The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show Voodoo Histories Listen 17 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/60043/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy—from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, from the Kennedy assassination to the death of Princess Diana. David Aaronovitch discusses why they are so persistent and why they’ve been around for so long. In Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History, he probes and explodes the major conspiracy theories.