Heavyweight

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mark k
 May 23, 2019
Before discovering Heavyweight, I had not binged on anything that could not be swallowed

debbie
 Apr 28, 2019
love the humor and introspection that is part if this podcast.

Josiah
 Apr 27, 2019
So many hearty laughs. I really didn't know what I was getting myself into...but this podcast is spectacular.


 Apr 22, 2019

timetolisten
 Feb 20, 2019

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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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#23 Alex
3172
16 years ago, Gimlet Media CEO and founder Alex Blumberg made a promise that he didn’t keep. And it’s been eating at him ever since. In this season finale, Jonathan sets out to clean up his boss’s mess.<br><br><strong>Credits<br></strong>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Peter Bresnan, Kalila Holt, and Stevie Lane.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Lynn Levy, Kimmie Regler, Amanda Melhuish, Mia Bloomfield, Phoebe Flanigan, Jasmine Romero, Matthew Boll, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.&nbsp;<br>Music by Christine Fellows and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Dec 13, 2018
#22 Marchel
4030
<em>Russian Ark</em> is a cinematic masterpiece. Dozens of sets, thousands of actors, years of planning. It’s a perfectly executed work of art. Almost. In this episode, Jonathan sets off to find the one guy who ruined it for everyone.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Stevie Lane, Peter Bresnan, and Kalila Holt.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Sruthi Pinnamaneni, and Chris Neary.<br>The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.&nbsp;<br>Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, Bobby Lord, Y La Bamba, Michael Charles Smith, Graham Barton, Hakan Eriksson, Katie Mullins, and Virginia Violet and the Rays. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Dec 06, 2018
#21 Rachael
2351
Ten years ago, Rachael had a baby. She never told the father. All these years later, she thinks it’s about time she did.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Katelyn Bogucki, Andrew Goldberg, Rachel Ward, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.&nbsp;<br>Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Bobby Lord, Michael Charles Smith, Hew Time, and Benny Reid. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Nov 15, 2018
#20 Soraya
2503
When Soraya was in college, her favorite professor hired her to help research a book she was writing. But when she fell into a deep depression and dropped out of school, she abandoned both the book and the professor who’d shown her so much kindness. Now, with Jonathan’s help, Soraya wants to make things right—with a grand gesture.<br><br><strong>Credits<br></strong>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Peter Bresnan, Kalila Holt, and Stevie Lane.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Jasmine Romero, Mathilde Urfalino, Amber Davis, B.A. Parker, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.&nbsp;<br>Music by Christine Fellows, Blue Dot Sessions, Chris Zabriskie, Hew Time, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Nov 08, 2018
#19 Joey
2859
Joey recently had a very bad day, all due to awkward misunderstandings. So now, he's enlisted the help of Jonathan "Debonair" Goldstein and Jonathan’s friend Gregor to redo the day and set things right.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Flora Lichtman, PJ Vogt, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, Grace Hawkins, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.&nbsp;<br>Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Bobby Lord, and Y La Bamba. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Nov 01, 2018
Zoe, PJ, and Chanel
2652
Heavyweight performed a sold-out live show in Brooklyn, NY, last June. Jonathan is joined by This American Life’s Zoe Chace and Reply All’s PJ Vogt to talk about Heavyweight stories that never made it onto the air… until now. Plus: human beatboxing, Gimlet Media CEO Alex Blumberg’s vape pen collection… and Jackie Cohen.<br><br><strong>Credits<br></strong>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein. <br>This episode was also produced by Stevie Lane, Peter Bresnan, and Kalila Holt. <br>Editing by Jorge Just. <br>Special thanks to Zoe Chace, PJ Vogt, Victoria Barner, Chris Neary, and Jackie Cohen. <br>The show was mixed by Emma Munger, Julian Kwasneski, and Bay Area Sound. <br>Music by Christine Fellows and Blue Dot Sessions. <br>Animation by Arthur Jones.<br>Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records and was performed by Matthew Boll with beatboxing by Devon Guinn. Our ad music is by Haley Shaw.<br><br><strong>Links<br></strong>“Chanel” animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3tSSOVglHg&amp;feature=youtu.be<br>“Buddy Picture” (the Little Mermaid story) on This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/203/recordings-for-someone/act-one
