Jonathan Goldstein Put a New Spin on Jewish Humor

Audio veteran Jonathan Goldstein (of “This American Life” and the CBC Radio show “WireTap”) premiered his new show, “Heavyweight,” this year, and it quickly proved to be one of the best podcasts of 2016. Goldstein, who grew up with Brooklyn-born Jewish parents in a suburb of Montreal, has a voice that puts a unique but still recognizable spin on the tropes of Jewish humor. His work is at once playfully self-deprecating and sincerely empathetic, cutting to the heart of stories with an unguarded curiosity about what motivates people to do what they do.

- Lana Adler
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