Jonathan Goldstein goes back to the moment everything changed.
New episodes drop on Thursdays.
December 13, 2018
16 years ago, Gimlet Media CEO and founder Alex Blumberg made a promise that he didn’t keep. And it’s been eating at him ever since. In this season finale, Jonathan sets out to clea...
December 6, 2018
Russian Ark is a cinematic masterpiece. Dozens of sets, thousands of actors, years of planning. It’s a perfectly executed work of art. Almost. In this episode, Jonathan sets off to ...
November 15, 2018
Ten years ago, Rachael had a baby. She never told the father. All these years later, she thinks it’s about time she did.
November 8, 2018
When Soraya was in college, her favorite professor hired her to help research a book she was writing. But when she fell into a deep depression and dropped out of school, she abandon...
November 1, 2018
Joey recently had a very bad day, all due to awkward misunderstandings. So now, he's enlisted the help of Jonathan "Debonair" Goldstein and Jonathan’s friend Gregor to redo the day ...
October 25, 2018
Zoe, PJ, and Chanel
Last June, Heavyweight performed a sold-out live show in Brooklyn, NY. Jonathan is joined by This American Life’s Zoe Chace and Reply All’s PJ Vogt to talk about Heavyweight stories...
October 18, 2018
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.
October 11, 2018
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 ente...
October 4, 2018
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.
December 7, 2017
During a visit back home, Jonathan’s mother inadvertently admits something that forces him to question his past. In this season finale, Jonathan turns the mic around on himself for ...
November 30, 2017
In 1999, an old suitcase was found abandoned on a Brooklyn street corner. The suitcase contained 5 years worth of love letters between a young man and young woman. In this episode, ...
November 16, 2017
Ken Carter was a Canadian daredevil who dreamt of performing the biggest stunt the world had ever seen. He wanted to jump a rocket car one mile over a river. For 5 years he prepared...
Heavyweight is currently at work on its fourth season. You can find seasons one through three here.
The show has been featured in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and The New York Times, among others. The episode “Gregor” received a 2017 Third Coast Award.
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