7 episodes

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.

The Walkers Switch Lauren Peters and Augustine Cerf

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    • 4.4, 143 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 35 min
    5. The Illuminati

    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?

    • 34 min
    4. The Tory Plot

    4. The Tory Plot

    Is John Major to blame? Are crisps a powerful political tool leveraged by politicians to influence voting? We investigate.

    • 31 min
    3. Gary Lineker

    3. Gary Lineker

    We track down Gary Lineker. Can the face of Walkers shed any light on this mystery?

    • 12 min
    2. The Missing Advert

    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?

    • 24 min
    1. The People

    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.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

tomg_1485 ,

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 ?)

Ginny Fox ,

Average

Started strong but became a little boring and ridiculous toward the end.

Oh crap. ,

Kept my interest despite insufferable narrator

The episodes are short and sweet, and the first 3 are the most interesting, as is the last. However, when the research delves into the illuminati and parallel universes when discussing Walker’s crisps, the podcast becomes silly and I lost enthusiasm considerably. Augustine’s narration is particularly irritating and I would go cold on occasion when she spoke, but regardless of all of this, I found the series entertaining on the whole and am glad I listened. Underwhelming conclusion, would listen to a follow up episode considering listeners’ views.

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