43 episodes

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.

Heavyweight Gimlet Media

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9, 2.2K 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.

    Heavyweight Check In 8

    Heavyweight Check In 8

    As we turn our attention back to producing classic Heavyweight episodes, we leave you with one last check in. SPOILER ALERT: This check in contains a special treat.
    Special thanks to Matthew Boll and Doug Barron.

    • 10 min
    Heavyweight Check In 7

    Heavyweight Check In 7

    During these times of uncertainty and sadness, we bring you two stories of two women seeking the comfort of childhood. Amber and Eva are in search of their first grade teachers.

    Mix by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson , Bobby Lord, and Blue Dot Sessions.

    Further Reading:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/becoming-a-parent-in-the-age-of-black-lives-matter/612448/
    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a23960/james-baldwin-cool-it/
    https://www.mpd150.com/report/overview/
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/george-floyd-houstons-protests-and-the-privilege-of-the-benefit-of-the-doubt
    https://newrepublic.com/article/157949/fascism-america-trump-anti-police-george-floyd-protests
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

    And you can find Amber’s memoir about leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses here:
    https://bookshop.org/books/leaving-the-witness-exiting-a-religion-and-finding-a-life/9780735222540

    • 32 min
    Heavyweight Check In 6

    Heavyweight Check In 6

    Milestones and cramped houses.

    Mix by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows, Bobby Lord, and Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 26 min
    Heavyweight Check In 5

    Heavyweight Check In 5

    Jonathan surprises Stevie and Kalila with some special friends from seasons past who, wouldn’t you know it, are still in need of his help.

    Mix by Bobby Lord. Music by Bobby Lord, Christine Fellows, Blue Dot Sessions, and Connie Shi (https://www.iamconnieshi.com/).

    We put together a Heavyweight playlist… fan and staff favorites. If you’re looking to introduce friends to the show, it’s a good place to start: heavyweight.show/playlist.

    You can find Connie's song here: https://open.spotify.com/track/46QGACGIdJ9XWcxkEvgBmi?si=f1OduvGzQwK7BP7o2ASGxA.

    • 34 min
    Heavyweight Check In 4

    Heavyweight Check In 4

    Stuck in new homes and old.

    Mix by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows and Bobby Lord.

    Also, we put together a Heavyweight playlist… fan and staff favorites. If you’re looking to introduce friends to the show, it’s a good place to start: heavyweight.show/playlist.

    • 17 min
    Heavyweight Check In 3

    Heavyweight Check In 3

    A lot of people have been feeling lonely lately. So, they've been reaching out.

    Music by Christine Fellows and Bobby Lord. And Simon. Mix by Bobby Lord.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Ljk1495 ,

Poignant & humorous

The stories are intriguing, and I find myself laughing out loud at Jonathan’s humour. Thank you!

jirwin70 ,

The very best

I listen to dozens of podcasts and this is my absolute favourite. It is the best kind of storytelling- thoughtful, beautiful, funny, touching. Every episode fills my heart and makes me feel better about the world. It is a real gem. Thank you.

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I love it

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