Headlong: Surviving Y2K

Headlong: Surviving Y2K

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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.
2: 1999 | Surviving Y2K
Nov 13 • 31 min
For some, the looming apocalypse isn’t terrifying. It’s a dream come true.
1: Millennium Approaches | Surviving Y2K
Nov 13 • 39 min
As awareness of the Y2K bug grows, the world braces for disaster to strike at midnight on January 1, 2000.
Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13
Nov 8 • 3 min
December 31, 1999: As midnight approached, the world braced for disaster. Then, nothing happened.
18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons
Nov 1 • 20 min
Dan Taberski checks back in.
6: A Day at the Beach | Missing Richard Simmons
Mar 20, 2017 • 30 min
Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.
5: O Brother, Where Art Thou? | Missing Richard Simmons
Mar 15, 2017 • 29 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.
4: “Till the Day I Die” | Missing Richard Simmons
Mar 8, 2017 • 27 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.
3: The Maid and the Masseuse | Missing Richard Simmons
Mar 1, 2017 • 26 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.
2: Stakeout | Missing Richard Simmons
Feb 22, 2017 • 31 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.
1: Where’s Richard? | Missing Richard Simmons
Feb 15, 2017 • 28 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.
Preview: “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall”
Feb 14, 2017 • 1 min
Missing Richard Simmons starts tomorrow.
Coming Soon: “Missing Richard Simmons”
Feb 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.