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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, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.

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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, and difficult conversations as he backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.

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Jackie?

By Siguy2468 - May 23 2020
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When are you going to do a Jackie story?

Best podcast! I want more!!

By cate.rio - May 23 2020
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Binge listened and I love Jonathan so much! Please release more soon

iTunes Ratings

11090 Ratings
Average Ratings
10339
405
151
94
101

Jackie?

By Siguy2468 - May 23 2020
Read more
When are you going to do a Jackie story?

Best podcast! I want more!!

By cate.rio - May 23 2020
Read more
Binge listened and I love Jonathan so much! Please release more soon
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Heavyweight

Latest release on Oct 22, 2020

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Rank #1: #3 Tara

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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.

Watch "Anger" here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/167119

You can find Maxi Cohen's website here: http://www.maxicohenstudio.com/

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. Our senior producer is Wendy Dorr.

Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just. 

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Caitlin Kenney, Peter Clowney, Michelle Harris, Dr. Susan Boulware at Yale Pediatric Endocrinology, Maxi Cohen, Jack Hitt, Jack Turban, Lida Drummond, Mario Falsetto, Peter Rose, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.

Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Chris Zabriskie, Blue Dot Sessions, Katie Mullins, Y La Bamba, Stratus, and Matthew Boll. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Oct 04 2016

41mins

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Rank #2: #15 Dina

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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.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.

Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Emanuele Berry, Pat Walters, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. 

Music by Christine Fellows and John K Samson, with additional music by Y La Bamba, Caspar Babypants, Michael Charles Smith, and Blue Dot Sessions. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Dec 07 2017

39mins

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Rank #3: Heavyweight Check In 6

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Milestones and cramped houses.


Mix by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows, Bobby Lord, and Blue Dot Sessions.

May 21 2020

26mins

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Rank #4: #24 Jimmy and Mark

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When he was only 10 years old, Jonathan Marshall was sent on a 240 mile bicycle trip. 3 days. Across 2 states. With no adult supervision. 45 years later, Jonathan can’t stop thinking about the trip. Or the little boys he made it with.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was produced by Stevie Lane, along with BA Parker, and Kalila Holt.

Editing by Jorge Just.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, PJ Vogt, Anna Ladd, Haley Shaw, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 

Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Edwin, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Sep 26 2019

36mins

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Rank #5: #14 Isabel

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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.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.

Editing by Jorge Just and Alex Blumberg.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Meg Driscoll, Kelly Coonan, Nicole Wong, Jonathan Zenti, Alvin Melathe, Anne Silk from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. 

Music by Christine Fellows and John K Samson, with additional music by Chris Zabriskie, Blue Dot Sessions, and Michael Charles Smith. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Nov 30 2017

41mins

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Rank #6: #10 Rose

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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.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.

Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Stevie Lane, Misha Glouberman, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. 

Music by Christine Fellows and John K Samson, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Charles Smith, Hew Time, and Keen Collective. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Oct 26 2017

50mins

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Rank #7: #4 Tony

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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.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. Our senior producer is Wendy Dorr.

Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just. 

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Anna Asimakopulos, and Jackie Cohen. 

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw. 

Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by John K Samson, Michael Smith, Wonderly, Blue Dot Sessions, and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Oct 11 2016

34mins

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Rank #8: #25 Becky and Jo

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Becky and Jo were raised by a procession of eccentric babysitters, 16 in total. But their favorite was Leticia. The girls adored her… right up until the day she mysteriously vanished. Twenty years later, Becky and Jo want to know what happened.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was produced by Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane and BA Parker.

Editing by Jorge Just.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Lulu Miller, Anna Sullivan, Kate Parkinson-Morgan, Mathilde Urfalino, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 

Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Oct 03 2019

46mins

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Rank #9: #7 Julia

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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 been wondering what those girls wanted.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Wendy Dorr.

Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Maya Goldberg-Safir, Lina Chambers, Emily Kennedy, Laura Scott, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw. 

Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions and Keen Collective. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Nov 08 2016

35mins

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Rank #10: #5 Galit

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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 up.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. Our senior producer is Wendy Dorr.

