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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.

Oct 4, 2018

A few years ago, a group of friends got together to play Dungeons & Dragons. Now, the group dominates Thursday nights on Twitch, have billboards in the middle of Los Angeles, and have breathed a new life into Dungeons & Dragons. This week, we talk about the power of Critical Role and how it launched a wave of RPG table tops streams, how it gives back to the communities around them through charitable work, and how it's broken down stereotypes and gates that have kept so many away from role-playing games. Find out why Critical Role matters.