Show cover of But Why Tho?

But Why Tho?

Pop culture matters...But why tho? Looking to catch up on pop culture? We're reviewing the latest movies and television, interviewing industry creatives, and of course - breaking down why all the things we love matter. But Why Tho? is a bi-weekly podcast where we'll dive into the past week in pop culture and get to discoursing on important conversations. Additionally, you'll be able to check out But Why Tho? Reviews, our review show where we give you a quick spoiler-free review of the latest in pop culture.


Episode 7: 2010 Final Fantasy Hair
This week we are talking about the latest trailers including: The top trailers from D23, Nintendo Direct and the Playstation’s State of Play. Our weekly topic focuses on the current state of visual effects throughout the industry and the stark differences from She-Hulk to The Rings of Power. And lastly, Kate, Neysha, and Aaron will give some thoughts on some of the great things we’ve been watching lately Join the conversation:
61:29 09/21/2022
Episode 6: We Survived HBO GO
This week is hosted by Aaron with Adrian and Neysha. This week we are talking about the latest trailers including: Weird - The Al Yankovic Story Wendell and Wild Facebook Gaming has come to an end (we didn’t even know it had begun!) Our weekly topic focuses on the BOOMING success of HBO originals such as The House of the Dragon even amidst criticism about the prior series and all of the controversy at HBO Max / Discovery merger
56:09 09/07/2022
Episode 5: Hold On...Will They Love it or List It?
This week we are talking about the latest trailers including: Wednesday Trailer Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities Trailer Rick and Morty Season 6 Our weekly topic focuses on HBO Max removing a TON of content from the streaming platform seemingly overnight. Which will dive more into later. And lastly Kate, Matt, and myself will give some thoughts on some of the great things we’ve been watching lately
62:24 08/24/2022
INTERVIEW: Brian Michael Bendis and André Lima Araújo Discuss 'Phenomena'
Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes is the first book in a new YA graphic novel series by Brian Michael Bendis and André Lima Araújo from Abrams Books. It's an art-forward story of three desperate characters in our world after something strange and universe-changing took place. We sat down with its creators to discuss how their collaboration came to be, what makes this book special for them as creators, and how taking an art first, dialogue minimal approach lent itself to making such a satisfying journey.
35:06 08/22/2022
Episode 4: Technically a Prequel
This week, Kate, Adrian, and CJ talk about Andor, Cyrberpunk Edgerunner, Wakanda Forever, and Samaritan Our weekly topic is talking about what exactly makes a GOOD prequel with Prey now available to watch on Hulu
43:45 08/10/2022
INTERVIEW: Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO with Kyle Hebert, Aleks Le & Zeno Robinson
Dragon Ball Super: SUPERHERO, is the second film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise, will premiere on August 19 in the United States. There has been a lot of buzz around the film since its initial anouncement and trailer dropped. Ahead of the upcoming release of Dragon Ball Ball Super: Super Hero, we got the chance to sit down with the English dub cast, Kyle Hebert, the voice of Gohan, Aleks Le, and Zeno Robinson, who voice Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 respectively. 
13:20 08/08/2022
INTERVIEW: Jujutsu Kaisen with Adam McArthur, Anne Yatco, and Kaiji Tang
Jujutsu Kaisen has been a smash hit and a lot of that is due to its dynamic cast including Yuji Itadori, Nobara Kugisaki, and Satorou Gojou. At this year's Crunchyroll Expo, which marks the convention's return since the beginning of the pandemic and its first outing since Crunchyroll was bought by Sony, we got the chance to speak with the incredible English dub voice actors who bring those characters to life. Here, we get into the hype for the severe emotional damage that is Shibuya, the acting process, the importance of their characters, and some of their favorite experiences voicing for the series.
15:38 08/06/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Fantasia Fest 2022
We got the chance to cover Fantasia Fest 2022 as a team and oh boy did we find some amazing films. Kate, Ricardo, and CJ share their top 5 films with some quick reviews as to why you should look out for them! You can find all of our coverage at the link below:
66:04 08/06/2022
Episode 3: Do We Have Time For American Gigolo?
