Jonathan Goldstein goes back to the moment everything changed.

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About Heavyweight

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. 

If you have a moment from your own life that you’d like to take on for the show, take a look at our submission guidelines and send us an email at heavyweight@gimletmedia.com.

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Where To Get Started

Perhaps you are a new listener checking out our show for the first time. You can start from the beginning, or try a few of these episodes which we like a lot.


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The Team

Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein did a show on CBC Radio. He does stories on This American Life. He wrote a few books and some magazine articles. His new show is called Heavyweight.

Kalila Holt

Kalila Holt is a producer for Heavyweight. She’s from Chicago, Illinois and a graduate of Oberlin College. Whenever Kalila Holt makes a salad, people say, “Wow, that salad looks great.”

Stevie Lane

Stevie is a Producer at Gimlet Media. She graduated from Bowdoin College, where she studied Political Philosophy and English and co-hosted a radio show. When she's not in the recording studio, she's most likely in the metalworking studio. If you have an hour to kill, ask her about hammers.