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Welcome to But Why Tho? the podcast, where we talk about the parts of popular culture that people say matter and ask the question but why tho?

 

Kate, Adrian, and Tom answer this question with through passion, geekdom, history and even some scholarship.

Apr 22, 2017

This week we cover Star Wars Celebration and talk about our favorite easter eggs in video games, movies, and television. Ryan leads us in with some awesome video games, Kate gets deep with a Luke Cage syllabus, Adrian makes sure we give Pixar some love, and Tom bridges a gap from video games to film with his love...


Apr 19, 2017

This week we talk about the developer that is synonymous with the Western RPG genre: Bioware. We try to cover its long history in an hour and highlight the games that make Bioware matter. Tom brings us through the D&D years with Baldur's Gate. Adrian introduces Kate to the world of Star Wars: Knights of the...


Apr 15, 2017

In this week's side-show, Kate, Ryan, and Adrian talk about the week and a half leading up to April 10th. That means: Destiny 2, Marvel Comics controversy (plus Kate's favorite current series being nominated for Hugo Awards), the Mass Effect: Andromeda patch, and the comic book arc smoothie that is the Thor:...


Apr 12, 2017

In this week's episode we talk about a director/writer/producer/actor that did it all and changed how we think about storytelling, dialogue, and violence. Quentin Tarantino matters, but why tho?

Tom brings us through his history from high school adult movie theater attendant to a low budget director, to an artist...


Apr 5, 2017

Buffy the Vampire Slayer turned 20 on March 10th. In this episode Kate brings Adrian and Tom through the 20-year long history of one of Joss Whedon's most beloved television shows. A movie, 144 episodes, a spin-off series, novels, comic books, and an entire sub-genre of Academic study, the slayer lives long after...