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Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 54 Ratings

Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.

    A Heavyweight Short: Hallie

    A Heavyweight Short: Hallie

    When Hallie was 17, she spent a few minutes with a stranger who changed her life. A decade later, Hallie sets out to find her.

    Credits
    This Heavyweight short was hosted and produced by Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane, Mohini Madgavkar, and Jonathan Goldstein.
    Special thanks to Sam Reisman, Cheri Mantz and Dr. Lynd.
    The show was mixed by Catherine Anderson. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord.
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    • 17 min
    Check In: Holiday Special

    Check In: Holiday Special

    Just before the holidays, we recorded three Spotify-exclusive check ins, and today we’re excited to release one of them internet-wide. Stevie confronts her grandfather with a question she’s been afraid to ask for over twenty years, and Kalila solves the mystery of an enigmatic gravestone.

    Mixed by Bobby Lord.
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    • 34 min
    A quick announcement

    A quick announcement

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    • 1 min
    Rachel and Jon

    Rachel and Jon

    Rachel and Jon are siblings who were separated as young children. Jonathan helps them confront the woman responsible... fifty years later.
    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, PJ Vogt, Mohini Madgavkar, Nabeel Chollampat, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
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    • 47 min
    Annie

    Annie

    Every time Annie’s family comes to town, they exclude her from their plans. Annie needs to know why.

    Credits
    This episode of Heavyweight was hosted and produced by Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane and Jonathan Goldstein.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Mathilde Urfalino, Mia Bloomfield, Emma Munger, Zac Schmidt, Sam Reisman, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Bobby Lord, Hew Time, Blue Dot Sessions, and Shanghai Restoration Project. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
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    • 49 min
    Introducing: Resistance

    Introducing: Resistance

    Heavyweight will be back with a new episode next week. In the meantime, we’re excited to introduce you to a new Gimlet show. It’s called Resistance, and it’s all about stories from the BLM movement. Jonathan talks with host Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr., and then plays a favorite episode, about the only black man living in a small town in Nebraska.
    Here's where you can find Resistance.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Natacha49 ,

Love, love, LOVE this!!

The phonecalls at the start of every episode are hilarious. Really binged this show. You Will too ☺️

tony flavor ,

Beautiful, funny, sensitive and poetic

Must listen

wendy golden pineapple ,

One my favs

I really love this podcast! Even the pubs are different every week. Jonathan is real, hè nags, makes mistakes and is kind of a super anti superhero. Just listen and you will see

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