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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 way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media.

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#40 Barbara Shutt

#40 Barbara Shutt

2021-11-1841:035

In 1968, Jonathan’s mother-in-law Becky spent spent one of the best summers of her life with a woman named Barbara. But then they never spoke again. Now, over fifty years later, Becky learns something about Barbara that makes her question whether she ever really knew her at all. Credits Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein. This episode was produced by Stevie Lane, along with Mohini Madgavkar. The senior producer is Kalila Holt. Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Brendan Klinkenberg, Mitch Hansen, Phia Bennin, Justin McGoldrick, JT Townsend, Rachel Strom, Mark Barlett, Jason Alexander at the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, and Jackie Cohen. The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.  Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Hew Time, Lullatone, Shanghai Restoration Project, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
#39 Stephen

#39 Stephen

2021-10-2836:099

This is the second and final part of last week’s episode. So if you’ve not yet heard the episode “Justine,” go back and listen to that first. Credits Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein. This episode was produced by senior producer Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane and Mohini Madgavkar. Special thanks to Emily Condon, Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, Sharon Mashihi, Connie Walker, Isabelle Larreur, and Jackie Cohen. News footage courtesy of Gray Media Group, Inc. and WAVE 3 News. The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.  Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Katie Mullins, and Bobby Lord. The song Stephen listens to in the episode is “The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack” by Liars. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
#38 Justine

#38 Justine

2021-10-2141:0715

Growing up, Justine’s father always told her unbelievable stories about his life: that he was a big winner on Jeopardy; an outlaw who robbed banks armed only with flowers. But now, as an adult, Justine has started to question—are her father’s stories so unbelievable because none of them are true? In the process of fact-checking her dad’s life, something surprising emerges that neither Justine nor Jonathan ever saw coming. Credits Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein. This episode was produced by senior producer Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane and Mohini Madgavkar. Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Sharon Mashihi, Connie Walker, and Marie-Claude. The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.  Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Ben Alleman, Bauble, Chris Zabriskie, Shanghai Restoration Project, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
#37 John

#37 John

2021-10-0736:0914

Before he became a best-selling author, John Green was going to dedicate his life to God. Until he crossed paths with Nick. Twenty years later, John sets off to find Nick and revisit the day that changed the course of both their lives. Credits Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein. This episode was produced by senior producer Kalila Holt, along with Stevie Lane and Mohini Madgavkar. Special thanks to Emily Condon, Reverend Patricia Shelden, Alex Blumberg, Caitlin Kenney, Gabby Bulgarelli, and Jackie Cohen. The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.  Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
#36 Brandon

#36 Brandon

2021-09-3037:069

Throughout high school, Brandon was a misfit. Then one day, out of the blue, one of the school’s prettiest, most popular girls asked him to prom. Fifteen years later, Brandon wants to know: why him? Credits Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein. This episode was produced by Stevie Lane, and Mohini Madgavkar. The senior producer is Kalila Holt. Special thanks to Emily Condon, Alex Blumberg, Sharon Mashihi, Mimi O’Donnell, Jessica Yung, and Jackie Cohen. The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.  Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Michael Hearst, the Jacobi Family Band, Podington Bear, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Welcome to Heavyweight

Welcome to Heavyweight

2016-09-0302:019

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 way into the past like a therapist with a time machine. From Gimlet Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Comments (345)

Ione Moraes

wow. I loved this story!

Nov 13th
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B C

Steve wondering if he can say that on the radio.. oh my goodness, the sweet naiveté is beautiful.

Oct 30th
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B C

"Sure, we were dressed to the eighteens, but if we each took 45 minutes to sink a ball from two feet away, we might attract suspicion.” 😂 That line is going to stick with me. I just stumbled across this show and I'm so glad. It's clever and heartwarming and real. I'm so inspired by the heart behind the mission, and by the vulnerability expressed by those fighting through their various demons.

Oct 29th
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Cathy Kanizay

twists and turns that no one saw coming. thank you for this story.

Oct 29th
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Rojos

I hope Brandon’s wife doesn’t listen to this. The tension is still there. Yikes. lol.

Oct 24th
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Rochelle Tynes

I love this podcast, but this episode was particularly beautiful. It really touched me very deeply.

Oct 7th
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Trixie Barretto

Beautiful

Oct 7th
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deco

nope, not gonna follow on Spotify

Oct 5th
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Les Knope

I can't even listen. I know I will eventually, bc it's my favorite podcast, and that's why this feels so bad. #spotify

Oct 3rd
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Meg Staknis

So glad you guys are back - it was worth the wait. Love everyone in this episode and their thoughtfulnesss and kindness toward each other, now and in their HS days. PS, Jackie gives me life.

Oct 2nd
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Dana McDonald

Well I don't dig moving to Spotify, but I love Heavyweight so so so much!

Oct 1st
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Aphotic

yeah taking the joe rogan path...sad but companies gonna be companies, and people under them just sell out. thanks for the stories, i loved the Moby one. :}

Oct 1st
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Антон Солодкий

Well, we just don't have a podcast tab on Spotify here in Russia. So it's not a question of using another app or paying another platform (i'm already paying for Spotify) —Gimlet is simply cutting us off, that's a pity

Sep 30th
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ZukeZuke

great episode! plus hearing the acoustic version of the theme song gave me goosebumps...

Jul 28th
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Gabriella Arroyo

I'm ugly crying!

Jun 21st
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V B

This was such a beautiful episode. It helps towards restoring my faith in humanity. You never know how one small act of kindness can impact someone's life ❤

Jun 20th
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Nicholas Crawford

I missed this episode somehow. but it was lovely, and sad at the same time. brought tears to my eyes very much. Happy for the Marshes, and Natalie. The world is a wild place.

Jun 3rd
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Melanie Bagaglio

Love your podcast, but this episode was self-indulgent and not funny.

May 27th
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Nicholas Crawford

not sure what happen to this podcast, but it was a good one. unless your on another platform?

Apr 26th
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shrimpy

this one has me choking up at work

Apr 10th
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