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In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young reporter who would soon go on to make a career for herself as an investigative journalist and “stunt” reporter, had herself committed to the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum in New York. Her purpose was to discover what life was like for those who had been deemed insane. She was surprised to discover the depth of mistreatment of the patients. Partially as a result of her reporting, more money was allocated to the asyl ...
 
This is a true account by American woman journalist who, in 1889, set out to see whether she could beat the fictional journey in Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. Wearing one dress and carrying one handbag, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (pen name “Nellie Bly”), reported her travels back to avid readers in America.
 
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 epi ...
 
Broadway stars, historical women, and family-friendly showstoppers. Musical theatre writing team Bird & Mirabella present a musical podcast focused on key, decision-making moments in the lives of history's greatest women. Through interactive storytelling and Broadway-style song, What Will She Do Next? keeps children searching for an answer, while ultimately learning a lesson in perseverance. Past performers include: television and film star, Matt Lucas (The Great British Bake-off, Bridesmaid ...
 
Long before Christiane Amanpour, Frances Fitzgerald and Martha Gellhorn blazed a trail in courageous investigative journalism, a pioneering and intrepid writer and journalist whose pen name was Nellie Bly opened up a whole new field in what had previously been a strictly male domain. Ten Days in a Madhouse was published as a series of articles in the New York World during 1887. Nellie Bly was given the assignment by her editor to have herself committed to an insane asylum in New York with a ...
 
Join us for true stories about the adventures, heroes, and misfits that shaped society by exploring and pushing the limits of the unknown. Each episode is a short story about interesting people, beautiful places, and the challenging decisions of some of history’s greatest adventures. We explore famous firsts, near misses, lost expeditions, pioneering missions, quirky events, forgotten achievements - and why they matter. Adventures highlight the extremes of the human experience. Risks amplify ...
 
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Oh Hello! Welcome to the first ever Episode of History Gets F**Ked with Flynn and Friends!!! The Podcast where each week we cover a historical figure that no one knows and about than we talk about whether we would have sex with them or not!!!! This week Flynn is joined by his old pal Luke Manley to discuss the amazing American journalist Nellie Bly…
 
On today’s episode, we explore what it takes to become a professional athlete. Michelle Kwan: Megan Masako Haley Karen Kwan: Alicia Kaori Announcers & Reporters: Gabrielle Mirabella & Ernie Bird Written & Narrated by Gabrielle Mirabella Music & Production by Ernie Bird Keep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/w…
 
HOT, SWEATY MEN. GYRATING HIPS. HUNDREDS OF TURNED ON, SCREAMING HOUSEWIVES. And… murder? The inspiration for eventual hit film Magic Mike, the infamous Chippendales show became a household name in the 80s for being THE place for women to be entertained by male strippers. What most people don’t remember though, is the string of brutal murders linke…
 
When Dorothy Stratten arrived in Hollywood as a shy, naive 18-year-old, she had never even been on a plane before. By 19, she had been named Playboy Magazine's 1980 Playmate of the Year, and started booking acting jobs in film and TV, with many believing she would be the first Playmate to achieve 'mainstream' success. But by 20, less than two years…
 
We love us some rich idiots! And lady scammers! It was considered one of the most exclusive, snooty art galleries in the world. If you were a gazillionaire, and you wanted to buy a Picasso or a Pollock for a ridiculous amount of money, you went to the Knoedler Gallery and spoke to Ann Freedman. But everything fell apart when someone had their artwo…
 
Currently depicted in the new film 'House of Gucci', the story of the Gucci family is almost too outrageous to be real. After Guccio Gucci created the iconic fashion brand in 1921, his children and grandchildren spent decades plotting and scheming against each other for ultimate control of the company, all of which culminated in the shocking murder…
 
On today’s episode we celebrate the work of nurses around the world. Florence Nightingale: Gabrielle Mirabella Doctor: Matthew Penalva Soldier: Ernie Bird Violin & Viola: Mariya Ksondzyk Written & Narrated by Gabrielle Mirabella Music & Production by Ernie Bird Keep our show running by becoming a Sustaining Member! https://www.patreon.com/whatwills…
 
Broadway stars, historical women, and family-friendly showstoppers. Musical theatre writing team Bird & Mirabella present a musical podcast focused on key, decision-making moments in the lives of history's greatest women. Through interactive storytelling and Broadway-style song, What Will She Do Next? keeps children searching for an answer, while u…
 
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 straigh…
 
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 b…
 
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…
 
Today’s episode takes us to an ancient world known for its heroes, legends, and monsters! It’s the world of ancient Greek mythology. Parthenope: Katie Emerson Ligeia: Gabrielle Mirabella Leucosia: Mel Weyn Odysseus: Ken Arpino Circe: Beverly Owens Sailor: Hubbard Farr Written & Narrated by Gabrielle Mirabella Music & Production by Ernie Bird Keep o…
 
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 Blai…
 
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…
 
This week, we're revisiting the very first story we ever Gistified on JtG, the Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton scandal. We're catching you up on the important work that Monica's been doing in the last 2 years since our episode originally dropped, and giving you the Gist of the documentary and TV show she produced. The original story starts around …
 
