Just the Gist
Just the Gist
About Just the Gist
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.
It’s the Dollysode! This is one of our most frequently requested topics, and it’s our pleasure to finally serve up the gist of Miss Dolly Rebecca Parton’s rise from rags to rhinestones. They call her the Backwoods Barbie, the Smoky Mountain Songbird, the Dolly Llama. She's probably the #1 most beloved & respected person on the planet, and by the time you’ve finished gistening to this one, we hope you’ll appreciate her even more than you already do. Yeehaw, y’all. Skip straight to the story: approx 10:03 Jacob shares the story with Lem Zakharia Hear more from Lem every week on the podcast 'It's A Lot' with Abbie Chatfield https://link.chtbl.com/Jb84IMRs We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: LISTEN to the podcast 'Dolly Parton’s America' https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/dolly-partons-america READ/LISTEN to Dolly’s autobiographies Songteller - This one explores her life through the lens of 175 of the songs she’s written https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Dolly-Parton-Songteller-Audiobook/1980072159? Dream More - This one expands on her graduation speech from 2009 https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Dream-More-Audiobook/B01BCVP1LI? My Life, and Other Unfinished Business (just be warned, there is a very 1994 description of disordered eating in the second half of the book) WATCH Dolly’s graduation speech from 2009 at the University of Tennessee. Then watch it again ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuOm2lLIOoU WATCH these docos. This Netflix one 'Dolly Parton: Here I Am' is ace, and Kylie Minogue is in it https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11497544/ 'Dolly Parton: Queen of Country' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGYnFFMcUOE READ Rupaul’s interview with Dolly https://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/a34688302/dolly-parton-december-2020-interview/ WATCH Dolly's interview with Barbara Walters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If-oWqUYzlQ Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
So, we didn’t know this, but apparently there’s this special spear that makes any army that wields it totally invincible. Yeah. It’s called the Spear of Destiny and it's believed it was first used to kill Jesus Christ, then various different emperors & kings took turns owning it, and then Hitler got his hands on it. Over the centuries, every man (of course it was only men) who owned the spear was victorious in almost all his battles… until he inevitably lost or dropped the magic stick & dropped dead. Is the legend real? And what does it have to do with Donald Trump’s 2024 re-election bid? Comedian / history nerd / friend-of-the-pod Amos Gill is here to serve us the gist of it all! Skip straight to the story: approx 9:50 Follow Amos on Instagram to find out when he's performing next: @abitofamosgill We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: Amos first read about the story in The Nazis and the Occult https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57065398-the-nazis-and-the-occult He saw the Spear at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer in Vienna https://www.kaiserliche-schatzkammer.at/en/ https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-spear-of-destiny-trevor-ravenscroft/book/9780877285472.html https://www.history.com/shows/brad-meltzers-decoded/season-2/episode-5 Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: email@example.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
New year, new you? To celebrate the start of a new year we invited friend-of-the-pod Adam Densten to relive and recap the classic 2001 rom-com Bridget Jones’ Diary. It’s an iconic film we all know and love (especially Jacob): Renée Zellweger plays Bridget, an allegedly overweight “spinster” in her early thirties who smokes like a chimney, drinks like a fish and is desperate to find a man. Will she choose the cheeky sex god, Daniel Cleaver, or the stuffy, pompous Mark Darcy? We chat about all the indoor ciggies, gherkins, fatphobia & knickers that make this film a kind of 2001 time-capsule. Enjoy, Gisteners, and happy 2023! Follow Adam on Instagram @ademdensten @adamandsymonshow Hear more from him on his own podcast The Adam & Symon Show https://link.chtbl.com/psvkdOGu See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's a Breakin' Nooz recap and recco bonanza! Elizabeth Holmes is going to prison (probably), Elon Musk got booed at Dave Chappelle's comedy show, the man with the penis on his arm is doing fine, and Rosie is still waiting for one of you to steal Caleb's plinth from their backyard. This is what we think you should be watching, reading & listening to over the holidays: TV The White Lotus The Dropout Fisk Peacemaker Caleb Hammer on TikTok or YouTube PODCASTS You’re Wrong About – Flight 571: Survival in the Andes with Blair Braverman Twin Flames Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend – James Burrows Maintenance Phase This Is Actually Happening - #257 – What if you didn’t know what to believe? and #97 What if you were a white supremacist? Did Titanic Sink? Dead Eyes Better Than Yesterday – #452 Todd Sampson BOOKS Anna: The Biography – Amy O’Dell Confidence Man - Maggie Haberman Directed – James Burrows The Theory of Everything Else - Dan Schreiber How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question – Michael Schur Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: firstname.lastname@example.org Breakin' Nooz will be back in February 2023! