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Just the Gist

Famous scandals, true crime, celeb dramas, conspiracy theories, politics, amazing people throughout history... if it's an incredible story, hilarious hosts Comedian Rosie Waterland and Jacob Stanley will tell you about it without bogging yo

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Season 1


The true story of The Chippendales

It's the American Dream: open a nightclub, transform it into a strip club, become Hugh Hefner, and have anyone who stands in your way assassinated.  It's the true story of Somen Banerjeet, the creator of Chippendales Male Review, and the ruthless lengths he went to as he built his empire. This wild story has just been adapted into a TV series called 'Welcome To Chippendales' and we're obsessed. So to celebrate, we're re-releasing our episode about the Chippendales Murders from December 2021. Welcome To Chippendales is on Disney+ now https://www.disneyplus.com/series/welcome-to-chippendales/5Xes8hB719ux

The true story of The Chippendales

It's the American Dream: open a nightclub, transform it into a strip club, become Hugh Hefner, and have anyone who stands in your way assassinated.  It's the true story of Somen Banerjeet, the creator of Chippendales Male Review, and the ruthless lengths he went to as he built his empire. This wild story has just been adapted into a TV series called 'Welcome To Chippendales' and we're obsessed. So to celebrate, we're re-releasing our episode about the Chippendales Murders from December 2021. Welcome To Chippendales is on Disney+ now https://www.disneyplus.com/series/welcome-to-chippendales/5Xes8hB719ux

01:13:32

EP160 - S1

6 Dec 22

MORMONS with Jake Howie

Today there are more than 16 million Mormons around the world. The Mormon Church is one of the fastest growing religions worldwide and it’s the third wealthiest. Pretty impressive for an organisation started by a conman from New York less than 200 years ago…  Joseph Smith Jr was 25 when he declared himself a prophet who spoke to God & Jesus Christ, published an updated bible he’d “transcribed” from an ancient text (the Book of Mormon), and founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1830. We’re serving the gist of the church’s unique set of beliefs about world history, the universe, the afterlife, “purity”, Bigfoot and magical underwear in this episode. Strap in!  Skip straight to the story: approx 13:48 Jacob shares the story with comedian Jake Howie  Follow him on Instagram to find out when he's performing next: @jakehowie_ We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  WATCH this vintage video that covers a lot of the things the church believes (or at least used to) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3BqLZ8UoZk Here’s a helpful site with a good video summary https://www.gotquestions.org/Mormons.html Here’s a starting point if you wanna explore the church’s YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbXWtuqc_FM Here’s another helpful video ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCyV66G984Q Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

MORMONS with Jake Howie

Today there are more than 16 million Mormons around the world. The Mormon Church is one of the fastest growing religions worldwide and it’s the third wealthiest. Pretty impressive for an organisation started by a conman from New York less than 200 years ago…  Joseph Smith Jr was 25 when he declared himself a prophet who spoke to God & Jesus Christ, published an updated bible he’d “transcribed” from an ancient text (the Book of Mormon), and founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1830. We’re serving the gist of the church’s unique set of beliefs about world history, the universe, the afterlife, “purity”, Bigfoot and magical underwear in this episode. Strap in!  Skip straight to the story: approx 13:48 Jacob shares the story with comedian Jake Howie  Follow him on Instagram to find out when he's performing next: @jakehowie_ We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  WATCH this vintage video that covers a lot of the things the church believes (or at least used to) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3BqLZ8UoZk Here’s a helpful site with a good video summary https://www.gotquestions.org/Mormons.html Here’s a starting point if you wanna explore the church’s YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbXWtuqc_FM Here’s another helpful video ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCyV66G984Q Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

01:23:26

EP159 - S1

1 Dec 22

Germany’s most beloved extortionist, Dagobert, featuring Annabelle from Shameless

In 1988, Arno Funke was a broke, 38-year-old German man with a plan turn his life around. He decided to bankroll his dream of starting a food truck business by becoming…an extortionist. His method was simple: he detonated pipe-bombs in fancy department stores and warned the police that if they didn’t pay his ransom demands, he’d detonate more. Over the course of six years, Arno, or Dagobert (the German name for Scrooge McDuck), as he was more affectionately known, led the cops on a wild goose chase as his plans to claim his money and outsmart the police became increasingly outlandish and cartoonish. All the while, he was becoming more and more famous and beloved by the people of Germany. Skip straight to the story: approx 7:50 Jacob shares the story with Annabelle Lee from Shameless Media Listen to Annabelle's podcast 'Everybody Has A Secret' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/everybody-has-a-secret/id1621235461 We recommend the episode 'The Missing Money' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-missing-money/id1621235461?i=1000585792618 And 'The Best Man' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-best-man/id1621235461?i=1000567531580 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  READ this New Yorker article that got us obsessed with this story https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/the-strange-story-of-dagobert-the-ducktales-bandit And then read this one https://berlinspectator.com/2022/06/08/arno-funke-the-most-likeable-extortionist-ever/ Here’s Arno’s wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arno_Funke WATCH this archival news footage. Doesn’t matter if you don’t know exactly what they’re saying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5pLdwEYrWI READ some other articles and interviews - just get your browser to translate the website if you don’t speak German ;) https://www.welt.de/print-welt/article528249/Dagobert-spielt-Katz-und-Maus-mit-den-Medien.html Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

Germany’s most beloved extortionist, Dagobert, featuring Annabelle from Shameless

In 1988, Arno Funke was a broke, 38-year-old German man with a plan turn his life around. He decided to bankroll his dream of starting a food truck business by becoming…an extortionist. His method was simple: he detonated pipe-bombs in fancy department stores and warned the police that if they didn’t pay his ransom demands, he’d detonate more. Over the course of six years, Arno, or Dagobert (the German name for Scrooge McDuck), as he was more affectionately known, led the cops on a wild goose chase as his plans to claim his money and outsmart the police became increasingly outlandish and cartoonish. All the while, he was becoming more and more famous and beloved by the people of Germany. Skip straight to the story: approx 7:50 Jacob shares the story with Annabelle Lee from Shameless Media Listen to Annabelle's podcast 'Everybody Has A Secret' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/everybody-has-a-secret/id1621235461 We recommend the episode 'The Missing Money' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-missing-money/id1621235461?i=1000585792618 And 'The Best Man' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-best-man/id1621235461?i=1000567531580 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  READ this New Yorker article that got us obsessed with this story https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/the-strange-story-of-dagobert-the-ducktales-bandit And then read this one https://berlinspectator.com/2022/06/08/arno-funke-the-most-likeable-extortionist-ever/ Here’s Arno’s wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arno_Funke WATCH this archival news footage. Doesn’t matter if you don’t know exactly what they’re saying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5pLdwEYrWI READ some other articles and interviews - just get your browser to translate the website if you don’t speak German ;) https://www.welt.de/print-welt/article528249/Dagobert-spielt-Katz-und-Maus-mit-den-Medien.html Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

57:06

EP158 - S1

24 Nov 22

The Spiderman Musical (aka Broadway's Biggest Fail) with Nat's What I Reckon

In 2002 the first Spiderman film was breaking records at the box office. Studio executives asked themselves how they could squeeze even more money from it and the answer was obvious: a stage musical. But this was no ordinary stage musical. It featured the music of U2, shared the same director as the incredibly successful Lion King stage production and would see Spiderman and the Green Goblin flying through theatres using technology that not only hadn’t been invented yet, but hadn’t even been tested in a tech rehearsal. What could possibly go wrong? Tens of millions of dollars and several life threatening injuries later, ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ became the most expensive, and biggest fail, in Broadway history. Skip straight to the story: approx 15:36 Jacob shares the story with Nat from Nat's What I Reckon Check out his book 'Life: What Nat to Do' https://booktopia.kh4ffx.net/P0Ge1z We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  READ Glen’s book Song of Spiderman https://www.booktopia.com.au/song-of-spider-man-glen-berger/audio-cd/9781797148335.html WATCH bootleg versions of 1.0 and 2.0 on YouTube  1.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Z8feh1Dt4 2.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYabpRJh2SM&t=1592s WATCH a bit of a summary of the news coverage with plenty of clips  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6bxB9vTToQ READ some articles that’ll drag you down the rabbit hole…  https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20201125-how-a-spider-man-musical-became-a-theatrical-disaster https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/feb/19/spider-man-stuntman-sues Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

The Spiderman Musical (aka Broadway's Biggest Fail) with Nat's What I Reckon

In 2002 the first Spiderman film was breaking records at the box office. Studio executives asked themselves how they could squeeze even more money from it and the answer was obvious: a stage musical. But this was no ordinary stage musical. It featured the music of U2, shared the same director as the incredibly successful Lion King stage production and would see Spiderman and the Green Goblin flying through theatres using technology that not only hadn’t been invented yet, but hadn’t even been tested in a tech rehearsal. What could possibly go wrong? Tens of millions of dollars and several life threatening injuries later, ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ became the most expensive, and biggest fail, in Broadway history. Skip straight to the story: approx 15:36 Jacob shares the story with Nat from Nat's What I Reckon Check out his book 'Life: What Nat to Do' https://booktopia.kh4ffx.net/P0Ge1z We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  READ Glen’s book Song of Spiderman https://www.booktopia.com.au/song-of-spider-man-glen-berger/audio-cd/9781797148335.html WATCH bootleg versions of 1.0 and 2.0 on YouTube  1.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Z8feh1Dt4 2.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYabpRJh2SM&t=1592s WATCH a bit of a summary of the news coverage with plenty of clips  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6bxB9vTToQ READ some articles that’ll drag you down the rabbit hole…  https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20201125-how-a-spider-man-musical-became-a-theatrical-disaster https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/feb/19/spider-man-stuntman-sues Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

01:09:38

EP157 - S1

17 Nov 22

BONUS: Claude Elliott is the REAL Mayor of Gander in Come From Away

It's another midweek dinner party treat for ya, Gisteners! This time with Claude Elliott, the former Mayor of Gander, Newfoundland. A few months ago we shared the story behind the musical 'Come From Away', when 38 planes, carrying 7,000 people, were grounded in the small town of Gander in the far eastern corner of North America, during 9/11. You loved it, we loved it, and to celebrate the return of Come From Away to Sydney, we sat down with the former Mayor of Gander, Claude Elliott to find out what it was really like on the ground of Gander when the 7,000 plane people arrived. Stick around to the end to hear the original story Jacob shared with Michelle Andrews. Get tickets to Come From Away in Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra & New Zealand https://comefromaway.com.au/tickets/sydney/

BONUS: Claude Elliott is the REAL Mayor of Gander in Come From Away

It's another midweek dinner party treat for ya, Gisteners! This time with Claude Elliott, the former Mayor of Gander, Newfoundland. A few months ago we shared the story behind the musical 'Come From Away', when 38 planes, carrying 7,000 people, were grounded in the small town of Gander in the far eastern corner of North America, during 9/11. You loved it, we loved it, and to celebrate the return of Come From Away to Sydney, we sat down with the former Mayor of Gander, Claude Elliott to find out what it was really like on the ground of Gander when the 7,000 plane people arrived. Stick around to the end to hear the original story Jacob shared with Michelle Andrews. Get tickets to Come From Away in Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra & New Zealand https://comefromaway.com.au/tickets/sydney/

01:24:58

EP156 - S1

15 Nov 22

The Australian Titanic that went missing for almost 50 years featuring Carlo Ritchie

On March 23rd, 1911, the luxury passenger ship, the SS Yongala started its 99th voyage from Mackay to Cairns. But much like Betty White and Prince Phillip before her, the SS Yongala didn’t live to see its 100th voyage. Not long after setting sail from Mackay, a tropical storm warning forced all ships to return to port. All ships heeded the message...except the SS Yongala, which never arrived in Cairns and was assumed to have sunk. It would take 47 years before a recreational diver named Bill would find the shipwreck, almost perfectly preserved off the coast of Ayr, Queensland. The ship didn’t make headlines again until 2003 when an American couple took a honeymoon diving trip to the Yongala and only one of them survived. Skip straight to the story: approx 17:25 Jacob shares the story with Carlo Ritchie Check out Carlo's podcast 'Did Titanic Sink' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/did-titanic-sink/id1640615093 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Check out the Townsville Maritime Museum’s page https://www.tmml.org.au/yongala-artefacts/ The ship’s Wikipedia page has a solid list of links to articles from the time ship sank https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Yongala Relive the story, but with pictures of the wreck today https://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-special-features/article/ship-storm-racehorse-moonshine-yongala-wreck-queensland-australia/ https://www.scubadiving.com/history-australia-yongala-shipwreck#page-5 Watch some pretty footage from a diver’s perspective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNch9dTAoQI Start here to learn more about the Tina Watson tragedy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Tina_Watson Listen to Rosie's episode about the Titanic: https://link.chtbl.com/47kg7Wi4 Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

The Australian Titanic that went missing for almost 50 years featuring Carlo Ritchie

On March 23rd, 1911, the luxury passenger ship, the SS Yongala started its 99th voyage from Mackay to Cairns. But much like Betty White and Prince Phillip before her, the SS Yongala didn’t live to see its 100th voyage. Not long after setting sail from Mackay, a tropical storm warning forced all ships to return to port. All ships heeded the message...except the SS Yongala, which never arrived in Cairns and was assumed to have sunk. It would take 47 years before a recreational diver named Bill would find the shipwreck, almost perfectly preserved off the coast of Ayr, Queensland. The ship didn’t make headlines again until 2003 when an American couple took a honeymoon diving trip to the Yongala and only one of them survived. Skip straight to the story: approx 17:25 Jacob shares the story with Carlo Ritchie Check out Carlo's podcast 'Did Titanic Sink' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/did-titanic-sink/id1640615093 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Check out the Townsville Maritime Museum’s page https://www.tmml.org.au/yongala-artefacts/ The ship’s Wikipedia page has a solid list of links to articles from the time ship sank https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Yongala Relive the story, but with pictures of the wreck today https://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-special-features/article/ship-storm-racehorse-moonshine-yongala-wreck-queensland-australia/ https://www.scubadiving.com/history-australia-yongala-shipwreck#page-5 Watch some pretty footage from a diver’s perspective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNch9dTAoQI Start here to learn more about the Tina Watson tragedy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Tina_Watson Listen to Rosie's episode about the Titanic: https://link.chtbl.com/47kg7Wi4 Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

59:49

EP155 - S1

10 Nov 22

BONUS: Lewis Hobba will do anything to win a competition

We invited Lewis Hobba to come by for a little midweek dinner party treat and asked him to BYO some stories about the wacky competitions he’s been researching.  Lewis Hobba is a stand up comedian, co-host of triple j's Drive show and adjudicator of his brand new TV show 'Australia's Best Competition Competition' with Michael Hing. So sit back, relax and enjoy his stories of pool parties at George Harrison's house, being hypnotised to get over his crippling fear of custard, covering himself in oil to wrestle men in leather pants, breaking one leg during his TV show and which competition he's willing to break his other leg for. Watch 'Australia's Best Competition Competition' https://iview.abc.net.au/show/australia-s-best-competition-competition Listen to the George Harrison episode of 'Simply The Jest' https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/simply-the-jest/neighbours/13267046 Watch Lewis being hypnotised to overcome his fear of custard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCl1OoH944Q Listen to Lewis & Michael Hing on Drive https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/drive

BONUS: Lewis Hobba will do anything to win a competition

We invited Lewis Hobba to come by for a little midweek dinner party treat and asked him to BYO some stories about the wacky competitions he’s been researching.  Lewis Hobba is a stand up comedian, co-host of triple j's Drive show and adjudicator of his brand new TV show 'Australia's Best Competition Competition' with Michael Hing. So sit back, relax and enjoy his stories of pool parties at George Harrison's house, being hypnotised to get over his crippling fear of custard, covering himself in oil to wrestle men in leather pants, breaking one leg during his TV show and which competition he's willing to break his other leg for. Watch 'Australia's Best Competition Competition' https://iview.abc.net.au/show/australia-s-best-competition-competition Listen to the George Harrison episode of 'Simply The Jest' https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/simply-the-jest/neighbours/13267046 Watch Lewis being hypnotised to overcome his fear of custard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCl1OoH944Q Listen to Lewis & Michael Hing on Drive https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/drive

55:31

EP154 - S1

8 Nov 22

The World’s Biggest Art Heist with Kate Wasley

On a Sunday morning in March 1990, two security guards arrived at the prestigious Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston ready to start work, only to find the museum had been robbed overnight. Thirteen artworks were missing and so were the two security guards who’d worked the night shift. The value of the missing art was around $500 million USD in today’s money, making this heist the largest art theft, and largest property, theft in history. The suspects included a stoner security guard, disgruntled ex-employees, the Boston Mafia, the IRA and even the museum’s director... but to this day the case has never been solved and the artworks have never been recovered.  Skip straight to the story: approx 17:05 Jacob shares the story with model and Gistener Kate Wasley Follow Kate on Instagram @katewas_ We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  WATCH the Netflix doco series “This Is A Robbery” https://www.netflix.com/watch/81085937?trackId=255824129 LISTEN to the podcast series “Last Seen” & check out each episode’s companion website for more https://www.wbur.org/lastseen/2018/09/16/eighty-one-minutes READ the book Master Thieves if you really wanna take a deep dive https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/22715952-master-thieves Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

The World’s Biggest Art Heist with Kate Wasley

On a Sunday morning in March 1990, two security guards arrived at the prestigious Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston ready to start work, only to find the museum had been robbed overnight. Thirteen artworks were missing and so were the two security guards who’d worked the night shift. The value of the missing art was around $500 million USD in today’s money, making this heist the largest art theft, and largest property, theft in history. The suspects included a stoner security guard, disgruntled ex-employees, the Boston Mafia, the IRA and even the museum’s director... but to this day the case has never been solved and the artworks have never been recovered.  Skip straight to the story: approx 17:05 Jacob shares the story with model and Gistener Kate Wasley Follow Kate on Instagram @katewas_ We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  WATCH the Netflix doco series “This Is A Robbery” https://www.netflix.com/watch/81085937?trackId=255824129 LISTEN to the podcast series “Last Seen” & check out each episode’s companion website for more https://www.wbur.org/lastseen/2018/09/16/eighty-one-minutes READ the book Master Thieves if you really wanna take a deep dive https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/22715952-master-thieves Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

01:08:35

EP153 - S1

3 Nov 22

The REAL story of The Watcher with Fiona Cox

 Happy Halloween, Gisteners! You might have seen the new Netflix series based on this story. Trust us when we tell you the true version of events is more chilling than the fictionalised version... This spookiness starts when Derek and Maria Broaddus buy their dream house, a $1.6 million mansion in New Jersey. Before they move into their new home, menacing letters start appearing in the Broaddus’ mailbox from someone who called themselves “The Watcher”. This mysterious letter writer claimed to have been the house’s guardian for decades, and they threatened to commit violence against Derek, Maria and their three young children. The creepiest part? The Watcher has still never been found. Skip straight to the story: approx 14:56 Jacob shares the story with Fiona Cox @fionacoxfionacox Follow Fiona on Instagram to find out when she has shows coming up  We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Read https://www.thecut.com/article/the-haunting-of-657-boulevard-in-westfield-new-jersey.html Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBoKesAQFHU Watch https://www.today.com/video/homeowners-sue-over-threatening-letters-from-the-watcher-469303875669 Read https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/the-watcher-true-story-house-real-b2207146.html?r=17785 Read https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/12/us/the-watcher-house-stalker-trnd/index.html Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HDkw100sXQ Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

The REAL story of The Watcher with Fiona Cox

 Happy Halloween, Gisteners! You might have seen the new Netflix series based on this story. Trust us when we tell you the true version of events is more chilling than the fictionalised version... This spookiness starts when Derek and Maria Broaddus buy their dream house, a $1.6 million mansion in New Jersey. Before they move into their new home, menacing letters start appearing in the Broaddus’ mailbox from someone who called themselves “The Watcher”. This mysterious letter writer claimed to have been the house’s guardian for decades, and they threatened to commit violence against Derek, Maria and their three young children. The creepiest part? The Watcher has still never been found. Skip straight to the story: approx 14:56 Jacob shares the story with Fiona Cox @fionacoxfionacox Follow Fiona on Instagram to find out when she has shows coming up  We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Read https://www.thecut.com/article/the-haunting-of-657-boulevard-in-westfield-new-jersey.html Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBoKesAQFHU Watch https://www.today.com/video/homeowners-sue-over-threatening-letters-from-the-watcher-469303875669 Read https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/the-watcher-true-story-house-real-b2207146.html?r=17785 Read https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/12/us/the-watcher-house-stalker-trnd/index.html Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HDkw100sXQ Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

01:15:33

EP152 - S1

27 Oct 22

The pilot who was sucked out of a plane mid-flight featuring Abbie Chatfield

Possibly our wildest story yet! On June 10th 1990, British Airways flight 5390 took off from Birmingham en route to Malaga, Spain. 13 minutes into the flight, 6 kilometres up in the sky, the windscreen of the plane's cockpit blew off & Captain Tim Lancaster was sucked out the hole where the window should be. By pure chance, Captain Tim’s legs anchored him to the plane…but they were also forcing the plane into an accelerating nosedive. What happened next? You’ll have to listen to find out… Skip straight to the story: approx 20:00 Jacob shares the story with Abbie Chatfield Follow Abbie on Instagram @abbiechatfield We love Abbie's podcast It's A Lot Listen to the episode with Producer Lem: https://link.chtbl.com/JQNjbMyJ And the episode with porn star and producer Angela White: https://link.chtbl.com/Kto65Ao7 And the Nightmare Fuel with Christian Hull...if you're up to it: https://link.chtbl.com/vYwnyzVb We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Watch this documentary with a dramatised reenactment of all the events https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SI2V_DbCTw Watch this video of a pilot explaining the details that non-pilots wouldn’t necessarily understand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGwHWNFdOvg Read Nigel’s article “The is Your Captain Screaming” (yes, Jacob got the name wrong in the ep) https://www.smh.com.au/world/this-is-your-captain-screaming-20050205-gdkmtm.html Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

The pilot who was sucked out of a plane mid-flight featuring Abbie Chatfield

Possibly our wildest story yet! On June 10th 1990, British Airways flight 5390 took off from Birmingham en route to Malaga, Spain. 13 minutes into the flight, 6 kilometres up in the sky, the windscreen of the plane's cockpit blew off & Captain Tim Lancaster was sucked out the hole where the window should be. By pure chance, Captain Tim’s legs anchored him to the plane…but they were also forcing the plane into an accelerating nosedive. What happened next? You’ll have to listen to find out… Skip straight to the story: approx 20:00 Jacob shares the story with Abbie Chatfield Follow Abbie on Instagram @abbiechatfield We love Abbie's podcast It's A Lot Listen to the episode with Producer Lem: https://link.chtbl.com/JQNjbMyJ And the episode with porn star and producer Angela White: https://link.chtbl.com/Kto65Ao7 And the Nightmare Fuel with Christian Hull...if you're up to it: https://link.chtbl.com/vYwnyzVb We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Watch this documentary with a dramatised reenactment of all the events https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SI2V_DbCTw Watch this video of a pilot explaining the details that non-pilots wouldn’t necessarily understand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGwHWNFdOvg Read Nigel’s article “The is Your Captain Screaming” (yes, Jacob got the name wrong in the ep) https://www.smh.com.au/world/this-is-your-captain-screaming-20050205-gdkmtm.html Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

01:14:46

EP151 - S1

20 Oct 22

The retirees who exploited a lotto loophole & won millions featuring Dom from The Chaser

In 2003 a retired maths genius from a small town in Michigan, Jerry Selbee, discovered a flaw in the state's newest lottery game, “Winfall". He realised that if he bought enough tickets in certain games he could almost guarantee he'd win a 50%-80% profit without relying on winning the jackpot. It seemed he was the only one who understood statistics well enough to know this & over the next 9 years, Jerry & his wife Marge became professional lottery players & millionaires. And they’d still be playing & winning today...if it hadn’t been for some pesky college students & one nosy reporter...   Skip straight to the story: approx 23:48 Jacob shares the story with Dom Knight from The Chaser and ABC radio Follow Dom on Twitter @domknight and Instagram @dom_knight Listen to his daily podcast The Chaser Report: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-chaser-report/id1506693707 Catch him at the Grapes of Mirth Festival: https://grapesofmirth.com.au/the-festival/ We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  READ the report from the Inspector General which, we promise, is actually interesting https://www.mass.gov/doc/letter-to-state-treasurer-steven-grossman-regarding-the-lottery-july-2012/download READ the Huffington Post article that made Jerry & Marge folk heroes https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/lotto-winners/ WATCH Jerry & Marge on 60 Minutes US a few years back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTYnHr_-wcY And WATCH them on 60 Minutes Australia earlier this year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akFS0odjAHs WATCH The delightful fictionalised version of the story, “Jerry & Marge Go Large” https://www.paramountplus.com/movies/jerry-and-marge-go-large/95QRsJSm8rKlkLhEwvOprBjMswbY_3an/ Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

The retirees who exploited a lotto loophole & won millions featuring Dom from The Chaser

In 2003 a retired maths genius from a small town in Michigan, Jerry Selbee, discovered a flaw in the state's newest lottery game, “Winfall". He realised that if he bought enough tickets in certain games he could almost guarantee he'd win a 50%-80% profit without relying on winning the jackpot. It seemed he was the only one who understood statistics well enough to know this & over the next 9 years, Jerry & his wife Marge became professional lottery players & millionaires. And they’d still be playing & winning today...if it hadn’t been for some pesky college students & one nosy reporter...   Skip straight to the story: approx 23:48 Jacob shares the story with Dom Knight from The Chaser and ABC radio Follow Dom on Twitter @domknight and Instagram @dom_knight Listen to his daily podcast The Chaser Report: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-chaser-report/id1506693707 Catch him at the Grapes of Mirth Festival: https://grapesofmirth.com.au/the-festival/ We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  READ the report from the Inspector General which, we promise, is actually interesting https://www.mass.gov/doc/letter-to-state-treasurer-steven-grossman-regarding-the-lottery-july-2012/download READ the Huffington Post article that made Jerry & Marge folk heroes https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/lotto-winners/ WATCH Jerry & Marge on 60 Minutes US a few years back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTYnHr_-wcY And WATCH them on 60 Minutes Australia earlier this year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akFS0odjAHs WATCH The delightful fictionalised version of the story, “Jerry & Marge Go Large” https://www.paramountplus.com/movies/jerry-and-marge-go-large/95QRsJSm8rKlkLhEwvOprBjMswbY_3an/ Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

01:10:10

EP150 - S1

13 Oct 22

Dolphins trained to kill featuring comedian Emma Malik

This week, animal trainer/stand up comedian Emma Malik is telling us about the history of animals in the armed forces & how we ended up in a world where dolphins are trained to (allegedly) kill.  Turns out, during the early years of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union started using dolphins as part of their naval defence strategies. Over the years, dolphins have been deployed on increasingly complicated missions, and they’ve become such an important part of Russia’s operations that Vladimir Putin himself “auditions” new recruits.  Jacob shares the story with comedian Emma Malik Follow Emma on Instagram @emma.malik.comedian Book her as a trainer: https://www.emmamalik.com/ Watch her on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5DG82vGszEy-6rVJlZATLA Skip straight to the story: approx 12:35 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Watch Russian Trained Dolphins Deployed To Ukraine War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elWHlZI5wSA Read DEFENDER DOLPHINS: The Story of "Project Short Time by Harold W Goforth  Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

Dolphins trained to kill featuring comedian Emma Malik

This week, animal trainer/stand up comedian Emma Malik is telling us about the history of animals in the armed forces & how we ended up in a world where dolphins are trained to (allegedly) kill.  Turns out, during the early years of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union started using dolphins as part of their naval defence strategies. Over the years, dolphins have been deployed on increasingly complicated missions, and they’ve become such an important part of Russia’s operations that Vladimir Putin himself “auditions” new recruits.  Jacob shares the story with comedian Emma Malik Follow Emma on Instagram @emma.malik.comedian Book her as a trainer: https://www.emmamalik.com/ Watch her on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5DG82vGszEy-6rVJlZATLA Skip straight to the story: approx 12:35 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Watch Russian Trained Dolphins Deployed To Ukraine War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elWHlZI5wSA Read DEFENDER DOLPHINS: The Story of "Project Short Time by Harold W Goforth  Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

49:01

EP149 - S1

6 Oct 22

The artists who lived in a mall featuring Charlie Clausen

In the early 2000’s, a group of artists were evicted from their home to make space for a shopping centre parking lot in Providence, Rhode Island. They were sad to lose their lodgings, and angry to see all the city's residential properties being converted into commercial ones. This inspired them to run an experiment to find out whether a commercial property, like a shopping centre, could also be used as a residential space. Initially the plan was to try to live in the Providence Place mall for a week without getting caught… But 4 years later, the group were still secretly living in the mall in an apartment they’d covertly set up & filled with furniture, appliances & luxury homewares.  Jacob shares the story with Charlie Clausen Listen to Charlie's podcasts 'TOFOP' and '2 Guys 1 Cup' here: https://tofop.com/podcasts/ Listen to Charlie's podcast 'Dadpod' here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/dadpod-with-charlie-clausen-and-osher-g%C3%BCnsberg/id1483899206 Skip straight to the story: approx 20:09 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  CHECK OUT Michael’s website, starting with a summary of his side of the story and his public apology  http://trummerkind.com/mall/What_Happened.html READ this article and check out the photos of the wall being built  https://www.core77.com/posts/115435/RISD-Grad-Built-a-Secret-Apartment-Inside-a-Providence-Shopping-Mall LISTEN To the episode of 99% Invisible called “The Accidental Room” which features a conversation with Michael  https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-accidental-room/ WATCH Michael’s TED Talk about creativity and collaboration in the workplace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egAfg4dgFAs WATCH The tutorial video if you’re keen to learn how to make Tape Art  https://www.youtube.com/tapeart Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

The artists who lived in a mall featuring Charlie Clausen

In the early 2000’s, a group of artists were evicted from their home to make space for a shopping centre parking lot in Providence, Rhode Island. They were sad to lose their lodgings, and angry to see all the city's residential properties being converted into commercial ones. This inspired them to run an experiment to find out whether a commercial property, like a shopping centre, could also be used as a residential space. Initially the plan was to try to live in the Providence Place mall for a week without getting caught… But 4 years later, the group were still secretly living in the mall in an apartment they’d covertly set up & filled with furniture, appliances & luxury homewares.  Jacob shares the story with Charlie Clausen Listen to Charlie's podcasts 'TOFOP' and '2 Guys 1 Cup' here: https://tofop.com/podcasts/ Listen to Charlie's podcast 'Dadpod' here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/dadpod-with-charlie-clausen-and-osher-g%C3%BCnsberg/id1483899206 Skip straight to the story: approx 20:09 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  CHECK OUT Michael’s website, starting with a summary of his side of the story and his public apology  http://trummerkind.com/mall/What_Happened.html READ this article and check out the photos of the wall being built  https://www.core77.com/posts/115435/RISD-Grad-Built-a-Secret-Apartment-Inside-a-Providence-Shopping-Mall LISTEN To the episode of 99% Invisible called “The Accidental Room” which features a conversation with Michael  https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-accidental-room/ WATCH Michael’s TED Talk about creativity and collaboration in the workplace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egAfg4dgFAs WATCH The tutorial video if you’re keen to learn how to make Tape Art  https://www.youtube.com/tapeart Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

01:11:46

EP148 - S1

29 Sep 22

The Shark Arm Murder Mysteries with Turia Pitt

Have you heard about that time a tiger shark regurgitated a human arm in the Coogee Aquarium? It was the afternoon of April 26th, 1935, when the largest shark ever in captivity (we’re calling her Shirley) spewed up a full human arm in front of a dozen witnesses. The arm bore a distinctive tattoo & was identified as belonging to a known Sydney criminal named Jimmy. There are lots of twists & turns in this story & even a high speed boat chase, but how Jimmy's arm ended up in Shirley’s stomach (and what happened to the rest of him) still remains a mystery to this day. Jacob shares the story with Turia Pitt. We think you should listen to the Thai cave rescue episode of Turia's podcast 'Turia Pitt Is Hard Work' https://link.chtbl.com/2kASbn89 Skip straight to the story: approx 14:22 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Read the fantastic 2020 book two Aussie teachers wrote called SHARK ARM https://www.booktopia.com.au/shark-arm-phillip-roope/book/9781760875985.html Glance at the first newspaper article that had the scoop https://dictionaryofsydney.org/media/59328 And take it from there… google image search is your friend on this one Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

