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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.

Aug 21, 2019

This week, the crew gets scary as they discuss the lasting impact of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark from Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell and what the stories continue to matter nearly 40 years after their release. Kate leads the team through the history, controversy in schools, and ultimately the importance of...


Aug 14, 2019

This week we're resisting the Fast & the Furious franchise to honor the recent release of Hobbs & Shaw. We talk about the absurdity of the franchise, the machismo, the fights off-screen, and ultimately about how it all wraps back to familia. And, we do it all with the help of Nikko, contributor for But Why Tho? A...


Aug 7, 2019

This week, we dive into the kawaii world of Hello Kitty with help from special guest Stefani from El Cucuy is My Neighbor. Find out how this Sanrio favorite made it to being one of the most iconic characters across the world and even the Japanese Tourism Ambassador to China. We cover Kitty White's history, her journey...


Jul 24, 2019

This week, the crew talks about the caped crusader, the Dark Knight, the one and only Batman. With the help of our community website editor and Queen of Batprivilege Lizzy, we tackle the 80 years of the Bat. We cover his psychology, his identity as Bruce, his creators' history, and what he means to us. But here's...


Jul 23, 2019

DeadTectives, the newest Shudder Original horror-comedy premiered last week. Funny, nostalgic, and filled to the brim with paranormal lore, the ghost hunting parody offers up more than just great humor, it also provides a supernatural world filled great practical effects and characters that pull you in. Over the...