Monday, January 21, 2013

Dan Carlin

Remember James Burke?  Science historian.  Old guy, made science and history sound cool just by force of personality and some great writing?

ConnectionsDay The Universe Changed.  That guy.

Found a guy enough like him to make me smile but different enough to make me pay attention: Dan Carlin.

Mr. Carlin does two podcasts: Common Sense and Hardcore History

Hardcore History ... listening to Carlin riff about Magellan, and Globalization v 1.0 and The Blitz, on and on ... I was reminded very strongly of Burke at his best when he was cranking along and things would come out of left field and you'd go all whoa and things would fire in your brain and it was good times in the brain housing group.

Common Sense is what a.m. talk radio should be, but isn't because it has to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

Joe Bob sez checkit out.

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