Common Sense with Dan Carlin

Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Common Sense with Dan Carlin is an independent look at politics and current events from popular New Media personality Dan Carlin.

319 - A Recipe for Caesar
Apr 1 • 86 min
Does a global pandemic help break the spell of our bitter partisan conflict, or does it just raise the stakes? In the first CS show in years Dan wrestles with the Zeitgeist.
318 - For Whom the Bell Trolls
May 25, 2018 • 46 min
You never know when you might get a little common sense unexpectedly out of nowhere.This is one of those times.
317 - Shades of Grey
Oct 27, 2017 • 51 min
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?
316 - The Day of the Dove
Jun 19, 2017 • 60 min
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.
315 - War on a Whim?
Apr 30, 2017 • 61 min
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.
314 - Unhealthy Numbers
Mar 16, 2017 • 62 min
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.
313 - Get Me A Glass of Water
Feb 14, 2017 • 53 min
Dan is in an introspective mental place in this show…but he may just drag you in there with him.
312 - Re-Connections with James Burke
Dec 7, 2016 • 81 min
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.
311 - Trumped
Nov 11, 2016 • 63 min
Post-2016 election analysis and discussion from a Martian political perspective.
310 - Or Else
Oct 13, 2016 • 44 min
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.
309 - A Bodyguard of Lies
Sep 9, 2016 • 56 min
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.
308 - Return of the Podcaster
Aug 14, 2016 • 73 min
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.
307 - Revenge of the Gangrenous Finger
Jun 27, 2016 • 49 min
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.
306 - Disengaging the Lizard Brain
Jun 5, 2016 • 44 min
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?
305 - A Catalyst for the Inconceivable
May 7, 2016 • 71 min
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?
304 - Speed Dating For Delegates
Apr 16, 2016 • 44 min
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.
303 - The Way You Play The Game Redux
Apr 1, 2016 • 47 min
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.
302 - Of Courts, Cooks and Apples
Feb 26, 2016 • 56 min
Justice Scalia of the Supreme Court dies and CEO Tim Cook and Apple go toe-to-toe with the U.S. Government over privacy.
301 - Martian Perspectives
Feb 6, 2016 • 52 min
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.
300 - Trecenti
Jan 7, 2016 • 78 min
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.