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Comedy, Race, History, Sex & Relationships To incite, enrage, and laugh. For “Black” People who struggle with the identity crisis of living in America but can’t express it without triggering people. So this is a place to trigger away as you speak your truth. On the Good Talk! Show we ask questions that have no answers that people think they have the answer too. WHY THO? AND GOOD TALK!
 
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This week, we're keeping with the horror themes by talking about all the reasons that Jordan Peele matters. We discuss Peele's history in television, film, and production. From the comedy years, time with Keegan-Michael Key, and most importantly how Peele has been reshaping horror. We cover how his directorial debut Get Out with Blumhouse has set t…
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK YA’LL! For the final episode in horror comedy month we are joined by our Canadian friends, Drinking and Screaming podcast! We watch 2006’s, “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon” and 4/4 doritos all around! We get sidetracked talking about Scooby-doo and Liam Neeson while Char and Kelly provide world class sound effects. …
 
Welcome to The Whole Phil podcast, I am your host, Phil Reese, the DJ, that's my Facebook name, Really Phil Reese, that's my Twitter, Phillip J Reese, that's my Instagram, my dot com and my real life. Tweet me right now, hashtag #getyourwholephil and tell me about yourself. I am a loving, lovable, chubby, queer, sober, spiritual, vegetarian, femini…
 
This week, we have a special episode for you all, an interview with Zachary "Zach" Whitten, from St. Jude PLAY LIVE and how they use gaming for good by partnering with content creators to help raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We talk about how St. Jude PLAY LIVE got started, how they work with creators, and we learn more about…
 
Week 3! We watch Little Evil, a movie that is just...fine. We discuss clown licensure, if you were allowed to sit on the dining room table, our best and worst birthday parties (#GetHadesToMyParty). Everyone in this movie is kind of a terrible parent (keep your mouth shut, Wendy!), but at least they’re trying? Hop in your monster truck, jam out to s…
 
We're continuing spooky month by focussing on one of the leading production companies in horror today: Blumhouse Productions - and their other studios. We cover how the Blumhouse model of filmmaking has helped get films that are deemed "high risk" made and how its direct to streaming path has helped them survive COVID-19 closures that has hurt many…
 
Wow ok. Introducing this week’s movie...2020’s, “The Babysitter Killer Queen” which is basically just “The Babysitter” but 2 years later? 4 years later? We don’t know because this movie basically said, “f*** Father Time.” Join us as we discuss how we give more thought to the plot of this movie than the writers, corduroy suit fashion, never trusting…
 
It's October so it's all about spooky things! But, we decided to move away from our R-rated titles this time around and move towards the more family-friendly scares with Casper. Led by Adrian, this episode dives into the surprisingly long history of the friendliest ghost around. We take a look at his afterlife in comic books, video games, televisio…
 
For the first week of Horror Comedy month, we watched The Babysitter. It was...uninspiring. We check in with Jen for a quick Stanley Cup update, and quickly move into being generally bored with this movie. We discuss how this kid is just a normal twelve year old, Bee should have asked for better stuff from the Devil, and how Robbie Amell is just be…
 
We're kicking off the spooky season with an episode all about the guy who defined scaring theater audiences throughout the 2000s and 2010s: James Wan. In this episode, we dive into why James Wan matters to film as a whole, horror, and now superheroes. Also, we have to note that a lot of his genre-defining work as a director was done with the help o…
 
‘Tis the final episode in our 3D horror month and what better way to wrap it up than with wind traveling death? This week we watched 2009’s “The Final Destination” and welp, it’s a thing. There is basically no plot and it’s just a bunch of Final Destination deaths thrown at you...in 3D. Join us as we discuss how you should never trust a man with a …
 
Cinemax's Warrior was one of my favorite series last year as a fan and as a critic. Based on an original concept by Bruce Lee, the show was created by Jonathan Tropper and Justin Lin and blends drama, the Old West, and martial arts. Set during the Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. it follows martial arts…
 
