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

Newsom Recall Post Mortem: Talking with Dan Walters of CalMatters.org

Sept. 17, 2021

The second Gubernatorial recall in California's 171 years history as a state failed. Governor Gavin Newsom handily saw off the challenge to oust him, 64% to 36%. Does his victory mean a renewed mandate to solve the state's b…

My Hometown: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Talking with Marcel van Walt van Praag

Sept. 16, 2021

Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands, with a population of 870,000 is a cosmopolitan city known for its artistic heritage, commerce, 165 canals, and the legacy of its' 17th and 18th Century Golden Age. City resident Mar…

Christians Against Christianity: How Right Wing Evangelicals are destroying our Nation and our Faith. In conversation with Dr. Obery Hendricks.

Sept. 15, 2021

The Evangelical Right has played a prominent role ensuring its agenda is part of the national debate especially during the presidential elections of 2016 and 2020. But is that agenda soundly based in scripture as they would …

The Eve of the California Recall Election: In conversation with Professor David McCuan

Sept. 14, 2021

The second recall election of a California Governor in 171 years of statehood takes place tomorrow, Tuesday September 14. The polls are predicting a landslide victory for Gavin Newsom. But the seasoned political scientist Pr…

Escape to the Stars: Talking with author Mark T. Sneed

Sept. 10, 2021

Escape to the Stars is a work of science fiction, but with an African American protagonist and hero. All too often the science fiction genre and space travel/adventure stories leave out people of color, and author Mark Sneed…

Gavin Newsom's handling of Covid is both an advantage and a liability in the Recall. Talking with Kaiser Health News journalist Angela Hart.

Sept. 9, 2021

While the Governor's management of California's response to the Covid pandemic has been an issue in the Recall, he has earned praise and criticism. Angela Hart frames the issues around his handling of Covid and further previ…

Recent Blog Posts

Migrations by J.L. Torres - a Blogpost preview of our upco…

        Migrations is a collection of short stories chronicling the American experience of primarily Puerto Rican…

Christians Against Christianity: How Right Wing Evangelica…

Today’s blogpost preview features a brief profile of renowned biblical scholar, Dr. Obery Hendricks, author of Christians against Christianity. &nb…

My Hometown: Amsterdam - Blogpost Preview.

  On  Thursday, September 16, TSFE will features an overview of Amsterdam, the next global city in our Hometown series.  Seen through the…