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Merry Gistmas to all! We forced our pal Symon Lovett to sit through all 90 excruciating minutes of the 1989 slapstick “comedy” National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, then we brought him into the studio to relive and recap it scene-by-scene. Whether you’ve seen the movie recently, long ago, or never at all, we hope you can all appreciate the disdain we feel for it. Join us as we discuss Chevy Chase's mantrums, the film’s side-boob quota, and the blatant nationalistic propaganda. We promise you it’s more entertaining that watching the actual film. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You didn't think we'd end the year without a Rosie update, did you? This is just the gist on where Rosie's been this year and what "looking after her health" has looked like. We talk about suicidal ideation and self-harm briefly from 18:10 - 24:45. If you're not up to listening to this, please skip ahead. If you need support with this, Lifeline is available 24 hours a day on 13 11 14. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1987 the Royal Family needed to win back the hearts & minds of the commoners who were starting to revere the monarchy less than they had previously. Prince Edward, the youngest of Queen Elizabeth’s kids, came up with what he thought was the perfect solution: have the Windsors dress up in silly costumes & play wacky, slapstick games with celebrities on a TV special that would be broadcast around the world. The end result was a bizarre fever dream in which famous faces like John Travolta, Tom Jones & Meatloaf were running around a field dressed up as jesters, potatoes and chess pieces, throwing giant foam hams at each other, while the royals cheered and hooted. Yes, it was messy. No, it hasn’t been depicted in The Crown (yet). The whole undignified debacle was a huge embarrassment for the royal family, and a definitive turning point in public sentiment when it came the monarchs. It’s also absolutely flippin’ hilarious and you need to watch the whole show after you listen to this ep! Skip straight to the story: approx 9:08 Jacob shares the story with Bianka Ismailovski Follow Bianka on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/biankaismailovski/ We recommend listening to this episode of her podcast 'Sad And Sexy' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/accents-mistakes/id1637279237?i=1000585558727 Check out Bianka's Dad on Eurovision https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ6E-pfWPjo Go and see Bianka https://moretalent.com.au/tours/like-godzilla/ We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: WATCH the full show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwkv0-QlbZY READ a few articles & think pieces about the show and its aftermath: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/was-this-the-day-when-royalty-lost-the-plot-1305932.html https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/17400890/royal-knockout-queen-prince-andrew-edward-meat-loaf/ https://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/tv/the-excruciating-public-blunder-that-haunted-the-royal-family-for-years https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/nostalgia/its-royal-knockout-80s-tv-7041550 https://whynow.co.uk/read/its-a-royal-knock-out-the-holiday-special-buckingham-palace-wishes-wed-forget http://www.its-a-knockout.tv/royal.htm Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: email@example.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It could’ve been the start of a strong friendship between two of history’s most brilliant authors. It wasn’t. When Hans Christian Andersen invited himself to stay at Charles Dickens’ house, Dickens was too polite to say no, and besides, maybe it’d be pleasant having him around the house for a few weeks. It wasn’t. Andersen wore out his welcome the same day he arrived, made everyone he encountered uncomfortable, extended his stay, ruined a marriage, and destroyed his relationship with Dickens. He was more of a pest than a guest. Skip straight to the story: approx 6:26 Jacob shares the story with Sean Szeps Follow Sean on Instagram @seanszeps We recommend listening to his episode of 'Come Out Wherever You Are' with Casey Dellacqua https://link.chtbl.com/p-Ylga_1 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: https://lithub.com/charles-dickens-really-really-hated-his-fanboy-hans-christian-andersen/ https://www.grunge.com/617197/the-truth-about-hans-christian-andersen-and-charles-dickens-friendship/ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/10/charles-dickens-hans-christian-andersen-letters-correspondence-auction https://dickensmuseum.com/blogs/charles-dickens-museum/hans-christian-andersen-the-eccentric-guest https://historianandrew.medium.com/the-famous-phobic-chronic-masturbating-author-who-wouldnt-leave-charles-dickens-house-aa3c937a80a0 Read the tweets that got Jacob interested in the story https://twitter.com/danaschwartzzz/status/1570824733444415488 Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's the American Dream: open a nightclub, transform it into a strip club, become Hugh Hefner, and have anyone who stands in your way assassinated. It's the true story of Somen Banerjeet, the creator of Chippendales Male Review, and the ruthless lengths he went to as he built his empire. This wild story has just been adapted into a TV series called 'Welcome To Chippendales' and we're obsessed. So to celebrate, we're re-releasing our episode about the Chippendales Murders from December 2021. Welcome To Chippendales is on