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Heavyweight

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.

Episodes

Podcast: Heavyweight: #18 Sven

Sven was on a jury that sentenced a man named Paul Storey to death. He's regretted it ever since. Then, eight years later, Sven gets an email from Paul's mother. The original article that Maurice Chammah reported with Sven about his experience on the jury: My Regrets as a Juror who sent a Man to Death Row. Credits: Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Stevie Lane, Peter Bresnan, and Kalila Holt.Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.Special thanks Emily Condon, Maurice Chammah, Emanuele Berry, Caitlin Kenney, Jon-Mikel Tuttle-Gates, Amanda Marzullo, Mike Ware, Emily Fallis, Brian Reed, Sean Cole, Diane Wu, Christopher Swetala, Ira Glass, the rest of our friends at This American Life, and Jackie Cohen.The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Michael Hearst, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw. [more inside]
posted by progosk on Oct 18 at 10:21 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #17 Skye

When Skye was in middle school, her best friends showed up at her home one night and wrote "f*ck you" on her garage door. After that, they never spoke again. Now Skye has a son entering middle school, and he can't believe his mom never asked her friends why they did it. So, thirty years later, Skye and her son set off to find out. (Credits: Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein. This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt, Peter Bresnan, and Stevie Lane. Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg. Special thanks to Emily Condon, Devon Taylor, Annika Pillsbury  and Jackie Cohen. The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Bobby Lord, and Edwin, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, and Hew Time. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.) [more inside]
posted by progosk on Oct 11 at 7:18 AM - 1 comment

Podcast: Heavyweight: #16 Rob

"Rob remembers breaking his arm as a kid. But the rest of his family says it never happened. Did he break his arm? The answer will determine Rob's sanity." No spoilers, but this is definitely recommended for anyone with a good memory, a bad memory, a family, or a memory of the role you play(ed) in your family/families.
posted by maudlin on Oct 4 at 9:53 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #7 Julia

In grade 8, Julia was bullied so badly by a group of girls that she changed schools without telling anyone. Soon after, the girls from her old school showed up at her house and rang her doorbell. She didn't answer it. For the past 20 years, Julia's been wondering what those girls wanted.
posted by jeather on Nov 9, 2016 at 7:57 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #3 Tara

Jonathan watched a short experimental video in college in which a little girl sat in silence while her parent sobbed. Now, Jonathan wants to know if that girl is okay.
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 6, 2016 at 5:04 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #1 Buzz

Buzz and Sheldon are brothers in their eighties who have been estranged for decades. Buzz visits Sheldon to see if there's still a relationship left to salvage.
posted by primethyme on Sep 25, 2016 at 8:41 PM - 3 comments