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Come Join My Cult..

A week ago I started doing a podcast that contains interviews from the archives of my radio career. This week’s is an hour chatting to David Icke, the previous week was with David Aaronovitch, on the subject of his book “Voodoo Histories: The Role of Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History”. The interviews are all being put out for the first time without any major edits. When broadcast, mainly around 2007-2009, they all needed cuts to fit into their allotted timeslots.

The Icke interview this week is interesting, it catches him five years ago, before his current career peak just on the verge of almost mainstream “success”. It tells his story, from his perspective: http://thecultofnick.libsyn.com/024-the-david-icke-interview

The previous week features a good ol’ debunking session with a journalist from The Times: http://thecultofnick.libsyn.com/023-first-full-half-hour-version-of-the-cult-of-nick

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Disinfo Reviews ‘Voodoo Histories’ (And Discovers That We Are To Blame)

I recently caused something of a stir here on the disinformation® site when I posted a New York Times book review of David Aaronovitch’s Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History. Voodoo History I actually didn’t write anything to suggest how I felt about the book, and indeed I hadn’t laid hands or eyes on a copy at that time. The next day however, his publisher messengered over a great looking hardcover, so I cracked it open. Imagine my surprise at learning, on page 3, that it was us, The Disinformation Company, that was (at least partly) behind his animosity to so-called conspiracy theories. He writes:
“… in music and DVD chains across the United States and Britain, among the limited number of books on sale, the young browser is likely to come across oversize paperbacks with titles such as Abuse Your Illusions, You Are Being Lied To , and Everything You Know Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Secrets and Lies. “Checking in at a rather substantial thirty dollars each, these books consist of bite-size essays by different authors dealing with myriad (and, frankly, random) subjects, from the oil industry to crime, via geopolitics....
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