Oct 25, 2018
#18 Sven
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Sven was on a jury that sentenced a man named Paul Storey to death. He's regretted it ever since. Then, eight years later, Sven gets an email from Paul’s mother.<br><br>The original article that Maurice Chammah reported with Sven about his experience on the jury: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/03/10/my-regrets-as-a-juror-who-sent-a-man-to-death-row<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Stevie Lane, Peter Bresnan, and Kalila Holt.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.<br>Special thanks Emily Condon, Maurice Chammah, Emanuele Berry, Caitlin Kenney, Jon-Mikel Tuttle-Gates, Amanda Marzullo, Mike Ware, Emily Fallis, Brian Reed, Sean Cole, Diane Wu, Christopher Swetala, Ira Glass, the rest of our friends at This American Life, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.&nbsp;<br>Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Michael Hearst, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Oct 18, 2018
#17 Skye
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When Skye was in middle school, her best friends showed up at her home one night and wrote “f*ck you” on her garage door. After that, they never spoke again. Now Skye has a son entering middle school, and he can’t believe his mom never asked her friends why they did it. So, thirty years later, Skye and her son set off to find out.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Devon Taylor, Annika Pillsbury&nbsp; and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.&nbsp;<br>Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Bobby Lord, and Edwin, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Oct 11, 2018
#16 Rob
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Rob remembers breaking his arm as a kid. But the rest of his family says it never happened. Did he break his arm? The answer will determine Rob’s sanity.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Phia Bennin, BA Parker, Matthew Nelson, Sandra Corddry, Maximum Fun, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.&nbsp;<br>Music by Christine Fellows and Bobby Lord, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Oct 04, 2018
#15 Dina
2390
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.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Emanuele Berry, Pat Walters, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski.&nbsp;<br>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.
Dec 07, 2017
#14 Isabel
2499
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.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.<br>Editing by Jorge Just and Alex Blumberg.<br>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.<br>The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski.&nbsp;<br>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.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 30, 2017
#13 Kenny
3049
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.<br><br>Thanks to the National Film Board of Canada for their use of audio from <em>The Devil At Your Heels. </em>You can watch the movie here: https://www.nfb.ca/film/devil_at_your_heels/<br><br>Also check out <em>Aim For The Roses</em>, a musical docudrama based on <em>The Devil At Your Heels</em>: http://www.aimfortheroses.com/<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.<br>Editing by Jorge Just and Alex Blumberg.<br>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.<br>The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski.&nbsp;<br>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.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 16, 2017
#12 Jesse
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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.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski.&nbsp;<br>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.<br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 09, 2017
#11 Christina
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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?<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Stevie Lane, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski.&nbsp;<br>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.
