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Rank #66 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture

Heavyweight

By Gimlet

Rank #66 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture
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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.

iTunes Ratings

6874 Ratings
Average Ratings
6415
274
84
47
54

Not long enough.

By Last Stand Violin - Jan 06 2019
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I just want every episode to be longer so I can enjoy them longer!

Perfect

By NewHavenAmy - Jan 05 2019
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Love every episode, esp the into phone call. Here’s to friendship!

iTunes Ratings

6874 Ratings
Average Ratings
6415
274
84
47
54

Not long enough.

By Last Stand Violin - Jan 06 2019
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I just want every episode to be longer so I can enjoy them longer!

Perfect

By NewHavenAmy - Jan 05 2019
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Love every episode, esp the into phone call. Here’s to friendship!

Top 10 Episode of Heavyweight

Rank #1: #2 Gregor

Sep 24 2016
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20 years ago, Gregor lent some CDs to a musician friend. The CDs helped make him a famous rockstar. Now, Gregor would like some recognition. But mostly, he wants his CDs back.Our SponsorsMailchimp – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.Prudential - Download the MapMyRun app and join the Prudential 4.01K challenge. When you do, pledge to save at least 1% or more of your annual income for retirement and run and log 4.01K to be eligible to win a prize.Squarespace – The easiest way to create a beautiful website, portfolio or online store. Use the offer code “HEAVYWEIGHT" to get 10% off your first purchase.Wealthsimple – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein, along with Wendy Dorr, Chris Neary, and Kalila Holt. Editing by Alex Blumberg & Peter Clowney.  Special thanks to Emily Condon, Jackie Cohen, Paul Tough, Stevie Lane, Michelle Harris, Dimitri Erlich, Sean Cole and Jorge Just. The show was mixed by Haley Shaw. Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Talk-star, The Eastern Watershed Klezmer Quartet, Hew Time, Michael Smith, Farnell Newton, and Haley Shaw, who also did our ad music. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.

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Rank #2: #15 Dina

Dec 07 2017
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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.CreditsHeavyweight 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.

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Rank #3: #14 Isabel

Nov 30 2017
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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.CreditsHeavyweight 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.

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Rank #4: #3 Tara

Oct 04 2016
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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.You can find Maxi Cohen's website here: http://www.maxicohenstudio.com/Our SponsorsCasper - Get $50 towards any Casper Mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/heavyweight and using the offer code "HEAVYWEIGHT".Mailchimp – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.Wealthsimple – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.CreditsHeavyweight 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.

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Rank #5: #10 Rose

Oct 26 2017
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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.CreditsHeavyweight 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.

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Rank #6: #13 Kenny

Nov 16 2017
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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/CreditsHeavyweight 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.

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Rank #7: #4 Tony

Oct 11 2016
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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.Our SponsorsMailchimp – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.Hello Fresh – To get $35 off your first week of deliveries visit hellofresh.com and enter promo code “HEAVYWEIGHT”Wealthsimple – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.CreditsHeavyweight 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.

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Rank #8: #11 Christina

Nov 02 2017
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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?CreditsHeavyweight 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.

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Rank #9: #12 Jesse

Nov 09 2017
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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.CreditsHeavyweight 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.

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Rank #10: #8 Jeremy

Nov 15 2016
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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.Our SponsorsGE - Listen, subscribe and download "Life After" today.Mailchimp – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.Squarespace – The easiest way to create a beautiful website, portfolio or online store. Use the offer code “HEAVYWEIGHT” to get 10% off your first purchase.Wealthsimple – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.CreditsHeavyweight 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.

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