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Potterless

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Join Mike Schubert, a grown man reading the Harry Potter series for the first time, as he sits down with HP fanatics to poke fun at plot holes, make painfully incorrect predictions, and bask in the sassiness of the characters. Schubes and his guests cover a portion of the Harry Potter franchise each… read more

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Ep. 208 - What's the Funniest Moment in the Harry Potter Books? w/ Johnny Frohlichstein (LIVE in St. Louis!)

February 17th, 2024

1:29:09

Live from St. Louis, it's Potterless! From their August 2022 live show, Schubes and Johnny are back at it with a bracket, this time to determine which moment from the HP books produced the most laughs. What will win? …

Ep. 207 - McGonagall/Percy Weasley Trading Places w/ Chris Rankin & Chanel Williams

November 30th, 2023

1:09:27

Live from LeakyCon Orlando 2022, it's Potterless Live! Schubes is joined by Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter films) and Chanel …

Ep. 206 - What's the Best Harry Potter Quote? w/ Johnny Frohlichstein (LIVE in Atlanta!)

September 13th, 2023

1:27:40

We're back with another bracket! This audio is from the March 2022 Atlanta live show where Schubes and Johnny use their foolproof system to determine …

Ep. 205 - Wizard On Survivor: New Jersey Edition w/Eric Hamilton Schneider (LIVE in Asbury Park!)

July 31st, 2023

1:41:20

Mike Schubert returns to his homeland of New Jersey with Eric Hamilton Schneider to play out an improvised game of Wizard On Survivor where it's all NJ-themed! Topics include: gas stations, Aunt Judy, Hans Gruber, …

Ep. 204 - Why Hermion-Three is Better than Time Turners & How Ludo Could’ve Been a Great Villain (LIVE in Milwaukee!)

May 29th, 2023

1:38:22

From the Milwaukee live show on June 20, 2022, it’s a different spin on Potterless. In this show, Schubes give two comedic TED Talks (FRED Talks) about 1) why his theory about what was going on in Prisoner of Azkaban …

Ep. 203 - What's the Best Wizarding Food/Drink? w/ Johnny Frohlichstein (LIVE in Nashville!)

March 27th, 2023

1:30:28

Live from Nashville on 3/3/22, Mike and Johnny are back with another bracket and holy moly is this timely since we recorded this in March AND NOW I'M …

Ep. 202 - The Hangry Games (HP Battle Royale) w/ Eric Scull (LIVE in Chicago!)

January 30th, 2023

1:41:17

Live from Chicago on 6/19/22, Schubes is joined by Mugglecast's Eric Scull to take your favorite HP characters and put them through a Hunger …

Ep. 201 - The HP Reality TV Show Gauntlet w/ Brandon Grugle & Lauren Shippen (LIVE in Seattle!)

December 27th, 2022

1:48:07

Live from Seattle on 4/21/22, it’s Potterless! Schubes was joined by Brandon Grugle and Lauren Shippen in his old stomping grounds of Seattle to take …

Ep. 200 - What the Heck is the Plot of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Years 5B-6A? w/ Grant Raun (LIVE in PHX!)

October 31st, 2022

1:36:18

From Phoenix, AZ on 5/18/22, it's Potterless live! Schubes is joined by Grant Raun (@grantraun) to cover another wild portion of the infamous HP mobile game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. They finish up Year 5 and …

Ep. 199 - What’s the Best Harry Potter Action Scene? w/ Johnny Frohlichstein (LIVE in D.C.!)

August 29th, 2022

1:35:13

Live from the Washington D.C. in March of 2022, it’s Potterless! Schubes and Johnny are back and doing another bracket (timely, eh?), this time to determine which HP book action scene reigns supreme! Topics include: …

Ep. 198 - What is the Best Wizarding Store? w/ Johnny Frohlichstein (LIVE in Philly!)

August 3rd, 2022

1:35:05

SURPRISE! Another live show episode, this time from our 8/30/21 live show in Philadelphia, PA! Mike and Johnny took the stage to determine what is the best place to buy things in the Wizarding World. It's a hoot and a …

Ep. 197 - What is the Best Magical Item w/ Johnny Frohlichstein (LIVE in Chicago!)

May 30th, 2022

1:36:01

Recorded on 8/19/21 in Chicago, IL… it’s Potterless Live! Schubes and Johnny are back with another bracket, this time to determine which magical item from the Harry Potter universe reigns supreme. Topics include: The …

Ep. 196 - What is the Best Harry Potter Spell? w/ Johnny Frohlichstein (LIVE in Grand Rapids!)

March 28th, 2022

1:33:40

Is your March Madness bracket busted? Well, fear not, because we've got a better bracket for you! From our live show in Grand Rapids, MI in August 2021, Johnny and Schubes determine which Wizarding World spell is the …

Ep. 195 - Harry Potter and the Missing Therapist w/ NAMI-OC's Amanda Wilson

February 2nd, 2022

1:01:04

Hello! This is edited audio from the NAMI-OC Happy Hour, Harry Potter and the Missing Therapist, on 8/24/21. The folks at NAMI-OC were kind enough to …

Ep. 194 - What the Heck is the Plot of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Years 4-5A? w/ Jordan Edwards (LIVE from Columbus!)

January 3rd, 2022

1:33:27

Schubes is joined live in Ohio by Jordan Edwards of Mischief Management to continue recapping the story of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Things start to get weird as they make their way into year 5, so be prepared for …

Ep. 193 - What the Heck is the Plot of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Years 1-3? (LIVE in Pittsburgh!)

November 29th, 2021

1:31:26

In the first ever episode that is both Potterless and guest-less, Schubes took the stage live in Pittsburgh, PA in August of 2021 seeking to determine what the heck is going on with the most notorious Harry Potter …

Ep. 192 - Who is the Best Non-Human Harry Potter Character? (w/ Jackson Bird, Live in NYC!)

October 5th, 2021

1:27:21

Live from City Winery in NYC, it's Potterless! Jackson Bird joins Schubes to determine the best non-human HP character via a bracket. Topics include: Pimp My Ride, BuzzFeed listicles, #AllVibes, Trevor fanfic, Legends …

INTRODUCING: The Newest Olympian Episode 1 (Mike's new Percy Jackson podcast!)

September 6th, 2021

1:02:14
Hey remember how I mentioned I was making a podcast about Percy Jackson and the Olympians? Well, here's episode 1! You can subscribe and listen to all future episodes by searching "The Newest Olympian" wherever you get …

Ep. 191 - Potterless: A Look Back w/ Kelly Schubert, Dottie James, and Johnny Frohlichstein

August 30th, 2021

1:57:54

Schubes chats with some of the most important folks in Potterless' history as we take one last look back before stopping weekly episodes of …

Ep. 190 - 2 Listener 2 Fan Theories w/ Chanel Williams

August 23rd, 2021

1:03:51

TikTok's resident queen of the McGonagall impression, Chanel Williams, joins Schubes to discuss more fan theories from Potterless listeners! Topics include: Cringey TikToks, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Hermione’s …

Ep. 189 - Listener Fan Theories w/ Super Carlin Brothers

August 16th, 2021

1:01:40

The Super Carlin Brothers, masters of HP fan theories, discuss with Mike fan theories submitted by Potterless listeners! Topics include: drawing JK’s …

Ep. 188 - Representation Shortcomings in Harry Potter (Part 2) w/ Delia Gallegos & Michael Harle

August 9th, 2021

1:29:28

Delia (@deliaistyping) and Michael (@Lupinpatronus) return to continue our discussion about elements of diversity that fell flat in Harry Potter! …

Ep. 187 - Representation Shortcomings in Harry Potter (Part 1) w/ Delia Gallegos & Michael Harle

August 2nd, 2021

1:16:25

Delia Gallegos (@deliaistyping) & Michael Harle (@Lupinpatronus) explain some of the areas in which the Harry Potter series fell short in terms of representation through the use of stereotypes and imperfect …

