Episodes
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: license plates, open caskets, cherry blossoms, trampolines, Amber Alerts, 24, Boot Scoot & Boogie, Sia, tentacle brains, Fred Schneider, comeuppance, Hans Zimmer, Seven Nation Army, Scooby Doo, Mission Impossible, Marvel vs. Capcom, cookies, Fireball, Ted Lasso, and...
Published 08/29/22
Published 08/29/22
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 half and it took place on the day the final weekly episode of Potterless went live! Topics include: La Colombe, snack bars, Jim Tavare, The Victoria and Albert Museum, teeth brushing, Rube Goldberg, Dervish & Bangers & Mash, book stores, apothecaries, Vineyard Vines, Art...
Published 08/03/22
LIVESTREAM (plus 1 week replay) ON 6/19/22! AVAILABLE WHEREVER THE INTERNET EXISTS AT www.bit.ly/potterlessstream619 FOUR IN-PERSON SHOWS ADDED AS WELL! Philadelphia, PA - 8/31/22 Salt Lake City, UT - 9/11/22 Portland, OR - 9/25/22 Dallas, TX - 10/9/22 GET TICKETS TO ALL OF THESE AT www.potterlesspodcast.com/live
Published 06/06/22
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 World Series of Poker, Charizard, flash drives, almond milk, Jewel, Wizarding traffic cops, Need For Speed, Mark Jackson, Mt. Illinois, MALORT, hairdresser sage wisdom, and more! Get tickets for the livestream of the 6/19/22 live show at www.bit.ly/potterlessstream619 Here’s...
Published 05/30/22
HEY DO YOU LIVE IN OR NEAR NEW JERSEY, FLORIDA, OR MISSOURI?! IF SO, YOU'RE GONNA WANNA LISTEN TO THIS SPECIAL UPDATE EPISODE BECAUSE I AM COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU FOR A LIVE SHOW! GET TICKETS AT www.potterlesspodcast.com/live PotTOURless 2022 Dates (so far...) 4/21 - Seattle, WA 5/18 - Phoenix, AZ 6/17 - Indianapolis, IN 6/19 - Chicago, IL 6/20 - Milwaukee, WI 6/21 - Minneapolis, MN ~~~NEW SHOWS ADDED~~~ 7/16 - Asbury Park, NJ 7/28 - Jacksonville, FL 8/4 - St. Louis, MO GET TICKETS AT...
Published 04/18/22
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 best with another foolproof bracket! Topics include: Tickle types, McG & Ginny, Cheeto locks, speed limits, DO NOT OPEN, Monopoly, prank snakes, vague blasts, Pokemon confusion, Inception, the wizard housing market, Dawn dish soap ads, arseholes, RDKKLS, the Nalgene...
Published 03/28/22
OH HEY! WE'RE DOING A BUNCH OF SHOWS IN THE U.S. THIS YEAR! LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE TO LEARN WHERE WE'LL BE AND WHEN (at least from March 2022 to June 2022. More dates to come in the future!) GET TICKETS TO ALL THESE SHOWS AT WWW.POTTERLESSPODCAST.COM/LIVE
Published 03/01/22
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 ask Mike to be a part of their Happy Hour series, and Amanda Wilson led a lovely discussion with Schubes about the good, bad, and in-between of some mental health situations that took place in the Harry Potter series. Topics include: Lupin’s condition, other werewolves and giants, Luna being bullied, Harry’s PTSD, Neville’s family life, Ginny’s...
Published 02/02/22
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 the plot to eventually go off the rails. Topics include: OG Cursed Vault, the letter R, petrificus totalus durations, inconspicuous flight, Build-A-Bear, Redcaps, Snape Sense, Charlie Weasley, That’s So Raven, the uncanny valley of boring, payment in exposure, interesting...
Published 01/03/22
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 mobile game. He made... progress? Topics include: Grapefruits, Two-do Bagman, life at the Schubert’s, smart ice, intense rugs, cool Bill Weasley, Inspendio, junk drawers, Bilton Blimes, Raichu, The Wobble, Footloose, and more! NEW POTTERLESS LIVE SHOWS AS LONG AS IT'S SAFE ENOUGH...
Published 11/29/21
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 of the Hidden Temple, Fluffy’s future, youfellasleepwatchingadvd.com, CaddyShack, tiny dog syndrome, Firenze pronunciation, The Weakest Link, enchanted plants, ESPN narratives, Mrs. Florris, hangover Netflix, the USWNT, wizarding murder mysteries, wizard elections, and...
