The ‘Missing Richard Simmons’ podcast inadvertently shone a light on taboo subjects in American society

Whatever happened to Richard Simmons?

Over the last six weeks, millions of people have been listening to the podcast “Missing Richard Simmons,” a series that concluded on Monday two days earlier than scheduled with no real answers, but many important questions. The title was deliberately provocative, and the tone of the podcast veered wildly from the dark, melodramatic “Sunset Boulevard” to the lighter, heartwarming “Finding Dory.

He is missed, but is he also missing? The series attempted to explore why the fitness guru decided to retire and cut off contact with many friends. Simmons, 68, a beloved television personality for four decades, closed his “Slimmons” exercise studio in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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