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.

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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

Recall Fever: I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.

Feb. 21, 2021

California voters are especially testy these days as we enter our 12 th month of Covid lockdown. No…

Black History Month: In conversation with Jonathan Speed

Feb. 18, 2021

February is Black History Month when we celebrate and acknowledge the many accomplishments of Afric…

Age Discrimination and Telehealth : A Conversation with Andrew Broderick

Feb. 13, 2021

The Medical profession has aggressively adopted the video call and the Zoom meeting during the Covi…

Ambassador Ric Grenell and the California Recall

Feb. 8, 2021

Ambassador Ric Grenell served as US Ambassador to Germany from 2018 to 2020. Subsequently he served…

Governor Newsom's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week.

Feb. 6, 2021

The first week of February 2021 was not very good to the Governor of California. First, the Recall …

Labyrinth of the Wind (2)

Feb. 5, 2021

Labyrinth of the Wind is the critically acclaimed debut novel of Madhav Misra, our guest in the Mee…

Recent Blog Posts

Black History Month

As we enter the last week of Black History Month for 2021, I am thinking back on the podcast we did on the subject of WWII Black servicemen, with Jonatha…

Telemedicine and Selling Seniors Short. California Recall…

TeleHealth and TeleMedicine. The San Francisco Tech Council hosted a summit last week on the subject of Seniors and healthcare delivered over the interne…

What is the purpose of an Inaugural Address ?

The first action of a new President is to make a speech. Why ? What purpose does it serve ?  We'll look at a couple of such speeches in today's Blog…