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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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English


Episodes

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

Deadpool 2 - Spoiler Review

5/27/2018
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Get your chimichangas ready and hold onto tight to your loved one's butt, we're talking Deadpool 2. There are spoilers everywhere, so make sure you've seen the movie before listening OR you just don't care. Find out what we thought about the Merc with the Mouth and the new characters.

Duration:01:05:56

Episode 64: Overwatch Matters...But Why Tho?

5/22/2018
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Today is Overwatch's 2 year anniversary, and to honor it, we're talking about why Blizzard's hero shooter matters. With one of the largest player base of any FPS and accolades for both game play and diverse characters, Overwatch has become a cultural phenomenon. With help from our special guest Ryan, from the Gameboys Podcast and the Fire Keepers Podcast, we talk about everything you need to know about Overwatch. Shownotes Ryan Kapioski |@RPKapi Podcasts: @GameBoysCoop | @_TheFireKeepers

Duration:01:49:18

Fave of the Month: Bebo

5/21/2018
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This past April at PAX East 2018 we got a chance to meet the founders of Bebo, an all in one broadcasting app. When we say all-in-one we mean it. It eliminates the need for multiple open windows and accounts by merging elements of StreamLabs notifications, OBS, overlay makers like StreamElements, and even provides a handy-dandy chat bot. Every month we'll be highlighting our faves and this month it's the app that brought us back to streaming and made the process 100x easier for a team spread...

Duration:00:24:31

Episode 63: Tolkien Matters...But Why Tho?

5/16/2018
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This week takes us through her favorite fandom: the Legendarium of Middle-earth and the guy who wrote it. They talk about the fantasy genre he reinvigorated, religion, the themes of his work and even how he became beloved by the counter-culture. So sit back, smoke some pipeweed, and check out how why Tolkien matters with some Middle-earth fans.

Duration:01:42:58

Episode 62: Archer Matters...But Why Tho?

5/9/2018
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This week we talk about the FX original adult spy parody: Archer. We talk about how it may not matter in the big picture, but the fact that a small show can go 10 seasons and do it's type irredeemable comedy well is a feat in itself. You either love if or you really hate it. From the jokes that run through all 8 seasons, the comedy that offends but judges itself first, to its voice actors, we talk about everything that is Archer even if that's how you get ants.

Duration:01:13:36

Avengers: Infinity War - Spoiler Review

5/2/2018
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We saw Avengers: Infinity War and we have feelings. In this SPOILER review, we walk through some of the biggest parts of the movie, Kate loves Gamora, Adrian quotes Drax and Matt explains some environmental science behind Thanos.

Duration:02:14:14

Episode 61: Captain America Matters...But Why Tho?

4/25/2018
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This week we talk about the Star-Spangled Man with a plan, Captain America. Kate brings us through his history and journey from nationalist war propaganda machine to protector from the American Dream, even when it means he has to drop the flag and shield. With help from special guest Alex, from What We Talk About When We Talk About, the crew looks at Steve Rogers is more than a nation, and really a man of morals and action in a time when we need both. Plus, they talk about Captain America...

Duration:01:48:24

Missions that Matter: Diverse Gaming Coalition

4/24/2018
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We got to sit with the founder and Executive Director of the Diverse Gaming Coalition, Abbey Sager. She shares her mission, why she started the organization and how you can get involved to stop online harassment and bullying. Follow Abbey @abbeysager Follow Diverse Gaming Coalition @diversegamingco

Duration:01:08:33