S2E11: Nancy Wake AKA 'The White Mouse' - A Zesty WWII Hero Who Definitely Killed A Guy
The Zest Is History
by Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke and Melissa Mason
1y ago
This month, Josie (fresh from her trip to France) tells Mel about Nancy Wake - an Aussie living in the south of France who became a spy known as the White Mouse during WWII. This episode of The Zest Is History was produced by Josie Rozenberg-Clarke, with research by Caitlin Robson. Credits: Wikipedia, obvs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Wake Timeline World History Documentaries, How Nancy Wake Saved Countless Lives | Enemy Of The Reich, July 18 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNXKovYM15A Variety, “Elizabeth Debicki to Star in World War II-Set Limited Series For Vendôme, Anonymous ..read more
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S2E10: Bob Hawke - The PM With A Beer-Drinking World Record
The Zest Is History
by Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke and Melissa Mason
1y ago
This week, Mel tells Josie all about the life of Bob Hawke, one of Australia's greatest Prime Ministers who was also known for his wild sex life and penchant for downing a beer in record time. The Zest Is History was produced by Melissa Mason this week, with research by Caitlin Robson. As always, love us please: Become a TZIH Patreon supporter at patreon.com/thezestishistory Join The Zest Is History Podcast group on FB by searching for "The Zest Is History Podcast" on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram @thezestishistory and Twitter @ZestHistory. Follow Mel on Instagram @melissamason_ and Jo ..read more
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S2E9: The Picasso Art Heist - Stealing Paintings Right Off The Gallery Walls
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by Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke and Melissa Mason
1y ago
This week, Josie tells Mel all about the Picasso Art Heist, where a very famous, VERY EXPENSIVE Picasso painting was literally taken straight off the wall of the National Gallery in Victoria. The Zest Is History was produced by Josie Rozenberg-Clarke this week, with research by Caitlin Robson. As always, love us please: Become a TZIH Patreon supporter at patreon.com/thezestishistory Join The Zest Is History Podcast group on FB by searching for "The Zest Is History Podcast" on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram @thezestishistory and Twitter @ZestHistory. Follow Mel on Instagram @melissamason ..read more
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S2E8: Saltwater Crocodiles - Those Reptiley Pr*cks
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by Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke and Melissa Mason
2y ago
This week, Mel tells Josie about saltwater crocodiles - those terrifying, dinosaur creatures that inhabit pretty much any body of water you'd fine in the Top End of Australia. Cunning, smart and absolutely ginormous, they've terrorised Aussies forever - but they're pretty cool, if you forget about how they can swallow you whole. As always, love us please: Become a TZIH Patreon supporter at patreon.com/thezestishistory Join The Zest Is History Podcast group on FB by searching for "The Zest Is History Podcast" on Facebook. Send us mail! The Zest Is History, PO Box 453, Rose Bay NSW 2029. Fol ..read more
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S2E7: The Nutbush - Why The Hell Are Aussies The Only Ones Who Do This Bloody Dance
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by Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke and Melissa Mason
2y ago
In this long-awaited, much-delayed by illness and (technological) misadventure episode, Josie talks Mel through the mysterious origin story of Australia's national dance - The Nutbush. We recorded this as a livestream for our Patreon supporters so if you want to watch us record the next ep, get involved here for just $5 a month: patreon.com/thezestishistory Video of the Nutbush for any non-Aussie listeners! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_heNiNHqmnY Credits: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutbush_City_Limits SMH article from 2018 by Mary Ward https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life ..read more
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S2E6: The Button Man - Victoria's Mysterious High Country Resident
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by Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke and Melissa Mason
2y ago
We're back! We're doing mysteries! It's like All Aussie Mystery Hour except it's not! This episode, Mel takes Josie through The Button Man, a mysterious guy who lives in the Victorian High Country area for periods each year. The thing is, there have also been several eerie disappearances in the same area over the last few years. Cue media suspicion of The Button Man - but is he just a prankster freaking out bushwalkers? References https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/the-button-man-could-be-key-to-mounting-mountain-mystery-20200521-p54v4p.html The Age, John Silvester, May 22 2020. ht ..read more
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S2E5: Succulent Chinese Meal Guy - Will The Real Mr Democracy Manifest Please Stand Up?
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by Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke and Melissa Mason
2y ago
What is the charge? Eating a meal? Josie takes Mel through the long and convoluted story behind the bloke whose wild arrest in the 1980s went super viral in the 2010s. Loathe zesty chit-chat? head to 26:24. CREDITS PEDESTRIAN.TV 2021 by Courtney Fry & Michael Di Iorio https://www.pedestrian.tv/entertainment/succulent-chinese-meal-guy-investigation/ Reddit thread by cammyjew https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/396ij0/the_hilarious_arrest_of_hungarian_nobleman_paul/ Canberra Times 1005 Nicole Leedham https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130547791/14741210 Reality Wives by "S ..read more
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S2E4: Shane Warne - Phenomenal Cricketer, Keen Sexter
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by Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke and Melissa Mason
3y ago
This week, Mel tells Josie about Shane Warne - one of Australia's greatest cricketers of all time. Shane was also known for his sexcapades, including plenty of sexting, an alleged threesome and a whirlwind romance with none other than Liz Hurley. CREDITS: Ninemsn, 2007 https://web.archive.org/web/20071109155241/http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=298635 ABC, 2006 https://web.archive.org/web/20060517120949/http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200605/s1632604.htm News.com.au, Jai Bednall, 2018 https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/shane-warne-opens-up-on-his-engagement-to-liz-hurle ..read more
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S2E3: Lennie Gwyther & Ginger Mick: A Boy, His Pony And His Silk Pajamas
The Zest Is History
by Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke and Melissa Mason
3y ago
In this episode, Josie tells Mel the chaotic story of Lennie Gwyther, a 9-year-old boy whose parents let him ride his pony Ginger Mick 1000km to Sydney to see the opening of the Harbour Bridge. Shoutout to Nik from the Zest Is History Facebook group for suggesting this yarn! Hate any kind of zest? Skip straight to 20:20. CREDITS: SMH 2015 by Carolyn Webb https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-nineyearold-who-rode-a-pony-1000km-to-sydney-20150121-12v3kq.html Sydney Living Museums Article by Charlotte Roberts https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/lennie-gwyther ABC Gippsland by Rachel Lucas ..read more
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S2E2: Bachelor & Spinster Balls - BYO Utes, Boots & Tuxedos
The Zest Is History
by Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke and Melissa Mason
3y ago
This week, Mel tells Josie all about the infamous B&S ball - once called Bachelor and Spinster Balls, now often called "Beer & Sex Balls". In the ye olde days, these events were about matchmaking - now, they're kinda a huge debaucherous festival. As always, love us please: Join The Zest Is History Podcast group on FB by searching for "The Zest Is History Podcast" on Facebook. Send us mail! The Zest Is History, PO Box 453, Rose Bay NSW 2029. Follow us on Instagram @thezestishistory and Twitter @ZestHistory. Follow Mel on Instagram @melissamason_ and Josie on Instagram @josieroze H ..read more
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