91 episodes

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 you down with any of the boring bits. You'll get just the gist of what you need to know - only get the juiciest, most entertaining details (you know, the ones that make you look very smart and interesting when you repeat them at a dinner party). 

Just the Gist PodcastOne Australia

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 1.7K Ratings

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 you down with any of the boring bits. You'll get just the gist of what you need to know - only get the juiciest, most entertaining details (you know, the ones that make you look very smart and interesting when you repeat them at a dinner party). 

    Baby Jessica

    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  

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Shanti Devi - the girl who convinced scientists that reincarnation is real

    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

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Lou Pearlman - the con artist king of boy bands

    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

    Brisbane and Perth Gisteners! Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    KILLDOZER

    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

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Breakin’ Nooz Bonanza!

    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! justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

    Brisbane and Perth! Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Biosphere 2

    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

    Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley

    Send us your suGISTions! justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

    Brisbane and Perth! Get tickets to Rosie’s show Kid
    Chameleon: https://moretalent.com.au/tours/rosiewaterland/

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

renes1966 ,

Entertaining podcast

This is getting me through the Sydney lockdown. It’s like an Aussie ‘you’re wrong about’. Fantastic stuff

Flicka1991 ,

My absolute fave podcast

Just wish they could be released more often!!

Patrizia latte ,

11/10, but just one thing -

Hey guys, big fan. You guys have got the goods.
I love the pod, but I’m starting to feel a bit disappointed with how often “weekly-ish” is ringing true.
I know Rosie’s had medical issues which can’t be helped and that’s so understandable, but maybe it’s time to have some episodes ready to go for those weeks when you can’t record.
I know breaking news is a big part of each ep, but honestly I wouldn’t mind missing it for a week and having a prerecorded ep instead of nothing.
You’re an award winning podcast now, it’s the big time.
I know it probably seems silly, but it’s just such a let down when you’re waiting all day for an ep that doesn’t show.

Anyways, big love for you guys!!
Seriously one of the best pods out, just wish it was more consistent.

Oh and I love Rosie and everything she does, but I need a break from the “but what if she gets her period” line 😅

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