Jonathan Goldstein goes back to the moment everything changed.
New episodes drop on Thursdays.
November 21, 2019
When Elyse was 21, her father, Billy, disappeared without explanation. When Elyse finally learned of his whereabouts, she was shocked by the new life he was living. Now, for the fir...
November 7, 2019
#28 Dr. Muller
October 24, 2019
Eight years ago, when Scott was addicted to heroin, he crossed a line he thought he would never cross. And he’s been trying to uncross it since.
October 10, 2019
#26 Beverley and Van
Ashley’s grandmother, Beverley, had a hard life and an unhappy marriage. But she spoke frequently of a man named Van. Ashley believes Van was the great unfulfilled love of her grand...
October 3, 2019
#25 Becky and Jo
Becky and Jo were raised by a procession of eccentric babysitters, 16 in total. But their favorite was Leticia. The girls adored her… right up until the day she mysteriously vanishe...
September 26, 2019
#24 Jimmy and Mark
When he was only 10 years old, Jonathan Marshall was sent on a 240 mile bicycle trip. 3 days. Across 2 states. With no adult supervision. 45 years later, Jonathan can’t stop thinkin...
September 19, 2019
The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 8
Heavyweight Season 4 begins September 26th. Until then, we bring you The Heavy Wait Diaries. Each Thursday, a new chapter will be presented to ease the burden of your wait. In Chapt...
September 12, 2019
The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 7
September 5, 2019
The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 6
August 29, 2019
The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 5
August 22, 2019
The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 4
August 15, 2019
The Heavy Wait Diaries: Chapter 3
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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