29 episodes

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, 8.2K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8.2K Ratings

8.2K Ratings

Sara Lauber ,

Jonathan, oh how I love your voice

So soothing, the perfect ear worm. Content is irrelevant. I can listen to him recite the air freshener ingredients.

Chicago Wazer ,

The Diaries Are Ruining H’weight For Me

Love Heavyweight but the diaries represent everything “meh” about audio storytelling - the silly process of making something out of nothing, extending and inventing story where there is none, has never been more obvious. It seems like it’s funny to those making it, and I don’t care about the sponsorship, but the content itself is just exhausting. I love a glimpse into Gimlet and process. This obviously isn’t that, not earnestly at least, even by a degree - so why are we listening?

Please don’t forget that Heavyweight is great because of heart and storytelling. JG’s droll faux-self-deprecation/Peter Sellers bit is just seasoning - not the dish itself.

Nothing is actually worth an Apple review, I was just walking home from the gym. No stakes here - I will keep listening (duh). Just had the opportunity.

Chnvaldez ,

Still loving

Update: August 20, 2019: JGo, you could narrate the phonebook and I would gladly listen. 💯
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A year after writing the review below, I return to write another one after listening to all of season 2 through “Jesse.” Yep. Same. Only a heartfelt “godDAMMit” comes close to the love I have for JGo’s work. It’s a rare occasion to feel that only a passionate blasphemy will do; another work that left me similarly speechless and in awe and gratitude was the original Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

“A storyteller with wry and witty self-reflection. I binged all the episodes over the past day and I'd listen again. Now I'm going to look up his segments from This American Life. The kind of quality that makes me want to curse because it's so damned good.”

Update, December 2018. I still 💗 Heavyweight.

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