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.

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


The UK Pound flirts with US Dollar parity. Talking with James Herlihy, Hedge Fund Consultant.

Sept. 29, 2022

After Kwasi Karteng, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £45 billion tax cut last week, UK financial markets have been thrown into turmoil. Is the global economy ready for a return to Supply side economics ?

Guest: James Herlihy
Book Reviews

Frisco, a Novel. Talking with author Daniel Bacon

Sept. 29, 2022

A historical novel set amidst the 1934 General Strike in San Francisco, the first such strike in America and a defining event in our history along with the 1849 GoldRush and 1906 Earthquake.

Guest: Daniel Bacon

Inflation, Retirement Savings and Your Future. Talking with Professor Aswath Damodaran, Stern School of Business, New York University.

Sept. 22, 2022

Planning for a secure financial future when inflation is running at 9%, interest rates are rising, a recession looms against a backdrop of global turmoil. Aswath shares valuable insights with us.


Has Russia Lost the War ? Talking with Nicholas Grossman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Sept. 21, 2022

Ukraine’s retaking of Kharkiv and 2000 square miles of occupied territory was a turning point in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Tue rout of the Russian army likely prompted Putin to mobilize 300,000 army reservists and call 4…

Film Reviews

LA Confidential, 25th anniversary. Film Producer and Former Studio Head Michael Nathanson speaks with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

Sept. 17, 2022

This award winning 1997 film portrays Los Angeles in 1953, where Hollywood celebrity collides with police corruption. Michael Nathanson produced LA Confidential which won two Oscars, and Shaun Chang interviews him. --- Sen…

Book Reviews

Frontier Justice: Bass Reeves Deputy US Marshal. Talking with author Charlie Ray

Sept. 16, 2022

Bass Reeves was the first African American Deputy US Marshal appointed West of The Mississippi. He apprehended more than 3000 fugitives in the Oklahoma Territory and the West. Charlie sets the record straight about the role …

Guest: Charlie Ray

Recent Blog Posts

Rishi Sunak Liz Truss

For the third time in 6 years, the Conservative Party is voting on a new leader to replaced Boris Johnson. The race is between Rishi Sunak former Chancel…

Pelosi lands in Taiwan

Speaker Pelosi visit TSFE Taiwan in the face of Beijing’s protests.

Pelosi lands in Taiwan

Speaker Pelosi visit TSFE Taiwan in the face of Beijing’s protests.