Ep. 186 - Harry Potter Video Games w/ Hannah Twigg & Charlie Joe Ward

July 26th, 2021

1:08:19

The Goblet of Wine x Potterless crossover is finally here as we discuss the main series of Harry Potter video games, plus one surprising addition! Topics include: wimpy gamers, Spyro, PS1 Hagrid, hammer throwing gnomes, …

Ep. 185 - Popular Harry Potter Fan Theories w/ Vanessa Zoltan

July 19th, 2021

1:01:30

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text co-host Vanessa Zoltan returns to talk about the most famous/infamous Harry Potter fan theories! Topics include: …

Ep. 184 - Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Part 2) w/ Micah Tannenbaum

July 12th, 2021

1:21:07

Micah is back and joins Schubes to close the book on our Lego Harry Potter episodes of Potterless! Topics include: Bob Ogden cosplay, chugging milkshakes, Cormac’s love language, trial by fire, LEGO three stooges, …

Ep. 183 - Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Part 1) w/ Micah Tannenbaum

July 5th, 2021

1:05:40

MuggleCast's Micah Tannenbaum, enters the fray to kick off our coverage of Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7! Topics include: Suit Voldemort, sleeping in …

Ep. 182 - Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Part 2) w/ Eric Scull

June 28th, 2021

1:12:50

Eric Scull of MuggleCast is back and he chats with Schubes about Years 2-4 of Lego Harry Potter! Topics include: carrot wands, MLB The Show, LEGO …

Ep. 181 - Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Part 1) w/ Eric Scull

June 21st, 2021

1:08:59

Mugglecast's Eric Scull returns to Potterless to discuss what he feels is the best of all the Harry Potter video games: Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4! …

Ep. 180 - Wizard People, Dear Reader (Part 4) w/ Johnny Frohlichstein

June 14th, 2021

1:07:12
Johnny returns to close the book on Potterless' coverage of Wizard People, Dear Reader! Topics include: wizarding county fair, Dracula, Free-For-All …

Ep. 179 - Wizard People, Dear Reader (Part 3) w/ Johnny Frohlichstein

June 7th, 2021

1:10:18

We've had a newbie, now enter a WPDR expert, Johnny Frohlichstein, to carry the guest torch! Topics include: Jackie O’s, bachelor pad, disheveled …

Ep. 178 - Wizard People, Dear Reader (Part 2) w/ Brandon Grugle

May 24th, 2021

1:02:05

Brandon Grugle (@BrandonGrugle) is back and is ready to keep the ball rolling on Potterless' coverage of Wizard People, Dear Reader! Topics include: …

Ep. 177 - Wizard People, Dear Reader (Part 1) w/ Brandon Grugle

May 17th, 2021

1:04:19

Brandon Grugle is back and brings a fresh perspective to something Mike is incredibly well-versed in: Wizard People, Dear Reader! Topics include: Star Wars being chill, contrived writing, Dailymotion, Hardcastle & …

Ep. 176 - An Interview with Oliver & James Phelps (Fred & George in the Films)

May 10th, 2021

1:03:19

James & Oliver Phelps (Fred & George Weasley in the Harry Potter films, co-hosts of Normal Not Normal) sit down with Schubes to talk about …

Ep. 175 - My Immortal (Part 5) w/ Sequoia Simone & Kim Harris

May 3rd, 2021

1:10:14

Kim and Sequoia are back to close the book on our My Immortal coverage, and we go out with a bang via LIVE READING OF THE FINAL CHAPTERS. Topics include: Cornelio Fuck, MySpace friendship quizzes, Quizilla, Spider-Man 3 …

Ep. 174 - My Immortal (Part 4) w/ Sequoia Simone & Kim Harris

April 26th, 2021

1:06:55

Kim and Sequoia from Fanatical Fics are back to talk about the twists in these chapter of My Immortal, including TIME TRAVEL because OF COURSE THIS STORY HAS TIME TRAVEL. Topics include: no more rails, My Immortal …

Ep. 173 - My Immortal (Part 3) w/ Sequoia Simone & Kim Harris

April 19th, 2021

1:06:57

Kim and Sequoia from Fanatical Fics and Where to Find Them are back again, and somehow... some way... My Immortal gets MORE gothic in these chapters. Topics include: Shakespeare, sex packs, Chad Michael Murray, …

Ep. 172 - My Immortal (Part 2) w/ Sequoia Simone & Kim Harris

April 12th, 2021

1:02:29

Sequoia Simone and Kim Harris from Fanatical Fics are back and we get our first taste of the truly bizarre moments in My Immortal. Topics include: …

Ep. 171 - My Immortal (Part 1) w/ Sequoia Simone & Kim Harris

April 5th, 2021

1:07:14

Kim and Sequoia from Fanatical Fics and Where to Find Them lend their fanfiction expertise to help Schubes fully grasp the absurdity that is My …

Ep. 170 - Hi!!! An Interview with the Puffs Ensemble w/ Madeline Bundy, James Fouhey, Eleanor Phillips, and Stephen Stout

March 29th, 2021

1:05:40

In our final Puffs interview, Schubes chats with the cast members who specifically played multiple roles that were wildly different from each other. …

Ep. 169 - Crimes of Grindelwald (Part 4) w/ Dottie James

March 22nd, 2021

1:01:14

Oh you thought this movie was bad so far? WE'RE AT THE PART WHERE EVERYTHING GOES OFF THE RAILS. NOTHING CAN PREPARE YOU FOR THESE SHENANIGANS. Topics include: birthdays, Yes and/No but, Leta destroying your puzzle, The …

Ep. 168 - Crimes of Grindelwald (Part 3) w/ Dottie James

March 15th, 2021

1:04:35

Dottie James (@DotttieJames) lends her writing expertise to pick up the torch and further analyze Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald! Topics include: Hedwig’s theme on cocaine, Leonardo Dicaprio meme, the …

Ep. 167 - Crimes of Grindelwald (Part 2) w/ Bayana Davis & Robyn Jordan

March 8th, 2021

59:57

#WizardTeam's Robyn and Bayana return to discuss more of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald! Topics include: Kingdom Hearts, Jude Law can rock a robe, Game of Thrones, fan service, racism …

Ep. 166 - Crimes of Grindelwald (Part 1) w/ Bayana Davis & Robyn Jordan

March 1st, 2021

51:22

Robyn and Bayana from Black Girls Create make their Potterless return to discuss the second Fantastic Beasts movie: The Crimes fo Grindelwald. OH BOY, IT'S TIME. Topics include: Jay Z, Rick Riordan, AMOM, Con-Air, Peter …

Ep. 165 - Hi!!! An Interview with Puffs Trio & Narrator - Langston Belton, Julie Ann Earls, Zac Moon, and AJ Ditty

February 22nd, 2021

53:38

Langston Belton (Oliver), AJ Ditty (Narrator), Julie Ann Earls (Megan), and Zac Moon (Wayne) chat with Schubes about Puffs and share loads of …

Ep. 164 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie (Part 3) w/ Michael Harle

February 15th, 2021

1:16:13

Michael Harle (@Lupinpatronus) returns to close the chapter on our coverage of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. Topics include: Deathly …

Ep. 163 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie (Part 2) w/ Michael Harle

February 8th, 2021

1:05:58

Michael Harle (@LupinPatronus) continues Potterless' coverage of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Topics include: Batman Begins, disaster banquets, Spider-Man rescues, Einstein Scamander, David Yates’ directing, …

Ep. 162 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie (Part 1) w/ Lizzie Sudlow

February 1st, 2021

1:17:20

Lizzie Sudlow of SpeakBeasty joins Schubes to kick off our coverage of the Fantastic Beast films, providing insight, behind the scenes info, and fan perception at the time of release. Topics include: That Lady, Mina …

Ep. 161 - Antisemitism in Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Fantasy w/ Eric Silver

January 25th, 2021

1:12:14

Eric Silver uses examples from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and more to show how antisemitism is present in the fantasy genre. He shares what's bad, explains why it's troublesome, and shows how we can avoid these …

