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Headlong: 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 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.

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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 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.

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Interesting, but so anti-climatic

By Ang Scarecrow - May 02 2020
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I don’t regret listening to this, I learned quite a bit about RS, but it wasn’t what I expected 😂

FREE RICHARD!!!

By ilovebeingadad - Apr 07 2020
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GREAT!! The maid is a toxic malignant manipulator. FREE RICHARD!!!

iTunes Ratings

5132 Ratings
Average Ratings
3702
585
250
170
425

Interesting, but so anti-climatic

By Ang Scarecrow - May 02 2020
Read more
I don’t regret listening to this, I learned quite a bit about RS, but it wasn’t what I expected 😂

FREE RICHARD!!!

By ilovebeingadad - Apr 07 2020
Read more
GREAT!! The maid is a toxic malignant manipulator. FREE RICHARD!!!
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Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

Latest release on Apr 23, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 2 months ago

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: 1: Where's Richard? | Missing Richard Simmons

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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.

Feb 15 2017

28mins

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Rank #2: 2: Stakeout | Missing Richard Simmons

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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.

Feb 22 2017

31mins

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Rank #3: 3: The Maid and the Masseuse | Missing Richard Simmons

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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 presence.

Mar 01 2017

26mins

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Rank #4: Out Now: Running from COPS - Headlong Season 3

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Search for "Running From COPS" to listen to the new season of Dan Taberski's Headlong anthology series today.

Apr 23 2019

9mins

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Rank #5: 18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons

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Dan Taberski checks back in. And we announce the new season from Dan and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons. It’s called Surviving Y2K. Subscribe to this feed and get it as soon as it drops right here on November 13th.

Nov 01 2018

20mins

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