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East Bay Curious: A Celebration of the Bay Curious Book with East Bay Yesterday

Date and Time
Thursday, May 18, 2023 6:30 PM (PT)

Join Liam O’Donoghue, host and producer of East Bay Yesterday, for a conversation with KQED’s Olivia Allen-Price, host and senior editor of Bay Curious, about the new book Bay Curious: Exploring the Hidden True Stories of the San Francisco Bay Area. Expect a lively discussion on the joys and challenges of investigating forgotten histories, legendary local figures, and all the quirks and oddities that make the Bay Area so unique. You don’t want to miss seeing these two local podcasters take the stage together for the first time!

To make this special evening even more immersive, the event will be held at the Camron-Stanford House, the last of the beautiful Victorian mansions that once surrounded Lake Merritt. Guests will be able to tour beautifully restored living spaces to get a taste of how the Bay Area’s elite lived during the Gilded Age. Beer, wine and light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Note: Ticket price includes one copy of the Bay Curious book. Additional books will not be for sale at the venue. You may bring additional books purchased elsewhere if you’d like to get multiple copies signed. Walden Pond Books, located across Lake Merritt, is the nearest local retailer.



Olivia Allen-Price is the creator, host and senior editor of KQED’s award-winning Bay Curious podcast. She is also the author of the book, book Bay Curious: Exploring the Hidden True Stories of the San Francisco Bay Area, set to publish in May 2023.

Liam O’Donoghue is the host and producer of the East Bay Yesterday podcast. He also writes a monthly feature about the East Bay for SF Gate. His journalism has appeared in outlets such as Oaklandside, Berkeleyside, Mother Jones, Salon, East Bay Express, 99% Invisible, The Kitchen Sisters, and Snap Judgement. Over the past five years, Liam has led dozens of tours of the San Francisco Bay aboard the Pacific Pearl.

The Camron-Stanford House is the last of the beautiful Victorian mansions that once surrounded Lake Merritt, and was the home to five influential families before becoming the first museum in the City of Oakland. The restored home helps visitors time travel to the 1880s and enter meticulously recreated living spaces while learning about the early days of Oakland as a city. In addition, the house presents various exhibits throughout the year that focus on aspects of  life and culture in the 19th century. The mission of the Camron-Stanford House Preservation Association is to preserve and protect this landmark Victorian home and garden for the public’s delight, and to promote an appreciation of local history through engaging exhibits and events.