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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.

Aug 30, 2019

This week, I got the chance to sit down and speak with Heli Kennnedy, writer on the official continuation of the famed and loved BBC science fiction series, from SerialBox, a premium digital reading and audio platform that delivers ongoing stories to online and mobile platforms in digestible installments. The...


Aug 28, 2019

This week, Matt drops a bomb on us, the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire matters well beyond the fact that it's been on the air for so long. As the first game show that we've covered Matt breaks down rotating hosts, absurd episode counts, and ultimately how it started a wave of imitations. 


Aug 27, 2019

Joss Whedon's world of Buffy The Vampire Slayer has been around since 1997 and like most Whedon creations has a solid base of fans who followed not only Buffy's slaying days in Sunnyvale but also followed the supernatural detective cases that Angel cracked starting in 1999. Now, 20 years, later, Angel is back as part of...


Aug 21, 2019

This week, the crew gets scary as they discuss the lasting impact of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark from Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell and what the stories continue to matter nearly 40 years after their release. Kate leads the team through the history, controversy in schools, and ultimately the importance of...


Aug 14, 2019

This week we're resisting the Fast & the Furious franchise to honor the recent release of Hobbs & Shaw. We talk about the absurdity of the franchise, the machismo, the fights off-screen, and ultimately about how it all wraps back to familia. And, we do it all with the help of Nikko, contributor for But Why Tho? A...