19 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 was Missing Richard Simmons. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K.

Headlong: Surviving Y2K Topic

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    • 4.3, 4.3K 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 was Missing Richard Simmons. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4.3K Ratings
4.3K Ratings
Greg_Chicago ,

The second season wasn't as good

I highly recommend the first season because it was well produced and very interesting, but the second season was a bit of a disappointment. The second season was a lot less interesting and stretched out too much.

Cindy l. Word crazy ,

Great show

Interesting mixture of stories. And.....As a retired programmer, I remembered what problems were lurking in my software. I have always wondered why y2k was uneventful. This podcast cleared things up for me.

Just went back to season 1 missing Richard Simmons. I’m loving it!

Darkklegend ,

Welp names changed BUT still liked it.

Dan takes an investigative look into what happened on February 15th 2014. What caused this man that changed so many lives to change his. Why he dropped not just the career he built but also his closest friends. Where he went? Who is he still talking to?

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