Just the Gist
Just the Gist
Oct 22, 2020
The Blair Witch Project (AKA... The Greatest Movie Marketing Campaign of ALL TIME)
1 hr 14 min

In October of 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkettsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary... A year later their footage was found.


The Blair Witch Project was a horror film that gripped the world because everybody (Rosie included) was convinced it was a real 'documentary'. It was a mania that could only have happened at that one point in time - the internet was new, 'found footage' horror movies weren't around yet, and we were all JUST SO NAIVE. But how did the creators actually do it? How did they make millions of people believe they were watching actual footage of missing students being murdered? Rosie gives Jacob Just The Gist on exactly how The Blair Witch Project was pulled off - from auditioning the actors to (whose parents got condolence cards from friends who thought they had died) to faking entire newspaper articles to pull people in.

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

Ben Rock's 8 detailed blog posts about working on the film: https://www.dreadcentral.com/author/ben-rock/

The 1999 Blair Witch website:https://www.blairwitch.com/main.html

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/

Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blair_Witch_Project

American Hysteria podcast mini-episode about The Blair Witch Project mania of 1999: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/13-believing-in-the-blair-witch/id1441348407?i=1000437303993

This week's RECCOS:

Watch Seduced (the other NXIVM documentary besides 'The Vow'): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmogBLEhbjY
(Available to watch in Australia on Stan)

Listen to the 'wellness debunking' podcast Rosie mentioned called 'Maintenance Phase':

Reply All episode about QAnon 'A Country of Liars': https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/llhe5nm/166-country-of-liars

