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      Sat 26 May 2018

      Show 318 - For Whom the Bell Trolls 46m play

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

      Sat 28 Oct 2017

      Show 317 - Shades of Grey 51m play

      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 Com... 2 more words

      Mon 19 Jun 2017

      Show 316 - The Day of the Dove 1h play

      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 avo... 4 more words

      Sun 30 Apr 2017

      Show 315 - War on a Whim? 1h 1m play

      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.

      Thu 16 Mar 2017

      Show 314 - Unhealthy Numbers 1h 2m play

      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.

      Tue 14 Feb 2017

      Show 313 - Get Me A Glass of Water 53m play

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

      Wed 07 Dec 2016

      Show 312 - Re-Connections with James Burke 1h 21m play

      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.

      Fri 11 Nov 2016

      Show 311 - Trumped 1h 3m play

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

      Thu 13 Oct 2016

      Show 310 - Or Else 44m play

      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 are... 2 more words

      Sat 10 Sep 2016

      Show 309 - A Bodyguard of Lies 56m play

      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 ... 1 more words

      Sun 14 Aug 2016

      Show 308 - Return of the Podcaster 1h 13m play

      After a brief hiatus to finish his other podcast, Dan has a huge backlog of material to cover. The presidential race, foreign affairs and racial and cultural questions take center stage.

      Mon 27 Jun 2016

      Show 307 - Revenge of the Gangrenous Finger 49m play

      This show has a "chickens coming home to roost" feel to it, but maybe in a positive way. It was supposed to be about the recent British vote to leave the EU, but evolved into something larger. Surpris... 2 more words

      Sun 05 Jun 2016

      Show 306 - Disengaging the Lizard Brain 44m play

      Hate is a very strong word, but increasing numbers of Americans hate their countrymen. Is this a danger to the stability of the country? If it were deemed such, what can be done about it?

      Sat 07 May 2016

      Show 305 - A Catalyst for the Inconceivable 1h 11m play

      Dan finds the idea of a Donald Trump presidency to be inconceivable. He also thinks a fundamental change in U.S. Foreign Policy is also inconceivable. Could one inconceivable outcome lead to another?

      Sun 17 Apr 2016

      Show 304 - Speed Dating For Delegates 44m play

      As the U.S. Presidential campaign veers into unprecedented territory Dan sees opportunity in the unusual circumstances. "Anger is an Energy" he says. And he says it AGAIN and AGAIN.

      Fri 01 Apr 2016

      Show 303 - The Way You Play The Game Redux 47m play

      It's not easy to get under Dan's normally flexible, see-things-from-multiple-angles skin, but Donald Trump's stated willingness to cross traditional American moral fault lines has done just that.

      Fri 26 Feb 2016

      Show 302 - Of Courts, Cooks and Apples 56m play

      Justice Scalia of the Supreme Court dies and CEO Tim Cook and Apple go toe-to-toe with the U.S. Government over privacy.

      Sat 06 Feb 2016

      Show 301 - Martian Perspectives 52m play

      In an election where political outsiders are exceeding all expectations, who better than a political outsider to break down the situation? Dan gives his Martian-style post-Iowa analysis and looks ahea... 3 more words

      Fri 08 Jan 2016

      Show 300 - Trecenti 1h 18m play

      Fantasies about electoral chaos, calls for political prudence and martian thoughts on an anti-federal government standoff in Oregon help stuff this episode chock full of what most of you love about th... 2 more words