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.

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

Ranch to Table Meat Supply: Talking to Adam Parks of Victorian Farmstead Meat Company.

May 6, 2021

Food Safety and Security soared in importance in the wake of Covid 19 meat packing plant infection …

Dangerous Conjectures : the critically acclaimed novel by Brian Finney. The Interview.

May 4, 2021

Dangerous Conjectures tells a tale of the way we were, in the three months leading up to the 2020 C…

Wine Country Resiliency: A conversation with Bill Boerum, Wine Industry Entrepreneur.

April 29, 2021

Napa and Sonoma Counties are America's premier wine producing regions. 85% of American wine is prod…

The Lost Family: How DNA testing is upending who we are. A conversation with author Libby Copeland.

April 28, 2021

Over 30 million Americans have taken DNA Tests at home, largely for recreational genealogy and fam…

California school kids' raw deal: Dan Walters, veteran journalist, shares his analysis.

April 22, 2021

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) the second largest school system in the United States a…

Poorly Understood: What America gets wrong about poverty. Speaking with co-author Professor Mark Rank about his book.

April 20, 2021

Poverty in the United States is more widespread than in the other developed OECD countries due to o…

Recent Blog Posts

DNA testing - The journey of a lifetime. Preview to next …

Wednesday’s podcast is an interview with author Libby Copeland, an award winning journalist. In her latest book she  takes us on a journey fil…

American Poverty continues to grow

Today's blogpost is a preview of my interview with Professor Mark Rank, co-author of  " Poorly Understood: What America gets wrong about poverty." &…

Leaving California : are we reaching an inflection point ?

In today's podcast I interviewed a couple who are relocating their family to North Carolina from San Francisco. It has been a tough decision for the…