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Jim and Mark use the insane ramblings of a tiny-handed narcissist to explain logical fallacies. Each episode we focus on a single logical fallacy and, using examples from Trump, UK politics and pop culture, explore how and why it fools people, how to avoid committing it yourself, and how to counter it in an argument.

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Jim and Mark use the insane ramblings of a tiny-handed narcissist to explain logical fallacies. Each episode we focus on a single logical fallacy and, using examples from Trump, UK politics and pop culture, explore how and why it fools people, how to avoid committing it yourself, and how to counter it in an argument.

    Appeal to Nature - FT#82

    Appeal to Nature - FT#82

    In the eighty-second episode we explore the Appeal to Nature, starting with Trump complaining about artificial light, Mike Pence asking how natural things like CO2 and coal can be bad, and Rand Paul suggesting the natural immunity gained by those who survive a deadly disease is way better than the artificial vaccine and never getting the disease in the first place.
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at the UK government's early flirtations with herd immunity as a natural response to COVID.
    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Monty Python, Jurassic Park, and Parks & Recreation.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
    Then we talk about the unbelievably depressing Texas abortion law.
    And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.
    The full show notes for this episode can be found at https://fallacioustrump.com/ft82
    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Appeal to Common Folk - FT#81

    Appeal to Common Folk - FT#81

    In the eighty-first episode we explore the Appeal to Common Folk, starting with Trump claiming he's a blue collar worker, and then claiming he and his followers are actually super elites. Then Don Jr talks about how much he loves trucks, guns and meat.
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Nigel Farage, who embodies this fallacy.
    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from SNL, Scrubs, and the Barbie version of the Prince and the Pauper.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
    Then we talk about the unbelievably flawed Ivermectin study which has now been withdrawn.
    And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.
    The full show notes for this episode can be found at https://fallacioustrump.com/ft81
    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Just World Fallacy - FT#80

    Just World Fallacy - FT#80

    In the eightieth episode we explore the Just World Fallacy, starting with Trump blaming black victims of police shootings for resisting arrest and the site of a mass shooting for not having armed security. Then Eric Trump blames women who are sexually harassed for allowing themselves to be subjected to it, and Mo Brooks blames sick people for not living good lives.
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Sajid Javid implying that people died of Covid weren't brave enough, and Dominic Raab claiming that people only had themselves to blame for being in expensive, inadequately effective mandatory quarantine.
    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Bill O'Reilly, Trading Places, and Amanda Platell.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
    Then we talk about the continuing Arizona audit.
    And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.
    The full show notes for this episode can be found at https://fallacioustrump.com/ft80 
    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump
    P.S. Sorry this one is so late - Mark's in France and has been having internet issues! We'll be back on schedule with another episode in just over a week!


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Appeal to Accomplishment - FT#79

    Appeal to Accomplishment - FT#79

    In the seventy-ninth episode we explore the Appeal to Accomplishment, starting with Trump talking about how successful his imaginary friend is, and suggesting non-successful people shouldn't be able to criticize people like him.
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson touting the success of the very unsuccessful Track and Trace system.
    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from a Beauty and the Beast, The Bourne Legacy, and Smallville.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
    Then we talk about the sanctions hearing against the Kraken lawyers, which was amazing!
    And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.
    The full show notes for this episode can be found at https://fallacioustrump.com/ft79
    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    McNamara Fallacy - FT#78

    McNamara Fallacy - FT#78

    In the seventy-eighth episode we explore the McNamara Fallacy, starting with Robert McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld, then moving on to Trump focusing on money instead of the environment and Don Jr equating refugees to Skittles.
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson focusing on COVID cases to justify lockdowns and switching deaths to justify opening up again when the cases are inconveniently high.
    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from a Last Week Tonight segment on standardised testing, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and medical research.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
    Then we talk about the indictments brought again the Trump organization and its CFO Allen Weisselberg.
    And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.
    The full show notes for this episode can be found at http://fallacioustrump.com/ft78
    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ignoring Linear Time - FT#77

    Ignoring Linear Time - FT#77

    In the seventy-seventh episode we explore Ignoring Linear Time, starting with Trump saying Biden should have already done all the things he promised to do when he became President (including fixing the mess Trump made).
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Chris Philp defending Priti Patel's stance on immigration reform against claims that if the Tories could fix immigration they already would have.
    In a packed Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Yesterday, Castle, The Rookie, King of Staten Island and Eminem.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
    Then we talk about the amazingly awful new right-wing news channel in the UK, GB News.
    And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.
    The full show notes for this episode can be found at http://fallacioustrump.com/ft77 
    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump


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    • 1 hr 23 min

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