Week 3 of 3D month brings us to Jen’s favorite franchise - Paranormal Activity. And we have to say, this movie was not that bad! This movie tries (and fails) to explain more about the confusing grandma cult. This week we talk lazy grandmas, unimpressive Demon names (Looking at you, Tobi with an I), and our favorite time travel movies. Be sure to ra…
 
This week, we're celebrating the legacy, relevance, and important of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In this episode we dive into why this series that is often overlooked, matters to the history of Star Trek, science fiction in general, and pushes forward Gene Roddenberry's vision for the future by showcasing the difficulties of achieving it. We dive i…
 
Week 2 of 3D horror week finds us diving on into the classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise with 2013’s, “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” This was a bit of a wild ride for Jen, who’s never seen any of the Texas Chainsaw movies so there was a lot to learn. Join us as we discuss a good skincare routine for leatherface (and our listeners), why Molly hates it h…
 
Last Friday Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 released and we've all had the bird man on the brain. So, to celebrate the return of one of the best sports games ever made we decided to talk about why Tony Hawk's Pro Skater matters to gaming and culture more widely. In this episode, we drop into the long history of the franchise, its development, and how …
 
Welcome to the first week of 3D month, baby! Prepare yourself for a month of garbage. This week watched My Bloody Valentine 3D, a movie with such unlikable characters, we found ourselves rooting for the murderer. We talk Jen’s love of the Miracle on Ice, creepy sex houses, and getting photos developed after the murders of a number of your friends. …
 
It’s the finale of You’ve been Shyamalan twisted week! The people voted, so we watched 2004's, “The Village!” It wasn’t terrible but the end was flat like that day old soda you opened. Join us as we talk about M Night’s choice of old timey talk, the bad color, Veggie Tales, and how we can out twist Shyamalan. Be sure to rate and subscribe or you’ll…
 
While we recorded this episode before the news from DC FanDome that DC Comics would be bringing back the Milestone heroes, including Static and Icon, Dwayne McDuffie matters to comics and beyond. This episode, with the help of John (aka Sceritz), creator of Scorpio, we dive into Dwayne McDuffie's history in comics from Marvel and trading cards, to …
 
Week 4 brings us to a movie Jen is embarrassed to like, “Lady in the Water”. We attempt to understand the bizarre lore and mythology of Narfs, Scrunts, and Tartutics. Oh, and don’t forget the giant eagles! We discuss sub-pool grottoes (she’s got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty!), M Night casting himself as the messiah, and questioning if this apartment…
 
This week we're hitting a the big 1-5-0. We're done so many episodes over our three years of podcasting, so it's AMA time! We open the floor once again to answer questions about pretty much anything form our community. After episode 100's drinking game which definitely left us with hangovers, we didn't come up with rules this time. Granted, everyon…
 
The lore for Warcraft is expansive and has captivated the minds of fans for over twenty-five years. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands looks to expand that lore this fall with the expansion of the ever-popular MMORPG. Sylvanas Windrunner has shattered the crown of the Lich King and opened a rift over Azeroth, the Horde is splintered, and the Alliance i…
 
Week 3 of “You’ve been Shyamalan Twisted Month!” brings us to “After Earth.” This movie is basically an hour and forty minutes of Will Smith going to sleep. We both agree this movie would have been significantly better if it was a buddy/raptor movie. Join us as we discuss weird accents, nothing happening, and how Jen cannot pull it together. Be sur…
 
This week we're talking about one of the foundational authors of science fiction: Isaac Asimov. We dive into his series, his academic career and ultimately the three laws of robotics and how they set the stage for not only sci-fi but for robot ethics in the real world as well. And we do it all with the help of our producer and sr. editor of But Why…
 
Week 2 of “You’ve been Shyamalan Twisted Month!” brings us to The Last Airbender. Unfortunately, the only twist is that this movie has really no redeeming qualities. Jen is angry she didn’t get to see an agni kai, Molly is befuddled by the dialogue, and both agree that Appa and all of the bending looks terrible. We are also glad that no sequels wer…
 
