106 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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Just the Gist PodcastOne Australia

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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 Disappearance of Harold Holt

    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/ 

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Nellie Bly

    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

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

    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

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Tiger King 2 Is Coming!

    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! 
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Happy Halloween, (Blair) Witches!

    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/

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    An Updates Bonanza (with extray Emus!)

    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

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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