14 episodes

Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons investigate COPS — the longest running reality show in TV history — and its cultural impact on policing in America. Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...

Headlong: Running from COPS Topic / Pineapple Street Media / Dan Taberski

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    • 4.6 • 3.2K Ratings

Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons investigate COPS — the longest running reality show in TV history — and its cultural impact on policing in America. Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...

    1: The One-Celled Amoeba

    1: The One-Celled Amoeba

    How real is the longest running reality show in TV history? We begin our investigation of COPS.

    • 36 min
    Introducing: 9/12

    Introducing: 9/12

    How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? 

     

    Listen to 9/12: wondery.fm/9_12_RunningFromCops

     

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    • 6 min
    Introducing: Harsh Reality – The Story of Miriam Rivera

    Introducing: Harsh Reality – The Story of Miriam Rivera

    It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera. Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette. 

    Listen to Harsh Reality: http://wondery.fm/HR_Running_From_Cops




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    • 4 min
    2: Shooting Fish In A Barrel

    2: Shooting Fish In A Barrel

    What is it like to watch yourself on COPS when you can’t remember getting arrested?

    • 35 min
    3: Nothing Is Voluntary When You Have Handcuffs On

    3: Nothing Is Voluntary When You Have Handcuffs On

    COPS producers claim every suspect on the show agrees in writing to appear on TV. Why would anyone sign that piece of paper? Plus: Who has final control over what airs on COPS, the producers or the police?

    • 45 min
    4: Mind Blown

    4: Mind Blown

    An ex-cop breaks down some of the most shocking arrests we’ve watched on COPS and tries to imagine why police departments would want that footage out in the world. Plus, the next generation of COPS is LivePD — six hours a week of policing aired live. What could possibly go wrong?

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

COWBOY68 ,

Awesome

Dan your the best !!! I could listen to 8 episodes of a stolen pizza if you did a podcast on it .

Frello0215 ,

Another great season!

I started with the Richard Simmons one randomly. I really loved the way the producers approached the story. I told his story with care. I'm only 1 episode into this season but so far I feel the same care has been given. I sent these two seasons to all my podcast friends!

Britnarussell ,

Amazing as always

I was so hesitant to listen to this season but I should’ve known better. Dan Taberski is an amazing researcher and podcaster. This season is compelling and thought provoking and I’m so upset I waited so long to listen. Absolutely riveting.

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