what has Mike Schubert created?
Mike Schubert never read the Harry Potter series as a kid (what a little hipster). In 2016, he started reading them as an adult and documented his journey through his podcast, Potterless, until September of 2021 when Mike stopped posting regular episodes to create The Newest Olympian. Each week, Mike was joined by a different Harry Potter fanatic to cover a different part of the series. Eventually, Mike ventured beyond the books into other Potter material such as A Very Potter Musical, Puffs, and more. You can listen on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Potterless has had main stage shows at multiple LeakyCons, as well as other podcasting conventions. Though the podcast no longer posts weekly episodes, Mike still performs Potterless live shows across the globe, and makes convention appearances.
Each month, a portion of the show's support from Patreon was donated to a different charity. Over $35,000 was donated over the show's 5-year run!
HORSE is a basketball podcast about everything except for the actual sport. Each episode, Mike is joined by co-host Adam Mamawala to talk about the wildest NBA & WNBA present-day news before diving into wild tales of basketball history. HORSE was selected as one Spotify's best new podcasts of 2018, as well as Variety's Best Comedy Basketball Podcasts, and it was written about in the New York Times. You can listen to HORSE on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Meddling Adults is a whodunnit game show podcast for charity. Each week, guests go head-to-head in a contest of solving children’s mysteries from classics like Encyclopedia Brown, Scooby Doo, and Nancy Drew. The winning contestant earns money for a charity of their choice, and this prize pool grows with the help of sponsors and the show’s Patreon account. These funds first cover expenses of creating the show, and all proceeds will go directly to the winning charities from each season. So far, over $5,000 has been raised!
The Newest Olympian is a podcast that seeks to answer the question: "Is Percy Jackson the young adults series we should’ve been reading all along?" Join Mike Schubert as he reads through the books for the first time with the help of longtime PJO fans. Whether you're looking for an excuse to finally read these books, or want to re-read an old favorite with a digital book club, grab your blue chocolate chip cookies and listen along. New episodes every Monday!
Within one month of the show's release in September 2021, it surpassed 150,000 downloads and rose to the #1 spot of Spotify's Arts charts. As of October 2023, it has received over 5,125,000 downloads. It is the most popular Percy Jackson podcast.
The Newest Olympian live shows have been performed throughout the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Canada. Check out this page for information about upcoming shows.
Modern Muckraker is a comedic investigative journalism podcast answering pop culture questions no one has dared to ask. With the help of actual, overqualified experts, host Mike Schubert applies over-the-top research methods and far-too-intense scrutiny to get to the bottom of these seemingly unanswerable questions. He and his team tirelessly pursue the truth behind mysteries from film, music, books, and more, including, “When should Spider-Man take the subway instead of web-swinging?” and other hard-hitting questions. Season 1 is out now.