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"This is your life in Silicon Valley": the mayor of Oakland, …

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This is your life in Silicon Valley; was originally started by Sunil Rajaraman and Jascha Kaykas-Wolff in 2018. Rajaraman is an entrepreneur and serial writer (Co-Founded Scripted.com, and currently is an EIR at Foundation Capital), Kaykas-Wolff is current CMO at Mozilla and ran marketing on BitTorrent. Rajaraman and Kaykas-Wolff started the podcast after a series of blog posts Sunil wrote for The Bold Italic went viral. The goal of the podcast is to cover the issues at the intersection of technology and culture, sharing a different perspective on life in the Bay Area. His guests include businessmen like Sam Lessin, journalists like Kara Swisher and Mike Isaac, politicians like Mayor Libby Schaaf and local business owners like David White of Flour + Water.

This week’s issue of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley features Libby Schaaf, the Mayor of Oakland. A lot of ground is covered during this interview, including Uber’s proposed move to Oakland’s earlier years and some insight into why it failed. We discussed the election battle of Proposition C, as well as the future of Oakland sports.

If you like to hear about the future of the Bay Area and one of its major cities, this episode is for you.

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Sunil Rajaraman:

Welcome to season three of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley, a podcast about the Bay Area, technology, and culture. I’m your host, Sunil Rajaraman, and I’m accompanied by my co-host, Jascha Kaykas-Wolff.