Rabbit Hole podcast:https://www.nytimes.com/column/rabbit-hole

Follow us on Insta! @jacobwilliamstanley@rosiewaterland@justthegistpodcast

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Clementine Ford's Big Sister Hotline
Clementine Ford's Big Sister Hotline
Big Sister Hotline with Clementine Ford
Big Sister Hotline: Episode 41, Feat. JILL STARK
This week, I’m joined by my good friend JILL STARK to talk about anxiety, lockdown and some of the tools we can use to ground us when we’re feeling fizzy brained. Jill’s first book, “High Sobriety” was about the year she spent sober. She has since become sober again, and we talk about what this means for a person’s mental health and some of the emotional challenges that come with committing to and maintaining sobriety. It gave me a lot to think about in terms of my own relationship to alcohol, and I know it will resonate strongly with listeners! From little sisters, we answer questions about how to get back into dating without losing yourself in a prospective partner; what to do when the person you’ve been developing intimacy with decides to soft ghost you and insist it’s only ‘casual’; and how to react when a close friend becomes ‘the other woman’. You can follow Jill and her posts about mental health, sobriety and anxiety at the following places: Twitter: @jillastark Facebook: @jillstark Instagram: @jillstark__ Tracie Egan Morrisey’s Emotional Conquistador article here: https://jezebel.com/dudes-today-the-emotional-conquistador-is-the-new-sexu-5022624 Buy Jill’s books here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/high-sobriety-jill-stark/book/9781922070227.html?source=pla&gclid=CjwKCAiA5IL-BRAzEiwA0lcWYujpMh5xqbP_lEoZ6ucwX8IVb4_40sP8xEGn5XgGj6FZXIB4GJ1yoBoCSZ8QAvD_BwE Feedback/Question submission: bigsisterhotline@gmail.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/clementineford Instagram: www.instragram.com/clementine_ford **** (And remember, if you like the show then please consider rating and reviewing it!) Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/clementineford-bigsisterhotline.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 13 min
So Dramatic!
So Dramatic!
Megan Pustetto
The 'real Matt Agnew' revealed as Chelsie McLeod debuts new BF, Nichole Wood's baby daddy dramas and Niranga EXPOSES Bachelor stars!
Bachelor star Nichole Wood’s baby daddy dramas have taken another unexpected turn and she tells us WTF is going on!? Frazer Neate’s 'secret girlfriend' Shyanne checks back in with another update on the ever unfolding drama! Explosive claims about 'the real Matt Agnew' as Chelsie McLeod's new relationship is confirmed! PLUS Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise star Niranga Amarasinghe spills some serious tea on everyone! Including more details about Timm Hanly's secret plan for Angie Kent, the Bachelor star Jamie Doran has been secretly dating and the shocking brawl with a Bachelorette star that led to police being called! PLUS Niranga has hard evidence that Frazer has been a super spreader whilst with Elly Miles! No one is safe, xoxo... This episode is sponsored by Adore Beauty. You can find over 250 beauty brands at adorebeauty.com.au Want more of the latest gossip? Follow So Dramatic! on Instagram (@sodramaticpodcast_ & @sodramaticmedia), Facebook (So Dramatic! The Podcast) and join the PRIVATE Facebook group (So Dramatic! Podcast). Got a hot tip? Request, question or receipts? Email (hello@sodramaticmedia.com). Please rate, review and subscribe to this podcast (five stars only of course!) because I promise I will be bringing you the latest dramas each week! For all enquiries and partnerships contact: stephanie@slpmgmt.com.au and antony@diamantina.com.au.
53 min
Emsolation with Em Rusciano
Emsolation with Em Rusciano
PodcastOne Australia
Did you know that some people choose a theme when it comes time to dig the Christmas decorations out of storage and deck the halls? Neither did I, but apparently it’s a thing and of course Em is the one who’s made me aware of this fantastical festive festooning fact. This year her theme is...something I would have never considered would be a Christmas decorating starting point, but that’s why we’re here, to celebrate the fact that Em’s seeing in Santa with a “Jason Momoa in a sparkly leotard” theme. You’ll find your confusion will probably dissipate if you check out the added visuals that complete the Christmas theming story on Em’s socials. Theme established, it’s on to Em and Michael talking his new TV show coming to the ABC in 2021, it’s called ‘The Newsreader’. The lead female character is a feisty ethnic woman fighting against the straight white male TV Executives who are trying to make her be something that she’s not. Apparently Michael reckons it’s definitely not based on Em in any way, it’s just not, he’s totes doesn’t know where he got the inspiration though which seems a teensy bit weird. Then we chat about Dan Andrews not running for Federal Politics, which Em and Michael just see as a challenge, it’s a long term goal for them, they’ll probably just need to talk to his wife and get him back on board. We then attempt to calmly express Em’s dismay at an Instagram post from some Melbourne socialite guy, who took time out to share a pic of his new girlfriend, and also shit all over his equally famous former wife in the caption. Em felt it was a misstep for him, she also failed at expressing that calmly, because it really struck a chord with her. There’s also questions about what goes into orchestrating the perfect crying selfie, is it all about the angles? Where should the tear placement be? Can you rock a snot bubble if you capture it in the light beautifully? You know, just normal, stock standard stuff, which then leads to Em confronting Michael on how he never likes any of her photos on Instagram. Basically once Em gently unlatches the restraining bolt on her rage beast, it’s very hard for her to focus, like she’s really distracted, you’ll hear it, so grab your headphones and see if you can pick the moment she let’s it off the chain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 min
Bang On
Bang On
Double J
#150: Music Awards, Meghan Markle, Toast
