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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
    • 4.8 • 282 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.

    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? 

     

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    • 6 min
    Out Now: Running from COPS - Headlong Season 3

    Out Now: Running from COPS - Headlong Season 3

    Search for "Running From COPS" to listen to the new season of Dan Taberski's Headlong anthology series today.

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    • 9 min
    Season 3: Running From COPS - Coming April 23

    Season 3: Running From COPS - Coming April 23

    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... Search for Running From COPS and subscribe today!

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    • 3 min
    Bonus: Josh Gondelman’s Y2K | Surviving Y2K

    Bonus: Josh Gondelman’s Y2K | Surviving Y2K

    In this bonus interview, comedian Josh Gondelman (Desus and Mero, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) tells Dan the story of his Y2K, when he was 14. It’s a tale of vengeance, as Josh and his friends take action on behalf of all the other nerdy 90's teenagers who were promised spectacular technological disaster and got a lame New Year’s party instead.

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    • 23 min
    6: The New Millennium | Surviving Y2K

    6: The New Millennium | Surviving Y2K

    You can’t predict when disaster will strike. Even when it’s marked on your calendar with a big, red X.

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    • 42 min
    5: New Year’s Day | Surviving Y2K

    5: New Year’s Day | Surviving Y2K

    We’re all still here. Now what?

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
282 Ratings

282 Ratings

Nadeterp ,

Loved it!

This was absolutely fascinating to me. I was in my late 20’s and expecting my second child when Y2K hit. Some of this was a flashback to me but most was new information. I absolutely love the sound of Dan’s voice. Most podcasts I have to rewind to get information I missed when I zoned out - not with Dan. I’ve binged every series of his and will be sad when I finish the current one and have nothing left to listen to. More, please!

J_T_W ,

Binge worthy!

Do it!

RAS_User ,

Fascinating!

Thank you for this series! Really enjoyed it. I was 25 when 2000 rolled in, and my husband worked in IT for the US government. We were acutely aware of all the Y2K issues at the time. It’s so cool to hear all the different perspectives and experiences. Great work.

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