After more than a decade as co-host of NPR’s Planet Money, journalist and writer Jacob Goldstein is joining Pushkin Industries. In his new role as Executive Producer for the podcast studio, Goldstein will head up new business development for Pushkin. He will also work on developing his own business-focused podcast that is slated to launch in 2022. In the meantime he will executive producer the series Hot Money that Pushkin is producing in a partnership with the Financial Times.
“I’ve admired so many Pushkin projects over the past few years,” says Goldstein in the announcement. “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.”
In addition to podcasting, Goldstein is also the author of the book, “Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing.” He earlier worked as a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald, and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle as well as filing stories for NPR shows including “This American Life,” “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
“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.”
Goldstein will be reporting to Mia Lobel, Pushkin’s VP of Content and Production.
Pushkin will release a wide range of new podcasts this fall, including Bad Women, hosted by 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.