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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Bonus: Josh Gondelman’s Y2K | Surviving Y2K

12/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:54

6: The New Millennium | Surviving Y2K

12/11/2018
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You can’t predict when disaster will strike. Even when it’s marked on your calendar with a big, red X.

Duration:00:43:56

5: New Year’s Day | Surviving Y2K

12/4/2018
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We’re all still here. Now what?

Duration:00:45:32

4: New Year’s Eve | Surviving Y2K

11/27/2018
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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.

Duration:01:01:18

3: December | Surviving Y2K

11/20/2018
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The final days of the year are upon us, and Dan faces a millennium decision that could ruin the rest of his life.

Duration:00:30:28

2: 1999 | Surviving Y2K

11/13/2018
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For some, the looming apocalypse isn’t terrifying. It’s a dream come true.

Duration:00:33:02

1: Millennium Approaches | Surviving Y2K

11/13/2018
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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.’

Duration:00:43:25

Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13

11/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:03:27

18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons

11/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:28

6: A Day at the Beach | Missing Richard Simmons

3/20/2017
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Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.

Duration:00:37:29

5: O Brother, Where Art Thou? | Missing Richard Simmons

3/15/2017
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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.

Duration:00:35:04

4: "Till the Day I Die" | Missing Richard Simmons

3/8/2017
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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.

Duration:00:32:40

3: The Maid and the Masseuse | Missing Richard Simmons

3/1/2017
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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.

Duration:00:32:20

2: Stakeout | Missing Richard Simmons

2/22/2017
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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.

Duration:00:37:28

1: Where's Richard? | Missing Richard Simmons

2/15/2017
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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.

Duration:00:33:48

Preview: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"

2/14/2017
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Missing Richard Simmons starts tomorrow.

Duration:00:01:29

Coming Soon: "Missing Richard Simmons"

2/6/2017
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On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons ghosted the world. Three years later, we're going to try to find him.

Duration:00:01:42