The Shark Arm Murder Mysteries with Turia Pitt

Have you heard about that time a tiger shark regurgitated a human arm in the Coogee Aquarium? It was the afternoon of April 26th, 1935, when the largest shark ever in captivity (we’re calling her Shirley) spewed up a full human arm in front of a dozen witnesses. The arm bore a distinctive tattoo & was identified as belonging to a known Sydney criminal named Jimmy. There are lots of twists & turns in this story & even a high speed boat chase, but how Jimmy's arm ended up in Shirley’s stomach (and what happened to the rest of him) still remains a mystery to this day. Jacob shares the story with Turia Pitt. We think you should listen to the Thai cave rescue episode of Turia's podcast 'Turia Pitt Is Hard Work' https://link.chtbl.com/2kASbn89 Skip straight to the story: approx 14:22 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Read the fantastic 2020 book two Aussie teachers wrote called SHARK ARM https://www.booktopia.com.au/shark-arm-phillip-roope/book/9781760875985.html Glance at the first newspaper article that had the scoop https://dictionaryofsydney.org/media/59328 And take it from there… google image search is your friend on this one Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

59:46

EP147 - S1

22 Sep 22

Operation Yellow Ribbon with Michelle from Shameless

After the hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11, the airspace over the USA was closed, and all planes were forced to land. 38 of the 5,000 planes in the air at that time, carrying 7,000 passengers from all over the world, were diverted to the tiny town of Gander in the far-eastern corner of Newfoundland, Canada. The town’s population instantly doubled, and for the next 5 days locals (Newfies) volunteered to work around the clock to feed, clothe and provide customised care for the "Plane People”, proving the human capacity for kindness and generosity is even greater than the capacity for violence. Jacob shares the story with Michelle Andrews from the Shameless podcast. We listen to Shameless every week and we think you should too https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/shameless/id1352875216 Michelle recommends you listen to the Hamish Blake episode of her podcast The Books That Changed My Life https://link.chtbl.com/tesXPziB Skip straight to the story: approx 16:12 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Get tickets to see Come From Away in person, or watch it on Apple TV+ (or both)  https://comefromaway.com.au Read the fantastic book The Day the World came to town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-day-the-world-came-to-town-updated-edition-jim-defede/book/9780063005983.html Watch some clips from the documentary You Are Here https://www.youareheredoc.com/videos-photos Watch 9/11 Control the Skies, the documentary about the air control folks who safely guided all those planes to the ground https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/movies/9-11-control-the-skies/29dVUjcWETbI Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

Operation Yellow Ribbon with Michelle from Shameless

After the hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11, the airspace over the USA was closed, and all planes were forced to land. 38 of the 5,000 planes in the air at that time, carrying 7,000 passengers from all over the world, were diverted to the tiny town of Gander in the far-eastern corner of Newfoundland, Canada. The town’s population instantly doubled, and for the next 5 days locals (Newfies) volunteered to work around the clock to feed, clothe and provide customised care for the "Plane People”, proving the human capacity for kindness and generosity is even greater than the capacity for violence. Jacob shares the story with Michelle Andrews from the Shameless podcast. We listen to Shameless every week and we think you should too https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/shameless/id1352875216 Michelle recommends you listen to the Hamish Blake episode of her podcast The Books That Changed My Life https://link.chtbl.com/tesXPziB Skip straight to the story: approx 16:12 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this:  Get tickets to see Come From Away in person, or watch it on Apple TV+ (or both)  https://comefromaway.com.au Read the fantastic book The Day the World came to town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-day-the-world-came-to-town-updated-edition-jim-defede/book/9780063005983.html Watch some clips from the documentary You Are Here https://www.youareheredoc.com/videos-photos Watch 9/11 Control the Skies, the documentary about the air control folks who safely guided all those planes to the ground https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/movies/9-11-control-the-skies/29dVUjcWETbI Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

01:08:32

EP146 - S1

15 Sep 22

THE ILLUMINATI with Producer Lindsey

It's possibly the most iconic conspiracy theory, it’s one of the originals. The Illuminati are believed to be a shadowy organisation of wealthy, powerful people (or giant shape shifting lizards, depending who you talk to) who control all the world’s governments, industries and banks. You’ve probably at least heard of it. But you might be surprised to know the Illuminati was a real secret society started by a German law professor in the 1770s who maybe got a little carried away smoking joints in the forest with four of his students. Jacob shares the story with our fabulous producer, Lindsey Green. Skip straight to the story: approx 12:02 If you want more than just the gist of this story & you’re keen to jump down this particular rabbit hole, start here:  Read the Illuminatus Trilogy, the satirical book that’s been treated as gospel https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-illuminatus-trilogy-robert-shea/book/9780440539810.html This book by Robert Howells is a quick, easy read that covers the history pretty well https://www.booktopia.com.au/illuminati-robert-howells/book/9781780288727.html Even quicker and easier, this BBC article https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170809-the-accidental-invention-of-the-illuminati-conspiracy Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

THE ILLUMINATI with Producer Lindsey

It's possibly the most iconic conspiracy theory, it’s one of the originals. The Illuminati are believed to be a shadowy organisation of wealthy, powerful people (or giant shape shifting lizards, depending who you talk to) who control all the world’s governments, industries and banks. You’ve probably at least heard of it. But you might be surprised to know the Illuminati was a real secret society started by a German law professor in the 1770s who maybe got a little carried away smoking joints in the forest with four of his students. Jacob shares the story with our fabulous producer, Lindsey Green. Skip straight to the story: approx 12:02 If you want more than just the gist of this story & you’re keen to jump down this particular rabbit hole, start here:  Read the Illuminatus Trilogy, the satirical book that’s been treated as gospel https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-illuminatus-trilogy-robert-shea/book/9780440539810.html This book by Robert Howells is a quick, easy read that covers the history pretty well https://www.booktopia.com.au/illuminati-robert-howells/book/9781780288727.html Even quicker and easier, this BBC article https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170809-the-accidental-invention-of-the-illuminati-conspiracy Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: [email protected]

01:00:36

EP145 - S1

8 Sep 22

Cleveland's Balloonfest Catastrophe with Adam from Gogglebox

In the 1980s Cleveland Ohio was known as 'The Mistake on the Lake’. The city was famous for its high crime rate, high unemployment rate, & a toxic river so polluted it literally caught fire every few months. It was certainly not a destination for tourists, and citizens were moving away from the city at a rapid rate.  City officials decided enough was enough & tried to rebrand Cleveland as a vibrant, thriving, exciting location by hosting a fun, spectacular attempt to win themselves a Guinness World Record by releasing 2 million helium balloons into the atmosphere… what could possibly go wrong??  Jacob shares the story with Adam Densten - one half of Adam & Symon Follow Adam on Instagram @adamdensten and @adamandsymonshow Listen to Adam's podcast 'The Adam & Symon Show' https://link.chtbl.com/MsfHdsVJ Skip straight to the story: approx 7:15 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch some of the news coverage of Balloonfest  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0CT8zrw6lw&t=300s Check out Treb Heining’s biography https://magicmadebydisney.com/2020/08/13/a-disneyland-balloon-boy-the-treb-heining-story-part-1/ Skip to part 2 if you wanna see Treb with Cher and her historic balloon arch ;) 

Cleveland's Balloonfest Catastrophe with Adam from Gogglebox

In the 1980s Cleveland Ohio was known as 'The Mistake on the Lake’. The city was famous for its high crime rate, high unemployment rate, & a toxic river so polluted it literally caught fire every few months. It was certainly not a destination for tourists, and citizens were moving away from the city at a rapid rate.  City officials decided enough was enough & tried to rebrand Cleveland as a vibrant, thriving, exciting location by hosting a fun, spectacular attempt to win themselves a Guinness World Record by releasing 2 million helium balloons into the atmosphere… what could possibly go wrong??  Jacob shares the story with Adam Densten - one half of Adam & Symon Follow Adam on Instagram @adamdensten and @adamandsymonshow Listen to Adam's podcast 'The Adam & Symon Show' https://link.chtbl.com/MsfHdsVJ Skip straight to the story: approx 7:15 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch some of the news coverage of Balloonfest  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0CT8zrw6lw&t=300s Check out Treb Heining’s biography https://magicmadebydisney.com/2020/08/13/a-disneyland-balloon-boy-the-treb-heining-story-part-1/ Skip to part 2 if you wanna see Treb with Cher and her historic balloon arch ;) 

44:31

EP144 - S1

2 Sep 22

Bob & Kay Swartz Murder feat. Veronica Milsom: A Mini Gist with Hayu

On an ordinary morning in 1980’s Maryland, 17-year-old Larry Swartz and his 9-year-old sister Annie called 9-11 to report that their parents had been killed at their family home. When police arrived, they found their mum, Kay, stripped naked on the front lawn with stab wounds to her neck and their dad, Bob, in their home office having been stabbed 17 times. There were no signs of a break in and nothing was missing from the home, so police turned their attention to the family as suspects: Larry, Annie and their older brother Michael who’d been kicked out of home for being violent and rebellious. Jacob shares every twist and turn with Veronica Milsom. This episode was brought to you by Hayu.

Bob & Kay Swartz Murder feat. Veronica Milsom: A Mini Gist with Hayu

On an ordinary morning in 1980’s Maryland, 17-year-old Larry Swartz and his 9-year-old sister Annie called 9-11 to report that their parents had been killed at their family home. When police arrived, they found their mum, Kay, stripped naked on the front lawn with stab wounds to her neck and their dad, Bob, in their home office having been stabbed 17 times. There were no signs of a break in and nothing was missing from the home, so police turned their attention to the family as suspects: Larry, Annie and their older brother Michael who’d been kicked out of home for being violent and rebellious. Jacob shares every twist and turn with Veronica Milsom. This episode was brought to you by Hayu.

21:20

EP143 - S1

29 Aug 22

The Dating Game Killer feat. Adam Densten: A Mini Gist with Hayu

In 1978, eligible bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw appeared on the American reality TV program Dating Game to try and find her perfect match. Cheryl picked Bachelor #1, Rodney Alcala, who was known for his passion for photography, skydiving and riding his motorcycle. Unbeknownst to Cheryl, she picked a man who’d spent the past 10 years brutally murdering women and girls all over the United States. Jacob shares the story with guest host and reality TV connoisseur Adam Densten. This episode was brought to you by Hayu.

The Dating Game Killer feat. Adam Densten: A Mini Gist with Hayu

In 1978, eligible bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw appeared on the American reality TV program Dating Game to try and find her perfect match. Cheryl picked Bachelor #1, Rodney Alcala, who was known for his passion for photography, skydiving and riding his motorcycle. Unbeknownst to Cheryl, she picked a man who’d spent the past 10 years brutally murdering women and girls all over the United States. Jacob shares the story with guest host and reality TV connoisseur Adam Densten. This episode was brought to you by Hayu.

18:22

EP142 - S1

28 Aug 22

The Manacled Mormon feat. Veronica Milsom: A Mini Gist with Hayu

In September 1977, an American Mormon missionary named Kirk Anderson went missing from his London church. When he returned three days later he claimed he’d been kidnapped by his ex-girlfriend, Joyce McKinney, tied to a bed and forced to have sex with her until she fell pregnant. Her story? They were in love and she was trying to rescue him from (what she believed was) the cult of Mormonism. Join Jacob and co-host Veronica Milsom as they follow the story including the salacious headlines, fake wigs & fat suits, John Travolta and a desperate accomplice named Keith waiting in the wings. This episode was brought to you by Hayu.

The Manacled Mormon feat. Veronica Milsom: A Mini Gist with Hayu

In September 1977, an American Mormon missionary named Kirk Anderson went missing from his London church. When he returned three days later he claimed he’d been kidnapped by his ex-girlfriend, Joyce McKinney, tied to a bed and forced to have sex with her until she fell pregnant. Her story? They were in love and she was trying to rescue him from (what she believed was) the cult of Mormonism. Join Jacob and co-host Veronica Milsom as they follow the story including the salacious headlines, fake wigs & fat suits, John Travolta and a desperate accomplice named Keith waiting in the wings. This episode was brought to you by Hayu.

28:33

EP141 - S1

25 Aug 22

The kick-arse 17th century French woman you need to know about - remembering Julie d’Aubigny

In Julie d’Aubigny's short life she enjoyed affairs with men and women, joined (and destroyed) a convent, performed in the Paris Opera, defeated men in duels and got away with it. It's a Just The Gist classic from 2020 chock-full of gender dynamics, snuff boxes and periods. We'll be back with new stories and special guest hosts next week. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: A comprehensive written account of the life of La Maupin with good footnotes that help provide context https://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Maupin/LaMaupin.html An even more comprehensive article https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/maupin-daubigny-c-1670-1707 For those who prefer listicles to big slabs of text, here's one https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-julie-daubigny/ An author called Kelly Gardiner wrote a novel inspired by La Maupin called "Goddess" - you can buy the paperback here https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780732298883/goddess/ or track down the ebook version.  See Julie: The Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/julie-the-musical Our original episode about Julie d'Aubigny was published in June 2020 - scroll down in your feed to find it If you liked this episode, check out our episodes with other kick-arse women including Amelia Earhart, Nancy Wake & Nellie Bly

The kick-arse 17th century French woman you need to know about - remembering Julie d’Aubigny

In Julie d’Aubigny's short life she enjoyed affairs with men and women, joined (and destroyed) a convent, performed in the Paris Opera, defeated men in duels and got away with it. It's a Just The Gist classic from 2020 chock-full of gender dynamics, snuff boxes and periods. We'll be back with new stories and special guest hosts next week. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: A comprehensive written account of the life of La Maupin with good footnotes that help provide context https://www.eldacur.com/~brons/Maupin/LaMaupin.html An even more comprehensive article https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/maupin-daubigny-c-1670-1707 For those who prefer listicles to big slabs of text, here's one https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-julie-daubigny/ An author called Kelly Gardiner wrote a novel inspired by La Maupin called "Goddess" - you can buy the paperback here https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780732298883/goddess/ or track down the ebook version.  See Julie: The Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/julie-the-musical Our original episode about Julie d'Aubigny was published in June 2020 - scroll down in your feed to find it If you liked this episode, check out our episodes with other kick-arse women including Amelia Earhart, Nancy Wake & Nellie Bly

52:45

EP140 - S1

19 Aug 22

Richard Jewell

He was the hero security guard who found a bomb before it exploded at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, leading to hundreds of lives being saved. He was celebrated across the world, interviewed on every TV show, appeared on the cover of every newspaper. Until… Richard Jewell was accused of planting the bomb himself, and things took a turn very, very quickly. Skip straight to the story: approx 14:17 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there’s this: Watch the Clint Eastwood movie “Richard Jewell” on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGHnW9hKn94 Read “The Suspect” https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-suspect-kent-alexander/book/9781419735271.html Read the 1997 Vanity Fair article which started the long process of clearing Richard’s name https://archive.vanityfair.com/article/share/1fd2d7ae-10d8-474b-9bf1-d1558af697be

Richard Jewell

He was the hero security guard who found a bomb before it exploded at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, leading to hundreds of lives being saved. He was celebrated across the world, interviewed on every TV show, appeared on the cover of every newspaper. Until… Richard Jewell was accused of planting the bomb himself, and things took a turn very, very quickly. Skip straight to the story: approx 14:17 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there’s this: Watch the Clint Eastwood movie “Richard Jewell” on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGHnW9hKn94 Read “The Suspect” https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-suspect-kent-alexander/book/9781419735271.html Read the 1997 Vanity Fair article which started the long process of clearing Richard’s name https://archive.vanityfair.com/article/share/1fd2d7ae-10d8-474b-9bf1-d1558af697be

58:09

EP139 - S1

12 Aug 22

Colonel Tom Parker

Before Lou Pearlman and Backstreet Boys, before Britney Spears and her parents… there was Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis. The managers of massive stars ripping them off for their talent and controlling every little thing about them is nothing new, but few people know it happened to Elvis. In fact, few people know much about Elvis Presley’s manager at all, except that Colonel Tom Parker had a weird accent and - oh, he probably murdered someone.  Skip straight to the story: 6:25 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there’s this: Read the book Jacob talked about: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Colonel/Alanna-Nash/9781451613575 Vanity Fair article: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/06/colonel-tom-parker-elvis-true-story/amp Smithsonian article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/colonel-parker-managed-elvis-career-but-was-he-a-killer-on-the-lam-108042206/ Watch the new Elvis movie: https://youtu.be/wBDLRvjHVOY Watch a doco: https://youtu.be/U7ma-YGM5Bk

Colonel Tom Parker

Before Lou Pearlman and Backstreet Boys, before Britney Spears and her parents… there was Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis. The managers of massive stars ripping them off for their talent and controlling every little thing about them is nothing new, but few people know it happened to Elvis. In fact, few people know much about Elvis Presley’s manager at all, except that Colonel Tom Parker had a weird accent and - oh, he probably murdered someone.  Skip straight to the story: 6:25 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there’s this: Read the book Jacob talked about: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Colonel/Alanna-Nash/9781451613575 Vanity Fair article: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/06/colonel-tom-parker-elvis-true-story/amp Smithsonian article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/colonel-parker-managed-elvis-career-but-was-he-a-killer-on-the-lam-108042206/ Watch the new Elvis movie: https://youtu.be/wBDLRvjHVOY Watch a doco: https://youtu.be/U7ma-YGM5Bk

49:23

EP138 - S1

4 Aug 22

Martha Mitchell

The woman who told the world the truth about the Watergate scandal before anyone else, but her story sounded so crazy that nobody believed her. Now a major TV series starring Julia Roberts called 'Gaslit', Martha Mitchell was the wife of an important man in President Nixon's administration, which meant she knew too much, and the White House wanted to shut her up. But Martha was right about everything, and the way she was treated ended up in psychologists naming 'The Martha Mitchell Effect' after her, which is basically an official form of gaslighting. (Yes of course this ep includes a mini Just The Gist of what Watergate is. We got you Gisteners.) Skip straight to the story: approx 10:40 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: The Martha Mitchell Effect doco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SYWxQ62AUM Slow Burn Podcast episode about Martha in their Watergate series: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s1-ep-1-martha/id1315040130?i=1000395358934 Gaslit TV series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ-uyTbsWJw The Life of Martha Mitchell by Winzola McLendon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Martha-Life-Mitchell-Winzola-McLendon/dp/0394411242 Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Mitchellhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Mitchell_effect

Martha Mitchell

The woman who told the world the truth about the Watergate scandal before anyone else, but her story sounded so crazy that nobody believed her. Now a major TV series starring Julia Roberts called 'Gaslit', Martha Mitchell was the wife of an important man in President Nixon's administration, which meant she knew too much, and the White House wanted to shut her up. But Martha was right about everything, and the way she was treated ended up in psychologists naming 'The Martha Mitchell Effect' after her, which is basically an official form of gaslighting. (Yes of course this ep includes a mini Just The Gist of what Watergate is. We got you Gisteners.) Skip straight to the story: approx 10:40 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: The Martha Mitchell Effect doco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SYWxQ62AUM Slow Burn Podcast episode about Martha in their Watergate series: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s1-ep-1-martha/id1315040130?i=1000395358934 Gaslit TV series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ-uyTbsWJw The Life of Martha Mitchell by Winzola McLendon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Martha-Life-Mitchell-Winzola-McLendon/dp/0394411242 Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Mitchellhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Mitchell_effect

37:03

EP137 - S1

28 Jul 22

Rosie's Back!

Rosie is back, and it's been so long that she's collected a Breakin' Nooz BONANZA. 

Rosie's Back!

Rosie is back, and it's been so long that she's collected a Breakin' Nooz BONANZA. 

01:12:04

EP136 - S1

24 Jul 22

The Picasso that was kidnapped from the NGV with Stuart Semple

On August 4th, 1986, it was discovered that the most expensive painting in Australia, 'The Weeping Woman’ by Pablo Picasso, was missing from the National Gallery of Victoria's collection. Turned out it had been abducted by a cheeky new organisation no-one had ever heard of: the "Australian Cultural Terrorists” (the A.C.T) who were holding the painting ransom. Their demands? Increase funding to the arts, or the painting would be incinerated.  Was this really a crime? Or was it more of an act of protest? Or a piece of performance art? Whatever the ACT intended it to be viewed as, it’s hilariously funny.  Jacob shares the story with long time friend of the podcast and guest host Stuart Semple. Follow Stuart on Instagram @stuartsemple Skip straight to the story: approx 13:21 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the fantastic documentary “Framed”  https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/framed Read this article from the day after the painting was found to be missing  https://www.theage.com.au/culture/art-and-design/from-the-archives-1986-victoria-refuses-stolen-picasso-ransom-demand-20210730-p58ei5.html Check out these articles, written 30 years after the painting went missing, featuring a few theories about who the Australian Cultural Terrorists were…  https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/thomas-dixon-first-person-weeping-woman-20160623-gpqixc.html https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/08/31/who-stole-picassos-weeping-woman-2/ To enjoy the Google reviews some folks have left for the Ann Freedman’s new gallery, just google Freedman Art and scroll through reviews like this one:  “On the way out, a thin, curly, gray haired lady whispered that she could get me a Picasso for $500. I talked her down to $325!  Paint was barely dry!  It looks great, hanging over the cat litter box!” If you haven't heard Jacob's episode about the fued between Stuart Semple & Anish Kapoor, scroll back in your feed to episode #35 'Stuart Semple vs Anish Kapoor' Jacob caught up with Stuart last year too, scroll back to episode #99 'CHATTING WITH STUART SEMPLE’

The Picasso that was kidnapped from the NGV with Stuart Semple

On August 4th, 1986, it was discovered that the most expensive painting in Australia, 'The Weeping Woman’ by Pablo Picasso, was missing from the National Gallery of Victoria's collection. Turned out it had been abducted by a cheeky new organisation no-one had ever heard of: the "Australian Cultural Terrorists” (the A.C.T) who were holding the painting ransom. Their demands? Increase funding to the arts, or the painting would be incinerated.  Was this really a crime? Or was it more of an act of protest? Or a piece of performance art? Whatever the ACT intended it to be viewed as, it’s hilariously funny.  Jacob shares the story with long time friend of the podcast and guest host Stuart Semple. Follow Stuart on Instagram @stuartsemple Skip straight to the story: approx 13:21 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the fantastic documentary “Framed”  https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/framed Read this article from the day after the painting was found to be missing  https://www.theage.com.au/culture/art-and-design/from-the-archives-1986-victoria-refuses-stolen-picasso-ransom-demand-20210730-p58ei5.html Check out these articles, written 30 years after the painting went missing, featuring a few theories about who the Australian Cultural Terrorists were…  https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/thomas-dixon-first-person-weeping-woman-20160623-gpqixc.html https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/08/31/who-stole-picassos-weeping-woman-2/ To enjoy the Google reviews some folks have left for the Ann Freedman’s new gallery, just google Freedman Art and scroll through reviews like this one:  “On the way out, a thin, curly, gray haired lady whispered that she could get me a Picasso for $500. I talked her down to $325!  Paint was barely dry!  It looks great, hanging over the cat litter box!” If you haven't heard Jacob's episode about the fued between Stuart Semple & Anish Kapoor, scroll back in your feed to episode #35 'Stuart Semple vs Anish Kapoor' Jacob caught up with Stuart last year too, scroll back to episode #99 'CHATTING WITH STUART SEMPLE’

01:23:07

EP135 - S1

15 Jul 22

The Salem Witch Trials with Abbie Chatfield

In 1692, in the small colonial village of Salem, Massachusetts, two young girls started experiencing bizarre, convulsive fits. The doctor’s diagnosis? Witchcraft. Over the course of a few months, as more villagers experienced similar strange symptoms, people started accusing their friends and neighbours of practicing black magic. Paranoia spread throughout Salem, and over the following 15 months of mass hysteria more than 200 people were accused, 20 people were executed and 5 people died in prison. Jacob shares the story with guest host Abbie Chatfield. Follow Abbie on Instagram @abbiechatfield We love Abbie's podcast 'It's A Lot'. New episodes are out every Tuesday & the infamous Nightmare Fuel episodes are out every Friday Skip straight to the story: approx 27:19 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Listen to the History Extra podcast’s 9 part series https://open.spotify.com/episode/1NsSdyDu9cqaQHFoMURJ4k Read The Salem Witch Trials : A Day-By-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-salem-witch-trials-a-day-by-day-chronicle-of-a-community-under-siege-marilynne-k-roach/book/9781589791329.html?source=pla&gclid=CjwKCAjwwo-WBhAMEiwAV4dybdRk6jpXnFNssskTU47hcDRPal5kUfSmjqf_ZARj8hYTmDT-53ZIoBoC2dEQAvD_BwE Read this article from Vox about Salem as a kitschy, sanitised tourist destination today https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/10/30/16560092/salem-witch-trials-magic-halloween-witchcraft-arthur-miller-crucible-past If you want to hear Rosie & Jacob recap Abbie's season of The Bachelor, scroll to the bottom of your podcast feed and listen to episodes 1 - 8

The Salem Witch Trials with Abbie Chatfield

In 1692, in the small colonial village of Salem, Massachusetts, two young girls started experiencing bizarre, convulsive fits. The doctor’s diagnosis? Witchcraft. Over the course of a few months, as more villagers experienced similar strange symptoms, people started accusing their friends and neighbours of practicing black magic. Paranoia spread throughout Salem, and over the following 15 months of mass hysteria more than 200 people were accused, 20 people were executed and 5 people died in prison. Jacob shares the story with guest host Abbie Chatfield. Follow Abbie on Instagram @abbiechatfield We love Abbie's podcast 'It's A Lot'. New episodes are out every Tuesday & the infamous Nightmare Fuel episodes are out every Friday Skip straight to the story: approx 27:19 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Listen to the History Extra podcast’s 9 part series https://open.spotify.com/episode/1NsSdyDu9cqaQHFoMURJ4k Read The Salem Witch Trials : A Day-By-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-salem-witch-trials-a-day-by-day-chronicle-of-a-community-under-siege-marilynne-k-roach/book/9781589791329.html?source=pla&gclid=CjwKCAjwwo-WBhAMEiwAV4dybdRk6jpXnFNssskTU47hcDRPal5kUfSmjqf_ZARj8hYTmDT-53ZIoBoC2dEQAvD_BwE Read this article from Vox about Salem as a kitschy, sanitised tourist destination today https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/10/30/16560092/salem-witch-trials-magic-halloween-witchcraft-arthur-miller-crucible-past If you want to hear Rosie & Jacob recap Abbie's season of The Bachelor, scroll to the bottom of your podcast feed and listen to episodes 1 - 8

01:26:10

EP134 - S1

8 Jul 22

The fight for Sue, the world’s biggest T-Rex fossil, with Linda Marigliano

In August 1990, in the badlands of South Dakota, recreational fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson stumbled across some huge fossilised bones lodged into the side of a cliff. While they spent 17 days digging the fossils out of the rock, Susan and her team of fossil hunters realised they'd unearthed the world's largest and most complete T-Rex skeleton. They named the specimen Sue, and soon a decade-long battle began over who owned the bones: the people who discovered Sue? The landowner whose property Sue was found on? The Native American tribe who were the traditional land owners? Or the American government?  Jacob shares the story with guest host Linda Marigliano. Follow Linda on Instagram @lindamarigliano We recommend listening to Linda's podcast 'Tough Love'. Start from the first episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/finding-peace-just-a-little-bit/id1546324192?i=1000519900961 Linda's new music podcast 'The Spin' comes out on the LiSTNR app every Friday Skip straight to the story: approx 12:05 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the incredibly biased documentary Dinosaur 13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOjlaAcCpLc Follow Sue on Twitter https://twitter.com/SUEtheTrex Get to know all the facts about Sue and what they’ve taught us about T-Rex https://www.fieldmuseum.org/blog/sue-t-rex If you want to hear more about the Bone Wars Jacob mentioned at the start of the story, listen to our episode 'The Bone Wars' from April 2021 If you want to hear more about the movie 'Theodore Rex', listen to our live show episode about it from March 2022

The fight for Sue, the world’s biggest T-Rex fossil, with Linda Marigliano

In August 1990, in the badlands of South Dakota, recreational fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson stumbled across some huge fossilised bones lodged into the side of a cliff. While they spent 17 days digging the fossils out of the rock, Susan and her team of fossil hunters realised they'd unearthed the world's largest and most complete T-Rex skeleton. They named the specimen Sue, and soon a decade-long battle began over who owned the bones: the people who discovered Sue? The landowner whose property Sue was found on? The Native American tribe who were the traditional land owners? Or the American government?  Jacob shares the story with guest host Linda Marigliano. Follow Linda on Instagram @lindamarigliano We recommend listening to Linda's podcast 'Tough Love'. Start from the first episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/finding-peace-just-a-little-bit/id1546324192?i=1000519900961 Linda's new music podcast 'The Spin' comes out on the LiSTNR app every Friday Skip straight to the story: approx 12:05 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the incredibly biased documentary Dinosaur 13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOjlaAcCpLc Follow Sue on Twitter https://twitter.com/SUEtheTrex Get to know all the facts about Sue and what they’ve taught us about T-Rex https://www.fieldmuseum.org/blog/sue-t-rex If you want to hear more about the Bone Wars Jacob mentioned at the start of the story, listen to our episode 'The Bone Wars' from April 2021 If you want to hear more about the movie 'Theodore Rex', listen to our live show episode about it from March 2022

01:06:50

EP133 - S1

1 Jul 22

Remembering Rosie's Abortions

The right to a safe abortion has been taken away from millions of people in the United States. In light of Roe v Wade being overturned last week, we wanted to share the story of Rosie's abortions. Solidarity protests are happening around Australia this week. Find one here: https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/roe-v-wade-australia-protest/ These article include links to places you can donate: https://jezebel.com/where-to-donate-abortion-access-roe-v-wade-1849053167 https://www.businessinsider.com/organizations-seeking-donations-after-overturning-of-roe-v-wade-2022-6 From Rosie: Every woman should have an unequivocal right to make decisions about her own body. It’s that simple.  On the other side of the world, I felt so defeated by this news. Just… overwhelmed by a sense of helplessness. But one thing I’m good at is telling stories, so I figure I can at least use that skill to contribute in a way I know how. I’m one of millions of women who have made this choice about my own body, and I’m in a position to tell that story. It’s not a big contribution, but it’s something I can do. So here is just the gist of my abortions.  ‘Choice Words: A collection of writing about abortion’ - the book Rosie contributed her story to: https://www.booktopia.com.au/choice-words-louise-swinn/book/9781760875220.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4eaJBhDMARIsANhrQADf6mTOMLCERIoaKnboXcWFatAGggQvgSKaB2dAsGTbmlHI6ndFBU0aAjYqEALw_wcB

Remembering Rosie's Abortions

The right to a safe abortion has been taken away from millions of people in the United States. In light of Roe v Wade being overturned last week, we wanted to share the story of Rosie's abortions. Solidarity protests are happening around Australia this week. Find one here: https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/roe-v-wade-australia-protest/ These article include links to places you can donate: https://jezebel.com/where-to-donate-abortion-access-roe-v-wade-1849053167 https://www.businessinsider.com/organizations-seeking-donations-after-overturning-of-roe-v-wade-2022-6 From Rosie: Every woman should have an unequivocal right to make decisions about her own body. It’s that simple.  On the other side of the world, I felt so defeated by this news. Just… overwhelmed by a sense of helplessness. But one thing I’m good at is telling stories, so I figure I can at least use that skill to contribute in a way I know how. I’m one of millions of women who have made this choice about my own body, and I’m in a position to tell that story. It’s not a big contribution, but it’s something I can do. So here is just the gist of my abortions.  ‘Choice Words: A collection of writing about abortion’ - the book Rosie contributed her story to: https://www.booktopia.com.au/choice-words-louise-swinn/book/9781760875220.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4eaJBhDMARIsANhrQADf6mTOMLCERIoaKnboXcWFatAGggQvgSKaB2dAsGTbmlHI6ndFBU0aAjYqEALw_wcB

01:01:12

EP132 - S1

28 Jun 22

The disappearance of Julian Buchwald & Carolynne Watson featuring Zara from Shameless

In March 2008, young couple Julian Buchwald & Carolynne Watson went on a picnic in the Victorian bush and didn't come home. They spent the next week battling exhaustion and exposure to try and find their way out of the bush with only a sleeping bag and a jar of peanut butter to keep them going. When they stumbled out of the bush a week later with a wild story of hostage and kidnapping, it didn't take police to figure out who was behind it.  Jacob shares the story with guest host Zara McDonald. Follow Zara on Instagram @zamcdonald and @shamelesspodcast Listen to her podcast 'Shameless Presents: The Books That Changed My Life'. We recommend you start with their episode with comedian Wil Anderson: https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/shameless-presents-the-books-that-changed-my-life/how-wil-anderson-overcomes-regret Skip straight to the story: approx 8:11 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: You can read all the details of the investigation process and the trial by reading the court report on Julian's unsuccessful appeal https://jade.io/article/259257 You can watch a video with lots of images from news reports here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLzD7IrZq70 Read a news report from the week the couple were missing, appealing for info from the public https://www.theage.com.au/national/missing-couple-planned-marriage-at-years-end-20080309-ge6tnh.html A report about Julian’s escape attempt https://www.deccanherald.com/content/213097/man-kidnapped-girlfriend-sex-loses.html This episode gets pretty dark. If it brings anything up for you and you'd like to talk to someone about it, you can contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

The disappearance of Julian Buchwald & Carolynne Watson featuring Zara from Shameless

In March 2008, young couple Julian Buchwald & Carolynne Watson went on a picnic in the Victorian bush and didn't come home. They spent the next week battling exhaustion and exposure to try and find their way out of the bush with only a sleeping bag and a jar of peanut butter to keep them going. When they stumbled out of the bush a week later with a wild story of hostage and kidnapping, it didn't take police to figure out who was behind it.  Jacob shares the story with guest host Zara McDonald. Follow Zara on Instagram @zamcdonald and @shamelesspodcast Listen to her podcast 'Shameless Presents: The Books That Changed My Life'. We recommend you start with their episode with comedian Wil Anderson: https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/shameless-presents-the-books-that-changed-my-life/how-wil-anderson-overcomes-regret Skip straight to the story: approx 8:11 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: You can read all the details of the investigation process and the trial by reading the court report on Julian's unsuccessful appeal https://jade.io/article/259257 You can watch a video with lots of images from news reports here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLzD7IrZq70 Read a news report from the week the couple were missing, appealing for info from the public https://www.theage.com.au/national/missing-couple-planned-marriage-at-years-end-20080309-ge6tnh.html A report about Julian’s escape attempt https://www.deccanherald.com/content/213097/man-kidnapped-girlfriend-sex-loses.html This episode gets pretty dark. If it brings anything up for you and you'd like to talk to someone about it, you can contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

50:49

EP131 - S1

24 Jun 22

The Pizza Bomber Heist with Symon from Gogglebox

On a summer afternoon in 2003, a man named Brian Wells walked into a bank in Pennsylvania with a bomb strapped to his neck & calmly demanded $250,000. Within the hour, the bomb exploded, Brian was dead, and investigators spent the next decade trying to figure out who was responsible. The investigation revealed a frozen body in a freezer, an impossible-to-solve scavenger hunt, and a convoluted web of co-conspirators who all died before revealing the truth of what really happened.  Jacob shares the story with guest host Symon Lovett. Follow Symon on Instagram @symonlovett and @adamandsymonshow and listen to his podcast The Adam & Symon Show. We recommend you start with their episode 'Seven Apples and Two Lasagnes'. Skip straight to the story: approx 10:00 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the Netflix doco Evil Genius to see Marjorie talk on camera and how the documentarian Trey helped crack the case https://www.netflix.com/search?q=EVIL%20GENIUS&jbv=80158319  Check out the lead investigator’s website & maybe get your hands on his books about the case“Mania” and “Pizza Bomber” https://pizzabomber.com  Read the notes Brian was given here thanks to People mag https://people.com/crime/evil-genius-read-handwritten-instructions-pizza-bomber-brian-wells/  It’s hard to find the video of the Dateline episode about the case, but you can listen to an audio version here https://open.spotify.com/episode/3VEi27ZdADK43yTENEXpHv   This episode includes a brief reference to suicide. If this brings anything up for you and you would like to speak to someone about it, Lifeline is available for 24/7 crisis support on 13 11 14.

