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December 31, 1999: The world braced for disaster as midnight approached. Then, nothing happened. The hysteria over the Y2K computer bug quickly became an afterthought; a punch-line. In Surviving Y2K, Dan Taberski takes you back to the turn of the millennium to meet the people for whom it was anything but a joke — computer coders, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and true believers — as they each face their own version of the apocalypse. And Dan tells a new millennium story of his own, about a decision that could destroy his life. Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 1 was Missing Richard Simmons. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K.

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December 31, 1999: The world braced for disaster as midnight approached. Then, nothing happened. The hysteria over the Y2K computer bug quickly became an afterthought; a punch-line. In Surviving Y2K, Dan Taberski takes you back to the turn of the millennium to meet the people for whom it was anything but a joke — computer coders, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and true believers — as they each face their own version of the apocalypse. And Dan tells a new millennium story of his own, about a decision that could destroy his life. Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 1 was Missing Richard Simmons. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K.

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So good!

By jtut18 - Feb 05 2019
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So interesting and entertaining.

Wow .. just wow

By Gbaum - Jan 28 2019
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I totally recommend this podcast .

iTunes Ratings

4261 Ratings
Average Ratings
3073
464
199
129
396

So good!

By jtut18 - Feb 05 2019
Read more

So interesting and entertaining.

Wow .. just wow

By Gbaum - Jan 28 2019
Read more

I totally recommend this podcast .

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Headlong: Surviving Y2K

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December 31, 1999: The world braced for disaster as midnight approached. Then, nothing happened. The hysteria over the Y2K computer bug quickly became an afterthought; a punch-line. In Surviving Y2K, Dan Taberski takes you back to the turn of the millennium to meet the people for whom it was anything but a joke — computer coders, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and true believers — as they each face their own version of the apocalypse. And Dan tells a new millennium story of his own, about a decision that could destroy his life. Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 1 was Missing Richard Simmons. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K.

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!

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Headlong: Surviving Y2K

Rank #1: Coming Soon: "Missing Richard Simmons"

Feb 06 2017
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On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons ghosted the world. Three years later, we're going to try to find him.

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Rank #2: Preview: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"

Feb 14 2017
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Missing Richard Simmons starts tomorrow.

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Rank #3: 1: Where's Richard? | Missing Richard Simmons

Feb 15 2017
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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.

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Rank #4: 2: Stakeout | Missing Richard Simmons

Feb 22 2017
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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.

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Rank #5: 3: The Maid and the Masseuse | Missing Richard Simmons

Mar 01 2017
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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.

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Rank #6: 4: "Till the Day I Die" | Missing Richard Simmons

Mar 08 2017
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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.

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Rank #7: 5: O Brother, Where Art Thou? | Missing Richard Simmons

Mar 15 2017
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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.

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Rank #8: 6: A Day at the Beach | Missing Richard Simmons

Mar 20 2017
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Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.

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Rank #9: Bonus Episode: Teaser

Jun 30 2017
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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 Stitcher Premium. Producers of the hit podcast Missing Richard Simmons, recorded live at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn, give all the details on how the series was created. Go to StitcherPremium.com/missing and use promo code MISSING to start your free trial.

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Rank #10: 18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons

Nov 01 2018
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Dan Taberski checks back in.

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Rank #11: Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13

Nov 08 2018
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December 31, 1999: As midnight approached, the world braced for disaster. Then, nothing happened.

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Rank #12: 1: Millennium Approaches | Surviving Y2K

Nov 13 2018
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As awareness of the Y2K bug grows, the world braces for disaster to strike at midnight on January 1, 2000.

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Rank #13: 2: 1999 | Surviving Y2K

Nov 13 2018
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For some, the looming apocalypse isn’t terrifying. It’s a dream come true.

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Rank #14: 3: December | Surviving Y2K

Nov 20 2018
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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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Rank #15: 4: New Year’s Eve | Surviving Y2K

Nov 27 2018
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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.

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Rank #16: 5: New Year’s Day | Surviving Y2K

Dec 04 2018
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We’re all still here. Now what?

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Rank #17: 6: The New Millennium | Surviving Y2K

Dec 11 2018
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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.

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Rank #18: Bonus: Josh Gondelman’s Y2K | Surviving Y2K

Dec 18 2018
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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 teenagers who were promised spectacular technological disaster and got a lame New Year’s party instead.

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Rank #1: Coming Soon: "Missing Richard Simmons"

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

Feb 06 2017
1 min
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Rank #2: Preview: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"

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Missing Richard Simmons starts tomorrow.

Feb 14 2017
1 min
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Rank #3: 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
28 mins
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Rank #4: 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
31 mins
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Rank #5: 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
26 mins
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Rank #6: 4: "Till the Day I Die" | Missing Richard Simmons

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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.

Mar 08 2017
27 mins
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Rank #7: 5: O Brother, Where Art Thou? | Missing Richard Simmons

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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.

Mar 15 2017
29 mins
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Rank #8: 6: A Day at the Beach | Missing Richard Simmons

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Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.

Mar 20 2017
30 mins
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Rank #9: Bonus Episode: Teaser

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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 Stitcher Premium. Producers of the hit podcast Missing Richard Simmons, recorded live at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn, give all the details on how the series was created. Go to StitcherPremium.com/missing and use promo code MISSING to start your free trial.

Jun 30 2017
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Rank #10: 18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons

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Dan Taberski checks back in.

Nov 01 2018
20 mins
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Rank #11: Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13

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

Nov 08 2018
3 mins
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Rank #12: 1: Millennium Approaches | Surviving Y2K

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

Nov 13 2018
39 mins
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Rank #13: 2: 1999 | Surviving Y2K

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

Nov 13 2018
31 mins
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Rank #14: 3: December | Surviving Y2K

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The final days of the year are upon us, and Dan faces a millennium decision that could ruin the rest of his life.

Nov 20 2018
28 mins
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Rank #15: 4: New Year’s Eve | Surviving Y2K

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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.

Nov 27 2018
58 mins
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Rank #16: 5: New Year’s Day | Surviving Y2K

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We’re all still here. Now what?

Dec 04 2018
41 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: 6: The New Millennium | Surviving Y2K

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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.

Dec 11 2018
42 mins
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Rank #18: Bonus: Josh Gondelman’s Y2K | Surviving Y2K

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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 teenagers who were promised spectacular technological disaster and got a lame New Year’s party instead.

Dec 18 2018
23 mins
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