Missing Richard Simmons

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Kirby Vanburch
 Aug 3, 2018
so well done.


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.

Episode Date
6: A Day at the Beach
Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.
Mar 20, 2017
5: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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
4: "Till the Day I Die"
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
3: The Maid and the Masseuse
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
2: Stakeout
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
1: Where's Richard?
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
Preview: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"
Missing Richard Simmons starts tomorrow.
Feb 14, 2017
Coming Soon: "Missing Richard Simmons"
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