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
    • 4.4, 4.9K 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

4.4 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

#KeepingIt100 ,

New Age Times @ it’s Finest #WellDoneDan

Narrator nailed it!

Futurelawyer69 ,

Morally Suspect ...

I honestly felt guilty listening to this and had to stop. It felt invasive and selfish to make a podcast like this. This wasn’t a love letter to Richard and it SURE wasn’t a rescue mission (as NOTED in the Podcast multiple times by multiple people that he is safe and fine). This was a way for a podcaster make money by spreading conspiracy theories and putting people’s own selfish feelings before the privacy of a man who has given so much.

Purduemeg ,

Love it

Come back Richard!

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