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During the 2016 presidential campaign, Mike became a prominent supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders, which is when The Humanist Report attracted thousands of like-minded progressives that sought more information about the Vermont Senator’s campaign. After the 2016 election concluded, Mike began focusing heavily on policies like ‘Medicare for All’ in 2017 and became known for his frequent calls to members of congress in a strategy he referred to as “naming and shaming” on the show.

Towards the end of 2017, Mike became one of—if not the most—influential voices in the net neutrality debate, garnering millions of views for his coverage of the topic, with multiple videos on the subject matter going viral weekly. He even managed to make it on the radar of then-FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who played a clip of Mike calling a Republican GOP commissioner a “sellout” at a private event with regulators and industry insiders. 

Mike’s non-political interests include videogames and podcasts. He married his long-time partner in 2017, has two dogs and a cat.

Mike Figueredo is a self-proclaimed advocate and political aficionado. He obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in political science and began pursuing a Ph.D in public policy, but put that on hold to dedicate more of his time to The Humanist Report podcast. Throughout the course of his academic career, Mike focused on American and comparative politics, international affairs as well as U.S. foreign policy, and Middle East and North African social movements. His current interests encompass a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from American electoral politics and campaign finance laws to political philosophy. Additionally, Mike is an outspoken atheist, is openly gay, and considers himself an anti-establishment, politically independent socialist.