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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.

Jan 23, 2019

Audiences have waited over 10 years for Kingdom Hearts 3 and with the game finally launching next week on January 29th, we're covering the entire series. Listen as we explain why Kingdom Hearts matters to audiences with the help of Kingdom Hearts fangirl and expert LaNeysha - from So Here's What Happened and Did You...


Jan 16, 2019

The rebooted Carmen Sandiego series debuts this week on January 18th, but where did this edutainment journey start? This week we talk about the history of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and what it meant for children's education, the establishment of edutainment, video games, and representation. Known for...


Jan 9, 2019

This week we talk about a franchise that has been gone for five years yet still has a thriving and dedicated community fanbase: EA Sports' NCAA Football. In this episode, Matt tracks the history of the game, the mechanics, and of course that lawsuit that ended it all. We also dive into the dedicated community of hackers...


Jan 3, 2019

This month marks the 20th anniversary of everyone's favorite party game-fighter hybrid: Super Smash Bros. With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate already one of the best selling fighters to ever come out, we talk about the impact that Nintendo's game has had for couch co-op, future games, and even the competitive scene. We...