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, 5K 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
5K Ratings

5K Ratings

Lizzy A Lindsey ,

Well done

Good podcast and well done. Wishing Richard Simmons all the best. I think he just hit a wall and couldn’t go back. I agree with the narrator that something may have happened arising the time he “disappeared” and even after things settled down, he realizes he didn’t want to go back. Obviously we don’t know for sure but it’s possible... things happen in life that change us!

Kbbishop ,

Binge Worthy

Husband and I binged. In my naivety, I didn’t know Simmons was missing 🤷🏼‍♀️ Now I know that & so much more! Awesome Pod !

Matreayu ,

Richard Simmons

This is almost as exciting as Oak Island. I get excited and am let down. When I was younger I ordered plans to build a hovercraft through the Boy Scout magazine. I was totally let down. This is just another show to get you hooked and be like, why did I waste my time? It never answers what is about. Just know that at the end you will be left with more questions than you had at the beginning.

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