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.

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

Leaving California: Allison Pullins and Neal Richardson discuss their decision to relocate to North Carolina.

April 16, 2021

A young family weighs a difficult decision to leave San Francisco and move to North Carolina. Mixed…

Bitcoin and Coinbase: What you should know before investing. In conversation with Anders Kruus, Financial Advisor.

April 14, 2021

Coinbase went public today, making it easier for individual investors to transact in Cryptocurrenci…

George Floyd Trial and Police Reform: A discussion with Martin Kuz, West Coast Correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor.

April 9, 2021

Minneapolis and the nation as a whole are holding their collective breath as the George Floyd murde…

Frida Kahlo: Appearances can be deceiving. A conversation with Hillary Olcott, Coordinating Curator, Frida Kahlo Exhibit, DeYoung Museum.

April 7, 2021

The Frida Kahlo Exhibit is a collection of the artist's most personal artifacts including clothing,…

Christo's Running Fence - 45 years later. An interview with Eric Stanley, Historian, Sonoma County Museum.

April 1, 2021

Running Fence was a 24.5 mile massive art installation on the hills of Sonoma and Marin Counties, e…

A tale of two Covids: Canada and the United States' different paths. In conversation with Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

March 31, 2021

Canada's Pandemic management in 2020 was exemplary by any measure, lower infection rates and lower …

Recent Blog Posts

American Poverty continues to grow

Today's blogpost is a preview of my interview with Professor Mark Rank, co-author of  " Poorly Understood: What America gets wrong about poverty." &…

Leaving California : are we reaching an inflection point ?

In today's podcast I interviewed a couple who are relocating their family to North Carolina from San Francisco. It has been a tough decision for the…

Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum - Is it an investment f…

A currency is a system of money used in a particular country and regulated by its' government. The economy and the management of its currency is one of t…