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Heavyweight

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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, a...Show More

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#12 Jesse

40:57 | Nov 9th, 2017

Four years ago, Jesse was hit by a car and nearly died. Now he wants to find the driver. And thank him.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Rober...Show More

#9 Milt

27:48 | Sep 28th, 2017

Last season’s episode, "Gregor," led to an unfortunate event that Jonathan could’ve never predicted. In this pre-season episode, he tries to set things right.Heavyweight’s second season begins October 26th.Our SponsorsMVMT Watches | Sundance Now | Sp...Show More

#2 Gregor

44:31 | Sep 24th, 2016

20 years ago, Gregor lent some CDs to a musician friend. The CDs helped make him a famous rockstar. Now, Gregor would like some recognition. But mostly, he wants his CDs back.Our SponsorsMailchimp – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connec...Show More

#8 Jeremy

32:54 | Nov 15th, 2016

When Jonathan was 16, he went to synagogue every morning. He even thought that one day he might become a rabbi. Things didn’t exactly work out that way, but he’s always wondered what if they had. In this episode, he finds out.Our SponsorsGE - Listen,...Show More

#1 Buzz

40:13 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Buzz and Sheldon are brothers in their eighties who have been estranged for decades. Buzz visits Sheldon to see if there’s still a relationship left to salvage.Our SponsorsCalm.com - Visit calm.com/heavyweight to start your free trial.Mailchimp – Mor...Show More

#23 Alex

52:52 | Dec 13th, 2018

16 years ago, Gimlet Media CEO and founder Alex Blumberg made a promise that he didn’t keep. And it’s been eating at him ever since. In this season finale, Jonathan sets out to clean up his boss’s mess.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jon...Show More

#15 Dina

39:50 | Dec 7th, 2017

During a visit back home, Jonathan’s mother inadvertently admits something that forces him to question his past. In this season finale, Jonathan turns the mic around on himself for one of the more personal episodes of the series.CreditsHeavyweight is...Show More

#11 Christina

45:08 | Nov 2nd, 2017

When Christina was in 11th grade, her foster mother made her quit playing basketball. After that, she felt like her life never got back on course. And so, she’s always wanted to ask her foster mother: why’d you make me quit?CreditsHeavyweight is host...Show More

#10 Rose

50:03 | Oct 26th, 2017

Over a decade ago, Rose was kicked out of her college sorority. “You know what you did,” was the only explanation she was ever given. All these years later, Rose still wants to know what it is she did.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jona...Show More

#6 James

34:38 | Nov 1st, 2016

James’s father’s dying wish was for his ashes to be disposed of on the 18th hole of a fancy private golf course. That was 16 years ago. In this episode, James, Jonathan, and their friend Howard attempt a golf heist to get into the club and set things...Show More

#17 Skye

49:08 | Oct 11th, 2018

When Skye was in middle school, her best friends showed up at her home one night and wrote “f*ck you” on her garage door. After that, they never spoke again. Now Skye has a son entering middle school, and he can’t believe his mom never asked her frie...Show More

#13 Kenny

50:49 | Nov 16th, 2017

Ken Carter was a Canadian daredevil who dreamt of performing the biggest stunt the world had ever seen. He wanted to jump a rocket car one mile over a river. For 5 years he prepared, only to have his dream hijacked at the very last moment by the very...Show More

#7 Julia

29:53 | Nov 8th, 2016

In grade 8, Julia was bullied so badly by a group of girls that she changed schools without telling anyone. Soon after, the girls from her old school showed up at her house and rang her doorbell. She didn’t answer it. For the past 20 years, Julia’s b...Show More

#5 Galit

28:25 | Oct 25th, 2016

Galit was Jonathan’s first girlfriend. When she dumped him, he cried a lot and then locked away his emotional vulnerability in a safe for the next several decades. In this episode, Galit sends Jonathan a Facebook message asking if he’d like to meet u...Show More

#22 Marchel

1:07:10 | Dec 6th, 2018

Russian Ark is a cinematic masterpiece. Dozens of sets, thousands of actors, years of planning. It’s a perfectly executed work of art. Almost. In this episode, Jonathan sets off to find the one guy who ruined it for everyone.CreditsHeavyweight is hos...Show More

