Reviews
I'm such a fan (and recruited many more fans!) but listening to the diaries is cringe worthy and is ruining my reputation.
hellosof via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/22/19
Wow. I came across this podcast unexpectedly and I’m so glad I did. What a great story teller, and so funny too. Episode 15 made me laugh and cry. Im looking forward to listening to the rest of the episodes.
WittyThings via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/19
I can’t believe I wasn’t already subscribed to Heavyweight. I’m a long time listener of This American Life, and this show is of the same calibre, and in some ways surpasses TAL. Honestly, what I love about this show is what I miss about the old TAL. And the host has a wonderfully neurotic and dry...Read full review »
Eunuch Mastersons via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/19
So soothing, the perfect ear worm. Content is irrelevant. I can listen to him recite the air freshener ingredients.
Sara Lauber via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/19
Love Heavyweight but the diaries represent everything “meh” about audio storytelling - the silly process of making something out of nothing, extending and inventing story where there is none, has never been more obvious. It seems like it’s funny to those making it, and I don’t care about the...Read full review »
Chicago Wazer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/19
Update: August 20, 2019: JGo, you could narrate the phonebook and I would gladly listen. 💯 ************************************* A year after writing the review below, I return to write another one after listening to all of season 2 through “Jesse.” Yep. Same. Only a heartfelt “godDAMMit” comes...Read full review »
Chnvaldez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/19
These episodes are like chicken soup when you have a cold. Tears, laughter and beautiful stories of love, forgiveness. Of people finding common ground, greater understanding and getting rid of that heavy weight. Bravo!
Natethegreat1221 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/19
Just when you think there are no funny, uplifting, feelgood podcasts left, I discover Heavyweight. My Bingeworthy pod of 2019 🏆
cbuc8299 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/20/19
Such good narrative words and the music is delightful. Deep stories, dry comedy and best buds hanging out, gimlet helps these people regain confidence or or succeed in something they’ve been pushing away. Truly amazing
tildahasadog via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/19/19
This podcast tics all the boxes. So well done, the stories are relatable to the human experience. Hope there are more episodes to come!
Tiffany N, South Texas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/19
i love goldstein’s books, and i am obsessed with podcasts - how did i not know this podcast exists?!?! just heard about it while listening to the Clearing - mention of Rose episode - now will binge entire library!!! it is very rare that i will actually laugh - and he makes me laugh so...Read full review »
jen stoddard via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/19
This show is amazing. Johnathan’s story telling is in a league of its own. I love his narrative style and how he draws people out to get them motivated to do what they need to do. This podcast has episodes that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you laugh and cry! Some episodes are so...Read full review »
Pine_A_Belle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/19
I’ve been with heavyweight since the beginning and always look forward to the new season so when I saw this fakakta half-season appear I thought “meh how bad can some miller beer sponsored opining be?” Turns out plenty bad. I am kind of embarrassed for Jonathan and gimlet. And I’m sure they don’t...Read full review »
tferererr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/19
I had been a fan. But this season is a waste of time. Sorry. I’ll have to unsubscribe. It’s like some 5th graders wrote it. It’s funny to them but is completely void of any substance.
jdub1964 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/19
Jonathan, where is Season 4????
madyanni via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/19
Just binged all of the episodes and found myself laughing and crying (usually at the same time!) in every one of them. Jonathan has such a clever, heartfelt way of telling stories that really gets to the humanity beneath it all. Highly recommend!
KR1881 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/16/19
Love this podcast, great concept and so well done. Please keep this coming, love Jacqui too.
Rostebble via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/16/19
I love wry humor, very funny!
sahalarn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/19
Since the last seasons I check all the time for more episodes. Finally more are coming!!!! This show is awesome. Thanks Gimlet!!!
i95em via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/19
This guy can’t go wrong. Love his self deprecation and the fact he trolls Alex so hard.
Clark_bord via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/19
Jonathan is bald, middle aged side kick everyone needs. I listened to S3E17 twice. Once for me and then the second time with my 10yr old son. We lay in bed together listening, pausing, discussing through the ep. Looking forward to the next season. Thanks JF, I appreciate your time.
LuckyStar** via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/15/19
I love the premise of this podcast, but more so I love how the host shares each persons personal story. I love the humor and the heart that are used in every episode. Probably the best host on any podcast I have ever heard!
lissym1998 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/19
Have listened to only 2 but have found them to be awesome! Great podcasts! Looking forward to Season 2019!
