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Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

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Rank #96 in Society & Culture category

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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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Richard Simmons

By brkona - May 08 2019
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Entertaining, sad, funny, informative and very well done.

Surprisingly great!

By pukach - May 07 2019
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This pod was way more interesting than i thought possible. It’s worth a listen.

iTunes Ratings

4498 Ratings
Average Ratings
3252
495
212
136
403

Richard Simmons

By brkona - May 08 2019
Read more
Entertaining, sad, funny, informative and very well done.

Surprisingly great!

By pukach - May 07 2019
Read more
This pod was way more interesting than i thought possible. It’s worth a listen.
Cover image of Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #96 in Society & Culture category

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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.

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: 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
20 mins
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Rank #10: Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13

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

The new season from the creators of Missing Richard Simmons drops November 13.

Nov 08 2018
3 mins
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