Headlong: Surviving Y2K

Headlong: Surviving Y2K

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.... Show More

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Search for "Running From COPS" to listen to the new season of Dan Taberski's Headlong anthology series today.

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Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons investigate COPS — the longest running reality show in TV history — and its cultural impact on policing in America. Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia... Search for Running From COPS and subscribe today!

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In this bonus interview, comedian Josh Gondelman (Desus and Mero, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) tells Dan the story of his Y2K, when he was 14. It’s a tale of vengeance, as Josh and his friends take action on behalf of all the other nerdy 90's teenagers who were promised spectacular technological disaster and got a lame New Year’s party instead.

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December 11, 2018 42 min

You can’t predict when disaster will strike. Even when it’s marked on your calendar with a big, red X.

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December 4, 2018 41 min

We’re all still here. Now what?

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November 27, 2018 58 min

A very Russian love story. The first baby. Sixteen hostages at gunpoint. As the new millennium dawns across the globe, three stories of lives defined at the stroke of midnight.

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November 20, 2018 28 min

The final days of the year are upon us, and Dan faces a millennium decision that could ruin the rest of his life.

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November 13, 2018 31 min

For some, the looming apocalypse isn’t terrifying. It’s a dream come true.

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November 13, 2018 39 min

As awareness of the Y2K bug grows, the world braces for disaster to strike at midnight on January 1, 2000.You can binge listen to the entire season of Surviving Y2K, ad-free, right now on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/headlong and use promo code ‘HEADLONG.’

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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.

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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.

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June 30, 2017 57 sec

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 StitcherP... Read more

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Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.

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March 15, 2017 35 min

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.

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March 8, 2017 32 min

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.

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March 1, 2017 32 min

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.

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February 22, 2017 37 min

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.

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February 15, 2017 33 min

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.

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February 14, 2017 1 min

Missing Richard Simmons starts tomorrow.

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February 6, 2017 1 min

On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons ghosted the world. Three years later, we're going to try to find him.

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