Ep. 160 - Puffs (Part 6) w/ Katy Nuttman

January 18th, 2021

1:11:27

The finale of our coverage of the Puffs play! Katy rounds it out and helps process all the emotions of the ending. Topics include: Ned Nickerson, Wonder Woman, AOL Instant Messenger, away messages, driving a podcast, …

Ep. 159 - Puffs (Part 5) w/ Katy Nuttman

January 11th, 2021

1:03:56

Katy Nuttman returns for the penultimate Puffs podcast pertaining particularly to the play! Topics include: "'sup nerd?", commissioning art, glass …

Ep. 158 - Hi!!! An Interview with Matt Cox, Writer of Puffs

January 4th, 2021

52:26

Matt Cox, the writer of Puffs, chats with Schubes about how Puffs transformed from an idea hatched on a subway to an off-broadway play to an …

Ep. 157 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park w/ Julia Schifini

December 28th, 2020

44:06

Live from Podcast Movement 19 in Orlando, FL, Schubes is joined by Julia Schifini to talk about what’s SO GOOD and THE WORST about the Wizarding …

Ep. 156 - Puffs (Part 4) w/ David Gordon

December 21st, 2020

57:51

Alas Earwax!'s David Gordon enters the fray again to chat more about Puffs! Topics include: Taskmaster, French stereotypes, Seattle notoriety, Rocky …

Ep. 155 - Puffs (Part 3) w/ David Gordon

December 14th, 2020

56:33

David Gordon aka Alas Earwax! returns to Potterless to continue the discussion of Puffs! Topics include: Homestar Runner, wizard hats, Ravenclaw …

Ep. 154 - Puffs (Part 2) w/ Katy Nuttman

December 7th, 2020

1:11:26

Katy Nuttman returns to continue Potterless' coverage of Puffs! Topics include: Settlers of Catan, Avenue Q, New Jersey and new jersey, Sir Ian McKellen, wild bears, Christmas bed sheets, Olive Garden, queso, soccer …

Ep. 153 - Puffs (Part 1) w/ Katy Nuttman

November 30th, 2020

58:56

Katy Nuttman (improv comic, theater teacher, HP superfan) lends her expertise to discuss Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain …

Ep. 152 - The Bertie Bott's Trivia Challenge w/ Kelly Schubert

November 23rd, 2020

50:23

Kelly returns to Potterless for a fun new challenge. She and Mike alternate selecting Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans at random and answering trivia questions. If correct, they choose who eats the bean. If incorrect, …

Ep. 151 - Fantastic Beasts Book (Part 4) w/ Eric Scull

November 16th, 2020

1:05:26

Mugglecast's Eric Scull joins Schubes to close the chapter on our coverage of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book! Topics …

Ep. 150 - Fantastic Beasts Book (Part 3) w/ Micah Tannenbaum

November 9th, 2020

1:02:56

Micah from Mugglecast joins in what becomes an incredibly chill discussion about some incredibly terrifying beasts from the Fantastic Beasts book. Topics include: Diglett, Fire-Ass, Wizarding CBD, Hidebehind: the movie, …

Ep. 149 - A Very Interview Sequel w/ Lauren Lopez, Corey Lubowich, and Brian Rosenthal

November 2nd, 2020

55:52

StarKid/Tin Can Bros' Lauren Lopez, Corey Lubowich, and Brian Rosenthal talk about their experience with the A Very Potter Trilogy as well as their new project, Wayward Guide! Topics include: The Olympics, Heelys, …

Ep. 148 - Fantastic Beasts Book (Part 2) w/ Caleb Denecour

October 26th, 2020

1:03:06

Caleb Denecour (@CalebDenecour) returns to talk from Billywigs through Dragons in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them spin-off book! Topics …

Ep. 147 - Fantastic Beasts Book (Part 1) w/ Caleb Denecour

October 19th, 2020

1:00:55

Caleb Denecour, Zoology major turned Ultimate Frisbee athlete, joins to talk about the first portion of Newt Scamander's "Fantastic Beasts and Where …

Wizarding World the Bachelor: Charlie Weasley w/ Brandon Grugle and Lauren Shippen

October 12th, 2020

1:16:00

Live from Los Angeles, Schubes is joined by Brandon Grugle and Atypical Artists' Lauren Shippen to find love for Charlie Weasley in the most …

Ep. 146 - Potter Puppet Pals w/ Jackson Bird

October 5th, 2020

1:14:33

Jackson Bird (@jackisnotabird) joins to discuss Neil Cicierega's Potter Puppet Pals! Jackson, a trans man, opens the episode by discussing their experience with the JK situation, and then shares LOADS of …

Ep. 145 - Quidditch Through The Ages (Part 3) w/ J'Neia Stewart

September 28th, 2020

44:09

J'Neia is back for the final bout against Quidditch Through the Ages and her and Schubes team up to deliver the final blow and knock this book out …

Ep. 144 - Quidditch Through the Ages (Part 2) w/ J'Neia Stewart

September 21st, 2020

51:11

J'Neia is back for more QTTA, and we actually get to cover the interesting part of the book! Sadly, that's only one chapter! Topics include: dunking, …

Ep. 143 - Quidditch Through the Ages (Part 1) w/ J'Neia Stewart

September 14th, 2020

1:13:36

J'Neia Stewart from House of Black podcast starts our discussion of the dumpster fire that is Quidditch Through the Ages. Topics include: transfiguration brain, flying carpets, The Silver Surfer, “SURVIVORS?”, …

Ep. 142 - A Very Potter Interview w/ Jaime Lyn Beatty

September 7th, 2020

1:03:31

Jaime Lyn Beatty, who played Ginny and Rita Skeeter in StarKid's A Very Potter Trilogy, joins for a silly interview answering Mike's burning (and …

Ep. 141 - A Very Potter Senior Year Act 2 (Part 3) w/ Kim Harris

August 31st, 2020

1:14:27

Kim from Fanatical Fics and Where to Find Them makes her Potterless debut to close out the discussion of AVPSY! Topics include: Andrew Garfield Spider-Man, Gryffindors: the good guys, Jilly, a mini-Snape rant, crowd …

Ep. 140 - A Very Potter Senior Year Act 2 (Part 2) w/ Sequoia Simone

August 24th, 2020

47:42

Sequoia Simone (@Sassquoia) from Fanatical Fics continues the discussion of StarKid's A Very Potter Senior Year Act 2! Topics include: the enemy of my friend is also my enemy, Slughorn dunks, Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s …

Ep. 139 - A Very Potter Senior Year Act 2 (Part 1) w/ Sequoia Simone

August 17th, 2020

51:30

Sequoia Simone of Fanatical Fics and Where to Find Them joins to talk A Very Potter Senior Year Act 2! Topics include: Late Night TV hosts, The Final …

Ep. 138 - A Very Potter Senior Year Act 1 (Part 4) w/ Eric Silver

August 10th, 2020

1:11:31

Eric Silver (@el_silvero) is back to conclude the coverage of AVPSY Act 1! Topics include: Instagram influencers, anime tournament series, second sorting, #SleepyHouse, sexy singers, British classism, plaid shorts, …

Ep. 137 - A Very Potter Senior Year Act 1 (Part 3) w/ Eric Silver

August 3rd, 2020

58:15

Multitude's Eric Silver is back and is ready to talk more of StarKid's A Very Potter Senior Year! Topics include: Jake Taylor, Tumblr, getting old, …

Ep. 136 - A Very Potter Senior Year Act 1 (Part 2) w/ Melissa Anelli

July 27th, 2020

1:08:46

Melissa is back and we actually talk about a good chunk of the play this time! Don't worry, behind-the-scenes stories are still here too. Topics include: A Very Potter Documentary, booing Blurred Lines, Darren Twist, …

