Mike Rothschild is a journalist who has spent the last decade writing about the rise and spread of conspiracy theories, hoaxes, scams, and moral panics. He is the author of the first complete book on the QAnon conspiracy movement, The Storm is Upon Us, along with hundreds of articles and an upcoming book on the history of Rothschild banking family conspiracy theories, Jewish Space Lasers. As a subject matter expert in fringe beliefs, he has been interviewed or featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, the New Yorker, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many others. Mike has also made frequent TV, radio, and podcast appearances in the United States and internationally, worked as an expert witness in cases related to conspiracy theories, submitted written testimony to the January 6th Select Committee on the role of QAnon in the Capitol attack, and testified to the House Administration Committee on the danger of election misinformation. He lives in Southern California.