Mike Rothschild is a journalist who explores the intersections between Internet culture and politics through the lens of conspiracy theories. He is the author of the first complete book on the QAnon conspiracy movement, The Storm is Upon Us, which became the #1 new release on Amazon in several categories before its June 2021 publication. He’s also the author of the book The World’s Worst Conspiracies, along with hundreds of articles in different outlets.
As a subject matter expert in fringe beliefs, he has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, the BBC, NPR, Yahoo!, Daily Beast, CBS, Slate, Rolling Stone, Snopes, NBC News, Vice, Slate, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, and Politico, among many others. Mike has also made frequent TV, radio, and podcast appearances in the United States and internationally, including live on CNN with Kate Bouldan; The Mehdi Hasan Show on Peacock; the popular podcasts Reply All, Maintenance Phase, On the Media, Hell and Gone; and dozens of other podcasts and livestreams. He lives in Los Angeles.
- Vaccine Passport Conspiracy Theories
- Why QAnon Believers Suddenly Believe QAnon Never Existed
- How Conspiracy Theorists Forced the Cancellation of a School Fundraiser
- What it Feels Like to Be Suspended From Twitter
- How the Biggest QAnon Acolyte Might Also Be Its Biggest Scammer
- Donald Trump and the “25,000 Sealed Indictments” Conspiracy Theory
- Why Security Camera Footage From the Las Vegas Massacre Hasn’t Stopped Conspiracy Theories
- Parents Are Embracing This Peculiar Birthing Trend With Questionable Benefits
- Colloidal Silver Won’t Cure Your Cancer, Might Turn You Blue
- This Jerky Meme About Tipping Pissed Off the Entire Internet
- Here’s How You Impeach a President
- What Flat Earth Memes Tell Us About Conspiracy Theorists
- Are These Trendy Games Dangerous or Moral Panics?
- 30 Celebrity Conspiracy Theories That Aren’t About Biggie, Tupac, or Elvis
- The Worst Generals of World War II
- History’s Lamest, Most Useless Guns
- 19 Conspiracies That Actually Happened
- The September 23rd Apocalypse
- Jade Helm 15: Martial Law, Wal-Mart, and You
- Did China Really Buy the State of Idaho?
- These Rothschild Family Facebook Memes Are Incredibly Anti-Semitic, Also Stupid
- The Iraqi Dinar Scam, and Why It Won’t Make You Rich
- Observer: Why Social Media Can’t Ban QAnon Out of Existence
- LA Parent: Estate Planning for Families With Special Needs
- New York Post: The Biggest Presidential Fashion Hits and Misses
- Happiest Baby: Stories From Sleep-Deprived Dads
- PUSHED, published by YouthPLAYS
- AESOP REFABLED, published by YouthPLAYS