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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.

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.

Feb 23, 2018

We watched the 18th installment in the MCU, Black Panther. Directed by Ryan Coogler, it proved that super-hero fatigue means nothing and good movies break records and builds out a new world we have never seen. It marks a change in the MCU and leaves fans wanting more. We brought back Ritz from our Black Panther...

Feb 21, 2018

This week we welcome back Swara Salih from the Beltway Banthas podcast to talk about one of his and Adrian's favorite cartoons, Avatar: The Last Airbender. However, we can't talk Airbender without talking The Legend of Korra. The American TV show aired on Nickelodeon and quickly grew to become a favorite with kids...

Feb 19, 2018

This week we sat down with Elvis from Stack Up to talk about what has changed since we last spoke in Episode 19. As Program Director of the Stack Up Overwatch Program (StOP), he explained how the charity had grown in the last year and how the organization is using StOP to bring awareness to suicide prevention and...