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.

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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.

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Money in Politics needs a watchdog: The Federal Election Commission. Talking with former Chair Ann Ravel.

March 24, 2023

Committed to the democratic process as a Commissioner and international election observer.

Guest: Ann Ravel
Business Finance

Guaranteeing Bank Deposits: Talking with Professor Anat Admati of the Stanford Graduate School of Business

March 22, 2023

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank caused regulators to act on uninsured bank deposits, above the $250,000 FDIC cap.

Business Finance

Global Banking Turmoil and the Illusion of Control. Talking with Jon Danielsson, Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics and Director of the Systemic Risk Center.

March 21, 2023

The global banking crisis and the failure of Silicon Valley Bank as well as Credit Suisse was worsened by a lack of diversity - shock absorbers - in the financial system. Professor Danielsson argues for a new approach to ri…

Book Reviews Actress

Irene Tsu, star of stage, film and TV. In conversation with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

March 17, 2023

Irene Tsu has over 80 credits to her name and has been active in the entertainment world since the 1960s.

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.