Common Sense with Dan Carlin

Dan Carlin

News & 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.


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

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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.

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Show 311 - Trumped

November 11th, 2016

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

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Show 310 - Or Else

October 13th, 2016

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.