6 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 13.1K 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.

    Barbara Shutt

    Barbara Shutt

    In 1968, Jonathan’s mother-in-law Becky spent spent one of the best summers of her life with a woman named Barbara. But then they never spoke again. Now, over fifty years later, Becky learns something about Barbara that makes her question whether she ever really knew her at all.

    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by Stevie Lane, along with Mohini Madgavkar. The senior producer is Kalila Holt.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Brendan Klinkenberg, Mitch Hansen, Phia Bennin, Justin McGoldrick, JT Townsend, Rachel Strom, Mark Barlett, Jason Alexander at the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Hew Time, Lullatone, Shanghai Restoration Project, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
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    • 41 min
    Stephen

    Stephen

    This is the second and final part of last week’s episode. So if you’ve not yet heard the episode “Justine,” go back and listen to that first.

    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by senior producer Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane and Mohini Madgavkar.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, Sharon Mashihi, Connie Walker, Isabelle Larreur, and Jackie Cohen.
    News footage courtesy of Gray Media Group, Inc. and WAVE 3 News.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Katie Mullins, and Bobby Lord. The song Stephen listens to in the episode is “The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack” by Liars. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
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    • 37 min
    Justine

    Justine

    Growing up, Justine’s father always told her unbelievable stories about his life: that he was a big winner on Jeopardy; an outlaw who robbed banks armed only with flowers. But now, as an adult, Justine has started to question—are her father’s stories so unbelievable because none of them are true? In the process of fact-checking her dad’s life, something surprising emerges that neither Justine nor Jonathan ever saw coming.

    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by senior producer Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane and Mohini Madgavkar.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Sharon Mashihi, Connie Walker, and Marie-Claude.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Ben Alleman, Bauble, Chris Zabriskie, Shanghai Restoration Project, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
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    • 40 min
    John

    John

    Before he became a best-selling author, John Green was going to dedicate his life to God. Until he crossed paths with Nick. Twenty years later, John sets off to find Nick and revisit the day that changed the course of both their lives.

    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by senior producer Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane and Mohini Madgavkar.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Reverend Patricia Shelden, Alex Blumberg, Caitlin Kenney, Gabby Bulgarelli, 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.
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    • 36 min
    Brandon

    Brandon

    Throughout high school, Brandon was a misfit. Then one day, out of the blue, one of the school’s prettiest, most popular girls asked him to prom. Fifteen years later, Brandon wants to know: why him?

    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by Stevie Lane, and Mohini Madgavkar. The senior producer is Kalila Holt.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Sharon Mashihi, Mimi O’Donnell, Jessica Yung, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Michael Hearst, the Jacobi Family Band, Podington Bear, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
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    • 37 min
    Welcome to Heavyweight

    Welcome to Heavyweight

    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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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13.1K Ratings

13.1K Ratings

KaiserBeck ,

Jeez

My god this show is so good.

klg2021 ,

Past episodes

What the heck?! Just found and fell in love with this pod a week or two ago and was digging into last seasons but now I’m only seeing the most recent 5 episodes!

hazelbnr ,

Keeps getting better

Wish you all were staying on this forum, but moving with you to Spotify. Thank you for your creativity and compassion. A rare combination.

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