QAnon Anonymous

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QAnon Anonymous
QAnon Anonymous podcast logo.jpg
Hosted byTravis View, Julian Feeld, Jake Rockatansky, Annie Kelly, Liv Agar[1][2]
GenreNews, investigative journalism
No. of episodes325
Original release11 August 2018 – Ongoing

QAnon Anonymous (QAA) is an investigative journalism podcast that analyzes and debunks conspiracy theories. It is co-hosted by Travis View (pen name of Logan Strain[3]), Julian Feeld,[4] and Jake Rockatansky,[1] alongside British correspondent Annie Kelly[2] and Canadian correspondent Liv Agar.[2]

The podcast premiered in August 2018, around 10 months after the first couple of posts made by the person claiming to be 'Q' on the 4chan message board.[5] NPR called QAA "a podcast that tracks and debunks online conspiracy theories", initially focusing on the QAnon conspiracy theory but has since widened to discuss related conspiracy theories in general and the history of conspiratorial thinking in other time periods.[6]

QAA describes QAnon as a "big tent conspiracy theory"[7][8] and a "meta conspiracy theory that provides an underlying narrative for other baseless theories".[9] Annie Kelly acts as the podcast's United Kingdom correspondent and joined the podcast as the conspiracy theory spread from the United States to other countries, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.[10]

Julian Feeld has told Wired that QAnon is "a colorful expression of a broader and more worrying global trend towards 'information warfare' in the service of those seeking to consolidate capital and power".[11]

Travis View has written extensively for the Washington Post on the subject of QAnon.[12] The podcast's hosts and correspondents, and View in particular, have been quoted and interviewed extensively by media covering the QAnon phenomenon, including Salon,[13] Vice,[14] BBC,[15] Yahoo,[16] the Atlantic Council,[17] USA Today,[18] and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).[19]

The Washington Post named QAnon Anonymous as their Podcast of the Year for 2020.[20]


  1. ^ a b Joho, Jess (2021-02-15). "The best podcasts on conspiracy theories and disinformation". Mashable. ... hosts Julian Feeld, Travis View, and Jake Rockatansky ...
  2. ^ a b c "Official Twitter Page". Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  3. ^ Timberg, Craig (2021-01-04). "One of QAnon's most widely quoted critics reveals his real name. Hint: It's not Travis View". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  4. ^ "Podcaster explains QAnon belief behind March 4th". CNN Video. 2021-02-10.
  5. ^ "QAnon Anonymous – Episode 1: Introduction to QAnon – 43:48". Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  6. ^ "Why QAnon Survives After Trump". Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  7. ^ Roose, Kevin (2021-03-04). "What Is QAnon, the Viral Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theory?". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Beer, Tommy (2021-05-27). "Nearly 30% Of Republicans Believe 'American Patriots May Have To Resort To Violence' To Save U.S., Study Finds". Forbes.
  9. ^ Miller, Ryan W. "What is QAnon? What to know about the baseless, far-right conspiracy theory connected to Marjorie Taylor Greene". USA Today. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  10. ^ "What's behind the rise of QAnon in the UK". BBC News. 2020-10-12. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  11. ^ "Qanon Deploys 'Information Warfare' to Influence the 2020 Election". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  12. ^ "Travis View". Washington Post. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  13. ^ "QAnon is the conspiracy theory that won't die". Salon. 2019-08-18. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  14. ^ "The QAnon Conspiracy Has Spread to Canada". Vice News. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  15. ^ "Why is QAnon going global?". Retrieved 2021-02-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "'The possibility of real-world harm is high': Experts warn of violence from QAnon around the election". Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  17. ^ "Combating everyday falsehoods". Atlantic Council. 2019-10-23. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  18. ^ Miller, Ryan W. "What is QAnon? What to know about the baseless, far-right conspiracy theory connected to Marjorie Taylor Greene". USA Today. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  19. ^ "QAnon Conspiracy Increasingly Popular with Antigovernment Extremists". Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved 2021-02-22.
  20. ^ Weigel, David. "Analysis | The Trailer: Best and worst of 2020". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-04-01.

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