Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Common Sense with Dan Carlin
Dan Carlin
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Loud, fast-talking and deceptively funny, this politically-independent "forward-thinking pragmatist" looks at the events shaping our world through a uniquely American lens. It's smarter than you think, and faster than you expect.
Show 320 - Steering Into the Iceberg
To paraphrase John Lennon, So you say you want a civil war? With the U.S. facing one of the most consequential elections in its history, Dan has some thoughts about us all, our choices and the times in which we live.
Sep 20
1 hr 13 min
Show 319 - A Recipe for Caesar
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.
Mar 31
1 hr 26 min
Show 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.
May 25, 2018
46 min
Show 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?
Oct 27, 2017
51 min
Show 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.
Jun 19, 2017
1 hr
Show 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.
Apr 30, 2017
1 hr 1 min
Show 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.
Mar 15, 2017
1 hr 2 min
Show 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.
Feb 14, 2017
53 min
Show 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.
Dec 7, 2016
1 hr 21 min
Show 311 - Trumped
Post-2016 election analysis and discussion from a Martian political perspective.
Nov 10, 2016
1 hr 3 min
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