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Author: Dan Carlin

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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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You never know when you might get a little common sense unexpectedly out of nowhere.This is one of those times.
Show 317 - Shades of Grey

Show 317 - Shades of Grey

2017-10-2800:51:0654

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?
Show 316 - The Day of the Dove

Show 316 - The Day of the Dove

2017-06-1901:02:3619

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.
Show 315 - War on a Whim?

Show 315 - War on a Whim?

2017-05-0101:08:0210

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.
Show 314 - Unhealthy Numbers

Show 314 - Unhealthy Numbers

2017-03-1601:00:2614

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.
Dan is in an introspective mental place in this show...but he may just drag you in there with him.
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.
Show 311 - Trumped

Show 311 - Trumped

2016-11-1101:06:0311

Post-2016 election analysis and discussion from a Martian political perspective.
Show 310 - Or Else

Show 310 - Or Else

2016-10-1300:47:475

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.
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.
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Comments (61)

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Love the show! I thought commonsense was dead!!! I'm very happy to be wrong! Thank you!

May 10th
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rich holmes

bring back common sense

May 7th
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Laurence Kelson

the 5¥1 I 4q r 8qtype ttþauxkawe

Feb 26th
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Hank Hollander

Wow...what a great show!

Feb 24th
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Nolan Good

I'm in my sophomore year of college, and trying to find my way in this complicated world. I thank you, Dan. Shows like this are immensely valuable.

Jan 23rd
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Eric Thornton

To answer your question of how to engage others Dan - a starting point would be an agreed upon nature of truth. Does it exist? If so can we find it? If so ... kind of like a flow chart for troubleshooting any systemic failure.

Jan 19th
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Mylon Mazzotti

hello

Jan 15th
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rich holmes

1990 "pump up the volume " Dan you remind me of the Christian Slater character..good job.

Dec 16th
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Aaron Duenke

how do you find archived shows?

Nov 29th
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Chris Horton

This is one of Dan's best shows ever at making someone think about one of the most important issues that faces all of us.

Oct 10th
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George Rothweiler

Well done Dan. Like you, I wonder how the people living in dynamic times that later become historic actually recognized or appreciated the threat to the status qou.

Aug 18th
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Peter Chaloner

Engage brain before operating mouth. Hemming and hawing: neither charming nor informative.

Jul 22nd
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Dan Phillips

Peter Chaloner ignorant comment

Oct 7th
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Happyhound33

does your dog do it

Jun 8th
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Kelly Mccord

great episode!

May 27th
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David Zysk

I'm so happy this is here, I've been going to Chapo Trap House since

May 26th
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Ray Causey

David Zysk poor lil kid

Mar 3rd
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Nolan Good

David Zysk Dan spent this whole episode preaching moderation and intellectual caution. You migrate next to the radical left? I don't think Chapo Trap House is productive, I think it is reactionary. And this is coming from someone who self identifies as liberal.

Jan 23rd
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Dru Bukowski

I was worried about you, Dan.

May 26th
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Rick Patton

Trying to figure out if Dan is still doing the Common Sense show...

Mar 28th
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George Avitia

Rick Patton wondering the same. So many topics have arise since the last episode.

May 22nd
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space_junk

I guess it is a big dilemma weather to punch those who would kill Jews and homosexuality. Good moral stand Dan.

Feb 15th
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space_junk

Ian Rogers Ok. Go back to sleep granddad. Night.

Mar 3rd
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Ian Rogers

space_junk Troll somewhere else, don't disrespect Dan like that.

Mar 3rd
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Maureen Veto

always interesting!

Feb 7th
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Tyler Matthews

Ending mid-adjective! Love it

Jan 30th
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