12 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 303 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: 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_Surviving_Y2K




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    • 4 min
    Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13

    Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13

    December 31, 1999: As midnight approached, the world braced for disaster. Then, nothing happened.The new season from the creators of Missing Richard Simmons drops November 13.

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    • 3 min
    1: Millennium Approaches | Surviving Y2K

    1: Millennium Approaches | Surviving Y2K

    As awareness of the Y2K bug grows, the world braces for disaster to strike at midnight on January 1, 2000.You can binge listen to the entire season of Surviving Y2K, ad-free, right now on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/headlong and use promo code ‘HEADLONG.’

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    • 39 min
    2: 1999 | Surviving Y2K

    2: 1999 | Surviving Y2K

    For some, the looming apocalypse isn’t terrifying. It’s a dream come true.

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    • 31 min
    3: December | Surviving Y2K

    3: December | Surviving Y2K

    The final days of the year are upon us, and Dan faces a millennium decision that could ruin the rest of his life.

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    • 28 min
    4: New Year’s Eve | Surviving Y2K

    4: New Year’s Eve | Surviving Y2K

    A very Russian love story. The first baby. Sixteen hostages at gunpoint. As the new millennium dawns across the globe, three stories of lives defined at the stroke of midnight.

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
303 Ratings

303 Ratings

Maybe Hank ,

Great

I remember being a kid huddled around the TV and looking outside like I’m expecting a big boom. But my parents thankfully knew nothing was going to happen…. I’m not sure if I was faced with a similar situation I’d acted as calm. But 2012 didn’t amount to much… thanks for the pod!

emelgee86 ,

Good podcast, great content

My family prepped for Y2K when I was 13. This was exciting, scary, life-changing (we moved to an new area so we could live off the land, my dad tried to start a new business, failed, our family ended up in debt, living less than paycheck to paycheck, and more). Listening to this podcast has been validating, therapeutic, informative. It has given a history and explanation to something that to me was embarrassing and more recently, humorous. The structure of the podcast is great, weaving stories throughout different episodes, holding my interest well.

ThasTurrable ,

Loved it

Dan is a fantastic podcaster with an amazing voice! Easy to listen to, in fact I have binged all of his podcast’s.

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