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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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Fallacious Trump Jim & Mark

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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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    Ad Hoc Fallacy - FT#63

    Ad Hoc Fallacy - FT#63

    In the sixty-third episode we explore the Ad Hoc Fallacy, starting with Trump making shit up about why he lost the election (and also pretending he didn't lose the election).

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Piers Morgan interviewing Matt Hancock and Nigel Farage.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from 12 Angry Men, The Simpsons Movie, and Uri Geller's appearance on The Tonight Show.

    Jim and guest host Matt go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Matt has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.

    Then we break down Trump's post election lawsuits, of which Trump has currently won 2 and lost 34.

    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/ ( http://fallacioustrump.com/ft63 ) ft63

    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 )

    P.S. Mark is taking a break from the podcast for a few episodes due to work commitments, but he will return - promise!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ambiguity Fallacy - FT#62

    Ambiguity Fallacy - FT#62

    In the sixty-second episode we explore the Ambiguity Fallacy, starting with Trump vaguely claiming the coronavirus will go away on its own.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson being ambiguous about how much money he'll pay the EU to leave.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from The Simpsons and No Country For Old Men.

    Jim and guest host Rachel go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Rachel has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.

    We talk briefly about a great podcast called The Politics Guys ( https://politicsguys.com/ )

    Then we break down a recent election you might have heard something about.

    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/ ( http://fallacioustrump.com/ft62 ) ft62

    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 )

    P.S. Mark is taking a break from the podcast for a few episodes due to work commitments, but he will return - promise!

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    • 53 min
    Prosecutor's Fallacy - FT#61

    Prosecutor's Fallacy - FT#61

    In the sixty-first episode we explore the Prosecutor's Fallacy, starting with Trump misrepresenting a CDC study about masks and coronavirus.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Mark Francois confusing a claim by Will Self, and the Telegraph's reasoning regarding false positive coronavirus tests.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out real life legal cases including People v. Collins and the Sally Clark case.

    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 Hunter Biden laptop... um... 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/ft61

    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
    Contextomy - FT#60

    Contextomy - FT#60

    In the sixtieth episode we explore the Contextomy Fallacy, starting with Trump taking London Mayor Sadiq Khan out of context, and Bill Barr and Mike Pence doing the same to Robert Mueller and Ron Klain.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at both Boris Johnson awkwardly quoting song lyrics and Keir Starmer probably quoting himself.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from a newspaper ad for the movie Be Cool, an exchange between lawyers in an actual libel case, and Arrested Development.

    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 COVID diagnosis, treatment and super-spreader events.

    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/ ( http://fallacioustrump.com/ft60 ) ft60 ( http://fallacioustrump.com/ft60 )

    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 18 min
    Argument by Slogan - FT#59

    Argument by Slogan - FT#59

    In the fifty-ninth episode we explore the Argument by Slogan, starting with Trump rally crowds chanting "Lock her up!" and "Build that wall".

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at the various slogans the UK government have tried out for Coronavirus.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Friends, Ryan Reynolds and the Colombian Tourist Board.

    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 tragedy that is the loss of the Notorious RBG.

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    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/ft59

    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 23 min
    Argument by Gibberish - FT#58

    Argument by Gibberish - FT#58

    In the fifty-eighth episode we explore the Argument by Gibberish, starting with Trump talking nonsense about Obamacare and economic plans.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at the drivel Matt Hancock talks about coronavirus tests.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Spies Like Us, Peter Sellers, a toothpaste ad and Billy Madison.

    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 Atlantic story about Trump disparaging fallen US soldiers.

    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/ft58 ( 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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

BobZilla999 ,

Great Podcast

Sometimes you need distance to see things clearly. If Americans could see Trump the way these 2 Brits do, we would be a better country. A must subscribe!

Jamesadobe ,

Love this show!!!

I’m an philosophy student and expat living in America and listening to your podcast is simply fantastic, I love it so much!!! You are both such informative and funny presenters!

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Best. Show. Ever! I will listen as long as you're podcasting. Well done to you!

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