Mike Rothschild is a journalist, researcher, expert witness, subject matter expert, speaker, and debunker of conspiracy theories and fringe beliefs.
Over the last decade, Mike has written extensively about politics, history, pop culture, and weird stories your aunt shares on Facebook without actually reading. In particular, Mike is an expert on the QAnon conspiracy theory, tracing its evolution from a few 4chan posts to a massive, worldwide movement that draws on centuries of conspiracy theories and scams to induct its believers into a violent mythology.
Mike is the author of “The Storm is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything,” published in June 2021, with a paperback version coming in August, 2022. His next book, to be published in 2023, is “Jewish Space Lasers,” on the Rothschild banking family and the two centuries of conspiracy theories about them. His first print book, “The World’s Worst Conspiracies” was published in January 2020 by Arcturus Publishing, London.
In addition to his work as an author, Mike has served as an expert witness in several legal cases related to conspiracy theories, has guest lectured at numerous college classes and academic panels, and submitted written testimony to the January 6th Committee.
His work in debunking conspiracies has been cited in articles or interviews by the New York Times, Snopes, NBC News, Vice, Daily Beast, CNN and many others. He’s also appeared on high profile podcasts like Maintenance Phase, the Duncan Trussell Family Hour, Armchaired and Dangerous, Knowledge Fight, Reply All, and numerous others.
Mike is also a published playwright, podcaster, and working on several TV projects. For more information, contact Mike – firstname.lastname@example.org
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