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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.

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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

4342 Ratings
Average Ratings
3134
476
205
130
397

So good!

By jtut18 - Feb 05 2019
Read more

So interesting and entertaining.

Wow .. just wow

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

Cover image of Headlong: Surviving Y2K

Headlong: Surviving Y2K

Updated about 1 month ago

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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!

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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