Just the Gist cracks 10 million downloads

LiSTNR podcast Just the Gist hit the milestone achievement of 10 million downloads after over three and half years of cutting out the boring bits. 

Hosts Rosie Waterland and Jacob Stanley have told over 145 stories about scandals, true crimes, conspiracy theories and more, pushing the podcast to the 15th spot in the Australian Podcast Ranker with over 206,000 monthly listeners in February. 


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“We’re super grateful to all the Gisteners who’ve stuck with us from the beginning, especially the ones who’ve recruited their friends and family to get on board VERY enthusiastically. It’s the community of Gisteners that’s driven the growth of the show through word of mouth more than anything else,” Jacob Stanley said.

Co-host Rosie Waterland can’t believe how much the podcast has grown since the beginning.

“From a little idea in my bedroom to Best Entertainment Podcast, to sold-out national tours, to 10 MILLION DOWNLOADS,” Waterland said.

“Jacob and I still can’t quite believe that so many people proudly call themselves ‘Gisteners’. Not bad for two drama school dropouts, one of whom can’t even drive. (Me. That’s me.)”

LiSTNR Just the Gist Producer, Lindsey Green, said the “achievement is a testament to the creativity, innovation and fun that Rosie and Jacob have brought to the podcast over the past three and a half years and the loyal community they’ve created with their Gisteners.”

“You don’t get to 10 million downloads by accident.”

Just the Gist is available on LiSTNR, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Luce D.
20 Mar 2023 - 3:22 pm

Downloads mean nothing. It’s all about how many unique listeners you have.

21 Mar 2023 - 8:10 pm

Luce, haha, do you work for the ranker?

Data Dork
22 Mar 2023 - 1:51 pm

Well, in February they had 206,213 monthly listeners, so… does that matter?


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