Ep. 135 - A Very Potter Senior Year Act 1 (Part 1) w/ Melissa Anelli

July 20th, 2020

1:19:21

Mischief Management's Melissa Anelli returns to share loads of behind-the-scenes info about how AVPSY actually came to be at LeakyCon 2012. We also address JKR's tweets and how we all can respond as a fandom. Topics …

Ep. 134 - A Very Potter Sequel Act 2 (Part 2) w/ Anna Brisbin

July 13th, 2020

1:03:23

Anna Brisbin (@BrizzyVoices) is back again to close out our coverage of A Very Potter Sequel! Topics include: The Marauder’s Map's Z-axis, Red Vines semis, soft pianos, Pat Brady: Master of Puppetmasters, Dementor dance …

Ep. 133 - A Very Potter Sequel Act 2 (Part 1) w/ Anna Brisbin

July 6th, 2020

1:06:43

Anna Brisbin (@BrizzyVoices) joins to kick off the discussion of A Very Potter Sequel Act 2! Topics include: the audience loving Red Vines, Hagrid's absence, LOTR director’s cut, Greek Life, Muscle-Gro, Twilight, …

Ep. 132 - A Very Potter Sequel Act 1 (Part 2) w/ Tessa Netting

June 29th, 2020

1:06:23

Tessa Netting (@tessanetting) is back for more AVPS coverage! She brings to the table an incredible Alan Rickman story, Mike brings a lengthy tangent about MySpace. Equally great, right? Topics include: Snape …

Ep. 131 - A Very Potter Sequel Act 1 (Part 1) w/ Tessa Netting

June 22nd, 2020

1:15:08

Tessa Netting of Fantastic Geeks joins to talk A Very Potter Sequel. Since she is FREAKING ENGAGED TO THE ACTOR WHO PLAYS SNAPE, she gives a ton of behind-the-scenes info. In addition to generally praising AVPS, we …

Ep. 130 - A Very Potter Musical Act 2 (Part 2) w/ Dr. Hannah McGregor

June 15th, 2020

58:17

I PROMISE THIS ONCE IS NICER TO AVPM. Dr. Hannah McGregor from Witch, Please! joins to talk more of A Very Potter Musical Act 2, finding more moments …

Ep. 129 - A Very Potter Musical Act 2 (Part 1) w/ Dr. Hannah McGregor

June 8th, 2020

1:06:47

Dr. Hannah McGregor told Mike long ago that she hates A Very Potter Musical. Now, she joins to cover the first half Act 2 and explain her …

Ep. 128 - A Very Potter Musical Act 1 w/ Julia Schifini

June 1st, 2020

1:21:10

THE WAIT IS OVER! WE'RE FINALLY COVERING A VERY POTTER MUSICAL! Julia Schifini, a big StarKid fan, joins to cover the first act with Schubes! Topics …

Ep. 127 - Cursed Child: The Broadway Impact w/ Gordon Cox

May 25th, 2020

53:40

Variety's Gordon Cox, host of Stagecraft, lends his Broadway expertise to explain what it was like when Cursed Child record-setting opening, its star-studded production team, and its recent struggles. Topics …

Ep. 126 - Cursed Child: Act 4 w/ Leah Cornish

May 18th, 2020

1:21:53

Mischief Management's Leah Cornish joins to defend Cursed Child's honor by talking Act 4 and arguing that it's actually good! Topics include: negligible negligence, Weasley Soup, a case for Ron, shower arguments, angst …

Introducing: Meddling Adults S1E1 - The Case of the Reverse Engineer

May 13th, 2020

47:37
FEED DROP! Mike's new podcast, Meddling Adults, is now live wherever you get your podcasts! Here's the first episode starring Multitude's own Julia …

Ep. 125 - Cursed Child: Act 3 (Part 2) w/ Johnny Frohlichstein

May 11th, 2020

47:36

Johnny (@johnnyfrohl) is back to dunk on Cursed Child again, and this one gets SILLY. Topics include: cheesy lines, Emotional McGonagall, chess, …

Ep. 124 - Cursed Child: Act 3 (Part 1) w/ Johnny Frohlichstein

May 4th, 2020

54:45

Johnny joins to dunk all over the dumpster fire that is the first half of Act 3 of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Topics include: Voldemort day, …

Ep. 123 - Cursed Child: Act 2 w/ Proma Khosla

April 27th, 2020

1:17:13

Proma Khosla (@PromaWhatUp) returns to talk more Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Topics include: The New York Times Paywall, shipping Dean and Seamus, casting Mike as Ludo Bagman, JK’s return to Twitter, gaits, Zut …

Ep. 122 - Cursed Child: Act 1 w/ Proma Khosla

April 20th, 2020

1:18:00

Proma Khosla of Mashable joins to discuss the plot of the first half of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One! Topics include: themed children, ableist language, the N train, Emo Albus, Shitty Amos, fresh bread, …

Ep. 121 - Cursed Child: The Playgoing Experience w/ Kelly Schubert

April 13th, 2020

1:15:34

Mike's WIFE makes a return as the two describe their experience seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. This focuses less on the plot and more of the overall pros and cons of seeing the show. Topics …

Ep. 120 - Deleted Scenes (Movies 7-8) w/ Emily McGovern

April 6th, 2020

1:00:58

Emily McGovern (@EmilysCartoons) returns to talk deleted scenes from the last two Harry Potter movies and answer some questions about My Life as a Background Slytherin! Topics include: Scottish stereotypes, Ron and …

Ep. 119 - Deleted Scenes (Movies 5-6) w/ Emily McGovern

March 30th, 2020

57:49

Emily McGovern, the creator of My Life as a Background Slytherin, joins to discuss more deleted scenes from the Harry Potter films! Topics include: spiritually frizzy, Extended Cut Legion, Belgium,SINGED AND FURIOUS, …

Ep. 118 - Deleted Scenes (Movies 1-4) w/ Javeria Khoso

March 23rd, 2020

1:13:20

Illustrator Javeria Khoso (@javi_khoso) calls in from Pakistan to discuss the deleted scenes from the first four Harry Potter movies! Javi also didn't read the books as a kid! Topics include: wash your hand games, …

Ep. 117 - The Tales of Beedle the Bard w/ Chris Rankin

March 16th, 2020

1:08:51

Chris Rankin, the actor who played Percy Weasley in the films, joins Mike live on stage at LeakyCon Boston to cover the spin-off book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard! Topics include: Yorkshire, chattels, rubbish pails, …

Ep. 116 - Movie 8 (Part 4) w/ Kelly Schubert & Ty Stafford

March 9th, 2020

57:15

The final standard movie episode is here as Kelly and Ty return to round out their discussion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2! Topics …

Ep. 115 - Movie 8 (Part 3) w/ Kelly Schubert & Ty Stafford

March 2nd, 2020

51:33

Schubes is joined by Ty Stafford and his NOW WIFE, Kelly Schubert to talk more about the 8th movie in the Harry Potter film franchise! Topics include: Cute McGonagall, the Parseltongue debate of the century, burning the …

Ep. 114 - Movie 8 (Part 2) w/ Kelly Beckman & Ty Stafford

February 24th, 2020

1:06:18

Kelly (@VoteForMeKellyB) and Ty (@IroningMyUnderwear on IG) return to talk more about the 8th Harry Potter film! Topics include: Ron’s wet shirt, cat chip clips, Aberforth erasure, e———qually guilty, favorite Alan …

Ep. 113 - Movie 8 (Part 1) w/ Kelly Beckman & Ty Stafford

February 17th, 2020

1:08:55

Mike's fiancé, Kelly Beckman, and his ol' YouTube bud, Ty Stafford, join to start the discussion of Deathly Hallows Part 2! Topics include: Dyslexia, …

Ep. 112 - Movie 7 (Part 3) w/ Helen Zaltzman, Martin Austwick, and Jonas Robinett

February 10th, 2020

1:13:08

Helen Zaltzman (@HelenZaltzman), Martin Austwick (@MartinAustwick), and Jonas Robinett (@JonastyDrawz) complete their discussion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1! Topics include: Evil Jeans, NPC Hermione, …

