Sept. 20, 2023
Jewish Space Lasers w/Mike Rothschild
Mike Rothschild is a journalist, researcher, expe…
Mike Rothschild is a journalist, researcher, expert witness, and debunker of conspiracy theories and fringe beliefs. Over the last decade, Mike has written extensively about politics, history, and pop culture. 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 recently released book "Jewish Space Lasers: The Rothschilds and 200 Years of Conspiracy Theories,” The book debunks the myths of the Rothschild banking family He is also the author of “The Storm is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything,” and “The World’s Worst Conspiracies.” Mike has also written hundreds of stories for the Daily Dot, and other outlets.
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 colleges and conferences, and testified to Congress in June 2022 on the dangers of election-related disinformation. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, and hundreds of other news outlets and podcasts.
In this highly informative and nuanced discussion, Rachel and Mike analyze the root causes of conspiracism from the vantage point of their respective fields of expertise. Throughout the conversation, they provide insights into the isolation and insecurities that lure people into extreme beliefs and examine the sunk costs that keep them entangled in deception.
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