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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 Matt answer this question with through passion, geekdom, history and even some scholarship.

Apr 18, 2018

From April 5-8th, the podcast crew attended PAX East 2018 in Boston. Here are their faves, worsts, and all around feels towards the convention experience for thier first PAX East. They're joined by Elvis Walden, the StOP (Stack-Up Overwatch Program) Program Director, from the veteran charity Stack-Up. 

Apr 13, 2018

Kate and Matt sat down to talk with the King of Kaiju himself, comic book artist Matt Frank. They talk about what they got in Episode 57, why Godzilla may be important but isn't the only kaiju that matters, special effects, and ultimately what the artist would do if he had $100 million kaiju movie budget.

Apr 11, 2018

A nature documentary that brought high production quality and ground breaking cinematography in addition to years of study, Planet Earth revolutionized educational nature documentaries on TV. We sit down with Quinn, ecologist and part time cosplayer to find out its impact and how it's impact is felt in it's offshoot...

Apr 4, 2018

Get your character sheets ready and hope you roll a natural 20 because this week we talk about the tabletop of all tabletops: Dungeons and Dragons. From it's humble beginnings as a mash-up of different games and being bought out by Wizards of the Coast to the Critters that have made it surge in popularity, Adrian brings...

Mar 30, 2018

In the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim we get jaegers, drones, and Kaiju and things in between. Kate and Adrian bring you through the movie and talk about their likes and dislikes in Pacific Rim Uprising, how Jon Boyega needs to be in more things, and how mechs should move given the laws of anime.