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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 16, 2019

The rebooted Carmen Sandiego series debuts this week on January 18th, but where did this edutainment journey start? This week we talk about the history of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and what it meant for children's education, the establishment of edutainment, video games, and representation. Known for...


Jan 9, 2019

This week we talk about a franchise that has been gone for five years yet still has a thriving and dedicated community fanbase: EA Sports' NCAA Football. In this episode, Matt tracks the history of the game, the mechanics, and of course that lawsuit that ended it all. We also dive into the dedicated community of hackers...


Jan 3, 2019

This month marks the 20th anniversary of everyone's favorite party game-fighter hybrid: Super Smash Bros. With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate already one of the best selling fighters to ever come out, we talk about the impact that Nintendo's game has had for couch co-op, future games, and even the competitive scene. We...


Dec 26, 2018

This week we talked all about 2018. We talk about the highs, the lows, the premieres, the surprises, and everything else we could think of. From fun facts and memes, to underrate content and disappointments, join as we look back on the past year in pop culture and our podcast.


Dec 24, 2018

We saw the latest in the DCEU film franchise: Aquaman.  Directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Patrick Wilson, we head under the sea to review the adventure-superhero-kaiju movie. We talk about the film's Polynesian influences, Momoa's joy for playing the character, and how Wan brought his...