Headlong: Surviving Y2K

A Society, Culture and Arts podcast featuring Dan Taberski
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December 31, 1999: The world braced for disaster as midnight approached. Then, nothing happened. The hysteria over the Y2K computer bug quickly became an afterthought; a punch-line. In Surviving Y2K, Dan Taberski takes you back to the turn of the millennium to meet the people for whom it was anything but a joke — computer coders, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and true believers — as they each face their own version of the apocalypse. And Dan tells a new millennium story of his own, about a decision that could destroy his life. Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 1 was Missing Richard Simmons. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K.

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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.
You can’t predict when disaster will strike. Even when it’s marked on your calendar with a big, red X.

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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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Dec 11th, 2018
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