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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.

Nov 29, 2017

This week we talk about the highest grossing media franchise ever, one of the longest running series, and a franchise that has been a card game, a manga, an anime, a video game, and a gateway to otaku status for kids in the US: Pokémon. Adrian brings us through one of his first fandoms and explains how it has been able to unite families and generations of fans, how it became a phenomena, and why it beats out Star Wars when it comes to money. Pokémon matters, but why tho?