Ep. 111 - Movie 7 (Part 2) w/ Helen Zaltzman, Martin Austwick, and Jonas Robinett

February 3rd, 2020

1:23:33

Helen (The Allusionist), Martin (Song by Song), and Jonas (The Universe According to Rex & Jonas) return to talk more about the seventh Harry Potter film! Topics include: uses for the sword of Gryffindor, …

Ep. 110 - Movie 7 (Part 1) w/ Helen Zaltzman, Martin Austwick, & Jonas Robinett

January 27th, 2020

1:19:39

Helen and Martin return, and Schubes' Vine buddy Jonas makes his debut to talk about the 7th Harry Potter movie! Topics include: VFX, Scrimgeour’s …

Ep. 109 - Movie 6 (Part 3) w/ Miel Bredouw & Bettina Campomanes

January 20th, 2020

1:09:09

THE MUSICAL EX-VINER TRILOGY IS COMPLETE! Miel and Bettina get loose in this final installment about the sixth Harry Potter movie! Topics include: intense reverb, The Catcher in the Rye, the mafia, Norwalk …

Ep. 108 - Movie 6 (Part 2) w/ Miel Bredouw & Bettina Campomanes

January 13th, 2020

1:03:32

Punch Up the Jam's Miel Bredouw and Bettina Campomanes aka Valiant Vermin make their return to discuss more of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie! Topics include: The Wet Bandits, Hagrid: Big Mood, …

Ep. 107 - Movie 6 (Part 1) w/ Miel Bredouw & Bettina Campomanes

January 6th, 2020

1:11:12

Schubes is joined by two truly diVine guests, Miel Bredouw (Punch up the Jam) and Bettina Campomanes (Valient Vermin), to discuss the film adaptation …

Percy: SO GOOD or THE WORST? w/ Helen Zaltzman & Wizarding Price is Right w/ Melissa Anelli

December 30th, 2019

1:03:39

A DOUBLE FEATURE?! WHOA! First, Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist) joins Mike live in Boston to determine (with math!) whether or not Percy Weasley is the worst. Then, Melissa Anelli (Pottercast) joins Mike at LeakyCon …

The Most Interesting Non-Essential Character w/ Johnny Frohlichstein

December 23rd, 2019

1:14:16

Live from Houston, TX... it's November Nuttiness! Mike and Johnny complete a March Madness style bracket to determine which non-essential Harry Potter character is the most interesting! Topics include: muscles & …

Ep. 106 - Movie 5 (Part 3) w/ Daniel Kinamon & Jekeva Phillips

December 16th, 2019

1:25:32

Daniel (Third Act Saviors) and Jekeva (Word Lit Zine) return for their final discussion of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie! …

Ep. 105 - Movie 5 (Part 2) w/ Daniel Kinamon & Jekeva Phillips

December 9th, 2019

1:19:53

The Seattle improvisers are back to discuss more of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie! Topics include:

turtlenecks, little nitpicky …

Ep. 104 - Movie 5 (Part 1) w/ Daniel Kinamon & Jekeva Phillips

December 2nd, 2019

1:24:51

Mike's old Seattle improv buddies join for a bit-filled episode covering the movie version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics …

Ep. 103 - Movie 4 (Part 3) w/ Lauren Shippen & Briggon Snow

November 25th, 2019

1:06:25

The Bright Sessions power duo is back for the final time to round out the discussion of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie! Topics …

Ep. 102 - Movie 4 (Part 2) w/ Lauren Shippen & Briggon Snow (ft. Tiana Benjamin)

November 18th, 2019

1:04:29

The Atypical Artists duo of Lauren Shippen and Briggon Snow return to discuss more of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie. Tiana Benjamin (Angelina Johnson) also makes an appearance! Topics include: the …

Ep. 101 - Movie 4 (Part 1) w/ Lauren Shippen & Briggon Snow

November 11th, 2019

1:19:43

Lauren Shippen (The Infinite Noise) and Briggon Snow (The Bright Sessions) join Schubes to discuss the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie! Topics include: shattering Lauren’s world, swiveling chairs, The "Top O' …

Ep. 100 - Movie 3 (Part 2) w/ Jackson Bird & Rex Testarossa

November 4th, 2019

1:26:00

THE CENTENNIAL EPISODE! TRIPLE DIGITS! WE MADE IT! Rex and Jack come on back to talk more of the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie! Topics include: magic projectors, Marauder erasure, GIFs, growing weed, …

Ep. 99 - Movie 3 (Part 1) w/ Jackson Bird & Rex Testarossa (ft. Jim Tavare)

October 28th, 2019

1:16:25

Jackson Bird (@JackIsNotABird) and Rex Testarossa (@RexTestarossa) join to discuss the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! Jim Tavare (Tom the Innkeeper) stops by as well! Topics …

Ep. 98 - Movie 2 (Part 3) w/ Meghan & Travis Fruehauf

October 21st, 2019

1:01:18

We promise the final episode about the movie version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets won't drag out like the last scene in the film. Topics include Dumbledore impressions, Filch thoughts, Ginny: rabid dog?, …

Ep. 97 - Movie 2 (Part 2) w/ Meghan & Travis Fruehauf

October 14th, 2019

1:00:44

Mike's sister Meghan and her husband Travis come back to discuss another chunk of the movie version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! …

Ep. 96 - Movie 2 (Part 1) w/ Meghan & Travis Fruehauf

October 7th, 2019

1:10:16

It's a family affair! Mike's sister and her husband come on to discuss the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie! Topics include: Harry's "green" eyes, uninteresting puns, dragging out scenes, Cosmo Kramer hair, …

Ep. 95 - Movie 1 (Part 2) w/ Paul Bae & Julia Schifini

September 30th, 2019

59:52

Paul Bae (@MrPaulBae) and Julia Schifini continue their discussion of the film version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone! Topics …

Ep. 94 - Movie 1 (Part 1) w/ Paul Bae & Julia Schifini

September 23rd, 2019

54:59

WE FINALLY MADE IT! THE FILMS! Julia Schifini and Paul Bae (The Black Tapes, The Big Loop, Marvels) join to discuss the movie adaptation of Harry …

Ep. 93 - Potterless Look Back IV (Eps. 22 - 29)

September 16th, 2019

1:12:39

Sydney Adams, Eric Hamilton Schneider, Lauren Shippen, and Zach Valenti return to discuss their appearances on Potterless! Topics include: crushing watermelons, Mike’s boggart, updated Weasley rankings, half of a Ford …

Ep. 92 - Potterless Look Back III (Eps. 13-21)

September 9th, 2019

1:15:50

David Tres, Jake Kilroy, and Melissa Anelli return to discuss their appearances on Potterless! Mike goes solo for the Rosianna eps since she was …

Ep. 91 - Potterless Look Back II (Eps. 7-12)

September 2nd, 2019

1:04:53

Amanda McLoughlin, Ashley Strongarm, Jordan Edwards, and Julia Schifini return to discuss their appearances on Potterless! Topics include Fancy …

Ep. 90 - Potterless Look Back I (Eps. 1-6)

August 26th, 2019

1:03:23

Call me Marty McFly and your phone a DeLorean, because we're going BACK IN TIME! The guests from the first 6 eps of Potterless return to cover all the things Mike missed, all the spoilers that were dodged, and …

Ep. 89 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 36 Part 2 & Epilogue w/ Kelly Beckman

August 19th, 2019

1:17:26

Kelly Beckman, a major factor in the show's creation, guests for the final main book series episode of Potterless! Topics include: “Yes, I dare,” "I KNOW IMPORTANT THINGS!", banana facts, Mufasa, blubbering humdingers, …

Ep. 88 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 36 (Part 1) w/ Kelly Beckman

August 12th, 2019

1:05:38

Kelly Beckman, NOW THE FIANCÉ, returns to discuss the beginning of the end of the last book of the Harry Potter series! Topics include Heads Up 7 Up, …

