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Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

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Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

Topic / Pineapple Street Media / Dan Taberski

442
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1.8K
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About Us

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. Listen to the podcast The New York Times calls "a cultural phenomenon."

Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 2 is Surviving Y2K. Season 3 is Running From COPS.

Latest Episodes

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.

1 MIN2017 FEB. 7
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Coming Soon: "Missing Richard Simmons"

Preview: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"

Missing Richard Simmons starts tomorrow.

1 MIN2017 FEB. 14
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Preview: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"

1: Where's Richard? | Missing Richard Simmons

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.

28 MIN2017 FEB. 15
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1: Where's Richard? | Missing Richard Simmons

2: Stakeout | Missing Richard Simmons

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.

31 MIN2017 FEB. 22
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2: Stakeout | Missing Richard Simmons

3: The Maid and the Masseuse | Missing Richard Simmons

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.

26 MIN2017 MAR. 1
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3: The Maid and the Masseuse | Missing Richard Simmons

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

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.

27 MIN2017 MAR. 8
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4: "Till the Day I Die" | Missing Richard Simmons

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

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.

29 MIN2017 MAR. 15
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5: O Brother, Where Art Thou? | Missing Richard Simmons

6: A Day at the Beach | Missing Richard Simmons

Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.

30 MIN2017 MAR. 21
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6: A Day at the Beach | Missing Richard Simmons

18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons

Dan Taberski checks back in.

20 MIN2018 NOV. 1
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18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons

Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13

December 31, 1999: As midnight approached, the world braced for disaster. Then, nothing happened.

3 MIN2018 NOV. 8
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Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13

Latest Episodes

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.

1 MIN2017 FEB. 7
Comments
Coming Soon: "Missing Richard Simmons"

Preview: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"

Missing Richard Simmons starts tomorrow.

1 MIN2017 FEB. 14
Comments
Preview: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"

1: Where's Richard? | Missing Richard Simmons

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.

28 MIN2017 FEB. 15
Comments
1: Where's Richard? | Missing Richard Simmons

2: Stakeout | Missing Richard Simmons

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.

31 MIN2017 FEB. 22
Comments
2: Stakeout | Missing Richard Simmons

3: The Maid and the Masseuse | Missing Richard Simmons

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.

26 MIN2017 MAR. 1
Comments
3: The Maid and the Masseuse | Missing Richard Simmons

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

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.

27 MIN2017 MAR. 8
Comments
4: "Till the Day I Die" | Missing Richard Simmons

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

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.

29 MIN2017 MAR. 15
Comments
5: O Brother, Where Art Thou? | Missing Richard Simmons

6: A Day at the Beach | Missing Richard Simmons

Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.

30 MIN2017 MAR. 21
Comments
6: A Day at the Beach | Missing Richard Simmons

18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons

Dan Taberski checks back in.

20 MIN2018 NOV. 1
Comments
18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons

Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13

December 31, 1999: As midnight approached, the world braced for disaster. Then, nothing happened.

3 MIN2018 NOV. 8
Comments
Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13
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