Anna Delvey, The Watcher, Elizabeth Holmes

5 Podcasts Covering The True Stories Behind Your Favourite Netflix Series

If you’re obsessed with famous scandals, scammers, crimes and mind-blowing true stories depicted in some of Netflix and Disney+’s most streamed series, then we have the perfect podcast binge session for you! 

From history’s most infamous moments to weird and wild stories you’ve never heard before, Rosie Waterland and Jacob Stanley cover it all in their podcast Just The Gist… but giving you just the juiciest details (because honestly, who has the time?).  

Take a look at our list of favourite episodes covering stories you might know from a streaming service show below: 

1. If you loved Inventing Anna (Netflix), you’ll love:

Anna Delvey arrived up in New York claiming she was an heiress to a Russian billionaire family. She stayed in the best hotels, ate at the best restaurants and hung out with the coolest high society people. But as you can guess… everything was definitely NOT as it seemed. Was Anna a genius or con artist? Or both?

2. If you loved The Dropout (Disney+), you’ll love:

Elizabeth Holmes was once the youngest self-made female billionaire, now she’s worth nothing. Before she’s set to self-surrender to prison on 27 April, find out everything you need to know about her story.

3. If you loved The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Disney+), you’ll love:

In this episode, Rosie and Jacob break down who O.J. Simpson is, the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman, the Bronco chase, the crazy trial (including THAT glove), and where exactly Simpson ended up.

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(Content Warning – this episode features talk about domestic violence.

4. If you loved The Watcher (Netfix), you’ll love:

This is one of those cases where the true version of events is even more chilling than what’s been fictionalised. Our story starts when Derek and Maria Broaddus buy their dream house, a $1.6 million mansion in New Jersey. But before they even move in, menacing letters start appearing in the Broaddus’ mailbox…

5. If you loved Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (Netflix), you’ll love:

Famous actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin ended up being sent to prison. Over $25 million in bribes exchanged hands. Almost every major elite university in the USA was involved. And at the end of the day, the whole thing came down to dodgy photoshop and cheating on a test. This is the story of Rick Singer’s ‘side door’ university entry system which led to a worldwide news frenzy and the arrest of very privileged, high profile parents.

Which episodes are you diving into? Let us know in the comments!

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