Episodes

Covid 19: Have we made progress in the last 5 weeks ?

April 20, 2020

The Social Distancing and Lockdown practices of the last 5 weeks has seen a slowing in the rate of increase of C-19 infection rates and fatalities. But global and national numbers still increase. What is next and how does C-19 compare to historic pandemics ? --- This episode is sponsored by · A…

The Maltese Falcon. John Huston/Dashiell Hammett, 1941

April 18, 2020

This film noir is set in 1941 San Francisco and stars Humphrey Bogart in the title role of private investigator Sam Spade, Mary Astor as the manipulative fortune seeker Brigid O’Shaugnessey, Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. Intrigue, greed, obsession on the streets of San Francisco. --- This …

Tracing Covid-19 victims to break the transmission chain.

April 17, 2020

A new, massive C-19 testing program will be part of our return to normal. But all new C-19 victims will have to provide names and phone numbers for their contacts who may have been exposed. Those contacts also must self isolate, but what about their privacy ? --- This episode is sponsored by · …

California versus France: a tale of two re-openings.

April 16, 2020

As California and France appear to have passed the peak of C-19 infection rates, when and how will society get back to normal, the economy start running again and shelter in place be lifted. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- …

Bill Gates: Coronavirus Warrior

April 15, 2020

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is actively funding 8 entities working to develop a Covid 19 vaccine. Gates, the visionary who brought personal computing into our lives, is now focused on finding a new vaccine and preventing another Pandemic posing an existential threat to humankind. --- T…

Covid 19 testing: Is it a waste of money ?

April 13, 2020

Today’s podcast focuses on C-19 policies, practices and technologies in Germany, the U.K. and the US. Best practices, use of data and testing technology to defeat Covid-19. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice …

The Birds. Alfred Hitchcock 1963

April 11, 2020

Hitchcock’s thriller and horror film was filmed on location in San Francisco and Bodega Bay, Sonoma County in 1962. The themes of the film, a world out of joint, nature attacking humans, inhabitants seeking shelter from terror are topical for today’s Covid -19 lockdown culture caused by another for…

Why is California’s Covid 19 death rate so low ?

April 9, 2020

California with a population of 40 million has had 374 Covid-19 fatalities. During the same period through 4/7/20 New York State with 19 million people has had 5236 deaths - 14 times more than California. Why ? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https:…

Innovation Update: Covid 19 solutions

April 8, 2020

Innovation Update is a weekly feature of The San Francisco Experience. In today’s installment we recount 7 innovations created in the San Francisco Bay Area to confront Covid-19 and stop it dead in its tracks. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https:/…

Living on Lockdown: Survive and Thrive

April 5, 2020

In the fifth and final part of the Living on Lockdown series, I explore how and where we get our news on Covid 19 over the rest of the lockdown. With a historic perspective and quotes from Queen Elizabeth II and Henry Kissinger. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to mak…

Living on Lockdown: the Art of online board games, gaming and social interactivity.

April 4, 2020

Social isolation can lead to depression and loneliness. Today’s episode provides an alternative, to let you interact online through games, house parties and group movie watching at a distance. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --…

Living on Lockdown: the Art of Delivery and Takeout Dining and Grocery Shopping.

April 3, 2020

In this episode we review 6 apps for takeout and delivery services from restaurants. Best practices for grocery shopping. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/james-herlihy/message

Living on Lockdown: The Art of the Urban Hike.

April 2, 2020

Urban Hiking is the fastest growing trend in Hiking. It brings the same hiking energy to a CityScape and is a great way to accomplish your cardio fitness goals. Several hiking apps are reviewed. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app …

Living on Lockdown: the Art of Managing your 401k

April 1, 2020

The first in our series of podcasts to help you get through your home confinement during Lockdown. We focus on retirement savings in your 401k account and introduce online resources you can access. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/a…

Living in Lockdown: Don’t let a crisis go to waste.

March 31, 2020

Sharing best Social Lockdown practices from San Francisco, the city that is pioneering how to socially isolate and distance, with a big assist from Social Media. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: ht…

Covid 19 - Did early Lockdown and Social Distancing in San Francisco pay off ?

March 30, 2020

Comparison of early flight bans from China on San Francisco’s low rate of Covid 19 versus New York’s open European flights. Social Distancing Policies and Europe’s varied approach to Social Lockdown and Distancing. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. ht…

Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock 1958

March 29, 2020

In this episode I discuss the greatest film of all time, Vertigo, as judged by the British Film Institute in 2012. Set in 1957 San Francisco, it is a technicolor travelog of the City by the Bay. It provides a magnificent physical backdrop to the dark and brooding themes of deceit, obsession, unrequ…

The San Francisco Experience (Trailer)

March 26, 2020

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