2 out of 3 people remember Walkers switching the colours of their Cheese and Onion and Salt and Vinegar crisp packets. But Walkers deny it ever happened. Are they lying? If so, why? The Walkers Switch investigates the greatest hoax in British crisp history.
6. The Mandela Effect
How useful are the theories commonly used to explain what the internet calls ‘The Mandela Effect’? Are we living in a simulation? Or a parallel universe? We speak to astrophysicists, psychologists, and a dimension traveller.
5. The Illuminati
We explore fan theories, and speak to two members of the Illuminati, with wildly different points of view. We get the closest we’ve come yet to an admission of guilt, but can our source be trusted?
4. The Tory Plot
Is John Major to blame? Are crisps a powerful political tool leveraged by politicians to influence voting? We investigate.
3. Gary Lineker
We track down Gary Lineker. Can the face of Walkers shed any light on this mystery?
2. The Missing Advert
We find more and more people who remember the exact same advert, announcing The Switch. But it’s nowhere to be found. Is this 90s football-based advert real? If so, where is it?
1. The People
2 out of 3 people remember The Walkers Switch. But Walkers deny it. Are they lying? If so, why? How did they cover it up? We speak to the Great British public, delve into the facts, and interrogate a Google employee.
Nonsense - I don’t think so
How can anyone say nonsense. The advert referred to in the podcast is before the Lineker series of commercials that started with him “coming home” I remember Walkers changing the colour, as do many others from the podcast research. Not sure about the Illuminati and Tory party stuff but I’m convinced walkers are now covering this up (for whatever reason - brand protection ?)
It was Golden Wonder.
Golden Wonder crisps were more popular before Walkers and the packaging was similar except Golden Wonder used blue for salt and vinegar and green for cheese and onion. That’s what people remember.
Good effort and production but it got a little boring after a couple episodes