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About East Bay Yesterday

If you're reading this, it probably means you've already listened to East Bay Yesterday. I created that podcast because the East Bay is changing really fast and I want to gather, share and celebrate stories of local history before it's too late. However, it takes about 80-100 hours to produce a single episode of the podcast, so I feel like I'm always racing against time.    

I'm reaching out for support right now, because I want to be able to devote myself to producing East Bay Yesterday full time. I love the process of researching, interviewing, transcribing, editing, producing and sharing stories – but it takes a ton of time and resources! If I can generate income from the podcast, I won't have to hustle side-gigs or spend time trying to acquire advertisers. I'll be able to focus exclusively (and with full creative freedom) on East Bay Yesterday.

Over the past few years, I've produced nearly 40 episodes without asking for anything. I've also hosted free community events and walking tours. Now, I'm asking for some financial support from the community I love. If you can afford to donate a few bucks to help keep East Bay Yesterday alive, I'll be eternally grateful.  

Thank you,
Liam O'Donoghue  

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About the show: 

East Bay Yesterday was named “The Best Podcast about the East Bay” in 2017 by the East Bay Express. Over the course of nearly 40 episodes, this independently-produced series has explored stories of culture, politics and nature from Oakland, Berkeley and other towns throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Episodes are generally 30-40 minutes long and are released about once per month. 

About the host: 
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 appeared in outlets such as KQED Arts, KALW-FM, Mother Jones, Salon, East Bay Express, and the syndicated NPR program Snap Judgement. He was recently honored by the East Bay Express as "the best journalist-turned-historian" and presented with a “Partners in Preservation Award” from Oakland Heritage Alliance. O'Donoghue has given many presentations on local history at libraries, schools and bookstores and throughout the Bay Area, as well as at institutions such as The California Historical Society, The Hearst Museum, and Oakland Rotary Club.
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