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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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The best ever

By Sissoysauce - Dec 10 2018
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I binged this, will likely re listen again.

So good!

By BoyMomBarker - Dec 06 2018
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I just binged both seasons in 2 days! Definitely subscribe and listen. You won’t be disappointed.

iTunes Ratings

4068 Ratings
Average Ratings
2925
437
187
127
392

The best ever

By Sissoysauce - Dec 10 2018
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I binged this, will likely re listen again.

So good!

By BoyMomBarker - Dec 06 2018
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I just binged both seasons in 2 days! Definitely subscribe and listen. You won’t be disappointed.

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 10 Episode 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.

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

Feb 14 2017
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Missing Richard Simmons starts tomorrow.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Mar 20 2017
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Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.

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.

Rank #10: 18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons

Nov 01 2018
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Dan Taberski checks back in.