Warning: This episode includes strong language and some adult themes.
What comes to mind when you see the word voodoo? Most people tend to think of horror movies, zombies, dolls and witchcraft - but voodoo is a hugely misunderstood religion and spiritual practice.
Kate is joined by two experts Betwixt the Sheets on today's episode; Dr Kyrah Malika Daniels on Haitian Vodou and the part it played in the revolution of 1791, and Elizabeth James on New Orleans and Louisiana Voodoo.
Find out its long and fascinating history, and why it's become one of the most sensationalised religions in the world.
Learn more about Haitian Vodou and its history here, and here, and you can follow Dr Daniels work, here.
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Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Seyi Adaobi.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.
This podcast includes music from Epidemic Sounds, and archive clips from White Zombie 1932.