Who is Jonathan Goldstein?
Jonathan Goldstein is an American-Canadian professional author, humorist, and radio producer. He has served on radio programs and podcasts including Heavyweight, This American Life, and Wire Tap.
His work has been academically examined as representative of ”the positioning of Jews and Canadians as potentially overlooked minorities in the late-twentieth- and early twenty-first-century United States.
Jonathan Goldstein Career
Following his graduation, Goldstein supported himself by serving in the telemarketing industry for ten years as he continued to write and attend readings. He spoke about this time on the This American Life show ‘Plan B’.
Goldstein hosted the CBC summer radio show Road Dot Trip in 2000. He has contributed to shows such as Dispatches and Outfront. His profession got a boost following his selection to serve on Ira Glass’ popular public radio show This American Life. Jonathan moved to Chicago to work as a producer on the program. Numerous of his pieces have been featured on This American Life, where he is a contributing editor. He was also a producer of the show from 2000 to 2002.
Goldstein then went back to Montreal and began work on various projects for CBC Radio One. He hosted Wire Tap, which debuted in 2004 and concluded in 2015, and featured stories told over the phone. Jonathan played an ”expert witness” in humorist John Hodgman’s comedy/court program podcast Judge John Hodgman in May 2014. He later started a new podcast, Heavyweight, with podcast network Gimlet Media in September 2016. Goldstein is also a member of the Public Radio Exchange editorial board.
How old is Jonathan Goldstein?
Jonathan Goldstein is aged 52 as of 2021, born on August 22, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Dua Lipa, Sarah Magusara, James Corden, Morgan Adams, Liane Valenzuela, Kristen Wiig, Beenie Man, Bill Parcells, among others.
Jonathan Goldstein Family
Who are Jonathan Goldstein’s parents?
Jonathan Goldstein was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York to Dina and Buzz Goldstein. He spent the first four years of his life in Brooklyn, before moving with his family to Montreal, Quebec, his mother’s hometown. His family then settled in the suburb of Laval.
Does Jonathan Goldstein have siblings?
Goldstein has not shared any information about his siblings with the media.
Jonathan Goldstein Education
Goldstein joined and studied at McGill University. He then pursued a master’s program in creative writing at Concordia University.
Jonathan Goldstein Wife
Goldstein was initially in a relationship with the author Heather O’Neill. However, the relationship ended in 2007. In 2013, he was introduced to fellow radio producer Emily Condon by Sean Cole. The two later tied the knot in 2015. He has lived in Montreal, Chicago, and New York City.
Jonathan Goldstein Kids
Goldstein and his loving and supportive wife, Condon, have one child together, a son. Their son was born in December 2016 and is aged 5 years as of 2021.
Jonathan Goldstein Height
Goldstein has a well-built, muscular and athletic body, however, he has not revealed any personal details about his height or weight.
Jonathan Goldstein Writing
Jonathan’s breakthrough novel, Lenny Bruce is Dead, was published by Coach House Books in 2001. He then co-authored Schmelvis: In Search of Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots alongside Max Wallace. This was an account of a Hasidic Elvis impersonator and rabbi’s quest to trace the Jewish roots of Elvis Presley. Goldstein has additionally been published in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, Saturday Night, The Walrus, the Journey Prize Anthology, GQ, and the National Post. Also, he has self-produced various small publications, most notably carwash the size of a peach.
WireTap producer Mira Burt-Wintonick launched ”Superstar of the Netherlands”, a short movie featuring Goldstein and WireTap regular Gregor Ehrlich, on YouTube in September 2007. Goldstein debuted the internet project CBC Web 3.0 featuring the short ”The Future is Yesterday”, a comedic take on the impersonal nature of the internet in February 2008.
Jonathan Goldstein Net Worth
American-Canadian author, humorist, and radio producer, Goldstein has worked in various radio shows and podcasts. He has written many articles throughout his career and life, publishing for numerous magazines and shows. Goldstein has earned a great fortune from his career and has an estimated net worth of $1-$5 million as of 2021.