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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 12.8K 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.

    A Heavyweight Short: A Canadian Tale

    A Heavyweight Short: A Canadian Tale

    Adam swears he met Fidel Castro in Montreal 25 years ago. But ever since, no one’s believed him. Fortunately for Adam, the one person—one Canadian—who can prove his story is Jonathan Goldstein.
    Heavyweight returns with a full new season on September 30th.

    Credits
    This episode was produced by Stevie Lane, Kalila Holt, and Jonathan Goldstein.
    It was mixed by Catherine Anderson, with music by Trabants, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord.
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    • 18 min
    A Heavyweight Short: The Sharing Place

    A Heavyweight Short: The Sharing Place

    Heavyweight often features grownups grappling with childhood trauma. But in today’s Heavyweight Short, Jonathan visits a place where children grapple with trauma in the present. At The Sharing Place, kids talk about things most adults can’t even face. A warning: This episode deals with sensitive topics like suicide and death.

    Credits
    This story originally ran on This American Life in 2015, and was produced by Sean Cole. It was mixed for Heavyweight by Emma Munger, with music by Christine Fellows, Blue Dot Sessions, Bobby Lord, and Poddington Bear.
    If you’re feeling depressed or just want someone to talk to, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
    You can find out more about The Sharing Place’s work at thesharingplace.org.
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    • 23 min
    A Heavyweight Short: Hallie

    A Heavyweight Short: Hallie

    When Hallie was 17, she spent a few minutes with a stranger who changed her life. A decade later, Hallie sets out to find her.

    Credits
    This Heavyweight short was hosted and produced by Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane, Mohini Madgavkar, and Jonathan Goldstein.
    Special thanks to Sam Reisman, Cheri Mantz and Dr. Lynd.
    The show was mixed by Catherine Anderson. 
    Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord.
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    • 17 min
    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
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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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12.8K Ratings

12.8K Ratings

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The second best podcast of all time

I recommend this show to everyone. I get genuinely excited when I see they are releasing new episodes, unfailingly. I hope it sticks around for a long time

June Bug 2020 ,

Absolutely love this concept

And his deadpan humor. Some of the stories are shocking, some confrontational, some superfluous and ridiculous. Love them all.

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