The latest issue of one of my favorite podcasts, Reply All, looks into the origins of QAnon:
PJ Vogt looks into a theory circling the internet about who might be behind QAnon. The investigation takes him back to the beginning of the QAnon scam – including the message board trolls who started it and the shadowy father and son duo who have allegedly co-opted it.
PJ interviews Fredrick Brennan, the founder of 8chan, where the QAnon conspiracy was allegedly born. Fredrick left 8chan and has since denounced it, but as the person who originally wrote the code for the site, Fredrick can see all sorts of clues pointing him to its identity. As the episode unfolds, Fredrick mounts a case suggesting that Jim and Ron Watkins, the father son duo who had helped him increase the sites bandwidth in its early days, are responsible for QAnon. While they declined to be interviewed, the evidence presented in the episode is enough to convince PJ they're likely responsible.