Planet Money’s Jacob Goldstein Joins Pushkin Industries Team

Jacob Goldstein, 2017. Sandy Honig/NPR

Veteran journalist, writer and podcast host Jacob Goldstein is joining Pushkin Industries as Executive Producer. Goldstein spent more than a decade as co-host of Planet Money, NPR’s incredibly popular business podcast reporting stories that make economic journalism approachable. 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.” 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 Magazine, “This American Life,” “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” Goldstein joins the executive team at Pushkin, where he will head up a new business department. He will also be developing his own business show to launch in 2022 and executive producing Hot Money which will be a partnership between Pushkin and the Financial Times. Goldstein will be reporting to Mia Lobel, Pushkin’s VP of Content and Production.

“I’ve admired so many Pushkin projects over the past few years,” Goldstein says. “I’m delighted to be joining the ranks of Pushkin hosts and to be part of the amazing production team. I can’t wait to start making shows here.”

“Whenever I hear Jacob Goldstein on the radio or a podcast, I know I’m in for a great ride. He tells stories about money that entertain as much as they inform,” says Jacob Weisberg, Pushkin’s co-founder and CEO. “We’re thrilled that he’s bringing his unique and delightful voice to Pushkin.”

This fall, Pushkin will release a wide range of new podcasts, including Bad Women, hosted by award-winning historian and author Hallie Rubenhold who has uncovered the lives of five women said to have been killed by Jack the Ripper; and Some of My Best Friends Are… hosted by interracial best friends Harvard professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and journalist Ben Austen, exploring the absurdities and intricacies of race using pop culture and history. The rest of 2021 will also bring new seasons of A Slight Change of Plans from Dr. Maya Shankar and Lost Hills from Dana Goodyear, in addition to a new show with celebrity vocal coach Eric Vetro called “Backstage Pass.”