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Missing Richard Simmons

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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 i...Show More

28:03 | Feb 15th, 2017

On February 15, 2014 Richard Simmons didn’t show up to teach the exercise class he had led for 40 years. He hasn't been seen in public since. Filmmaker Dan Taberski starts investigating the disappearance of his friend.

28:26 | Nov 20th, 2018

The final days of the year are upon us, and Dan faces a millennium decision that could ruin the rest of his life.
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00:57 | Jun 30th, 2017

If you’re still wondering how host Dan Taberski handled creating a show where he wasn’t quite sure of the ending, or his thoughts about standing outside of Richard Simmons’ house, you should check out the latest bonus episode, available now on Stitch...Show More

29:19 | Mar 15th, 2017

Dan talks to Lenny Simmons, Richard’s brother. Then he looks into some of the stranger, more personal aspects of being a Richard Simmons fan.

27:10 | Mar 8th, 2017

We head to New Orleans, Richard’s hometown. From the food to the burlesque to the Southern religiosity, this city shaped young Dickie Simmons into the Richard we all know. It’s also where his brother lives. Dan tries to make contact.

26:20 | Mar 1st, 2017

The two people closest to Richard at the time of his disappearance hate each other. This episode is about them. Plus, Dan investigates possible claims of a hostage situation and explains what’s up with Richard’s (still very active) social media prese...Show More

31:43 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Dan begins to explore the main theories about Richard’s disappearance. A lot of his friends think Richard may just be sitting in his house. So that's where we go.

01:42 | Feb 6th, 2017

On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons ghosted the world. Three years later, we're going to try to find him.

03:38 | Apr 22nd

Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...

23:50 | Dec 18th, 2018

In this bonus interview, comedian Josh Gondelman (Desus and Mero, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) tells Dan the story of his Y2K, when he was 14. It’s a tale of vengeance, as Josh and his friends take action on behalf of all the other nerdy 90's ...Show More

42:43 | Dec 11th, 2018

You can’t predict when disaster will strike. Even when it’s marked on your calendar with a big, red X. Stay tuned after the show for a sneak peak of the next season of Headlong.

58:27 | Nov 27th, 2018

A very Russian love story. The first baby. Sixteen hostages at gunpoint. As the new millennium dawns across the globe, three stories of lives defined at the stroke of midnight.

31:11 | Nov 13th, 2018

For some, the looming apocalypse isn’t terrifying. It’s a dream come true.

39:27 | Nov 13th, 2018

As awareness of the Y2K bug grows, the world braces for disaster to strike at midnight on January 1, 2000.

03:28 | Nov 8th, 2018

December 31, 1999: As midnight approached, the world braced for disaster. Then, nothing happened.