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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Bond Voyage

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Can't Stop GameStop

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law on Online Platforms and Market Power in the Rayburn House office Building, July 29, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images) Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The Case Against Facebook

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How The Rat Blew Up

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Trade Show (UPDATE)

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How Could A Biden Administration Change Banks?

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Probability, Gambling, And Death

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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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