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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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    • 4.9 • 1K 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.

    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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 39 min
    Bobby

    Bobby

    How the worst McDonald’s commercial ever made came to be. And how Bobby got mixed up in it.

    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by Stevie Lane, along with Kalila Holt.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Chris Neary, Nazanin Rafsanjani, Phoebe Flanigan, Nabeel Chollampat, Jake Anderson, Billy Klein, Nicholas Papaleo, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Michael Hearst, Podington Bear, Blue Dot Sessions, Lost Condors, Hew Time, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.

    • 39 min
    Vivian

    Vivian

    In 1995, Vivian’s uncle Helio died of AIDS. Now, 25 years later, Vivian’s on a search to find the man who cared for him until his death.

    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by Stevie Lane. The senior producer is Kalila Holt.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Caitlin Kenney, Mimi O’Donnell, Lydia Polgreen, Reyhan Harmanci, Nabeel Chollampat, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Michael Hearst, Haley Shaw, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.

    • 42 min
    Why Is Mason Reese Crying?

    Why Is Mason Reese Crying?

    Mason Reese was the biggest child star of the early 1970's. Recently, he posted a YouTube video of himself crying. Jonathan sets out to discover why. This is a story Jonathan made for Reply All in 2015. The new season of Heavyweight starts next week. 
    Credits
    This episode was produced by Jonathan Goldstein, along with Chris Neary, Tim Howard, Sruthi Pinnamaneni, PJ Vogt, and Alex Goldman.
    Editing by Alex Blumberg.
    The show was mixed by John DeLore and Bobby Lord.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

OK London ,

Can’t be the end of the season already?

How come so few episodes this season?

claire.uk ,

Fab podcast

Great stories, love Heavyweight and everything about it ... except for the fact you now have Random Red Couch stuck in my head - that almost lost you a star!

Wild Therapist ,

Annie.

Jonathan is a really hard act to follow. These podcasts are pure genius, sound tonics.
Kalila does an amazing job at bringing her insight, humanity and humour in to this tricky situation. I was on the edge of tears at several points during the later part of the episode.
Congratulations Kalila and Jonathan for trusting her in this process.

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