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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 6, 2017

We all love popular culture, but few of us use it to do good in the world. In this Missions that Matters episode, we got to sit down with a member of the Red Sands Patrol, the El Paso, TX squad of the global organization: The 501st Legion. Dressed as Stormtroopers, Tie Pilots, Vader, and more, the 501st Legion...

Dec 4, 2017

In honor of The Last Jedi and because the Star wars universe is so wide and vast, we've decided to do a lot a special series where we look at different pieces of the franchise and ask, but why tho? This week Adrian brings us through the world of Star Wars books, both pre and post Disney. 

Nov 29, 2017

This week we talk about the highest grossing media franchise ever, one of the longest running series, and a franchise that has been a card game, a manga, an anime, a video game, and a gateway to otaku status for kids in the US: Pokémon. Adrian brings us through one of his first fandoms and explains how it has been able...

Nov 22, 2017

Did Justice League save the DCEU? Can you really not save the world alone? Find out on our spoiler-filled review of Warner Brothers' Justice League. We take you through the movie with our thoughts on what appears to be a very divisive movie among comic book fans and movie-goers. 

Music Used: Come Together by Gary Clark...

Nov 22, 2017

This week we talk about why we need anti-heroes as we explore Frank Castle, The Punisher. We talk about his history, his trauma and why chaotic good is sometimes the only way to counter chaotic evil. We cover why he's important in the Marvel universe, in the world of anti-heroes, and why veterans and active duty...