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Thinking Allowed - Conspiracy theories

Updated Wednesday 25th January 2012

This week Thinking Allowed will be looking at conspiracy theories. Or at least, that's what they want you to think...

Protest sign waved by people believing Barack Obama to not have an American birth certificate Creative commons image Icon Andrew Aliferis under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license One person's theory is another's conspiracy... The Open University's Jovan Byford and The Times columnist, writer, broadcaster and commentator on international politics and the media, David Aaronovitch, joins Laurie Taylor. They'll be discussing conspiracy theories and the hold they have on the popular imagination.

Thinking Allowed is on BBC Radio 4, Wednesday 25th January 2012 at 4pm. For further broadcast details and links to listen again, visit

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