It’s been a big week for music statues, with the ARIA Awards going down, and the Grammy nominations going up. Diversity on both fronts is on the rise, but The Weeknd ain’t happy. A great read on a new generation’s viewing of Diana’s “princess story” has us also reflecting on the shifting stories around cultural institutions, while an op-ed penned by The Duchess of Sussex shows she continues to do things her way. It’s our 150th episode too, so a good chance to introduce a new segment: Things We Don’t Understand. And Myf is pumped about a new US spin off series of Toast of London, while Zan is shoulder dancing in her seat to the new concert film American Utopia. Show notes: Sampa the Great performs at the ARIAs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4buIYNL01U&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=ARIA Grammy nominations: https://variety.com/2020/music/news/grammys-women-country-rock-categories-genres-1234839286/ The Weeknd accuses the Grammys of being corrupt: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/25/entertainment/the-weeknd-grammys-trnd/index.html Young Women Are Watching Diana’s Story in the Crown with Horror: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/24/young-women-the-crown-diana The Losses We Share: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/opinion/meghan-markle-miscarriage.html Period Poverty: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-51629880 Mystery Monolith: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-25/mysterious-shiny-monolith-found-in-otherworldly-utah-desert/12917946 Johnny Rotten: https://junkee.com/johnny-rotten-flea-penis/279668 American Utopia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg4hcgtjDPc&ab_channel=HBO Toast to America: https://www.vulture.com/2020/11/matt-berry-steven-toast-new-season-america.html Email us to Bang Back: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au   Bang On is produced by Double J. It is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.
28 min
The Spill
The Spill
Mamamia Podcasts
Angie Kent's Breakup Is A Lesson To Us All
On the show today… The first trailer for the highly anticipated new Netflix movie The Prom was released today and it is worth the wait. According to host, Kee Reece, "it will have you dancing in your seat." Plus, it's been five months since Gogglebox star turned Bachelorette, Angie Kent announced her split from Carlin Sterritt. In a radio interview this week, she explains why the couple broke up. And, in today's deep dive we give you all the best shows to be watching this weekend. The Spill is Mamamia’s daily entertainment podcast that catches you up on everything in entertainment and pop culture. It’s perfect for your commute home. CREDITS Hosts: Laura Brodnik & Kee Reece Producer: Melanie Sauer WEEKEND WATCH The Princess Switch: Switched Again - Netflix The Flight Attendant - Foxtel or Binge The Undone - Mamamia Podcast WANT MORE? Join us in our Facebook group to discuss everything pop culture... https://www.facebook.com/groups/2524018781153963/ Read all the latest entertainment news on Mamamia... https://mamamia.com.au/entertainment/ Follow us on Instagram @mamamiaentertainment https://www.instagram.com/mamamiaentertainment/  Subscribe to The Spill Newsletter...  https://mamamia.com.au/newsletter Join our Facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/mamamiaentertainment/ GET IN TOUCH Call us on the pod phone 02 8999 9386. Email us at thespill@mamamia.com.au Want to hear more Mamamia podcasts? You’ll find them here... https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16 min
Shameless Media
A very happy Saturday to you, book club friends!!! This month, we’re delving into bestselling author Dolly Alderton’s fiction debut: the warm, funny, tender novel, Ghosts. Ghosts tells the story of food writer Nina Dean who enters her thirties with a successful career under her belt and strong friendships around her. And then, well... then she meets Max - a tall, clever, evasive man who told her on their first date that he will marry her. She loves him, he loves her. For five months, they’re entwined in each other’s lives and then he just… disappears. Ghosts tells the story of how friendship changes over the decades and how terminal illness in a family can sometimes splinter the relationships of those who are hurting. Just over a month after release, Ghosts is already a Sunday Times bestselling novel. Today on the show, Mich, Zara, and Annabelle discuss the hype around this book, the magnificent character that is Lola, and the plot lines that didn’t quite land (we’re looking at you, Angelo). Thank you so much to today’s sponsor, Penguin Books Australia and The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy. Head here to pick up a copy. If you’d like to share your thoughts on our December pick, ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ by Yaa Gyasi, record a voice message and send it to hotline@shamelessmediaco.com (that's *CO*.com). Or, if you’re after some variety,here’s a link to record a voice message via our website, too. Grab yourself a copy of ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ and join our convo next month! We’d love to have you! Head here to purchase it. To catch up on everything Shameless, head to our website www.shamelessthepodcast.com. Shameless Podcast is run by three women in their twenties, and thrives on the support of our incredible listeners - that's you! So, if you’d like to support the show, we would like that very much. Hit ‘follow’ on Spotify, and leave a review if you’re feeling especially generous. Then sit back and bask in our eternal, abundant love. Your hosts are Michelle Andrews (@michelleandrews1) and Zara McDonald (@zamcdonald). This episode was produced by Annabelle Lee for Shameless Media.
41 min
After Work Drinks
After Work Drinks
Isabelle Truman & Grace O'Neill
We've Become Princess Diana Conspiracy Theorists
Hello muffins and welcome to a brand spanking new AWD episode. This week, we pay a quick homage to 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' on its 10 year anniversary, and as Complex crowns it the album of the decade. In short: We miss the old Kanye. Listeners share their own stories of embarrassing stories of love-gone-wrong in your early 20s. Ivanka Trump's former bestie pulled a Natalie and penned a bitchy essay for Vanity Fair - but why do so many (white) women bristle against fully condemning Ivanka? Lena Dunham wrote an essay for Harper's about her struggles with IVF - leading to a rambling discussion from us about the inescapable questions that surround motherhood, work and fertility, and how new technology often leads to more shame and self-hatred for women. Then, it's onto the only topic we ever want to talk about: Princess Diana. The BBC have opened an investigation into whether or not her 1995 Panorama interview was obtained unethically - while a new five-part series 'You're Wrong About' investigates the myths and legends surrounding Princess Di's death. A documentary directed by Lily Allen's Dad (randomly) has turned us into conspiracy theorists - so what's the truth? And why can't we stop talking about it, 20+ years later?  As always, rate, review and subscribe - and we'll see you Saturday. ❤️ Disclaimer: Izzy doesn't really think the royals killed Princess Diana. Please don't @ her. Resources: Ivanka Trump Was My Best Friend, Now She's MAGA Royalty by Lysandra Ohrstrom in Vanity Fair https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/11/ivanka-trump-was-my-best-friend-now-shes-maga-royalty False Labour by Lena Dunham in Harper's  https://harpers.org/archive/2020/12/false-labor-lena-dunham-fertility/ Diana: The Truth Behind The Interview on Channel 4 Diana: In Her Own Words on Netflix You're Wrong About podcast: Diana episodes 1-5 The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown Unlawful Killing on YouTube (lol   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 11 min
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