Season 15


Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan: Will she or Won't she ?

Aug. 1, 2022

Will Speaker Pelosi be the most senior elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years ? And how will Beijing respond ?

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Book Reviews

Upon This Rock - The Sequel. In conversation with author David Eugene Perry.

July 29, 2022

David discusses the sequel to his award winning novel Upon this Rock. He has taken up residence in Grazalema, Spain, one of Spain’s “Pueblo’s Blanco’s.”

News Analysis

The long arm of Chinese censorship and author Geling Yan. In conversation with Larry Walker.

July 26, 2022

Acclaimed Chinese American author with 28 novels to her credit and translated into 18 languages has run afoul of the Chinese censors. This episode recounts how she and her husband fought to get credit for a Chinese film base…

Guest: Larry Walker
Film Reviews

Downton Abbey, A New Era. The Movie. In conversation with Shaun Chang, of the Hill Place, Movie and TV Blog.

July 22, 2022

Shaun Chang returns to the podcast to share his film insights, opinions and analysis of Downton Abbey, A New Era.

Guest: Shaun Chang
Book Reviews

The Midcoast - A Novel. In conversation with author Adam White.

July 19, 2022

Adam White's debut novel is a national bestseller and is featured as a New York Times Editor's Choice book. A crime drama set in small town Maine, it contrasts the fortunes of two very different families. One has become very…

Guest: Adam White

oXYGen Financial: A private CFO for Generation X and Y investors. Talking with CEO and Founder Ted Jenkin

July 15, 2022

oXYGen Financial takes a different approach to financial planning, focused on strategy, tracking and accountability. And yes, you will likely need a supplemental source of income in addition to pension, social security and i…

Guest: Ted Jenkin
Political Analysis

The Politics of appointing San Francisco's new District Attorney, Brooke Jenkins. Talking with Jason McDaniel, Associate Professor of Political Science, San Francisco State University.

July 13, 2022

Mayor Breed's appointment of Brooke Jenkins after the historic recall of Chesa Boudin, the duly elected DA, is a political minefield. Played out against the backdrop of San Francisco's fractious political scene, Brooke faces…


The best and the worst US cities for first time home buyers.

July 7, 2022

Most affordable for First time homebuyers : Pittsburgh, PA. Least affordable : Los Angeles.

Guest: Jim Herlihy

How I built my own company: Talking with Victoria Sanchez DeAlba, CEO of DeAlba Communications.

July 7, 2022

Transitioned from journalism to creating her own firm, DeAlba Communications.

Film Reviews

Family Plot: Alfred Hitchcock's last film. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

June 30, 2022

A light hearted thriller set in San Francisco in the mid-1970s.

Guest: Shaun Chang

Tik Tok: Will Apple and Google remove the popular app from their stores ?

June 29, 2022

FCC Commissioner Carr has called on the two tech giants to drop the Tik Tok app from their stores on security grounds.

Guest: Jim Herlihy
News Analysis

Roe versus Wade overturned. In conversation with Associate Professor of Constitutional Law Luke Boso at University of San Francisco School of Law.

June 25, 2022

The United States Supreme Court overturned this 49 year landmark precedent which gave a woman the right to an abortion. As a result of this decision, regulation of abortion will be de-constitutionalized and returned to the s…

International Relations

Prisoners of Geography : 10 maps that explain everything about the world. By Tim Marshall. A Review by Jim Herlihy

June 21, 2022

A country’s physical geography still largely determines its global power and either advantages or disadvantages the geopolitical decisions of its leader.

Guest: Jim Herlihy

Power to change lives: How to leverage life's obstacles to reach financial success. Talking with author Helen Chong.

June 17, 2022

In her memoir, Helen illustrates the power of the Chinese word for Crisis: the two characters for the word are Danger and Opportunity. She seems to have found opportunities where others might have stepped away. --- Send in a…

Guest: Helen Chong

Woke Inc. Inside America's Social Justice Scam by Vivek Ramaswamy. Talking with Justin Danhof of Strive Asset Management

June 16, 2022

Stakeholder Capitalism ESG or Vivek’s alternate philosophy of Excellence , Opportunity and Civility.

Guest: Justin Danhof
News Analysis

Patriot Front plot to disrupt Gay Pride March is foiled. Talking with Quinn Welsch, reporter for the Spokane Spokesman Review

June 16, 2022

The white supremacist group the Patriot Front, planned a riot in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Saturday, June 11 during the Gay Pride Parade. They were apprehended and arrested and charged before they could carry out their plan. Q…

Guest: Quinn Welsch
Book Reviews

Under a Broken Sky: talking with award winning author, Kris Calvin

June 14, 2022

A mystery set in Sacramento. Multilayered plot lines with finely drawn characters from award winning author Kris Calvin.

Guest: Kris Calvin

The Chesa Boudin Recall and the Los Angeles Mayor's Race: Talking with Professor David McCuan, Chair of Political Science at Sonoma State University.

June 8, 2022

Political analysis of the June 7th California Primary by Professor David McCuan, Chair of Political Science at Sonoma State University.