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Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

A Society, Culture and Arts podcast featuring Dan Taberski
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On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him - and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard - and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets. Listen to the podcast The New York Times calls "a cultural phenomenon."
Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K. Season 3 is Running From COPS.


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Out Now: Running from COPS - Headlong Season 3
Search for "Running From COPS" to listen to the new season of Dan Taberski's Headlong anthology series today.
Season 3: Running From COPS - Coming April 23
Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons investigate COPS — the longest running reality show in TV history — and its cultural impact on policing in America. Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia... Search for Running From COPS and subscribe today!
Bonus: Josh Gondelman’s Y2K | Surviving Y2K
In this bonus interview, comedian Josh Gondelman (Desus and Mero, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) tells Dan the story of his Y2K, when he was 14. It’s a tale of vengeance, as Josh and his friends take action on behalf of all the other nerdy 90's teenagers who were promised spectacular technological disaster and got a lame New Year’s party instead.


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weazley reviewed this podcast on Jun 18th, 2017
"Was intrigued about the hype around this and gave the first episode a listen, became totally hooked. Incredibly interesting and well worth a listen."
mrugaj reviewed this podcast on Dec 25th, 2018
"A really interesting set of stories about a very weird moment in the history of time"
emilyboda reviewed this podcast on Jun 12th, 2017
"Interested premise. At first I thought the host was being a bit invasive, but by the end I was totally hooked. I liked how it ended, but I would like to hear an update or two in the future."

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Feb 6th, 2017
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Apr 23rd, 2019
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