This week we are talking about the latest trailers including: The Rings of Power Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves The Boys spin off GEN V American Gigolo Our weekly topic focuses on comments made by Eric Kripke talking about traditional TV show runners' approach to streaming shows vs modern streaming show runners. It’s a good one, don't miss it. And lastly Kate, Matt, and myself will give some thoughts on some of the great things we’ve been watching lately
50:10 07/27/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Ms. Marvel
This week Ms. Marvel wrapped up its first season on Disney+ and we get into it. Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero megafan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with superpowers, right?  Follow Kate on Twitter: Follow Swara on Twitter: Follow CJ on Twitter: Follow Maznah on Twitter:
43:30 07/21/2022
Episode 2: His Hair is Perfection
This week we are talking about the latest trailers including Harley Quinn Season 3, Paper Girls, The Woman King, and Clerks III. Our weekly topic is talking about the new lease of life for the Star Trek franchise through their various television shows. Lastly Adrian, CJ, and I will cover some of the shows/movies we’ve been watching that we think you should check out!
50:08 07/13/2022
INTERVIEW: Director Of Festival Programming Mike Dougherty Previews Outfest LA 2022
Outfest LA Film Festival 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the queer film festival as it celebrates and preserves the history of queer cinema and invites and shapes its future. I spoke with Mike Dougherty, Director of Festival Programming about what live and virtual attendees can expect this year, from big names to darling features. Outfest LA 2022 runs from July 14-24, with nearly two-thirds of its programming available online as well for those not in Las Angeles.
15:52 07/13/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Star Trek Strange New Worlds
Star Trek Strange New Worlds saw the return of Captain Christopher Pike and brought us on new adventures with a lot of nostalgia mixed in. Find out why this is a must-watch series for Star Trek fans and folks new to the series alike. Follow CJ: Follow Aaron: Watch Strange New Worlds on Paramount+ with our Affiliate Link:
27:18 07/09/2022
Episode 1: Medieval Times But Not the Restaurant
Hosts this week: Aaron, Kate, Neysha, and Matt We're here with EPISODE ONE! First, we run through the latest trailers and announcements including Gretta Gerwig's Barbie movie set photos, Ana de Armas in Blonde, Stranger Things S4 Part 2, and more.  Then we dive into a discussion about "badass" movie characters being allowed to just be a badass and not need layers of sympathetic storytelling. Boba Fett? John Wick? We go down the list and ask for more.  Finally, we wrap up the coverage from around pop culture over on But Why Tho? including reviews for Kabuki with Toma Ikuta, Lightyear, Spiderhead, Loot, Physical, For All Mankind, Stranger Things Season 4, The Quarry, Shredder's Revenge, Diablo Immortal, and more! All of which you can find on Music & Editing by Jason Flatt.
53:20 06/29/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi has wrapped up, so we wrangled together our most passionate Star Wars fans to share their thoughts on it! Watch Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ with our   Follow Kate: Follow CJ: Follow Aaron: Follow Adrian: Check out our written coverage of Obi-Wan Kenobi here:
30:46 06/26/2022
But Why Tho? Episode 0: Things Are Changing (in a good way!)
We're back with a bi-weekly podcast! While we will be keeping the "why" part of the podcast, we'll be focussing on covering pop culture news, reviews, and what we're watching, reading, and playing now.  With a new host line-up and bringing in our writing community to guest consistently, we're excited to jump back into podcasting regularly with this official podcast from our team. 
06:05 06/22/2022
INTERVIEW:'Taharah' and Queer Jewish Upbringings with Jess Zeidman
Tahara is a queer, Jewish coming-of-age film from director Olivia Peace and writer Jess Zeidman. I saw myself profoundly in this movie, and after spilling hundreds of words and much of my heart into my review, I had the chance to speak with Zeidman about how the movie came to be, the people that went into making it, and how life as a queer, movie-loving Jew shaped the movie in the end.
