ECR's top 5 podcasts this week - 22/02 - 1/03
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ECR's top 5 podcasts this week - 1/03 - 8/03

Concerns over the so-called Momo Challenge, Babes Wodumo and the new cellphone data regulations took centre stage among the East Coast Radio audience this past week - with content about these issues dominating. Here're ECR's most popular podcasts  - based on downloads - for the past seven days (Friday 1 to 8 March.)

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East Coasters have had important stories on their minds this week, it seems. Many of our most-listened-to podcasts related to the Babes Wodumo assault case. Last Sunday night, Babes, whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, took to social media to share a video of a man alleged to be her partner hitting her. Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo has since been arrested and charged with common assault.

5. KZN responds to the Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha saga

4. Darren Maule's open letter to Babes Wodumo

The pen is mightier than the sword, and that statement is proven in the letter below, written by Darren Maule to Babes Wodumo after she was allegedly beaten by her boyfriend.

3. The new cellphone data regulations in a nutshell

Interest in the new cellphone data regulations, which kicked in officially this month, remained high this week. ECR Consumerwatch's Wendy Knowler's report on the issue was our third most-listened to podcast of the week.

2. Beware what you share on WhatsApp

Whats App groups have made it very easy to pass on a message to a number of people at the same time, but Terence Pillay said, in this week's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, that some people on community groups use it as nothing more than a vehicle for racism.

1. Everything you need to know about the Momo Challenge

Social media guru, lawyer, speaker, and author Emma Sadlier chated to Darren Maule about the 'Momo Challenge' and other social media trends. This interview was the week's top podcast. Catch the details below.

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