show episodes
 
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 week, taking you on a journey through your childhood, this time with the rose-tinted glasses off.
 
Wow If True is a super-serious plunge into what it's like to go viral online, hosted by writers Isabel J. Kim and Amanda Silberling. Every Wednesday, these clout-chasing, D-list internet personalities dissect the week's best memes, interview people who are internet famous, and plot their own misguided quest for niche popularity.
 
Loading …
show series
 
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! B…
 
TikTok is simple. You crochet chicken nuggets with pride hats, and the people go wild. That’s what happened to our pal Hannah, who’s now known to her 20k followers as “nugget lady” because she’s crocheting so many chicken nuggets. We talk to Hannah about her viral nugget journey, breaking bones, seltzer, bad puns, and more. Show Notes Hannah’s TikT…
 
Johnny returns to close the book on Potterless' coverage of Wizard People, Dear Reader! Topics include: wizarding county fair, Dracula, Free-For-All of Facts, Crumbs & Carrots, Petrificus Totalus rules, bank holidays, the Famous Chess Board of Ragnarok, fart reactions, Chess Corner, schnapps, headbands, cracking knuckles, Kite of Chromosomes, and m…
 
Somehow this is the most controversial episode we've ever done including the one where we canceled She Who Must Not Be Named! Explore the Prisoner of Azkaban film with us and it'll almost be like you're right here with us resenting that you came to Movie Night. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of the Prisoner o…
 
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 Einstein, chest cellos, spades, Zooboomafoo, Nicolas age, Kite On, G-List Celebrity, Blockbuster, warbles, fun house mirrors, Us, and more! POTTERLESS DIGITAL LIVE SHOW: bit.ly/potterless610 VIMEO LINK: h…
 
It’s ye ole race episode – we talk to two BIPOC fandom creators about how to navigate race on the internet! What do you do when people assume you’re white online? What happens when the thing you’re a fan of constantly pulls racist shit? What responsibility do fans have to correct creators' mistakes? We talk about all of that and more, but also, Isa…
 
We're just gonna have to let this one explain itself. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of Soup, Salad, Sandwich or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and rate and review! SUPPORT US ON OUR PATREON: https://www.patreon.…
 
In the last chapter of The Prisoner of Azkaban, we race to beat the clock super literally, kiss Harry's happy future good-bye, lose only acceptable DADA teacher we've ever met, chat with Dumbledore, and take the Hogwarts Express back into London where I guess it's super convenient for every Hogwarts student to be picked up. Email us at restrictedse…
 
Brandon Grugle (@BrandonGrugle) is back and is ready to keep the ball rolling on Potterless' coverage of Wizard People, Dear Reader! Topics include: cereal adventures, Helsinki Syndrome, middle school dating, Wheel of Fortune/Fate, Brandon Dice, The McElroys, Dazzler, Oogy Boogy, Words With Friends, Snape: guitar guy gone wrong, autoplay videos, ca…
 
It’s the Shrektacular, the Shrek spectacular in which we speculate about Shrek! We’re back from our break and ready to rumble with some ogre-due content about Shrek, which turns 20 this week. Did Shrek animators really take mud showers while working on the film? We have the answers. What is cheugy? That, we do not have the answer to. We also talk a…
 
Hermione reveals the secret she's been keeping all rear, and Harry and Hermione do it all over again. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of Hermione's Secret or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and rate and review! SUP…
 
Brandon Grugle of Join the Party 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 & McCormac, dik-diks, dicks dot com, equine afficionada, Tulip Watch, Love Shack, Laurence Olivier, liking music, Cheeto…
 
In this brief but crazy chapter, the moon comes out, the rat escapes, the dementors get romantic, and shit hits the fan. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of The Dementor's Kiss or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and…
 
James & Oliver Phelps (Fred & George Weasley in the Harry Potter films, co-hosts of Normal Not Normal) sit down with Schubes to talk about twin life, their HP experience, beating Tom Felton in golf, and more! Topics include: monocles, being twins, football hatred, The Super League, ignoring naysayers, pranking on set, legendary actors, Alan Rickman…
 
This chapter answers questions you didn't even know you had! Btw it was Crookshanks all along. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of The Servant of Lord Voldemort or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and rate and review…
 
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 thief, Ms. Lauryn Hill, stage left of shirt, Dookie, Tearing’ Up My Heart, iPod Time Machine, Azerbaijan, Emperor Palpatine, 8-lay…
 
Remus Lupin details his tragic backstory as he and Sirius Black desperately try to convince the Golden Trio that all is not what it seems. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know…
 
