The San Francisco Experience

The San Francisco Experience

We are a "deep dive", data driven news podcast, for Americans who get their news from the Internet. Our mission is to give the listener succinct, fact based analysis both non-ideological and independent from a California, Silicon Valley perspective, featuring newsmakers, thought leaders and authors as guests.

Your host

Jim Herlihy is a published author: his novel “Deceit and Dirty Money” is available on line. He served as President of the SF Public Library Commission 1992 - 1996. While working in Latin America, he was a stringer for The Economist, The Times and the BBC. Jim serves as a director on two SF sister city boards : Bangalore, India and Cork, Ireland.

Recent Episodes

The Curse of Student Loans

Dec. 2, 2021

America's student loan iceberg totals $1.7 Trillion, with one in six Americans -46million- carrying some student debt. The median loan amount is $17,000. But 6% have debt in excess of $100,000 as high cost graduate programs,…

Solar Earth Technologies - Solar Power 2.0. Talking with CFO Anders Kruus.

Nov. 30, 2021

The next phase of solar power technology is fast approaching. Our focus in today's podcast will be what lies ahead specifically in the field of photovoltaics embedded in existing infrastructure: sidewalks, driveways, trails,…

Ringside with A.J.Kirsch: Life as a combat sports announcer and broadcaster.

Nov. 24, 2021

A.J. began his career as a pro wrestler competing in the ring. His career has included such highs as working with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and getting back in the ring as an announcer for wrestling, boxing and MMA matches. …

No Time to Die: The 25th James Bond Film. In conversation with Shaun Chang of the Movie and TV Blog Hill Place.

Nov. 24, 2021

In today's episode film critic Shaun Chang reviews the most recent Bond film and Daniel Craig's fifth and last one, No Way to Die. We also discuss the development of the franchise over the last 60 years. --- Send in a voice …

Collateral Damage is Optioned as a Documentary: an update conversation with author Mark Shaw

Nov. 19, 2021

Mark Wahlberg's "Unreasonable Ideas" production company has optioned Collateral Damage for a Documentary. Mark Shaw's book connects the dots between the 1962 death of Marilyn Monroe, the 1963 assassination of JFK and the 196…

Storytelling to build a better San Francisco: In conversation with Carly Schwartz, Editor in Chief, The San Francisco Examiner

Nov. 18, 2021

The venerable SF Examiner is under new ownership and management. Editor in Chief Carly Schwartz, after stints at The Huffington Post and Google has a 5 prong strategy to reorganize the paper: Findings, Fixes, Faces, Forum an…

Recent Blog Posts

Spotify’s 2021 report card on The San Francisco Experience…

Spotify is fast becoming one of the leading Podcast platforms.  The Sweden based platform is a global leader in all forms of audio programming. The…

Solar Earth Technologies - Solar Power 2.0. Talking with …

When we think of solar power we visualize vast solar panel farms in the desert. And that was certainly the case with 1.0 as shown on the cover photo.&nbs…

Combat Sports Announcer and Broadcaster A.J. Kirsch

Our Wednesday podcast guest will be A.J. Kirsch, pro wrestler turned “In the Ring” announcer and personality. He’s pictured here with D…