Reviews
JG and his crew are simply the best at storytelling. Keep the stories coming! Please. Thanks for the entertainment
Goozzee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/24
As we live in a world that tries to simplify every narrative and put this person against that person this show became a beautiful reminder of our complexity as humans. The storytelling is top notch and inevitably there is some twist leaving me in awe. I really hope the show comes back- it’s...Read full review »
PatoLoco716 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/24
Jonathan when you look back on your legacy, I don’t even know if you could fully comprehend how many lives you have changed with this show. It’s funny listening to your Dr Mueller episode when you talk of being younger and wondering about the meaning of life. Clearly you were meant to change so...Read full review »
texerciser88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/24
Came upon this podcast very late, but exactly when I needed it. However, after a month or so of binge listening, I have caught up to present and will now need Jonathan and crew to produce more shows, of equal quality, a little faster - say, 2-3 per day. But seriously, I truly appreciate this show...Read full review »
tlp1022 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/24
Wiretap was the first podcast I fell in love with and I now adore Heavyweight. Jonathon Goldstein is one of the greatest storytellers of our time and deserves more credit! Thank you for these moving stories Jonathon and Kalila!
Yamzzzmam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/15/24
This show gets better every minute, episode, season. Truly one of the great podcasts of our time.
flushels via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/24
Jonathan manages to deal with serious stories in a light-hearted, frequently hilarious way. The podcasts both touch me and make me laugh.
Ottawa Mark via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/09/24
Found this show a few weeks ago and almost done with all 8 seasons. Every friend/family member I’ve recommended it to loves it as well. The storytelling and deep human connection is so heartwarming. Thank you to the whole team disappointed it’s been cancelled - hoping a new home is found soon 🤞🏻
DRobSV via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/24
Hands down the best show out there! Now keep making more!!
ChiefDlock via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/24
I love this show! I just discovered it and learned it’s ending. At least I have many many episodes to listen to. Hope it returns!
Massage510 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/24
I know I must have a curse. I find a restaurant I love..it closes A product that does everything I’ve been searching for…it’s discontinued A sitcom-canceled You name it, it’s gone. Pulled out from underneath like a tablecloth. I’ve never been a paranoid person, but something’s gotta...Read full review »
Elmo3165 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/24
I love everything about Heavyweight…even the ads. The most hydrated he’s ever been!? It doesn’t get old. The people and stories are delightful - heavy, light, sober, funny. I will keep checking back for new episodes. Hopefully they’ll come soon, but I’m thankful for what has been created here!
RunnerAndListener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/24
I’m so sad it’s been canceled, it’s one of the best shows I’ve listened to. Working my way thru all the older episodes while hoping it gets picked up again.
Tigerlily10 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/24
This is honestly my favorite podcast ever. These small slices of people’s lives are so well handled and relayed. Listening to this is one of the few things that makes me feel feelings anymore amongst all the depressing news. I am so disappointed in Gimlet/Spotify and hope they get picked up by...Read full review »
Jasmine6 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/24
MamaofMandMG wrote exactly what I was planning to write so just re-read hers. I whole heartedly second it!!
Kittykat777mar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/24
Good thing I’m only on season 4. Not sure how I’m so late to the game. I love This American Life and just started listening to Heavyweight. I love this show and have told others to start listening! Hope it gets picked up by the time I’m done with all the episodes!
H0mie007 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/24
I was introduced to heavyweight by a friend back in 2016 and would religiously wait for another episode to drop. Then out of nowhere, the podcasts stopped and I waited and waited and nothing. I unfollowed, went about my day, found other podcasts. However, this week I found heavyweight again and...Read full review »
yournightmxre__ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/30/24
I discovered Heavyweight 2 months ago and have listened to every segment and am devastated the story telling is over — and hope it’s only temporary and Jonathan and Kalilah and Stevie and JACKIE COHEN (!!!) will be back in some form or fashion again. So many tender, thoughtful, and often...Read full review »
MamaofMandMG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/24
I Love you and I need this song from the Nick episode - where can I find it?
judischnudi via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 01/29/24
The podcast is so well done! Shame on Spotify and Gimlet for cancelling it. Jonathan is a fantastic host!
SnarkyJen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/24
I discovered it a few months ago and binge listened to entire series. Love it so much. Excellent.
T-Rex in NJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/24
This has been my favorite show for years. So special and funny. Incredible storytelling. We need more!!
aodette via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/24
I love heavyweight. Can’t believe it’s not being picked up for another season. Someone save this show!
Mt Zitkel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/24
Love the stories, binge listening chicken soup for the soul.
iSusanJoy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/24
I was late in finding Heavyweight & today I listened to Harry only to learn that Spotify had dropped its sponsorship. How can this be? This is truly one of THE best podcasts I have ever listened to…right up there with This American Life. Please someone, pick this up!!!
hgcfive via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/24
I have been listening for years and would be devastated if there weren’t any more episodes. I love Jonathan Goldstein’s storytelling, there isn’t anything else like it out there.
