Will the real Jonathan Goldstein stand up? I don't know if he ever will. With these "check in" episodes, he's nudged his way forward, much like a groundhog seeking his shadow but not actually deciding whether he wants to spend the next six weeks within his hole for winter. Look, Heavyweight is a natural evolution from Wiretap. Goldstein is clearly smart and witty. But then anybody can be if she reads enough books. I love the idea of the Goldstein persona helping people. But I can't help shake the sense that Goldstein's idea of empathy is highly selective and that he would probably stand frozen in place if there was someone who wasn't white and middle-class starving in the streets before him. You get the sense that the performative nature of Goldstein gets in the way of the real Goldstein or even the whole mission of this program. I still listen -- with considerable frustration. Jonathan Goldstein is 50 years old. And at that point, you should be at a place where you're actually growing as a performer and reaching out to people rather than retreading the past and gazing at your own navel. I cavil with love, I assure you.