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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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Austin, TX

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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 80: Cowboy Bebop Matters...But Why Tho?

11/14/2018
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This week we cover the humble bounty hunters aboard the Bebop. After 20 years, Cowboy Bebop remains one of the iconic anime of all time. Music, themes, animation, and characters came together over the course of 26 episodes and one movie to solidify what sci-fi looks like in anime for 90s kids. We even cover the philosophy of the characters and how the series director knew the ending before it happened. Neysha So Here's What Happened | Did You Have To? Follow her @la_ney_sha @SHWH_pod |...

Duration:01:52:08

Episode 79: Wolverine Matters...But Why Tho?

10/31/2018
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This week we cover the Wolverine! Brought to you by Charles' Patreon support, we talk about James Howlett's, Logan's, Weapon X's history, psychology, and of course Hugh Jackman. We debate whether or not Wolverine is a hero, anti-hero, or someone in between and whether or not Hugh Jackman should be the only man to step into the angry Canadian's boots. Now that he is the most well-known X-Men and the title character of one of the best comic book movies of all time, why does he matter and how...

Duration:01:21:42

Episode 78: Superman Matters...But Why Tho?

10/24/2018
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Credited as the first superhero, this week we cover the Man of Steel, Superman. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and came into the world as we know him today in 1938, we cover the long history of his creation, the real world influences on his stories, and ultimately what he stands for in comic books and to fans. We're joined by Jared host of Podcast 2187 and Project T.A.H.I.T.I. to talk about truth, justice, and the American way. We even cover how Superman breaks the mold by pretty...

Duration:01:59:57

Interview: Latinx in Gaming, with Juan Vaca, Elaine Gomez, & Judy Jetset

10/15/2018
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This week Kate and Adrian had the opportunity to speak with Juan Vaca, Elaine Gomez, and Judy Jetset about the IDGA group, Latinx in Gaming and just being Latinx in games. In this roundtable of sorts, we discuss issues of representation in the medium, what being Latinx means, and being in the gaming industry is like when you're Latinx. Shownotes Latinx in Gaming Discord | @Latinosingaming on Twitter | Facebook Group Juan Vaca | @juancow Judy Jetset | @jetset_ Elaine Gomez | @chulatastic

Duration:01:03:52

Interview: Justin Loar on SMU Guildhall & Breaking Into the Games Industry

10/10/2018
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After meeting at OP Live Dallas, Adrian sits down with Justin Loar, Alumnus of SMU Guildhall and Level Designer at Gearbox Studios to talk about what SMU Guildhall offers to young developers. This two-year accelerated graduate degree program is the #1 program for game design and is aimed to get students into the game industry at AAA companies as quickly as possible. They also jump into how YOU can break into the Games Industry.

Duration:00:54:22

Episode 77: Critical Role Matters...But Why Tho?

10/4/2018
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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...

Duration:01:24:31

Interview: Sophie Grace, Star of Terror In the Woods (2018)

10/2/2018
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It's Halloween season and we're ready for everything spooky! This week we had the honor of interviewing the star of the thriller Terror in the Woods (2018), debuting on Lifetime October 14th. We talk to the young star about how she got into the character for the grim events inspired by the Slender Man Stabbing which happened in 2014.

Interview: Eric Esquivel & Ramon Villalobos, Co-Creators of Border Town

9/26/2018
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This week, we have a very special episode of the podcast! We were honored to talk with Eric M. Esquivel and Ramon Villalobos, the co-creators of Border Town, from DC Vertigo. We talk about Latinx representation in comic books and how Border Town came to be the story taking comic fans by storm. This series is driven by Mexican and Mesoamerican folklore, we also talk about how the stories our relatives told us about La Llorona and the cucuy still sit with us today.

Duration:01:00:31

Episode 76: Tomb Raider Still Matters...But Why Tho?

9/19/2018
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In this episode, we revisit the topic of episode number one: Tomb Raider. More specifically we talk all about Lara Croft's reboot in 2013 and what that meant to her legacy, story, and how we see it moving in the future. We welcome special guest Lizzy Garcia to this adventure of an episode. We talk about the new movie, her new look, and what she means to a generation that loved her in the 90s, love her today, and new fans joining the fandom.

Duration:01:44:02

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