Michael Knowles

Michael Knowles hosts “The Michael Knowles Show” at the Daily Wire. In 2017, he wrote the #1 national bestselling treatise Reasons To Vote For Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide, which President Donald Trump hailed as “a great book for your reading enjoyment.”Before blank book fame, Michael studied History and Italian Literature at Yale University, graduating with honors and earning the Seymour L. Lustman Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Artistic and Cultural Life of the College. At Yale, Michael rendered the first-ever translation for the English stage of Florentine diplomat and political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli’s semi-autobiographical play The Girl From Andros, which Machiavelli scholar Angelo Capodivacca hailed as “a watershed event for the English-speaking world.” In 2011, Michael co-founded Red Pillar Consulting, in which capacity he has advised political campaigns from the municipal to the presidential level. Michael has performed in theater, television, and cinema, recently starring in the feature-length comedy film Hollyweird. In 2017, he teamed up with acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Andrew Klavan to perform the thirteen-episode narrative podcast Another Kingdom, which garnered nearly two thousand five-star reviews by the release of its final installment, rising to become one of the most popular Arts podcasts of the year. Michael’s work focuses on the relation between culture and politics, as goes the eternal maxim: “Politics is show business for ugly people.”