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.
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Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
This episode was also produced by Wendy Dorr, Chris Neary, and Kalila Holt.
Editing by Alex Blumberg and Peter Clowney.
Special thanks to Caitlin Kenney, Starlee Kine, and Rachel Ward.
The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.
Music in this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music and ad music by Haley Shaw. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.
A version of this story appeared on This American Life, and we had a lot of help from the folks there: Ira Glass, Julie Snyder, Jonathan Menjivar, Sean Cole, and Robyn Semian. A very special thanks to Emily Condon.