20 episodes

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.

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    • Politics
    • 4.8, 8K Ratings

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.

    Show 319 - A Recipe for Caesar

    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.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Show 318 - For Whom the Bell Trolls

    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.

    • 46 min
    Show 317 - Shades of Grey

    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?

    • 51 min
    Show 316 - The Day of the Dove

    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.

    • 1 hr
    Show 315 - War on a Whim?

    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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Show 314 - Unhealthy Numbers

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8K Ratings

8K Ratings

khacbass ,

This is why I listen to Carlin

Dan, disregard the haters on here brother. Anyone who is saying you didn’t go for enough to the left of the right is missing the point. Keep up the good work. People stuck in the middle like me need it!

Climber510 ,

Eh

Used to love common sense objective opinions from both sides. I’m not sure if it’s a combination of his Twitter and the podcast but the seemingly more liberal agenda is not appealing. There is always two sides and now I feel that you get one side of the story. It’s a shame honestly because I really wish I could listen to this again and feel like he would be objective to both the right and the left.

Ravena's ,

What a pleasant surprise - a new Commonsense

What's this a new Commonsense? How long has it been - only two years. It seems like forever. You remark about the problem of not even having a common/agreed upon point of shared knowledge to base a conversation. Frustration - you betcha! We all run into it and are repeatedly stunned. Most of us are too busy making a living to keep up on all the information floating around out there - to be able to remember (if we ever knew) what is true and what is not or better yet - able to identify the spin.

I didn't listen to your podcast because I agreed with everything you said or wanted to argue with you. I listen to your podcast sometimes to remember things forgotten, to learn things behind the scenes I didn't know, to learn a different point of view, and to just plain receive some food for thought. I also pickup reading ideas from your podcasts too. Please do not stop creating Commonsense.

One of my favorite of all time - #236 mentioning the book The Trap with Sir James Goldsmith and NAFTA.

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