Heavyweight

33 EpisodesProduced by GimletWebsite

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 wa… read more

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33 Episodes | 2016 - 2019

The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 8

September 19th, 2019

11:30

Heavyweight Season 4 begins September 26th. Until then, we bring you The Heavy Wait Diaries. Each Thursday, a new chapter will be presented to ease the burden of your wait. In Chapter 8—the final chapter—Jonathan takes …

The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 7

September 12th, 2019

10:41

Heavyweight Season 4 begins September 26th. Until then, we bring you The Heavy Wait Diaries. Each Thursday, a new chapter will be presented to ease the burden of your wait. In Chapter 7, the most challenging interview …

The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 6

September 5th, 2019

11:30

Heavyweight Season 4 begins September 26th. Until then, we bring you The Heavy Wait Diaries. Each Thursday, a new chapter will be presented to ease the burden of your wait. In Chapter 6, Jonathan gets a new co-host.

The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 5

August 29th, 2019

5:54

Heavyweight Season 4 begins September 26th. Until then, we bring you The Heavy Wait Diaries. Each Thursday, a new chapter will be presented to ease the burden of your wait. In Chapter 5, the Heavyweight union rep …

The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 4

August 22nd, 2019

8:06

Heavyweight Season 4 begins September 26th. Until then, we bring you The Heavy Wait Diaries. Each Thursday, a new chapter will be presented to ease the burden of your wait. In Chapter 4, Jonathan spends the weekend in a …

The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 3

August 15th, 2019

11:43

Heavyweight Season 4 begins September 26th. Until then, we bring you The Heavy Wait Diaries. Each Thursday, a new chapter will be presented to ease the burden of your wait. In Chapter 3, Jonathan goes to a strategy …

The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 2

August 8th, 2019

7:45

Heavyweight Season 4 begins September 26th. Until then, we bring you The Heavy Wait Diaries. Each Thursday, a new chapter will be presented to ease …

The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 1

August 1st, 2019

10:20

Heavyweight Season 4 begins September 26th. Until then, we bring you The Heavy Wait Diaries. Each Thursday, a new chapter will be presented to ease the burden of your wait. In Chapter 1, Alex wants to see Jonathan in …

#23 Alex

December 13th, 2018

52:52
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.

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#22 Marchel

December 6th, 2018

1:07:10
Russian Ark 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 …

#21 Rachael

November 15th, 2018

39:11
Ten years ago, Rachael had a baby. She never told the father. All these years later, she thinks it’s about time she did.

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#20 Soraya

November 8th, 2018

41:43
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 …

#19 Joey

November 1st, 2018

47:39
Joey recently had a very bad day, all due to awkward misunderstandings. So now, he's enlisted the help of Jonathan "Debonair" Goldstein and …

Zoe, PJ, and Chanel

October 25th, 2018

44:12
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 …

#18 Sven

October 18th, 2018

37:34
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 …

#17 Skye

October 11th, 2018

49:08
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 …

#16 Rob

October 4th, 2018

1:00:16
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 …

#15 Dina

December 7th, 2017

39:50
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 …

#14 Isabel

November 30th, 2017

41:39
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 …

#13 Kenny

November 16th, 2017

50:49
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 …

#12 Jesse

November 9th, 2017

40:57
Four years ago, Jesse was hit by a car and nearly died. Now he wants to find the driver. And thank him.

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#11 Christina

November 2nd, 2017

45:08
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 …

#10 Rose

October 26th, 2017

50:03
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 …

#9 Milt

September 28th, 2017

32:33
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 …

#8 Jeremy

November 15th, 2016

37:54
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 …

#7 Julia

November 8th, 2016

35:08
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 …

#6 James

November 1st, 2016

39:38
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 …

#5 Galit

October 25th, 2016

33:10
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 …

#4 Tony

October 11th, 2016

34:47
Years ago, Tony messed up his relationship with each of his three godchildren owing to three difficult chapters in his life. Now, childless and …

#3 Tara

October 4th, 2016

41:24
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 …

#2 Gregor

September 24th, 2016

49:16
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 …

#1 Buzz

September 23rd, 2016

44:58
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.

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September 3rd, 2016

2:35

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 …

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