Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein spent more than a decade as co-host of the Planet Money podcast. He’s also the author of the book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing, which the New York Times called “a history of currency full of astonishing tales you might tell a friend in the pub.”

Jacob’s interest in technology and the changing nature of work has led him to stories on UPS, the Luddites and the history of light. His aversion to paying retail has led him to stories on Costco, Spirit Airlines, and index funds.

Before discovering podcasts, Jacob worked as a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald, and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. He has done stories for the New York Times MagazineThis American Life, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford and a master’s in journalism from Columbia.

He lives, perhaps inevitably, in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.