Ep. 87 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 35 w/ Jeffrey Cranor

August 5th, 2019

1:22:52

Jeffrey Cranor of Welcome to Night Vale joins to discuss a very strange and unique chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include flayed babies, Southern Hospitality, automated pet feeders, coy …

The Hufflepuff Episode LIVE w/ Eric Schneider & Julia Schifini

July 29th, 2019

49:06

Many moons ago, Mike promised that he would make a special episode for whichever house got the most Potterless t-shirt pre-orders. Hufflepuff …

Ep. 86 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 34 w/ Lauren Shippen

July 22nd, 2019

1:08:45

Lauren Shippen, author of The Infinite Noise, returns to the podcast to talk some DEEP Harry introspection from Deathly Hallows! Topics include, …

Ep. 85 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 33 (Part 2) w/ Helen Anderson

July 15th, 2019

52:33

Helen Anderson (@HelenAnderz) returns to actually defend Snape based on Ch. 33 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include wizarding trust issues, Snape’s good side, patronus matching, salmon, #Always, …

Ep. 84 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 33 (Part 1) w/ Helen Anderson

July 8th, 2019

1:14:29

British YouTuber and Snape-lover, Helen Anderson, joins to discuss the first part of Ch. 33 of Deathly Hallows! Topics include Stephen Fry sound …

Ep. 83 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 32 w/ Elena Fernández Collins & Wil Williams

July 1st, 2019

1:17:50

Two wonderful podcast critics, Wil and Ely, join to discuss more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include Fernandez Dominguez, the women …

Ep. 82 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 31 Part 2 w/ Johnny Frohlichstein

June 24th, 2019

1:04:10

The Maturity Corner boys are back to round out the discussion for Ch. 31 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include GlassLock, Percy’s …

Ep. 81 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 31 Part 1 w/ Johnny Frohlichstein

June 17th, 2019

1:21:06

Johnny returns for this DOOZY of a chapter that is so intense it'll take two episodes to cover! Topics include Fighting in the Battle, Slytherin …

Ep. 80 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 30 w/ Brandon Grugle

June 10th, 2019

1:23:26

Audio gymnast Brandon Grugle joins to discuss THE GREATEST MCGONAGALL CHAPTERS of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include Luna’s glowup, …

Ep. 79 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 29 w/ Eric Schneider & Kelly Beckman LIVE!

June 3rd, 2019

1:09:44

Eric Schneider and my FIANCÉ, Kelly, join to discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in front of A LIVE AUDIENCE AT LISTEN UP PORTLAND! Topics include Wizard Spray Paint, professor biopics, Neville 2.0, GAUNT …

Ep. 78 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 27-28 w/ Kristen DiMercurio

May 27th, 2019

1:19:54

Kristen DiMercurio of Ars Paradoxica and more joins to discuss more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include highly edible humans, …

Ep. 77 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 26 w/ Matt Young

May 20th, 2019

1:17:25

Matt Young (Usidore the Blue of Hello From the Magic Tavern) joins to discuss more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include blade-of-grass core wands, create-a-player, the return of the Toothless Walnut, …

Ep. 76 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 25 w/ Matt Young

May 13th, 2019

1:14:43

Matt Young of Hello From the Magic Tavern joins to talk more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include Drama Queen Voldemort, …

Ep. 75 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 24 w/ Helen Zaltzman & Martin Austwick

May 6th, 2019

56:32

Helen Zaltzman (@HelenZaltzman) and Martin Austwick (@MartinAustwick) return to discuss more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics …

Lauren Shippen & Mike Schubert Debate "Who is the Best Weasley?"

April 29th, 2019

32:42

Live from Seattle, Schubes and Lauren Shippen do an official Lincoln-Douglas debate (yes, like the one from high school) to determine which Weasley …

Ep. 74 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 23 w/ Helen Zaltzman & Martin Austwick

April 22nd, 2019

1:14:35

Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist) and Martin Auustwick (Song By Song) bring British wit and humor to a discussion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include pathetic death eaters, the most unrealistic thing …

Ep. 73 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 22 w/ Meghan Fruehauf

April 15th, 2019

1:02:03

Mike's older sister makes it a trifecta and first talks Ch. 22 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, then she GRILLS Mike for predictions (most of …

Ep. 72 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 21 w/ Meghan Fruehauf

April 8th, 2019

54:04

Mike's older sister returns to discuss a more meaty chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include National Treasure, NYC vs. …

Ep. 71 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 20 w/ Meghan Fruehauf

April 1st, 2019

56:26

Mike's older sister returns to discuss more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include classic mom moves, patronus theories, French …

Ep. 70 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 19 w/ Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs

March 25th, 2019

51:41

Ceci returns to talk more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include Hermione’s trademark blue flame, the pools of the forest, “chivalry”, …

Ep. 69 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 18 w/ Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs

March 18th, 2019

57:27

Voice actress Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs of Wolf 359 and more joins to talk more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include Big Satan Boy, …

Ep. 68 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 16-17 w/ David Gordon

March 11th, 2019

1:14:53

David Gordon (Alas Earwax!) returns to talk more of the camping escapades in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include the New Jersey …

Ep. 67 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 14-15 w/ Eric Silver

March 4th, 2019

1:18:38

Eric Silver returns to tackle the start of the camping chapters from Deathly Hallows! Topics include: Chris Angel the DeathEater, Air Bud 12, wizard …

Ep. 66 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 13 w/ David Gordon

February 25th, 2019

1:25:50

David Gordon of wizard rock band Alas Earwax! joins to discuss more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include purity obsession, Zootopia, …

Ep. 65 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 12 w/ Bayana Davis and Robyn Jordan (plus Q&A!)

February 18th, 2019

1:02:25

Bayana and Robyn from #WizardTeam make a return to talk more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include Dark Mark tattoos, Pinky & the Brain, Carmen San Diego, Barty Crouch Jr.’s dedication to teaching, Ru …

Ep. 64 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 11 w/ Bayana Davis & Robyn Jordan

February 11th, 2019

1:02:24

The lovely ladies from #WizardTeam join to discuss more of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include redemption arcs, Pius Thiccness, stealing magic, moving the goalposts, Lupin’s self hate, Wizard Sex …

Ep. 63 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 10 LIVE w/ Nathan Cox and Alison Luhrs

February 4th, 2019

1:16:33

Nathan Cox and Alison Luhrs of Jet City Improv join Mike LIVE IN SEATTLE to discuss Ch. 10 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and then have a super fun Q&A session with the audience! Topics include: racist …

Ep. 62 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 8-9 w/ Eric Silver

January 28th, 2019

1:24:32

Eric Silver makes his return to chat about the one glimmer of hope in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include Ottery St. Catchpole, …

Ep. 61 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 6-7 w/ Sequoia Simone

January 21st, 2019

1:25:09

Sequoia Simone of Fanatical Fics and Where to Find Them joins for an episode filled with silly HEATED discussions. Topics include real Quidditch, Puddlemere United, Merlin’s saggy left testicle, the emergence of Sassy …

Ep. 60 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 5 w/ Emma Sherr-Ziarko

January 14th, 2019

1:17:02

Emma Sherr-Ziarko of Wolf 359 and Pairing joins to discuss more of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include 

Nymphadora the Explorer, …

Ep. 59 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 3-4 w/ Amanda McLoughlin

January 7th, 2019

1:15:36

Amanda McLoughlin comes through again to discuss more Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include dunking on Marie GrandPre, claptrap, Dedalus Diggle, mauve tophats, public transportation, Mike liking a Dursley …

Ep. 58 - Deathly Hallows Ch. 1-2 w/ Amanda McLoughlin

December 31st, 2018

1:04:53

Amanda McLoughlin makes a return to school Mike on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Topics include poetry prologues, creepy peacocks, …

Ep. 57 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 29-30 w/ Johnny Frohlichstein

