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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 25, 2020

In honor of the CBS All Access wrapping its first season of Star Trek: Picard, we decided to devote an entire episode to why Jean-Luc Picard matters. In this episode, Kate brings us through the creation of the character and all the red tape and stereotypes that went with it. We break down how the bald...


Mar 18, 2020

"Doom Matters" is sponsored by Podcorn*

This week, we're celebrating the launch of Doom Eternal with a deep dive into the Doom Slayer, the franchise, the movies, and answer why Doom Matters all these years later. We discuss how id Software's Doom paved the way for 3D shooters, inspired a wave of Doom-clones, and has...


Mar 12, 2020

The Dead Lands is the Shudder Original co-production between the AMC genre streaming service and New Zealand's TVNZ. The series is an immersive fantasy grounded in Maori belief and culture. From traditional martial arts to rituals, The Dead Lands blends the horror, fantasy, and adventure genres by building this...


Mar 11, 2020

Most of the time an interview only has one host asking questions, but for this special occasion all of the But Why Tho? crew joined the conversation. After covering Guildhall Studios' Sea of Legends at PAX South 2020, Kate, Adrian, and Matt couldn't wait to speak with the creative director of the studio, Ryan Schapals....


Mar 4, 2020

In honor of Valve's VR game Half-Life: Alyx continuing the groundbreaking and iconic series, we're covering Half-Life. Find out why it matters, how it was developed, and how it came to define Valve as a company. 

Episode 132: Half-Life Matters...But Why Tho? is sponsored by...