The Pizza Bomber Heist with Symon from Gogglebox

On a summer afternoon in 2003, a man named Brian Wells walked into a bank in Pennsylvania with a bomb strapped to his neck & calmly demanded $250,000. Within the hour, the bomb exploded, Brian was dead, and investigators spent the next decade trying to figure out who was responsible. The investigation revealed a frozen body in a freezer, an impossible-to-solve scavenger hunt, and a convoluted web of co-conspirators who all died before revealing the truth of what really happened.  Jacob shares the story with guest host Symon Lovett. Follow Symon on Instagram @symonlovett and @adamandsymonshow and listen to his podcast The Adam & Symon Show. We recommend you start with their episode 'Seven Apples and Two Lasagnes'. Skip straight to the story: approx 10:00 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the Netflix doco Evil Genius to see Marjorie talk on camera and how the documentarian Trey helped crack the case https://www.netflix.com/search?q=EVIL%20GENIUS&jbv=80158319  Check out the lead investigator’s website & maybe get your hands on his books about the case“Mania” and “Pizza Bomber” https://pizzabomber.com  Read the notes Brian was given here thanks to People mag https://people.com/crime/evil-genius-read-handwritten-instructions-pizza-bomber-brian-wells/  It’s hard to find the video of the Dateline episode about the case, but you can listen to an audio version here https://open.spotify.com/episode/3VEi27ZdADK43yTENEXpHv   This episode includes a brief reference to suicide. If this brings anything up for you and you would like to speak to someone about it, Lifeline is available for 24/7 crisis support on 13 11 14.

01:16:38

EP130 - S1

17 Jun 22

The sex cult that tried to overthrow the government featuring Jacob's Mum

The story of Bhagwan Rajneesh, the Indian guru who established a movement/sex cult that tried to take over the state of Oregon, USA in the 1980s. Bhagwan, his right hand woman Sheela, and their thousands of followers descended on a quiet rural community & proceeded to build their own city-sized commune, complete with its own roads, airport and enough space to house the cult's loyal followers (mostly white, middle class, Western hippies).The group were so determined to build & protect their commune (dedicated to peace and free love) they resorted to rigging elections, plotting murders, & committing the largest bio-terror attack of the century.  Skip straight to the story: approx 6:30 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch Wild Wild Country on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/search?q=wild%20wild%20&jbv=80145240 Watch the follow up doco about Sheela, also on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/search?q=wild%20wild%20&jbv=81211264 Read Russell King’s new book, Rajneeshpuram (available free on Audible) https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Rajneeshpuram-Audiobook/B09L59764G?ref=a_library_t_c5_libItem_&pf_rd_p=74d71ce1-f90f-405f-b4c3-d38cdc1d6ae4&pf_rd_r=W7X2BS2YHKDS5R1ZRSEV Listen to Russell’s podcast Building Utopia https://www.buildingutopiapodcast.com/home Read what it was like to be a kid in the commune https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/apr/24/wild-wild-country-netflix-cult-sex-noa-maxwell-bhagwan-shree-rajneesh-commune-childhood Read about a recent experience a journalist had at an Osho retreat complete with Dynamic Meditation https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/05/screaming-hitting-sweating-how-my-wild-wild-country-retreat-led-to-contentment  

The sex cult that tried to overthrow the government featuring Jacob's Mum

The story of Bhagwan Rajneesh, the Indian guru who established a movement/sex cult that tried to take over the state of Oregon, USA in the 1980s. Bhagwan, his right hand woman Sheela, and their thousands of followers descended on a quiet rural community & proceeded to build their own city-sized commune, complete with its own roads, airport and enough space to house the cult's loyal followers (mostly white, middle class, Western hippies).The group were so determined to build & protect their commune (dedicated to peace and free love) they resorted to rigging elections, plotting murders, & committing the largest bio-terror attack of the century.  Skip straight to the story: approx 6:30 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch Wild Wild Country on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/search?q=wild%20wild%20&jbv=80145240 Watch the follow up doco about Sheela, also on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/search?q=wild%20wild%20&jbv=81211264 Read Russell King’s new book, Rajneeshpuram (available free on Audible) https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Rajneeshpuram-Audiobook/B09L59764G?ref=a_library_t_c5_libItem_&pf_rd_p=74d71ce1-f90f-405f-b4c3-d38cdc1d6ae4&pf_rd_r=W7X2BS2YHKDS5R1ZRSEV Listen to Russell’s podcast Building Utopia https://www.buildingutopiapodcast.com/home Read what it was like to be a kid in the commune https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/apr/24/wild-wild-country-netflix-cult-sex-noa-maxwell-bhagwan-shree-rajneesh-commune-childhood Read about a recent experience a journalist had at an Osho retreat complete with Dynamic Meditation https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/05/screaming-hitting-sweating-how-my-wild-wild-country-retreat-led-to-contentment  

01:05:53

EP129 - S1

14 Jun 22

The teenager who mailed himself from Melbourne to London with guest host Jan Fran

In 1964, a Welsh teenager named Brian Robson found himself working a job he hated in a country he hated even more: Australia. He couldn't afford the plane ticket home, so he first tried smuggling himself out of the country by boat, & when that didn’t work, he had himself sealed inside a wooden crate and sent as cargo from Melbourne to the UK. What he thought would be an easy 48-hour journey turned into a five day ordeal which almost killed him. Jacob shares the story with guest host Jan Fran. Follow Jan on Instagram & Twitter @jan__fran and hear her on the podcasts 'The Briefing' and 'A Rational Fear'. Skip straight to the story: approx 6:30 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Read Brian’s memoir The Crate Escape, released in 2021 https://books.google.com.au/books/about/The_Crate_Escape.html?id=9ylozgEACAAJ&source=kp_book_description&redir_esc=y  Watch one of Brian’s appearances on morning TV in the UK to promote his book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RDuaH6LVkA  This New York Times article has a few pictures from the reports of Brian’s discovery in LA https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/world/australia/brian-robson-crate-australia.html 

The teenager who mailed himself from Melbourne to London with guest host Jan Fran

In 1964, a Welsh teenager named Brian Robson found himself working a job he hated in a country he hated even more: Australia. He couldn't afford the plane ticket home, so he first tried smuggling himself out of the country by boat, & when that didn’t work, he had himself sealed inside a wooden crate and sent as cargo from Melbourne to the UK. What he thought would be an easy 48-hour journey turned into a five day ordeal which almost killed him. Jacob shares the story with guest host Jan Fran. Follow Jan on Instagram & Twitter @jan__fran and hear her on the podcasts 'The Briefing' and 'A Rational Fear'. Skip straight to the story: approx 6:30 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Read Brian’s memoir The Crate Escape, released in 2021 https://books.google.com.au/books/about/The_Crate_Escape.html?id=9ylozgEACAAJ&source=kp_book_description&redir_esc=y  Watch one of Brian’s appearances on morning TV in the UK to promote his book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RDuaH6LVkA  This New York Times article has a few pictures from the reports of Brian’s discovery in LA https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/world/australia/brian-robson-crate-australia.html 

01:11:39

EP128 - S1

3 Jun 22

The wealthy family who were conned into forming a cult - featuring guest host Caleb Bond

Jacob shares with Caleb the unbelievable story of the de Védrines family: an aristocratic French family who were convinced by a local social climber, Thierry Tilly, that their lives were at risk by Freemasons who were not only trying to kill them, but destroy the entire world order. The only way to save themselves? Follow the absurd instructions of Tilly. What started as an innocuous friendship between one de Védrines and Tilly turned into more than a decade worth of manipulation that saw the de Védrines sacrifice their money, autonomy and eventually turn on each other. Follow turkey print co-owner, petunia cop and infamous 'young fogey', Caleb Bond on Instagram @calebbond and Twitter @TheCalebBond Skip straight to the story: approx 14:21 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Read Christine’s book We Were Not Armed https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25203347-we-were-not-armed  Watch the YouTube doco series The Cult of Thierry Tilly  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNpQUkd-Gnc&t=10s  Read Vanity Fair’s brilliant article about the whole debacle  https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2010/08/aristocrats-and-demons-201008  Watch the Netflix series 'Inside The Freemasons' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6743832/ Watch the 'Stonecutters' episode of The Freemasons all about the Freemasons https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Stonecutters

The wealthy family who were conned into forming a cult - featuring guest host Caleb Bond

Jacob shares with Caleb the unbelievable story of the de Védrines family: an aristocratic French family who were convinced by a local social climber, Thierry Tilly, that their lives were at risk by Freemasons who were not only trying to kill them, but destroy the entire world order. The only way to save themselves? Follow the absurd instructions of Tilly. What started as an innocuous friendship between one de Védrines and Tilly turned into more than a decade worth of manipulation that saw the de Védrines sacrifice their money, autonomy and eventually turn on each other. Follow turkey print co-owner, petunia cop and infamous 'young fogey', Caleb Bond on Instagram @calebbond and Twitter @TheCalebBond Skip straight to the story: approx 14:21 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Read Christine’s book We Were Not Armed https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25203347-we-were-not-armed  Watch the YouTube doco series The Cult of Thierry Tilly  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNpQUkd-Gnc&t=10s  Read Vanity Fair’s brilliant article about the whole debacle  https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2010/08/aristocrats-and-demons-201008  Watch the Netflix series 'Inside The Freemasons' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6743832/ Watch the 'Stonecutters' episode of The Freemasons all about the Freemasons https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Stonecutters

01:36:21

EP127 - S1

27 May 22

Juliane Koepcke’s incredible survival story with guest host Sean Szeps

Presenting one of our most frequently sugGISTed stories: the 17-year-old German teenager who survived a plane crash & an 11 day trek through the jungle. On Christmas Eve, 1971, Juliane Koepcke was on a plane flying over the Amazon. Half-way into the one hour flight, the plane flew into a tropical storm, was struck by lightning and split in half. Juliane was sucked out of the plane and fell more than 3km back to earth, landing alone in the rainforest…alive and barely injured. Juliane then survived the 11 day hike back to civilisation thanks to a combination of her extensive knowledge of the jungle and incredibly good luck.  Jacob shares the wild ride with guest host Sean Szeps (@seanszeps)  Hear more from Sean is his podcast ‘Come Out Wherever You Are’ where he speaks with members of the LGBTQIA+ community about coming out for the first time…and every time after that. We’d recommend his episode with our very own dulcet toned Adonis, Jacob Stanley. Skip straight to the story: approx 5:20 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Watch Werner Herzog’s film “Wings of Hope” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msipyM4vyLg   Read Juliane’s biography “When I Fell From the Sky” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11931498-when-i-fell-from-the-sky   If you want a giggle, watch some of “Miracles Still Happen”, the dreadful Italian movie made about Juliane’s story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne7MOiWzwSU   Read an excellent interview with Juliane in the New York Times from last year https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/science/koepcke-diller-panguana-amazon-crash.html  Read Rosie's latest Instagram post here https://www.instagram.com/p/CdvRPi7P2Gn/  Listen to Jacob's episode of 'Come Out Wherever You Are' here https://link.chtbl.com/kyxWtitN

Juliane Koepcke’s incredible survival story with guest host Sean Szeps

Presenting one of our most frequently sugGISTed stories: the 17-year-old German teenager who survived a plane crash & an 11 day trek through the jungle. On Christmas Eve, 1971, Juliane Koepcke was on a plane flying over the Amazon. Half-way into the one hour flight, the plane flew into a tropical storm, was struck by lightning and split in half. Juliane was sucked out of the plane and fell more than 3km back to earth, landing alone in the rainforest…alive and barely injured. Juliane then survived the 11 day hike back to civilisation thanks to a combination of her extensive knowledge of the jungle and incredibly good luck.  Jacob shares the wild ride with guest host Sean Szeps (@seanszeps)  Hear more from Sean is his podcast ‘Come Out Wherever You Are’ where he speaks with members of the LGBTQIA+ community about coming out for the first time…and every time after that. We’d recommend his episode with our very own dulcet toned Adonis, Jacob Stanley. Skip straight to the story: approx 5:20 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Watch Werner Herzog’s film “Wings of Hope” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msipyM4vyLg   Read Juliane’s biography “When I Fell From the Sky” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11931498-when-i-fell-from-the-sky   If you want a giggle, watch some of “Miracles Still Happen”, the dreadful Italian movie made about Juliane’s story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne7MOiWzwSU   Read an excellent interview with Juliane in the New York Times from last year https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/science/koepcke-diller-panguana-amazon-crash.html  Read Rosie's latest Instagram post here https://www.instagram.com/p/CdvRPi7P2Gn/  Listen to Jacob's episode of 'Come Out Wherever You Are' here https://link.chtbl.com/kyxWtitN

45:59

EP126 - S1

20 May 22

The half-billion dollar painting that is probably a FAKE

Ten years ago, ‘Salvator Mundi’ was unveiled to the world, its owners insisting it was a long lost Leonardo Da Vinci painting (as in...the guy who painted the Mona Lisa). It sold at auction for $450 million, making history as the most expensive piece of art ever purchased. But what most people don’t know is, this precious ‘historical’ painting had been found in a garage and bought in a small U.S town for $1100, before being extensively ‘restored’ by an expert in Da Vinci artworks. A lot of the art world is convinced it’s fake and a waste of money, so…did someone waste half a billion bucks buying a fake Leonardo Da Vinci?  Skip straight to the story: approx 34:51 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the 2021 documentary 'The Lost Leonardo' (it’s on several platforms, take your pick, here’s the link for Google Play) https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=dA9Uy-Mb_Kc.P Watch the other 2021 documentary Saviour for Sale (You’ll need a VPN and a few detective skills to track this one down on the BBC…) Read 'The Last Leonardo' by Ben Lewis https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/45319160-the-last-leonardo Check out the painting and the restoration process on Diane Modestini’s website https://salvatormundirevisited.com/Copies Watch art critic Jerry Saltz SLAM the painting as he outlines his reasons for believing it’s not by Leonardo https://www.vulture.com/2017/11/christies-says-this-painting-is-by-leonardo-i-doubt-it.html Check out some excerpts from the book that the Louvre denied existed…and was then leaked to the press https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/04/13/what-the-louvres-scientific-examinations-of-the-salvator-mundi-really-revealedaccording-to-the-museums-own-book http://artwatch.org.uk/tag/the-disappeared-louvre-catalogue/ Listen to this interview with Robert Simon, one of the men who “discovered” the Salvator Mundi http://artlawpodcast.com/2020/09/14/revisiting-the-salvator-mundi-by-probably-possibly-leonardo-da-vinci-with-robert-simon/ Read The Guardian's review of the Channel 4 doco 'The Man With A Penis On His Arm' https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/may/03/the-man-with-a-penis-on-his-arm-review-tv-that-makes-you-proud-to-be-british  Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The half-billion dollar painting that is probably a FAKE

Ten years ago, ‘Salvator Mundi’ was unveiled to the world, its owners insisting it was a long lost Leonardo Da Vinci painting (as in...the guy who painted the Mona Lisa). It sold at auction for $450 million, making history as the most expensive piece of art ever purchased. But what most people don’t know is, this precious ‘historical’ painting had been found in a garage and bought in a small U.S town for $1100, before being extensively ‘restored’ by an expert in Da Vinci artworks. A lot of the art world is convinced it’s fake and a waste of money, so…did someone waste half a billion bucks buying a fake Leonardo Da Vinci?  Skip straight to the story: approx 34:51 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the 2021 documentary 'The Lost Leonardo' (it’s on several platforms, take your pick, here’s the link for Google Play) https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=dA9Uy-Mb_Kc.P Watch the other 2021 documentary Saviour for Sale (You’ll need a VPN and a few detective skills to track this one down on the BBC…) Read 'The Last Leonardo' by Ben Lewis https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/45319160-the-last-leonardo Check out the painting and the restoration process on Diane Modestini’s website https://salvatormundirevisited.com/Copies Watch art critic Jerry Saltz SLAM the painting as he outlines his reasons for believing it’s not by Leonardo https://www.vulture.com/2017/11/christies-says-this-painting-is-by-leonardo-i-doubt-it.html Check out some excerpts from the book that the Louvre denied existed…and was then leaked to the press https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/04/13/what-the-louvres-scientific-examinations-of-the-salvator-mundi-really-revealedaccording-to-the-museums-own-book http://artwatch.org.uk/tag/the-disappeared-louvre-catalogue/ Listen to this interview with Robert Simon, one of the men who “discovered” the Salvator Mundi http://artlawpodcast.com/2020/09/14/revisiting-the-salvator-mundi-by-probably-possibly-leonardo-da-vinci-with-robert-simon/ Read The Guardian's review of the Channel 4 doco 'The Man With A Penis On His Arm' https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/may/03/the-man-with-a-penis-on-his-arm-review-tv-that-makes-you-proud-to-be-british  Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:23:17

EP125 - S1

6 May 22

Sherri Papini

In 2016, 34-year-old Sherri Papini vanished while out jogging. Insisting she must have been ‘taken’, Sherri’s husband Keith Papini organised massive search efforts and wept in TV interviews about wanting her home. And after three weeks, much to the shock of police, Sherri reappeared. Found wandering along the side of a freeway with a chain around her waist, battered, bruised and emaciated with her hair chopped off, Sherri said she’d been abducted by two ‘Hispanic women’ who wanted to sex traffic her.   Sherri’s return and horrific story made international headlines, but something didn’t seem quite right to police, who quietly set about trying to get to the bottom of the whole thing. And 6 years later, in March 2022, the FBI announced they had finally solved the Sherri Papini case…   (Content Warning - this episode features talk about domestic violence. Some support resources are listed below.) Skip straight to the story: approx 17:55 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Keith Papini’s 20/20 interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-2GSwAv2dA Sherri Papini wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherri_Papini_kidnapping_hoax Details of the divorce petition: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10752297/Sherri-Papinis-husband-demands-sole-custody-two-young-children.html Some good articles with general info: https://7news.com.au/news/crime/sherri-papinis-theatrics-are-what-got-her-caught-after-she-faked-her-own-violent-kidnapping-c-6537776 True Crime Daily podcast ep:  https://omny.fm/shows/true-crime-daily-the-podcast/sherri-papini-busted-california-mom-s-kidnapping-f Sinisterhood podcast two-parter: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/episode-180-sherri-papini-part-1/id1391483100?i=1000556696911 If today's episode was difficult for you, please reach out to: Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ If you need domestic violence support, you can anonymously contact  1800 RESPECT: https://1800respect.org.au/ Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Sherri Papini

In 2016, 34-year-old Sherri Papini vanished while out jogging. Insisting she must have been ‘taken’, Sherri’s husband Keith Papini organised massive search efforts and wept in TV interviews about wanting her home. And after three weeks, much to the shock of police, Sherri reappeared. Found wandering along the side of a freeway with a chain around her waist, battered, bruised and emaciated with her hair chopped off, Sherri said she’d been abducted by two ‘Hispanic women’ who wanted to sex traffic her.   Sherri’s return and horrific story made international headlines, but something didn’t seem quite right to police, who quietly set about trying to get to the bottom of the whole thing. And 6 years later, in March 2022, the FBI announced they had finally solved the Sherri Papini case…   (Content Warning - this episode features talk about domestic violence. Some support resources are listed below.) Skip straight to the story: approx 17:55 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Keith Papini’s 20/20 interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-2GSwAv2dA Sherri Papini wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherri_Papini_kidnapping_hoax Details of the divorce petition: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10752297/Sherri-Papinis-husband-demands-sole-custody-two-young-children.html Some good articles with general info: https://7news.com.au/news/crime/sherri-papinis-theatrics-are-what-got-her-caught-after-she-faked-her-own-violent-kidnapping-c-6537776 True Crime Daily podcast ep:  https://omny.fm/shows/true-crime-daily-the-podcast/sherri-papini-busted-california-mom-s-kidnapping-f Sinisterhood podcast two-parter: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/episode-180-sherri-papini-part-1/id1391483100?i=1000556696911 If today's episode was difficult for you, please reach out to: Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ If you need domestic violence support, you can anonymously contact  1800 RESPECT: https://1800respect.org.au/ Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:18:47

EP124 - S1

29 Apr 22

Rudy Kurniawan, fake wine and the big dick contest for nerds

We've dug into the archives to bring you one of our favourite scam stories: Rudy Kurniawan aka the guy who tricked rich idiots into spending MILLIONS of dollars on his homemade wine. There are people in this world who spend literally hundreds of thousands of dollars on wine - sometimes on a single bottle. These wine 'experts' say they can taste the difference between a fancy bottle and a sack of goon, but... Rudy definitely proved they can't. He made a bunch of wine in his kitchen, slapped some snobby labels on the bottles and SOLD THEM TO RICH IDIOTS FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. And not only did they buy the wine, they INSISTED they loved it, and that it was the 'best wine' they'd ever tasted. Gotta love rich idiots! We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the 'Sour Grapes' documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPUYuwSRwB8 Watch 'The Greatest Wine Forger' documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4CByxYbyJ4 Read some articles: Vanity Fair: https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/07/wine-fraud-rudy-kurniawan-vintage-burgundies The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/sep/11/the-great-wine-fraud-a-vintage-swindle The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/a-true-crime-documentary-about-the-con-that-shook-the-world-of-wine Since our episode first aired in November 2020, Rudy was released from prison and deported back to Indonesia. Laurent Posont still hasn't published his tell-all book. Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Rudy Kurniawan, fake wine and the big dick contest for nerds

We've dug into the archives to bring you one of our favourite scam stories: Rudy Kurniawan aka the guy who tricked rich idiots into spending MILLIONS of dollars on his homemade wine. There are people in this world who spend literally hundreds of thousands of dollars on wine - sometimes on a single bottle. These wine 'experts' say they can taste the difference between a fancy bottle and a sack of goon, but... Rudy definitely proved they can't. He made a bunch of wine in his kitchen, slapped some snobby labels on the bottles and SOLD THEM TO RICH IDIOTS FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. And not only did they buy the wine, they INSISTED they loved it, and that it was the 'best wine' they'd ever tasted. Gotta love rich idiots! We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the 'Sour Grapes' documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPUYuwSRwB8 Watch 'The Greatest Wine Forger' documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4CByxYbyJ4 Read some articles: Vanity Fair: https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/07/wine-fraud-rudy-kurniawan-vintage-burgundies The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/sep/11/the-great-wine-fraud-a-vintage-swindle The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/a-true-crime-documentary-about-the-con-that-shook-the-world-of-wine Since our episode first aired in November 2020, Rudy was released from prison and deported back to Indonesia. Laurent Posont still hasn't published his tell-all book. Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:03:53

EP123 - S1

22 Apr 22

The woman who fell in love with a dolphin AND the Hillbilly Heist of 1997

We're bringing you two stories for the price of one this week: Rosie reveals the "sensual" relationship between a 23-year-old woman named Mary and a dolphin named Peter and Jacob shares about the North Carolina hillbillies who stole 17 million dollars and almost got away with it...but decided to blow it on minivans and Mexican holidays instead. Skip straight to the stories: approx 9:50 for The Hillbilly Heist and 41:10 for Mary & Peter  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Mary & Peter Dr John Lilly's book 'Man And Dolphin' https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3270708-man-and-dolphin  Margaret's only recorded interview in 'The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins' https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Who-Talked-Dolphins/dp/B07VCVGMTF  Photos of Margaret and Peter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/08/the-dolphin-who-loved-me  The Hillbilly Heist of 1997 Read 'The Book of Dave' by David Gantt https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42280457-the-book-of-dave  Watch 'Masterminds' - the movie based on the Loomis Fargo robbery in which Zach Galifianakis plays David https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2461150/  Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The woman who fell in love with a dolphin AND the Hillbilly Heist of 1997

We're bringing you two stories for the price of one this week: Rosie reveals the "sensual" relationship between a 23-year-old woman named Mary and a dolphin named Peter and Jacob shares about the North Carolina hillbillies who stole 17 million dollars and almost got away with it...but decided to blow it on minivans and Mexican holidays instead. Skip straight to the stories: approx 9:50 for The Hillbilly Heist and 41:10 for Mary & Peter  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Mary & Peter Dr John Lilly's book 'Man And Dolphin' https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3270708-man-and-dolphin  Margaret's only recorded interview in 'The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins' https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Who-Talked-Dolphins/dp/B07VCVGMTF  Photos of Margaret and Peter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/08/the-dolphin-who-loved-me  The Hillbilly Heist of 1997 Read 'The Book of Dave' by David Gantt https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42280457-the-book-of-dave  Watch 'Masterminds' - the movie based on the Loomis Fargo robbery in which Zach Galifianakis plays David https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2461150/  Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

57:42

EP122 - S1

15 Apr 22

Before Melissa Caddick, there was Bernie Madoff

Remember how we said we’re a weekly-ish podcast? New studio episodes are coming soon (we promise!) but this week we’re republishing one of favourites from 2020: the OG Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff who stole up to 100 billion dollars through his fraudulent investment company. Bernie would tell his clients he was investing their money into super successful stocks (and show them the fake statements to prove it) but he was actually funnelling it all into his own bank account to fund his lavish lifestyle. Bernie was eventually busted during the Global Financial Crisis and sentenced to 150 years in prison. He served just over 10 years of his sentence before he died last year. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there’s this: WATCH The Wizard of Lies on Binge https://binge.com.au/movies/asset-the-wizard-of-lies!23114 WATCH the TV series Madoff https://www.amazon.com/Madoff-Season-1/dp/B01BGHYZ7Y LISTEN to the podcast ‘Ponzi Supernova’ https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ponzi-supernova/id1232020925 Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Before Melissa Caddick, there was Bernie Madoff

Remember how we said we’re a weekly-ish podcast? New studio episodes are coming soon (we promise!) but this week we’re republishing one of favourites from 2020: the OG Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff who stole up to 100 billion dollars through his fraudulent investment company. Bernie would tell his clients he was investing their money into super successful stocks (and show them the fake statements to prove it) but he was actually funnelling it all into his own bank account to fund his lavish lifestyle. Bernie was eventually busted during the Global Financial Crisis and sentenced to 150 years in prison. He served just over 10 years of his sentence before he died last year. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there’s this: WATCH The Wizard of Lies on Binge https://binge.com.au/movies/asset-the-wizard-of-lies!23114 WATCH the TV series Madoff https://www.amazon.com/Madoff-Season-1/dp/B01BGHYZ7Y LISTEN to the podcast ‘Ponzi Supernova’ https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ponzi-supernova/id1232020925 Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

42:27

EP122 - S1

8 Apr 22

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson PLUS Count Viktor Lustig - the scammer who 'sold' people the Eiffel Tower

It's our latest LIVE show! Two stories for ya - the greatest (albeit brief) love story of our time, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson AND Jacob gives Just The Gist of Count Viktor Lustig, one of the best scammers who ever lived. Skip straight to the stories: approx 9:17 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson: https://www.insider.com/ariana-grande-pete-davidson-relationship-timeline-2018-6 https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a39283246/ariana-grande-pete-davidson-scooter-braun-doomed-romance/ https://www.capitalfm.com/news/why-did-ariana-grande-and-pete-davidson-split-what-was-the-reason/ https://www.instagram.com/arianagrande/?hl=en https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniesoteriou/pete-davidson-mom-kim-kardashian-pregnant Count Viktor Lustig: READ (or listen to) a nice succinct 2.5 hour summary of the Count’s life in the book “Handsome Devil” (you can get it for free on Kindle and Audible) https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/29503985-handsome-devil  READ the biography the Count’s daughter wrote about him  https://www.booktopia.com.au/from-paris-to-alcatraz-betty-jean-lustig/ebook/9781462893836.html  READ the book written by the Secret Service agent who spent years hunting the Count down  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3337192-the-man-who-sold-the-eiffel-tower  WATCH this video summary presented by the sexy bald guy who hosts Bio Graphics on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cnxcoM_HzE  And here are some fun articles with images worth perusing  https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/12809/smooth-operator-how-victor-lustig-sold-eiffel-tower http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2015/01/man-sold-eiffel-tower-twice/  https://english.radio.cz/victor-lustig-man-who-could-have-sold-world-8079199 Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson PLUS Count Viktor Lustig - the scammer who 'sold' people the Eiffel Tower

