Headlong: Surviving Y2K

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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 is Missing Richard Simmons. Season 3 is Running From COPS.
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I remember being petrified of the millennium bug. My five year old brain thought a giant insect was coming to destroy us all. I'm glad it didn't. I'm also glad I listened to Dan Taberski's podcast about the different experiences of welcoming the millennium. Surviving Y2K has been a very fascinating insight on stories I'd never heard about before. Makes my giant insect nightmare feel minuscule in comparison.
This is an absolute masterpiece! So many stories interwoven, so brilliantly told. Surprising, chocking, amazing, funny, intimate, crazy, insane, fascinating and not easy to let go.
Dan Taberski is one of the best podcast creators out there. The plot twists, the way he simplifies a story without dumbing it down, the way the story seems to break naturally into individual episodes: it must have taken so long to create a perfect structure, but it just comes out as delightful and entertaining. I wish every podcast could be this good.

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Podcast Details

Created by
Topic / Pineapple Street Media / Dan Taberski
Podcast Status
Finished
Started
Nov 8th, 2018
Latest Episode
Apr 23rd, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
10
Avg. Episode Length
28 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Serial

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