GeorgeMarthaWashington via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/19
I have loved every show Jonathan has been on and was an avid listener to wiretap! I was so disappointed when that show ended until I heard about heavyweight, one of my favorite shows on gimlet!
Addisonic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/19
This PC is simply genius! So looking forward to whatever Mr. Goldstein has up his sleeve this season (whatever a season is)!
Crannogman via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/15/19
I SO want to be friends with this guy, he can call me all the time and talk about whatever. My daughter said he seems like my type of human. I agree, his sense of humor is awesome. Hes dope. Not baking soda.
CoralDawn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/19
I love every Jonathan Goldstein does! He’s so funny.
sade.c via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/15/19
Makes me laugh all the time - great show!
Big podcast fan!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/19
Heavyweight is my favorite team podcast. The Diaries series is a waste of time. You can hear the contempt in Jonathan’s voice as he desperately tries to help Gimlet make money from Miller. I get that podcasts are a business and that Spotify didn’t buy Gimlet to lose money. In the battle of art vs...Read full review »
Svyverma via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/19
Thoughtful, funny & entertaining!
KAnn0923 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/19
Why is this season so weird? Feels like a tacky Miller beer plug. Please bring back the enjoyable side of Heavy Weights
Jpmtahoe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/19
I must have been hiding under a rock to not notice but, at last, I have found my people. So glad you do what you do. Love it all. DON’T change a thing!
imwithtwinA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/19
Can’t. Stop. Laughing.
Applies stupid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/19
Jonathan sounds like a Nathan Fielder with a gusto for clean laundry. I came here solely to check out further content by Gimlet (being a Reply All fan) and now I have to finish the whole series. This is an evergreen show. Great format, too. If you like nonsense descriptive “Look Around You” type...Read full review »
marieom via Apple Podcasts · Brazil · 08/14/19
Jonathan, I honestly think we’d be best friends. Jonathan, if you’re out there reading this, hi.
Juror #11 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/13/19
Hard to describe this podcast other than to say perfection. Jonathan is an amazing storyteller and each episode is so human. Hard to describe. Please listen. You won’t be disappointed.
Jennneh via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/11/19
I keep binge listening to this podcast! One of my favourite shows, so glad I’ve got another season to look forward to!
chrissycrimes via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/11/19
I love this podcast. On each episode I have laughed out loud, felt sad, then hopeful and at the very end I have found my own closure as the subjects have sought out. Really well done. Jackie is hilarious and I want to friends with her! When she was saying she didn’t want to be on the podcast I...Read full review »
AStrickland00 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/19
Humanity in a world which sometimes requires hard heartedness.
L1915 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/09/19
Your last two episodes were getting a little too silly and eccentric for me. And could you talk about anything more boring? I don’t think so.
gd5161 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/19
I needed a break from my TruCrime binge and I stumbled on this podcast. When I heard the trailer, I was impressed and intrigued to listen to more. One of my favorite episodes is “Tony” with his struggles of being an absent T Godfather to 3 children. I love the story so much I teared up listening...Read full review »
GinaLewis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/19
Got me laughing and holding my tears so no one sees me crying at work..
ram marie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/19
I’m late to the party. A few episodes in and I have laughed out loud, cringed, cried ... all the stuff. Gimlet. You magnificent bastard.
MissSR13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/19
Suddenly my feed is being filled with something called The Heavy Wait Diaries, which is an extended commercial for Miller beer with a story that could really fit into a tweet spread across it. The story isn’t even that good. Please regain your dignity and stop this. I really hope this isn’t the...Read full review »
The Real Zen Boy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/19
I’m known to many as a cold hearted snake who doesn’t laugh at jokes, but there’s something about Jonathan Goldstein that makes me smile the moment he begins speaking. I’ve even found myself laughing out loud in the car over a ridiculously dramatic problem he’s concocted. Do yourself a favor and...Read full review »
michmazz17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/19
I agree with another reviewer below, to paraphrase: Season 1: excellent, 2: passable, 3: what is going on, here? He’s a great writer, and likes to show off...that’s it? No substance at all?
pax_9372 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/19
Beautiful story-telling, touching insights. Can't fault it.
Jumbalaya**}] via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/07/19
I live for your comeback Jonathan!
Latingem via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/05/19
I laugh, I cry, I get all the feels. This podcast is so well done, and J.G. is my favorite podcast host by a mile. His relationships with friends and family are the backdrop of his generous and genuine mission that he’s on - to fix one thing at a time to take the weight of someone’s past off...Read full review »
bsdangel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/19
Cream cheese and jelly sandwich??! What??!
BeanBirniee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/19
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