Tales from the Rabbit Hole is a podcast that endeavours to add definition to the popular conspiracy theories of today. This week, host Mick West delves into the underworld of QAnon.
They’ve been booted off social media, they’ve been endorsed by Donald Trump, yet QAnon, the Internet-bound conspiracy theorists (who believe the world is run by Satan-worshipping paedophiles looking to topple the White House) continue to make a name for themselves. But, how did it start, and how did it emerge from the dark corners of the internet to the pale light of day?
Mick West welcomes writer and conspiracy theory expert Mike Rothschild to the Tales from the Rabbit Hole podcast, to add truth and definition to the shades of QAnon’s inexplicably popular lie.
Tales from the Rabbit Hole is an interview-style podcast focusing on people whose lives have been affected by the conspiracy theory rabbit hole. Guests will include both former and current believers in a variety of conspiracy theories, as well as debunkers, sceptics, and the investigators of those theories.
In the words of Mick West, your host: “I wrote the book Escaping the Rabbit Hole – How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories using Facts, Logic, and Respect. This book came from my experiences running Metabunk – a debunking forum. Over the years I realised simply presenting corrections to people is not enough. We need effective communication, and we can’t do that if we don’t listen to and talk with each other. I’m hoping this podcast will help bridge that gap.”