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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.

Feb 13, 2019

This episode we find out what exactly was coming to get Barbara, as we cover George A. Romero's classic horror film, Night of the Living Dead (1968). We cover the creation of horror sub-genres, the creation of social horror, and how the film continues to impact the horror world today. We do it all with special guest...


Feb 6, 2019

This week we revisit the Dragon Ball Z franchise. We may have covered it over a year ago in episode 15, but with Super at 131 episodes, and Dragon Ball Super Broly having an extended run in theaters we needed to dive back into the franchise. With the Help of Paige and Grant from the Gilmore Ball Z podcast, we look at...


Jan 23, 2019

Audiences have waited over 10 years for Kingdom Hearts 3 and with the game finally launching next week on January 29th, we're covering the entire series. Listen as we explain why Kingdom Hearts matters to audiences with the help of Kingdom Hearts fangirl and expert LaNeysha - from So Here's What Happened and Did You...


Jan 16, 2019

The rebooted Carmen Sandiego series debuts this week on January 18th, but where did this edutainment journey start? This week we talk about the history of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and what it meant for children's education, the establishment of edutainment, video games, and representation. Known for...


Jan 9, 2019

This week we talk about a franchise that has been gone for five years yet still has a thriving and dedicated community fanbase: EA Sports' NCAA Football. In this episode, Matt tracks the history of the game, the mechanics, and of course that lawsuit that ended it all. We also dive into the dedicated community of hackers...