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Pop culture matters...but why tho? Our podcast takes popular culture seriously, as members of fandoms we often have to explain why we’ve played all 20+ Tomb Raider games or why we’ve read over 200 X-Men comics. We sometimes times have to explain why spending a few hours with a group of people we met online in dungeon matters as much as going to get pizza with co-workers. Sometimes people might say Star Trek was just a show on TV, and you have to tell them why it matters. Or they might ask you why you’re crying as you finish episode 14 of Firefly. That’s what we’re here for. Each week we’ll talk about different series/character/franchise/person in the pop culture-verse that matter to people. They might have large and active fandoms, revolutionized their industry, or pulled in unsurpassed viewer numbers, but why tho? Kate, Adrian, and Tom answer this question with through passion, geekdom, history and even some scholarship.

Pop culture matters...but why tho? Our podcast takes popular culture seriously, as members of fandoms we often have to explain why we’ve played all 20+ Tomb Raider games or why we’ve read over 200 X-Men comics. We sometimes times have to explain why spending a few hours with a group of people we met online in dungeon matters as much as going to get pizza with co-workers. Sometimes people might say Star Trek was just a show on TV, and you have to tell them why it matters. Or they might ask you why you’re crying as you finish episode 14 of Firefly. That’s what we’re here for. Each week we’ll talk about different series/character/franchise/person in the pop culture-verse that matter to people. They might have large and active fandoms, revolutionized their industry, or pulled in unsurpassed viewer numbers, but why tho? Kate, Adrian, and Tom answer this question with through passion, geekdom, history and even some scholarship.
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Pop culture matters...but why tho? Our podcast takes popular culture seriously, as members of fandoms we often have to explain why we’ve played all 20+ Tomb Raider games or why we’ve read over 200 X-Men comics. We sometimes times have to explain why spending a few hours with a group of people we met online in dungeon matters as much as going to get pizza with co-workers. Sometimes people might say Star Trek was just a show on TV, and you have to tell them why it matters. Or they might ask you why you’re crying as you finish episode 14 of Firefly. That’s what we’re here for. Each week we’ll talk about different series/character/franchise/person in the pop culture-verse that matter to people. They might have large and active fandoms, revolutionized their industry, or pulled in unsurpassed viewer numbers, but why tho? Kate, Adrian, and Tom answer this question with through passion, geekdom, history and even some scholarship.

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@ButWhyThoPC

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English


Episodes

Episode 75: Bojack Horseman Matters...But Why Tho?

9/12/2018
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This week we tackle one of the newest pop culture topics: Bojack Horseman. The only Netflix show to go into syndication on cable television and a series that has been lauded as one of the most accurate representations of depression, we cover it all. This isn't always a happy conversation so get ready to get sad and miserable with us and Bojack! Follow Jason @flatter_you

Duration:02:03:29

Episode 74: Lego Matters...But Why Tho?

8/29/2018
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The toy that has been around since the 1940s makes everything awesome. From education and scientific research to licensed toy sets and master builders, Lego is everywhere. This week we track the company and the brick's innovations, history, and why it's the most recognizable brand in the world.

Duration:01:31:06

Episode 73: The Beatles Matter...But Why Tho?

8/22/2018
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Episode 73 is a first for us! This week our Patreon patron Brad chose the topic with his sub to our top tier on the platform: The Beatles. With over half a century since they blasted into the music scene and started the British Invasion here in the states, there is a lot to cover! Join us as we talk their establishment of the "boy band," their civil rights activism, their hops from one music genre to another, and so much more. So, let us hold your hand.

Duration:01:16:04

Episode 72: World of Warcraft Still Matters...But Why Tho?

8/15/2018
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This week we revisit an old episode. That game world beyond what we could fit into an hour and with the new expansion, Battle for Azeroth, coming out we wanted to step back into the World of Warcraft and take a deep dive into the lore. We're joined by WoW fan and program director for Stack Up, Elvis Walden. So get ready to choose a side. Are you for the Alliance? Or the Horde?

Duration:01:36:33

Episode 71: Mr. Rogers Matters...But Why Tho?

8/1/2018
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This week, we jump on the trolley and take a trip to the Neighborhood of Make Beleive as we talk about why Fred Rogers matters years after his show finished and his death. In today's world, we seem to need his kindness, advocacy, and attention to emotions more than ever. Did you watch him growing up? Find out about the man behind the show and how he truly lived the values he taught the children in the television station. Whether it was testifying before Congress or breaking down barriers,...

Duration:01:28:32

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Spoiler Free Review)

7/27/2018
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Matt and Kate got to see the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise early. Did the action film live up to Matt's excitement from episode 70? Tune in for their take on Mission: Impossible -- Fallout. Find out where they rank it with this year's movies and whether or not they recommend it.

Duration:01:02:58

Did You Have To? Episode 2: Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

7/27/2018
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In this episode, Kate and LaNeysha head to Amestris! This week they watched the Netflix-US released Fullmetal Alchemist from 2017. A Japanese live-action adaptation of the beloved anime, they talk about how they brought iconic anime moments to life, how they changed the story, and ultimately the wig budget...because they had to. Have you seen it? Let us know what you think @DYHT_pod on twitter and join our next live-tweet! musice by: bensound.com

Duration:01:08:20

Episode 70: Mission Impossible Matters...But Why Tho?

7/25/2018
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Did you know that the Mission Impossible franchise has been around since the 1960s? Kate and Adrian didn't! This week Matt is leading us through the almost 60-year history of the IMF and how it came to be the action-packed passion project for Tom Cruise. We dare you to get the theme song out of your head once you start humming it.

Duration:01:14:21

Episode 69: Steve Ditko Matters...But Why Tho?

