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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.

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....


Oct 15, 2018

This week Kate and Adrian had the opportunity to speak with Juan Vaca, Elaine Gomez, and Judy Jetset about the IDGA  group, Latinx in Gaming and just being Latinx in games. In this roundtable of sorts, we discuss issues of representation in the medium, what being Latinx means, and being in the gaming industry is like...


Oct 10, 2018

After meeting at OP Live Dallas, Adrian sits down with Justin Loar, Alumnus of SMU Guildhall and Level Designer at Gearbox Studios to talk about what SMU Guildhall offers to young developers. This two-year accelerated graduate degree program is the #1 program for game design and is aimed to get students into the game...


Oct 4, 2018

A few years ago, a group of friends got together to play Dungeons & Dragons. Now, the group dominates Thursday nights on Twitch, have billboards in the middle of Los Angeles, and have breathed a new life into Dungeons & Dragons. This week, we talk about the power of Critical Role and how it launched a wave of RPG table...