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The Zest Is History

Australia's wildest yarns, told to you by Melissa Mason and Josie Rozenberg-Clarke.

Welcome to The Zest Is History, a brand new podcast from Melissa Mason and Josie Rozenberg-Clarke (former hosts of All Aussie Mystery Hour). Each week, they will spin you a 100% legit and maybe 80% researched yarn from A
Latest Episode8/30/2022

S2E11: Nancy Wake AKA 'The White Mouse' - A Zesty WWII Hero Who Definitely Killed A Guy

Season 2, Ep. 11
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_WakeTimeline World History Documentaries, How Nancy Wake Saved Countless Lives | Enemy Of The Reich, July 18 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNXKovYM15AVariety, “Elizabeth Debicki to Star in World War II-Set Limited Series For Vendôme, Anonymous Content, August 27, 2020 https://variety.com/2020/tv/global/elizabeth-debicki-world-war-2-vendome-group-anonymous-content-ariel-lawhon-1234750738/Justine Clarke, “Nancy Wake — the girl who spied”, March 5, 2018https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/fierce-girls/nancy-wake-the-girl-who-spied/9485892Kim Willsher, “Farewell to Nancy Wake, the mouse who ran rings around the Nazis”, August 9, 2011 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/08/nancy-wake-white-mouse-gestapoAustralian War Memorial, “Nancy Grace Augusta Wake” https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P332As always, love us please:Become a TZIH Patreon supporter and watch us livestream record every episode at patreon.com/thezestishistoryJoin 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 Josie on Instagram @josieroze
8/30/2022

S2E11: Nancy Wake AKA 'The White Mouse' - A Zesty WWII Hero Who Definitely Killed A Guy

Season 2, Ep. 11
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_WakeTimeline World History Documentaries, How Nancy Wake Saved Countless Lives | Enemy Of The Reich, July 18 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNXKovYM15AVariety, “Elizabeth Debicki to Star in World War II-Set Limited Series For Vendôme, Anonymous Content, August 27, 2020 https://variety.com/2020/tv/global/elizabeth-debicki-world-war-2-vendome-group-anonymous-content-ariel-lawhon-1234750738/Justine Clarke, “Nancy Wake — the girl who spied”, March 5, 2018https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/fierce-girls/nancy-wake-the-girl-who-spied/9485892Kim Willsher, “Farewell to Nancy Wake, the mouse who ran rings around the Nazis”, August 9, 2011 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/08/nancy-wake-white-mouse-gestapoAustralian War Memorial, “Nancy Grace Augusta Wake” https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P332As always, love us please:Become a TZIH Patreon supporter and watch us livestream record every episode at patreon.com/thezestishistoryJoin 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 Josie on Instagram @josieroze
11/21/2021

S2E7: The Nutbush - Why The Hell Are Aussies The Only Ones Who Do This Bloody Dance

Season 2, Ep. 7
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/thezestishistoryVideo of the Nutbush for any non-Aussie listeners! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_heNiNHqmnYCredits:Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutbush_City_LimitsSMH article from 2018 by Mary Wardhttps://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/schoolhouse-outhouse-the-mysterious-history-of-the-nutbush-20181115-p50g9n.htmlThe Music article from 2019 by Lauren Baxterhttps://themusic.com.au/news/wtf-australia-turns-out-we-are-the-only-country-that-does-the-nutbush-dance/KiA2PD8-ISA/01-02-19/A 2017 post from the Tina Turner Blog: https://tinaturnerblog.com/2017/06/03/the-nutbush-dance/ Herald Sun article 2021 by Cameron Adams and Holly Byrneshttps://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/tina-turner-documentary-reveals-music-stars-harrowing-personal-story-and-why-shes-retiring/news-story/4aa591185102df4a11defc5534a789f4 Reddit post by Hank Sparrow in 2016 https://www.reddit.com/r/australia/comments/49765n/im_trying_to_trace_the_nutbush_dance_back_to_its/ Buzzfeed by Clare Aston 2021https://www.buzzfeed.com/clareaston/the-world-doesnt-know-about-nutbush-in-oz North West Star by Derek Barry 2021https://www.northweststar.com.au/story/7336149/new-nutbush-record-on-last-day-of-the-big-red-bash/As always, love us please:Become a TZIH Patreon supporter at patreon.com/thezestishistoryJoin 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
6/29/2021

S2E5: Succulent Chinese Meal Guy - Will The Real Mr Democracy Manifest Please Stand Up?

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.CREDITSPEDESTRIAN.TV 2021 by Courtney Fry & Michael Di Ioriohttps://www.pedestrian.tv/entertainment/succulent-chinese-meal-guy-investigation/Reddit thread by cammyjewhttps://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/396ij0/the_hilarious_arrest_of_hungarian_nobleman_paul/Canberra Times 1005 Nicole Leedhamhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130547791/14741210Reality Wives by "Stacey"http://realitywives.co.uk/the-magnificent-arrest-of-paul-charles-dozsa/Anorak News no bylinehttps://www.anorak.co.uk/365967/reviews/charles-dozsas-arrest-i-was-eating-a-meal-a-succulent-chinese-meal.htmlBrown Cardigan June 2019https://m.facebook.com/browncardigan/videos/344148999605774/SportsBet March 2020https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=KTkQrzgeSnk&feature=emb_imp_woytThe Chats Dine N Dashhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3jAJHRW_YoAs always, love us please:Become a TZIH Patreon supporter at patreon.com/thezestishistoryJoin 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