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

Wildfire Arsonists: A disturbing trend ?

Oct. 15, 2021

Three recent arson cases in Northern California's forests, during our dangerous annual wildfire season, have raised the fear that deliberately set fires are on the rise and contributing to the megafires plaguing the Golden S…

My Hometown: Liverpool, England. Talking with native son and actor Frank Cannon.

Oct. 13, 2021

Liverpool is located 178 miles North West of London. A port and a city of colorful history, it has produced two Premier League Soccer Teams, The Beatles, countless actors and artists and has always been an immigrant melting …

Minneapolis votes to ditch its' Police Department and Chief.

Oct. 9, 2021

Measure 2 is on the Minneapolis ballot November 2. It would remove the Police Department and Chief from the city charter. A new Department of Public Safety would be set up driven by public health considerations. Would police…

King Richard. Nixon and Watergate: an American Tragedy. In conversation with author Michael Dobbs.

Oct. 6, 2021

Michael Dobbs was Moscow Bureau Chief for the Washington Post. He has written seven books. King Richard and several others deal with presidential crises. For King Richard he listened to the Nixon tapes at the presidential l…

U.S. white male life expectancy drops 2.2 years in 2020 and 2021.; 3 plus years for blacks and latinos. Why ?

Oct. 1, 2021

Covid 19 fueled a 2.2 year decrease in US white male life expectancy and over 3 years for black and latino men. That was the largest drop in 75 years. While other Western European countries saw a drop also, the US decline wa…

Mexican American Moxie: Talking with author, Professor Frank P. Barajas

Oct. 1, 2021

The rise of the Mexican American community in California is notable in many fields. But back in the middle of the 20th Century until the 1970s, The future was littered with struggle, poverty and lack of opportunity. Frank Ba…

Recent Blog Posts

Arson Profiler: Ed Nordskog. A blogpost preview of Thursda…

Ed Nordskog is an arson profiler, with 21 years experience in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.  He has investigated 2100 arson cases, and…

Carol Lynley: Her Hollywood Career. A preview of Wednesday…

Since she was a child, Carol graced TV and movie screens from 1956 to 2002. She progressed from child model, to teenage idol, to ingenue.  Author T…

My Hometown: Liverpool, England.

The next in our series of city profiles from a resident’s point of view is Liverpool, England. Today’s blogpost preview of the Wednesday Octo…