66 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

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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). 

    2020

    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! justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    SANTA CLAUS!

    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! justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Pepe The Frog

    Pepe The Frog

    How did a cute, unassuming cartoon frog end up a symbol of racism and favourite mascot of the alt-right? Pepe started off as a funny little meme, created by an artist who just wanted to spread joy and laughter in the world. NEXT MINUTE - his creation was popping up on banners at Trump rallies and being used by white supremacists to spread the worst kinds of bigotry and racism. So why did the racist and sexist trolls on awful websites like 4chan pick Pepe? And what's to stop them making any other much-loved character a symbol of hate? Is Sesame Street safe? The Wiggles? BIG TED?

    We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this:Watch the documentary Feels Good Man: https://www.feelsgoodmanfilm.com/ 

    Some light reading: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danidiplacido/2017/05/09/how-pepe-the-frog-became-a-symbol-of-hatred/?sh=58b59507426b 
    https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-pepe-the-frog-hate-symbol-20161011-snap-htmlstory.html 

    Read more on the protestors in Hong Kong who have reappropriated Pepe: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/world/asia/hong-kong-protest-pepe-frog.html

    Check out some Rare Pepes: https://rare-pepe.com/ 

    And brush up on your hate symbols by visiting the Anti Defamation League's Hate Symbol Database - there are some surprising ones there: https://www.adl.org/hate-symbols 

    Email us your suGISTions! justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Sydney Luna Park Ghost Train Fire

    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.

    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! 

    justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

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    • 54 min
    The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring

    In 2009, six celebrity-obsessed teenagers decided that the best way to live like their idols was to, well, steal their stuff. These kids used Google, TMZ, Facebook and good ol' Hollywood Star Maps to figure out where celebs lived and when exactly when they weren't at home. Then they'd break into their (usually unlocked) mansions and steal piles of their stuff. They ransacked the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom and more. By the time they were caught, they had $3million worth of stuff, and the crazy thing? Most of the celebrities hadn't even noticed anything was missing.
    We give you Just The Gist, but if want more, there's this:

    This is the article that blew up the story around the world, Nancy Jo Sales’ The Suspect wore Louboutins: 

    https://archive.vanityfair.com/article/share/e9cc0cc3-dbf1-4fab-8367-5fc7c05608e6

    Her book 'The Bling Ring': https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16248269-the-bling-ring

    The Bling Ring movie by Sophia Coppola (available in Australia on STAN): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4LzhgExvrc

    Read all the details of how Nick Prugo destroyed a woman’s life in a vicious, evil way 

    https://www.lamag.com/longform/aesthetician-arrested-murder/ 

    Here’s an update on where the Ring members were in 2018

    https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/the-bling-ring-where-are-they-now/alexis-neiers/ 

    Watch the Alexis reality show 'Pretty Wild' (this ep is the one where she gets mad at Vanity Fair for saying she was wearing the wrong shoes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6nlonPQQlU 

    Email us with your suGISTions! justthegistpodcast@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Jenny Jones talk show shooting

    The Jenny Jones talk show shooting

    In 1995, daytime talk shows like Jerry Springer and Jenny Jones were at the height of their popularity thanks to using a tactic called ‘ambush television’ - getting guests on stage and shocking or embarrassing them for entertainment. There were episodes like ‘Mom, I’ve been sleeping with your boyfriend’ or ‘Remember our one night stand? WELL THIS IS YOUR BABY!’ 

    One episode of Jenny Jones at the time was called ‘Guess your secret crush!’ and in it, a man called Scott Amedure admitted to his friend Jonathan Schmitz that he had a crush on him. Three days later, Scott was dead. Jonathan had murdered him, and he blamed The Jenny Jones Show.

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

    The doco episode of ‘Trial By Media’ that Rosie talked about, called ‘Talk Show Murder’ (on Netflix): https://www.netflix.com/title/80198329?s=i&trkid=13747225

    Episode of ‘Criminal’ podcast about the ‘Gay Panic’ defence: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/criminal/id809264944?i=1000458839778

    Some articles: https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/inside-the-jenny-jones-show-murder-25-years-later.html/

    https://people.com/crime/netflix-trial-by-media-jenny-jones-murder/

    This episode may have been triggering or upsetting for members of the LGBTQIA community, so please reach out if you need to. Here’s some links:

    Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/
    Q Life: https://qlife.org.au/
    ACON: https://www.acon.org.au/
    Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

    Email us your suGISTions! justthegist@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 13 min

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