Photo by Ryan Aleck Hill

Photo by Ryan Aleck Hill


Michelle Goldchain is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, photographer, podcaster, YouTuber, and visual artist. Her bylines have been seen in Vox, Racked, Recode, Curbed, Eater DC, Education Week, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington Business Journal, DCist, Greater Greater Washington, DC Refined, Whurk Magazine, and Tagg Magazine. 

For three and a half years, she served as Editor of Vox Media's Curbed DC where she wrote about real estate and development in the D.C. area. She has also worked as a web producer for Education Week and a freelance photographer for Washington, D.C.-based On Tap Magazine and the Alexandria, Virginia government’s Office of the Arts.

In April of 2019, her first book was published by Arcadia Publishing as a historical guide to the most notable sites near every Metro station in the D.C. area.

In September 2017, she founded a bi-monthly newsletter and podcast, called Capital Women, which is focused on how female-identifying people in the nation's capital are empowering each other.

She is also the co-creator of YouTube art comedy show, Artsplained. Videos range from discussing art censorship to how one artist was able to argue that even a urinal can be art

Michelle has been a guest on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show, SiriusXM's Jennifer Hammond Show, and the "You, Me, Them, Everybody" podcast. She has also been featured in The Washington Post.

Sometimes, she tries her hand at art.