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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.

Oct 18, 2017

22 years after her death, this Tejano legend is still revered, loved, and idolized, but why tho? This week Kate sat down with Justine and Brittney from the true crime podcast It's About Damn Crime to talk about La Reina, The Mexican Madonna, The Queen of Tejano, Selena Quintanilla Perez.

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Oct 11, 2017

In honor of Assassin's Creed Origins, we headed into the world of Ubisoft's 10 year old franchise: Assassin's Creed. Matt brings us trough the game's story, mythology, and how it became one of the most successful franchises. Matt also explains how the franchise went from one of his all-time favorites to one he skips. ...

Oct 6, 2017

In part 2 of this week's conversation about the CWverse, we talk about how the DC TV shows have succeeded in casting and writing diverse characters, how relationships are at the heart of our heroes' stories, and how the CW was able to build worlds for each of the shows that feel distinct but fit together perfectly....

Oct 4, 2017

This week we welcome back Swara Salih from the Beltway Banthas podcast as we discuss the importance of the CWverse. The CW started a DC TV universe that has expanded across 4 shows: Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, as well comics and animated web-series. We start the conversation by getting out...

Sep 27, 2017

This week, in honor of Star Trek: Discovery, we're talking about the most important debate topic in the Star Trek fandom: The Captains. We walk through what makes them tick, what makes them unique, and ultimately how their personalities have melded with our own. We don't go through the history of Trek but you can tune...