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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.
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Act One

Host Ira Glass describes scenes from a rest stop on the New York State Thruway, the Plattekill Travel Plaza, and the kind of people you might meet if you ever stayed long enough to talk with them. These include Robert Woodhill, the general manager, who needs a good sales day so he can beat his friend Andy, who manages a rest stop in Maine, in their weekly competition.

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.