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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 12, 2018

This week we honor the late and great Stephen Hillenburg, by looking at why Spongebob Squarepants matters to pop culture, our childhoods, and beyond. We talk about how Hillenburg's marine biology background influenced his path towards creating our favorite sponge. From his origins as an educational comic book to the movie screen, why does Spongebob Squarepants matter? Tune in now to find out.