Micah Loewinger

Micah Loewinger is a reporter for On the Media, where he focuses on internet culture, politics, and the far-right.

His investigation into Zello, a walkie-talkie app used for recruitment and organizing by militia groups, won the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting. His piece on a Syrian refugee camp in a Swedish Wild West theme park was a finalist for a Livingston Award for international reporting.

Before stumbling into a job at OTM, Micah interned for NPR Music, Radiolab, Soundcheck, WNET’s Great Performances, and Bush Radio in Cape Town, South Africa, the continent’s oldest community-run station. Everything he knows about this medium he learned from the best frickin’ college radio station in the world, WNYU 89.1FM, where he served as Program Director. Catch him as an erratic host of the 60’s-70’s experimental psychedelic radio show, Plastic Tales From the Marshmallow Dimension. Micah likes to cook borscht and scroll through Twitter.

He also loves tips and story ideas from listeners! DM him or send him a message on Signal: (646) 753-2373.

Micah Loewinger appears in the following:


Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Ticketmaster controls seventy percent of ticketing sales.

January 6th Was Not a Secret Attack

Monday, June 05, 2023

One reporter had been listening to the online chatter of the militia movement, and heard them fantasizing about violence for over a year.

The Case For Legalizing Sampling

Friday, June 02, 2023

Uncleared samples barred De La Soul from streaming services for decades.

Leaving the Extreme Right, and a Marriage, Behind

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tasha Adams on life after Stewart Rhodes. 

The Oath Keeper's Ex-Wife

Friday, May 26, 2023

Anna Sale and Micah Loewinger discuss their interview with Tasha Adams, the ex-wife of Oath Keepers founder, Stewart Rhodes.

A Reporter Caught Between the FBI and the Black Panthers

Friday, May 26, 2023

The government asked Earl Caldwell to become a spy. He took them to the Supreme Court.

Seditious Conspiracy

Friday, May 26, 2023

When reporting becomes federal evidence; a history of journalists being called to testify; escaping the far right and an abusive marriage. 

Stewart Rhodes' Ex-Wife on The Oath Keepers And His 18-Year Sentence

Friday, May 26, 2023

Tasha Adams reflects on her decades-long marriage with the founder of the Oath Keepers.

How an OTM Reporter Became Part of One of the Biggest January 6th Trials

Friday, May 26, 2023

Micah Loewinger recorded Oath Keepers storming the Capitol. Then he received a subpoena. 

Leaving the Extreme Right, and a Marriage, Behind

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

When Tasha Adams was escaping from her husband and far-right leader, Stewart Rhodes, she messaged Alex Jones’s ex-wife for support. In this episode, they talk for the first time. 


The Curious Case of 50,000 Missing Pigeons

Friday, April 28, 2023

One day in 1997, tens of thousands of racing pigeons never came home. 

The Unending Mystery of Havana Syndrome

Friday, April 28, 2023

A real-life spy thriller, with real-life consequences.

How the Hum of a Fridge Can Tell the Time

Friday, April 28, 2023

Audio forensics and electrical network frequency analysis.

Silenced Samples: How Copyright Laws Infringe on Hip Hop

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Uncleared samples barred De La Soul from streaming services for decades.

How Lina Khan Became Antitrust Critics' Favorite Target

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

A growing anti-antitrust movement is emerging in Washington and Khan has become its main target. 

The Supreme Court's First Section 230 Case

Friday, February 24, 2023

The Supreme Court considers the liability of Big Tech. 

How Ticketmaster Took Over Live Music

Friday, February 03, 2023

Ticketmaster controls seventy percent of ticketing sales.

Why the Supreme Court Broke Up Hollywood's Studio System

Friday, February 03, 2023

And why it matters today.

What Does the Data Say About Why Boys and Men Are Struggling?

Friday, February 03, 2023

And why it's important to come up with solutions.

HBO's "The Last of Us" and The Curse of Video Game Adaptations

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Will HBO's latest show break the curse of failed video game adaptations?