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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.

Mar 21, 2018

This week's episode was supposed to be about the Kaiju genre, but through our research one thing was clear: Godzilla is the one that matters. the longest running film franchise ever and over 60 years old, this giant nuclear mutated sea monster is pop culture heavy weight. 

Mar 14, 2018

This week, Adrian wanted to get on the lighter side of things so we talked about Shrek and how it kicked off Dreamworks animation. It may seem like a small kids movie, but the numbers and spin-offs solidly put Shrek as a memorable pop culture moment...but why tho?

Mar 7, 2018

In honor of Jessica Jones season 2 premiering on Netflix this week, we talked about Jessica Jones and why a hero who has only been around since 2001 has such an impact on her readers. Beyond that, we talk about the power of her show and the women behind it, as well as how people cope with trauma.

*trigger warning: we do...

Feb 28, 2018

This week, Matt leads us through a franchise that began in 1994 and hasn't pumped the breaks. Initially put out by Bethesda, the D&D based franchise easily became one of the best Western RPGs in existence. We go through some lore, game mechanics, and how it has built a name that sticks out among the crowd. 

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Feb 25, 2018

Each month we record a review episode chosen by our $10 patrons. Here is a clip what you can find if you subscribe to the $3 tier.