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07
FEB

Coronavirus

The World Health Organisation says that his outbreak has been accompanied by an “infodemic”: “an overabundance of information (some accurate and some not) that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it."

We explore this and tell you what is crap and what is not.
29
JAN

Deadly Kettle Spiders

In this episode Kate and Paul fear what may or may not be lurking in their kettles (plus there is a joyous competition in store).
Produced by Volume and Africa Check.
Presented by Paul McNally and Kate Wilkinson.
13
JAN

2019 Recap

In the first episode of 2020 we take time to reflect on the best of the past. Kate and Paul share their favourite debunks of the year.
06
DEC
2019

Free Back-2-School Condoms

Will a full tank of petrol explode in hot weather? Does South African Airways employ 55,500 people? Will kids get condoms with their back to school stationery next year? Does pressing 'cancel' twice before inserting your card in an ATM protect your pin? These are the questions for the latest episode of What's Crap on WhatsApp. Produced by Volume and Africa Check.
04
OCT
2019

Pepper Snakes

In this episode Paul gets freaked out by a video of what looks like the world's smallest poisonous snake... can it be real?
17
SEP
2019

Egging car windscreens

In his episode we have a bumper crime edition with three debunks centred on what baddies may or may not be up to. Plus, a callback to a debunk from a previous episode.
27
AUG
2019

Pop-up Ads

This episode we look at the hoax that WhatsApp is closing, a scam that promises you huge amounts of money and the trend that delivery men are being robbed.
27
AUG
2019

Poisoned Juice

This episode we look at banking, fake poisoned juice and TWO hi-jacking hoaxes.
26
AUG
2019

Charlize Theron

This episode we debunk if criminals are handing out key holders with trackers in them, does cough syrup mixed with milk kill children, will SA inmates get a bonus when they leave and is Charlize Theron a secret funder of political parties.
26
AUG
2019

Burning Trucks

This week we debunk stories on WhatsApp that involve burning trucks, crying children and Zimbabweans coming to South Africa.

11 episodes