142 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). 

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    • 4.7 • 2.1K 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). 

For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app.

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

    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
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    • 52 min
    Richard Jewell

    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
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    • 58 min
    Colonel Tom Parker

    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/9781451613575Vanity 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
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    • 49 min
    Martha Mitchell

    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
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    • 37 min
    Rosie's Back!

    Rosie's Back!

    Rosie is back, and it's been so long that she's collected a Breakin' Nooz BONANZA. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Picasso that was kidnapped from the NGV 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’
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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Bella Bel ,

Love this, easy listen

Recommend

Jaya Banks ,

Great pod!

Great pod! Love Rosie and Jacob’s banter! Prefer the episodes when they are both hosting together.

lady.catherine ,

Favourite podcast by a country mile

Didilidididididooooooo!!!
My partner and I have listened to every episode of this show, and we are now doubling/ tripling listens on car trips or before bed. Such great story telling, choice of story, and great humour. The detail included in each story wouldn’t happen without a lot of work and research. Listening to this podcast is one of our favourite things to do. We love you Jacob and Rosie!!!!!! Ps. Rosie, we miss you lots and hope you are well. XOXO

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