But Why Tho?
But Why Tho?
Top 10 But Why Tho? Episodes
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07/08/20 • 61 min
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.
06/24/20 • 80 min
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.
Episode 143: JAWS Matters...But Why Tho?
But Why Tho?
06/17/20 • 72 min
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.
Episode 142: Psycho Matters....But Why Tho?
But Why Tho?
06/10/20 • 84 min
This week we're checking diving deep into Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho. With the help of our frequent guest Alex, from Frightday.com, we explain the history of this black and white horror masterpiece just in time for its 60th anniversary and explore all the reasons why Psycho matters. If you haven't seen Psycho, here is your spoiler warning because we spoil the film right off the bat. In this episode we cover how the film made the blueprint for slashers (yes, we mention Peeping Tom, but come on, they're only months a part) and we explain how the iconic shower scene shaped cinema. Additionally we jump into how this one film created new standards for films and shook 1960s audiences with unexpected twists and turns - namely killing off the protagonist half-way through the film.
05/28/20 • 20 min
Serial Box delivers premium audio and reading entertainment for an on-the-go audience that loves immersive storytelling and has recently expanded their titles in partnership with Marvel, featuring Marvel’s Thor: Metal Gods and Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood. Now, the platform is bringing Jessica Jones to audiences with Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire, a 16-episode story narrated by Fryda Wolff and written by a team of accomplished writers.
Last week, we got the chance to speak with Ayala on their work on the Serial Box title, their love of the titular character, how they brought Jessica's relationships with others to life, and the differences they've experienced in writing comics, prose, and stories for narration.
Episode 141: Seinfeld Matters...But Why Tho?
But Why Tho?
05/27/20 • 86 min
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Seinfeld (well, depending what date you choose) and to celebrate, we're taking a look at how this 90s series came to define television sitcoms and archetypes for years to come. In this episode we get into all the reasons Seinfeld matters. We walk you through the production history of the show, it's financial success, and of course its tenure in syndication. And we do it all with the help of the most-guested guest, Alex!
But, beyond that we talk about how this series changed how we see comedy and opened the door for a whole host of television shows. From notable moments like the Summer of George to phrases and ideas that took hold in culture beyond the series like double dipping, shrinkage, and more we dive into it all. And of course we get into how Elaine was the blueprint for the women of Sex in the City, Dollface, and beyond.
Episode 140: Predator Matters...But Why Tho?
But Why Tho?
05/20/20 • 73 min
This week we're talking all about the Predator matters. From comics to films and the lore that its steeped in - yes, even AVP - we dig into why this film that began with Jean-Claude Van Damme in a read monster suit jumping over logs became one of the cornerstones of action and science fiction in the 1980s, 90s, and today. Adrian leads us through the history of the franchise, its technical effects wonders, and more.
05/13/20 • 95 min
Friday the 13th turned 40 this year and now, we're going into why one of the founding fathers of slashers matters to horror and beyond. With the help of Mattshotcha, Lead Community Developer for Gun, we take through the history of the franchise, detail the genius of the first movie, and how sparked critic rage only to become a classic and maintain the status as the highest-grossing horror franchise until 2018 when another horror heavyweight Halloween dethroned it. We talk comic crossovers, discuss the best kills in the franchise's history and ultimately break down why Friday the 13th Matters all these years later. Plus, we get the chance to dive into asymmetrical video games, and Friday the 13th's own history in gaming.
Now, like many of the huge franchises we cover, we couldn't fit the 12 film franchise and all of the spin-off material into this episode. But, to make up for it, we go in-depth on the first film in the franchise, how Mama Voorhees subverted expectations in Giallo fashion, and note just when the franchise went off the rails? Was it when Jason went to space? Was it when somehow a boat made it from Camp Crystal Lake to *checks notes* New York City? Find out this week and celebrate the man that made the hockey mask known worldwide.Shownotes
Follow Matt at @mattshotcha on Twitter and follow Gun at @fearthegun
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05/01/20 • 16 min
Serial Box has been a leader in creating original content that offers subscribers the ability to listen to programs. Last month, the platform finished their first Marvel collaboration, Marvel's Thor: Metal Gods, and now this month they've begun a season of a new one: Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood. This story is 14 episodes long and comes from an all-female writing team led by Lindsay Smith (Serial Box's Orphan Black: The Next Chapter), with writers Mikki Kendall (Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot and Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists), L.L. McKinney (A Blade So Black), and Taylor Stevens (Vanessa Michael Munroe series), and screenwriter Margaret Dunlap (Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance). Additionally, it's narrated by acclaimed voice actress Sarah Natochenny (Ash Ketchum in Pokémon).
I got the chance to sit down with Natochenny to discuss her work on the project and voice acting in general. In Marvel's Black Widow: Bad Blood, someone has stolen the Black Widow’s blood, and now she must find them before it’s too late.
Episode 146: Danny Trejo Matters...But Why Tho?
But Why Tho?
07/15/20 • 41 min
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.
How many episodes does But Why Tho? have?
But Why Tho? currently has 328 episodes available.
What topics does But Why Tho? cover?
The podcast is about Culture, Society & Culture, Marvel, Film, Videogames, Society, Comics, Popculture, Entertainment, Podcasts, Arts and Tv & Film.
What is the most popular episode on But Why Tho??
The episode title 'Episode 145: Industrial Light & Magic Matters...But Why Tho?' is the most popular.
What is the average episode length on But Why Tho??
The average episode length on But Why Tho? is 62 minutes.
How often are episodes of But Why Tho? released?
Episodes of But Why Tho? are typically released every 6 days, 4 hours.
When was the first episode of But Why Tho??
The first episode of But Why Tho? was released on May 10, 2017.
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