42:19 06/22/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Lightyear
19:05 Spoilers The newest prequel for the Toy Story saga is here, and we have some thoughts about it! Follow CJ: Follow Adrian Ruiz:
26:51 06/22/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Jurassic World Dominion
Jurassic World: Dominion has roared its way to theaters, but we aren't so sure that it has true dominion. See our written coverage: Follow Kate Sanchez: Follow Matt Donahue: Follow CJ:
36:43 06/13/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1
The first half of Stranger Things Season 4 has finally been released! See what we thought of it here. Follow Aaron Phillips here: Follow CJ here: Follow Neysha here:  
33:10 06/06/2022
But Why Tho? Review Star Wars Celebration 2022
Star Wars Celebration 2022 has come to an end, and brought some incredible news along with it! Here is what our impressions were.  Follow Adrian Ruiz: Follow Stefani Ruiz: Follow Alberto Garcia:
38:34 06/03/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Halo Season 1
The first season of Halo has come to a wrap, and we're here to give you our thoughts on it! Halo follows an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future. Follow Kate Sanchez: Follow Matt Donahue: Follow Matthew Glenn:
48:23 05/19/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Spoiler-lite Starts: 10:36 Plot Synopsis: Dr Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens a portal to the multiverse. However, a threat emerges that may be too big for his team to handle.    Follow Kate Sanchez: Follow Matt Donahue: Follow Collier "CJ" Jennings:
38:09 05/16/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Moon Knight LIVE
This week, we reviewed and dove into Marvel's Moon Knight. Check out our spoiler-lite discussion and why we think you should watch it! IF you're looking for a deeper dive, head to our Twitch channel to watch these happen live.  Moon Knight follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc's enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.   Follow us on Twitch to catch our next Let's Talk with a spoilers discussion: Follow Kate Sanchez: Follow Aaron Phillips: Follow Swara Salih:
34:39 05/07/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Nic Cage is here with what is possibly the most Nic Cage movie ever, and we think you should watch it! Follow Kate here: Follow CJ here: Follow Cait here:
32:23 04/29/2022
But Why Tho? Reviews Heartstopper
This week, we're starting our new review podcast. On But Why Tho? Reviews, our critics get together to talk about what they're watching, what they think about it, and ultimately why YOU should hit play or hit skip. This week, we're talking about Heartstopper. The Netflix Original that is all about love, friendship, and most importantly, queer joy.
30:39 04/23/2022
For the opening weekend of SXSW 2022, the University of Arizona brought Wonder House for attendees. Originally meant to debut in 2020, the event was two years in the making highlighted the wonder of The University from across disciplines and colleges. We got the chance to talk with Misha Harrison, executive director of experience in Marketing and Brand Management, and Chad Herzog, executive director of Arizona Arts Live. 
25:43 03/23/2022
INTERVIEW: Talking Courtship with Lewis Echavarria and Achilles King
Have you ever wanted to step into a Jane Austen novel? Date in Regency England maybe? Well, the newest reality dating series is taking you there. We got the chance to sit down with two of the series' suitors Mr. Lewis Echavarria and Mr. Alex “Achilles” King to talk about their experience in winning the heart of the heroine Ms. Nicole Rémy. 
11:02 03/06/2022
INTERVIEW: Weasel Token's Alex Molodkin Highlights Game Development in Ukraine
Alex Molodkin and his partner Tay Kuznetsova are the duo behind Weasel Token, an indie game developer based in Kyiv, Ukraine. They are currently making a game  Puzzles for Clef, a peaceful 2D puzzle adventure with a treasure hunt at its core. We spoke with Molodkin about his experience in Kyiv, what this means for Ukrainian game devs, and what people can do to help.
15:50 03/05/2022
Nobody Saves the World with Lead Game Designer Ian Campbell
Developed and published by Drinkbox Studios, Nobody Saves the World is an Action RPG that has you try to stop the Calamity from ending the world. You play as Nobody, literally, with one unique magical power; You're able to transform into 20 different forms. From a rat to a mermaid, to even a Necromancer. All the powers of the forms are yours to command and customize. If you want a horse that can shoot a flurry of arrows while making light rain on your enemies? You can do that. If you want a Turtle that oozes slime while summoning zombies, you can do that too. With an in-depth quest system and many dungeons to explore, it's only Nobody against a horde of hideous monsters to stop the ever-looming threat. This week, we got to chat with Ian Campbell, Lead Game Designer of Drinkbox Studios, about how the team came up with the many different standout features of Nobody Saves the World.
19:24 02/01/2022