QuintaviusQuire via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/24
I love this show. Deep dive into relationships we can all relate to. Shows how misunderstanding, divergent paths, and our own self story mismatches can actually come together for healing
nativebee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/24
I am grieving the loss of Heavyweight and am hoping SOMEBODY will pick it up so it can go back into production STAT! It is excellent!
Gmof via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/24
I have always loved Jonathon. Please can we save this fantastic show?
raxis step mom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/24
Needed a break from true crime when I stumbled across this gem, and couldn’t get enough! I love how Johnathon and Kalila bring each story full circle with an insightful perspective. If only there were more humans like them in this world. (me inconspicuously suggesting that we should be friends). ...Read full review »
LetzBfriendz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/24
Every ep is brilliant. I still reflect back on eps I listened to years ago. I hope it finds another home stat!
Cielo1978 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/22/24
Not sure why it took me so long to follow Ira's advice.... but I'm glad I finally did. After getting a taste of 1 or 2 more recent episodes, I went back to the beginning and have been playing them through one at a time. Haven't skipped a single one yet. There's some humanity and...Read full review »
TommyFitzzz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/24
How can we help keep this going? It is some of the best storytelling and reporting I have ever heard.
MDSWGM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/24
I somehow didn’t find out about this podcast until season 8. I have been listening to all the episodes and nothing else and am already mourning when I am done. The show has made me feel all the feels. It’s truly the best thing I’ve ever listened to. Please never stop.
Loolootwofish via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/24
Came across Heavyweight by chance as it was a preview on another show I’m subscribed to. I can’t get through the episodes quick enough, it’s all I’m listening too right now. Jonathan is a captivating storyteller, every episode is interesting and I’m always holding out to see how it ends. Some...Read full review »
Aussiesammy87 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/20/24
Hilariously funny and profoundly moving.
Jeilatan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/24
I have so enjoyed listening to every episode. I've literally laughed out loud at some ot the unexpected moments. Some have been so touching and have made me cry while also making me feeling so happy to hear how similar we all are. Our lives and backgrounds may be different but truly we are so...Read full review »
Sobaka Mommy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/24
This is my all time favorite podcast. I will be so sad if it does not return! I need to hear more stories with Jonathan making me laugh and learning something really special about the human experience at the same time!
TheKerbsFamily via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/24
I love this podcast! This podcast is both profound and at times hilarious. Highly recommend !
JohnTyse via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/24
Please find a way to keep this podcast going. Tell me how to help. I don’t want to listen to anything else at the moment…
Lulululu1959 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/24
Really love this podcast. The humanity, the connections and sense of humor are a breath of fresh air. I have listened to all episodes of all seasons. Keep the stories coming.
coscup7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/24
Full of heart and humanity, this show tells fascinating stories of actual people relating to each other, in an up close and personal way. Excellent host, interesting characters, edited expertly for maximum effect and appeal. I love this show! (And please Jackie Cohen, don’t ever stop letting him...Read full review »
anomelie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/24
I share all of the positive reviews. Looking forward to another season.
Elmo Pete via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/24
I accidentally came upon this podcast and have been hooked since. Such interesting stories about human lives and what binds us together. Super bummed to hear about this ending. It truly has been my weekly sunshine in such a gloomy world. Hope you’ll be back soon.
Jgehr003 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/24
If there are podcast awards, this episode should win one. There are awards right? Was this episode nominated?
DKALTIO via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/15/24
I need more Heavyweight! Jonathan is hilarious, the stories are touching, humorous and full of humanity. I’m often caught between a chuckle and tears. Love this podcast! More please!
Dwntwn girl in an Uptwn world via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/24
I am so sad to hear that this podcast is losing its home and I dearly hoping it finds one somewhere else so I can keep listening to new episodes! This is my absolute favorite podcast and I love hearing the poignant stories, connections, and overdue answers to questions. Please keep it going!!
KathyBG via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/24
This show is a special slice of life. You’re never quite sure where it’s going to go, or what you’ll get when it gets there. It’s not big laughs or cheap emotional tropes, but I do laugh out loud a lot and empathize with the simple human moments. It’s like that special quirky friend that one...Read full review »
stablba via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/24
This podcast is so different and interesting. I love the humorous opening phone calls followed by the deep serious mystery of each episode. It’s is so engaging, many times uncomfortably real, but told with sprinkles of humor and fun. Facing people head on, trying to figure out why and how people...Read full review »
geyergerl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/24
I drive 350 miles a day 5 days a week. You have saved me from driving off a cliff into the ocean!! Haha. I love your style, thoughfull,mind provoking, tearjerking memoirs. Keep it coming.
Mrs Kitty 2002 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/24
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