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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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    • 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

hazelbnr ,

New episodes pls😬

Entering the lives of others is always interesting, then add humor, compassion, a heavy dose of honesty, and JG. Can not miss! 5 stars for sure.

chezzy chezzy123 ,

I love heavyweight!

Jeez. Heavyweight is my daily laugh!
Jonathan Goldstein is so good at being a podcaster.
The tone in his voice is so un-humorous in a great way.
Please give heavyweight a 5 star review!!
Thank you for providing amazing stories!
Bye

foxsongs ,

Yaaaay!

I just read that you were coming out with another season in the fall. I’m so happy. Thank you

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