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Pop culture matters...But why tho? Hosts Kate, Adrian, & Matt answer the real question about all things pop culture. From NBA, Sailor Moon, and Bille Nye, to Conventions, Tomb Raider and The Fast & the Furious, every fandom there is matters...but why tho?

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Pop culture matters...But why tho? Hosts Kate, Adrian, & Matt answer the real question about all things pop culture. From NBA, Sailor Moon, and Bille Nye, to Conventions, Tomb Raider and The Fast & the Furious, every fandom there is matters...but why tho?

find us on:
twitter @ButWhyThoPC
Instagram @ButWhyThoPC

    Episode 148: Michael Jordan Matters...But Why Tho?

    Episode 148: Michael Jordan Matters...But Why Tho?

    This week with the arrival of The Last Dance on Netflix, we're talking about His Airness himself, Michael Jordan. In this episode, we dive into the history of the iconic basketball player both on and off the court. We talk about he became the greatest player of all time, his move to baseball, some of his controversies, how he essentially created Nike as a streetwear brand as well as an athletic one. Plus we have a deep conversation about competition, sports, and what it takes to become the GOAT. Press play and learn all about why Michael Jordan Matters. And, we do it all with the help of LaNeysha from So Here's What Happened and Did You Have To? podcasts.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 147: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Matters...But Why Tho?

    Episode 147: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Matters...But Why Tho?

    This week, the gang does a podcast and talks about why It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Matters. We dive into the history of the FX Original series, how it picked up where Seinfeld left off and made it darker, and why after all these years it's a series that still holds on tight. In the same vein as our Archer episode, we have a conversation about shows about bad people doing bad things and how it works as a comedy when it's done right.  There is even a little Day Man. 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 146: Danny Trejo Matters...But Why Tho?

    Episode 146: Danny Trejo Matters...But Why Tho?

     
    This week, we're diving into the life, history, and career of Chicano icon: Danny Trejo. In this episode we break down why Danny Trejo matters to film, fans, and why his status as an icon is not only incredible after his journey but life-changing for those he meets. While this isn't one of our longest episodes, we get the chance to dive into an icon, discuss our favorite movies of his and show just why Danny Trejo Matters.
    Even if you're unfamiliar with Danny Trejo, you probably know what he looks like. Long hair, thick mustache, brown skin, and a tattoo of a woman in a sombrero on his chest. He began his career consulting on a set to help an actor train as a boxer after he was recognized by Eddie Bunker, who remembered him from his time in San Quentin. This one consultative job led to him starring and consulting Heat, and other films. We walk through parts of his filmography and explain how his role in Rober Rodriguez's Spy Kids opened more doors for him. 

    • 41 min
    Episode 145: Industrial Light & Magic Matters...But Why Tho?

    Episode 145: Industrial Light & Magic Matters...But Why Tho?

    If you've listened to any of the 144 other episodes of But Why Tho? the podcast, then you know we always mention special effects when talking about a long-lasting and impactful film or franchise. After realizing just how many times Industrial Light & Magic has come up, we decided the iconic special effects house created by George Lucas was worthy of its own episode. Here, we discuss the history of the visual effects house, its iconic set pieces, films, and how it continues to revolutionize the industry with the new technology used in The Mandalorian. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 144: Fullmetal Alchemist Matters...But Why Tho?

    Episode 144: Fullmetal Alchemist Matters...But Why Tho?

    2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the ending of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, and to celebrate we're talking about why Fullmetal Alchemist matters. From the best selling manga to the TWO anime series and the controversy around them both to the creator, Hiromu Arakawa herself we dive into it all with the help of LaNeysha from the podcasts, Did You Have To? and So Here's What Happened. This episode, we (minus Matt) cover the high notes, the depressing notes, and how the series has some of the best female characters in all of shonen. Plus, we get into the heart of why Fullmetal Alchemist matters by detailing the series' major themes like family, discrimination, imperialism, and the way people find redemption after transgressions. 

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 143: JAWS Matters...But Why Tho?

    Episode 143: JAWS Matters...But Why Tho?

    It's the 45th anniversary of JAWS this week and to celebrate we're diving into the deep end and breaking down exactly why JAWS matters. We talk about the mishaps on set, the fact that someone wanted to train a real shark, it's status as the very first Summer blockbuster, and even get into the dark side of the film by detailing its detrimental effects on ocean ecosystems and certain sharks nearing extinction, and more. JAWS matters for a lot of reasons, and we take a look at them all and even get into the sillier side of the film and it's subsequent films - one of which winds up ranked lowers critic score-wise lower than Piranha 3D.  
    Find out exactly why Jaws matters and head on over to our social media channels to enter to win your very own copy of the JAWS 45th Anniversary Limited Edition. In this version, legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg's cinematic masterpiece comes to 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever and it includes over three hours of bonus content.

    The limited edition Combo Pack with lenticular packaging includes a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Code of the film along with a 44-page booklet with introductions, rare photos, storyboards and more from the archive. Finally, Bonus content includes the making of JAWS, deleted scenes, outtakes from the set and much more.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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