On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him - and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard - and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets. Listen to the podcast The New York Times calls "a cultural phenomenon."
Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K. Season 3 is Running From COPS.
Out Now: Running from COPS - Headlong Season 3
Search for Running From COPS to listen to the new season of Dan Taberski's Headlong anthology series today.
Season 3: Running From COPS - Coming April 23
Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...
Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13
December 31, 1999: As midnight approached, the world braced for disaster. Then, nothing happened.
18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons
Dan Taberski checks back in.
6: A Day at the Beach | Missing Richard Simmons
Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.
5: O Brother, Where Art Thou? | Missing Richard Simmons
Dan talks to Lenny Simmons, Richard’s brother. Then he looks into some of the stranger, more personal aspects of being a Richard Simmons fan.
Second season is better
The first season was okay-ish. Probably more interesting for someone living in USA.
I found the second season imuch more interesting, especially since I was one of the engineers trying to deal with Y2k issues in chemical plants and critical infrastructure.
BTW did you know already that some systems might suffer a similar issue in the night of 6-7 April 2019? GPS will have a week rollover that night, and some systems use GPS as timesource. Again, most systems that I know of are updated already, but still...
Thank you for this series. What will be subject of the third season? :)
Definite recommended listening
Both seasons are definitely recommendable: beautifully layered, very humorous and delightful original storytelling.
Stalker maakt podcast
This guy stalks Simmons and calls it care and friendship. Don't reward this criminal behaviour: don't listen!