• Just the Gist

  • By: LiSTNR
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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). 

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  • Jun 28 2022
    The right to a safe abortion has been taken away from millions of people in the United States. In light of Roe v Wade being overturned last week, we wanted to share the story of Rosie's abortions. Solidarity protests are happening around Australia this week. Find one here: https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/roe-v-wade-australia-protest/ These article include links to places you can donate: https://jezebel.com/where-to-donate-abortion-access-roe-v-wade-1849053167 https://www.businessinsider.com/organizations-seeking-donations-after-overturning-of-roe-v-wade-2022-6 From Rosie: Every woman should have an unequivocal right to make decisions about her own body. It’s that simple.  On the other side of the world, I felt so defeated by this news. Just… overwhelmed by a sense of helplessness. But one thing I’m good at is telling stories, so I figure I can at least use that skill to contribute in a way I know how. I’m one of millions of women who have made this choice about my own body, and I’m in a position to tell that story. It’s not a big contribution, but it’s something I can do. So here is just the gist of my abortions.  ‘Choice Words: A collection of writing about abortion’ - the book Rosie contributed her story to: https://www.booktopia.com.au/choice-words-louise-swinn/book/9781760875220.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4eaJBhDMARIsANhrQADf6mTOMLCERIoaKnboXcWFatAGggQvgSKaB2dAsGTbmlHI6ndFBU0aAjYqEALw_wcB See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    1 hr and 1 min
  • Jun 24 2022
    In March 2008, young couple Julian Buchwald & Carolynne Watson went on a picnic in the Victorian bush and didn't come home. They spent the next week battling exhaustion and exposure to try and find their way out of the bush with only a sleeping bag and a jar of peanut butter to keep them going. When they stumbled out of the bush a week later with a wild story of hostage and kidnapping, it didn't take police to figure out who was behind it.  Jacob shares the story with guest host Zara McDonald. Follow Zara on Instagram @zamcdonald and @shamelesspodcast Listen to her podcast 'Shameless Presents: The Books That Changed My Life'. We recommend you start with their episode with comedian Wil Anderson: https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/shameless-presents-the-books-that-changed-my-life/how-wil-anderson-overcomes-regret Skip straight to the story: approx 8:11 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: You can read all the details of the investigation process and the trial by reading the court report on Julian's unsuccessful appeal https://jade.io/article/259257 You can watch a video with lots of images from news reports here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLzD7IrZq70 Read a news report from the week the couple were missing, appealing for info from the public https://www.theage.com.au/national/missing-couple-planned-marriage-at-years-end-20080309-ge6tnh.html A report about Julian’s escape attempt https://www.deccanherald.com/content/213097/man-kidnapped-girlfriend-sex-loses.html This episode gets pretty dark. If it brings anything up for you and you'd like to talk to someone about it, you can contact 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    51 mins
  • Jun 17 2022
    On a summer afternoon in 2003, a man named Brian Wells walked into a bank in Pennsylvania with a bomb strapped to his neck & calmly demanded $250,000. Within the hour, the bomb exploded, Brian was dead, and investigators spent the next decade trying to figure out who was responsible. The investigation revealed a frozen body in a freezer, an impossible-to-solve scavenger hunt, and a convoluted web of co-conspirators who all died before revealing the truth of what really happened.  Jacob shares the story with guest host Symon Lovett. Follow Symon on Instagram @symonlovett and @adamandsymonshow and listen to his podcast The Adam & Symon Show. We recommend you start with their episode 'Seven Apples and Two Lasagnes'. Skip straight to the story: approx 10:00 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch the Netflix doco Evil Genius to see Marjorie talk on camera and how the documentarian Trey helped crack the case https://www.netflix.com/search?q=EVIL%20GENIUS&jbv=80158319  Check out the lead investigator’s website & maybe get your hands on his books about the case“Mania” and “Pizza Bomber” https://pizzabomber.com  Read the notes Brian was given here thanks to People mag https://people.com/crime/evil-genius-read-handwritten-instructions-pizza-bomber-brian-wells/  It’s hard to find the video of the Dateline episode about the case, but you can listen to an audio version here https://open.spotify.com/episode/3VEi27ZdADK43yTENEXpHv   This episode includes a brief reference to suicide. If this brings anything up for you and you would like to speak to someone about it, Lifeline is available for 24/7 crisis support on 13 11 14. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    1 hr and 17 mins

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  • Peter C.
  • 19-03-2022


Just listened to the story of the Trashman yacht disaster. I really don't get the presentation style, giggling at tragedy like a couple of schoolyard bullies or edgy teens.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-2022

Just great fun

Always a good listen and always something you fancy knowing a bit more about. Hilarious discussions between the two of them as well.

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