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Headlong: Surviving Y2K

A weekly 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 is Missing Richard Simmons. Season 3 is Running From COPS.
12 episodes
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 th
Dan's a great podcast creator and he is very enjoyable to listen to. This was a bunch of disconnected stories about y2k that were pretty intersting, but it honestly seemed a little disjointed and I lost interest in some of the stories.
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 perf
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