7/18/2018
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In honor of comic book legend and artistic icon, we talk about Steve Ditko's life and his contributions to and creations of our favorite characters. Having passed away on June 29th at 90-years old, Steve Ditko is fondly remembered as the man who brought real emotions to faces, created the most ordinary and iconic of superheroes with Spider-Man, and brought us to new worlds in Doctor Strange. The impact of his work is still influencing storytelling and art in comics and other mediums...

Duration:01:18:48

Did You Have To? Episode 1: Dragonball Evolution (2009)

7/13/2018
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In our inaugural episode, LaNeysha and Kate decide to hit the ground running and watch the baddest of badaptations out there: Dragonball Evolution (2009). We talk about all the ways that this movie could have been better, how your thirst can balance your chi, terrible wigs, and just how many small unnecessary changes happen. Out there in the universe, Vegeta is crying and we're here to wipe away the tears with our review. Shownotes Dragonball Sunrise What you need-- 1 (1.5 fluid ounce)...

Duration:01:14:42

Ant-Man and the Wasp -- Spoiler Review

7/11/2018
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Coming hot off the heels of Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp offers a much-needed action-packed movie without tearing your heart out. As the first billed female hero in the MCU Evangeline Lilly's Wasp shines, Paul Rudd proves he can act with the best of them, and Hank Pym is redeemed from his comic book story. We also debate which Wasp is the best, the one from the comics or the one on screen and rank Ghost against the villains we've gotten so far. Find out all of our thoughts...

Duration:01:12:49

Did You Have To? -- Episode 0: Meet LaNeysha & Kate

7/10/2018
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Before we start our adventure into the live action badaptations of our favorite anime get to know our hosts: LaNeysha and Kate! Find out about how the show got started, the movies we want to cover, and how we'll rank the badaptations against each other. Follow Did You Have To? @DYHT_Pod on Twitter for all our live tweets and updates. If you have a badaptation for us? Send us an email at didouhavetopod@gmail.com Music by: www.bensound.com

Duration:00:10:53

Episode 68: The Wasp Matters...But Why Tho?

7/4/2018
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With Ant-Man and the Wasp coming out this week we decided to dive into the history of one of the most important but overlooked Avengers: The Wasp. With the help from special guest Ash from The Safari Zone, Star Ships, and Skyhoppers podcasts, we dive into what makes the Wasp so unique and why she matters immensely to Marvel, fans, and hopefully, the MCU.

Duration:01:38:55

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom -- Spoiler Review

6/27/2018
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It's a little bit of dinosaurs and a whole lot of humans as we review Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. As promised Adrian pitches Jurassic World 3. The plot may be as spliced together as an Indoraptor's DNA but did our dinosaur-loving hosts enjoy the latest in the Jurassic Park franchise? Find out now.

Duration:01:03:47

Interview with Sherman Augustus from Into the Badlands

6/21/2018
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This week we were honored to talk with Nathaniel Moon himself, Sherman Augustus. In this conversation, we talked with him about his transition from the NFL into acting, how he became a martial artist, what to expect in the last 8-episodes of season 3, and just how hard it is to film the iconic wuxia inspired fight scenes from Into the Badlands. This is by far the best moment for all of us on the podcast. So grab some popcorn, put on a bowler hat, and listen to this...

Duration:01:03:29

Episode 67: Jurassic Park Matters...But Why Tho?

6/19/2018
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It's been 25 years since we entered Jurassic Park but the nostalgia of dinosaurs, science, and ultimately Jeff Goldblum still captures our hearts and imaginations. Jurassic Park has inspired a franchise, a generation of paleontologists and geneticists, and changed the landscape of practical effects. Matt leads us through the Park and we end up in a few moral quandaries along the way. Shownotes Make sure you check out The Safari Zone! Follow the pod @safarizonepod

Duration:01:48:13

Episode 66: The Rock Matters...But Why Tho?

6/13/2018
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Do you smell what The Rock is cooking? We do! This week, our resident wrestling aficionado Adrian brings us through the history of the The Rock and his move being one of the highest paid actors and his career outside wrestling. Dwayne Johnson has gone from troubled childhood to wrestling fame to international stardom. He's open about his mental health, a comedic powerhouse and an action star. He matters, but why tho? Shownotes Make sure you check out So Here's What Happened! Follow the...

Duration:01:32:38

Episode 65: The Lord of the Rings (Movies) Matter...But Why Tho?

6/6/2018
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This week Kate brings us through her favorite trilogy in existence: The Lord of the Rings. As a follow-up to our J.R.R. Tolkien episode, we explore the world of Middle Earth, talk about our fears for the Amazon show, and talk about how this genre series won the Academy when all other genre films struggle to get a nomination outside effects or costuming. We talk about our connections to characters, the story, and ultimately where we see The Lord of the Rings fitting into contemporary fandom.

Duration:01:47:24

Solo: A Star Wars Story - Spoiler Review

6/4/2018
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We saw Solo: A Star Wars Story and the feelings are all over the place. Some good, some bad, and some just bland. We dig into spoilers and Adrian explains how things began getting recanonized by Disney in this movie. We do it all with our special guest Ryan Kapioski from the Game Boys and The Firekeepers podcasts on goombastomp.com.

Duration:02:06:32

Missions that Matter: Nerdtino

5/30/2018
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We had the pleasure of sitting down with Thomas Delfi, Executive Director and Founder of Nerdtino Enetertainment Studios and the Nerdtino Expo. As the first Latinx comic con on the East coast, they focus on promoting the presence of and history of Latinx, Hispanic, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Iberian creators in Geek Culture. Comic Books, Literature, Video Games, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Horror, and anything else you consider geeky, Nerdtino is also a social media community bringing Latinx geeks...

Duration:00:37:00