Jonathan Goldstein is an American-Canadian comedic author and radio producer. He is mostly praised for his work on podcasts such as ‘The American Life’, ‘WireTrap’ and ‘Heavyweight’. He is also adored for his great books. “Lenny Bruce is Dead” is one of his major hits.
Quick Facts About Jonathan Goldstein
|Full Name||Jonathan Goldstein|
|Date of Birth||August 22, 1969|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Age||53 years old.|
|Parents||Buzz Goldstein (father)Dina Goldstein (mother)|
|Spouse||Emily Condon (wife)|
|Education||Concordia UniversityMcGill University|
|Career||Author, Radio Producer|
|Net Worth||Approx. 1.5 million US Dollars|
Jonathan Goldstein’s Age
Born in August 22, 1969, in Brooklyn, Jonathan is currently 53 years old. He is a Leo according to his birth date and astrological predictions.
Jonathan Goldstein’s Early Life, Family Details, and Education
The dual citizen was born to Buzz Goldstein and Dina Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He was raised in Brooklyn until he was 4 and then he along with his parents shifted to Montreal, Quebec, which was his mother’s hometown. The Goldstein family stayed in the suburb of Laval.
Jonathan attended two universities to complete his educational degree. First, he joined McGill University, and later to complete his master’s degree in creative writing, he attended Concordia University and got graduated.
Jonathan Goldstein’s Relationship Status
Jonathan Goldstein is married to Emily Condon who is also a radio producer. They tied the knot in 2015 and got blessed with a son in December 2016 who they named ‘Augie’.
Before marrying his wife Emily, he was in a committed relationship with an author named Heather O’Neill. Things did not work out between them and they separated their ways apart in 2007.
After successfully acquiring his master’s degree, he stepped into the telemarketing industry where he contributed by working for almost ten years. He used to study and attend readings simultaneously at the same time.
He came into the industry in the year 2000. The first show he ever hosted was the CBC Summer radio program named ‘Road Dot Trip’. He also worked for other shows such as ‘Dispatches’ in the same year. The year 2000 was kind of a blessing and booster for his career. He was selected and offered to work on a radio program named ‘This American Life’ which was popular worldwide at that time. Later on, after continuous hard work, Jonathan Managed to secure the position of a producer on the show from 2000 to 2002.
Then, in 2001, He published his first novel named ‘Lenny Bruce Is Dead’ through Coach House Books. The book was a success that led and motivated him to engage in that field more. Till now, he has worked on and written many books and writings. Jonathan was the co-author of the Elvis Presley-based book ‘Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots with Max Wallace’. Likewise, his works also have been featured and published in popular magazines and newspapers such as “New York Times Magazine”, “The New York Times”, ‘Saturday Night,’ and many more.
In the year 2002, Jonathan was the host of the show ‘WireTrap’ which lasted from 2004 to 2015. This program is considered one of the most loved programs done by him.
Later, in 2014, He also played the role of an expert witness on a comedy podcast show ‘Judge John Hodgman’. People loved his performance on this show as well. Two years later, in 2016, Jonathan along with Gimlet Media, a podcast media, started their own brand new podcast named ‘Heavyweight’.
At current times, Jonathan works as a member of an editorial board called ‘Public Radio Exchange.
The multitalented author has written over four books till now. Some of his popular books are mentioned below:
- Lenny Bruce Is Dead (2001)
- Schmelvis: In Search of Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots (2002)
- Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible! (2009)
- I’ll Seize the Day Tomorrow (2012)
Awards and Achievements
Jonathan has been honored with multiple awards for his contribution to the industry. Some of the major awards that he received are as follows:
- Regarding Literature Award (2001)
- Third Coast International Audio Festival: Gold Prize (2002)
- Canadian National Magazine Awards (2004)
- The New York Festivals: Gold Medal for Best Regularly Scheduled Program (2006)
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Jonathan Goldstein’s Net Worth
The extraordinary writer/author has a whopping net worth of approximately 1.5 million US Dollars. His books and podcasts are the major sources of his income. His popularity and other works add to it.