12 MISSING RICHHARD SIMMONS
WHAT IS IT?
In 2014, the previously outgoing and media-friendly celebrity trainer Richard Simmons retreated from public life without warning, detaching himself from all but a handful of friends and family. Over six episodes, his (former) friend and tness class member Dan Taberski tries to gure out why, and if he’s okay.
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN?
Even if you know very little about Richard Simmons, this podcast is both fascinating and oddly touching. From the extracts of Simmons, you can see why so many people are left wondering where he went and why: he touched a lot of lives before disappearing.
HOW LONG AND HOW OFTEN?
Half an hour and all six episodes are now available for download. Unlike many podcasts, it only works if you listen to each episode sequentially. Taberski has vowed not to make any more episodes of Missing Richard Simmons unless something truly amazing happens. Without wanting to spoil things, that feels unlikely at this point.