December 31, 1999: The world braced for disaster as midnight approached. Then, nothing happened. The hysteria over the Y2K computer bug quickly became an afterthought; a punch-line. In Surviving Y2K, Dan Taberski takes you back to the turn of the millennium to meet the people for whom it was anything but a joke — computer coders, conspiracy theorists, survivalists, and true believers — as they each face their own version of the apocalypse. And Dan tells a new millennium story of his own, about a decision that could destroy his life.Headlong is Dan Taberski’s documentary podcast that explores the lives of overlooked people, moments and events in our culture. Season 1 is Missing Richard Simmons. Season 3 is Running From COPS.
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In this bonus interview, comedian Josh Gondelman (Desus and Mero, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) tells Dan the story of his Y2K, when he was 14. It’s a tale of vengeance, as Josh and his friends take action on behalf of all the other nerdy 90's teenagers who were promised spectacular technological disaster and got a lame New Year’s party instead.
As awareness of the Y2K bug grows, the world braces for disaster to strike at midnight on January 1, 2000.You can binge listen to the entire season of Surviving Y2K, ad-free, right now on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/headlong and use promo code ‘HEADLONG.’