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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.

Heavyweight Gimlet Media

    • Personal Journals

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 2

    Heavyweight Check In 2

    Jonathan, Stevie, and Kalila check in, to talk about what’s been going on in their lives, and in your lives, too.

    Mix by Emma Munger. Music by Christine Fellows, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Special thanks to Paul Swensen.

    • 23 min
    Heavyweight Checks In

    Heavyweight Checks In

    Things are feeling strange and uncertain right now. So we on the Heavyweight team decided to record our day and share it with you.

    Mix and music by Bobby Lord.

    • 15 min
    #31 Marie-Claude

    #31 Marie-Claude

    Jonathan’s oldest friend, Marie-Claude, had a problem in high school. At 50, she thought it was behind her. But the problem’s recently returned with a vengeance. Lucky for Marie-Claude, her old pal Jonathan’s here to help in the Heavyweight season 4 finale.

    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by Stevie Lane, along with Kalila Holt and BA Parker.
    Editing by Jorge Just.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Lulu Miller, Mimi O’Donnell, Nabeel Chollampat, Drew Zembruski, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Michael Hearst, Edwin, Haley Shaw, Blue Dot Sessions, Drew Barefoot, Gus Berry, Hew Time, Deqn Sue, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

    • 52 min
    #30 The Marshes

    #30 The Marshes

    After a drunken slip of the tongue, Steve Marsh and his siblings discover a secret their mother has been keeping for almost 40 years. Now, Steve wants to help his mom take action.
    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by Kalila Holt, along with BA Parker and Stevie Lane.
    Editing by Jorge Just.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Lulu Miller, Hans Buetow, Damiano Marchetti, Alex Blumberg, 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, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

    • 56 min
    #29 Elyse

    #29 Elyse

    When Elyse was 21, her father, Billy, disappeared without explanation. When Elyse finally learned of his whereabouts, she was shocked by the new life he was living. Now, for the first time in five years, Billy and Elyse sit down to talk.
    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by BA Parker, Kalila Holt, and Stevie Lane.
    Editing by Jorge Just.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Kaitlin Roberts, Alex Goldman, Caitlin Kenney, Alex Blumberg, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Bobby Lord, Michael Hearst, and Shanghai Restoration Project. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

    • 43 min
    Introducing: Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

    Introducing: Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

    Heavyweight will be back with a brand new episode next week. In the meantime, we’re excited to introduce you to a favorite podcast of Jonathan’s: Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel. Jonathan talks with Esther, and then plays an episode of her show.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

FaithHope&Trick ,

Excellent storytelling

Funny, heartwarming and often intensely relatable, Heavyweight focuses on a problem from someone's past. The podcsst is reminiscent of This American Life or something you'd find on NPR, except for that added Gimlet charm.

GardeniaHarvard ,

Interesting stories, annoying host

The stories are fascinating and each episode is well-produced; however, the host Johnathan can be annoying and it detracts from the story.

Vi Vi Vas ,

The mask always slips..

Who needs therapy? Just listen to Heavyweight..Jonathan seems to touch upon so many of our psychological hangups. Love it

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