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Michael Knowles is the celebrated host of The Michael Knowles Show at the Daily Wire and The Book Club at PragerU. In 2017, Michael published the #1 national bestselling treatise Reasons to Vote for Democrats, which President Donald Trump hailed as “a great book for your reading enjoyment," and in 2021 published his first book with words, Speechless, which also reached #1 on the national bestseller chart.


In early 2020, Michael teamed up with Senator Ted Cruz to launch Verdict, which quickly rose to the top spot on the charts across all podcasts. Later that year, after an appearance guest-hosting “The Rush Limbaugh Program,” Michael’s daily podcast became syndicated to terrestrial radio. Also that year, Michael was named a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.


In 2021, Michael received the Fr. Benedict Groeschel Award from Good Counsel Homes, and in 2023, he received the Conservative Mind Award from The American Conservative magazine. In addition to podcast and radio, Michael appears regularly on television, and his writing has been featured in the Daily Wire, the Claremont Reviews of Books, the American Conservative, the American Mind, Fox News, and elsewhere. Michael is a graduate of Yale University and has lectured at universities and research institutes around the world.


Outside of politics and media, Michael is also the founder of Mayflower Cigars in collaboration with the Daily Wire.

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