It's our latest LIVE show! Two stories for ya - the greatest (albeit brief) love story of our time, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson AND Jacob gives Just The Gist of Count Viktor Lustig, one of the best scammers who ever lived. Skip straight to the stories: approx 9:17 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson: https://www.insider.com/ariana-grande-pete-davidson-relationship-timeline-2018-6 https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a39283246/ariana-grande-pete-davidson-scooter-braun-doomed-romance/ https://www.capitalfm.com/news/why-did-ariana-grande-and-pete-davidson-split-what-was-the-reason/ https://www.instagram.com/arianagrande/?hl=en https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniesoteriou/pete-davidson-mom-kim-kardashian-pregnant Count Viktor Lustig: READ (or listen to) a nice succinct 2.5 hour summary of the Count’s life in the book “Handsome Devil” (you can get it for free on Kindle and Audible) https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/29503985-handsome-devil  READ the biography the Count’s daughter wrote about him  https://www.booktopia.com.au/from-paris-to-alcatraz-betty-jean-lustig/ebook/9781462893836.html  READ the book written by the Secret Service agent who spent years hunting the Count down  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3337192-the-man-who-sold-the-eiffel-tower  WATCH this video summary presented by the sexy bald guy who hosts Bio Graphics on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cnxcoM_HzE  And here are some fun articles with images worth perusing  https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/12809/smooth-operator-how-victor-lustig-sold-eiffel-tower http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2015/01/man-sold-eiffel-tower-twice/  https://english.radio.cz/victor-lustig-man-who-could-have-sold-world-8079199 Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

54:16

EP121 - S1

1 Apr 22

Wally The Walrus AND Theodore Rex (aka The Movie Whoopi Goldberg Was Forced To Make)

Coming to ya live from Sydney with TWO whole stories! Skip straight to the stories: approx 15:36 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Whoopi Goldberg and the movie she was forced to make: Theodore Rex How Did This Get Made 'oral history' of Theodore Rex: https://www.slashfilm.com/539540/theodore-rex/ Some articles: https://decider.com/2021/10/07/whoopi-goldberg-regrets-theodore-rex/ https://www.ranker.com/list/the-weird-story-behind-theodore-rex-whoopi-goldberg-movie/jacob-shelton Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY7gsUL9Xkk Best of the worst scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rsZOIu3sFU Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Rex_(film) Wally the Walrus Wally’s first sighting in Ireland: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56404484  Wally’s arrival in Wales: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-56470235  Wally becomes a vandal: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56582311.amp  Wally heads to Cornwall: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9600093/Wally-Walrus-spotted-Cornwall-vanishing-Welsh-coast.html  Wally gets his pontoon: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-57827840  Learn more about the baculum… https://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(12)01308-5.pdf  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baculum Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Wally The Walrus AND Theodore Rex (aka The Movie Whoopi Goldberg Was Forced To Make)

Coming to ya live from Sydney with TWO whole stories! Skip straight to the stories: approx 15:36 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Whoopi Goldberg and the movie she was forced to make: Theodore Rex How Did This Get Made 'oral history' of Theodore Rex: https://www.slashfilm.com/539540/theodore-rex/ Some articles: https://decider.com/2021/10/07/whoopi-goldberg-regrets-theodore-rex/ https://www.ranker.com/list/the-weird-story-behind-theodore-rex-whoopi-goldberg-movie/jacob-shelton Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY7gsUL9Xkk Best of the worst scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rsZOIu3sFU Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Rex_(film) Wally the Walrus Wally’s first sighting in Ireland: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56404484  Wally’s arrival in Wales: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-56470235  Wally becomes a vandal: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56582311.amp  Wally heads to Cornwall: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9600093/Wally-Walrus-spotted-Cornwall-vanishing-Welsh-coast.html  Wally gets his pontoon: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-57827840  Learn more about the baculum… https://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(12)01308-5.pdf  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baculum Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

58:56

EP120 - S1

25 Mar 22

Nancy Wake

AKA The White Mouse, AKA total badass. Nancy Wake was a Kiwi Australian nurse and journalist during WWII, which would've been heroic enough, but Nancy wanted to do more. So, she joined the French Resistance, learned how to kill Nazis with her bare hands in one-on-one combat, and spent the rest of the war smuggling Jewish people out of Nazi-occupied territory while gathering intelligence as a Special Operations Executive (AKA JAMES BOND LEVEL SHIT). Thought to be one of the inspirations behind Quentin Tarantino's film Inglourious Basterds, Nancy Wake was one woman you did not want to mess with.  Skip straight to the story: approx 22:36 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: READ:  Nancy’s autobiography is so great, can’t recommend it highly enough:  https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-white-mouse-nancy-wake/book/9781742610757.html?source=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI84vH7orN9gIVkCQrCh0_KQdGEAQYASABEgKyzfD_BwE  Peter Fitzsimons also wrote a really good bio about Nancy:  https://www.booktopia.com.au/nancy-wake-biography-revised-edition-peter-fitzsimons/book/9780732295257.html  WATCH:  Here’s the link to the first part of a series that features Nancy telling her own story for TV in 1987. (Watch all six eps, it’s worth it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36PtQ3TxZJI  Here’s a fantastic TV tribute to Nancy after she died in 2011, 100% worth a glance:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juVSj6qhOJ0  Watch this documentary with some very good re-enactments:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNXKovYM15A  LISTEN:  The “Espionage” podcast gives more detail than we do, but doesn’t overdo it in their two-parter: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5UMjBBFghNfHFljBwAEXBN Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Nancy Wake

AKA The White Mouse, AKA total badass. Nancy Wake was a Kiwi Australian nurse and journalist during WWII, which would've been heroic enough, but Nancy wanted to do more. So, she joined the French Resistance, learned how to kill Nazis with her bare hands in one-on-one combat, and spent the rest of the war smuggling Jewish people out of Nazi-occupied territory while gathering intelligence as a Special Operations Executive (AKA JAMES BOND LEVEL SHIT). Thought to be one of the inspirations behind Quentin Tarantino's film Inglourious Basterds, Nancy Wake was one woman you did not want to mess with.  Skip straight to the story: approx 22:36 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: READ:  Nancy’s autobiography is so great, can’t recommend it highly enough:  https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-white-mouse-nancy-wake/book/9781742610757.html?source=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI84vH7orN9gIVkCQrCh0_KQdGEAQYASABEgKyzfD_BwE  Peter Fitzsimons also wrote a really good bio about Nancy:  https://www.booktopia.com.au/nancy-wake-biography-revised-edition-peter-fitzsimons/book/9780732295257.html  WATCH:  Here’s the link to the first part of a series that features Nancy telling her own story for TV in 1987. (Watch all six eps, it’s worth it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36PtQ3TxZJI  Here’s a fantastic TV tribute to Nancy after she died in 2011, 100% worth a glance:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juVSj6qhOJ0  Watch this documentary with some very good re-enactments:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNXKovYM15A  LISTEN:  The “Espionage” podcast gives more detail than we do, but doesn’t overdo it in their two-parter: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5UMjBBFghNfHFljBwAEXBN Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:28:04

EP119 - S1

18 Mar 22

Balloon Boy AND The Nuns Who Sold Their Convent And Moved To France

Coming to you LIVE from Adelaide, with TWO WHOLE STORIES! Skip straight to the stories: approx 18:26 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Balloon Boy: ABC News story ten years on (including footage of THAT interview with Richard Heene and Falcon Heene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Gc38ib1qo Some articles: https://www.5280.com/2019/09/the-balloon-boy-hoax-solved/https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/24/couple-behind-2009-balloon-boy-hoax-in-us-granted-pardons The wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloon_boy_hoax Heene Boyz website: https://www.heeneboyz.com/ NUNS ON THE RUN: Poor Clares wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Clares Some articles: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-03-30-mn-200-story.html https://apnews.com/article/9f5d255c2b0667a6520d45607de79dc2 https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1990-03-22-9001240080-story.html https://www.upi.com/Archives/1990/04/06/The-adviser-to-aging-nuns-who-sold-their-convent/1837639374400/  Some more detail on the Bishop of Bruges and the Belgian nuns: https://radaronline.com/p/millionaire-nuns-on-run-lesbian-trysts-wrath-of-disgraced-bishop/ Check out this newspaper clipping from 1990: https://kshouseofdelights.quora.com/Retiring-in-style-In-1990-a-group-of-Belgian-nuns-sold-up-their-14th-century-convent-for-1-4-million-and-ran-off-to  Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Balloon Boy AND The Nuns Who Sold Their Convent And Moved To France

Coming to you LIVE from Adelaide, with TWO WHOLE STORIES! Skip straight to the stories: approx 18:26 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Balloon Boy: ABC News story ten years on (including footage of THAT interview with Richard Heene and Falcon Heene): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Gc38ib1qo Some articles: https://www.5280.com/2019/09/the-balloon-boy-hoax-solved/https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/24/couple-behind-2009-balloon-boy-hoax-in-us-granted-pardons The wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloon_boy_hoax Heene Boyz website: https://www.heeneboyz.com/ NUNS ON THE RUN: Poor Clares wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Clares Some articles: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-03-30-mn-200-story.html https://apnews.com/article/9f5d255c2b0667a6520d45607de79dc2 https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1990-03-22-9001240080-story.html https://www.upi.com/Archives/1990/04/06/The-adviser-to-aging-nuns-who-sold-their-convent/1837639374400/  Some more detail on the Bishop of Bruges and the Belgian nuns: https://radaronline.com/p/millionaire-nuns-on-run-lesbian-trysts-wrath-of-disgraced-bishop/ Check out this newspaper clipping from 1990: https://kshouseofdelights.quora.com/Retiring-in-style-In-1990-a-group-of-Belgian-nuns-sold-up-their-14th-century-convent-for-1-4-million-and-ran-off-to  Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:04:11

EP118 - S1

11 Mar 22

Milli Vanilli AND Frane Selak - the ‘unluckiest luckiest man alive’

It’s our Canberra LIVE show, which means TWO stories in one ep!  Skip straight to the stories: approx 16:00 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Milli Vanilli: Watch the infamous press conference Rob & Fab held, trying to defend themselves (the one where they were pressured to sing & rap live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX7UzIrGGlA  Watch a lengthy interview with Fab, covering the whole saga from his point of view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqmO9VE0PuY  Watch this for a summary of what happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oX03NKBklQ  Watch the first ever episode of Behind the Music, which took a few liberties telling the Milli Vanilli story: https://vimeo.com/517091976  Read this Variety magazine article from 2020 if you want to know what happened next…  https://variety.com/2020/music/news/milli-vanilli-grammy-scandal-fab-morvan-1234865697/  Frane Selak: Some good articles: https://allthatsinteresting.com/frane-selak https://medium.com/@happiness.soup/meet-the-worlds-luckiest-man-736386c81598 https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/unluckiest-man/ His Wiki: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frano_Selak Interview with him and neighbours back in 2002: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/croatia/1433773/Disaster-as-a-way-of-life.html Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Milli Vanilli AND Frane Selak - the ‘unluckiest luckiest man alive’

It’s our Canberra LIVE show, which means TWO stories in one ep!  Skip straight to the stories: approx 16:00 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Milli Vanilli: Watch the infamous press conference Rob & Fab held, trying to defend themselves (the one where they were pressured to sing & rap live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX7UzIrGGlA  Watch a lengthy interview with Fab, covering the whole saga from his point of view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqmO9VE0PuY  Watch this for a summary of what happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oX03NKBklQ  Watch the first ever episode of Behind the Music, which took a few liberties telling the Milli Vanilli story: https://vimeo.com/517091976  Read this Variety magazine article from 2020 if you want to know what happened next…  https://variety.com/2020/music/news/milli-vanilli-grammy-scandal-fab-morvan-1234865697/  Frane Selak: Some good articles: https://allthatsinteresting.com/frane-selak https://medium.com/@happiness.soup/meet-the-worlds-luckiest-man-736386c81598 https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/unluckiest-man/ His Wiki: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frano_Selak Interview with him and neighbours back in 2002: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/croatia/1433773/Disaster-as-a-way-of-life.html Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:02:39

EP117 - S1

4 Mar 22

The Acali Sex Raft

Put ten super hot people on a tiny raft. Take it out to the middle of the ocean and leave it there. Wait for the orgies to begin… That’s what anthropologist Santiago Genoves thought would happen when he stuck a bunch of attractive people in a small space they couldn’t escape - lots of sex, and lots of fighting. But how things actually turned out shocked both him and the world, resulting in the Acali and its crew becoming internationally famous (or maybe that should be infamous…). Skip straight to the story: approx 14:47 We give you Just The Gist but if you want more, there’s this:  Watch the incredible 2018 documentary “The Raft”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWXIOYxTkXY  Listen to some interviews with members of the crew of the Acali: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct1k30  Read these articles that came out around the time The Raft was released: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jan/14/mutiny-on-the-sex-raft-70s-experiment-santiago-genoves  https://povmagazine.com/sex-raft-documentary-experiment-explained/  Wikipedia has all the essential details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acali  If you’re curious to know more about the earlier attempts Santiago made to cross the Atlantic in a reed boat, start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_Heyerdahl#Boats_Ra_and_Ra_II  Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The Acali Sex Raft

Put ten super hot people on a tiny raft. Take it out to the middle of the ocean and leave it there. Wait for the orgies to begin… That’s what anthropologist Santiago Genoves thought would happen when he stuck a bunch of attractive people in a small space they couldn’t escape - lots of sex, and lots of fighting. But how things actually turned out shocked both him and the world, resulting in the Acali and its crew becoming internationally famous (or maybe that should be infamous…). Skip straight to the story: approx 14:47 We give you Just The Gist but if you want more, there’s this:  Watch the incredible 2018 documentary “The Raft”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWXIOYxTkXY  Listen to some interviews with members of the crew of the Acali: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct1k30  Read these articles that came out around the time The Raft was released: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jan/14/mutiny-on-the-sex-raft-70s-experiment-santiago-genoves  https://povmagazine.com/sex-raft-documentary-experiment-explained/  Wikipedia has all the essential details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acali  If you’re curious to know more about the earlier attempts Santiago made to cross the Atlantic in a reed boat, start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_Heyerdahl#Boats_Ra_and_Ra_II  Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

59:01

EP116 - S1

25 Feb 22

The 2019 College Admissions Scandal

It ended up with famous actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin being sent to prison. Over $25million in bribes exchanged hands. Almost every major elite university in the USA was involved. And at the end of the day, the whole thing came down to dodgy photoshop and cheating on a test. Rick Singer made a fortune when he realised that rich, entitled parents would do anything to get their kids into the best US colleges (seriously - anything. It's wild). But when Rick was busted by the FBI, he quickly flipped and told the agents everything about his 'side door' entry system, leading to a worldwide news frenzy when a lot of very privileged, high profile parents were arrested. Skip straight to the story: 17:08 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch 'Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal' (on Netflix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFHj8e7mU_I Listen to the 'Gangster Capitalism' podcast episodes on the scandal: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/introducing-season-1-the-college-admissions-scandal/id1460320573?i=1000519261599 Good rundown of the 'side door' admission scheme: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/12/college-admissions-fraud-scandal-felicity-huffman-lori-loughlin The Wiki gives a good summary on what each parent paid for and what punishment they received: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_college_admissions_bribery_scandal One of the only pieces about what happened to the kids involved: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/us/college-admissions-scandal-students.html Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The 2019 College Admissions Scandal

It ended up with famous actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin being sent to prison. Over $25million in bribes exchanged hands. Almost every major elite university in the USA was involved. And at the end of the day, the whole thing came down to dodgy photoshop and cheating on a test. Rick Singer made a fortune when he realised that rich, entitled parents would do anything to get their kids into the best US colleges (seriously - anything. It's wild). But when Rick was busted by the FBI, he quickly flipped and told the agents everything about his 'side door' entry system, leading to a worldwide news frenzy when a lot of very privileged, high profile parents were arrested. Skip straight to the story: 17:08 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch 'Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal' (on Netflix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFHj8e7mU_I Listen to the 'Gangster Capitalism' podcast episodes on the scandal: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/introducing-season-1-the-college-admissions-scandal/id1460320573?i=1000519261599 Good rundown of the 'side door' admission scheme: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/12/college-admissions-fraud-scandal-felicity-huffman-lori-loughlin The Wiki gives a good summary on what each parent paid for and what punishment they received: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_college_admissions_bribery_scandal One of the only pieces about what happened to the kids involved: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/us/college-admissions-scandal-students.html Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:14:02

EP115 - S1

18 Feb 22

The Famous Actress/Director Couple Kidnapped and Forced To Make Movies

Imagine if two stars as big as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were kidnapped, forced to remarry, and given no choice but to start making movies together for a crazy dictator.  In 1978, that actually happened.  Choi Eun-hee was the most famous movie star in South Korea. Shin Sang-ok was the most famous director. They had a 'Brangelina' level marriage, with millions of people invested in their famous relationship and the movies they made as a mega-famous couple. But when they got divorced and stopped working together, one man decided that simply would not do. Kim Jong-il - son of the dictator of North Korea - had Choi and Shin kidnapped and brought to him. After a bit of light torture and 're-education', it was announced that they would remarry and start making movies again, all for the pleasure and good publicity of the North Korean people. And with the options being 'pretend to be married and make movies or DIE'... well, Choi and Shin got to work making movies. For YEARS.  Skip straight to the story: 40:42 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Read “A Kim Jong-il Production”, the most comprehensive book about Shin, Choi & Kim: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22537682-a-kim-jong-il-production Watch “The Lovers and the Despot”, made in 2016, featuring interviews with Choi & her family:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LAuPwBpwYg  Watch Pulgasari, the Korean version of Godzilla:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCKSR0JArUQ  We couldn’t find the full length version of the North Korean Titanic ripoff, but get a taste of it here:  https://northkoreanfilms.com/category/souls-protest/  Listen to the 3 part series about the Kim dynasty on the Real Dictators podcast  (here’s ep 2 which focuses on the abduction of Choi & Shin): https://megaphone.link/NSR4712613098 The TikTok girl (@kimberlytahmus) who reads Britney's tweets in a southern accent: https://www.tiktok.com/@kimberlytahmus/video/7055105029228809519?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1&lang=en The Drop Out trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7rlZLw9m10 Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The Famous Actress/Director Couple Kidnapped and Forced To Make Movies

Imagine if two stars as big as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were kidnapped, forced to remarry, and given no choice but to start making movies together for a crazy dictator.  In 1978, that actually happened.  Choi Eun-hee was the most famous movie star in South Korea. Shin Sang-ok was the most famous director. They had a 'Brangelina' level marriage, with millions of people invested in their famous relationship and the movies they made as a mega-famous couple. But when they got divorced and stopped working together, one man decided that simply would not do. Kim Jong-il - son of the dictator of North Korea - had Choi and Shin kidnapped and brought to him. After a bit of light torture and 're-education', it was announced that they would remarry and start making movies again, all for the pleasure and good publicity of the North Korean people. And with the options being 'pretend to be married and make movies or DIE'... well, Choi and Shin got to work making movies. For YEARS.  Skip straight to the story: 40:42 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Read “A Kim Jong-il Production”, the most comprehensive book about Shin, Choi & Kim: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22537682-a-kim-jong-il-production Watch “The Lovers and the Despot”, made in 2016, featuring interviews with Choi & her family:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LAuPwBpwYg  Watch Pulgasari, the Korean version of Godzilla:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCKSR0JArUQ  We couldn’t find the full length version of the North Korean Titanic ripoff, but get a taste of it here:  https://northkoreanfilms.com/category/souls-protest/  Listen to the 3 part series about the Kim dynasty on the Real Dictators podcast  (here’s ep 2 which focuses on the abduction of Choi & Shin): https://megaphone.link/NSR4712613098 The TikTok girl (@kimberlytahmus) who reads Britney's tweets in a southern accent: https://www.tiktok.com/@kimberlytahmus/video/7055105029228809519?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1&lang=en The Drop Out trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7rlZLw9m10 Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:52:54

EP114 - S1

15 Feb 22

O.J. Simpson

One of our most requested topics ever, we give you just the gist of O.J. Simpson, the murder of his wife wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, the Bronco chase, the crazy trial (including THAT glove), and where exactly Simpson ended up. This is a big story people, so we've broken it down for you the way only Just The Gist can. (Content Warning - this episode features talk about domestic violence. Some support resources are listed below.) We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: The book Rosie mentioned:'The Run Of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson' by Jeffrey Toobin: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/280412.The_Run_of_His_Life The podcast 'You're Wrong About' has a bunch of episodes on this by the brilliant Sarah Marshall: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/youre-wrong-about/id1380008439 Watch the AMAZING doco series 'O.J: Made in America' (on ESPN, or in Aus on Disney Plus): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmca421urfo Some articles: https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/1995/12/dunne199512 https://abcnews.go.com/US/oj-simpson-case-key-players-25-years/story?id=63180970 The book '(if) I DID IT: Confessions of the Killer' by O.J. Simpson: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1797248.If_I_Did_It If today's episode was difficult for you, please reach out to: Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ If you need domestic violence support, you can anonymously contact  1800 RESPECT: https://1800respect.org.au/ Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

O.J. Simpson

One of our most requested topics ever, we give you just the gist of O.J. Simpson, the murder of his wife wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, the Bronco chase, the crazy trial (including THAT glove), and where exactly Simpson ended up. This is a big story people, so we've broken it down for you the way only Just The Gist can. (Content Warning - this episode features talk about domestic violence. Some support resources are listed below.) We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: The book Rosie mentioned:'The Run Of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson' by Jeffrey Toobin: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/280412.The_Run_of_His_Life The podcast 'You're Wrong About' has a bunch of episodes on this by the brilliant Sarah Marshall: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/youre-wrong-about/id1380008439 Watch the AMAZING doco series 'O.J: Made in America' (on ESPN, or in Aus on Disney Plus): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmca421urfo Some articles: https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/1995/12/dunne199512 https://abcnews.go.com/US/oj-simpson-case-key-players-25-years/story?id=63180970 The book '(if) I DID IT: Confessions of the Killer' by O.J. Simpson: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1797248.If_I_Did_It If today's episode was difficult for you, please reach out to: Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ If you need domestic violence support, you can anonymously contact  1800 RESPECT: https://1800respect.org.au/ Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:10:46

EP114 - S1

4 Feb 22

Breakin' Nooz BONANZA

We've been on break for a month, which meant so much Breakin' Nooz it needed its own whole episode! From Elizabeth Holmes to Ghilaine Maxwell to that glass of water the woman from Madison Avenue danced around at the Arias in the year 2000. Strap in Gisteners, there is much to discuss.

Breakin' Nooz BONANZA

We've been on break for a month, which meant so much Breakin' Nooz it needed its own whole episode! From Elizabeth Holmes to Ghilaine Maxwell to that glass of water the woman from Madison Avenue danced around at the Arias in the year 2000. Strap in Gisteners, there is much to discuss.

53:40

EP113 - S1

4 Feb 22

2021 WRAP UP!

Well… a wrap-up of Breakin’ Nooz, so… basically a wrap-up of what Rosie convinced Jacob was important this year. (If you’re coming to us for actual news, have we even met?) Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWillimStanley Email us your [email protected]

2021 WRAP UP!

Well… a wrap-up of Breakin’ Nooz, so… basically a wrap-up of what Rosie convinced Jacob was important this year. (If you’re coming to us for actual news, have we even met?) Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWillimStanley Email us your [email protected]

01:27:53

EP112 - S1

1 Jan 22

SANTA!

Merry Happy! Ignore your anti-vaxxer relatives by taking a walk and revisiting Jacob’s just the gist on Santa Claus from last year.  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWillimStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

SANTA!

Merry Happy! Ignore your anti-vaxxer relatives by taking a walk and revisiting Jacob’s just the gist on Santa Claus from last year.  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWillimStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:14:24

EP111 - S1

25 Dec 21

The Chippendales Murders

HOT, SWEATY MEN. GYRATING HIPS. HUNDREDS OF TURNED ON, SCREAMING HOUSEWIVES. And… murder? The inspiration for eventual hit film Magic Mike, the infamous Chippendales show became a household name in the 80s for being THE place for women to be entertained by male strippers. What most people don’t remember though, is the string of brutal murders linked to the Chippendales dancers and the bitter rivalry between the company’s owners, Steve Banerjee and Nick De Noia. Keep an ear out this week for a special guest appearance by Rosie’s nephew Mohammed!  Skip straight to the story: approx 20:01 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Watch the doco series Curse of the Chippendales, available on 7+ in Australia https://7plus.com.au/the-curse-of-the-chippendales?episode-id=COTC01-001 Listen to the excellent podcast series Welcome to your Fantasy, it's brilliant http://pineapple.fm/welcome-to-your-fantasy  Read Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders https://www.booktopia.com.au/deadly-dance-k-scot-macdonald/book/9780991665327.html Listen to a long-form interview with the FBI agent who managed to finally catch Banerjee https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-232-scott-garriola-chippendales-murder-for-hire/  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWillimStanley Follow Mohammed’s TikTok: @the.lil.momo Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The Chippendales Murders

HOT, SWEATY MEN. GYRATING HIPS. HUNDREDS OF TURNED ON, SCREAMING HOUSEWIVES. And… murder? The inspiration for eventual hit film Magic Mike, the infamous Chippendales show became a household name in the 80s for being THE place for women to be entertained by male strippers. What most people don’t remember though, is the string of brutal murders linked to the Chippendales dancers and the bitter rivalry between the company’s owners, Steve Banerjee and Nick De Noia. Keep an ear out this week for a special guest appearance by Rosie’s nephew Mohammed!  Skip straight to the story: approx 20:01 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Watch the doco series Curse of the Chippendales, available on 7+ in Australia https://7plus.com.au/the-curse-of-the-chippendales?episode-id=COTC01-001 Listen to the excellent podcast series Welcome to your Fantasy, it's brilliant http://pineapple.fm/welcome-to-your-fantasy  Read Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders https://www.booktopia.com.au/deadly-dance-k-scot-macdonald/book/9780991665327.html Listen to a long-form interview with the FBI agent who managed to finally catch Banerjee https://jerriwilliams.com/episode-232-scott-garriola-chippendales-murder-for-hire/  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWillimStanley Follow Mohammed’s TikTok: @the.lil.momo Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:30:35

EP110 - S1

24 Dec 21

The Murder of Dorothy Stratten

When Dorothy Stratten arrived in Hollywood as a shy, naive 18-year-old, she had never even been on a plane before. By 19, she had been named Playboy Magazine's 1980 Playmate of the Year, and started booking acting jobs in film and TV, with many believing she would be the first Playmate to achieve 'mainstream' success. But by 20, less than two years after she arrived in LA, Dorothy Stratten was dead.  (Content Warning - this episode features talk about domestic violence. Some support resources are listed below.) Skip straight to the story: approx 24:02 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: 'Death of a Starlet' podcast by Wondery (lots of good detail about Playboy and Hugh Hefner in this one): https://wondery.com/shows/death-of-a-starlet/ 'You Must Remember This' podcast episode on Dorothy Stratten: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2017/4/20/dorothy-stratten-dead-blondes-episode-13 Some articles: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/horrific-murder-playboy-playmate-verge-hollywood-stardom-flaw/story?id=66193166 https://people.com/crime/dorothy-stratten-murder-playboy-model/ A bit more detail on Paul Snider: https://allthatsinteresting.com/paul-snider Dorothy's Tonight Show interview with Johnny Carson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SahoSvAAbH4 Trailer for Star 80: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb7WdswtuOo 'The Invisible Woman' - The 'You Must Remember This' series on Polly Platt, the extremely talented first wife of Peter Bogdanavich: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2020/7/pollyplattarchive28 If today's episode was difficult for you, please reach out to: Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ If you need domestic violence support, you can anonymously contact 1800 RESPECT: https://1800respect.org.au/ Get tickets to the Just The Gist Live show! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your [email protected]

The Murder of Dorothy Stratten

When Dorothy Stratten arrived in Hollywood as a shy, naive 18-year-old, she had never even been on a plane before. By 19, she had been named Playboy Magazine's 1980 Playmate of the Year, and started booking acting jobs in film and TV, with many believing she would be the first Playmate to achieve 'mainstream' success. But by 20, less than two years after she arrived in LA, Dorothy Stratten was dead.  (Content Warning - this episode features talk about domestic violence. Some support resources are listed below.) Skip straight to the story: approx 24:02 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: 'Death of a Starlet' podcast by Wondery (lots of good detail about Playboy and Hugh Hefner in this one): https://wondery.com/shows/death-of-a-starlet/ 'You Must Remember This' podcast episode on Dorothy Stratten: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2017/4/20/dorothy-stratten-dead-blondes-episode-13 Some articles: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/horrific-murder-playboy-playmate-verge-hollywood-stardom-flaw/story?id=66193166 https://people.com/crime/dorothy-stratten-murder-playboy-model/ A bit more detail on Paul Snider: https://allthatsinteresting.com/paul-snider Dorothy's Tonight Show interview with Johnny Carson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SahoSvAAbH4 Trailer for Star 80: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb7WdswtuOo 'The Invisible Woman' - The 'You Must Remember This' series on Polly Platt, the extremely talented first wife of Peter Bogdanavich: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2020/7/pollyplattarchive28 If today's episode was difficult for you, please reach out to: Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ If you need domestic violence support, you can anonymously contact 1800 RESPECT: https://1800respect.org.au/ Get tickets to the Just The Gist Live show! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your [email protected]

01:14:31

EP109 - S1

17 Dec 21

The Knoedler Gallery Scandal (or - rich idiots think fake art is real art)

We love us some rich idiots! And lady scammers!  It was considered one of the most exclusive, snooty art galleries in the world. If you were a gazillionaire, and you wanted to buy a Picasso or a Pollock for a ridiculous amount of money, you went to the Knoedler Gallery and spoke to Ann Freedman. But everything fell apart when someone had their artwork valued at by an expert, and was informed they had spent $17 million on a FAKE. And they weren’t the only one - turns out Ann Freedman had been selling fake paintings to everyone in town for years. So where did the paintings come from? How did she have so many? And why did it take so long for anyone to notice, even when there were obvious mistakes like the artists’ signatures spelled wrong on all the ‘exclusive’ pieces?  Skip straight to the story: approx 16:29 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: The 2017 doco "Blurred Lines" that explores how & why the art market became so bonkers: https://tv.apple.com/au/movie/blurred-lines-inside-the-art-world/umc.cmc.4zajoochjr131ibtlaqcs0lzi?action=play  The 2019 doco "Driven to Abstraction" which focuses a lot on the court case against Ann Freedman & Michael Hammer: https://projectr.tv/films/driven-to-abstraction/604514c3907e500001bc07f4 The 2020 doco "Made You Look: a True Story About Fake Art" which features LOTS of interviews with Ann Freedman: https://www.netflix.com/watch/81406333?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2Cb19b1114ce76a7005cfc1e579c63b3bfe52f64e4%3A898b90812c8f5361b5d9e43631e111c33ee14146%2Cb19b1114ce76a7005cfc1e579c63b3bfe52f64e4%3A898b90812c8f5361b5d9e43631e111c33ee14146%2Cunknown%2C%2C Maria Konnikova's book "The Confidence Game": https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-confidence-game-maria-konnikova/book/9780143109877.html This 2012 Vanity Fair article: https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/05/knoedler-gallery-forgery-scandal-investigation  The Just The Gist LIVE Australian tour is now on sale! Get tickets here: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist Follow us on Insta: @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The Knoedler Gallery Scandal (or - rich idiots think fake art is real art)

We love us some rich idiots! And lady scammers!  It was considered one of the most exclusive, snooty art galleries in the world. If you were a gazillionaire, and you wanted to buy a Picasso or a Pollock for a ridiculous amount of money, you went to the Knoedler Gallery and spoke to Ann Freedman. But everything fell apart when someone had their artwork valued at by an expert, and was informed they had spent $17 million on a FAKE. And they weren’t the only one - turns out Ann Freedman had been selling fake paintings to everyone in town for years. So where did the paintings come from? How did she have so many? And why did it take so long for anyone to notice, even when there were obvious mistakes like the artists’ signatures spelled wrong on all the ‘exclusive’ pieces?  Skip straight to the story: approx 16:29 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: The 2017 doco "Blurred Lines" that explores how & why the art market became so bonkers: https://tv.apple.com/au/movie/blurred-lines-inside-the-art-world/umc.cmc.4zajoochjr131ibtlaqcs0lzi?action=play  The 2019 doco "Driven to Abstraction" which focuses a lot on the court case against Ann Freedman & Michael Hammer: https://projectr.tv/films/driven-to-abstraction/604514c3907e500001bc07f4 The 2020 doco "Made You Look: a True Story About Fake Art" which features LOTS of interviews with Ann Freedman: https://www.netflix.com/watch/81406333?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2Cb19b1114ce76a7005cfc1e579c63b3bfe52f64e4%3A898b90812c8f5361b5d9e43631e111c33ee14146%2Cb19b1114ce76a7005cfc1e579c63b3bfe52f64e4%3A898b90812c8f5361b5d9e43631e111c33ee14146%2Cunknown%2C%2C Maria Konnikova's book "The Confidence Game": https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-confidence-game-maria-konnikova/book/9780143109877.html This 2012 Vanity Fair article: https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/05/knoedler-gallery-forgery-scandal-investigation  The Just The Gist LIVE Australian tour is now on sale! Get tickets here: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist Follow us on Insta: @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:29:35