December 17th, 2018

1:20:25

Johnny is back to round out the final chapters of HBP! WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS BOOK FOR 9 MONTHS HOLY CRAP. Topics include Pablo Sanchez, Pokemon names, selling Felix Felicis, British English being wrong, basketball …

Ep. 56 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 27-28 w/ Johnny Frohlichstein

December 3rd, 2018

1:20:01

Johnny makes his return to talk about an intense pair of chapters in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Topics include crenelated ramparts, wizard rock band names, Quip City, MIKE NAILS THE ROSMERTA PREDICTION, …

Ep. 55 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 26 w/ Johnny Frohlichstein

November 19th, 2018

1:02:53

[DISCLAIMER: MY AUDIO GOT MESSED UP THIS EPISODE AND I'M SORRY] Mike's best friend and fellow garbage person, Johnny Frohlichstein, joins to make …

Ep. 54 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 25 w/ Kelly Beckman

November 5th, 2018

1:04:43

Kelly Beckman makes it a trifecta and returns to discuss more Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Topics include Eileen “Not Pretty” Prince, …

Ep. 53 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 24 w/ Kelly Beckman

October 23rd, 2018

1:08:24

Kelly Beckman returns to discuss more of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! Topics include Elvis, Dueling Champion Flitwick, "Why was Lockheart hired?", Dwight Howard, Mapquest, Dean's super strength, AND SOME MORE …

Ep. 52 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 23 w/ Kelly Beckman

October 9th, 2018

1:29:31

Potterless' web designer, the reason the show exists, and my girlfriend, Kelly Beckman, joins to discuss HORCRUXES (and other elements of Half-Blood Prince)! Topics include: Slughorn also sucks, Big Scientist JK …

Ep. 51 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 21-22 w/ Meghan Fruehauf

September 24th, 2018

1:16:42

TAG TEAM, BACK AGAIN! My sister makes her third stint on Potterless to discuss more of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Topics include …

Ep. 50 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 20 w/ Meghan Fruehauf

September 10th, 2018

58:55

My older sister returns to discuss a pensieve-filled episode about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Topics include Rick Steves, breakups, “I’m …

Ep. 49 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 19 w/ Meghan Fruehauf

August 27th, 2018

58:49

My beloved sister, Meghan, who tried to get me to read the series for YEARS joins to discuss Ch. 19 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Topics include Fred vs. George, Ron’s bad injury luck, Harry endangering the …

Ep. 48 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 18 w/ Miel Bredouw

August 13th, 2018

53:10

Punch Up the Jam's Miel Bredouw makes her return to discuss more of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Topics include Scantron cheating, Ralphing, Snape’s aesthetics, naughty dictionaries, Mike’s concern for …

Ep. 47 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 17 w/ Miel Bredouw

July 30th, 2018

1:02:32

Miel of Punch Up The Jam joins to talk Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, largely through the form of elongated improv bits and serious shade. Topics include painting wine questions, Hermione needing better …

Ep. 46 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 15-16 w/ Danny Chapman

July 16th, 2018

1:09:10

Danny from Potterotica joins to discuss Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! It's been a bit, but Mike gets FIRED UP in this one. Topics include love potions, Pince & Filch, the Santa Barbara TSA, Fleur …

Ep. 45 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 14.2 w/ Brandon Grugle, Michael Fische, and Eric Silver

July 2nd, 2018

1:06:36

BOYS NIGHT! Three fellas sit down with Schubes to discuss the second half of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Ch. 14! Topics include dad jokes, the search for nice Slytherins, Space Jam, The Fat Bastard Premises, …

Ep. 44 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 14.1 w/ Kelly Beckman, Amanda McLoughlin, and Julia Schifini

June 18th, 2018

53:55

The lovely Kelly Beckman teams up with Amanda and Julia to discuss the first half of Book 6, Chapter 14! This episode also features a new recurring …

Ep. 43 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 12-13 w/ Dottie James

June 4th, 2018

1:14:16

British writer Dottie James returns to talk some serious Voldemort action in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Topics include Dense Harry, …

Ep. 42 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 10-11 w/ Dottie James

May 21st, 2018

1:17:38

British poet, writer, and Youtuber Dottie James joins to continue our journey through Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Topics include Dottie correcting Mike's British mistakes, The Silent "t" Debate, The Put …

Ep. 41 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 7-9 w/ Gabriel Urbina & Sarah Shachat

May 7th, 2018

1:13:32

Gabriel and Sarah, the dynamic duo from Wolf 359, return to discuss more of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Topics include Fleur vs. …

Ep. 40 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 5-6 w/ Gabriel Urbina & Sarah Shachat

April 23rd, 2018

1:08:44

Gabriel Urbina and Sarah Shachat, writers of Wolf 359, join to discuss Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Topics include 90s Rad Teen Tonks, …

Ep. 39 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 2-4 w/ Mischa Stanton

April 9th, 2018

1:11:26

Mischa Stanton returns to discuss more of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! Topics include Double-Triple Agent Snape, lit Passover, the color …

Ep. 38 - Half-Blood Prince Ch. 1 w/ Mischa Stanton

March 26th, 2018

1:00:14

In the most PotterLESS episode yet, Mischa Stanton of ars PARADOXICA joins to discuss Ch. 1 (yes, just one) of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! Topics include Mike ACTUALLY LIKING A RECAP, magical coup d'etat, …

Ep. 37 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 37-38 w/ Julia Schifini

March 12th, 2018

44:42

Multitude's own Julia Schifini returns to finish off the remainder of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include ANOTHER DANG RECAP, …

Ep. 36 - Order of The Phoenix Ch. 36-37 w/ Julia Schifini

February 26th, 2018

52:20

Julia Schifini returns to talk more Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include MIKE GUSHING OVER THE VOLDEMORT vs. DUMBLEDORE FIGHT, …

Ep. 35 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 34-35 w/ Julia Schifini

February 12th, 2018

1:12:46

Julia Schifini joins to discuss the beginning of the final five chapters of OotP and IT GETS INTENSE. Topics include boney ponies, Harry Potter and …

Ep. 34 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 30-33 w/ Hannah McGregor

January 29th, 2018

1:04:46

Hannah McGregor of Witch Please returns to SASS THE HELL OUT OF OUR BELOVED HOST. Topics include student power, A NEW ELEMENT OF QUIDDITCH MIKE LEARNS HE HATES, the treatment of giants and centaurs, patronus double …

Ep. 33 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 28-29 w/ Hannah McGregor

January 15th, 2018

1:01:44

Hannah McGregor of Witch Please joins to discuss Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include settling The Great Trouser Debate, …

Ep. 32 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 25-27 w/ Eric Silver

January 1st, 2018

1:10:44

Eric Silver returns for another giggle-filled discussion of Harry Potter and the Oder of the Phoenix! Topics include Harry's high school struggles, …

Ep. 31 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 23-24 w/ Eric Silver

December 18th, 2017

1:02:16

Eric Silver talks with Schubes about various aspects of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix including Wizard Christmas, dealing with teenagers, GINNY STOCK RISING, the Weird Sisters, heart-wrenching moments, …

Ep. 30 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 20 - 22 w/ Kelly Beckman & Alex Moothart

December 4th, 2017

1:12:10

Alex Moothart returns and Kelly Beckman debuts in the FIRST EPISODE WITH TWO GUESTS AT THE SAME TIME! These two debate whether the 5th book is the best in the series or the worst. Topics include Hagrid and Maxime's …

Ep. 29 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 17-19 w/ Zach Valenti

November 20th, 2017

1:07:14

Zach Valenti returns to talk more Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include feminist stairwells, skiving off, Big Wizarding Pharma, MIKE DOING A 180 ON HIS DOBBY HATRED, the funniest line in the series, …

Ep. 28 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 15-16 w/ Zach Valenti

November 6th, 2017

1:01:20

Zach Valenti of Wolf 359 joins to talk Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include Large spiky black Ds, Umbridge vs. everyone, McG …

Ep. 27 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 11-14 w/ Lauren Shippen

