Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

Published by: Topic / Pineapple Street Media / Stitcher
19 Episodes | First Released: Feb 6 '17
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.
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Futurelawyer69
Oct 9
Rating:   2
Morally Suspect ...

I honestly felt guilty listening to this and had to stop. It felt invasive and selfish to make a podcast like this. This wasn’t a love letter to Richard and it SURE wasn’t a rescue mission (as NOTED in the Podcast multiple times by multiple people that he is safe and fine). This was a way for a podcaster make money by spreading conspiracy theories and putting people’s own selfish feelings before the privacy of a man who has given so much.

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#KeepingIt100
Oct 8
Rating:   10
New Age Times @ it’s Finest #WellDoneDan

Narrator nailed it!

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Purduemeg
Oct 6
Rating:   10
Love it

Come back Richard!

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Grouan
Sep 27
Rating:   10
Great podcast-

Dan- thank you for shedding light on all the amazing work that Richard has done. What story and what a great human being. I really hope Richard is listening and know how many people he has touched- and changed them for the better. He helped so many people.Richard- if you are reading this, know that you are a great man.

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Intrepidsoul
Sep 23
Rating:   10
Had to listen twice

Dan, you’re not some seedy character like the utter detritus that exists on TMZ. You most certainly care, and this podcast really drew me in. Now I wish you’d return. Why? Because Richard is once again in the news, and it’s scary, tax evasion. I still was not convinced that his leaving the public eye was orchestrated completely by him. The goings-on with Britney Spears & her conservancy have made me aware that even when someone is in the public eye, they may still be being manipulated behind the scenes. I still find it hard to believe that Richard left without saying goodbye. To anyone. I’m so glad you raised all of the questions you did. You’ve given a voice to those who were once in Richard’s fold and were cut off (I’m not one of them, but I feel for these people).

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lizzylemonlizzard
Sep 9
Rating:   4
Let the guy live

There isn’t much substance to this podcast. Richard Simmons needs to be left alone. He has chosen to go off the grid for a reason, it is none of the public’s business on why he wants to go dark, but please respect his privacy. The narrator harasses and nags people trying to dig up dirt that really just isn’t there.

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He's fine!!!!!
Sep 5
Rating:   6
Conclusión: Richard Simmons is fine!!!!!

I would love to see Richard Simmons do his own podcasts on so-called friends who continue to make his life difficult.

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Nailgirl65
Aug 27
Rating:   6
Good grief, just let it go Dan!

I think Dan just can’t let it go! He’s making a mountain out of a molehill!! Nothing mysterious at all. He just wants to retire and be “himself”!!

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kdl2679
Aug 19
Rating:   2
Terrible

Let the poor guy relax and retire. Wasted 3+hours.

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MioRosa
Aug 18
Rating:   10
One of my favorite podcasts!

This is truly an excellent podcast with very professional, heartfelt journalism. Very well put together, every detail from the music to the writing!

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Dorfyg
Aug 17
Rating:   10
A must listen

Couldn’t stop listening. Finished in one day! Thanks for quality entertainment. Loved it!

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fhsiskenf
Aug 17
Rating:   10
Omg who would think this could be so amazing? Warning, u will want more.

Love this wish you could do an update. It’s been so long. It makes u wonder why and if it’s because it’s time for him that he deserves or is it depression and he needs help. So hard to tell. But you do an amazing job bringing us down the rabbit hole and I really enjoyed listening. Richard I think u r truly missed and hope u make an occasional appearance however I understand if u don’t. Amazing podcast listen but w warning u will want MORE!!

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TartanWolf
Aug 15
Rating:   10
❤️ 1st Podcast ever

Now I’m hooked. This is exceptional investigative journalism.

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BubbysBub
Aug 1
Rating:   10
My current favorite of all time.

I had no idea that I was so interested in Richard Simmons. Dan is amazing. Haven’t been so enthralled since S*Town. Excellent job. Thanks so so much............................

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dwynnburger
Jul 31
Rating:   10
Addictive

From one Dan to another, prima podcast! Keep pumping them out! Please!!!!!!

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ceciliaanna
Jul 17
Rating:   10
a great listen but

how come, i’m three episodes in, and so far nobody has expressed concern for Richard’s wellbeing?

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Sagitchick
Jul 10
Rating:   10
AWESOME!

Just binged on both seasons over the last two days. Loved Dan’s personal story and appreciated his candor!

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NociNicole
Jun 29
Rating:   10
Beautiful life...

I have never had a weight problem but I do suffer with addiction (heroin). To know addiction then it matters very little what the substance may be. Addiction is a life altering affliction that I wish apon nobody, ever. 20 yes I have struggled, 20 long years. I have always known of Mr. Simmons and have seen and or heard him many times over the years. That being said I always found myself feeling sorry for Richard. He seemed to be the "butt" of many peoples joke. After listening to this pod cast in it's entirety I have definitely changedy way of thinking. I don't feel sorry for Richard, I envy Richard. To go through life's day to days knowingany people made fun and to act oblivious to it... Wow the pain he must have endured all them years. A normal person would have broke in the beginning. A normal person would have changed, evolved into what it took to become one with there fellow humans. What is normal? Normal is what each individual perceives it to be. . society has decided what our normal should be. Richard lived outside the lines. Hell Richard made his own lines. What an amazing life heade for himself. I'm positive that no other person past present and future will be as unconditional, caring, loving, selfless and all around amazing as Richard Simmons was,is and always will be. My opinion on why he is in for lack of a better word hiding is he got tired and had nothing more he could give of himself and that is 10 percent ok with me. Wonderful informative pod cast. Thanks for sharing.

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connievc
Jun 18
Rating:   10
Loved this

Dan can really suss out the good stuff. I respect the way Dan kept being nice and real and courteous, even as Michael, in the last episode, tried so hard to imply that mainly Michael was a friend of Richard’s. Michael seemed to believe that, other than himself, even long time friends (like Dan!!) weren’t friends at all. Dan’s love for Richard shines through in every episode.

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murderina suprema
Jun 17
Rating:   10
It’ll draw you in and keep you there.

I downloaded this after hearing a reference to it on mfm, but it took me awhile to listen. Once I did, I killed the first season in one afternoon. I never would have expected to find each of these topics to be so intriguing, yet the narrator does a phenomenal job of making them interesting and personal. Highly recommend it.

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