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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.

Apr 30, 2020

This week, we're celebrating a master horror: Junji Ito. In this episode, we dive into why Junji Ito matters to the horror genre, manga, and beyond. We go into a history of how he started as a mangaka, who he was inspired by, why he sees himself as an inheritor of horror and not an innovator, and of course how...


Apr 24, 2020

Red Heaven, an official SXSW 2020 selection, is a  documentary film from filmmakers Lauren DeFilippo and Katherine Gorringe. the documentary follows six people who live for a year on "Mars," a secluded NASA experiment in Hawai'i made to simulate the isolation, terrain, and life that would be expected from a human on


Apr 23, 2020

Vida is entering its third and final season this weekend. The hit STARZ series focuses on two Mexican-American siblings from East Los Angeles who return home after the death of their mother. While their relationship is the focal point of the show, there is another pair of siblings that showcase different familial and...


Apr 22, 2020

It's the long-awaited episode about the one system that gets brought almost every episode: The Dreamcast. As Sega's last console, the Dreamcast had to dig the company out of the financial hole the Sega Saturn had put it in and it aimed to do so with the latest technology and incorporating the internet. As the first...


Apr 15, 2020

This week, we're heading to Hyrule to talk all about why The Legend of Zelda matters. For more than 30 years, The Legend of Zelda has over 30 different games, selling over 75 million copies, and has become a pop culture staple. You may not have played the game, but we can bet you know what the triforce symbol is, or...