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

Film Reviews

The Wife starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Price: Talking with Shaun Chang from the Movie and TV Blog Hill Place.

Jan. 21, 2022

A literary collaboration of husband and wife comes under scrutiny when the husband wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Guest: Shaun Chang
Book Reviews

The Vanishing: In conversation with War Reporter and Author Janine di Giovanni

Jan. 19, 2022

Ancient Christian communities of Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Egypt are threatened by terrorism, persecution, war and emigration. Some say they will be extinct in 50 years. War correspondent Janine di Giovanni alerts us to the thre…


Chesa Boudin: Recalling San Francisco's District Attorney. In conversation with former Assistant DA Brooke Jenkins.

Jan. 18, 2022

Chesa Boudin, San Francisco's 29th District Attorney is facing an unprecedented recall election on June 7, 2022, the first time in the 166 year history of the office. 83,000 San Franciscan voters signed a petition to put the…


The Oath Keepers: Talking with journalists Phil Barber, Andrew Graham and Emily Wilder of The Press Democrat

Jan. 17, 2022

Phil, Andrew and Emily authored a wide ranging profile of Oath Keeper members in the San Francisco North Bay Region on January 9th. Many readers were surprised that the right wing, extremist organization had a membership bas…

International Relations

There is Nothing for you here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century. Talking with Dr. Fiona Hill

Jan. 13, 2022

Dr. Hill served as President Trump’s Foreign Policy advisor for Russia.

The Arts

There You Go, Wherever You Are. Emily Fromm Solo Show. 111 Minna Gallery

Jan. 12, 2022

Emily Fromm, noted visual artist whose cityscapes of San Francisco are growing in popularity has added classic scenes from New York and London to her urban art portfolio. She is best known for the massive mosaic, entitled F…

Guest: Emily Fromm

Recent Blog Posts

The Oathkeepers Stewart Rhodes

The Oathkeepers is an American far right anti government militia whose members claim to be defending the US Constitution. It was founded in 2009 by Yale …

Janine di Giovanni The Vanishing

Janine di Giovanni is Senior Fellow at Yale’s Jackson Global Institute. For the last 30 years she has reported on some of the most violent and dest…

Emily Fromm 111 Minna Gallery

Cityscape art. Harvey Milk Terminal SFO