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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.

Jun 28, 2017

 

This week, Adrian brings us through the 30 year history of Transformers. It all started a Japanese-American joint venture for a line of Hasbro toys and transformed into one of the most beloved and marketable franchises of the last quarter-century. As a Marvel/Disney property, the crew dives into the possibilities...


Jun 21, 2017

This week we talk about the fast growing teams, competitions, prize pools, and communities involved in eSports. From college scholarships, spots on the Big 10 Network, and holding tournaments in Madison Square Garden, eSports has become a franchise that is gaining ground on the physical leagues like the NBA or NFL. We...


Jun 18, 2017

If you haven't seen Patty Jenkin's 2017 film, Wonder Woman, staring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, turn back now! We spoil everything in the movie and talk about why we think worked, where it fits in the new DCEU canon, and some of the things that didn't work for us. We also rate in the pantheon of Superhero movies....


Jun 15, 2017

76 years of comic books, television shows, and a movie, Wonder Woman is a hero for multiple generations and the iconic Amazon from Themyscira has a place in history. We discuss her origin and how it's contributed to her status a feminist icon in the 40s, 70s, today, and everything in-between. Diana, Princess of...


Jun 7, 2017

In this episode, we bring on special guest Tim to help us go through why the NBA matters to people and how it has served as a microcosm of society. Adrian brings us through a brief history of the professional basketball starting at it's roots in a time of segregation, into what Matt calls the best financial deal of...