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Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan was a producer at our show for years. His most popular story: The Greatest Phone Message in the World (203). Other greats: 198,191, 241. His stories rewriting the Bible: 233, 305, 321. He now has his own show, Heavyweight.

Act One: The Big Night

Jonathan Goldstein made every girl he ever dated watch the home movie of his family's Rosh Hashanah dinner he made when he was 17. He hoped that seeing his family life on film might make the women more sympathetic to his shortcomings.

Act Three: Mr. Fun

Jonathan Goldstein and Heather O'Neill tell the true story of what happens when a person tries to intrude on a idyllic family of two, one of whom loves him, one of whom does not. For the first few years Jonathan knew Heather, her daughter Arizona was not very fond of him.

Act Four: A Fate Most Of Us Fear

Jonathan Goldstein took a telemarketing job as a kind of temporary Plan B ... never suspecting that it would be a ten year chapter in his life. Jonathan hosts the podcast “Heavyweight” whose new season starts September 26th.

Act One: Buddy Picture

Producer Jonathan Goldstein with a story about friendship, mothers and sons, and what some have called the greatest phone message in the world—it circulated at Columbia University in New York City, and had something to do with the Little Mermaid.

Act Four: You Call That Love?

There is that moment when you're falling for someone, before either of you says the word love...but when you both FEEL it. But then once the word love is applied to a feeling...is it possible we're all actually referring to different feelings? Jonathan Goldstein tells a story about what if the word love didn't exist.

Act One: Baby Scientists With Faulty Data

More stories like the one in the prologue, where kids look at something going on around them, observe it carefully, think about it logically, and come to conclusions that are completely incorrect. Includes a story set at Christmastime, where a father tells his daughter about the baby Jesus being born, and all the "good stuff." Then the daughter notices a picture of Jesus on the cross, and asks why they killed him.