Alex Blumberg sits down with Jonathan Goldstein, host of Gimlet Media’s newest show, Heavyweight. They talk about working at This American Life, about Jonathan’s previous show, WireTap, about Kermit the Frog. And, they play an excerpt from Heavyweight’s first episode: Gregor.

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Heavyweight Info

20 years ago, Gregor lent some CDs to a musician friend. The CDs helped make him a famous rockstar. Now, Gregor would like some recognition. But mostly, he wants his CDs back.

 

Credits

Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein, along with Wendy Dorr, Chris Neary, and Kalila Holt.

Editing by Alex Blumberg and Peter Clowney.

Special thanks to Emily Condon, Jackie Cohen, Paul Tough, Stevie Lane, Michelle Harris, Dimitri Erlich, Sean Cole and Jorge Just.

The show was mixed by Haley Shaw.

Music for this episode by Christine Fellows, with additional music by Takstar, The Eastern Watershed Klezmer Quartet and Haley Shaw, who also did our ad music. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records.

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