Common Sense with Dan Carlin
By Dan Carlin
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Common Sense with Dan Carlin is an independent look at politics and current events from popular New Media personality Dan Carlin. Carlin's self-described "Martian" viewpoints infuse each episode with a political alien's take on the world around us and the problems it faces. It's a smart, unique (and admittedly U.S.-centric) program that doesn't dumb down the information or analysis for the slowest person in the room. Carlin's rapid-fire staccato voice has been compared to William Shatner after too many espressos. That, plus his penchant for making everyone in the audience mad at him eventually, makes for a witch's brew of a podcast that is not for everyone. But for those craving a deeper intellectual analysis, a less partisan approach and unpredictable outside-the-box revelations, Common Sense with Dan Carlin is a feast for the mind.
||CleanShow 318 - For Whom the Bell Trolls||You never know when you might get a little common sense unexpectedly out of nowhere.This is one of those times.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 317 - Shades of Grey||Dan is finding is hard to operate in a Black and White, Good and Evil cultural environment where everyone is outraged all the time about everything and where Americans hate each other. Where's the Common Sense?||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 316 - The Day of the Dove||Politically-related violence in the U.S. heats up as talk of "Civil War" goes mainstream. What would a "Civil War" in the U.S. even look like? Dan has some thoughts on this and ways to potentially avoid such a fate.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 315 - War on a Whim?||There's a lot in this show subject-wise, but it's really supposed to be about War Powers in the USA and how events in Syria and North Korea play into the issue.||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 314 - Unhealthy Numbers||As the GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Dan ponders the dichotomy between what Americans spend on health care versus what they get in return.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 313 - Get Me A Glass of Water||Dan is in an introspective mental place in this show...but he may just drag you in there with him.||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 312 - Re-Connections with James Burke||Dan has another visit with the always fascinating science historian and TV host James Burke. He also catches up a bit on early Trump cabinet picks and the Dakota pipeline protests.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 311 - Trumped||Post-2016 election analysis and discussion from a Martian political perspective.||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 310 - Or Else||What happens if our nation's problems become too large to realistically imagine our politicians solving? What if voting doesn't help? Dan reminds us that he's not a moderate, and that you probably aren't either.||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 309 - A Bodyguard of Lies||Secrecy, hacking, information leaks, whistle-blowers, foreign-operative propaganda pushers, disinformation, election tampering and the search for any truth in cyberspace occupy Dan's thoughts in this show.||9/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 308 - Return of the Podcaster||After a brief hiatus to finish his other podcast, Dan has a huge backlog of material to cover. The presidential race, foreign affairs and racial and cultural questions take center stage.||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 307 - Revenge of the Gangrenous Finger||This show has a "chickens coming home to roost" feel to it, but maybe in a positive way. It was supposed to be about the recent British vote to leave the EU, but evolved into something larger. Surprise, surprise.||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 306 - Disengaging the Lizard Brain||Hate is a very strong word, but increasing numbers of Americans hate their countrymen. Is this a danger to the stability of the country? If it were deemed such, what can be done about it?||6/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 305 - A Catalyst for the Inconceivable||Dan finds the idea of a Donald Trump presidency to be inconceivable. He also thinks a fundamental change in U.S. Foreign Policy is also inconceivable. Could one inconceivable outcome lead to another?||5/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 304 - Speed Dating For Delegates||As the U.S. Presidential campaign veers into unprecedented territory Dan sees opportunity in the unusual circumstances. "Anger is an Energy" he says. And he says it AGAIN and AGAIN.||4/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 303 - The Way You Play The Game Redux||It's not easy to get under Dan's normally flexible, see-things-from-multiple-angles skin, but Donald Trump's stated willingness to cross traditional American moral fault lines has done just that.||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 302 - Of Courts, Cooks and Apples||Justice Scalia of the Supreme Court dies and CEO Tim Cook and Apple go toe-to-toe with the U.S. Government over privacy.||2/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 301 - Martian Perspectives||In an election where political outsiders are exceeding all expectations, who better than a political outsider to break down the situation? Dan gives his Martian-style post-Iowa analysis and looks ahead to 2020.||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 300 - Trecenti||Fantasies about electoral chaos, calls for political prudence and martian thoughts on an anti-federal government standoff in Oregon help stuff this episode chock full of what most of you love about this show.||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The Right Stuff
If I was president I would make a cabinet position just for Dan.
Intelligent and politics
I’m surprised that Dan successfully can talk about politics without causing me to have a panic attack. I think he keeps this from being too far on any side while not so middle of the road nothing happens.
Where are you Dan, come back
If you consider yourself a socio-political observer and thinker your media consumption is not complete without a listen to Dan.
Terrific commentary on current events and the broader spectrum of alternative policy in regard to our nation and our world.