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?
As members of fandoms we often have to explain why we have a shelf full of Transformers or why we’ve read every Wonder Woman comic, from Amazon to demi-god. We sometimes times have to explain why spending hours watching an eSports worlds match and the NBA finals are both important. 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 watching the reboot of Sailor Moon with joy when it’s the same story that was told in 1992. Or have you ever wondered why the moment you say Bill Nye the Science Guy, the theme song automatically pops in your head?
That’s what we’re here for! Each week we’ll talk about a different series, character, franchise, person, or fandom in the pop culture-verse that people say matte and ask the question: But why tho? They might have large and active fandoms, revolutionized their industry, or pulled in unsurpassed viewer numbers, lasted for almost a century, or changed social conventions of the time. But why tho?
Kate, Adrian, and Matt answer this question through their passion, geekdom, fandoms, life, history and even some scholarship.
In addition to our Main Episodes we also have a little side-show going on! We bring you regular side shows where we review and recap the movies, games, comics, and television shows out right now AND our convention adventures. We have also started doing Cross-Over events where we talk co-host an episode about a topic with a host of another podcast. If you have any recommendations, let us know!
In this side show, host Matt will take you through some of things we didn’t get a chance to talk about in the main episode. Cover 20 years of history in an hour can be hard, so he takes us down some of the arguments we wanted to make, some of the fun facts we wanted to cover, and some of the tangents our research took us on. He also covers any corrections that we need to make.
Think we missed something? Send us an email, a tweet, or a Facebook comment! Matt will makes sure to cover it on The Other Side of the Wormhole! The side-show that talks about all the things we wanted to say and just couldn’t fit into the episode.