Disney+ now https://www.disneyplus.com/series/welcome-to-chippendales/5Xes8hB719ux See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today there are more than 16 million Mormons around the world. The Mormon Church is one of the fastest growing religions worldwide and it’s the third wealthiest. Pretty impressive for an organisation started by a conman from New York less than 200 years ago… Joseph Smith Jr was 25 when he declared himself a prophet who spoke to God & Jesus Christ, published an updated bible he’d “transcribed” from an ancient text (the Book of Mormon), and founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1830. We’re serving the gist of the church’s unique set of beliefs about world history, the universe, the afterlife, “purity”, Bigfoot and magical underwear in this episode. Strap in! Skip straight to the story: approx 13:48 Jacob shares the story with comedian Jake Howie Follow him on Instagram to find out when he's performing next: @jakehowie_ We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: WATCH this vintage video that covers a lot of the things the church believes (or at least used to) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3BqLZ8UoZk Here’s a helpful site with a good video summary https://www.gotquestions.org/Mormons.html Here’s a starting point if you wanna explore the church’s YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbXWtuqc_FM Here’s another helpful video ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCyV66G984Q Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: email@example.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1988, Arno Funke was a broke, 38-year-old German man with a plan turn his life around. He decided to bankroll his dream of starting a food truck business by becoming…an extortionist. His method was simple: he detonated pipe-bombs in fancy department stores and warned the police that if they didn’t pay his ransom demands, he’d detonate more. Over the course of six years, Arno, or Dagobert (the German name for Scrooge McDuck), as he was more affectionately known, led the cops on a wild goose chase as his plans to claim his money and outsmart the police became increasingly outlandish and cartoonish. All the while, he was becoming more and more famous and beloved by the people of Germany. Skip straight to the story: approx 7:50 Jacob shares the story with Annabelle Lee from Shameless Media Listen to Annabelle's podcast 'Everybody Has A Secret' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/everybody-has-a-secret/id1621235461 We recommend the episode 'The Missing Money' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-missing-money/id1621235461?i=1000585792618 And 'The Best Man' https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-best-man/id1621235461?i=1000567531580 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: READ this New Yorker article that got us obsessed with this story https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/the-strange-story-of-dagobert-the-ducktales-bandit And then read this one https://berlinspectator.com/2022/06/08/arno-funke-the-most-likeable-extortionist-ever/ Here’s Arno’s wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arno_Funke WATCH this archival news footage. Doesn’t matter if you don’t know exactly what they’re saying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5pLdwEYrWI READ some other articles and interviews - just get your browser to translate the website if you don’t speak German ;) https://www.welt.de/print-welt/article528249/Dagobert-spielt-Katz-und-Maus-mit-den-Medien.html Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 2002 the first Spiderman film was breaking records at the box office. Studio executives asked themselves how they could squeeze even more money from it and the answer was obvious: a stage musical. But this was no ordinary stage musical. It featured the music of U2, shared the same director as the incredibly successful Lion King stage production and would see Spiderman and the Green Goblin flying through theatres using technology that not only hadn’t been invented yet, but hadn’t even been tested in a tech rehearsal. What could possibly go wrong? Tens of millions of dollars and several life threatening injuries later, ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ became the most expensive, and biggest fail, in Broadway history. Skip straight to the story: approx 15:36 Jacob shares the story with Nat from Nat's What I Reckon Check out his book 'Life: What Nat to Do' https://www.booktopia.com.au/life-what-nat-to-do-nat-s-what-i-reckon/book/9781761049835.html We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: READ Glen’s book Song of Spiderman https://www.booktopia.com.au/song-of-spider-man-glen-berger/audio-cd/9781797148335.html WATCH bootleg versions of 1.0 and 2.0 on YouTube 1.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Z8feh1Dt4 2.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYabpRJh2SM&t=1592s WATCH a bit of a summary of the news coverage with plenty of clips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6bxB9vTToQ READ some articles that’ll drag you down the rabbit hole… https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20201125-how-a-spider-man-musical-became-a-theatrical-disaster https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/feb/19/spider-man-stuntman-sues Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: email@example.