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Rosie Waterland ‘gives the gist’ of any topic she finds interesting, to her comedian friends by recapping the things that she has learned that week, that they know nothing about…and don’t necessarily need to know about. So If you want to know just enough about something to get you through a dinner party, we’ll give you just the gist.

Just the Gist PodcastOne Australia

    • Comedy
    • 4.7, 1.1K Ratings

Rosie Waterland ‘gives the gist’ of any topic she finds interesting, to her comedian friends by recapping the things that she has learned that week, that they know nothing about…and don’t necessarily need to know about. So If you want to know just enough about something to get you through a dinner party, we’ll give you just the gist.

    The Triplets Raised As A Science Experiment

    The Triplets Raised As A Science Experiment

    Imagine walking down the street and bumping into your identical twin - a twin you never even knew you had? That’s what happened to these guys, except there were three of them. They were born identical triplets, and adopted out to seperate families as babies. 18 years later, they randomly found each other. And that’s not even the craziest part of their story...

    TW: this episode references mental health and suicide 

    We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this:

    Watch Three Identical Strangers: https://youtu.be/hwNJtPCj_GE

    The Lawrence Wright story from 1995: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/magazine/1995/08/07/double-mystery/amp

    A couple more articles: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jun/28/three-identical-strangers-the-bizarre-tale-of-triplets-separated-at-birth

    https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-three-identical-strangers-documentary-20180702-story.html

    Email us at justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Adolphe Sax - the guy who invented the saxophone

    Adolphe Sax - the guy who invented the saxophone

    (Yes he named it after himself - wouldn’t you? HE IS THE REASON FOR KICK-ARSE 80s SAX SOLOS.)

    The saxophone is kind of the least interesting thing about this guy. He literally cheated death about 57 times, starting with swallowing a 6-inch needle when he was a toddler, followed by accidentally drinking a cup of poison and surviving assassination attempts from people who were jelly that the saxophone was just so awesome and their instruments were lame. 

    Rosie is convinced Kenny G went back in time to make sure he survived

    We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this:

    The Belgian city where Adolphe was born (Dinante) loves to celebrate their local hero - check out their Sax dedicated page here: http://www.dinant.be/en/inheritance/adolphe-sax 

    Stephen Cottrell wrote a very comprehensive biography of Adolphe Sax in his book The Saxophone (which you might have to dig to find if you are keen to read it - it’s out of print and it's rare)

    Here are the first articles Jacob came across that piqued his interest:

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/adolphe-sax 

    http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2019/07/the-surprisingly-badass-life-of-the-inventor-of-the-saxophone-adolphe-sax/ 

    Mary Trump’s book that Rosie read: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too_Much_and_Never_Enough

    The William Shatner show on Binge that Rosie couldn’t remember the name of (it’s ‘The UnXplained’ btw 😂): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_UnXplained

    Email us! justthepodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Murder of Selena Quintanilla

    The Murder of Selena Quintanilla

    The ‘Queen of Tehano music’, people often said it wasn’t that she was ‘the Latin Madonna’ but that Madonna was ‘the English Selena’. She sung her Spanish-language music to stadiums of thousands, was one of the wealthiest Latin-music stars in America and was about to become a mainstream superstar by releasing her first album in English. Then she was murdered, at 23, by the president of her fan club. 

    We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this:

    Podcasts Rosie listened to:

    Selena: A Star Dies in Texas https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/selena-a-star-dies-in-texas/id1505572990?i=1000473720346

    Murder Made Me Famous-Yolanda Saldivar https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/murder-made-me-famous/id1492150996?i=1000459993657

    Selena (1997 biopic with J-Lo) https://youtu.be/0ottkTXAe_s

    • 54 min
    The Dancing Plague

    The Dancing Plague

    It’s a plague! With dancing! A dancing plague! Like, literally. There once was a town where a plague wiped out a bunch of the residents... by making them dance until they died. (Count how many dancing references Jacob manages to squeeze into this one - it’s truly something to behold.)

    Some good, solid articles to get you started if you want to know more: 

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20161028-the-town-the-nearly-danced-itself-to-death 

    https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jul/05/bizarre-dance-epidemic-of-summer-1518-strasbourg 

    https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/the-dancing-plague-of-1518 

    Puppet History episode that made Jacob briefly obsessed with the story: https://youtu.be/2MZZrDA-I4M

    The book Jacob did not read is by a chap called John Waller - if you want to read it buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1848310536/ref=nosim?tag=thepubdomrev-20 

    • 54 min
    The McDonald's Monopoly Fraud

    The McDonald's Monopoly Fraud

    Did you know that in the US from 1989-2001, there were no real major prize winners of the McDonald's Monopoly game, because THE WHOLE THING WAS RIGGED? Every single person who won a big prize was part of a major scam, and when the FBI found out, they teamed up with Maccas to go UNDER COVER BABY! This one is nuts.

    We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this:

    The doco called McMillion$ that just came out that Rosie is OBSESSED with and demands you all watch (available on Binge or HBO):https://binge.com.au/shows/show-mcmillion!6090

    The McMillion$ podcast hosted by the doco creators:https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-mcmillion%24-podcast/id1495403653

    Some great articles:https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-an-ex-cop-rigged-mcdonalds-monopoly-game-and-stole-millionshttps://www.vulture.com/2020/02/mcdonalds-monopoly-game-fraud-true-story.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/arts/television/mcmillions-hbo-explained.html

    The Mary Kay Letourneau article Rosie mentioned in Breakin' Nooz:https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/mary-kay-letourneau-vili-fualauu-relationship-media-child-rape-tryst-1025466/

    Email us at justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Great Emu War

    The Great Emu War

    So, did you know that in 1932, the Australian Army went to war... against emus? Like, actual emus. The birds. That run. And before you say it doesn't make any sense for the army to go to war against emus, the crazier part of this story is: THE EMUS BLOODY WON. Join us for this bizarre (and embarrassing tbh - for the army, not the emus) little piece of Aussie history.

    We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this:

    Some articles Jacob read:

    https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/10/on-this-day-the-emu-wars-begin/

    https://medium.com/war-is-boring/australia-once-lost-a-war-to-the-mighty-emu-fd0f07203ca4

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/the-great-emu-war-in-which-some-large-flightless-birds-unwittingly-foiled-the-australian-army/

    Images of the newspaper headlines/articles at the time:https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/great-emu-war-1932-weird-sounds/

    Write to us at justthegistpodcast@gmail.com to tell us what you think! 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Josephany ,

Every episode is a delight

This podcast is great, I can’t recommend it highly enough, I hang out for the new episode each week. Entertaining and educational, Rosie and Jacob for the win!!

Livinletdiamond ,

My weekly highlight

I recommened this to a friend a few weeks back and now we are both obsessed and plan to have a weekly issolation gist video chat. I highly recommend the 1989 Oscars episode, my god I have not laughed so much, then watched the videos attached and laughed even more. Get on this podcast, even if its just for Jacobs beautiful voice.

miss_jasminr ,

Witty & addictive podcast

Thank-you Rosie and Jacob for making me seem so intelligent to my friends. I make sure I only tell them just the gist! Love your work!

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