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

Film Reviews

The Crown: Season Five. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

Nov. 28, 2022

Season 5 covers 1992 - 97 and is dominated by the Diana Charles marriage collapse.

Guest: Shaun Chang

LatinaVida: Developing a new Generation of Leaders. Talking with Tammy Ramos J.D.

Nov. 22, 2022

Training the diverse future leaders of corporate America.

Film Reviews

James Bond 007 as portrayed by Pierce Brosnan: Behind the scenes. Talking with Michael Nathanson former President and COO of MGM and Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV blog.

Nov. 18, 2022

Michael Nathanson the former President of MGM talks about overseeing the Pierce Brosnan 007 movies, the Daniel Craig replacement and the Broccoli family that owns the James Bond franchise.


In the footsteps of the assassin: Lee Harvey Oswald's New Orleans. Talking with David Feldman.

Nov. 16, 2022

Lee Harvey Oswald was born and raised in New OIrleans. For 5 months in 1963 before the assassination of JFK, he mysteriously took on 4 different personas.

Guest: David Feldman
Book Reviews

Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics. Talking with author Adam Rutherford

Nov. 15, 2022

Eugenics origins and how the subject was corrupted by the Nazis.

Recent Blog Posts

The Crown Season Five

Season 5 covers the tumultuous period from 1992 to 1997 when Charles and Diana”s marriage was publicly collapsing.

Eugenics stages a comeback ?

Dr. Adam Rutherford in his new book “Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics”, traces the history of Eugenics up to today.

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…