘Christmas with the Joker’

Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy and producer Paul Dini reflect on the Joker’s first appearance in ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ and how it set the definitive tone for the Batman vs. Joker rivalry