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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.

Jul 12, 2017

**We talk about murder & sexual assault this episode, it is not a detailed recounting of crime, but we thought you should know the topics involved -- The BWT? Crew**

True Crime is everywhere. Netflix has been producing original documentaries, podcasts are debuted daily, and Zac Efron is about to bring Ted Bundy to life in a new movie. This week, we tackle a genre that makes some uncomfortable and empowers others: True Crime. Kate brings us through the fact that we have always been obsessed with true crime and why, with help from Brianna from the Murder Dictionary Podcast. We talk about the community that has been built around it, the influence of real life serial killers on our pop culture horror creations, it's majority female audience, and how learning about heinous crimes helps listeners and readers of the genre cope with their anxieties. 

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A special thanks to Brianna!
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