Jonathan Groubert

Jonathan Groubert


Jonathan Groubert is an award-winning journalist and former host of the internationally lauded public radio show “The State We’re In” first from Radio Netherlands and then as a podcast for WBEZ Chicago Public Media. Jonathan teaches journalism, storytelling and podcasting for RNTC and work has been broadcast by the BBC, NPR, the Australia Broadcasting Corporation and Deutsche Welle as well as the podcasts Vox Tablet and Snap Judgment. An expert interviewer, Jonathan helped coined the term “talkumentary” in which interview and narrative journalism combine to tell truly powerful stories. Ira Glass described Jonathan as “one of the best radio interviewers I have ever heard.”

Recent Stories


Two friends find common ground in a divided Holland

A sense of mutual distrust has descended upon Amsterdam’s Muslim and Jewish communities. Anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise and Jewish institutions are now guarded by police. Despite this, two activists — one Jewish, and one Muslim — have found common ground, and friendship, though not without personal cost.