Mike Schubert, creator of podcast ‘Potterless,’ speaks at Berkeley Forum event

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Mike Schubert created the podcast “Potterless” in 2018 on Spotify, and it increased significantly in popularity after it was featured on an editor’s pick list and the app’s homepage for more than two months. Schubert, who became a full-time podcaster after determining its financial feasibility, has also launched the podcasts “HORSE” and “Meddling Adults.”

Mike Schubert, creator of the podcast “Potterless,” spoke on his life and career at a virtual Berkeley Forum event Thursday, calling full-time comedy his “dream” job.
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