Headlong: Missing Richard Simmons

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. 14 Episodes

Introducing: 9/12 ・08.09.2021

How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven epis... Read More

Introducing: The Line ・13.04.2021

Check out the latest series from Dan Taberski.

Out Now: Running from COPS - Headlong Season 3 ・23.04.2019

Search for Running From COPS to listen to the new season of Dan Taberski's Headlong anthology series today.

Season 3: Running From COPS - Coming April 23 ・22.04.2019

Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...

Introducing Headlong: Surviving Y2K | November 13 ・08.11.2018

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

18 Months Later | Missing Richard Simmons ・01.11.2018

Dan Taberski checks back in.

6: A Day at the Beach | Missing Richard Simmons ・20.03.2017

Dan says goodbye to Richard Simmons.

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5: O Brother, Where Art Thou? | Missing Richard Simmons ・15.03.2017

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.

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4: "Till the Day I Die" | Missing Richard Simmons ・08.03.2017

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.

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3: The Maid and the Masseuse | Missing Richard Simmons ・01.03.2017

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.

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