Nov 02, 2017
#10 Rose
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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.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.<br>Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Stevie Lane, Misha Glouberman, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski.&nbsp;<br>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.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Oct 26, 2017
#9 Milt
1953
Last season’s episode, "Gregor," led to an unfortunate event that Jonathan could’ve never predicted. In this pre-season episode, he tries to set things right.<br><br>Heavyweight’s second season begins October 26th.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors</strong><br><a href="http://mvmt.com/heavyweight">MVMT Watches</a> | <a href="http://sundancenow.com">Sundance Now</a> | <a href="http://spotify.com/podcasts">Spotify</a> | <a href="http://hellofresh.com">Hello Fresh</a><br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.<br>Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Stevie Lane, Wendy Dorr, Kate Parkinson-Morgan, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Matthew Boll with assistance from Kate Bilinski.&nbsp;<br>Music by Christine Fellows and John K Samson, with additional music by Y La Bamba, Blue Dot Sessions, Hew Time, and Caspar Babypants. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Sep 28, 2017
#8 Jeremy
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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.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br></strong>GE - Listen, subscribe and download "Life After" today.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace</a> – The easiest way to create a beautiful website, portfolio or online store. Use the offer code “HEAVYWEIGHT” to get 10% off your first purchase.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWWealthsimple">Wealthsimple</a> – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Wendy Dorr.<br>Editing by Alex Blumberg, Paul Tough, and Jorge Just.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Steven Page, Paul de Jong, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.&nbsp;<br>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.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 15, 2016
#7 Julia
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In grade 8, Julia was bullied so badly by a group of girls that she changed schools without telling anyone. Soon after, the girls from her old school showed up at her house and rang her doorbell. She didn’t answer it. For the past 20 years, Julia’s been wondering what those girls wanted.<br><br>Go to <a href="http://gimlet.media/fallslate">GimletMedia.com/FallSeason</a> to subscribe to Homecoming and Gimlet's other new podcasts.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/SAHelloFresh">Hello Fresh</a> - To get $35 off your first week of deliveries visit <a href="http://gimlet.media/SAHelloFresh">hellofresh.com</a> and enter promo code "HEAVYWEIGHT"<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWTalkspace">Talkspace</a><strong> - </strong>Visit <a href="http://gimlet.media/HWTalkspace">talkspace.com/heavy</a> or download the app and use promo code “HEAVY” to receive $30 off your first month<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWWealthsimple">Wealthsimple</a> – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Wendy Dorr.<br>Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Maya Goldberg-Safir, Lina Chambers, Emily Kennedy, Laura Scott, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.&nbsp;<br>Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions and Keen Collective. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 08, 2016
#6 James
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James’s father’s dying wish was for his ashes to be disposed of on the 18th hole of a fancy private golf course. That was 16 years ago. In this episode, James, Jonathan, and their friend Howard attempt a golf heist to get into the club and set things right.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors</strong><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWBlueApron"><strong>Blue Apron</strong></a><strong> - </strong>Check out this week’s menu and get your first 3 meals free by going to <a href="http://gimlet.media/HWBlueApron">blueapron.com/heavyweight</a><br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp"><strong>Mailchimp</strong></a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWTalkspace"><strong>Talkspace</strong></a><strong> - </strong>Visit <a href="http://gimlet.media/HWTalkspace">talkspace.com/heavy</a> or download the app and use promo code “HEAVY” to receive $30 off your first month<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWWealthsimple"><strong>Wealthsimple</strong></a> – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Wendy Dorr.<br>Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Stevie Lane, Derek Hurst, Stephen Hughes, and Jackie Cohen.<br>The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.&nbsp;<br>Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Paul De Jong, Blue Dot Sessions, Benny Reid,&nbsp; Caspar Babypants, and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.<br><br><br><br><br>
Nov 01, 2016
#5 Galit
1990
Galit was Jonathan’s first girlfriend. When she dumped him, he cried a lot and then locked away his emotional vulnerability in a safe for the next several decades. In this episode, Galit sends Jonathan a Facebook message asking if he’d like to meet up.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors</strong><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace</a> – The easiest way to create a beautiful website, portfolio or online store. Use the offer code “HEAVYWEIGHT” to get 10% off your first purchase.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWWealthsimple">Wealthsimple</a> – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.<br><br><strong>Credits</strong><br>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. Our senior producer is Wendy Dorr.<br>Editing by Alex Blumberg, Paul Tough, and Jorge Just.<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Stevie Lane, John K Samson, and Jackie Cohen. <br>The show was mixed by Haley Shaw. <br>Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Frisco J, Y La Bamba, Keen Collective, Hew Time, and Katie Mullins. Sam Kogon’s song “My Love It Burns” can be found <a href="https://samkogon.bandcamp.com/">here</a>. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
Oct 25, 2016
#4 Tony
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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.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.<br><a href="http://gimlet.media/SAHelloFresh">Hello Fresh</a> – To get $35 off your first week of deliveries visit <a href="http://gimlet.media/SAHelloFresh">hellofresh.com</a> and enter promo code “HEAVYWEIGHT”<br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWWealthsimple">Wealthsimple</a> – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.<br><br><strong>Credits<br></strong>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt. Our senior producer is Wendy Dorr.<br>Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just. &nbsp;<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Anna Asimakopulos, and Jackie Cohen.&nbsp;<br>The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.&nbsp;<br>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.
