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Common Sense with Dan Carlin

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Rank #37 in Politics category

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Politics
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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

7189 Ratings
Average Ratings
6434
358
157
99
141

Really Miss the Show

By Patton Katt - Nov 28 2019
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Please come back. I think we we this now, more than ever.

Miss this podcast

By k.hissss - Nov 18 2019
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Really wish he’d bring it back. It’s an amazing show

iTunes Ratings

7189 Ratings
Average Ratings
6434
358
157
99
141

Really Miss the Show

By Patton Katt - Nov 28 2019
Read more
Please come back. I think we we this now, more than ever.

Miss this podcast

By k.hissss - Nov 18 2019
Read more
Really wish he’d bring it back. It’s an amazing show

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Common Sense with Dan Carlin

Updated 7 days ago

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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 305 - A Catalyst for the Inconceivable

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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?

May 07 2016

1hr 11mins

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Show 307 - Revenge of the Gangrenous Finger

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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.

Jun 27 2016

49mins

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Show 302 - Of Courts, Cooks and Apples

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Justice Scalia of the Supreme Court dies and CEO Tim Cook and Apple go toe-to-toe with the U.S. Government over privacy.

Feb 26 2016

56mins

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Show 303 - The Way You Play The Game Redux

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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.

Apr 01 2016

47mins

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Show 306 - Disengaging the Lizard Brain

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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?

Jun 05 2016

44mins

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Show 304 - Speed Dating For Delegates

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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.

Apr 17 2016

44mins

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Show 311 - Trumped

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Post-2016 election analysis and discussion from a Martian political perspective.

Nov 11 2016

1hr 3mins

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Show 313 - Get Me A Glass of Water

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Dan is in an introspective mental place in this show...but he may just drag you in there with him.

Feb 14 2017

53mins

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Show 312 - Re-Connections with James Burke

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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 07 2016

1hr 21mins

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Show 310 - Or Else

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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.

Oct 13 2016

44mins

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Show 318 - For Whom the Bell Trolls

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You never know when you might get a little common sense unexpectedly out of nowhere.This is one of those times.

May 26 2018

46mins

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Show 317 - Shades of Grey

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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 28 2017

51mins

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Show 316 - The Day of the Dove

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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

1hr

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Show 315 - War on a Whim?

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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.

May 01 2017

1hr 1min

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Show 314 - Unhealthy Numbers

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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 16 2017

1hr 2mins

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Show 313 - Get Me A Glass of Water

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Dan is in an introspective mental place in this show...but he may just drag you in there with him.

Feb 14 2017

53mins

Play

Show 312 - Re-Connections with James Burke

Podcast cover
Read more
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 07 2016

1hr 21mins

Play

Show 311 - Trumped

Podcast cover
Read more
Post-2016 election analysis and discussion from a Martian political perspective.

Nov 11 2016

1hr 3mins

Play

Show 310 - Or Else

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Oct 13 2016

44mins

Play

Show 309 - A Bodyguard of Lies

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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.

Sep 10 2016

56mins

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Show 308 - Return of the Podcaster

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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.

Aug 14 2016

1hr 13mins

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Show 307 - Revenge of the Gangrenous Finger

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Jun 27 2016

49mins

Play

Show 306 - Disengaging the Lizard Brain

Podcast cover
Read more
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?

Jun 05 2016

44mins

Play

Show 305 - A Catalyst for the Inconceivable

Podcast cover
Read more
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?

May 07 2016

1hr 11mins

Play

Show 304 - Speed Dating For Delegates

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Apr 17 2016

44mins

Play

Show 303 - The Way You Play The Game Redux

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Apr 01 2016

47mins

Play

Show 302 - Of Courts, Cooks and Apples

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Read more
Justice Scalia of the Supreme Court dies and CEO Tim Cook and Apple go toe-to-toe with the U.S. Government over privacy.

Feb 26 2016

56mins

Play

Show 301 - Martian Perspectives

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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.

Feb 06 2016

52mins

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Show 300 - Trecenti

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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.

Jan 08 2016

1hr 18mins

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