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's another midweek dinner party treat for ya, Gisteners! This time with Claude Elliott, the former Mayor of Gander, Newfoundland. A few months ago we shared the story behind the musical 'Come From Away', when 38 planes, carrying 7,000 people, were grounded in the small town of Gander in the far eastern corner of North America, during 9/11. You loved it, we loved it, and to celebrate the return of Come From Away to Sydney, we sat down with the former Mayor of Gander, Claude Elliott to find out what it was really like on the ground of Gander when the 7,000 plane people arrived. Stick around to the end to hear the original story Jacob shared with Michelle Andrews. Get tickets to Come From Away in Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra & New Zealand https://comefromaway.com.au/tickets/sydney/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On March 23rd, 1911, the luxury passenger ship, the SS Yongala started its 99th voyage from Mackay to Cairns. But much like Betty White and Prince Phillip before her, the SS Yongala didn’t live to see its 100th voyage. Not long after setting sail from Mackay, a tropical storm warning forced all ships to return to port. All ships heeded the message...except the SS Yongala, which never arrived in Cairns and was assumed to have sunk. It would take 47 years before a recreational diver named Bill would find the shipwreck, almost perfectly preserved off the coast of Ayr, Queensland. The ship didn’t make headlines again until 2003 when an American couple took a honeymoon diving trip to the Yongala and only one of them survived. Skip straight to the story: approx 17:25 Jacob shares the story with Carlo Ritchie We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: Check out the Townsville Maritime Museum’s page https://www.tmml.org.au/yongala-artefacts/ The ship’s Wikipedia page has a solid list of links to articles from the time ship sank https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Yongala Relive the story, but with pictures of the wreck today https://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-special-features/article/ship-storm-racehorse-moonshine-yongala-wreck-queensland-australia/ https://www.scubadiving.com/history-australia-yongala-shipwreck#page-5 Watch some pretty footage from a diver’s perspective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNch9dTAoQI Start here to learn more about the Tina Watson tragedy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Tina_Watson Listen to Rosie's episode about the Titanic: https://link.chtbl.com/47kg7Wi4 Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We invited Lewis Hobba to come by for a little midweek dinner party treat and asked him to BYO some stories about the wacky competitions he’s been researching. Lewis Hobba is a stand up comedian, co-host of triple j's Drive show and adjudicator of his brand new TV show 'Australia's Best Competition Competition' with Michael Hing. So sit back, relax and enjoy his stories of pool parties at George Harrison's house, being hypnotised to get over his crippling fear of custard, covering himself in oil to wrestle men in leather pants, breaking one leg during his TV show and which competition he's willing to break his other leg for. Watch 'Australia's Best Competition Competition' https://iview.abc.net.au/show/australia-s-best-competition-competition Listen to the George Harrison episode of 'Simply The Jest' https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/simply-the-jest/neighbours/13267046 Watch Lewis being hypnotised to overcome his fear of custard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCl1OoH944Q Listen to Lewis & Michael Hing on Drive https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/drive See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On a Sunday morning in March 1990, two security guards arrived at the prestigious Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston ready to start work, only to find the museum had been robbed overnight. Thirteen artworks were missing and so were the two security guards who’d worked the night shift. The value of the missing art was around $500 million USD in today’s money, making this heist the largest art theft, and largest property, theft in history. The suspects included a stoner security guard, disgruntled ex-employees, the Boston Mafia, the IRA and even the museum’s director... but to this day the case has never been solved and the artworks have never been recovered. Skip straight to the story: approx 17:05 Jacob shares the story with model and Gistener Kate Wasley Follow Kate on Instagram @katewas_ We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: WATCH the Netflix doco series “This Is A Robbery” https://www.netflix.com/watch/81085937?trackId=255824129 LISTEN to the podcast series “Last Seen” & check out each episode’s companion website for more https://www.wbur.org/lastseen/2018/09/16/eighty-one-minutes READ the book Master Thieves if you really wanna take a deep dive https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/22715952-master-thieves Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: email@example.