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December 31, 1999: The world braced for disaster as midnight approached. Then, nothing happened. The hysteria over the Y2K computer bug quickly became an afterthought; a punch-line. In Surviving Y2K, Dan Taberski takes you back to the turn of the millennium to meet the people for whom it was anything but a joke — computer coders, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and true believers — as they each face their own version of the apocalypse. And Dan tells a new millennium story of his own, about a decision that could destroy his life.
Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 1 is Missing Richard Simmons. Season 3 is Running From COPS.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 151 Ratings

December 31, 1999: The world braced for disaster as midnight approached. Then, nothing happened. The hysteria over the Y2K computer bug quickly became an afterthought; a punch-line. In Surviving Y2K, Dan Taberski takes you back to the turn of the millennium to meet the people for whom it was anything but a joke — computer coders, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and true believers — as they each face their own version of the apocalypse. And Dan tells a new millennium story of his own, about a decision that could destroy his life.
Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 1 is Missing Richard Simmons. Season 3 is Running From COPS.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

shakycam3 ,

Top notch

Such fantastic writing. Emotional, riveting, hysterically funny and also surprisingly moving. This is seriously one of the best I have ever listened to. I screamed my voice to the point of laryngitis at a drag show to ring in Y2K then joked about how my voice wasn’t Y2K compliant. This brought me back. This jumped to the top of my recommended podcasts.

jonkern ,

Fantastic

Just binged (thanks to article from WSJ). Just riveting! Thank you, Dan. Thank you for reminding us of the craziness, as well as the those who kept it together. My now husband & I went skiing December 29, 1999. On the lift ticket (a relic), it was printed “Goodbye 19th Century!” 😂😂😂

Whaaaambulance ,

Dope!

Just binged Y2K and Running from Cops. Amazing tone and pacing. Headlong is in a league of its own when it comes to reporting and story weaving. Much respect to Mr. Taberski. Keep up the good work!

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