Introducing The Horror of Dolores Roach

36:59 | Nov 29th, 2018

To celebrate Canadian Halloween, we’ve got a special treat for you: a podcast that’ll give you the shivers. And NOT the cold kind. The horror kind! It’s called The Horror of Dolores Roach. Jonathan talks with Gimlet's head of scripted fiction, Mimi O...Show More

#21 Rachael

39:11 | Nov 15th, 2018

Ten years ago, Rachael had a baby. She never told the father. All these years later, she thinks it’s about time she did.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and ...Show More

#20 Soraya

41:43 | Nov 8th, 2018

When Soraya was in college, her favorite professor hired her on to help research a book she was writing. But when she fell into a deep depression and dropped out of school, she abandoned both the book and the professor who’d shown her so much kindnes...Show More

#19 Joey

47:39 | Nov 1st, 2018

Joey recently had a very bad day, all due to awkward misunderstandings. So now, he's enlisted the help of Jonathan "Debonair" Goldstein and Jonathan’s friend Gregor to redo the day and set things right.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jon...Show More

Zoe, PJ, and Chanel

44:12 | Oct 25th, 2018

Heavyweight performed a sold-out live show in Brooklyn, NY, last June. Jonathan is joined by This American Life’s Zoe Chace and Reply All’s PJ Vogt to talk about Heavyweight stories that never made it onto the air… until now. Plus: human beatboxing, ...Show More

#18 Sven

37:34 | Oct 18th, 2018

Sven was on a jury that sentenced a man named Paul Storey to death. He's regretted it ever since. Then, eight years later, Sven gets an email from Paul’s mother.The original article that Maurice Chammah reported with Sven about his experience on the ...Show More

Introducing Without Fail

49:37 | Oct 16th, 2018

Today, the tables have turned. CEO and Gimlet Media founder Alex Blumberg has come to Jonathan’s studio* to ask for Jonathan’s help promoting a brand new podcast. Who’s groveling now, Mr. Blumberg? Why, it’s the Podcast Prince himself! With his new s...Show More

#16 Rob

1:00:16 | Oct 4th, 2018

Rob remembers breaking his arm as a kid. But the rest of his family says it never happened. Did he break his arm? The answer will determine Rob’s sanity.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by...Show More

Heavyweight Presents: Sandra

21:58 | Apr 26th, 2018

Heavyweight returns this fall. In the meantime, Gimlet has just released its newest fiction show. Sandra.Sandra is Gimlet’s newest fiction series, about a world where artificial intelligence isn’t so artificial. Helen thought her new job would help h...Show More

#14 Isabel

41:39 | Nov 30th, 2017

In 1999, an old suitcase was found abandoned on a Brooklyn street corner. The suitcase contained 5 years worth of love letters between a young man and young woman. In this episode, Jonathan tries to track them down.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and pr...Show More

Gimlet Presents: Uncivil

24:58 | Oct 12th, 2017

Heavyweight returns October 26th. But in the meantime, we wanted to share another show we love. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chen...Show More

Bonus: A Homecoming Infomercial

16:49 | Nov 21st, 2016

Jonathan sits down with Eli Horowitz to promote Eli’s new show, Homecoming. It’s Gimlet’s first scripted series and features big name actors. Jonathan asks Eli what it’s like directing stars, and whether we can ever really come home. Then, we hear th...Show More

#4 Tony

30:02 | Oct 11th, 2016

Years ago, Tony messed up his relationship with each of his three godchildren owing to three difficult chapters in his life. Now, childless and single in his late 40’s, and fearing he may never have kids of his own, Tony wants to win them back.Our Sp...Show More

#3 Tara

36:39 | Oct 4th, 2016

Jonathan watched a short experimental video in college in which a little girl sat in silence while her parent sobbed. Now, Jonathan wants to know if that girl is okay.You can find Maxi Cohen's website here: http://www.maxicohenstudio.com/Our Sponsors...Show More

Trailer

02:35 | Sep 3rd, 2016

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, a...Show More