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happy Halloween, Gisteners! You might have seen the new Netflix series based on this story. Trust us when we tell you the true version of events is more chilling than the fictionalised version... This spookiness starts when Derek and Maria Broaddus buy their dream house, a $1.6 million mansion in New Jersey. Before they move into their new home, menacing letters start appearing in the Broaddus’ mailbox from someone who called themselves “The Watcher”. This mysterious letter writer claimed to have been the house’s guardian for decades, and they threatened to commit violence against Derek, Maria and their three young children. The creepiest part? The Watcher has still never been found. Skip straight to the story: approx 14:56 Jacob shares the story with Fiona Cox @fionacoxfionacox Follow Fiona on Instagram to find out when she has shows coming up We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: Read https://www.thecut.com/article/the-haunting-of-657-boulevard-in-westfield-new-jersey.html Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBoKesAQFHU Watch https://www.today.com/video/homeowners-sue-over-threatening-letters-from-the-watcher-469303875669 Read https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/the-watcher-true-story-house-real-b2207146.html?r=17785 Read https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/12/us/the-watcher-house-stalker-trnd/index.html Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HDkw100sXQ Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Possibly our wildest story yet! On June 10th 1990, British Airways flight 5390 took off from Birmingham en route to Malaga, Spain. 13 minutes into the flight, 6 kilometres up in the sky, the windscreen of the plane's cockpit blew off & Captain Tim Lancaster was sucked out the hole where the window should be. By pure chance, Captain Tim’s legs anchored him to the plane…but they were also forcing the plane into an accelerating nosedive. What happened next? You’ll have to listen to find out… Skip straight to the story: approx 20:00 Jacob shares the story with Abbie Chatfield Follow Abbie on Instagram @abbiechatfield We love Abbie's podcast It's A Lot Listen to the episode with Producer Lem: https://link.chtbl.com/JQNjbMyJ And the episode with porn star and producer Angela White: https://link.chtbl.com/Kto65Ao7 And the Nightmare Fuel with Christian Hull...if you're up to it: https://link.chtbl.com/vYwnyzVb We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch this documentary with a dramatised reenactment of all the events https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SI2V_DbCTw Watch this video of a pilot explaining the details that non-pilots wouldn’t necessarily understand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGwHWNFdOvg Read Nigel’s article “The is Your Captain Screaming” (yes, Jacob got the name wrong in the ep) https://www.smh.com.au/world/this-is-your-captain-screaming-20050205-gdkmtm.html Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: email@example.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 2003 a retired maths genius from a small town in Michigan, Jerry Selbee, discovered a flaw in the state's newest lottery game, “Winfall". He realised that if he bought enough tickets in certain games he could almost guarantee he'd win a 50%-80% profit without relying on winning the jackpot. It seemed he was the only one who understood statistics well enough to know this & over the next 9 years, Jerry & his wife Marge became professional lottery players & millionaires. And they’d still be playing & winning today...if it hadn’t been for some pesky college students & one nosy reporter... Jacob shares the story with Dom Knight from The Chaser and ABC radio Follow Dom on Twitter @domknight and Instagram @dom_knight Listen to his daily podcast The Chaser Report: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-chaser-report/id1506693707 Catch him at the Grapes of Mirth Festival: https://grapesofmirth.com.au/the-festival/ We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: READ the report from the Inspector General which, we promise, is actually interesting https://www.mass.gov/doc/letter-to-state-treasurer-steven-grossman-regarding-the-lottery-july-2012/download READ the Huffington Post article that made Jerry & Marge folk heroes https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/lotto-winners/ WATCH Jerry & Marge on 60 Minutes US a few years back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTYnHr_-wcY And WATCH them on 60 Minutes Australia earlier this year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akFS0odjAHs WATCH The delightful fictionalised version of the story, “Jerry & Marge Go Large” https://www.paramountplus.com/movies/jerry-and-marge-go-large/95QRsJSm8rKlkLhEwvOprBjMswbY_3an/ Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: firstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, animal trainer/stand up comedian Emma Malik is telling us about the history of animals in the armed forces & how we ended up in a world where dolphins are trained to (allegedly) kill. Turns out, during the early years of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union started using dolphins as part of their naval defence strategies. Over the years, dolphins have been deployed on increasingly complicated missions, and they’ve become such an important part of Russia’s operations that Vladimir Putin himself “auditions” new recruits. Jacob shares the story with comedian Emma Malik Follow Emma on Instagram @emma.malik.comedian Book her as a trainer: https://www.emmamalik.com/ Watch her on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5DG82vGszEy-6rVJlZATLA Skip straight to the story: approx 12:35 We give you just the gist, but if you want more, there's this: Watch Russian Trained Dolphins Deployed To Ukraine War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elWHlZI5wSA Read DEFENDER DOLPHINS: The Story of "Project Short Time by Harold W Goforth Follow us on Insta: @justthegistpodcast Send us your suGISTions for stories and guests: email@example.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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