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 Group of 7 Summit: What did it achieve ? A conversation with Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist and SVP of Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

June 14, 2021

The Group of 7, the US, Canada, France, Japan, UK, Germany and Italy met in Cornwall, England for t…

Elon Musk reads books: What makes him tick ?

June 11, 2021

Elon Musk is worth $152 billion, but he still finds time to read in his quest for knowledge. In tod…

Baseball Card Mania: the Big Business of Trading Sports Cards. Talking with Ryan Fagan MLB journalist with the Sporting News.

June 9, 2021

Baseball cards and sports cards generally are not just a youngster's pastime. Investing in culture …

A Good Mother: an interview with author Lara Bazelon.

June 5, 2021

A Good Mother is Lara Bazelon's debut legal thriller novel. A Law Professor at University of San Fr…

Pandemic Baby Bust continues the downward trend of US population decline. In conversation with Professor Phillip Levine of Wellesley College

June 1, 2021

US births in 2020 were actually down by 400,000 by year end 2020 due to the pandemic lockdowns. Pro…

Los Angeles: A big, hot mess. Talking with Dan Walters, veteran California journalist.

May 28, 2021

Los Angeles, the nation's second largest city has an unemployment rate of 11.7% versus 5.4% for San…

Recent Blog Posts

Author Cate Holahan discusses her new domestic thriller He…

Cate Holahan will be our guest on Thursday June 17 to talk about her fifth and latest thriller Her Three Lives. Cate graduated from Princeton in 2002 and…

G7 meets in Cornwall, England June 11-13 to co-ordinate gl…

The G7 is a group of developed global economies - UK, USA, France, Japan, Germany, Canada and Italy - which will meet 6/11 -13 to co-ordinate global econ…

Baseball Card Mania: the big business of trading sports ca…

Walmart and Target recently announced they would stop selling sports trading cards for the safety of their customers.  Was there some terroristic bi…