19 episodes

On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him - and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard - and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets. Listen to the podcast The New York Times calls "a cultural phenomenon."
Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K. Season 3 is Running From COPS.

Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons Topic

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3, 4.4K Ratings

On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him - and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard - and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets. Listen to the podcast The New York Times calls "a cultural phenomenon."
Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K. Season 3 is Running From COPS.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4.4K Ratings

4.4K Ratings

Greg_Chicago ,

The second season was subpar

The first season was excellent but the second season was stretched out too much and it was a lot less interesting than the first season.

@RockOfGibraltar ,

Falsely betrayed

The host seems to feel betrayed, but it is a Californian first world problem type of betrayal. The final roll of someone who inspires is to abdicate their roll and kick the birds out of the nest. It ain’t easy I guess. Fly on you crazy diamond........ . . .

brkona ,

Richard Simmons

Entertaining, sad, funny, informative and very well done.

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