A podcast about history

That's not stuck in the past


Growing up in Oakland, Mike lost many friends and family members in the streets. Three years ago, he almost became a victim, too, when he was shot seven times while sitting in a car with his daughter. Since then, Mike has recovered his health and built a thriving shoe customization business*. He also moved to a safer area. Today’s episode features a deep exploration of Oakland’s violent history with somebody who understands it intimately.

*Check out Magic Mike Customs here: www.instagram.com/magicmikecustoms/

Bullet wounds from an attempted assassination, 2018. [Photo: Liam O’Donoghue]

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