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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.

May 24, 2017

This week we tackle the anime favorite of 90s kids everywhere: SailorMoon! We talk about the sometimes convoluted story line and how the characters shined through time traveling, past lives, and everything in between. Kate brings us through her gate-way anime and teaches Matt and Adrian about creator, Naoko Takeuchi's...


May 17, 2017

 

Think about the first video you watched in science class, chances are it was the quirky scientist in a blue lab coat with a bow-tie: Bill Nye the Science Guy. It began as his television persona, but Bill has embraced it and has begun to use it to encourage people of all generations to learn, especially in the STEM...


May 10, 2017

 

On this episode, Adrian brings us through the history of the Fast and the Furious (FF) franchise, the plots, the numbers, and its transition from ode to car culture to superhero action movies. Kate and Adrian also welcome special guest Jay Pidlaoan. With 20 years in the street racing and car club scene, Jay is able to...


May 6, 2017

Last week, Kate, Quinn (our resident cosplay tutorial blogger), and Matt (our budget guy and Kate's S/O) went to Dreamhack Austin 2017. As only the second DHATX and their first, they were surprised to see the differences between a giant LAN party, Esports tournament hub, and the traditional comic/gaming expo hall. They...


May 3, 2017

What was your first anime series? Chances are it's going to be Sailor Moon or the Dragon Ball Z (DBZ) franchise. In this week's episode, we tackle our first anime series and cover one of the staples of the Cartoon Network Toonami line-up and the gate-way anime into otaku-hood. For Dragon Ball Z, it became an example...