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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.

Dec 12, 2018

This week we honor the late and great Stephen Hillenburg, by looking at why Spongebob Squarepants matters to pop culture, our childhoods, and beyond. We talk about how Hillenburg's marine biology background influenced his path towards creating our favorite sponge. From his origins as an educational comic book to the...


Dec 5, 2018

This week we remember and celebrate Stan "The Man" Lee. From a writer with dreams of writing a well-known screenplay to leading the Marvel Revolution and establishing the company we know today, Stan is irreplaceable. We talk a little about his history but more about the ways he changed the comics industry, fought for...


Nov 14, 2018

This week we cover the humble bounty hunters aboard the Bebop. After 20 years, Cowboy Bebop remains one of the iconic anime of all time. Music, themes, animation, and characters came together over the course of 26 episodes and one movie to solidify what sci-fi looks like in anime for 90s kids. We even cover...


Oct 31, 2018

This week we cover the Wolverine! Brought to you by Charles' Patreon support, we talk about James Howlett's, Logan's, Weapon X's history, psychology, and of course Hugh Jackman. We debate whether or not Wolverine is a hero, anti-hero, or someone in between and whether or not Hugh Jackman should be the only man to step...


Oct 24, 2018

Credited as the first superhero, this week we cover the Man of Steel, Superman. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and came into the world as we know him today in 1938, we cover the long history of his creation, the real world influences on his stories, and ultimately what he stands for in comic books and to fans....