EP108 - S1

10 Dec 21

The Gucci Family

Currently depicted in the new film 'House of Gucci', the story of the Gucci family is almost too outrageous to be real. After Guccio Gucci created the iconic fashion brand in 1921, his children and grandchildren spent decades plotting and scheming against each other for ultimate control of the company, all of which culminated in the shocking murder of Maurizio Gucci in 1995. Skip straight to the story: approx 22:21 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: The book the movie is based on 'House of Gucci' by Sara Gay Forden (Rosie listened to the audiobook version which was excellent): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61013.The_House_of_Gucci Time Magazine article summing up the murder of Maurizio: https://time.com/6122130/house-of-gucci-true-story/ Good true crime episode about the murder on a show called 'Power, Privilege and Justice': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1rSKIzee7g The 2016 Guardian interview with Patrizia Reggiani: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/jul/24/the-gucci-wife-and-the-hitman-fashions-darkest-tale Tom Ford and director Ridley Scott's comments on the film House of Gucci: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/nov/30/tom-ford-laughed-out-loud-during-house-of-gucci-screening Trailer for 'Nitram' (on Stan in Australia): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4cTjeEFq8Q Trailer for 'What Happened Britney Murphy' (on Binge in Australia): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaQvsFIB4Uw Get tickets to our Just The Gist Aussie tour! moretalent.com.au/justthegist Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The Gucci Family

Currently depicted in the new film 'House of Gucci', the story of the Gucci family is almost too outrageous to be real. After Guccio Gucci created the iconic fashion brand in 1921, his children and grandchildren spent decades plotting and scheming against each other for ultimate control of the company, all of which culminated in the shocking murder of Maurizio Gucci in 1995. Skip straight to the story: approx 22:21 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: The book the movie is based on 'House of Gucci' by Sara Gay Forden (Rosie listened to the audiobook version which was excellent): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61013.The_House_of_Gucci Time Magazine article summing up the murder of Maurizio: https://time.com/6122130/house-of-gucci-true-story/ Good true crime episode about the murder on a show called 'Power, Privilege and Justice': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1rSKIzee7g The 2016 Guardian interview with Patrizia Reggiani: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/jul/24/the-gucci-wife-and-the-hitman-fashions-darkest-tale Tom Ford and director Ridley Scott's comments on the film House of Gucci: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/nov/30/tom-ford-laughed-out-loud-during-house-of-gucci-screening Trailer for 'Nitram' (on Stan in Australia): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4cTjeEFq8Q Trailer for 'What Happened Britney Murphy' (on Binge in Australia): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaQvsFIB4Uw Get tickets to our Just The Gist Aussie tour! moretalent.com.au/justthegist Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:06:41

EP107 - S1

3 Dec 21

The Disappearance of Harold Holt

In 1967, Australia’s Prime Minister went for a swim at the beach and just… never came back. Despite massive widespread searches, no sign of Harold Holt was ever found - no body, no clues, nothing. He was just gone. And of course, because he was our country’s leader, the conspiracy theories about what ‘really’ happened to him started forming straight away. Did he fake his own death to start a new life? Did the CIA have him killed? Or the Vietnamese army? Was he a spy for the Chinese government who needed to escape by swimming down to a submarine that took him back to China? Or did he just, you know, overestimate his swimming ability, swim out too far at a very rough beach with no lifeguards and get stuck in a rip and drown? (No! That’s far too boring a story according to people who DEFINITELY know.) Skip straight to the story: approx 18:01 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this:Read Harold's biography, ‘The Life and Death of Harold Holt’ by Tom Frame: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-life-and-death-of-harold-holt-tom-frame/ebook/9781741156256.html  The Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Harold_Holt  Some articles that give a good overview: https://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/16/asia/australia-harold-holt-missing-anniversary-intl/index.html  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-01/disappearance-harold-holt-inside-search-operation-australia/12817236 Watch the footage that was broadcast live on the day Harold disappeared, and for the rest of that week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MST9Oz2MDfs  Some of the letters from concerned citizens who wanted to share their crazy theories with the government: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-17/harold-holt-50-years-since-prime-minister-disappeared/9259680  Browse through the National Film and Sound Archive (which includes the 2008 documentary ‘The Prime Minister is Missing’): https://www.nfsa.gov.au/search?query=prime+minister+is+missing&client=nfsa_govcms&proxystylesheet=nfsa_govcms&site=default_collection&filter=0&getfields=* Check out Old Mate Gary's website where he published his ‘confession’, stating he'd assassinated Harold: http://www.harold-holt.net/  Follow us on Insta: @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your [email protected]

The Disappearance of Harold Holt

In 1967, Australia’s Prime Minister went for a swim at the beach and just… never came back. Despite massive widespread searches, no sign of Harold Holt was ever found - no body, no clues, nothing. He was just gone. And of course, because he was our country’s leader, the conspiracy theories about what ‘really’ happened to him started forming straight away. Did he fake his own death to start a new life? Did the CIA have him killed? Or the Vietnamese army? Was he a spy for the Chinese government who needed to escape by swimming down to a submarine that took him back to China? Or did he just, you know, overestimate his swimming ability, swim out too far at a very rough beach with no lifeguards and get stuck in a rip and drown? (No! That’s far too boring a story according to people who DEFINITELY know.) Skip straight to the story: approx 18:01 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this:Read Harold's biography, ‘The Life and Death of Harold Holt’ by Tom Frame: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-life-and-death-of-harold-holt-tom-frame/ebook/9781741156256.html  The Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Harold_Holt  Some articles that give a good overview: https://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/16/asia/australia-harold-holt-missing-anniversary-intl/index.html  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-01/disappearance-harold-holt-inside-search-operation-australia/12817236 Watch the footage that was broadcast live on the day Harold disappeared, and for the rest of that week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MST9Oz2MDfs  Some of the letters from concerned citizens who wanted to share their crazy theories with the government: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-17/harold-holt-50-years-since-prime-minister-disappeared/9259680  Browse through the National Film and Sound Archive (which includes the 2008 documentary ‘The Prime Minister is Missing’): https://www.nfsa.gov.au/search?query=prime+minister+is+missing&client=nfsa_govcms&proxystylesheet=nfsa_govcms&site=default_collection&filter=0&getfields=* Check out Old Mate Gary's website where he published his ‘confession’, stating he'd assassinated Harold: http://www.harold-holt.net/  Follow us on Insta: @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your [email protected]

01:16:29

EP106 - S1

26 Nov 21

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly was just 21 years old when she went ‘undercover’ as a patient at an insane asylum in 1887, shocking the world with her vivid reporting on the horrors she witnessed inside. Many consider Bly’s work, ‘Ten Days In A Madhouse’, the very first example of investigative journalism - no small feat at a time when women were not permitted to be journalists in the first place (unless they agreed to only write about ‘fashion, society and gardening’…). Skip straight to the story - approx 17:32 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: ‘Ten Days in a Mad House’ by Nellie Bly: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1642216.Ten_Days_in_a_Mad_House ‘Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist’ by Brooke Kroeger: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/311625.Nellie_Bly Some articles about Nellie and her statue installation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/07/28/she-went-undercover-expose-an-insane-asylums-horrors-now-nellie-bly-is-getting-her-due/ https://www.thelily.com/this-massive-monument-to-women-is-quietly-taking-shape-in-new-york-city/ Nellie Bly’s Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly Some info on the Women’s Lunatic Asylum at Blackwell’s Island (now Roosevelt Island): https://www.nps.gov/places/blackwell-s-island-new-york-city.htm http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php/Blackwell%27s_Island_Asylumhttps://medium.com/legendary-women/what-nellie-bly-exposed-at-blackwells-asylum-and-why-it-s-still-important-4591203b9dc7 Trailer for the Lifetime movie starring Christina Ricci ‘Escaping The Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story’: https://youtu.be/qFjttOo4FLo Annnnnd the trailer for the even worse looking made-for-tv movie: https://youtu.be/5P3Tz3tLX90 Caleb’s show ‘Could You Survive On The Breadline?’: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/could-you-survive-on-the-breadline Follow us on Insta:@JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly was just 21 years old when she went ‘undercover’ as a patient at an insane asylum in 1887, shocking the world with her vivid reporting on the horrors she witnessed inside. Many consider Bly’s work, ‘Ten Days In A Madhouse’, the very first example of investigative journalism - no small feat at a time when women were not permitted to be journalists in the first place (unless they agreed to only write about ‘fashion, society and gardening’…). Skip straight to the story - approx 17:32 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: ‘Ten Days in a Mad House’ by Nellie Bly: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1642216.Ten_Days_in_a_Mad_House ‘Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist’ by Brooke Kroeger: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/311625.Nellie_Bly Some articles about Nellie and her statue installation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/07/28/she-went-undercover-expose-an-insane-asylums-horrors-now-nellie-bly-is-getting-her-due/ https://www.thelily.com/this-massive-monument-to-women-is-quietly-taking-shape-in-new-york-city/ Nellie Bly’s Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly Some info on the Women’s Lunatic Asylum at Blackwell’s Island (now Roosevelt Island): https://www.nps.gov/places/blackwell-s-island-new-york-city.htm http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php/Blackwell%27s_Island_Asylumhttps://medium.com/legendary-women/what-nellie-bly-exposed-at-blackwells-asylum-and-why-it-s-still-important-4591203b9dc7 Trailer for the Lifetime movie starring Christina Ricci ‘Escaping The Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story’: https://youtu.be/qFjttOo4FLo Annnnnd the trailer for the even worse looking made-for-tv movie: https://youtu.be/5P3Tz3tLX90 Caleb’s show ‘Could You Survive On The Breadline?’: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/could-you-survive-on-the-breadline Follow us on Insta:@JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions! [email protected]

56:55

EP105 - S1

19 Nov 21

The Twins Accidentally Switched at Birth And Sent Home With The Wrong Parents

FKN WOOPS. Two mothers give birth to twins on the same night at the same hospital. They take those twins home, and each raise what they assume are their non-identical twin boys. But 25 years later, through total chance, the young men discover there is someone who looks exactly like each of them living in the same city. Yep - two sets of twins had been mixed up at the hospital when they were born, and it turns out they had been identical all along, it's just that they were sent home with the wrong brother... Skip straight to the story - approx 33:35 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: READ: The New York Times article that broke the story in 2015: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/magazine/the-mixed-up-brothers-of-bogota.html  READ: Nancy Segal's brilliant book about what the case teaches us, written with Yesika Montoya https://www.booktopia.com.au/accidental-brothers-nancy-l-segal/book/9781250101907.html  LISTEN: The interview with Nancy Segal about what twin studies tell us about how nature and nurture work together to form identity https://www.npr.org/2019/03/21/705487258/what-twins-can-tell-us-about-who-we-are WATCH: Video of the twins meeting for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caEavQied1U Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The Twins Accidentally Switched at Birth And Sent Home With The Wrong Parents

FKN WOOPS. Two mothers give birth to twins on the same night at the same hospital. They take those twins home, and each raise what they assume are their non-identical twin boys. But 25 years later, through total chance, the young men discover there is someone who looks exactly like each of them living in the same city. Yep - two sets of twins had been mixed up at the hospital when they were born, and it turns out they had been identical all along, it's just that they were sent home with the wrong brother... Skip straight to the story - approx 33:35 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: READ: The New York Times article that broke the story in 2015: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/magazine/the-mixed-up-brothers-of-bogota.html  READ: Nancy Segal's brilliant book about what the case teaches us, written with Yesika Montoya https://www.booktopia.com.au/accidental-brothers-nancy-l-segal/book/9781250101907.html  LISTEN: The interview with Nancy Segal about what twin studies tell us about how nature and nurture work together to form identity https://www.npr.org/2019/03/21/705487258/what-twins-can-tell-us-about-who-we-are WATCH: Video of the twins meeting for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caEavQied1U Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:37:44

EP104 - S1

12 Nov 21

Tiger King 2 Is Coming!

Gisteners / Glisteners, the trailer for Tiger King 2 dropped last week, & oh my CATNESS it has caused a commotion.  We're serving the gist of what you need to know about the lawsuit Carole Baskin (friend of the podcast) immediately filed against Netflix to try to stop the release of the new series, & also serving the gist of the most important docos you NEED to watch before Tiger King 2 lands.  Consider it your homework for the next two weeks 🙂 And you'll successfully complete one portion of your assignment simply by listening to this episode, which revisits the story of Ron and Joy Holiday: The Cat Dancers.  Before Sigfried and Roy, & long before Joe Exotic, they were THE big cat performers whose story ended in tragedy. Think of it as a prequel to Tiger King, complete with throuple, tigers, sequins, lions, lycra, panthers, perms... & only one survivor.  The original Cat Dancer episode starts at around 5:22 and ends at roughly 63:45. And here are some useful links to help you complete your homework:  WATCH: The Tiger King 2 trailer (before it's taken down) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT4NYto3abM WATCH: The Conservation Game (on Stan Australia) https://play.stan.com.au/programs/3069587  WATCH: Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic (on ABC iView in Australia) https://iview.abc.net.au/show/louis-theroux-shooting-joe-exotic?utm_source=google_feed&utm_medium=syndicated_content&utm_campaign=iview_google_feed  WATCH: Louis Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets https://play.stan.com.au/programs/346972  LISTEN: Wondery's 2020 podcast series on Joe Exotic https://wondery.com/shows/joe-exotic/  READ: about Carole Baskin (Queen of the Gliteners) & her lawsuit against Netflix https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/nov/02/carole-baskin-sues-netflix-for-using-footage-of-her-in-tiger-king-2  And if you can, try to watch the documentary "Cat Dancers" about Ron and Joy Holiday, it's gobsmacking!  Get in touch with us anytime!  [email protected] @justthegistpodcast @jacobwilliamstanley @rosiewaterland Enjoy! xx

Tiger King 2 Is Coming!

Gisteners / Glisteners, the trailer for Tiger King 2 dropped last week, & oh my CATNESS it has caused a commotion.  We're serving the gist of what you need to know about the lawsuit Carole Baskin (friend of the podcast) immediately filed against Netflix to try to stop the release of the new series, & also serving the gist of the most important docos you NEED to watch before Tiger King 2 lands.  Consider it your homework for the next two weeks 🙂 And you'll successfully complete one portion of your assignment simply by listening to this episode, which revisits the story of Ron and Joy Holiday: The Cat Dancers.  Before Sigfried and Roy, & long before Joe Exotic, they were THE big cat performers whose story ended in tragedy. Think of it as a prequel to Tiger King, complete with throuple, tigers, sequins, lions, lycra, panthers, perms... & only one survivor.  The original Cat Dancer episode starts at around 5:22 and ends at roughly 63:45. And here are some useful links to help you complete your homework:  WATCH: The Tiger King 2 trailer (before it's taken down) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT4NYto3abM WATCH: The Conservation Game (on Stan Australia) https://play.stan.com.au/programs/3069587  WATCH: Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic (on ABC iView in Australia) https://iview.abc.net.au/show/louis-theroux-shooting-joe-exotic?utm_source=google_feed&utm_medium=syndicated_content&utm_campaign=iview_google_feed  WATCH: Louis Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets https://play.stan.com.au/programs/346972  LISTEN: Wondery's 2020 podcast series on Joe Exotic https://wondery.com/shows/joe-exotic/  READ: about Carole Baskin (Queen of the Gliteners) & her lawsuit against Netflix https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/nov/02/carole-baskin-sues-netflix-for-using-footage-of-her-in-tiger-king-2  And if you can, try to watch the documentary "Cat Dancers" about Ron and Joy Holiday, it's gobsmacking!  Get in touch with us anytime!  [email protected] @justthegistpodcast @jacobwilliamstanley @rosiewaterland Enjoy! xx

01:14:05

EP103 - S1

5 Nov 21

Happy Halloween, (Blair) Witches!

Do you like scary movies?  This week, we're talking about the next chapter in the Blair Witch saga and the next phases of its evolution (the witch is back!)  But before we go into the lasting impact of the 1999 film and its marketing strategy, we want to share some of the LEAST successful movie marketing stunts of all time with you. The original Blair Witch episode starts at around 15:12 and ends at roughly 72:54 Have a BOO-tiful HAlloween, Gisteners!  Links:  Visit the archived version of the original 1999 Blair Witch website https://web.archive.org/web/20210402102230/https://www.blairwitch.com/project/mythology.html Learn more about the competition to be the writer of the next chapter in the Blair Witch story https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/lionsgate-dorian-blair-witch-project-1235021881/  And maybe submit your entry https://home.dorian.live/blair-witch-fest  Read Ben Rock's 8 detailed blog posts about working on the film: https://www.dreadcentral.com/author/ben-rock/  And this article about the marketing strategy of the film: https://web.archive.org/web/20170130094758/https://mwpdigitalmedia.com/blog/the-blair-witch-project-the-best-viral-marketing-campaign-of-all-time/ Get in touch with us anytime!  [email protected]  @justthegistpodcast     @jacobwilliamstanley          @rosiewaterland               

Happy Halloween, (Blair) Witches!

Do you like scary movies?  This week, we're talking about the next chapter in the Blair Witch saga and the next phases of its evolution (the witch is back!)  But before we go into the lasting impact of the 1999 film and its marketing strategy, we want to share some of the LEAST successful movie marketing stunts of all time with you. The original Blair Witch episode starts at around 15:12 and ends at roughly 72:54 Have a BOO-tiful HAlloween, Gisteners!  Links:  Visit the archived version of the original 1999 Blair Witch website https://web.archive.org/web/20210402102230/https://www.blairwitch.com/project/mythology.html Learn more about the competition to be the writer of the next chapter in the Blair Witch story https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/lionsgate-dorian-blair-witch-project-1235021881/  And maybe submit your entry https://home.dorian.live/blair-witch-fest  Read Ben Rock's 8 detailed blog posts about working on the film: https://www.dreadcentral.com/author/ben-rock/  And this article about the marketing strategy of the film: https://web.archive.org/web/20170130094758/https://mwpdigitalmedia.com/blog/the-blair-witch-project-the-best-viral-marketing-campaign-of-all-time/ Get in touch with us anytime!  [email protected]  @justthegistpodcast     @jacobwilliamstanley          @rosiewaterland               

01:19:23

EP102 - S1

29 Oct 21

An Updates Bonanza (with extray Emus!)

This week we're walking you through a series of recent updates on some of our favourite characters from episodes past, including Agafia Lykov, Belle Gibson, Imelda Marcos and a bunch more.  Then we're revisiting the Great Emu War of 1932, a Gistorically Significant event in Australian history which is approaching its 89th anniversary, and after that we're getting in to the Great Emu Escape of 2021. The original Emu War episode starts at around 25:20 and ends at roughly 1:01:25 If you want to skip the original ep and head straight to the Great Emu Escape of 2021, skip to 1:01:25 Remember to follow @bellegibsonofficial on Insta    Get in touch with us, we love hearing from you Email [email protected]  Or on Insta: @justthegistpodcast             @jacobwilliamstanley          @rosiewaterland  

An Updates Bonanza (with extray Emus!)

This week we're walking you through a series of recent updates on some of our favourite characters from episodes past, including Agafia Lykov, Belle Gibson, Imelda Marcos and a bunch more.  Then we're revisiting the Great Emu War of 1932, a Gistorically Significant event in Australian history which is approaching its 89th anniversary, and after that we're getting in to the Great Emu Escape of 2021. The original Emu War episode starts at around 25:20 and ends at roughly 1:01:25 If you want to skip the original ep and head straight to the Great Emu Escape of 2021, skip to 1:01:25 Remember to follow @bellegibsonofficial on Insta    Get in touch with us, we love hearing from you Email [email protected]  Or on Insta: @justthegistpodcast             @jacobwilliamstanley          @rosiewaterland  

01:06:17

EP101 - S1

22 Oct 21

Checking in on Monica Lewinsky

This week, we're revisiting the very first story we ever Gistified on JtG, the Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton scandal. We're catching you up on the important work that Monica's been doing in the last 2 years since our episode originally dropped, and giving you the Gist of the documentary and TV show she produced.  The original story starts around 5:00 Jacob's update starts around 37:49 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Listen to Monica's interview on Kara Swisher's podcast "Sway" https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9sMmk5WW5UZA/episode/OTIxOGEyYjAtMTRiMi00YzI2LTkxNzUtMGEzOWRiOTE3MDI2?hl=en-AU&ved=2ahUKEwi4zYK8ksvzAhWVbSsKHcS2CG8QjrkEegQIAhAF&ep=6 Here's Monica chatting with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show  https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/disagree-to-agree-government-spending-debate-monica/id1334878780?i=1000537802595 And here's another conversation she had with David Axelrod https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ep-461-monica-lewinsky/id1043593599?i=1000537084141 Monica discusses the process of working on "Impeachment" https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/arts/television/monica-lewinsky-impeachment-american-crime-story.html This article is worth a read to understand the different ways Monica was viewed in the 1990s https://www.vox.com/culture/22672346/monica-lewinsky-bill-clinton-impeachment-american-crime-story  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Checking in on Monica Lewinsky

This week, we're revisiting the very first story we ever Gistified on JtG, the Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton scandal. We're catching you up on the important work that Monica's been doing in the last 2 years since our episode originally dropped, and giving you the Gist of the documentary and TV show she produced.  The original story starts around 5:00 Jacob's update starts around 37:49 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Listen to Monica's interview on Kara Swisher's podcast "Sway" https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9sMmk5WW5UZA/episode/OTIxOGEyYjAtMTRiMi00YzI2LTkxNzUtMGEzOWRiOTE3MDI2?hl=en-AU&ved=2ahUKEwi4zYK8ksvzAhWVbSsKHcS2CG8QjrkEegQIAhAF&ep=6 Here's Monica chatting with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show  https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/disagree-to-agree-government-spending-debate-monica/id1334878780?i=1000537802595 And here's another conversation she had with David Axelrod https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ep-461-monica-lewinsky/id1043593599?i=1000537084141 Monica discusses the process of working on "Impeachment" https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/arts/television/monica-lewinsky-impeachment-american-crime-story.html This article is worth a read to understand the different ways Monica was viewed in the 1990s https://www.vox.com/culture/22672346/monica-lewinsky-bill-clinton-impeachment-american-crime-story  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

51:45

EP100 - S1

15 Oct 21

CHATTING WITH STUART SEMPLE

We’ve got a special little treat for you, Gisteners! Jacob’s having a chat with our hero, Stuart Semple, about some of the hijinks he’s been up to in the last 18 months since we released our episode about his feud with Anish Kapoor. Revisit the original ep with us before the interview (from 4:07) or skip straight to the chat with Stuart at around 37:42 to hear us chat about his latest creations and projects, and of course, how he’s continued to punk Bean Boy. Here are the links we promised you:  If you missed the news about Jens Hanning “Take The Money and Run”, check this link out https://www.npr.org/2021/09/29/1041492941/jens-haaning-kunsten-take-the-money-and-run-art-denmark-blank Watch the video for Rubin’s song “Bean Boy” as many times as you can https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XOQ6DbXXOo (And stream it on your music streaming service as many times as you can) Read Stuart’s review of Anish Kapoor’s very grand exhibition https://www.artlyst.com/features/anish-kapoor-country-house-splendour-stuart-semple/ Just browse around the Culture Hustle website, and make sure you read every bit of text on the the Karen page https://culturehustle.com/collections/potions/products/karen-set-of-6-x-magnolia-acrylic-paints Check out the first exhibition at Giant Gallery https://fadmagazine.com/2021/02/25/stuart-semple-opens-new-gallery-giant-with-inaugural-exhibition-crash/ Listen to Stuart’s podcast, starting with his interview with Sarah Maple http://stuartsemple.com/social-works-shifting-the-social-dial-and-staying-humble-with-sarah-maple-visual-artist-1/ Be sure to look at Stuart’s Facebook post about his work “My Arse on the Line” https://www.facebook.com/MrStuartSemple/posts/my-arse-is-currently-on-show-diohoria-in-greece-my-arse-on-the-line-incredibly-k/357451459069903/ Check out Passions of Paradise for tours of the Great Barrier Reef https://passions.com.au Follow @stuartsemple @culturehustle @giantartgallery @justthegistpodcast @jacobwilliamstanley @rosiewaterland email us your sugGISTions [email protected]

CHATTING WITH STUART SEMPLE

We’ve got a special little treat for you, Gisteners! Jacob’s having a chat with our hero, Stuart Semple, about some of the hijinks he’s been up to in the last 18 months since we released our episode about his feud with Anish Kapoor. Revisit the original ep with us before the interview (from 4:07) or skip straight to the chat with Stuart at around 37:42 to hear us chat about his latest creations and projects, and of course, how he’s continued to punk Bean Boy. Here are the links we promised you:  If you missed the news about Jens Hanning “Take The Money and Run”, check this link out https://www.npr.org/2021/09/29/1041492941/jens-haaning-kunsten-take-the-money-and-run-art-denmark-blank Watch the video for Rubin’s song “Bean Boy” as many times as you can https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XOQ6DbXXOo (And stream it on your music streaming service as many times as you can) Read Stuart’s review of Anish Kapoor’s very grand exhibition https://www.artlyst.com/features/anish-kapoor-country-house-splendour-stuart-semple/ Just browse around the Culture Hustle website, and make sure you read every bit of text on the the Karen page https://culturehustle.com/collections/potions/products/karen-set-of-6-x-magnolia-acrylic-paints Check out the first exhibition at Giant Gallery https://fadmagazine.com/2021/02/25/stuart-semple-opens-new-gallery-giant-with-inaugural-exhibition-crash/ Listen to Stuart’s podcast, starting with his interview with Sarah Maple http://stuartsemple.com/social-works-shifting-the-social-dial-and-staying-humble-with-sarah-maple-visual-artist-1/ Be sure to look at Stuart’s Facebook post about his work “My Arse on the Line” https://www.facebook.com/MrStuartSemple/posts/my-arse-is-currently-on-show-diohoria-in-greece-my-arse-on-the-line-incredibly-k/357451459069903/ Check out Passions of Paradise for tours of the Great Barrier Reef https://passions.com.au Follow @stuartsemple @culturehustle @giantartgallery @justthegistpodcast @jacobwilliamstanley @rosiewaterland email us your sugGISTions [email protected]

01:17:34

EP99 - S1

8 Oct 21

Revisiting Gypsy Blanchard (plus Britney updates!)

This week Jacob's kicking things off with a quick run-down on the massive week of Britney news before he prances into the archives and gets into the bizarre case of Gypsy Rose and Deedee Blanchard. This was one of our earliest episodes, and is still in our top five most outrageous stories. A mother poisoning her daughter - did she have Munchausen syndrome by proxy? Or was her daughter's illness part of a grift? The daughter orchestrating her mother's murder - was that self defence? Or revenge? Stick around til the end to get an update on what's happening in Gypsy's world now, 6 years on from the climax of the story and just months away from her first parole hearing.  Original story starts around 23:17 Original story ends & updates start around 1:04:38 Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Revisiting Gypsy Blanchard (plus Britney updates!)