On today’s episode, we follow the journey of #GivingTuesdaySpark Youth leaders Shreyaa and Esha Venkat, co-founders of Nest4Us, a non-profit organization providing volunteer solutions to the community to make the world better through kindness. For more information on Nest4Us visit their social media! Instagram: @NEST4US Twitter: @joinnest4 Facebook…
 
We’ve got a special little treat for you, Gisteners! Jacob’s having a chat with our hero, Stuart Semple, about some of the hijinks he’s been up to in the last 18 months since we released our episode about his feud with Anish Kapoor. Revisit the original ep with us before the interview (from 4:07) or skip straight to the chat with Stuart at around 3…
 
Episode #37 Vlad the Impaler In this episode: Childhood and captivity in the Ottoman Empire Death of his family His first 4th month rule and exile Reign over Wallachia and his power struggle His untimely death in battle The horror stories and myths surrounding his name Links for this show https://www.livescience.com/40843-real-dracula-vlad-the-impa…
 
This week Jacob's kicking things off with a quick run-down on the massive week of Britney news before he prances into the archives and gets into the bizarre case of Gypsy Rose and Deedee Blanchard. This was one of our earliest episodes, and is still in our top five most outrageous stories. A mother poisoning her daughter - did she have Munchausen s…
 
Introducing: “Stories of Gistorical Significance” or “Gists You Might Have Missed”. Rosie’s taking a little break at “The Spa” for a few weeks, and while she’s away Jacob's revisiting a few of our older episodes and sharing some new information that’s recently come to light, starting with the mystery of JonBenét Ramsey’s murder. We're coming up on …
 
An extreme anti-abortion law was passed in Texas this month. A woman who seeks an abortion after six weeks can be arrested, along with anybody who aids her in seeking that abortion. $10,000 bounties are being offered to the public to ‘dob’ women in. Considering most women don’t even realise they are pregnant at that early stage, this law effectivel…
 
Season 3 episode 2 John Kellogg Show notes EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING On this episode we cover John Kellogg, the co-inventor of corn flakes and breakfast cereal as we know it today! Links for this show https://www.history.com/news/dr-john-kellogg-cereal-wellness-wacky-sanitarium-treatments https://library.uthscsa.edu/2014/05/dr-john-harvey-kellogg-in…
 
Episode #35 Mother Teresa Show notes On episode 35 we cover the The Saint of Calcutta Links for this show https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mother-Teresa https://www.biography.com/religious-figure/mother-teresa https://www.biography.com/news/mother-teresa-miracles-saint?li_source=LI&li_medium=m2m-rcw-biography https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/p…
 
Jacob lives out his dream and gives us just the gist of Cher. No further description necessary. Skip to the story! Approx 18:04 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there’s this: Here’s a nice, succinct doco about Cher’s life up to 1998 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGWrxldROLw Here’s another doco from 2003, worth a view https://www.y…
 
If you’re claustrophobic you’re going to struggle with this one… A lot of you requested this story after our Baby Jessica episode, so you know it’s going to be INTENSE. In 2009, there was a massive 27-hour rescue operation to save John Edward Jones, a man who got stuck in the Nutty Putty Cave - 31 metres underground, in a rock crevice so small and …
 
We’ve all seen the horrific damage caused by tsunamis - buildings flattened, whole towns destroyed. But what if a tsunami wasn’t made of water? What if it was made of… molasses? As crazy as it sounds, that’s exactly what happened in Boston in 1919. A tsunami of what is basically maple syrup flooded the city, and this sticky wave destroyed everythin…
 
How did a little girl in India manage to convince not just her family, but some of the world’s biggest skeptics, that she had clear memories of a past life? From the age of four, she recognised words and places that there was no way she could know. She knew intimate details about the man she insisted was once her husband, and recognised people she’…
 
So… turns out your beloved 90s boyband was nothing but a financial scam. Lou Pearlman created Backstreet Boys and Nsync, taking them from unknown teens in Florida and turning them into the biggest bands in the world. At the height of their fame, both groups were bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars, yet they were only getting paid… $30 each …
 
From 1891-1909, Matthew Henson dedicated his life to exploring the Arctic. Originally, Robert Peary hired Henson as a servant, but in 1908, when it was time for Peary’s third and final attempt to reach the North Pole, it was Henson who was Peary’s most trusted partner. As a Black American at the turn of the century, he faced constant racism, but in…
 
Extray! Extray! Ya fave AWARD WINNING podcast team is back, with so much nonsense to talk about that we needed to put it all in a whole seperate episode. That’s right… you get TWO this week! And yes - WE TALK ABOUT BRITNEY. JEAN. SPEARS. (With a lil bit of John McAfee in there for ya too.) It’s comin’ down the wirrre! We give you Just The Gist, but…
 
“A DINGO’S GOT MY BABY.” That now infamous line is what most people blurt out when asked about Lindy Chamberlain, but there is so, so much more to the story. At just 9 weeks old, Azaria Chamberlain was snatched and killed by a dingo while the Chamberlain family were camping at Uluru. Despite a desperate search, her body was never found - and that’s…
 
If you haven’t listened to Part 1, we recommend that you listen to that episode first. Part 2 begins with Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland almost halfway around the world. Bly had no idea she was racing anything but the fictional record in Jules Verne’s novel, Around The World in 80 Days. Did either of them make it in less than 80 days? Did they ev…
 
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