Published 10/05/21
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 your podcasts, or you can go to https://www.thenewestolympian.com! POTTERLESS LIVE IN BOSTON: https://www.potterlesspodcast.com/live MEDDLING ADULTS LIVE IN NYC & VIRTUAL: https://www.bit.ly/meddlingadultsnyc
Published 09/06/21
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 your podcasts, or you can go to thenewestolympian.com! POTTERLESS LIVE IN BOSTON: potterlesspodcast.com/live MEDDLING ADULTS LIVE IN NYC & VIRTUAL: bit,ly/meddlingadultsnyc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/06/21
Schubes chats with some of the most important folks in Potterless' history as we take one last look back before stopping weekly episodes of Potterless and starting his new journey covering Percy Jackson on The Newest Olympian! Topics include love, joy, happiness, kindness, memories, fondness, laughs, warm fuzzy feelings and more! MEDDLING ADULTS LIVE: bit.ly/meddlingadultsnyc POTTERLESS LIVE: www.potterlesspodcast.com/live Thanks to our sponsors! BETTERHELP: Get 10% off your first...
Published 08/30/21
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 parents, horse handedness, Ben Simmons, Ted Lasso, McG’s motivations, Leo McGary, Salazar Slytherin’s intentions, Quirrell, BCJ: Method Actor, Mike’s earliest memory, Voldemort's soul revolt, Madame Pomfrey, Miriam Margolyes, Filch’s mom, Scottish Harry, Coach McG, Mean Girls, and...
Published 08/23/21
The Super Carlin Brothers, masters of HP fan theories, discuss with Mike fan theories submitted by Potterless listeners! Topics include: drawing JK’s ire, Harold Potter, SCB’s greatest hits, Filch & Mrs. Norris, Santa, Book of Admittance and Quill of Acceptance, Cornelius Fudge’s crush, implied shrunken heads, catbus, Prime Ministers, Evada Kedavra lightning, Gotta be on Spooky Day, The fine print of the Sword of Gryffindor, 41:40 potential for THEY MADE IT, fiendfyre, lack of Malfoy...
Published 08/16/21
Delia (@deliaistyping) and Michael (@Lupinpatronus) return to continue our discussion about elements of diversity that fell flat in Harry Potter! Topics include: being beautiful, white voice, Bart Simpson, Lupin, vampires, Fenrir, “You’re welcome, GAYS.” queercoding, pink pants, queerbaiting, Wolfstar, Black Hermione, patting herself on the black, #OwnVoices, ’97 Cinderella, other wizarding schools, Magic in North America, fictional colonialism, Navajo lore, and more! POTTERLESS LIVE:...
Published 08/09/21
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 metaphors. Topics include: secret conventions, Dean’s absentee father, redlining, Cho’s mistreatment, Kinsley’s last name, Angelina Johnson, Afrofuturism, gaslighting, SPEW, white knights, Jar Jar Binks, minstrel shows, and more! Rachel Rostad's To J. K. Rowling From Cho Chang PBS'...
Published 08/02/21
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, Flipendo, bonus bean room, evil washing machines, Stephen Fry, Eye Toy, Nintendo saying LOL, Uncharted, Valheim, The Nordic Team, casting Ludo Bagman, Greg Davies, in-laws, rugby, Euro 2020, and more! POTTERLESS LIVE SHOWS IN AUGUST:...
Published 07/26/21
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text co-host Vanessa Zoltan returns to talk about the most famous/infamous Harry Potter fan theories! Topics include: Disney villain prequels, Beowulf, the terrible Dursleys, Dumbledore’s affair, The Bottlecap Game, Pet Watch 2021, The TJ Maxx of souls, Macklemore, SpongeBob, true & mean, 11/22/63, "everyone is Ron," and more! POTTERLESS LIVE SHOWS: http://www.potterlesspodcast.com/live Thanks to our sponsors: FUNCTION OF BEAUTY: Get 20% off your first...
Published 07/19/21
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, Ocean’s 11, the evil hand, The Exorcist, Book Ginny, Monster’s Inc., improved puzzling, The Raspberries/Minute Ratio, The Lion King, Voldemort’s tea obsession, A New Hope, and more! POTTERLESS LIVE SHOWS: www.potterlesspodcast.com/live Thanks to our sponsors: STITCHFIX: Get 25%...
Published 07/12/21
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 class, improved LEGO hair, turning things into ducks, big beauty marks, LEGO balding, Yu-Gi-Oh, improving canon, Back to the Future, adding levity, alternate HP universes, stealing Ollivadner’s wands, Spider-Man, charades, golfing celebrations, and more! POT-TOUR-LESS: http://www,potterlesspodcast.com/live Years 5-7 Cutscene Compilation:...
Published 07/05/21
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 Creator, LEGO Island, Jigglypuff, Crash Bandicoot, Michael Jordan, Kevin from The Office, underrated Pomfrey, redhead representation, drumstick to the face, drinking at home, the service industry, Mouse Trap, The Brickster, the Movie 3 freeze frame, and more! POTTOURLESS: http://www.potterlesspodcast.com/live Thanks to our sponsors: FUNCTION OF...
Published 06/28/21
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! Topics include: starter video games, Mike’s type, Brickset, Jumanji, NBA Phantom Cam, butt wiggles, lego hair, Blue Ska-Doo, portrait interaction, Lego Chess, added feminism, Halloweentown, and more! BOSTON SHOW ADDED TO POT-TOUR-LESS: www.potterlesspodcast.com/live Cutscenes compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt7GNQYG9aw Thanks to...
Published 06/21/21