This week Jacob's kicking things off with a quick run-down on the massive week of Britney news before he prances into the archives and gets into the bizarre case of Gypsy Rose and Deedee Blanchard. This was one of our earliest episodes, and is still in our top five most outrageous stories. A mother poisoning her daughter - did she have Munchausen syndrome by proxy? Or was her daughter's illness part of a grift? The daughter orchestrating her mother's murder - was that self defence? Or revenge? Stick around til the end to get an update on what's happening in Gypsy's world now, 6 years on from the climax of the story and just months away from her first parole hearing.  Original story starts around 23:17 Original story ends & updates start around 1:04:38 Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:13:49

EP98 - S1

1 Oct 21

Revisiting JonBenét Ramsey

Introducing: “Stories of Gistorical Significance” or “Gists You Might Have Missed”.  Rosie’s taking a little break at “The Spa” for a few weeks, and while she’s away Jacob's revisiting a few of our older episodes and sharing some new information that’s recently come to light, starting with the mystery of JonBenét Ramsey’s murder.  We're coming up on the 25th anniversary of JonBenét's death, and a new documentary about the Ramsey case was released earlier this year, which presents a very different theory of what happened than the one we presented in our original episode...  Listen to Rosie deliver the Gist of JonBenét's murder (recorded in March 2020) before Jacob then gives an overview of the case as presented by folks who believe an intruder killed JonBenét in December 1996.  Original story starts around 5:45 Original story ends & updates start around 46:47 We give you the gist, but if you want to dive in and get more detail Watch “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey” on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBUQO2u-eD4  And watch the newest doco “JonBenét  Ramsey: What Really Happened?” https://watch.foxtel.com.au/app/#/shows/401720/seasons/1/episode/HWW10545552  Here’s a description of the documentary which calls it “both riveting and heartbreaking”  https://www.foxtel.com.au/whats-on/foxtel-insider/latest-news/jonbenet-ramsey-doco.html  If you missed Rosie’s post on the socials last week, here it is https://www.instagram.com/p/CT01LyaPXG8/  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Revisiting JonBenét Ramsey

Introducing: “Stories of Gistorical Significance” or “Gists You Might Have Missed”.  Rosie’s taking a little break at “The Spa” for a few weeks, and while she’s away Jacob's revisiting a few of our older episodes and sharing some new information that’s recently come to light, starting with the mystery of JonBenét Ramsey’s murder.  We're coming up on the 25th anniversary of JonBenét's death, and a new documentary about the Ramsey case was released earlier this year, which presents a very different theory of what happened than the one we presented in our original episode...  Listen to Rosie deliver the Gist of JonBenét's murder (recorded in March 2020) before Jacob then gives an overview of the case as presented by folks who believe an intruder killed JonBenét in December 1996.  Original story starts around 5:45 Original story ends & updates start around 46:47 We give you the gist, but if you want to dive in and get more detail Watch “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey” on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBUQO2u-eD4  And watch the newest doco “JonBenét  Ramsey: What Really Happened?” https://watch.foxtel.com.au/app/#/shows/401720/seasons/1/episode/HWW10545552  Here’s a description of the documentary which calls it “both riveting and heartbreaking”  https://www.foxtel.com.au/whats-on/foxtel-insider/latest-news/jonbenet-ramsey-doco.html  If you missed Rosie’s post on the socials last week, here it is https://www.instagram.com/p/CT01LyaPXG8/  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

59:06

EP97 - S1

24 Sep 21

Rosie’s Abortions

An extreme anti-abortion law was passed in Texas this month. A woman who seeks an abortion after six weeks can be arrested, along with anybody who aids her in seeking that abortion. $10,000 bounties are being offered to the public to ‘dob’ women in. Considering most women don’t even realise they are pregnant at that early stage, this law effectively bans more than 90% of abortions in the state. Clinics are already turning women away for fear of punishment.  Every woman should have an unequivocal right to make decisions about her own body. It’s that simple.  On the other side of the world, I felt so defeated by this news. Just… overwhelmed by a sense of helplessness. But one thing I’m good at is telling stories, so I figure I can at least use that skill to contribute in a way I know how. I’m one of millions of women who have made this choice about my own body, and I’m in a position to tell that story. It’s not a big contribution, but it’s something I can do. So here is just the gist of my abortions.  - Rosie ‘Choice Words: A collection of writing about abortion’ - the book Rosie contributed her story to: https://www.booktopia.com.au/choice-words-louise-swinn/book/9781760875220.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4eaJBhDMARIsANhrQADf6mTOMLCERIoaKnboXcWFatAGggQvgSKaB2dAsGTbmlHI6ndFBU0aAjYqEALw_wcB Some further reading: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/01/texas-abortion-law-supreme-court https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/08/texas-abortion-vigilantes-sb8-citizens-sue https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/09/biden-administration-sue-texas-abortion-law

Rosie’s Abortions

An extreme anti-abortion law was passed in Texas this month. A woman who seeks an abortion after six weeks can be arrested, along with anybody who aids her in seeking that abortion. $10,000 bounties are being offered to the public to ‘dob’ women in. Considering most women don’t even realise they are pregnant at that early stage, this law effectively bans more than 90% of abortions in the state. Clinics are already turning women away for fear of punishment.  Every woman should have an unequivocal right to make decisions about her own body. It’s that simple.  On the other side of the world, I felt so defeated by this news. Just… overwhelmed by a sense of helplessness. But one thing I’m good at is telling stories, so I figure I can at least use that skill to contribute in a way I know how. I’m one of millions of women who have made this choice about my own body, and I’m in a position to tell that story. It’s not a big contribution, but it’s something I can do. So here is just the gist of my abortions.  - Rosie ‘Choice Words: A collection of writing about abortion’ - the book Rosie contributed her story to: https://www.booktopia.com.au/choice-words-louise-swinn/book/9781760875220.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4eaJBhDMARIsANhrQADf6mTOMLCERIoaKnboXcWFatAGggQvgSKaB2dAsGTbmlHI6ndFBU0aAjYqEALw_wcB Some further reading: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/01/texas-abortion-law-supreme-court https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/08/texas-abortion-vigilantes-sb8-citizens-sue https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/09/biden-administration-sue-texas-abortion-law

01:18:22

EP96 - S1

10 Sep 21

Crop Circles

Aliens? Supernatural forces? Or just two guys called Doug and Dave ‘aving a laff? Crop Circles - huge, intricate, geometric patterns in the ground that many insist cannot possibly be made by humans - have been appearing in random fields throughout history. But where exactly do they come from, and are they proof of extraterrestrial life? DO YOU BELIEVE? Skip straight to the story - approx 26:45 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Watch this fairly balanced 2001 documentary, made at the peak of the crop circle frenzy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq3MjnCr30k  Watch this very unbalanced documentary from 1991  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBz1UCQnQWc  Read this article from Time Magazine about Doug and Dave’s revelation in 1991 https://www2.nau.edu/~gaud/bio372/class/readings/circ.htm  Watch their appearance on Dutch TV from the same year  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpVks_FMcLo  Spend a while exploring this website to get the latest Croppie gossip as well as some history  https://thecroppie.co.uk/  See photos of the latest crop circles as they appear  https://cropcircles.lucypringle.co.uk/  Get all the detail, videos and articles, about Operation Blackbird  http://thecroppie.co.uk/2016/02/05/operation-blackbird/  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Crop Circles

Aliens? Supernatural forces? Or just two guys called Doug and Dave ‘aving a laff? Crop Circles - huge, intricate, geometric patterns in the ground that many insist cannot possibly be made by humans - have been appearing in random fields throughout history. But where exactly do they come from, and are they proof of extraterrestrial life? DO YOU BELIEVE? Skip straight to the story - approx 26:45 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Watch this fairly balanced 2001 documentary, made at the peak of the crop circle frenzy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq3MjnCr30k  Watch this very unbalanced documentary from 1991  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBz1UCQnQWc  Read this article from Time Magazine about Doug and Dave’s revelation in 1991 https://www2.nau.edu/~gaud/bio372/class/readings/circ.htm  Watch their appearance on Dutch TV from the same year  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpVks_FMcLo  Spend a while exploring this website to get the latest Croppie gossip as well as some history  https://thecroppie.co.uk/  See photos of the latest crop circles as they appear  https://cropcircles.lucypringle.co.uk/  Get all the detail, videos and articles, about Operation Blackbird  http://thecroppie.co.uk/2016/02/05/operation-blackbird/  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:50:15

EP95 - S1

27 Aug 21

J.T Leroy

Widely considered the greatest literary hoax of modern times, the story of JT Leroy seems almost impossible to believe. Bursting onto the scene in 2001 with a bestselling book and heartbreaking life story, JT Leroy was a 20-year-old writing prodigy who quickly became the celebrity of the hour. He was photographed at A-List parties. Profiled in magazines. Gus Van Sant wanted to make a movie about him. Winona Ryder cried while giving a speech about him. The Smashing Pumpkins welcomed him backstage at their concerts. Madonna wanted him to join Kabbalah.  But JT Leroy didn’t exist.  So who was this person? And how did they dupe not just Hollywood, but the entire world? (TW: although JT Leroy turned out to be a fiction, this episode includes brief references to the physical and child sexual abuse described in his books.) Skip to the story! Approx 11:30 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: ‘The Boy Who Cried Author’ piece in Vanity Fair: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2006/04/jtleroy200604/amp The first article to bust things wide open: https://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/features/14718/ Interview with Savannah Knoop:https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/23/my-life-as-jt-leroy-savannah-knoop-on-playing-the-great-literary-hoaxer Vanity Fair Confidential episode, Season 4, Ep 2 (this one is a great overall summary): available to watch on Amazon Prime in Aus The Cult of JT Leroy doco trailer: https://youtu.be/ARPXyCqq1YI Author: The JT Leroy Story doco trailer (this is the nutso one with lots of interviews with Laura Albert): https://youtu.be/hvSwcE32VKg If this episode brought up any issues for please contact the following: Lifeline: 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue:1300 224 636https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ LGBTQI support: 1800 184 527https://qlife.org.au/ Follow us on Insta: @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your [email protected]

J.T Leroy

Widely considered the greatest literary hoax of modern times, the story of JT Leroy seems almost impossible to believe. Bursting onto the scene in 2001 with a bestselling book and heartbreaking life story, JT Leroy was a 20-year-old writing prodigy who quickly became the celebrity of the hour. He was photographed at A-List parties. Profiled in magazines. Gus Van Sant wanted to make a movie about him. Winona Ryder cried while giving a speech about him. The Smashing Pumpkins welcomed him backstage at their concerts. Madonna wanted him to join Kabbalah.  But JT Leroy didn’t exist.  So who was this person? And how did they dupe not just Hollywood, but the entire world? (TW: although JT Leroy turned out to be a fiction, this episode includes brief references to the physical and child sexual abuse described in his books.) Skip to the story! Approx 11:30 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: ‘The Boy Who Cried Author’ piece in Vanity Fair: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2006/04/jtleroy200604/amp The first article to bust things wide open: https://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/features/14718/ Interview with Savannah Knoop:https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/23/my-life-as-jt-leroy-savannah-knoop-on-playing-the-great-literary-hoaxer Vanity Fair Confidential episode, Season 4, Ep 2 (this one is a great overall summary): available to watch on Amazon Prime in Aus The Cult of JT Leroy doco trailer: https://youtu.be/ARPXyCqq1YI Author: The JT Leroy Story doco trailer (this is the nutso one with lots of interviews with Laura Albert): https://youtu.be/hvSwcE32VKg If this episode brought up any issues for please contact the following: Lifeline: 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue:1300 224 636https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ LGBTQI support: 1800 184 527https://qlife.org.au/ Follow us on Insta: @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your [email protected]

01:06:41

EP94 - S1

20 Aug 21

CHER

Jacob lives out his dream and gives us just the gist of Cher. No further description necessary. Skip to the story! Approx 18:04 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Here’s a nice, succinct doco about Cher’s life up to 1998  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGWrxldROLw  Here’s another doco from 2003, worth a view  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8zY9JnGl0U  Listen to Cher’s interview with Andrew Denton in 2018  (in which Cher talks about teaming up with Meryl Streep to reduce a woman from assault)  https://podcasts.apple.com/cz/podcast/cher/id1459220847?i=1000443335147  Watch and adore Cher, Georgie and Georganne have an intimate chat sitting on the same couch like three sisters, so close, and all finishing each other’s sentences in the documentary “Dear Mom, Love Cher”  https://tv.apple.com/au/movie/dear-mom-love-cher/umc.cmc.2hfqeiden8wvse2vemzz4kjyh?action=play  Watch the trailer for the movie that sent Sonny and Cher bankrupt, “Chastity”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dmQyPKEWxA  "She’s not just a girl, she’s an experience…" Get a taste of the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour with Ronald Reagan and a young innocent Michael Jackon  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3r2645  Watch a full episode of Cher’s solo show, in which her future husband / ex-husband Greg Allman is a guest star https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsihHU95etc Watch Cher’s medley of soul anthems performed with Elton John and Bette Midler on the “Cher” TV show in 1975  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p5kUaR3D04  Behold Cher’s magnificent one-woman performance of West Side Story from her special in 1978 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLq6k6Ckafg  Cher + Dolly Parton + gospel medley = life shifting perfection  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVGs41Mik1E  Just… Cher performing a medley with David Bowie (I’m not crying, you’re crying)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPlN8RBP-Ws  Cher with the Jackson Five (we know you’re still crying, and it’s ok) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGBJfnsT75E  Cher’s disco moment - Take Me Home (can’t believe Rosie didn’t know this song, but OK)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ3giJ0BPOw  Cher putting her true love Rob Camiletti on full display in her video for “I Found Someone” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WttpvJVjLE  Cher’s informercials, and the parodies, are all on this site  http://ruthsreport.blogspot.com/2020/11/that-time-cher-destroyed-her-career.html  Cher’s eulogy for Sonny. It’s heartbreaking, but such a beautiful tribute (and Cher is still so effing FUNNY and gets a lot of laughs)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fba-YxHIm6c  Watch the full Cherwell tour  https://vimeo.com/449975168  Enjoy Cher calling Letterman an asshole in 1986 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrX1ZFpvk14  Be moved by the time Sonny and Cher reunited in 1987 on Letterman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4EaFzRVjlM  The brilliant profile by Tim Elliot on Jock Zonfrillo in Good Weekend: https://www.smh.com.au/national/he-s-very-nice-the-only-problem-is-chef-marco-pierre-white-on-jock-zonfrillo-20210714-p589q3.html Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

CHER

Jacob lives out his dream and gives us just the gist of Cher. No further description necessary. Skip to the story! Approx 18:04 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Here’s a nice, succinct doco about Cher’s life up to 1998  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGWrxldROLw  Here’s another doco from 2003, worth a view  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8zY9JnGl0U  Listen to Cher’s interview with Andrew Denton in 2018  (in which Cher talks about teaming up with Meryl Streep to reduce a woman from assault)  https://podcasts.apple.com/cz/podcast/cher/id1459220847?i=1000443335147  Watch and adore Cher, Georgie and Georganne have an intimate chat sitting on the same couch like three sisters, so close, and all finishing each other’s sentences in the documentary “Dear Mom, Love Cher”  https://tv.apple.com/au/movie/dear-mom-love-cher/umc.cmc.2hfqeiden8wvse2vemzz4kjyh?action=play  Watch the trailer for the movie that sent Sonny and Cher bankrupt, “Chastity”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dmQyPKEWxA  "She’s not just a girl, she’s an experience…" Get a taste of the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour with Ronald Reagan and a young innocent Michael Jackon  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3r2645  Watch a full episode of Cher’s solo show, in which her future husband / ex-husband Greg Allman is a guest star https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsihHU95etc Watch Cher’s medley of soul anthems performed with Elton John and Bette Midler on the “Cher” TV show in 1975  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p5kUaR3D04  Behold Cher’s magnificent one-woman performance of West Side Story from her special in 1978 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLq6k6Ckafg  Cher + Dolly Parton + gospel medley = life shifting perfection  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVGs41Mik1E  Just… Cher performing a medley with David Bowie (I’m not crying, you’re crying)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPlN8RBP-Ws  Cher with the Jackson Five (we know you’re still crying, and it’s ok) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGBJfnsT75E  Cher’s disco moment - Take Me Home (can’t believe Rosie didn’t know this song, but OK)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ3giJ0BPOw  Cher putting her true love Rob Camiletti on full display in her video for “I Found Someone” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WttpvJVjLE  Cher’s informercials, and the parodies, are all on this site  http://ruthsreport.blogspot.com/2020/11/that-time-cher-destroyed-her-career.html  Cher’s eulogy for Sonny. It’s heartbreaking, but such a beautiful tribute (and Cher is still so effing FUNNY and gets a lot of laughs)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fba-YxHIm6c  Watch the full Cherwell tour  https://vimeo.com/449975168  Enjoy Cher calling Letterman an asshole in 1986 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrX1ZFpvk14  Be moved by the time Sonny and Cher reunited in 1987 on Letterman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4EaFzRVjlM  The brilliant profile by Tim Elliot on Jock Zonfrillo in Good Weekend: https://www.smh.com.au/national/he-s-very-nice-the-only-problem-is-chef-marco-pierre-white-on-jock-zonfrillo-20210714-p589q3.html Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:36:23

EP93 - S1

13 Aug 21

John Jones - the man who was buried alive for 27 hours

If you’re claustrophobic you’re going to struggle with this one… A lot of you requested this story after our Baby Jessica episode, so you know it’s going to be INTENSE. In 2009, there was a massive 27-hour rescue operation to save John Edward Jones, a man who got stuck in the Nutty Putty Cave - 31 metres underground, in a rock crevice so small and tight that he couldn’t even expand his chest fully to take a proper breath. And… he was completely UPSIDE DOWN. Skip straight to the story: approx 19:15 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: All That’s Interesting article: https://allthatsinteresting.com/nutty-putty-cave CaveHaven article: https://cavehaven.com/nutty-putty-cave-accident/ ‘The Last Descent’ trailer: https://youtu.be/9aT2NN8FYoQ Some YouTube vids: https://youtu.be/WaIoXN-7FjM https://youtu.be/d1nuqpAULpE Follow us on Insta! @JustThePodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

John Jones - the man who was buried alive for 27 hours

If you’re claustrophobic you’re going to struggle with this one… A lot of you requested this story after our Baby Jessica episode, so you know it’s going to be INTENSE. In 2009, there was a massive 27-hour rescue operation to save John Edward Jones, a man who got stuck in the Nutty Putty Cave - 31 metres underground, in a rock crevice so small and tight that he couldn’t even expand his chest fully to take a proper breath. And… he was completely UPSIDE DOWN. Skip straight to the story: approx 19:15 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: All That’s Interesting article: https://allthatsinteresting.com/nutty-putty-cave CaveHaven article: https://cavehaven.com/nutty-putty-cave-accident/ ‘The Last Descent’ trailer: https://youtu.be/9aT2NN8FYoQ Some YouTube vids: https://youtu.be/WaIoXN-7FjM https://youtu.be/d1nuqpAULpE Follow us on Insta! @JustThePodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

46:44

EP92 - S1

9 Aug 21

The Great Molasses Flood

We’ve all seen the horrific damage caused by tsunamis - buildings flattened, whole towns destroyed. But what if a tsunami wasn’t made of water? What if it was made of… molasses? As crazy as it sounds, that’s exactly what happened in Boston in 1919. A tsunami of what is basically maple syrup flooded the city, and this sticky wave destroyed everything - and killed everyone - that it came across. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Read Dark Tide, the super comprehensive book about the disaster and the context in which it happened:  https://www.booktopia.com.au/dark-tide-stephen-puleo/book/9780807078006.html  Check out this article to see a bunch of photos of the chaos the flood caused:  https://www.boston.com/news/history/2019/01/14/great-molasses-flood-photos/  Learn about the 21 victims who were killed by the flood, and how their lives ended: https://www.boston.com/news/history/2019/01/13/victims-great-boston-molasses-flood-1919/  Read an article about the painstaking cleanup process that took months:  https://www.boston.com/news/history/2019/01/14/great-molasses-flood-cleanup-aftermath/  Skip right to the story: approx 18:40  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The Great Molasses Flood

We’ve all seen the horrific damage caused by tsunamis - buildings flattened, whole towns destroyed. But what if a tsunami wasn’t made of water? What if it was made of… molasses? As crazy as it sounds, that’s exactly what happened in Boston in 1919. A tsunami of what is basically maple syrup flooded the city, and this sticky wave destroyed everything - and killed everyone - that it came across. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Read Dark Tide, the super comprehensive book about the disaster and the context in which it happened:  https://www.booktopia.com.au/dark-tide-stephen-puleo/book/9780807078006.html  Check out this article to see a bunch of photos of the chaos the flood caused:  https://www.boston.com/news/history/2019/01/14/great-molasses-flood-photos/  Learn about the 21 victims who were killed by the flood, and how their lives ended: https://www.boston.com/news/history/2019/01/13/victims-great-boston-molasses-flood-1919/  Read an article about the painstaking cleanup process that took months:  https://www.boston.com/news/history/2019/01/14/great-molasses-flood-cleanup-aftermath/  Skip right to the story: approx 18:40  Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:03:15

EP91 - S1

30 Jul 21

Baby Jessica

In 1987, there was a news event that brought the entire world together. People did not stop watching their TVs for days - the First Lady of the United States even postponed surgery until she knew the outcome. Eighteen-month-old Jessica McClure had fallen down an old well and was wedged almost ten metres underground for 56 hours. Every news channel that existed had cameras in that tiny backyard in Texas, while the world watched - live - and waited in suspense to see if she’d come out alive.  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: The articles Rosie mentioned: LA Times in 1995: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-05-24-mn-5474-story New York Times Magazine in 1995: https://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/23/magazine/death-on-the-cnn-curve.html Good summary: www.history.com/.amp/this-day-in-history/baby-jessica-rescued-from-a-well-as-the-world-watches Jessica on the 30 year anniversary: https://www.time.com/4980689/baby-jessica-30th-anniversary https://www.people.com/human-interest/baby-jessica-on-the-30-year-anniversary-of-her-rescue-from-a-well-her-life-as-a-wife-and-mom Trailer for the TV movie ‘Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue Of Jessica McClure’:  https://youtu.be/JIPAPTKr0xc Footage of Baby Jessica being rescued:  https://youtu.be/afSChsWNcbQ The podcast about Amazon that Jacob recommended: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/brown-box   Skip right to the story: approx 27:04 Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGist @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Baby Jessica

In 1987, there was a news event that brought the entire world together. People did not stop watching their TVs for days - the First Lady of the United States even postponed surgery until she knew the outcome. Eighteen-month-old Jessica McClure had fallen down an old well and was wedged almost ten metres underground for 56 hours. Every news channel that existed had cameras in that tiny backyard in Texas, while the world watched - live - and waited in suspense to see if she’d come out alive.  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: The articles Rosie mentioned: LA Times in 1995: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-05-24-mn-5474-story New York Times Magazine in 1995: https://www.nytimes.com/1995/07/23/magazine/death-on-the-cnn-curve.html Good summary: www.history.com/.amp/this-day-in-history/baby-jessica-rescued-from-a-well-as-the-world-watches Jessica on the 30 year anniversary: https://www.time.com/4980689/baby-jessica-30th-anniversary https://www.people.com/human-interest/baby-jessica-on-the-30-year-anniversary-of-her-rescue-from-a-well-her-life-as-a-wife-and-mom Trailer for the TV movie ‘Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue Of Jessica McClure’:  https://youtu.be/JIPAPTKr0xc Footage of Baby Jessica being rescued:  https://youtu.be/afSChsWNcbQ The podcast about Amazon that Jacob recommended: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/brown-box   Skip right to the story: approx 27:04 Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGist @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:11:54

EP90 - S1

23 Jul 21

Shanti Devi - the girl who convinced scientists that reincarnation is real

How did a little girl in India manage to convince not just her family, but some of the world’s biggest skeptics, that she had clear memories of a past life? From the age of four, she recognised words and places that there was no way she could know. She knew intimate details about the man she insisted was once her husband, and recognised people she’d never met, right down to knowing their names and secrets. She knew her way around the detailed streets of a town she’d never been to, and easily pointed out which house she’d once lived in. After studying her for years and putting her to the test time and time again, experts kept coming back to one conclusion: Shanti Devi was the first person to offer real proof that reincarnation is real.  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Shanti Devi’s biography “I Have Lived Before”, written by a former skeptic who came to be a believer:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/601269.I_Have_Lived_Before  Or you can just read a summary of it here: https://www.reincarnationresearch.com/reincarnation-case-of-lugdi-chaubey-shanti-devi-mathur-and-the-orb-phenomenon/  Get to know more about the career of Dr Ian Stevenson, one of the psychiatrists who examined and interviewed Shanti and concluded her story was true:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson  And read about cases he studied, in which children were born with physical traits that mirrored their past life or even their death:  https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/716499/reincarnation-REAL-proof-life-after-death  If you’d like a jumping off point to find out more about research that scientists are conducting into reincarnation and paranormal activity, here’s a good start: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/02/there-is-a-paranormal-activity-lab-at-the-university-of-virginia/283584/  Pooseum article in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jul/14/pooseum-tasmanian-museum-dedicated-to-poo-wins-three-year-heritage-battle-with-council-over-sign Skip right to the story: approx 19:51 Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions:[email protected]

Shanti Devi - the girl who convinced scientists that reincarnation is real

How did a little girl in India manage to convince not just her family, but some of the world’s biggest skeptics, that she had clear memories of a past life? From the age of four, she recognised words and places that there was no way she could know. She knew intimate details about the man she insisted was once her husband, and recognised people she’d never met, right down to knowing their names and secrets. She knew her way around the detailed streets of a town she’d never been to, and easily pointed out which house she’d once lived in. After studying her for years and putting her to the test time and time again, experts kept coming back to one conclusion: Shanti Devi was the first person to offer real proof that reincarnation is real.  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Shanti Devi’s biography “I Have Lived Before”, written by a former skeptic who came to be a believer:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/601269.I_Have_Lived_Before  Or you can just read a summary of it here: https://www.reincarnationresearch.com/reincarnation-case-of-lugdi-chaubey-shanti-devi-mathur-and-the-orb-phenomenon/  Get to know more about the career of Dr Ian Stevenson, one of the psychiatrists who examined and interviewed Shanti and concluded her story was true:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson  And read about cases he studied, in which children were born with physical traits that mirrored their past life or even their death:  https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/716499/reincarnation-REAL-proof-life-after-death  If you’d like a jumping off point to find out more about research that scientists are conducting into reincarnation and paranormal activity, here’s a good start: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/02/there-is-a-paranormal-activity-lab-at-the-university-of-virginia/283584/  Pooseum article in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jul/14/pooseum-tasmanian-museum-dedicated-to-poo-wins-three-year-heritage-battle-with-council-over-sign Skip right to the story: approx 19:51 Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions:[email protected]

01:15:47

EP89 - S1

19 Jul 21

Lou Pearlman - the con artist king of boy bands

So… turns out your beloved 90s boyband was nothing but a financial scam. Lou Pearlman created Backstreet Boys and Nsync, taking them from unknown teens in Florida and turning them into the biggest bands in the world. At the height of their fame, both groups were bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars, yet they were only getting paid… $30 each a day. Yep - Lou Pearlman was a con artist, and he wasn’t just ripping off the boy bands he created. When authorities took a closer look, they realised he had been running the biggest Ponzi scheme in US history, and most of his investors were naive old people who thought they owned a little piece of the Backstreet Boys. We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there’s this: The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (the doco produced by Lance Bass): https://youtu.be/CcCRs0Ic3FI Vanity Fair Confidential episode ‘Mad About The Boys’ (season 1, episode 9 - available on Amazon Prime in Australia): https://youtu.be/KJR1_Hj-j2A Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of: https://youtu.be/bOZm93IWvgA Vanity Fair article ‘Mad About The Boys’: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2007/11/pearlman200711/amp Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/03/13/lou-pearlman-was-disgraced-mogul-who-defrauded-s-boy-bands-then-came-million-ponzi-scheme/%3foutputType=amp New Yorker piece: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/we-live-in-the-pop-culture-world-that-lou-pearlman-created/amp Free Britney stuff we mentioned: New Yorker piece by RONAN Farrow and Jia Tolentino: https://www.newyorker.com/news/american-chronicles/britney-spears-conservatorship-nightmare/amp New podcast ‘Pieces Of Britney’: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p09mfr9s Skip right to the story: approx 22:42 Brisbane and Perth Gisteners! Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on [email protected] @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Lou Pearlman - the con artist king of boy bands

So… turns out your beloved 90s boyband was nothing but a financial scam. Lou Pearlman created Backstreet Boys and Nsync, taking them from unknown teens in Florida and turning them into the biggest bands in the world. At the height of their fame, both groups were bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars, yet they were only getting paid… $30 each a day. Yep - Lou Pearlman was a con artist, and he wasn’t just ripping off the boy bands he created. When authorities took a closer look, they realised he had been running the biggest Ponzi scheme in US history, and most of his investors were naive old people who thought they owned a little piece of the Backstreet Boys. We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there’s this: The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (the doco produced by Lance Bass): https://youtu.be/CcCRs0Ic3FI Vanity Fair Confidential episode ‘Mad About The Boys’ (season 1, episode 9 - available on Amazon Prime in Australia): https://youtu.be/KJR1_Hj-j2A Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of: https://youtu.be/bOZm93IWvgA Vanity Fair article ‘Mad About The Boys’: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2007/11/pearlman200711/amp Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/03/13/lou-pearlman-was-disgraced-mogul-who-defrauded-s-boy-bands-then-came-million-ponzi-scheme/%3foutputType=amp New Yorker piece: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/we-live-in-the-pop-culture-world-that-lou-pearlman-created/amp Free Britney stuff we mentioned: New Yorker piece by RONAN Farrow and Jia Tolentino: https://www.newyorker.com/news/american-chronicles/britney-spears-conservatorship-nightmare/amp New podcast ‘Pieces Of Britney’: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p09mfr9s Skip right to the story: approx 22:42 Brisbane and Perth Gisteners! Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on [email protected] @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:13:52

EP88 - S1

9 Jul 21

KILLDOZER

Imagine sitting at your desk at work, a day like any other. All of a sudden you hear a rumbling that gets louder, and louder. Then you look out the window and see it: a massive tank (yes - TANK), covered in guns, coming straight towards your office. You get outside just in time to see this thing completely flatten your building to the ground, then drive away. Um… WHAT? That’s exactly what happened in 2004 to the people in Granby, Colorado. Marvin Heemeyer, a local man, was angry at most people in town about a bunch of different nonsense, so he decided to take revenge by spending more than a year modifying a bulldozer into a weaponised war-like tank, which he then drove all over town for several hours destroying everything in his wake. As you do. Local businesses, the town hall, the library, even the police station - all flattened by the Killdozer. And because this thing was indestructible (bullet-proof, bomb-proof, unbreakable steel), there was nothing the police could do, but watch helplessly and hope something - anything - would stop it. It literally got to the point where the army considered dropping a bomb on it so strong it would also destroy the entire town. So what stopped the Killdozer in the end? We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: The ‘Tread’ documentary trailer: https://youtu.be/yb1hQfo4nFY The book by Patrick Brower (who was editor of the local paper that day and in one of the buildings Marvin Heemeyer attacked) - ‘Killdozer: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage’: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37003600-killdozer A good YouTube Breakdown: https://youtu.be/Bo9Vu_X6lKw News footage from the day: https://youtu.be/PZbG9i1oGPA Articles: https://allthatsinteresting.com/marvin-heemeyer-killdozer https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/politics/article/killdozer-rampage-preppers/amp https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/06/09/killdozer-day-marvin-heemeyer/ Marvin’s wiki:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Heemeyer Skip right to the story: approx 27:21 Follow us on Instagram! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us to your suGISTions! [email protected] Brisbane and Perth - Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/

KILLDOZER

Imagine sitting at your desk at work, a day like any other. All of a sudden you hear a rumbling that gets louder, and louder. Then you look out the window and see it: a massive tank (yes - TANK), covered in guns, coming straight towards your office. You get outside just in time to see this thing completely flatten your building to the ground, then drive away. Um… WHAT? That’s exactly what happened in 2004 to the people in Granby, Colorado. Marvin Heemeyer, a local man, was angry at most people in town about a bunch of different nonsense, so he decided to take revenge by spending more than a year modifying a bulldozer into a weaponised war-like tank, which he then drove all over town for several hours destroying everything in his wake. As you do. Local businesses, the town hall, the library, even the police station - all flattened by the Killdozer. And because this thing was indestructible (bullet-proof, bomb-proof, unbreakable steel), there was nothing the police could do, but watch helplessly and hope something - anything - would stop it. It literally got to the point where the army considered dropping a bomb on it so strong it would also destroy the entire town. So what stopped the Killdozer in the end? We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: The ‘Tread’ documentary trailer: https://youtu.be/yb1hQfo4nFY The book by Patrick Brower (who was editor of the local paper that day and in one of the buildings Marvin Heemeyer attacked) - ‘Killdozer: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage’: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37003600-killdozer A good YouTube Breakdown: https://youtu.be/Bo9Vu_X6lKw News footage from the day: https://youtu.be/PZbG9i1oGPA Articles: https://allthatsinteresting.com/marvin-heemeyer-killdozer https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/politics/article/killdozer-rampage-preppers/amp https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/06/09/killdozer-day-marvin-heemeyer/ Marvin’s wiki:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Heemeyer Skip right to the story: approx 27:21 Follow us on Instagram! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us to your suGISTions! [email protected] Brisbane and Perth - Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/

01:04:47

EP87 - S1

2 Jul 21

Biosphere 2

In 1991, a billion-dollar experiment took place, designed to see if humans could survive in an artificial earth inside a giant glass dome that would eventually be built on other planets. Years was spent building Biosphere 2 in the USA, and inside was an ocean with actual tides and waves, a rainforest, a desert, vast wetlands, a farm with crops, animals, housing and laboratories. ‘Rain’ could even be switched on and off. Eight Humans lived inside it for TWO YEARS. So why has hardly anybody has heard of it? Because it was a disaster, none of it worked, and they nearly died. Turns out, despite sounding impressive, this experiment wasn’t run by NASA or even scientists, it was run by a bunch of hippies from a cult-like experimental theatre group who had no clue what they were doing, but had duped a billionaire into giving them a lot of money. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: The documentary Spaceship Earth (in Aus you can rent or buy it on YouTube or Amazon Prime): https://youtu.be/ySQU8kzmZBo The current Biosphere 2 website (run by the University of Arizona): https://biosphere2.org/ Some great articles: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/sunday-review/biosphere-2-climate-change.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jul/13/spaceship-earth-arizona-biosphere-2-lockdownhttps://www.history.com/.amp/news/biosphere-2-spaceship-earth Awesome footage from inside: https://www.pbs.org/video/good-stuff-nature-biosphere/https://youtu.be/eZcLeF4XM1I You can visit! (Well, you know, when we can travel again…): https://news.arizona.edu/biosphere-2 Skip right to the story: approx 28:58 Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions! [email protected] Brisbane and Perth! Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/

Biosphere 2

In 1991, a billion-dollar experiment took place, designed to see if humans could survive in an artificial earth inside a giant glass dome that would eventually be built on other planets. Years was spent building Biosphere 2 in the USA, and inside was an ocean with actual tides and waves, a rainforest, a desert, vast wetlands, a farm with crops, animals, housing and laboratories. ‘Rain’ could even be switched on and off. Eight Humans lived inside it for TWO YEARS. So why has hardly anybody has heard of it? Because it was a disaster, none of it worked, and they nearly died. Turns out, despite sounding impressive, this experiment wasn’t run by NASA or even scientists, it was run by a bunch of hippies from a cult-like experimental theatre group who had no clue what they were doing, but had duped a billionaire into giving them a lot of money. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: The documentary Spaceship Earth (in Aus you can rent or buy it on YouTube or Amazon Prime): https://youtu.be/ySQU8kzmZBo The current Biosphere 2 website (run by the University of Arizona): https://biosphere2.org/ Some great articles: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/sunday-review/biosphere-2-climate-change.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jul/13/spaceship-earth-arizona-biosphere-2-lockdownhttps://www.history.com/.amp/news/biosphere-2-spaceship-earth Awesome footage from inside: https://www.pbs.org/video/good-stuff-nature-biosphere/https://youtu.be/eZcLeF4XM1I You can visit! (Well, you know, when we can travel again…): https://news.arizona.edu/biosphere-2 Skip right to the story: approx 28:58 Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions! [email protected] Brisbane and Perth! Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/

01:07:37

EP86 - S1

25 Jun 21

Breakin’ Nooz Bonanza!

