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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.

Jan 18, 2018

This week we celebrate our 50th episode by answering your questions!! In this episode you'll learn a lot about us and who we are outside the podcast and what parts of pop culture get us going.

Look out tomorrow for the prize drawing! 

Jan 15, 2018

This weekend (Jan 12-14) Matt and Kate to PAX South, a gaming convention in San Antonio Texas. Check out their highlights and experience in this episode! Head over to our website for all of the organizations, games, and people mentioned in this episode.

*Correction - Kate says that Doctor B is the clinical psychologist...

Jan 10, 2018

After 25 years in the industry, Mexican director, Guillermo del Toro, has earned a spot among the cinematic greats. His striking visual style and color pallets have made a name for him, and his dark fairy tale style has left a mark on the genre of horror. In this episode Kate brings us through GDT's influences, passion,...

Jan 3, 2018

This week we recapped everything that happened in 2017. With the podcast, with our lives, and in popular culture. Find out our favorites, our worst, our underwhelming, and where we're taking the pod in 2018.

We also want to say a special thanks to all of the guests we had this year! You'll hear from them throughout the...

Jan 2, 2018

By you know that we all have advanced degrees. In that process we met some interesting friends doing interesting work. In this Crossover, Matt talks with Brice, a Latin American Religions PhD student, talk about uncontacted tribes. Asking how they still maintain this isolation in 2018, interactions they have had...