Jacob Goldstein Jacob Goldstein is an NPR correspondent and co-host of the Planet Money podcast.
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Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein

Correspondent and Co-Host, Planet Money

Jacob Goldstein is an NPR correspondent and co-host of the Planet Money podcast. He is the author of the book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing.

Goldstein'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.

He also contributed to the Planet Money T-shirt and oil projects, and to an episode of This American Life that asked: What is money? Ira Glass called it "the most stoner question" ever posed on the show.

Before coming to NPR, Goldstein was a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald, and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. He has also written for the New York Times Magazine. He has a bachelor's degree in English from Stanford and a master's in journalism from Columbia.

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Hey Google, Are You Too Big?

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Opening Schools And Other Hard Decisions

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Congressional Committee Has Been Reviewing Trump Tax Refund For 9 Years

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The Invention Of Paper Money

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The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance

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SUMMER SCHOOL 5: Trade & Santa

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Inflation, Deflation

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Journey To The Center Of The Fed

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Negative Oil

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