Extray! Extray! Ya fave AWARD WINNING podcast team is back, with so much nonsense to talk about that we needed to put it all in a whole seperate episode. That’s right… you get TWO this week! And yes - WE TALK ABOUT BRITNEY. JEAN. SPEARS. (With a lil bit of John McAfee in there for ya too.)  It’s comin’ down the wirrre! We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Britney’s full court statement transcript: https://variety.com/2021/music/news/britney-spears-full-statement-conservatorship-1235003940/amp/ Leah Remini’s podcast, Scientology: Fair Game https://fairgamepodcast.com/ A Perfect Storm podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/a-perfect-storm-the-true-story-of-the-chamberlains/id1481929640 Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions! [email protected] Brisbane and Perth! Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/

Breakin’ Nooz Bonanza!

Extray! Extray! Ya fave AWARD WINNING podcast team is back, with so much nonsense to talk about that we needed to put it all in a whole seperate episode. That’s right… you get TWO this week! And yes - WE TALK ABOUT BRITNEY. JEAN. SPEARS. (With a lil bit of John McAfee in there for ya too.)  It’s comin’ down the wirrre! We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Britney’s full court statement transcript: https://variety.com/2021/music/news/britney-spears-full-statement-conservatorship-1235003940/amp/ Leah Remini’s podcast, Scientology: Fair Game https://fairgamepodcast.com/ A Perfect Storm podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/a-perfect-storm-the-true-story-of-the-chamberlains/id1481929640 Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions! [email protected] Brisbane and Perth! Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/

01:07:15

EP85 - S1

25 Jun 21

Lindy Chamberlain

“A DINGO’S GOT MY BABY.” That now infamous line is what most people blurt out when asked about Lindy Chamberlain, but there is so, so much more to the story.  At just 9 weeks old, Azaria Chamberlain was snatched and killed by a dingo while the Chamberlain family were camping at Uluru. Despite a desperate search, her body was never found - and that’s when the accusations started. Had Lindy or her husband Michael killed their baby? Why doesn’t Lindy seem emotional enough? How DARE she be attractive? Does Azaria actually mean ‘sacrifice in the wilderness’?  Despite very clear evidence that it had in fact been an awful dingo attack, Lindy Chamberlain became the victim of a nationwide witch-hunt, which would see her end up in prison. It was only years later that the truth came out - some very powerful people had set Lindy up to be found guilty. She never stood a chance.  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Listen to the brilliant podcast series A Perfect Storm, especially if you want to hear the candid recordings of the detectives involved in the case https://open.spotify.com/show/4sADNVGYAf0VnP6TqaBW3i  Watch a fantastic 2020 documentary that unpacks the entire saga. Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story https://10play.com.au/lindy-chamberlain/episodes/season-2020/episode-1/tpv200927vrkel  Explore Lindy’s website, where Lindy shares her thoughts and many rumours are debunked https://lindychamberlain.com/  Order Lindy’s book https://lindychamberlain.com/book/  Watch Evil Angels AKA A Cry In the Dark  cause it's bloody good and not enough people appreciate Sam Neill's tan in it  (Available on Netflix in Australia)  Skip right to the story: approx 20:26 Brisbane and Perth - get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @justthegistpodcast @rosiewaterland @jacobwilliamstanley Email us your [email protected]

Lindy Chamberlain

“A DINGO’S GOT MY BABY.” That now infamous line is what most people blurt out when asked about Lindy Chamberlain, but there is so, so much more to the story.  At just 9 weeks old, Azaria Chamberlain was snatched and killed by a dingo while the Chamberlain family were camping at Uluru. Despite a desperate search, her body was never found - and that’s when the accusations started. Had Lindy or her husband Michael killed their baby? Why doesn’t Lindy seem emotional enough? How DARE she be attractive? Does Azaria actually mean ‘sacrifice in the wilderness’?  Despite very clear evidence that it had in fact been an awful dingo attack, Lindy Chamberlain became the victim of a nationwide witch-hunt, which would see her end up in prison. It was only years later that the truth came out - some very powerful people had set Lindy up to be found guilty. She never stood a chance.  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Listen to the brilliant podcast series A Perfect Storm, especially if you want to hear the candid recordings of the detectives involved in the case https://open.spotify.com/show/4sADNVGYAf0VnP6TqaBW3i  Watch a fantastic 2020 documentary that unpacks the entire saga. Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story https://10play.com.au/lindy-chamberlain/episodes/season-2020/episode-1/tpv200927vrkel  Explore Lindy’s website, where Lindy shares her thoughts and many rumours are debunked https://lindychamberlain.com/  Order Lindy’s book https://lindychamberlain.com/book/  Watch Evil Angels AKA A Cry In the Dark  cause it's bloody good and not enough people appreciate Sam Neill's tan in it  (Available on Netflix in Australia)  Skip right to the story: approx 20:26 Brisbane and Perth - get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @justthegistpodcast @rosiewaterland @jacobwilliamstanley Email us your [email protected]

01:34:59

EP84 - S1

4 Jun 21

Shirley Temple

Arguably the most famous child star the world has ever known, Shirley Temple was so talented that the Vatican sent a priest to confirm the 5-year-old girl wasn't actually a middle-aged woman with dwarfism. The top earning actress and box office earner in the US, Temple was easily the most famous person in the world for most of the 1930s... until she had the AUDACITY to grow a little older (as in, she hit double-digits). So how does someone go from being the youngest person ever to win an Oscar, to struggling to get cast in a movie within just a few years? Whatever happened to Shirley Temple?  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Shirley Temple Black's autobiography, 'Child Star': https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/782944.Child_Star edwards/ebook/9781493026920.html Shirley Temple: The Little Girl Who Fought The Great Depression: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-little-girl-who-fought-the-great-depression-john-f-kasson/book/9780393350616.html 'Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling' doco:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pcUEmnGX2g 'The Dark Side Of' podcast episode about Shirley Temple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/hollywood-shirley-temple-child-star/id1461918400?i=1000444480614 One of the (very creepy) 'Baby Burlesks': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsCQ0t-3t1I Shirley Temple dancing with Bill Robinson:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X4A9mI5bxw Shirley Temple Black interviewed by Larry King in 1988:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_KacEMBJg0 Skip right to the story: approx 14:07 Brisbane and Perth - get tickets to Rosie's show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your [email protected]

Shirley Temple

Arguably the most famous child star the world has ever known, Shirley Temple was so talented that the Vatican sent a priest to confirm the 5-year-old girl wasn't actually a middle-aged woman with dwarfism. The top earning actress and box office earner in the US, Temple was easily the most famous person in the world for most of the 1930s... until she had the AUDACITY to grow a little older (as in, she hit double-digits). So how does someone go from being the youngest person ever to win an Oscar, to struggling to get cast in a movie within just a few years? Whatever happened to Shirley Temple?  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Shirley Temple Black's autobiography, 'Child Star': https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/782944.Child_Star edwards/ebook/9781493026920.html Shirley Temple: The Little Girl Who Fought The Great Depression: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-little-girl-who-fought-the-great-depression-john-f-kasson/book/9780393350616.html 'Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling' doco:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pcUEmnGX2g 'The Dark Side Of' podcast episode about Shirley Temple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/hollywood-shirley-temple-child-star/id1461918400?i=1000444480614 One of the (very creepy) 'Baby Burlesks': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsCQ0t-3t1I Shirley Temple dancing with Bill Robinson:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X4A9mI5bxw Shirley Temple Black interviewed by Larry King in 1988:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_KacEMBJg0 Skip right to the story: approx 14:07 Brisbane and Perth - get tickets to Rosie's show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your [email protected]

01:07:01

EP83 - S1

28 May 21

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Nine Russian hikers go missing in the mountains in 1959. They are found dead soon after, with shocking and unexplained injuries to their bodies (we're talking 'missing eyeballs and exploded hearts' kind of shocking). Authorities find their tent has been cut open from the inside, as if they were trying to escape in an absolute panic. But what were the hikers running from? And what could've killed them in a way that looked like it came straight out of a horror movie? There are theories from aliens to an axe murderer to the Russian government testing secret weapons. But one thing we do know -  whatever happened during the Dyatlov Pass hiking trip, it was truly horrifying. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Rummage through all the details and files available on  https://dyatlovpass.com/  Read Donnie Eichar’s 2014 book, Dead Mountain  https://www.booktopia.com.au/dead-mountain-donnie-eichar/book/9781452140032.html  Check out the recent New Yorker article that bumped this story to the top of the Gist List:  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/17/has-an-old-soviet-mystery-at-last-been-solved  Was it an avalanche all along? Watch this overview of how a slab fall can happen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22OmPK7Ml34  A few more articles that were published recently we think you might enjoy:  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-may-have-finally-unraveled-mystery-dyatlov-pass-incident-180976886/  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00234-5  https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/russia-dyatlov-pass-conspiracy-theory/605863/  Skip right to the story: approx 21:32 Get tickets to Rosie's show Kid Chameleon!  https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions!  [email protected]

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Nine Russian hikers go missing in the mountains in 1959. They are found dead soon after, with shocking and unexplained injuries to their bodies (we're talking 'missing eyeballs and exploded hearts' kind of shocking). Authorities find their tent has been cut open from the inside, as if they were trying to escape in an absolute panic. But what were the hikers running from? And what could've killed them in a way that looked like it came straight out of a horror movie? There are theories from aliens to an axe murderer to the Russian government testing secret weapons. But one thing we do know -  whatever happened during the Dyatlov Pass hiking trip, it was truly horrifying. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Rummage through all the details and files available on  https://dyatlovpass.com/  Read Donnie Eichar’s 2014 book, Dead Mountain  https://www.booktopia.com.au/dead-mountain-donnie-eichar/book/9781452140032.html  Check out the recent New Yorker article that bumped this story to the top of the Gist List:  https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/17/has-an-old-soviet-mystery-at-last-been-solved  Was it an avalanche all along? Watch this overview of how a slab fall can happen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22OmPK7Ml34  A few more articles that were published recently we think you might enjoy:  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-may-have-finally-unraveled-mystery-dyatlov-pass-incident-180976886/  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00234-5  https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/russia-dyatlov-pass-conspiracy-theory/605863/  Skip right to the story: approx 21:32 Get tickets to Rosie's show Kid Chameleon!  https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTions!  [email protected]

01:25:18

EP82 - S1

21 May 21

DB Cooper

A man gets on a plane, says he has a bomb, demands $200,000 and a parachute. He gets what he asks for, jumps, AND THEY NEVER FIND HIM. DB Cooper pulled off the only successful plane hijacking in US history, in a case that baffles the FBI to this day. There are many, many theories as to who DB Cooper really was (from it actually being a woman, to a nutso connection to the show 'Mad Men'), but nobody has ever been able to confirm who the person in the famous criminal sketch is for sure, or what happened to him.  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: The Mystery of DB Cooper (I kept calling it the 'Disappearance' of DB Cooper but it's actually the 'mystery' MY BAD!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diuo8_VfpRw Stuff You Should Know podcast ep: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-you-should-know-26940277/episode/sysk-live-the-db-cooper-heist-29467756/ FBI casefile: https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/db-cooper-hijacking Buzzfeed Unsolved ep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHSehKtDyoI Interview with Flight Attendant Tina: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/db-cooper-tina-mucklow-untold-story-1111944/ Prancer the Chihuahua Insta: https://www.instagram.com/prancerthechihuahua/ Skip right to the story: approx 26:48 Get tickets to Rosie's show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTtions! [email protected]

DB Cooper

A man gets on a plane, says he has a bomb, demands $200,000 and a parachute. He gets what he asks for, jumps, AND THEY NEVER FIND HIM. DB Cooper pulled off the only successful plane hijacking in US history, in a case that baffles the FBI to this day. There are many, many theories as to who DB Cooper really was (from it actually being a woman, to a nutso connection to the show 'Mad Men'), but nobody has ever been able to confirm who the person in the famous criminal sketch is for sure, or what happened to him.  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: The Mystery of DB Cooper (I kept calling it the 'Disappearance' of DB Cooper but it's actually the 'mystery' MY BAD!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diuo8_VfpRw Stuff You Should Know podcast ep: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-you-should-know-26940277/episode/sysk-live-the-db-cooper-heist-29467756/ FBI casefile: https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/db-cooper-hijacking Buzzfeed Unsolved ep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHSehKtDyoI Interview with Flight Attendant Tina: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/db-cooper-tina-mucklow-untold-story-1111944/ Prancer the Chihuahua Insta: https://www.instagram.com/prancerthechihuahua/ Skip right to the story: approx 26:48 Get tickets to Rosie's show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTtions! [email protected]

01:04:27

EP81 - S1

17 May 21

The Headache Tablet Murders

A bunch of people suddenly drop dead for no reason - the only thing they have in common? They had all just taken tablets for a headache. It doesn't take long for doctors and police to figure out that the painkillers they had taken were laced with cyanide - and the whole world went into a TOTAL PANIC. How did a deadly poison get into tablets that pretty much everyone has in their home? Who put the cyanide in there? And why? The Chicago Tylenol murders and the Excedrin murders of the 1980s are the reason we now sell all medications in tamper-proof packaging, because back then, anyone could open a bottle of headache tablets up, put poison in the capsules, then put it back on the shelf in the pharmacy without anybody noticing. You just had to hope you weren't the one who picked up the headache tablets that could kill you... We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Bitter Almonds by Gregg Olsen: https://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Almonds-Mothers-Daughters-Seattle/dp/0312982003 Forensic Files ep about Stella Nickell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZi3lUmN7FE Murderpedia page: https://murderpedia.org/female.N/n/nickell-stella.htm Chicago Tylenol Murder info: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/tylenol-murders-1982 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Tylenol_murders Contraceptive Pill/Blood Clot articles:https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/the-pill-blood-clots-vs-coronavirus-vaccine/ https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-pill-causes-clots-too-why-no-outrage-20210410-p57i3w.html https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/how-common-are-blood-clots-on-the-contraceptive-pill Pain and Prejudice by Gabrielle Jackson:https://www.booktopia.com.au/pain-and-prejudice-gabrielle-jackson/book/9781760878665.html Follow us on [email protected] @[email protected] Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The Headache Tablet Murders

A bunch of people suddenly drop dead for no reason - the only thing they have in common? They had all just taken tablets for a headache. It doesn't take long for doctors and police to figure out that the painkillers they had taken were laced with cyanide - and the whole world went into a TOTAL PANIC. How did a deadly poison get into tablets that pretty much everyone has in their home? Who put the cyanide in there? And why? The Chicago Tylenol murders and the Excedrin murders of the 1980s are the reason we now sell all medications in tamper-proof packaging, because back then, anyone could open a bottle of headache tablets up, put poison in the capsules, then put it back on the shelf in the pharmacy without anybody noticing. You just had to hope you weren't the one who picked up the headache tablets that could kill you... We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Bitter Almonds by Gregg Olsen: https://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Almonds-Mothers-Daughters-Seattle/dp/0312982003 Forensic Files ep about Stella Nickell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZi3lUmN7FE Murderpedia page: https://murderpedia.org/female.N/n/nickell-stella.htm Chicago Tylenol Murder info: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/tylenol-murders-1982 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Tylenol_murders Contraceptive Pill/Blood Clot articles:https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/the-pill-blood-clots-vs-coronavirus-vaccine/ https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-pill-causes-clots-too-why-no-outrage-20210410-p57i3w.html https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/how-common-are-blood-clots-on-the-contraceptive-pill Pain and Prejudice by Gabrielle Jackson:https://www.booktopia.com.au/pain-and-prejudice-gabrielle-jackson/book/9781760878665.html Follow us on [email protected] @[email protected] Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

53:43

EP80 - S1

30 Apr 21

The Bone Wars

Otherwise known as the biggest dick measuring contest of all time (according to Rosie), this is Just The Gist of two of the first men to discover dinosaur bones back in the 1800s. So many fossils and dinosaurs were being discovered at the time that they called it 'The Great Dinosaur Rush', because every time you discovered a new dinosaur, you got to name it and go down in the history books as the OFFICIAL CLEVER MAN WHO FOUND THIS DINOSAUR. But did Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh play fair in this rush to discover new dinosaurs? Of course they didn't! They let their egos get in the way, and in the race to be the bestest, most importantist dino digger, they actually started DESTROYING fossils just so the other guy couldn't find them. That's right - there could be hundreds of dinosaurs that we'll never know about because these two guys smashed them up like babies. So who won The Bone Wars in the end? We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there's this: Here’s a few articles worth reading:  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/battle-for-the-bone-wars-beasts  https://www.wired.com/2011/08/o-c-marsh-before-the-bone-wars/  https://interactive.wttw.com/prehistoric-road-trip/detours/the-two-paleontologists-who-had-a-bone-to-pick-with-each-other  The Wikipedia page is especially detailed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_Wars And a few videos worth checking out:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMWAOWfbN1M  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaEFwNGwHxk  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP_3PF-FOV0  Some podcasts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b05xh31n  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BffwWquMh-8  Skip right to the story: approx 20:26 Follow us on Insta! @justthegistpodcast @rosiewaterland @jacobwilliamstanley Get tickets to Rosie's show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Email us your [email protected]

The Bone Wars

Otherwise known as the biggest dick measuring contest of all time (according to Rosie), this is Just The Gist of two of the first men to discover dinosaur bones back in the 1800s. So many fossils and dinosaurs were being discovered at the time that they called it 'The Great Dinosaur Rush', because every time you discovered a new dinosaur, you got to name it and go down in the history books as the OFFICIAL CLEVER MAN WHO FOUND THIS DINOSAUR. But did Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh play fair in this rush to discover new dinosaurs? Of course they didn't! They let their egos get in the way, and in the race to be the bestest, most importantist dino digger, they actually started DESTROYING fossils just so the other guy couldn't find them. That's right - there could be hundreds of dinosaurs that we'll never know about because these two guys smashed them up like babies. So who won The Bone Wars in the end? We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there's this: Here’s a few articles worth reading:  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/battle-for-the-bone-wars-beasts  https://www.wired.com/2011/08/o-c-marsh-before-the-bone-wars/  https://interactive.wttw.com/prehistoric-road-trip/detours/the-two-paleontologists-who-had-a-bone-to-pick-with-each-other  The Wikipedia page is especially detailed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_Wars And a few videos worth checking out:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMWAOWfbN1M  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaEFwNGwHxk  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP_3PF-FOV0  Some podcasts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b05xh31n  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BffwWquMh-8  Skip right to the story: approx 20:26 Follow us on Insta! @justthegistpodcast @rosiewaterland @jacobwilliamstanley Get tickets to Rosie's show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Email us your [email protected]

01:06:57

EP79 - S1

23 Apr 21

Charles Manson

Remembered for being possibly the most infamous and feared killer of recent times, there's not many people who don't know about Charles Manson and the Tate/LaBianca murders. But, it tends to be one of those topics everybody assumes they know everything about, until they hear the bizarre details. Like, did you know that Manson didn't actually kill movie star Sharon Tate himself, or any of the victims that 'The Manson Family' are most known for slaughtering? Or that Charles Manson was good friends with The Beach Boys, to the point where one of his songs even ended up on one of their albums? Or that during his trial, people actually admired him so much that he was put on the cover of Rolling Stone? It's a famous story that's been told a gazillion times, but there's way more crazy 'shock your friends at a dinner party' details in this one than you think. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: The AMAZING 'Charles Manson's Hollywood' series of the 'You Must Remember This' podcast by Karina Longworth: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2020/1/20/charles-mansons-hollywood This bestselling book considered one of the definitive texts about it all: 'Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson' by Jeff Guinn: https://www.amazon.com.au/Manson-Life-Times-Charles/dp/1451645171 'Helter Skelter' by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry - probably the most famous book about Manson, written by the lawyer who prosecuted him: https://www.amazon.com/Helter-Skelter-Story-Manson-Murders/dp/0393322238 The Rolling Stone cover story from 1970 'Charles Manson: The Incredible Story of the Most Dangerous Man Alive': https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/charles-manson-the-incredible-story-of-the-most-dangerous-man-alive-85235/ Charles Manson's first televised prison interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbW0agGFv88 From Breakin' Nooz:Watch 'EXPOSED: The Ghost Train Fire' on ABC iView: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/exposed-the-ghost-train-fire Follow brilliant journalist Caro Meldrum-Hanna on twitter, who investigated the show and provides all the updates you need on possible future inquests etc: https://twitter.com/caromeldrum Skip right to the story: approx 27:02 Get tickets to Rosie's one-woman show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTtions! [email protected]

Charles Manson

Remembered for being possibly the most infamous and feared killer of recent times, there's not many people who don't know about Charles Manson and the Tate/LaBianca murders. But, it tends to be one of those topics everybody assumes they know everything about, until they hear the bizarre details. Like, did you know that Manson didn't actually kill movie star Sharon Tate himself, or any of the victims that 'The Manson Family' are most known for slaughtering? Or that Charles Manson was good friends with The Beach Boys, to the point where one of his songs even ended up on one of their albums? Or that during his trial, people actually admired him so much that he was put on the cover of Rolling Stone? It's a famous story that's been told a gazillion times, but there's way more crazy 'shock your friends at a dinner party' details in this one than you think. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: The AMAZING 'Charles Manson's Hollywood' series of the 'You Must Remember This' podcast by Karina Longworth: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2020/1/20/charles-mansons-hollywood This bestselling book considered one of the definitive texts about it all: 'Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson' by Jeff Guinn: https://www.amazon.com.au/Manson-Life-Times-Charles/dp/1451645171 'Helter Skelter' by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry - probably the most famous book about Manson, written by the lawyer who prosecuted him: https://www.amazon.com/Helter-Skelter-Story-Manson-Murders/dp/0393322238 The Rolling Stone cover story from 1970 'Charles Manson: The Incredible Story of the Most Dangerous Man Alive': https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/charles-manson-the-incredible-story-of-the-most-dangerous-man-alive-85235/ Charles Manson's first televised prison interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbW0agGFv88 From Breakin' Nooz:Watch 'EXPOSED: The Ghost Train Fire' on ABC iView: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/exposed-the-ghost-train-fire Follow brilliant journalist Caro Meldrum-Hanna on twitter, who investigated the show and provides all the updates you need on possible future inquests etc: https://twitter.com/caromeldrum Skip right to the story: approx 27:02 Get tickets to Rosie's one-woman show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTtions! [email protected]

01:27:44

EP78 - S1

16 Apr 21

Melbourne Live Show!

We took our nonsense to Melbourne and had an EXCELLENT time - Bird in Hand in hand obvi. We’ve got some Breakin’ Nooz for ya, plus TWO stories! Jacob gives Just The Gist on Lawrence Joseph Bader, otherwise known as John Fritz Johnson - a guy who faked his own death to escape his boring life OR got total amnesia one day, disappeared and became a local TV star in a different town. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED? Rosie gives Jacob Just The Gist on COCAINE BEAR! Thought it was just a bear that died after eating a lot of cocaine in the 80s? Turns out there’s a lot more to it than that, involving a paratrooper called Andrew Thornton II, a massive drug smuggling operation, and Gucci Loafers. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: John Fritz Johnson: Article from LIFE magazine from the year Fritz was discovered: https://books.google.com.au/books?id=KkEEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA41&ots=tKFmLcXexd&dq=Lawrence%20Joseph%20Bader&pg=PA41#v=onepage&q=Lawrence%20Joseph%20Bader&f=false  And another article from that same year: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1734&dat=19650210&id=C00fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bFEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6932,2562925&hl=en  Another take, reflecting back on the story from 2019:  https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/585515/how-presumed-dead-lawrence-bader-invented-new-life  And if you life reading other people's opinions and hot takes on events, you might like to read the Reddit comments on the case:  https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/68o5l7/the_strange_disappearance_of_larry_bader_and_the/  Cocaine Bear: IFL Science breakdown: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/cocaine-bear-the-true-story-of-a-bear-that-ate-70-pounds-of-cocaine/ Kentucky For Kentucky - the people who tracked down Cocaine Bear and now have him on display (along with a bunch of awesome merch): https://kyforky.com/ History on Andrew Thornton: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_C._Thornton_IIhttps://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/apr/28/fbi-cia-cocaine/ Tickets to Rosie's comedy show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Instagram: @justthegistpodcast @rosiewaterland @jacobwilliamstanely Send us your suGISTions: [email protected]

Melbourne Live Show!

We took our nonsense to Melbourne and had an EXCELLENT time - Bird in Hand in hand obvi. We’ve got some Breakin’ Nooz for ya, plus TWO stories! Jacob gives Just The Gist on Lawrence Joseph Bader, otherwise known as John Fritz Johnson - a guy who faked his own death to escape his boring life OR got total amnesia one day, disappeared and became a local TV star in a different town. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED? Rosie gives Jacob Just The Gist on COCAINE BEAR! Thought it was just a bear that died after eating a lot of cocaine in the 80s? Turns out there’s a lot more to it than that, involving a paratrooper called Andrew Thornton II, a massive drug smuggling operation, and Gucci Loafers. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: John Fritz Johnson: Article from LIFE magazine from the year Fritz was discovered: https://books.google.com.au/books?id=KkEEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA41&ots=tKFmLcXexd&dq=Lawrence%20Joseph%20Bader&pg=PA41#v=onepage&q=Lawrence%20Joseph%20Bader&f=false  And another article from that same year: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1734&dat=19650210&id=C00fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bFEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6932,2562925&hl=en  Another take, reflecting back on the story from 2019:  https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/585515/how-presumed-dead-lawrence-bader-invented-new-life  And if you life reading other people's opinions and hot takes on events, you might like to read the Reddit comments on the case:  https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/68o5l7/the_strange_disappearance_of_larry_bader_and_the/  Cocaine Bear: IFL Science breakdown: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/cocaine-bear-the-true-story-of-a-bear-that-ate-70-pounds-of-cocaine/ Kentucky For Kentucky - the people who tracked down Cocaine Bear and now have him on display (along with a bunch of awesome merch): https://kyforky.com/ History on Andrew Thornton: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_C._Thornton_IIhttps://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/apr/28/fbi-cia-cocaine/ Tickets to Rosie's comedy show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Instagram: @justthegistpodcast @rosiewaterland @jacobwilliamstanely Send us your suGISTions: [email protected]

53:02

EP77 - S1

9 Apr 21

Forrest Fenn’s deadly treasure hunt

If a wealthy old billionaire with a cartoonish name told you he’d hidden $2 million worth of treasure somewhere in a national park, would you actually believe him? More importantly, would you have a crack at trying to find that treasure for yourself? When Forrest Fenn announced in 2010 that he’d hidden a bronze chest filled with jewels and gold in the Rocky Mountains, a lot of people did choose to believe, and they sure did have a crack at finding that treasure. Over the course of a decade, more than 350 000 people fulfilled their childhood fantasies of going on a real-life treasure, hoping to become instant millionaires.  The only clues to the chest’s location were laid out in a (terrible) poem Forrest had included in his memoir. Sounds like a recipe for a whimsical, joyful adventure, right? Well… the hunt turned out to be quite a destructive force to not only the environment, but to the treasure hunters themselves. People were very seriously injured, and several of them even lost their lives. Plus the legal system quickly became clogged with lawsuits (because: America), and the constant suing really sucked a lot of the fun out of the whole thing. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Have a read of this 1986 People Magazine article about Forrest Fenn’s gallery and lifestyle https://people.com/archive/rivals-scorn-his-santa-fe-gallery-but-forrest-fenn-baskets-the-cash-vol-25-no-23/ Visit Fenn’s Clues - a website dedicated to deciphering the poem and locating the treasure  http://fennclues.com/the-poem.html Check out this article about the hunt, published in 2012 when it started to go mainstream https://www.newsweek.com/forrest-fenn-wants-you-find-his-treasure-and-his-bones-64427 Here's a great article about Fenn’s life and the treasure hunt, written shortly after his death https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/16/buried-treasure-forrest-fenn-rockies Get to know more about Jack, the man who found the treasure https://www.outsideonline.com/2419429/forrest-fenn-treasure-jack-stuef This book is going to be worth the read when it’s released in May 2021 https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/604063/chasing-the-thrill-by-daniel-barbarisi/ And watch some examples of Fennhead YouTube channels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFIZQP4XfmA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqgLMclzLWs Skip right to the story: approx 20:41 Get tickets to a Just The Gist LIVE show! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Get tickets to Rosie's solo show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @justthegistpodcast Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

Forrest Fenn’s deadly treasure hunt

If a wealthy old billionaire with a cartoonish name told you he’d hidden $2 million worth of treasure somewhere in a national park, would you actually believe him? More importantly, would you have a crack at trying to find that treasure for yourself? When Forrest Fenn announced in 2010 that he’d hidden a bronze chest filled with jewels and gold in the Rocky Mountains, a lot of people did choose to believe, and they sure did have a crack at finding that treasure. Over the course of a decade, more than 350 000 people fulfilled their childhood fantasies of going on a real-life treasure, hoping to become instant millionaires.  The only clues to the chest’s location were laid out in a (terrible) poem Forrest had included in his memoir. Sounds like a recipe for a whimsical, joyful adventure, right? Well… the hunt turned out to be quite a destructive force to not only the environment, but to the treasure hunters themselves. People were very seriously injured, and several of them even lost their lives. Plus the legal system quickly became clogged with lawsuits (because: America), and the constant suing really sucked a lot of the fun out of the whole thing. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Have a read of this 1986 People Magazine article about Forrest Fenn’s gallery and lifestyle https://people.com/archive/rivals-scorn-his-santa-fe-gallery-but-forrest-fenn-baskets-the-cash-vol-25-no-23/ Visit Fenn’s Clues - a website dedicated to deciphering the poem and locating the treasure  http://fennclues.com/the-poem.html Check out this article about the hunt, published in 2012 when it started to go mainstream https://www.newsweek.com/forrest-fenn-wants-you-find-his-treasure-and-his-bones-64427 Here's a great article about Fenn’s life and the treasure hunt, written shortly after his death https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/16/buried-treasure-forrest-fenn-rockies Get to know more about Jack, the man who found the treasure https://www.outsideonline.com/2419429/forrest-fenn-treasure-jack-stuef This book is going to be worth the read when it’s released in May 2021 https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/604063/chasing-the-thrill-by-daniel-barbarisi/ And watch some examples of Fennhead YouTube channels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFIZQP4XfmA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqgLMclzLWs Skip right to the story: approx 20:41 Get tickets to a Just The Gist LIVE show! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Get tickets to Rosie's solo show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Insta! @justthegistpodcast Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:12:11

EP76 - S1

2 Apr 21

Adelaide Live Show!

We recorded our very first LIVE SHOW at the Adelaide Fringe Festival last week! And it was loose and ridiculous and fun and involved lots of Bird In Hand (obviously). Including Breakin' Nooz, plus TWO whole stories! Jacob gives Rosie just the gist on Tik Tok scammer Paul Zimmer (or is it Troy Becker?), who tricked a bunch of kids into sending him money. And Rosie gives Jacob just the gist on the story that inspired the movie Changeling -  Bobby Dunbar, the 4-year-old boy who disappeared and came back 8 months later... but nobody could ever be sure if it was really him. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Paul Zimmer/Troy Becker: One of the first articles to bring the story into the mainstream media:  https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/social-media/2020/01/strange-case-paul-zimmer-influencer-tiktok-instagram-rebrand-different-person-troy-becker  'Troy’s' website: https://thetroybecker.com/  The @paulzimmerconspiracies Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/paulzimmerconspiracies/ Here’s the video of Paul/Troy addressing the DRAMA and introducing his wife and baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEGxoAM58eM  Paul/Troy’s ex-best-friend Danny explains what makes the guy tick in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR_fQ8j9Cdc&t=122s  “Troy’s” acting debut on Dharr Mann’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmG9maCcut4&t=1sv  Bobby Dunbar: The amazing NPR series 'The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar':  https://www.thisamericanlife.org/352/the-ghost-of-bobby-dunbar Buzzfeed Unsolved video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYUdnsIn5OU&t=577s The wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Bobby_Dunbar Archived USA TODAY article about the DNA test: https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/news/2004-05-05-1914-dna_x.htm Great summary on All That's Interesting: https://allthatsinteresting.com/bobby-dunbar Live shows will be coming to a hometown near you soon, so stay tuned and check here for tickets! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Tickets to Rosie's comedy show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Instagram: @justthegistpodcast @rosiewaterland @jacobwilliamstanely Send us your suGISTions: [email protected]

Adelaide Live Show!

