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.
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.
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?
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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Still the best
Thank you Dan for putting current events into historical perspective for us. We needed to hear it, whether we liked it, or not. It’s too bad that people say you are so liberal, or was it conservative… Your points always make people think, and that is what we need to do to break out of our social media created bubbles.
When things get tough The saltines crack
I’ve listen to every episode of Hardcore history. I am a religious listener of common sense but when society got crazy and Trump got elected then went away? Why? Because it was evident that white supremacy was rearing its ugly head and the contradictions were too much for Dan to bear. He’s a straight shooter but took a lot of time off to drop this bogus episode about both sides. How is antifa not supposed to exist when we have fascist how how is auntie for a gift to the right is fascism exist we fight it. Point blank it’s about power white folks white supremacy has power and we fight against it and you as a straight shooter then went away as podcasting blew up you shriveled away why? Another one bites the dust want to go move to Austin with Joe Rogan. Both sides both sides both sides both sides. There’s only one side to white supremacy either you stand with us or you stand against us. Goodbye it’s not time to get together Kumbaya a podcast and park in Ankeny change nothing is power from these folks who have power and then things will change for black folks for poor folks and the working class. There’s no other way Dan
Sorry Dan. You lost me.
One sided. And picking his facts. Not including the other side. So if Trump is a conspiracy theorist, and a manipulator public consciousness then what do you call the left saying he did Russian collusion.What about them calling his election illegitimate and stolen.Oh but yes let’s just say Trump did it when they have evidence this time.People take with Dan Carlin says with a big grain of salt because he’s picking what he chooses to talk about and ignoring the others. Talked about if we believe the president we have garbage in our minds. And that those who stormed the capital believe that they would be in concentration camps. Yes orange man bad we get it.