Skip to content
Global PlayerGlobal Player
Headlong: Running from COPS

Headlong: Running from COPS

By Topic / Pineapple Street Media / Dan Taberski

Dan Taberski and the team behind Missing Richard Simmons investigate COPS — the longest running reality show in TV history — and its cultural impact on policing in America. Our story begins with the footage of a routine arrest behind a church in Georgia...


Introducing: Harsh Reality – The Story of Miriam Rivera

It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera. Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette. Listen to Harsh Reality: Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
30/11/21·4m 31s

Introducing: 9/12

How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever?  Listen to 9/12: All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
08/09/21·6m 36s

Introducing: The Line

Check out the latest series from Dan Taberski. In 2018, a group of Navy SEALs broke ranks and accused their chief, Eddie Gallagher, of murder—sucking them all into the biggest war crimes trial in a generation. Did a Navy SEAL cross the line in Iraq? Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
13/04/21·42m 27s

Black Lives Matter and an Update

Please consider giving to some of these organizations if you can: National Bail Fund NetworkBlack Lives MatterColor of ChangeNational Police Accountability ProjectCampaign ZeroReclaim the BlockBlack Visions CollectiveNAACP Legal Defense FundLGBTQ Freedom FundColumbia, SC Bail FundFlorida Bail FundBlack Lives Matter OklahomaThe YWCA Greater Baton Rouge Community Bail FundSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
05/06/20·4m 14s

Bonus Episode: Himalayan Salt Boy

One last story that shows how even the most innocuous police interactions, the ones COPS and Live PD air to get laughs, aren’t funny at all if you’re the one on TV.  Plus: a trip to the motherfucking Kumquat Festival.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
28/05/19·16m 12s

6: That’s The Story

We get our hands on raw, unedited footage of COPS and finally answer the question we've been asking throughout our 18-month investigation: How real is COPS?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
21/05/19·38m 17s

5: The Worst Day Of Your Life

How does it feel to be hunted for months by police officers and camera crews, both of whom seem hellbent on putting you on TV?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
14/05/19·40m 39s

4: Mind Blown

An ex-cop breaks down some of the most shocking arrests we’ve watched on COPS and tries to imagine why police departments would want that footage out in the world. Plus, the next generation of COPS is LivePD — six hours a week of policing aired live. What could possibly go wrong?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
07/05/19·42m 59s

3: Nothing Is Voluntary When You Have Handcuffs On

COPS producers claim every suspect on the show agrees in writing to appear on TV. Why would anyone sign that piece of paper? Plus: Who has final control over what airs on COPS, the producers or the police?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
30/04/19·45m 30s

2: Shooting Fish In A Barrel

What is it like to watch yourself on COPS when you can’t remember getting arrested? See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
23/04/19·35m 8s

1: The One-Celled Amoeba

How real is the longest running reality show in TV history? We begin our investigation of COPS.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
23/04/19·36m 18s

Introducing: Running From COPS

After 30 years on television, COPS has evolved into a constant messaging machine about policing in America. Running from COPS is the result of an 18-month investigation and delves deep into how the show actually gets made, how much control police departments really have over the final product, and the harrowing stories of the people who have ended up on camera. Subscribe for free and start listening April 23.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
02/04/19·2m 42s
Heart UK