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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 KQED, Mother Jones, 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.
East Bay Yesterday was named “The Best Podcast about the East Bay” by the East Bay Express. Over the course of more than 35 episodes, this series has explored stories of culture, politics and nature from Oakland, Berkeley and other towns throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Additionally, the podcast has been used as an educational tool by teachers ranging from the grade school level all the way up through universities.