Editing by Alex Blumberg, Paul Tough, and Jorge Just.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Stevie Lane, John K Samson, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.

Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Frisco J, Y La Bamba, Keen Collective, Hew Time, and Katie Mullins. Sam Kogon’s song “My Love It Burns” can be found here. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Oct 25 2016

33mins

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Rank #11: #8 Jeremy

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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.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Wendy Dorr.

Editing by Alex Blumberg, Paul Tough, and Jorge Just.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Steven Page, Paul de Jong, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw. 

Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Steven Page, Y La Bamba, Farnell Newton, Chris Zabriskie, Todd Hannigan, and Marmoset. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Nov 15 2016

37mins

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Rank #12: #6 James

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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 right.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Wendy Dorr.

Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Stevie Lane, Derek Hurst, Stephen Hughes, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw. 

Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Paul De Jong, Blue Dot Sessions, Benny Reid, Caspar Babypants, and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Nov 01 2016

39mins

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Rank #13: #13 Kenny

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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 last person he ever expected.

Thanks to the National Film Board of Canada for their use of audio from The Devil At Your Heels. You can watch the movie here: https://www.nfb.ca/film/devil_at_your_heels/

Also check out Aim For The Roses, a musical docudrama based on The Devil At Your Heels: http://www.aimfortheroses.com/

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.

Editing by Jorge Just and Alex Blumberg.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Risky Rick Cruz, Cody Glive, John Bolton, Freddy Sibley, Anna Sosnowski, Lee Fortenberry, Adam Symansky, Lou Ann Leonard, Dick Keller, Harry Simpson, Gordon Katic, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, Blythe Terrell, Jessica Weisberg, Devon Taylor, Chris Neary, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. 

Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, and Steven Page, with additional music by Michael Charles Smith, Hew Time, Blue Dot Sessions, and Y La Bamba. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Nov 16 2017

50mins

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Rank #14: #23 Alex

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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.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Peter Bresnan, Kalila Holt, and Stevie Lane.

Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Lynn Levy, Kimmie Regler, Amanda Melhuish, Mia Bloomfield, Phoebe Flanigan, Jasmine Romero, Matthew Boll, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 

Music by Christine Fellows and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Dec 13 2018

52mins

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Rank #15: #26 Beverley and Van

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Ashley’s grandmother, Beverley, had a hard life and an unhappy marriage. But she spoke frequently of a man named Van. Ashley believes Van was the great unfulfilled love of her grandmother’s life. And now, she wants to know: did Van feel the same way?

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was produced by Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane and BA Parker.

Editing by Jorge Just.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Phia Bennin, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 

Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Charles Smith, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Oct 10 2019

47mins

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Rank #16: #12 Jesse

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Four years ago, Jesse was hit by a car and nearly died. Now he wants to find the driver. And thank him.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.

Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. 

Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, and Edwin, with additional music by Chris Zabriskie, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Charles Smith, Visager, Graham Barton, and Katie Mullins. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Nov 09 2017

40mins

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Rank #17: #11 Christina

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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?

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.

Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Stevie Lane, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. 

Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, and Edwin, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Nov 02 2017

45mins

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Rank #18: #16 Rob

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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.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane.

Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Phia Bennin, BA Parker, Matthew Nelson, Sandra Corddry, Maximum Fun, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 

Music by Christine Fellows and Bobby Lord, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Oct 04 2018

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Rank #19: #19 Joey

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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.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane.

Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Flora Lichtman, PJ Vogt, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, Grace Hawkins, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. 

Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Bobby Lord, and Y La Bamba. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Nov 01 2018

47mins

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Rank #20: #9 Milt

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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.

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.

This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.

Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Stevie Lane, Wendy Dorr, Kate Parkinson-Morgan, and Jackie Cohen.

The show was mixed by Matthew Boll with assistance from Kate Bilinski. 

Music by Christine Fellows and John K Samson, with additional music by Y La Bamba, Blue Dot Sessions, Hew Time, and Caspar Babypants. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.

Sep 28 2017

32mins

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