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.
Gas Up the Cold War
Vladimir Putin has instantaneously reignited the Cold War by savagely attacking Ukraine this week. In response to requests, Dan shares a few thoughts.
Betting on Long Shots
After 20 years in Afghanistan the U.S. exits the country thus ending the longest war in American history. Are there any lessons to be learned?
Garbage In, Garbage Out
In a show recorded before the recent House impeachment vote, Dan examines the damage caused by the iceberg we recently hit when Americans stormed the U.S. Capitol and tries to suggest how we might avoid hitting another one.
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.
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.
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.
Dan’s insight and explanations would be more valuable now than ever
While I get that politics has become a new level of contentious, one more well spoken voice of reason could only help during these politically absurd times. Please consider doing more of these!
Once a Great Podcast, Once a Great Man
Dan Carlin was once a hero of mine. He’d wail against the surveillance state, warn and worry about the growing corruption in government, and try to devise some kind of solution. Then Trump got elected and, while some commentators got deranged, Dan simply went silent.
Sure, the occasional show would crop up. But as of 2024, during a time where the Federal Government has become increasingly pervasive, invasive, and sinister, Mr. Carlin seems oddly reluctant to talk about the obvious—the State’s become dangerous, and positive change is coming too slowly, too late.
The ‘why’ behind the man’s absence is likely due to several issues. But ultimately, it’s hard for any man to remain bi-partisan in such a disintegrating climate. No matter what he says—that Trump’s a narcissist or Biden’s a puppet—he’s in for a pile of hate. So he stays quiet. At the cost of everything he once supposedly held dear.
And if that’s the case—that Dan would ignore the commercial web of deceit that weaves its seams from sea to sea—maybe it’s best he’s left the stage. Because we need a Steward of Truth. Of Vision. And not a coward.
And certainly not a sympathizer for the Marxist hivemind seeking to undermine the very fabric of American life.
Please give us something!!!! The world is going nuts! Please Dan, give us your opinion. We won’t hold anything against you regardless of your input.