“Missing Richard Simmons” is the best new podcast for people who are still having withdrawals from “Serial”
It doesn’t get much better than ’80s workout guru Richard Simmons. His incredible outfits and relentless enthusiasm never cease to inspire. That is why it’s really weird to think about this question, but where is Richard Simmons? You might think, “What do you mean, where is he?” because as far as we know, everything is fine. However, it’s been a long time since he’s been seen in public. Filmmaker Dan Taberski decided to get to the bottom of it.
He spent 16 months producing a six-episode podcast that asks the simple question, “Where is Richard Simmons?”
Believe it or not, Simmons has been missing from the public eye for about three years.
When you think about it, it makes sense. While everyone makes references to our favorite fitness hero, we cannot remember the last time we saw him. Taberski got to know Simmons while taking some of his fitness classes in LA. He wanted to make a documentary about him and his life, but realized he couldn’t track him down.
He then put on his detective hat and started to try to figure out what could have happened. Needless to say, the podcast is insanely good and addictive. There are so many twists and turns to this story. Also, Taberski does such an incredible job highlighting what an amazing person Simmons is.
While there are several theories about what caused Simmons to disappear from the public eye, no one is certain. The only one who can put this mystery to rest is Simmons, and he hasn’t commented yet. Wherever he is, we hope he is doing well. Check out this interview below and definitely give “Missing Richard Simmons” a listen.