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We are a "deep dive" 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.

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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.

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We are a "deep dive" 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.

    Wildfire Arsonists: A disturbing trend ?

    Wildfire Arsonists: A disturbing trend ?

    Three recent arson cases in Northern California's forests, during our dangerous annual wildfire season, have raised the fear that deliberately set fires are on the rise and contributing to the megafires plaguing the Golden State. Cal Fire says that arson arrests jumped from 70 in 2019 to 120 in 2020. How can we stop this trend ?


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    My Hometown: Liverpool, England. Talking with native son and actor Frank Cannon.

    My Hometown: Liverpool, England. Talking with native son and actor Frank Cannon.

    Liverpool is located 178 miles North West of London. A port and a city of colorful history, it has produced two Premier League Soccer Teams, The Beatles, countless actors and artists and has always been an immigrant melting pot. A key transportation artery during the Industrial Revolution, it played a role in the American Civil War facilitating the cotton trade, hosting a Confederate consulate and overseeing the building of a Confederate warship. Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth is rumored to have fled to Liverpool, his ancestral home and lived incognito avoiding capture.


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    Minneapolis votes to ditch its' Police Department and Chief.

    Minneapolis votes to ditch its' Police Department and Chief.

    Measure 2 is on the Minneapolis ballot November 2. It would remove the Police Department and Chief from the city charter. A new Department of Public Safety would be set up driven by public health considerations. Would police officers even be recruited in the future ? And if it passes, will other cities around the country follow suit ? If so, what impact would a national police department revamp have on the 2022 mid-term elections ?


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    King Richard. Nixon and Watergate: an American Tragedy. In conversation with author Michael Dobbs.

    King Richard. Nixon and Watergate: an American Tragedy. In conversation with author Michael Dobbs.

    Michael Dobbs was Moscow Bureau Chief for the Washington Post. He has written seven books. King Richard and several others deal with presidential crises. For King Richard he listened to the Nixon tapes at the  presidential library in Yorba Linda for a first hand account of how the coverup that forced the President's resignation unfolded. The book zeroes in on the first 100 days of 1973 after the January 20th second inaugural. This was the timeframe when the fate of the Nixon presidency was sealed.


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    U.S. white male life expectancy drops 2.2 years in 2020 and 2021.; 3 plus years for blacks and latinos. Why ?

    U.S. white male life expectancy drops 2.2 years in 2020 and 2021.; 3 plus years for blacks and latinos. Why ?

    Covid 19 fueled a 2.2 year decrease in US white male life expectancy and over 3 years for black and latino men. That was the largest drop in 75 years. While other Western European countries saw a drop also, the US decline was the largest. Why ? In today's podcast we will explore the treasons.


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    Mexican American Moxie: Talking with author, Professor Frank P. Barajas

    Mexican American Moxie: Talking with author, Professor Frank P. Barajas

    The rise of the Mexican American community in California is notable in many fields. But back in the middle of the 20th Century until the 1970s, The future was littered with struggle, poverty and lack of opportunity. Frank Barajas takes us through that period when giants like Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta were laying the groundwork for the emergence of Mexican Americans as a political, social and economic force to be reckoned with.


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

SFE Fan ,

Not just for San Fran Fans

The San Francisco Experience is not just for locals….the content is timely and relevant from coast to coast. Jim’s delivery is smooth and easy on the ears. His perspectives are refreshing and thought provoking. Listening to Jim’s podcast is both enlightening and enjoyable. I find myself looking forward to the next episode!

Westernfront1 ,

The San Francisco Experience

Outstanding podcast! From stories about the city he clearly loves and knows intimately, to perspectives on the State of California and the country, Jim Herlihy draws you in with his fascinating and timely subject matter, his knowledge and meticulous research, and his smooth and polished delivery. Highly recommended podcast for locals and for listeners around the world who want to get a feel for California and the mood of the nation.

Quakerdad ,

San Francisco Experience

Jim’s presentations are modulated and easily understood. The subject matter is well researched and brought to life by its relevance to today’s events. Jim has been able to bring a richness to the San Francisco experience for visitors like myself. From the history of SF to current event like the response to the pandemic to the obscure fact, unique to San Francisco. I feel rewarded for my time, having learned something new and interesting. I’m always looking forward to the next installment. Definitely worth a listen.

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