We recorded our very first LIVE SHOW at the Adelaide Fringe Festival last week! And it was loose and ridiculous and fun and involved lots of Bird In Hand (obviously). Including Breakin' Nooz, plus TWO whole stories! Jacob gives Rosie just the gist on Tik Tok scammer Paul Zimmer (or is it Troy Becker?), who tricked a bunch of kids into sending him money. And Rosie gives Jacob just the gist on the story that inspired the movie Changeling -  Bobby Dunbar, the 4-year-old boy who disappeared and came back 8 months later... but nobody could ever be sure if it was really him. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Paul Zimmer/Troy Becker: One of the first articles to bring the story into the mainstream media:  https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/social-media/2020/01/strange-case-paul-zimmer-influencer-tiktok-instagram-rebrand-different-person-troy-becker  'Troy’s' website: https://thetroybecker.com/  The @paulzimmerconspiracies Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/paulzimmerconspiracies/ Here’s the video of Paul/Troy addressing the DRAMA and introducing his wife and baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEGxoAM58eM  Paul/Troy’s ex-best-friend Danny explains what makes the guy tick in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR_fQ8j9Cdc&t=122s  “Troy’s” acting debut on Dharr Mann’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmG9maCcut4&t=1sv  Bobby Dunbar: The amazing NPR series 'The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar':  https://www.thisamericanlife.org/352/the-ghost-of-bobby-dunbar Buzzfeed Unsolved video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYUdnsIn5OU&t=577s The wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Bobby_Dunbar Archived USA TODAY article about the DNA test: https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/news/2004-05-05-1914-dna_x.htm Great summary on All That's Interesting: https://allthatsinteresting.com/bobby-dunbar Live shows will be coming to a hometown near you soon, so stay tuned and check here for tickets! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Tickets to Rosie's comedy show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Follow us on Instagram: @justthegistpodcast @rosiewaterland @jacobwilliamstanely Send us your suGISTions: [email protected]

01:28:57

EP75 - S1

26 Mar 21

The Woman Whose Entire Face Was Ripped Off By A Chimp

Yeah... not much else we can title this one, really. Travis the Chimp was treated like a son by his owners Sandy and Jerry. They bought him as a pet when he was just three days old, and raised him like a human. Seriously - by the time he was ten, he had favourite TV shows, helped mow the lawn, loved drinking wine, and could even drive a car. But no matter how domesticated he became, Travis was still, at the end of the day, a wild animal. And that became all too clear the day a call came through to the Connecticut 911: “HELP PLEASE! HE... HE RIPPED HER FACE OFF!” Probably even more shocking is that the woman Travis attacked SURVIVED. (And obviously went on Oprah, in what is now remembered as one of her most harrowing, famous interviews: with a woman forced to wear a veil because she no longer had a face.) We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Read an in-depth article from New York magazine about Travis's life: https://nymag.com/news/features/70830/  Watch the video of Oprah’s interview with Charla in Oct 2009: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj2fSt1OPJU  See how much Charla’s condition had improved by 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6JhIldn2FQ  And see Charla’s progress as of 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6inhUFpQnOo  Skip right to the story: approx 19:02 Get tickets to Rosie’s comedy show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows:https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @justthegistpodcast Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The Woman Whose Entire Face Was Ripped Off By A Chimp

Yeah... not much else we can title this one, really. Travis the Chimp was treated like a son by his owners Sandy and Jerry. They bought him as a pet when he was just three days old, and raised him like a human. Seriously - by the time he was ten, he had favourite TV shows, helped mow the lawn, loved drinking wine, and could even drive a car. But no matter how domesticated he became, Travis was still, at the end of the day, a wild animal. And that became all too clear the day a call came through to the Connecticut 911: “HELP PLEASE! HE... HE RIPPED HER FACE OFF!” Probably even more shocking is that the woman Travis attacked SURVIVED. (And obviously went on Oprah, in what is now remembered as one of her most harrowing, famous interviews: with a woman forced to wear a veil because she no longer had a face.) We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Read an in-depth article from New York magazine about Travis's life: https://nymag.com/news/features/70830/  Watch the video of Oprah’s interview with Charla in Oct 2009: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj2fSt1OPJU  See how much Charla’s condition had improved by 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6JhIldn2FQ  And see Charla’s progress as of 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6inhUFpQnOo  Skip right to the story: approx 19:02 Get tickets to Rosie’s comedy show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Get tickets to the Just The Gist LIVE shows:https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @justthegistpodcast Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:08:02

EP74 - S1

24 Mar 21

The Marvel movie that was too embarrassing to release

Marvel movies may be the biggest money-making blockbusters in the world today, but back in 1994, they made one that was SO bad, when studio bosses saw the final cut, they decided they would never, ever release it to the public. It was just that... embarrassing. It was an attempt at a Fantastic Four movie, and after how disastrously it went, Marvel bosses desperately tried to keep it a secret, even banning current Marvel stars from ever talking about it. So how exactly does that happen? How does an entire superhero movie filmed in Hollywood end up so bad it can't even be released?  And can you watch it today? (Yes. Yes you can.) We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the full-length, unreleased 1994 film here:  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19pvwt  The trailer Rosie watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgeFPKECZKE Watch the 2016 documentary “Doomed” on Amazon Prime:  https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0IIEUXLMWWO1CPPNCM0BPQEIO8/ref=atv_sr_def_c_unkc__1_1_1?sr=1-1&pageTypeIdSource=ASIN&pageTypeId=B072N1JF6T&qid=1615461973  Read this 2005 article from Los Angeles Magazine - “Fantastic Faux”:  https://books.google.com.au/books?id=SF8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA109&dq=%22selling+the+character%27s+option+to+Universal%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FJbjUPe3KMy70AHlwoDAAw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22selling%20the%20character's%20option%20to%20Universal%22&f=false  And this loving tribute from Den of Geek:  https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/the-roger-corman-fantastic-four-movie-the-most-faithful-ff-ever/  Skip right to the story: approx 25:04 Get tickets to a Just The Gist LIVE show! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Get tickets to Rosie's solo show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

The Marvel movie that was too embarrassing to release

Marvel movies may be the biggest money-making blockbusters in the world today, but back in 1994, they made one that was SO bad, when studio bosses saw the final cut, they decided they would never, ever release it to the public. It was just that... embarrassing. It was an attempt at a Fantastic Four movie, and after how disastrously it went, Marvel bosses desperately tried to keep it a secret, even banning current Marvel stars from ever talking about it. So how exactly does that happen? How does an entire superhero movie filmed in Hollywood end up so bad it can't even be released?  And can you watch it today? (Yes. Yes you can.) We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the full-length, unreleased 1994 film here:  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19pvwt  The trailer Rosie watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgeFPKECZKE Watch the 2016 documentary “Doomed” on Amazon Prime:  https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0IIEUXLMWWO1CPPNCM0BPQEIO8/ref=atv_sr_def_c_unkc__1_1_1?sr=1-1&pageTypeIdSource=ASIN&pageTypeId=B072N1JF6T&qid=1615461973  Read this 2005 article from Los Angeles Magazine - “Fantastic Faux”:  https://books.google.com.au/books?id=SF8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA109&dq=%22selling+the+character%27s+option+to+Universal%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FJbjUPe3KMy70AHlwoDAAw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22selling%20the%20character's%20option%20to%20Universal%22&f=false  And this loving tribute from Den of Geek:  https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/the-roger-corman-fantastic-four-movie-the-most-faithful-ff-ever/  Skip right to the story: approx 25:04 Get tickets to a Just The Gist LIVE show! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Get tickets to Rosie's solo show Kid Chameleon! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/ Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:16:12

EP73 - S1

12 Mar 21

Wallis Simpson and the Royal Abdication

Before Prince Harry decided to jump ship with Meghan Markle, there was one other guy who decided to quit the Royal family. King Edward VIII fell in love with a divorced American woman back in 1936, and when the Royal family treated her like crap, he quit ‘The Firm’ and left the country with her for good. SOUND FAMILIAR? With Harry and Meghan spilling all the tea in their Oprah interview this week, we thought this was the perfect time to get just the gist on the other Royal couple everyone keeps comparing them to: Wallis and Edward. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there’s this: The audiobook with awesome narration that Rosie listened to: Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anna Pasternak https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780008297312/untitled-the-real-wallis-simpson-duchess-of-windsor/ The book with details about all their Nazi connections: 17 Carnations by Andrew Morton https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22313811-17-carnations This book is veeeery long and detailed but good:The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication by Alexander Larman https://www.hachette.com.au/alexander-larman/the-crown-in-crisis-countdown-to-the-abdication Filmed interview with Wallis and Edward where they spill some tea (kind of like their Oprah interview at the time): https://youtu.be/I02fZDd-BBc Some documentaries: Wallis Before Edward: https://youtu.be/aOBm305ooVQ The Love Affair That Almost Destroyed Britain (Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters): https://youtu.be/Swd3ISRF_wY Interview with expert and author Anna Pasternak: https://youtu.be/yYYq5v6WAps Podcast episode: Stuff You Missed In History Class - Wallis Simpson and the Nazi King https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/stuff-you-missed-in-history-class/id283605519?i=1000463641705 Skip right to the story: approx 16:25

Wallis Simpson and the Royal Abdication

Before Prince Harry decided to jump ship with Meghan Markle, there was one other guy who decided to quit the Royal family. King Edward VIII fell in love with a divorced American woman back in 1936, and when the Royal family treated her like crap, he quit ‘The Firm’ and left the country with her for good. SOUND FAMILIAR? With Harry and Meghan spilling all the tea in their Oprah interview this week, we thought this was the perfect time to get just the gist on the other Royal couple everyone keeps comparing them to: Wallis and Edward. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there’s this: The audiobook with awesome narration that Rosie listened to: Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anna Pasternak https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780008297312/untitled-the-real-wallis-simpson-duchess-of-windsor/ The book with details about all their Nazi connections: 17 Carnations by Andrew Morton https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22313811-17-carnations This book is veeeery long and detailed but good:The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication by Alexander Larman https://www.hachette.com.au/alexander-larman/the-crown-in-crisis-countdown-to-the-abdication Filmed interview with Wallis and Edward where they spill some tea (kind of like their Oprah interview at the time): https://youtu.be/I02fZDd-BBc Some documentaries: Wallis Before Edward: https://youtu.be/aOBm305ooVQ The Love Affair That Almost Destroyed Britain (Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters): https://youtu.be/Swd3ISRF_wY Interview with expert and author Anna Pasternak: https://youtu.be/yYYq5v6WAps Podcast episode: Stuff You Missed In History Class - Wallis Simpson and the Nazi King https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/stuff-you-missed-in-history-class/id283605519?i=1000463641705 Skip right to the story: approx 16:25

01:18:49

EP72 - S1

5 Mar 21

Agafia Lykova - the woman who's lived alone in the wilderness for 70 years

When she was born, Agafia's father had become convinced that their family was being hunted by the Russian government, so he had packed up the whole family and escaped into the Siberian wilderness - hundreds of kilometres from any other humans. Agafia is now 76, the rest of her family has died, and she is still living - alone - in the tiny hut her father built back in the 1940s. She has only left her home a total of six times in her entire life, and if not for being discovered by chance in the 80s, nobody would ever even have known she was there.  If you want to see Agafia performing for the camera, start by watching these 2 videos:  VICE documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt2AYafET68 RUSSIA TV documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFK3DJ7Kn6s&pbjreload=101 Read this stuff: Read this excellent article from Smithsonian magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/for-40-years-this-russian-family-was-cut-off-from-all-human-contact-unaware-of-world-war-ii-7354256/ If you can track down a copy of Vasily Peskov’s book about the Lykov family, apparently it’s excellent: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1166194.Lost_in_the_Taiga Read about the influencer who put Agafia’s life at risk by flouting social distancing rules during the pandemic… https://igvofficial.com/updateworlds-loneliest-hermit-has-been-put-at-risk-of-covid-19-after-influencer-takes-a-trip-to-see-her/ And you can go to Google Maps and see exactly where she lives: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lykov+family+settlement/@51.4608556,88.4183531,15z/data=!3m1!4b1 RECCOS: Watch 'I Care A Lot' on Amazon Prime: https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0TIXYYBH7U617YC52G595LGU44/ref=atv_hm_hom_c_8pZiqd_2_2 Read the Forbes article about Britney's (lack of) wealth: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maddieberg/2021/02/17/britney-spears-net-worth-revealed--and-its-shockingly-low-compared-to-her-pop-peers/?sh=50a826f718ac Skip right to the story: approx 21:51 

Agafia Lykova - the woman who's lived alone in the wilderness for 70 years

When she was born, Agafia's father had become convinced that their family was being hunted by the Russian government, so he had packed up the whole family and escaped into the Siberian wilderness - hundreds of kilometres from any other humans. Agafia is now 76, the rest of her family has died, and she is still living - alone - in the tiny hut her father built back in the 1940s. She has only left her home a total of six times in her entire life, and if not for being discovered by chance in the 80s, nobody would ever even have known she was there.  If you want to see Agafia performing for the camera, start by watching these 2 videos:  VICE documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt2AYafET68 RUSSIA TV documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFK3DJ7Kn6s&pbjreload=101 Read this stuff: Read this excellent article from Smithsonian magazine: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/for-40-years-this-russian-family-was-cut-off-from-all-human-contact-unaware-of-world-war-ii-7354256/ If you can track down a copy of Vasily Peskov’s book about the Lykov family, apparently it’s excellent: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1166194.Lost_in_the_Taiga Read about the influencer who put Agafia’s life at risk by flouting social distancing rules during the pandemic… https://igvofficial.com/updateworlds-loneliest-hermit-has-been-put-at-risk-of-covid-19-after-influencer-takes-a-trip-to-see-her/ And you can go to Google Maps and see exactly where she lives: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lykov+family+settlement/@51.4608556,88.4183531,15z/data=!3m1!4b1 RECCOS: Watch 'I Care A Lot' on Amazon Prime: https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0TIXYYBH7U617YC52G595LGU44/ref=atv_hm_hom_c_8pZiqd_2_2 Read the Forbes article about Britney's (lack of) wealth: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maddieberg/2021/02/17/britney-spears-net-worth-revealed--and-its-shockingly-low-compared-to-her-pop-peers/?sh=50a826f718ac Skip right to the story: approx 21:51 

01:15:57

EP71 - S1

26 Feb 21

#FREEBRITNEY

It’s Britney bitch.  What is her conservatorship all about? Is it true that she’s being held prisoner by her dad? Is she sending secret messages through her Instagram? Why are thousands upon thousands of people convinced that one of the greatest pop stars of all time needs to be ‘set free’?  Here’s just the gist on Britney Jean Spears and the #FreeBritney movement. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there this: Articles: NYT: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/article/framing-britney-spears.amp.html NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/arts/music/is-britney-spears-ready-to-stand-on-her-own.html Slate: https://slate.com/culture/2021/02/framing-britney-spears-gives-pass-to-free-britney.html  Podcasts: Britney’sGram: https://britneysinstagram.libsyn.com/ Eat, Pray, Britney:https://www.eatpraybritney.com/ Even The Rich (the Britney episodes):https://wondery.com/shows/even-the-rich/ Watch: NYT Presents: Framing Britney Spears (it’s not legally available in Australia yet boooo) Britney singing ‘Love Can Build A Bridge’ on Star Search: https://youtu.be/wWuK5EnXaWU Very detailed 5-part Free Britney doco from super fans on a channel called ‘Deep Dive’: https://youtu.be/_6CGuHwWDFs Lawyer reacts to Framing Britney Spears: https://youtu.be/B63NjIYtoXM Skip right to the story: approx 10:45  Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

#FREEBRITNEY

It’s Britney bitch.  What is her conservatorship all about? Is it true that she’s being held prisoner by her dad? Is she sending secret messages through her Instagram? Why are thousands upon thousands of people convinced that one of the greatest pop stars of all time needs to be ‘set free’?  Here’s just the gist on Britney Jean Spears and the #FreeBritney movement. We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there this: Articles: NYT: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/article/framing-britney-spears.amp.html NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/arts/music/is-britney-spears-ready-to-stand-on-her-own.html Slate: https://slate.com/culture/2021/02/framing-britney-spears-gives-pass-to-free-britney.html  Podcasts: Britney’sGram: https://britneysinstagram.libsyn.com/ Eat, Pray, Britney:https://www.eatpraybritney.com/ Even The Rich (the Britney episodes):https://wondery.com/shows/even-the-rich/ Watch: NYT Presents: Framing Britney Spears (it’s not legally available in Australia yet boooo) Britney singing ‘Love Can Build A Bridge’ on Star Search: https://youtu.be/wWuK5EnXaWU Very detailed 5-part Free Britney doco from super fans on a channel called ‘Deep Dive’: https://youtu.be/_6CGuHwWDFs Lawyer reacts to Framing Britney Spears: https://youtu.be/B63NjIYtoXM Skip right to the story: approx 10:45  Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:10:13

EP70 - S1

19 Feb 21

The tech billionaire who got away with murder

ALLEGEDLY! Imagine if Mark Zuckerberg went nutso, started walking around shirtless with a gun trying to take over another country? That's pretty much John McAfee. Most people know his name because he's the guy who invented the antiviral computer software that almost everyone has used at one point or another. Just another nerdy tech dude with lots of money, right? Lol no. John McAfee took off to the jungle in Belize, pretty much tried to take over the country with his own army, insisted he was creating magical new medicines out of rare jungle plants, and left a suspicious trail of abused and/or dead people in his wake. Oh, and he didn't get in trouble for any of it. FREAKING RICH WHITE DUDES. Skip right to the story: approx 40:34 We give you just the gist but if you want more, there's this: There’s a lot of content on John’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxoo1v5Zp15ZrujZ8OxColQ  Including the Dateline segment about John and his return to the USA after escaping Belize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-FO9TG8DkA&t=1s  John McAfee’s side of the story - an open letter: https://www.businessinsider.com/john-mcafee-what-really-happened-in-belize-2016-5?IR=T  And his defence in video form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx3yTWkN3fI  John’s website: http://www.whoismcafee.com/  And another website he runs, dedicated to discrediting the content in “Gringo”: http://showtimegringo.com/  Joshua Davis’ Wired article from 2012: https://www.wired.com/2012/12/ff-john-mcafees-last-stand/  And the extended book - John McAfee’s Last Stand: https://www.amazon.com.au/John-McAfees-Stand-Kindle-Single-ebook/dp/B00A88KHYI  How John’s whereabouts in Guatemala were revealed by accident: https://www.wired.com/2012/12/how-vice-got-john-mcafee-caught/  John’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/officialmcafee?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor  The Junkee article with precious links to Caleb's hilarious, adorable and ICONIC appearances on Rove Live: https://junkee.com/rove-launched-caleb-bond/158631

The tech billionaire who got away with murder

ALLEGEDLY! Imagine if Mark Zuckerberg went nutso, started walking around shirtless with a gun trying to take over another country? That's pretty much John McAfee. Most people know his name because he's the guy who invented the antiviral computer software that almost everyone has used at one point or another. Just another nerdy tech dude with lots of money, right? Lol no. John McAfee took off to the jungle in Belize, pretty much tried to take over the country with his own army, insisted he was creating magical new medicines out of rare jungle plants, and left a suspicious trail of abused and/or dead people in his wake. Oh, and he didn't get in trouble for any of it. FREAKING RICH WHITE DUDES. Skip right to the story: approx 40:34 We give you just the gist but if you want more, there's this: There’s a lot of content on John’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxoo1v5Zp15ZrujZ8OxColQ  Including the Dateline segment about John and his return to the USA after escaping Belize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-FO9TG8DkA&t=1s  John McAfee’s side of the story - an open letter: https://www.businessinsider.com/john-mcafee-what-really-happened-in-belize-2016-5?IR=T  And his defence in video form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx3yTWkN3fI  John’s website: http://www.whoismcafee.com/  And another website he runs, dedicated to discrediting the content in “Gringo”: http://showtimegringo.com/  Joshua Davis’ Wired article from 2012: https://www.wired.com/2012/12/ff-john-mcafees-last-stand/  And the extended book - John McAfee’s Last Stand: https://www.amazon.com.au/John-McAfees-Stand-Kindle-Single-ebook/dp/B00A88KHYI  How John’s whereabouts in Guatemala were revealed by accident: https://www.wired.com/2012/12/how-vice-got-john-mcafee-caught/  John’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/officialmcafee?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor  The Junkee article with precious links to Caleb's hilarious, adorable and ICONIC appearances on Rove Live: https://junkee.com/rove-launched-caleb-bond/158631

01:53:23

EP69 - S1

16 Feb 21

The horrifying story of the 1981 Trashman yacht sinking

This has been called one the worst shark attack stories of all time. After their yacht, ‘The Trashman’, sank in a major storm, five crew members were stranded in the middle of the ocean in a tiny inflatable dinghy. That number soon turned to four. Then three. Then two. Then... yeah - sharks were circling them, taking the crew one by one.  But not before starvation and thirst caused them to mentally unravel and turn on each other (seriously - one crew member got so delirious they started acting like a possessed zombie). This one is a WILD fkn ride.  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there’s this: ‘I Shouldn’t Be Alive’ (Season 1, Episode 1) - available on Amazon Prime: News article about the sinking: www.newsweek.com/woman-fiends-eaten-sharks-capsized-atlantic-1453952%3famp=1 Info on survivor Deborah Scaling Kiley: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_Scaling_Kiley Deborah’s book ‘Albatross: The True Story Of A Woman’s Survival At Sea: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/273844.Albatross Transcript of Deborah’s interview with Larry King: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/27/lkl.01.html Skip right to the story: approx 22:19 Email us your suGISTtions! [email protected]

The horrifying story of the 1981 Trashman yacht sinking

This has been called one the worst shark attack stories of all time. After their yacht, ‘The Trashman’, sank in a major storm, five crew members were stranded in the middle of the ocean in a tiny inflatable dinghy. That number soon turned to four. Then three. Then two. Then... yeah - sharks were circling them, taking the crew one by one.  But not before starvation and thirst caused them to mentally unravel and turn on each other (seriously - one crew member got so delirious they started acting like a possessed zombie). This one is a WILD fkn ride.  We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more there’s this: ‘I Shouldn’t Be Alive’ (Season 1, Episode 1) - available on Amazon Prime: News article about the sinking: www.newsweek.com/woman-fiends-eaten-sharks-capsized-atlantic-1453952%3famp=1 Info on survivor Deborah Scaling Kiley: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_Scaling_Kiley Deborah’s book ‘Albatross: The True Story Of A Woman’s Survival At Sea: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/273844.Albatross Transcript of Deborah’s interview with Larry King: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/27/lkl.01.html Skip right to the story: approx 22:19 Email us your suGISTtions! [email protected]

59:12

EP68 - S1

4 Feb 21

QAnon

So it's just a bunch of crazy conspiracies from right-wing pro-Trump people, right? Saying mean things about Hillary? Something about a Pizza Restaurant...? Well yeah, QAnon is all that, but it's also SO MUCH CRAZIER THAN YOU THINK. QAnon is a weird fantasy in which Donald Trump is a superhero/Jesus, and the 'Lightworkers' say he is the only one who can save imprisoned children from being tortured at the hands of an underground group of celebrities and politicians who want to eat babies and destroy the earth. LOL WHAT? Yeah... when those 'Q' people stormed the capitol, it wasn't just because they were cranky Trump lost and Biden won, it was because they thought the very fabric of human existence was at stake, and NOTHING could convince them otherwise.  So how did a bunch of boomers and once regular, smart people (one of them Jacob's friend) end up sucked into the bizarre conspiracy world of QAnon? How did it start, and do people still believe it now that Trump has slunk away to play golf rather than be their Jesus and save the world? Reply All podcast episode: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/llhe5nm Conspirituality podcast episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/conspirituality/id1515827446 QAnon Anonymous podcast (start at beginning): https://podcasts.apple.com/be/podcast/qanon-anonymous/id1428209307 Q Clearence podcast (start at beginning): https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/q-clearance-the-hunt-for-qanon/id1534027012 Some articles about the 3 people who amplified Q in the early stages:  https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/how-three-conspiracy-theorists-took-q-sparked-qanon-n900531  https://heavy.com/news/2018/08/paul-furber/  https://heavy.com/news/2018/08/tracy-diaz/  Learn more about Ron and Jim Watkins: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/men-qanon/story?id=73046374  Learn what it took to finally take down 8chan: https://www.theneweconomy.com/technology/a-sorry-site-8chan-gets-the-axe-raising-questions-about-internet-censorship Skip right to the story: approx 37:47

QAnon

So it's just a bunch of crazy conspiracies from right-wing pro-Trump people, right? Saying mean things about Hillary? Something about a Pizza Restaurant...? Well yeah, QAnon is all that, but it's also SO MUCH CRAZIER THAN YOU THINK. QAnon is a weird fantasy in which Donald Trump is a superhero/Jesus, and the 'Lightworkers' say he is the only one who can save imprisoned children from being tortured at the hands of an underground group of celebrities and politicians who want to eat babies and destroy the earth. LOL WHAT? Yeah... when those 'Q' people stormed the capitol, it wasn't just because they were cranky Trump lost and Biden won, it was because they thought the very fabric of human existence was at stake, and NOTHING could convince them otherwise.  So how did a bunch of boomers and once regular, smart people (one of them Jacob's friend) end up sucked into the bizarre conspiracy world of QAnon? How did it start, and do people still believe it now that Trump has slunk away to play golf rather than be their Jesus and save the world? Reply All podcast episode: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/llhe5nm Conspirituality podcast episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/conspirituality/id1515827446 QAnon Anonymous podcast (start at beginning): https://podcasts.apple.com/be/podcast/qanon-anonymous/id1428209307 Q Clearence podcast (start at beginning): https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/q-clearance-the-hunt-for-qanon/id1534027012 Some articles about the 3 people who amplified Q in the early stages:  https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/how-three-conspiracy-theorists-took-q-sparked-qanon-n900531  https://heavy.com/news/2018/08/paul-furber/  https://heavy.com/news/2018/08/tracy-diaz/  Learn more about Ron and Jim Watkins: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/men-qanon/story?id=73046374  Learn what it took to finally take down 8chan: https://www.theneweconomy.com/technology/a-sorry-site-8chan-gets-the-axe-raising-questions-about-internet-censorship Skip right to the story: approx 37:47

01:33:45

EP67 - S1

29 Jan 21

Post-Break BREAKIN' NOOZ!

It turns out 2021 is just two 2020s in a trenchcoat, so there's been a LOT of Breakin' Nooz since we went on break at the end of December. Which means... a whole episode of Breakin' Nooz! The Block Scandal! Hilaria Baldwin! Sydney's own lady Bernie Madoff! A penis cartoon! And so much more! All in one month! 2021 sure has hit the ground running.

Post-Break BREAKIN' NOOZ!

It turns out 2021 is just two 2020s in a trenchcoat, so there's been a LOT of Breakin' Nooz since we went on break at the end of December. Which means... a whole episode of Breakin' Nooz! The Block Scandal! Hilaria Baldwin! Sydney's own lady Bernie Madoff! A penis cartoon! And so much more! All in one month! 2021 sure has hit the ground running.

58:12

EP66 - S1

29 Jan 21

2020

WE MADE IT. Welcome to 2021. Let's all agree that last year can go straight into a bin that is then lobbed directly into the sun. But before that happens, let's reminisce on the dumpster fire that was the last 12 months...Here's just the gist of 2020! We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Normally we put links here, but... for real... we all lived it. Just google stuff.  Email us with your suGISTions! [email protected]

2020

WE MADE IT. Welcome to 2021. Let's all agree that last year can go straight into a bin that is then lobbed directly into the sun. But before that happens, let's reminisce on the dumpster fire that was the last 12 months...Here's just the gist of 2020! We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Normally we put links here, but... for real... we all lived it. Just google stuff.  Email us with your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:02:12

EP65 - S1

31 Dec 20

SANTA CLAUS!

Whether you're stuck dealing with racist Uncle Barry or chilling at home eating Chinese food and watching movies, we decided to get you through the day with a sneaky lil history on the origins of Santa Claus! And it's a pretty intense history tbh. There's pimping out women for cash, children being turned into ham and eaten, and way more guns than you would've thought.Oh, and we answer the question everyone asks in primary school: Was Santa's red and white suit really invented by the Coca Cola company? We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: This is an excellent documentary about Christmas traditions from around the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crocEiyluyk  Read about the 'real' Saint Nick's life https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas  Check out Santa's appearances in wartime propaganda https://www.history.com/news/santa-goes-to-war  Some more details on Sinterklaas traditions https://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/holland.shtml  Here's some detail on how the New York Knickerbockers made Santa a thing in the USA http://historydetectives.nyhistory.org/2018/12/the-new-york-city-origins-of-santa-claus/  Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

SANTA CLAUS!

Whether you're stuck dealing with racist Uncle Barry or chilling at home eating Chinese food and watching movies, we decided to get you through the day with a sneaky lil history on the origins of Santa Claus! And it's a pretty intense history tbh. There's pimping out women for cash, children being turned into ham and eaten, and way more guns than you would've thought.Oh, and we answer the question everyone asks in primary school: Was Santa's red and white suit really invented by the Coca Cola company? We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: This is an excellent documentary about Christmas traditions from around the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crocEiyluyk  Read about the 'real' Saint Nick's life https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas  Check out Santa's appearances in wartime propaganda https://www.history.com/news/santa-goes-to-war  Some more details on Sinterklaas traditions https://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/holland.shtml  Here's some detail on how the New York Knickerbockers made Santa a thing in the USA http://historydetectives.nyhistory.org/2018/12/the-new-york-city-origins-of-santa-claus/  Email us your suGISTions! [email protected]

01:19:26

EP64 - S1

25 Dec 20

The Sydney Luna Park Ghost Train Fire

In 1979, a fire broke out on the ghost train at Sydney’s Luna Park, killing 7 people - 6 of them children. Despite being over 40 years since the tragedy occurred, it’s still considered one of Sydney’s greatest unsolved mysteries, as authorities never figured out how or why it happened. But, there are main two theories that refuse to go away - that an infamous Sydney criminal caused the fire in an attempt to take over the park, or... that a devil-horned man named Moloch started the fire as part of a child sacrifice. Story starts at approx 13:17 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Daily Telegraph article with interviews: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/luna-park-tragedy-36th-anniversary-of-the-fire-that-killed-seven-riders-on-the-ghost-train-in-1979/news-story/6e70f4ea61959d1d393ce597da253c78 Mosman Collective article with good collection of pics: https://www.mosmancollective.com/latest/2020/6/11/local-history-the-un-solved-mystery-behind-the-deadly-ghost-train-inferno-at-luna-park-still-haunts-sydney-more-than-40-years-later Some podcast eps:  Fairground F*uck-Ups:  https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-ghost-train-luna-park-pt-1/id1536362713?i=1000500701793 True Crime Island: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/episode-25-the-luna-park-ghost-train-fire/id1184429621?i=1000392932858 Investigates: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/investigates/id1344649849?i=1000469479078 Email us with your suGISTions!  [email protected]

The Sydney Luna Park Ghost Train Fire

In 1979, a fire broke out on the ghost train at Sydney’s Luna Park, killing 7 people - 6 of them children. Despite being over 40 years since the tragedy occurred, it’s still considered one of Sydney’s greatest unsolved mysteries, as authorities never figured out how or why it happened. But, there are main two theories that refuse to go away - that an infamous Sydney criminal caused the fire in an attempt to take over the park, or... that a devil-horned man named Moloch started the fire as part of a child sacrifice. Story starts at approx 13:17 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Daily Telegraph article with interviews: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/luna-park-tragedy-36th-anniversary-of-the-fire-that-killed-seven-riders-on-the-ghost-train-in-1979/news-story/6e70f4ea61959d1d393ce597da253c78 Mosman Collective article with good collection of pics: https://www.mosmancollective.com/latest/2020/6/11/local-history-the-un-solved-mystery-behind-the-deadly-ghost-train-inferno-at-luna-park-still-haunts-sydney-more-than-40-years-later Some podcast eps:  Fairground F*uck-Ups:  https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-ghost-train-luna-park-pt-1/id1536362713?i=1000500701793 True Crime Island: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/episode-25-the-luna-park-ghost-train-fire/id1184429621?i=1000392932858 Investigates: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/investigates/id1344649849?i=1000469479078 Email us with your suGISTions!  [email protected]

54:27

EP62 - S1

10 Dec 20

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