12 episodes

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.

Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons Topic

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3, 4.7K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4.7K Ratings

4.7K Ratings

MioRosa ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

This is truly an excellent podcast with very professional, heartfelt journalism. Very well put together, every detail from the music to the writing!

kdl2679 ,

Terrible

Let the poor guy relax and retire. Wasted 3+hours.

fhsiskenf ,

Omg who would think this could be so amazing? Warning, u will want more.

Love this wish you could do an update. It’s been so long. It makes u wonder why and if it’s because it’s time for him that he deserves or is it depression and he needs help. So hard to tell. But you do an amazing job bringing us down the rabbit hole and I really enjoyed listening. Richard I think u r truly missed and hope u make an occasional appearance however I understand if u don’t. Amazing podcast listen but w warning u will want MORE!!

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