East Bay Yesterday was named “The Best Podcast about the East Bay” by the East Bay Express. This series explores stories of culture, politics and nature from Oakland, Berkeley and other towns throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Recent episodes have covered everything from grizzly bears and redwood trees to motorcycle clubs and abandoned buildings. Additionally, the podcast has been used as an educational tool by teachers ranging from the grade school level all the way up through universities. If you’ve ever wished there was a radio show like “This American Life” — but only focused on the East Bay — this is what you’ve been waiting for.


Liam O’Donoghue is the host and producer of the East Bay Yesterday podcast and co-creator of the Long Lost Oakland map. His journalism has been appeared in outlets such as Mother Jones, Salon and the syndicated NPR program Snap Judgement. He was recently honored by the East Bay Express as “the best journalist-turned-historian.” O’Donoghue has given presentations on local history at libraries, schools, bookstores and even bars throughout the Bay Area.