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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.

Dec 24, 2017

Everyone has a Holiday Special! Now we do too! We talk about the most wonderful time of the year, our favorite holiday movies, tv specials and eggnog.

Dec 23, 2017

Like Frank Castle's vengeance, this episode has been a long time coming. After dissecting the character in Episode 42, we look at the newest Marvel on Netflix series: The Punisher. We have a lot to say about one of the most iconic and complicated characters from Marvel.

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Dec 21, 2017

Why is Star Wars still smashing the box office and outselling other franchises after 40 years? This week we tell you why George Lucas’ Star Wars turned from science fiction blockbuster to the backbone of American mythology. From the height of being nerdy to becoming pop culture references that every in our pop...

Dec 21, 2017

We're closing out the year with a movie everyone has been waiting for: The Last Jedi. The second part of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi has had fans hearts and minds whirling, debating, and running back to the theater for their second, third, fourth, and even fifth viewings. In this...

Dec 18, 2017

In this crossover, Matt sits down with Jason Flatt, host of the Holy Star Wars podcast to discuss the religion and mythology of Assassin's Creed. But you won't get an explanation of historical parallels to the Templars and the Assassin's like everywhere else. Instead, they dive deep into the myth of the Isu, the gods of...