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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 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 you've used a meme like "It's dangerous to go alone." In this episode we break down how the iconic franchise stands the test of time with its multiple timelines, timeless mechanics, and a play-style that pushed players to together to learn more about the game itself.

Plus, we do it all with the help of Emory, you know, just a guy who helped write a book on Zelda. Specifically, Emory contributed a chapter in The Psychology of Zelda: Linking Our World to the Legend of Zelda Series.