Heavyweight performed a sold-out live show in Brooklyn, NY, last June. Jonathan is joined by This American Life’s Zoe Chace and Reply All’s PJ Vogt to talk about Heavyweight stories that never made it onto the air… until now. Plus: human beatboxing, Gimlet Media CEO Alex Blumberg’s vape pen collection… and Jackie Cohen.
Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.
This episode was also produced by Stevie Lane, Peter Bresnan, and Kalila Holt.
Editing by Jorge Just.
Special thanks to Zoe Chace, PJ Vogt, Victoria Barner, Chris Neary, and Jackie Cohen.
The show was mixed by Emma Munger, Julian Kwasneski, and Bay Area Sound.
Music by Christine Fellows and Blue Dot Sessions.
Animation by Arthur Jones.
Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records and was performed by Matthew Boll with beatboxing by Devon Guinn. Our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
“Chanel” animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3tSSOVglHg&feature=youtu.be
“Buddy Picture” (the Little Mermaid story) on This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/203/recordings-for-someone/act-one