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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.

May 26, 2021

This week we cover one of the defining heist films of the 2000s: Oceans 11 — and the franchise it launched. Oh, and Kate talks Oceans 8, and it doesn't go like you think. We dive into how this launched heist films of the 2000s while embracing the film it's based on which starred the Rat Pack. We talk about the way the...


May 19, 2021

This week, we're celebrating the release of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition by diving into why Mass Effect Matters. We talk its history, its controversy, but the most important elements – the impact that this franchise has had on video games, pop culture, and beyond. And we do it all with the help of Josh, founder...


May 6, 2021

This week, we revisit Game of Thrones to celebrate its 10th anniversary. We specifically dive into Seasons 8, the records and hearts it broke, and the future of the franchise. With two years of distance from one of the most talked-about and arguably hated finales to a series in television history, we take the time to...


May 4, 2021

Castlevania is a phenomenon. It's a favorite for anime fans, gamers, vampire fans, and more. As one of the standard-bearers for Netflix Original Animations, Castlevania has come a long way from a four-episode first season. Bust just as the season episode length has been slowly increasing, so have the character arcs....


Apr 28, 2021

Iconic mangaka Akira Toriyama turned 66 this month, and to celebrate, we're diving into why he matters. While we dig deep into the creative process and how the Dragon Ball franchise came to be, we also map out how Akira Toriyama actually played a big role in some of the games you love. We talk about our love of his...