The San Francisco Experience

The San Francisco Experience

We are a data driven news commentary podcast with Global Reach, serving listeners in more than 65 countries. 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


Ambassador Charles Ray: A Career of Service. Black History Month

Jan. 31, 2023

Career Diplomat and Retired US Army Major, Charlie Ray shares his professional experience as a US Ambassador and senior Foreign Service Officer.


On Learning to Heal or What Medicine does not know, In conversation with author, Professor Ed Cohen.

Jan. 26, 2023

Modern medicine has overlooked the importance of healing which was the cornerstone of medical practice until the late 19th century when science began to dominate medicine.


Rent Control: Who benefits and who loses ? Talking with Ryan Bourne of the Cato Institute.

Jan. 18, 2023

Rent control reduces housing affordability long term.

Guest: Ryan Bourne

Recent Blog Posts

JFK Lee Harvey Oswald Ruth Paine

One of the few surviving Warren Commission witnesses discusses Lee Harvey Oswald, Marina Oswald Porter and her critical Warren Commission testimony the T…

Power Failure: William D. Cohan

A history of the company General Electric Jack Welch took over and the results.

The Crown Season Five

Season 5 covers the tumultuous period from 1992 to 1997 when Charles and Diana”s marriage was publicly collapsing.