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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 19, 2017

Tomb Raider matters to a lot of people, but why tho?

In today's episode, we look at some of the things that make passionate fanboys and fangirls. We look at the impact Tomb Raider had on the gaming industry, Lara Croft's contested status as sex symbol and feminist hero, and we tackle the videogame movie, and how Angelina Jolie stands as one of the best incarnations of a character. 


Tank Girl inspired Lara by Toby Gard in 1993:

Toby Gard concept art

Kate's brief description of 90s feminism can be better explained here and here.

For the fun facts check here.

Laura Cruz concept Art: