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If the Generation X age group (and younger) really is a mostly politically independent group (as polls seem to show) then Dan Carlin really might be “The ”.

The 40 year-old radio host has been pushing the idea that the two main parties are part of the problem, not the solution to our governmental and societal dilemmas for more than a dozen years.

In addition to pushing his “” view of things, Carlin brings history into the mix and uses it to help analyze problems and craft solutions.

Carlin broke into the television news business in Los Angeles in the late 1980’s. He’s been a television news reporter, an author, a columnist and for the last dozen years, a radio talk show host. His programs provide deep, politically independent perspective on current events and history delivered in a style that is completely unique.

Dan Carlin is currently involved in podcasting two shows called “Common Sense with Dan Carlin” and “Hardcore History”

“Common Sense with Dan Carlin” is a blend of audio commentary and news analysis by one of the leading thinkers among today’s politically independent crowd. Author, reporter and talk show host Dan Carlin takes a look at the issues in the news through the prism of his traditional American “forward-thinking pragmatism” while pushing a fiscally conservative, socially liberal approach to solving problems.


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  • YF_TB

    "RedArmada". Pretty clear where you stand on the political spectrum.

    17 Aug 12:12am Reply
  • drbeatdownclown

    Sure pal.

    24 Jul 1:04am Reply
  • RedArmada

    Just listening to Prophets of Doom, you can hear his hot, rancid fear of poor people every time he mentions them, the opprobrium he heaps on the idea of sharing property stinks like the scent of an unwashed jockstrap stuffed with damp dollar bills.

    22 Mar 8:16am Reply
  • RedArmada

    Hardcore History is fine, but Carlin himself is such a nudnik capitalist sack of shit that I have trouble caring.

    21 Mar 11:35pm Reply
  • thrillhouse87

    hardcore history is a fantastic podcast, but the more I listen to it, the more certain I become that humanity is doomed.

    9 Mar 6:36am Reply
  • theory_of_mind

    I wouldn't have minded if the Mongol series had gone on twice as long, honestly

    5 Feb 5:23am Reply
  • CashGordon

    damn, prophets of doom was great.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • benJLP

    yea, it could've stood to have been a bit longer tbh

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • 399796kms

    I don't think Death Throes of the Republic was epic enough

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Ferrilata

    Hardcore History: almost single-handedly responsible for sparking my interest in history.

    31 Jul 2011 Reply
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    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • gaiusmanlius

    Common Sense > Hardcore History. Deal with it

    19 May 2011 Reply
  • benJLP

    Without doubt, Hardcore History is the best audiobook/podcast type thing ive ever listened to. Carlins a genius

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • abouc

    Ghosts of the Ostfront & Punic Nightmares were the most fascinating history programs I've ever listened to.

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • davidsakh

    Dan you've got something far more valuable than common've got good sense. (most of the time :P)

    5 Nov 2009 Reply
  • beneholio

    currently listening to the ghosts of the ostfront, and i love it!

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
  • ultrapeanut

    What a thoughtful, measured guy, and Hardcore History is by far my favorite podcast.

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • mkruis1

    punic nightmares 1-3 are excellent

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • BurgerDST

    I love the history podcast and the common sense programs. They are entertaining and thought provoking. I've found myself in the middle of an episode of Hardcore History when arrive at a destination. I sit in the car to keep listening. Outstanding! Thanks!

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Psy_b

    I'm listening to Punic Nightmares for a 2nd time now. It's just that good - and I'm not a history buff at all!

    7 Nov 2008 Reply
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