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 dramaturge, Britney: a state of being, “STOP LISTENING!”, Hogwarts Improv Team, KH2, Sylvester Stallone, Vampire Chronicles, Tom Bombadi…
 
Today in the lives of your intrepid hosts: Isabel gets really good life advice from Wil Wheaton, Amanda investigates TikTok’s “industry plant punk band,” and also, what do you do with 2.5 pounds of rainbow sprinkles? We also talk about The Circle, the millennial vs. gen z debate (again), and rank people’s Dungeons and Dragons character names, like …
 
Harry, Hermione, and Ron find themselves pulled under the roots of the Whomping Willow and into the Shrieking Shack, where we meet the man people can't stop talking about: Sirius Black. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of The Boy Who Lived or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. …
 
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, panoramic flip offs, Hogwarts Street Team, Voldemort and the Death Dealers, Memento, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Nightmare Before C…
 
When Steve Ibsen was in high school, he made the Kitty Cat Dance, which went viral – but, this was 2004, when YouTube didn’t even exist, and the internet was even wilder than it is now, so he lost control of the Kitty Cat Dance! His meme was used without his permission by Hot Topic and Roblox, and finally, 17 years later, Steve turned the video int…
 
After a long and arduous finals period, Harry gets an unexpected surprise in Divination, and oh yeah Buckbeak is going to be murdered. So. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of Professor Trelawney's Prediction or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know rig…
 
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: selling in, Count Chocula, Salt Bae, Bloody Mary, black pudding, Mortal Kombat, “Crookshanks, GO!”, Schubes Schubert, masticating, Pop Goes Punk, messing with commenters, and more! Mike's Kickstarter: bi…
 
The ole zip-zap-zop and we're playin Quidditch! Who's gonna win the final??? Idk!!! Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of The Quidditch Final (Part 2) or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and rate and review! SUPPORT US…
 
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 Immortal, the most infamous fanfic. Topics include: Picasso’s Blue period, earnest parody, spelling errors, Evanescence, MySpace Energy, Mike’s prep phase, flipping off, Subaru, mall goth, Mary Sue, thesaur…
 
Happy Trans Day of Visibility to all of our beloved trans and nb friends! We love you, we see you, and we appreciate you. In honor of this very special day, The Restricted Section will be donating all of its April Patreon proceeds to The Harry Potter Alliance! Wow y'all, Hermione is having a fucking DAY. A crisp slap, a confused nap, and peace out …
 
A dating app for people stuck in the Suez Canal, sweaters for your drone, venture capitalist trading cards, real life blue checks, a recruiting agency for quitting your job – Danielle Baskin makes a living off of internet jokes gone too far, and we’re so here for it. We talk about turning memes into businesses, karaoke on the Suez Canal, putting yo…
 
In our final Puffs interview, Schubes chats with the cast members who specifically played multiple roles that were wildly different from each other. The actors talk about their process and share incredible Puffs stories! Topics include: freeing villainy, limp Irish genetics, the most beautiful creation, supervillain confidence, honoring actors, imp…
 
Mike Schubert joins us to talk about reevaluating your “personal brand” after making it big on the internet, being in a parasocial relationship with thousands of people, and launching his new show Modern Muckraker! We ask Mike our burning questions: is it ethical to keep making fandom content when the creator of the source material turns out to be……
 
Weird gang, Harry is hardheaded and stupid in this one! He goes to Hogsmeade under the Invisibility Cloak despite everyone's advice. A prank on Malfoy and co. goes sideways when Harry exposes himself, so he has to dip back to the castle ASAP and make up some pretty bad lies when Snape confronts him. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tel…
 
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 Titanic, misogynistic family trees, The Lizzie McGuire movie, the pink rhinoceros theory, LES NON MAGIQUE, shit stew, creepy hugs,…
 
It’s just another episode of Wow If True in which Isabel finds a way to mention Supernatural, a television show which is extremely no longer on air. But it’s also not just another episode, because journalist John Loeppky joins us to talk about the relationship between disability and memes! Yes, memes intersect with all aspects of culture. Other con…
 
The sportsball gets real in this one, yo! Also, attempted murder and a bit of light flirting. Email us at restrictedsectionpod@gmail.com to tell us what you thought of Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw or even what you think of us! We’d love to read your email on the show. Be sure to subscribe to know right away about new episodes, and rate and review! S…
 
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 boggart lesson, The West Wing, The Frenchwoman, Black Panther, The Mirror of Kcabhsalf, Bane, 1920s Google Maps, Dragon Ball Z, and more…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login