Welcome to “You’ve been Shyamalan Twisted Month!” We kick off this new theme by watching 2008’s, “The Happening” and jeepers is it Garbage with a capital “G.” Molly thought she was definitely being punked by M. Night but found out this was all serious business. Join us as we discuss Jen’s wasp problem, how tiramisu isn’t sexy, and what happens when…
 
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 Ni…
 
Wow, was this a stinker. For the final week of Paranormal Sh*t month, we watch The Haunting (it’s a real Jack and the Beanstalk scenario), and all we can say is...at least it wasn’t as boring as The Grudge? We discuss floating curtain budgets, payphone calls by 3 kids in a trenchcoat, and how this movie was definitely filmed out of order. Remember …
 
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…
 
Whoever suggested we watch this movie...you’re getting glitter in the mail. Week 3 of paranormal sh*t week had us watching 2020’s, “The Grudge” and all we can say is NEGATIVE DORITO RATING. That is a new low for Rosemary’s Ladies, ya’ll. Join us as we discuss the OG (original grudge), cops who don’t do cop work, timeline pop quizzes, and Chekov’s c…
 
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 ico…
 
We head into week 2 with Hellraiser, a movie Jen had previously referred to as (paraphrasing) “more erotic than Event Horizon”. Well. This movie is not as erotic as Jen remembers, so we try to make it a little more sexy. Also, we hate this movie. There is way too much fluid, everyone is gooey, and people are - let’s just say the word - MOIST. Join …
 
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 o…
 
New month, new theme! July is all about paranormal...activity. See what we did there? We start out the month by returning to Jen’s favorite (jkjk she hates this series) horror series, 2011’s, “Paranormal Activity 3!” Join us as we discuss Demon’s choosing human names, devils office hours, and the funding (or lack thereof) of education in both the D…
 
We’re blowing right past Halloween and Halloween II, for the real crown jewel - Halloween III: Season of the Witch. This movie doesn’t have Michael Myers, but never fear, it has Stonehenge, robots, microchips, witches, and snakes. We talk factory mismanagement, bizarre character names, and how we don’t watch horror movies for the romance. Rate and …
 
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…
 
*air horn noises* it’s our hundredth episode, whattttttt?! We decided to celebrate this milestone by returning to the world of FK. What we failed to remember about the second movie in this franchise is FK is barely in it and we definitely missed all the quips and campy deaths that accompany Mr. Krueger. Join use as we discuss Freddy’s gearhead pass…
 
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 effec…
 
This week we watched Friday the 13th part deux, and were not impressed. Now, we only have one question for you. If someone dropped you off in the middle of the woods for 25 years, would you be able to use a phone? Jen thinks not. We also talk Jason’s taxidermy business, the 4 R’s, and bladder betrayal. Rate and review or we’ll scare you and your ca…
 
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 be…
 
The listeners spoke so we listened. The last episode of our inanimate object month was chosen by you the listeners! We watched 1983's “Christine” and it was pretty dang good. Join us as we discuss 40 year old bullies, what a sh*tter is , and Molly & Jen’s eye prescriptions. Can you blame this car for being spicy? We sure can’t. Be sure to rate and …
 
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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 …
 
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats...well it was an accurate title. We enjoyed this bizarre, surrealist romp through the 1970’s. Listen as we discuss weird skeleton hands, Jen’s potential Nobel Prize, and how this bed needs to learn how to pace himself and his meals. Also, what are the powers of this bed? Who knows. Rate and subscribe or we’ll feed you t…
 
We are back on our bullsh*t and sipping through all of the new Amazon Originals series Upload!The pilot episode is smooth and strong, just how we like it. Welcome to Upload, indeed!Listen as we talk about the ethical issues the pilot presents, the ship we can't help but ship, our thoughts on Shitty Heaven, and a nice little rant about Jeff Bezos.Jo…
 
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 th…
 
Welcome to the ETHER...NET. Well...what the fork was this forking piece of garbage movie? We watch 2006’s, “Pulse” and it sucked the life right out of us just like the digital dementors did to the cast of this early 2000’s POS. Join us as we discuss soul searching yourself before you do it for others, mysterious mom phone calls, and how Molly finds…
 
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 …
 
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