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Maybe you’ve laid awake and imagined 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 Spotify Studios.

Heavyweight Spotify Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 79 Ratings

Maybe you’ve laid awake and imagined 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 Spotify Studios.

    Lenny

    Lenny

    Lenny was Jonathan's childhood best friend, but they drifted apart as they grew into adulthood. Now, Lenny is dying and needs a friend. So Jonathan makes the call.

    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by supervising producer Stevie Lane, along with Phoebe Flanigan. The senior producer is Kalila Holt.
    Production assistance by Mohini Madgavkar. Editorial guidance from Emily Condon.
    Special thanks to Lauren Silverman, Neil Drumming, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Katie Condon, Paper Rabbit, Boxwood Orchestra, Principle, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
    Heavyweight is a Spotify Original Podcast.
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    • 44 min
    Leif

    Leif

    On Valentine’s Day in junior high, Leif was supposed to ask Kalila out. But he never did. Seventeen years later, Kalila wants to know why.

    Credits
    This episode was hosted and produced by senior producer Kalila Holt, along with Jonathan Goldstein and Phoebe Flanigan. The supervising producer is Stevie Lane.
    Production assistance from Mohini Madgavkar. Editorial guidance from Emily Condon.
    Special thanks to Max Green, Flora Lichtman, and Connor Sampson.
    In the IM recreation, Karina was played by Reagan Didier, and Leif was played by John Claassen—thanks to Greg Holt and Tony John for making that possible.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Katie Mullins, Florian Le Prisé, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
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    • 46 min
    Victor and Maite

    Victor and Maite

    Victor can’t stop painting portraits of his ex-wife, decades after their divorce.

    You can find Victor's work at victorrodrigueznyc.com, or on his Instagram at instagram.com/victorrodrigueznyc
    CREDITS
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by supervising producer Stevie Lane, along with Phoebe Flanigan. The senior producer is Kalila Holt.
    Production assistance by Mohini Madgavkar. Editorial guidance from Emily Condon.
    Special thanks to Lauren Silverman, Neil Drumming, Mimi O’Donnell, Anya Schultz, Jackie Cohen, and Jessica Bashir—the director of Heroin, a short documentary about Victor and Maite.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, Sean Jacobi, Saigon Would Be Seoul, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
    Heavyweight is a Spotify Original Podcast.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 35 min
    Toby

    Toby

    After his father’s death, Toby found a box of cassette tapes in his dad’s house. These private recordings tell the story of how his parents’ relationship fell apart—a story that Toby never knew, and might not want to know.

    CREDITS
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by senior producer Kalila Holt, along with Phoebe Flanigan. The supervising producer is Stevie Lane.
    Production assistance by Mohini Madgavkar. Editorial guidance from Emily Condon.
    Special thanks to Alex Blumberg, Max Greene, Blythe Terrell, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Saigon Would Be Seoul, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 49 min
    44 Photos

    44 Photos

    One morning, Amy opened her mailbox and found a package with 44 photos inside—photos of complete strangers. Now Amy wonders: Who are they? And why were the photos sent to her?

    Credits
    This episode was hosted and produced by supervising producer Stevie Lane, along with Jonathan Goldstein, Phoebe Flanigan, and Mohini Madgavkar. The senior producer is Kalila Holt.
    Editorial guidance from Emily Condon.
    Special thanks to Alex Blumberg, Mimi O’Donnell, Lauren Silverman, Maureen Taylor, Estelle Ivory, and all the incredibly patient people over at the USPS.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Golden Dunes, In Skies, Megatrax, Christopher Lennertz, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
    Heavyweight is a Spotify Original Podcast.
    Amy has just written a new book, Artificial, a graphic memoir about her father’s efforts to preserve her late grandfather’s identity using AI technology. You can find it at your local bookstore.
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    • 31 min
    The Budget Motel

    The Budget Motel

    In 1993, Nick was shot in an Idaho motel room. One stranger came to his aid. Nick wants to find him.

    CREDITS
    If you're feeling unsafe in your relationship, call 1.800.799.7233, or text "START" to 88788. You can also visit www.loveisrespect.org.
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by senior producer Kalila Holt, along with Phoebe Flanigan. The supervising producer is Stevie Lane.
    Production assistance by Mohini Madgavkar. Editorial guidance from Emily Condon.
    Special thanks to Annie Minoff, Laura Morris, Lauren Silverman, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, Katie Condon, Ehren Ebbage, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

J.Freja ,

The best one

I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this one is the best. Makes me laugh, surprises me with unexpected turns, and always always always makes me feel better about the world.

Liv Brunet ,

One of the greatest

Jonathan is funny and profound and deep and intelligent and dedicated and kind, he's connecting the dots and knows so well how to tell a good story. Love ya !!

rininini ,

Larmes dans mes yeux après avoir écouté l’épisode qui parle de dr. Muller.

Merci, Jonathan גולדשטיין

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