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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.

Oct 16, 2019

This week, we're continuing the spooky season with an episode dedicated to Clive Barker's Hellraiser. Initially, a novella from Barker named the Hellbound Heart, we talk about Hellraiser's production, story, and how it rocked the horror world. Plus, we get into the weirdness of cenobites, the commentary on pleasure and...


Oct 15, 2019

At Fantastic Fest 2019 I got the opportunity to see The Mortuary Collectionan anthology film by director Ryan Spindell that gave me the same feelings I got when I saw Michael Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat for the first time. Set in a funeral home the film follows a young girl as she requests to be trained as...


Oct 14, 2019

There are more superhero stories in the public consciousness than ever before. However, they tend to focus on extremely similar characters to one another. Fortunately, as the superhero world becomes more diverse, ever so slowly Dennis Lui is pushing it forward. Lui is the creator of Raising Dion, a comic-turned-Netflix...


Oct 11, 2019

Memory: The Origins of Alien premiered at Fantastic Fest 2019 from director Alexandre Philippe, known for 78/52. In Memory, Philippe explores the origins of one science fiction's most iconic films, Ridley Scott's Alien. But, this isn't just a production history, instead he discusses the myths and culture that formed...


Oct 9, 2019

It's October, so we're getting creepy, cooky, and all together ooky in our first spooky month episode topic: The Addams Family. With the new animated film hitting theaters this weekend, we thought it was time to visit America's favorite family and break down their long history from 1930s cartoon strips to 1990s cult...