October 23rd, 2017

1:11:48

Lauren Shippen of the Bright Sessions podcast returns to discuss more Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include Jim Dale's signing, JK hating Hufflepuff, Ron's numbness to romance, Hermione standing up …

Ep. 26 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 9-10 w/ Lauren Shippen

October 9th, 2017

1:04:14

Lauren Shippen, creator of the Bright Sessions podcast, joins to discuss chapters 9 and 10 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include a need for wizard statistics, Book Ginny outshining Movie Ginny, …

Ep. 25 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 4-8 w/ Eric Schneider

September 25th, 2017

1:03:20

On this ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE, Eric Schneider returns to discuss more Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include ANGSTY HARRY and how he almost made Mike stop reading, more reasons why Percy sucks, …

Ep. 24 - Order of the Phoenix Ch. 1-3 w/ Eric Schneider

September 11th, 2017

55:12

Eric Schneider joins to discuss the opening chapters of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Topics include exposition dumps, The Cauldron …

Ep. 23 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 34-37 w/ Sydney Adams

August 28th, 2017

1:00:38

Sydney Adams returns to close out the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Topics include how the movie ruined the epic battle, …

Ep. 22 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 31-33 w/ Sydney Adams

August 14th, 2017

1:00:30

Sydney Adams returns to cover the meatiest part of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in an episode LOADED with laughs and tangents. Topics include …

Ep. 21 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 27-30 w/ Melissa Anelli

July 31st, 2017

1:02:58

New York Times Bestseller and co- host of Pottercast, Melissa Anelli, returns to discuss Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Topics include Fancy Viktor Krum, 5 things wrong with Snape, Crouch vs. Bagman III, anthrax, …

Ep. 20 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 24-26 w/ Melissa Anelli

July 17th, 2017

57:56

Schubes speaks with FREAKING NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR, Melissa Anelli! Topics include Harry's refusal to ask questions, Book Krum's …

Ep. 19 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 23 w/ Vanessa Zoltan and Rosianna Halse Rojas

July 6th, 2017

1:03:42

A whole episode devoted to the Yule Ball. Get. HYPED. First, Rosianna Halse Rojas returns to discuss the Yule Ball. Topics include Dobby's dope …

Ep. 18 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 20-22 w/ Rosianna Halse Rojas

June 19th, 2017

56:14

Rosianna Halse Rojas returns to discuss three more chapters of GoF! Topics include Pomfrey reaching her breaking point, Krooked Karkarov, Harry's incredibly lame burn, the largest subtweet in history, Ron's improved …

Ep. 17 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 17-19 w/ Rosianna Halse Rojas

June 5th, 2017

1:02:26

Schubes is joined by Rosianna Halse Rojas (@papertimelady) to discuss wide range of topics about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Topics include the complications of the Goblet's contract, Petty Hedwig, Hermione …

Ep. 16 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 14-16 w/ Jake Kilroy

May 22nd, 2017

42:20

Jake Kilroy returns to discuss the meatier parts of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Topics include Mike's Latin classes in high school paying …

Ep. 15 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 11-13 w/ Jake Kilroy

May 8th, 2017

48:12

Jake Kilroy joins to discuss a far less problematic section of Goblet of Fire! Topics include Percy rants, Malfoy rants, Destructive Ron in need of an intervention, Patrick Swayze, Snape being a dick, no one loving …

Ep. 14 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 6-10 w/ David Tres

April 24th, 2017

1:01:00

David Tres, host of Contemporary Cage, is back to discuss arguably the worst section of the entire Harry Potter series. Topics include Cold Blooded …

Ep. 13 - Goblet of Fire Ch. 1-5 w/ David Tres

April 11th, 2017

50:06

David Tres joins to discuss his least favorite part of the series, the beginning of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Topics include nipple …

Ep. 12 - Prisoner of Azkaban Ch. 19-22 w/ Julia Schifini

March 27th, 2017

1:01:32

Julia Schifini returns to talk the ending of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! Topics include Wizard CSI, ranking the best Hogwarts …

Ep. 11 - Prisoner of Azkaban Ch. 17-18 w/ Julia Schifini

March 14th, 2017

45:34

Schubes is joined by Julia Schifini to discuss two of the most dramatic, plot twist filled chapters in the Harry Potter series! Topics include the …

Ep. 10 - Prisoner of Azkaban Ch. 13-16 w/ Jordan Edwards

February 27th, 2017

57:10

Schubes is joined by Jordan Edwards of LeakyCon to wonder WHY THE HECK DIDN'T HOGWARTS SHUT DOWN WHEN RON WAS ALMOST MURDERED BY SIRIUS BLACK, analyze many confusing aspects of Quidditch, discuss one thing Mike ACTUALLY …

Ep. 9 - Prisoner of Azkaban Ch. 9-12 w/ Ashley Strongarm

February 13th, 2017

1:01:08

Ashley Strongarm joins the podcast to discuss a very troubling section of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Topics include A GLORIOUS QUIDDITCH RANT, the carelessness of wizards, the convenience of Sirius' …

Ep. 8 - Prisoner of Azkaban Ch. 6-8 w/ Amanda McLoughlin

January 30th, 2017

54:02

Amanda McLoughlin is back to continue discussing the first third of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! Topics include bad-ass Hermione being the best Hermione, Prof Trelawney being the worst teacher of all time, …

Ep. 7 - Prisoner of Azkaban Ch. 1-5 w/ Amanda McLoughlin

January 16th, 2017

54:30

In this episode, Amanda McLoughlin returns to discuss the beginning of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! Topics include Aunt Marge being a worthless character, Cornelius Fudge being sketchy, Harry being the …

Ep. 6 - Chamber of Secrets Ch. 14-18 w/ Sydney Adams

January 2nd, 2017

57:34

Sydney Adams returns to discuss the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! Discussion topics include Tom Riddle being an idiot, Dumbledore being a supreme liar, and Gabourey Sidibe having a great wizard name. …

Ep. 5 - Chamber of Secrets Ch. 11-13 w/ Sydney Adams

December 21st, 2016

46:54

In the snarkiest episode of Potterless yet, host Mike Schubert is joined by Sydney Adams aka Pastatute from Vine! This episode takes the cake not only for most tangents, but also most laughs. Listen along as these two …

Ep. 4 - Chamber of Secrets Ch. 7-10 w/ Amanda McLoughlin

December 5th, 2016

47:02

Amanda McLoughlin, co-host of Spirits Podcast, is back to discuss more about the Chamber of Secrets! Topics this week include how Lockhart is Guy Fieri, an intense Quidditch rant, and "subverting the normal gender …

Ep. 3 - Chamber of Secrets Ch. 1-6 w/ Amanda McLoughlin

November 21st, 2016

48:24

Host Mike Schubert is joined by Amanda McLoughlin, co-host of Spirits Podcast to discuss the beginning of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Discussion topics include anti-Gilderoy Lockhart tirades, a questioning …

Ep. 2 - Sorcerer's Stone Ch. 9-17 w/ Charlotte Dow

November 7th, 2016

1:07:58

Charlotte Dow joins to discuss the second half of Book 1 in the series! Highlights include the revelation that this book is just a Scooby Doo …

Ep. 1 - Sorcerer's Stone Ch. 1-8 w/ Alex Moothart

October 24th, 2016

53:38

Alex Moothart joins host Mike Schubert as they cover the first half (Ch. 1-8) of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone. They discuss …

Ep. 0 - Everything I Know Before Reading the Books

October 18th, 2016

14:42
In this intro episode, host Mike Schubert describes why he never read the Harry Potter books as a child and the backlash he received because of it. He then describes everything he knows about the series from the 4.5 …

Trailer for Potterless, a Comedic Harry Potter Podcast by Mike Schubert

October 17th, 2016

1:59
Oh hey, you're considering checking out Potterless! That's fantastic, thank you so much! This trailer will give you a sense of what to expect throughout the podcast.

I started this podcast as a hobby in 2016, and it grew …
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