Oct 11, 2016
#3 Tara
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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.<br><br>You can find Maxi Cohen's website here: <a href="http://www.maxicohenstudio.com/">http://www.maxicohenstudio.com/</a><br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWCASPER">Casper</a> - Get $50 towards any Casper Mattress purchase by visiting <a href="http://gimlet.media/HWCASPER">casper.com/heavyweight</a> and using the offer code "HEAVYWEIGHT".<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWWealthsimple">Wealthsimple</a> – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.<br><strong><br></strong><br><strong>Credits<br></strong>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.<br>This episode was also produced by Chris Neary and Kalila Holt.&nbsp; Our senior producer is Wendy Dorr.<br>Editing by Alex Blumberg and Jorge Just.&nbsp; <br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Caitlin Kenney, Peter Clowney, Michelle Harris, Dr. Susan Boulware at Yale Pediatric Endocrinology<em>,</em> Maxi Cohen, Jack Hitt, Jack Turban<em>, </em>Lida Drummond, Mario Falsetto, Peter Rose, and Jackie Cohen. <br>The show was mixed by Haley Shaw. <br>Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by<em> </em>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.
Oct 04, 2016
#2 Gregor
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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.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/GimletPrudential">Prudential</a> - 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.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RASquarespace">Squarespace</a> – The easiest way to create a beautiful website, portfolio or online store. Use the offer code “HEAVYWEIGHT" to get 10% off your first purchase.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWWealthsimple">Wealthsimple</a> – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.<br><br><strong>Credits<br></strong>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein, along with Wendy Dorr, Chris Neary, and Kalila Holt.&nbsp;<br>Editing by Alex Blumberg &amp; Peter Clowney. &nbsp;<br>Special thanks to Emily Condon, Jackie Cohen, Paul Tough, Stevie Lane, Michelle Harris, Dimitri Erlich, Sean Cole and Jorge Just.&nbsp;<br>The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.&nbsp;<br>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.<br><br><br><br><br>
Sep 24, 2016
#1 Buzz
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Buzz and Sheldon are brothers in their eighties who have been estranged for decades. Buzz visits Sheldon to see if there’s still a relationship left to salvage.<br><br><strong>Our Sponsors<br></strong><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWCalm">Calm.com</a> - Visit <a href="http://gimlet.media/HWCalm">calm.com/heavyweight</a> to start your free trial.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/RAMailchimp">Mailchimp</a> – More than 12 million people use MailChimp to connect with their customers, market their products, and grow their businesses every day.<br><br><a href="http://gimlet.media/HWWealthsimple">Wealthsimple</a> – Investing made easy. Get your first $10,000 managed for free.<br><br><strong>Credits<br></strong>Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.&nbsp;<br>This episode was also produced by Wendy Dorr, Chris Neary, and Kalila Holt.&nbsp;<br>Editing by Alex Blumberg and Peter Clowney.&nbsp;<br>Special thanks to Caitlin Kenney, Starlee Kine, and Rachel Ward.&nbsp;<br>The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.&nbsp;<br>Music in this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music and ad music by Haley Shaw. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.&nbsp;<br>A version of this story appeared on This American Life, and we had a lot of help from the folks there: Ira Glass, Julie Snyder, Jonathan Menjivar, Sean Cole, and Robyn Semian. A very special thanks to Emily Condon.<br><br><br><br><br>
Sep 23, 2016
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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 <em>Heavyweight</em>. 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.The first episode premieres September 27.
Sep 03, 2016