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Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.

Heavyweight Gimlet Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 12.6K Ratings

Maybe you’ve laid awake imagining how it could have been, how it might yet be, but the moment to act was never right. Well, the moment is here and the podcast making it happen is Heavyweight. Join Jonathan Goldstein for road trips, thorny reunions, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.

    Check In: Holiday Special

    Check In: Holiday Special

    Just before the holidays, we recorded three Spotify-exclusive check ins, and today we’re excited to release one of them internet-wide. Stevie confronts her grandfather with a question she’s been afraid to ask for over twenty years, and Kalila solves the mystery of an enigmatic gravestone.

    Mixed by Bobby Lord.
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    • 34 min
    A quick announcement

    A quick announcement

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    • 1 min
    Rachel and Jon

    Rachel and Jon

    Rachel and Jon are siblings who were separated as young children. Jonathan helps them confront the woman responsible... fifty years later.
    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, PJ Vogt, Mohini Madgavkar, Nabeel Chollampat, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
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    • 47 min
    Annie

    Annie

    Every time Annie’s family comes to town, they exclude her from their plans. Annie needs to know why.

    Credits
    This episode of Heavyweight was hosted and produced by Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane and Jonathan Goldstein.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Mathilde Urfalino, Mia Bloomfield, Emma Munger, Zac Schmidt, Sam Reisman, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Bobby Lord, Hew Time, Blue Dot Sessions, and Shanghai Restoration Project. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
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    • 49 min
    Introducing: Resistance

    Introducing: Resistance

    Heavyweight will be back with a new episode next week. In the meantime, we’re excited to introduce you to a new Gimlet show. It’s called Resistance, and it’s all about stories from the BLM movement. Jonathan talks with host Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr., and then plays a favorite episode, about the only black man living in a small town in Nebraska.
    Here's where you can find Resistance.
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    • 39 min
    Bobby

    Bobby

    How the worst McDonald’s commercial ever made came to be. And how Bobby got mixed up in it.

    Credits
    Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
    This episode was produced by Stevie Lane, along with Kalila Holt.
    Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Chris Neary, Nazanin Rafsanjani, Phoebe Flanigan, Nabeel Chollampat, Jake Anderson, Billy Klein, Nicholas Papaleo, and Jackie Cohen.
    The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Michael Hearst, Podington Bear, Blue Dot Sessions, Lost Condors, Hew Time, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12.6K Ratings

12.6K Ratings

danger336 ,

Must listen

I am slightly in love with this podcast. Johnathans humor is amazing. He has this calming, monotone voice and then hits you with some of the most hilarious lines. The banter between he and Jackie at the beginning of each episode has me laughing out loud. I love the idea of just talking to people and he does this so well. Glad I stumbled upon this and I want more!!

Clock full of beans ,

Kallia's lisp is nauseating

Seriously, her Twitter might be hilarious and she might have other great qualities, but a person with a lisp so heavy that it sounds like she's constantly drooling makes me sick to my stomach. I can't listen to her with ear buds because it sounds like she's leaking into my ears. Imagine you're sucking on a dirty sock stuffed into your mouth and that's pretty much what she sounds like. Please make it stop.

Momiac ,

Favorite Podcast

I listen to dozens and this one is the best.

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