58 episodes

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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Fallacious Trump Jim Cliff & Mark Levermore

    • Politics
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

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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    Base Rate Fallacy - FT#55

    Base Rate Fallacy - FT#55

    In the fifty-fifth episode we explore the Base Rate Fallacy, starting with Trump boasting that the police kill loads of white people and falsely claiming he rebuilt the military.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arguing about who's more coronavirusy.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Letterkenny and QI and the real life 1995 UK health scare over the pill.

    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 break down Trump's amazing 'person woman man camera TV interview.

    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/ft55 ( http://fallacioustrump.com/ft53 )

    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com ( http://mailto:pod@fallacioustrump.com/ ) , on Twitter @FallaciousTrump ( https://twitter.com/fallacioustrump ) , or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump ( https://facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump )

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Appeal to Ridicule - FT#54

    Appeal to Ridicule - FT#54

    In the fifty-fourth episode we explore the Appeal to Ridicule, starting with Trump asking if he should tell the FBI every time he talks to the Queen, and claiming Biden is anti-windows.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Matt Hancock laughing instead of answering a question.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Dave Gorman, House M.D., and Friends.

    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 break down the truth about testing and cases.

    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/ft54

    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com ( http://mailto:pod@fallacioustrump.com/ ) , on Twitter @FallaciousTrump ( https://twitter.com/fallacioustrump ) , or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump ( https://facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump )

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Appeal to the Law - FT#53

    Appeal to the Law - FT#53

    In the fifty-third episode we explore the Appeal to the Law, starting with Trump and Giuliani claiming that paying off Stormy Daniels and colluding with Russia were both fine because there's no law against it. Then we heard Louie Gohmert using a child's excuse for disrupting a Congressional hearing.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Dominic Cumming's defence for breaking the rules everyone else had to follow.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Air Bud, Frasier, and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

    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 break down the Russian bounties scandal.

    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/ft53 ( http://fallacioustrump.com/ft53 )

    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com ( http://mailto:pod@fallacioustrump.com/ ) , on Twitter @FallaciousTrump ( https://twitter.com/fallacioustrump ) , or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump ( https://facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump )

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Overextended Outrage - FT#52

    Overextended Outrage - FT#52

    In the fifty-second episode we explore the Overextended Outrage Fallacy, starting with Trump attacking immigrants, and following that up with Trump attacking protesters.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Priti Patel's outrage over statues being destroyed.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from X Men, Star Trek: Picard, and Jaws.

    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 break down the recent surprising decisions by the Supreme Court on LGBTQ rights and DACA.

    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/ft52

    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump and you can support the show at patreon.com/ftrump where you can join us for our new Q-Anon Book Club

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Argument by Rhyme - FT#51

    Argument by Rhyme - FT#51

    In the fifty-first episode we explore the Argument by Rhyme Fallacy, inspired by Trump's "When the looting starts, the shooting starts" tweet. Then we hear some more fun with words from Trump and Kellyanne Conway.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at the Boris's rhetorical devices which Boris is convinced make him sound like Churchill.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Johnnie Cochran and the first recorded ad jingle.

    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 break down the unbelievable events around the assault on peaceful protesters outside the White House by militarised police.

    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/ft51 ( http://fallacioustrump.com/ft49 )

    You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com ( http://mailto:pod@fallacioustrump.com/ ) , on Twitter @FallaciousTrump ( https://twitter.com/fallacioustrump ) , or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump ( https://facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump )

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Alleged Certainty - FT#50

    Alleged Certainty - FT#50

    In the fiftieth (yay!) episode we explore the Alleged Certainty Fallacy, starting with Trump claiming that everyone knows what crimes Obama committed. Then we hear 50 other things everyone knows according to Trump.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at the government attempting to explain how Staying Alert is better than Staying Home.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Bee Movie, Singing in the Rain and Muppets Most Wanted.

    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.

    Our sponsors this week are the good folk over at Super Politics Podcast. You can find their show at superpoliticsshow.com

    Then Jim interviews author and logical fallacy guru Dr Bo Bennett, whose new book is Rules of Reason, which you can get at https://amzn.to/2TAZqvk.

    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/ft50

    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

PlayButton808 ,

Well needed palate cleanser

This is a really interesting take on the world of Trump and more. It’s always good for authority to be called out when it goes into peak BS mode, and this pod is a nice humorous way to do it. Keep up the good work.

Hugh Randolph ,

Delightful, funny and educational...

I have just started listening (after a mention on Scathing Atheist) and love it. A bit of Trump-bashing is always fun but this has lots more with balanced dismantling of arguments from the UK parliament and popular culture. Cracking stuff!

BrixtonGamer ,

Smart and funny in equal measure

I love this podcast. If you've ever thought to yourself "what is that berk going on about, and why does anyone believe him?" Then this is the podcast for you.

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