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. Running from COPS delves deep into how the show gets made, how much control police departments have over the final product, and what happens to the people who end up on camera.

This is the third season in Dan Taberski’s podcast anthology Headlong.

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  • 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 r… Read More

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    • Dan Taberski

      Dan Taberski is a director, writer, and producer based in New York City. He created the kids show Destroy Build Destroy for Cartoon Network, and co-created the feminist digital comedy series Our Bodies, Myself. His 2016 documentary short film These C*cksucking Tears won jury prizes at the SXSW, Seattle, and Outfest film festivals. Taberski is a former producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and worked on economic policy in the Clinton White House. He's also an accomplished quilt-maker.