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.

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. Goldstein is now at work on a book on the history of money.

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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Episode 963: 13,000 Economists. 1 Question.

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Episode 961: The Rest Of The Story, 2019

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Captain Edward Teach or Thatch, who died in 1718, was also known as the pirate Blackbeard, circa 1715. Original Publication: People Disc - HH0451 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Episode 955: Pirate Videos

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Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Blackbeard's Ship, State And Property Rights

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The Planet Money peacock pie, in all its glory. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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Episode 674: We Cooked A Peacock

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Photograph courtesy of the Cambridgeshire Collection, Cambridge Central Library. Cambridge Central Library hide caption

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Episode 949: The Pigou Club

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How The Vision Fund Has Transformed Silicon Valley And Startups

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Falling unicorn. KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Episode 943: Unicorn Cowboy

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Episode 940: Interest Rates... Why So Negative?

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Flint sit-down strikers sitting down. Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University. hide caption

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Episode 658: Strike One

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Illmind's library of beats is sought after by artists from LL Cool J to Bruno Mars. @KofMotivation/Courtesy of Illmind hide caption

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Episode 794: How To Make It In The Music Business

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The same mill in Massachusetts has been making U.S. dollar bills for over 130 years. Robert Benincasa/NPR hide caption

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Episode 371: Where Dollar Bills Come From

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Mode, not average, is a better way to find the typical American. Pal Szilagyi Palko / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Episode 936: The Modal American

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Technicians install solar panels on a roof. This process has gotten a lot faster, and cheaper, over the years. AP hide caption

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Episode 616: How Solar Got Cheap

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