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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 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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    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 ( 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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    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 ( 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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    Fallacy of Worse Evil - FT#76

    Fallacy of Worse Evil - FT#76

    In the seventy-sixth episode we explore the Fallacy of Worse Evil, starting with Trump saying Covid could have gone worse, and China is worse than Russia, then Louie Gohmert saying the insurrection wasn't the worse possible thing.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Matt Hancock, Dave Caesar and Dominic Cummings claiming Covid could have been (even) worse in the UK.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from 30 Rock, Tim Minchin and Richard Dawkins.

    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 Grand Jury assembled to consider charges against Trump.

    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/ft76

    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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    Behind the Scenes at the BBFC (Bonus Episode)

    Behind the Scenes at the BBFC (Bonus Episode)

    Happy Birthday Fallacious Trump! This is the third of our birthday presents to you - Jim's Skeptics in the Pub talk about his work at the BBFC.

    Streamed live on 25th March 2021

    For over a hundred years, a small, secretive group of people in Soho have decided what you can see in UK cinemas and, more recently, on video and DVD. Who are they, how do they make their decisions, and why was Monty Python's Life of Brian banned in Torquay until 2008? Jim Cliff explains the origins and methods of the Board, and offers insights into his time as an examiner, the shift from censorship to classification, and how a cut he requested in 'Lilo & Stitch' led to an offshoot of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory almost 20 years later.

    Jim Cliff was a BBFC Examiner from 2001 to 2009, during which time he classified over 7000 films, videos and video games. He is now a freelance video producer and host of the Fallacious Trump podcast.

    About Skeptics in the Pub - Online

    We are a coalition of UK-based Skeptics groups. Formed as the Covid-19 epidemic brought our country to a standstill, we are working to deliver high-quality online events focusing on science, reason, and critical thinking.

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    Q Anon Book Club Episode 2 (Bonus Episode)

    Q Anon Book Club Episode 2 (Bonus Episode)

    Happy Birthday Fallacious Trump! This is the second of our birthday presents to you - the second episode of our Q Anon Book Club!

    In our second Q Anon Book Club episode we look at some of the best proofs Q followers (or 'anons') can come up with, which - as far as they are concerned - prove Q is real to a statistical certainty.

    Of course, the Q community is big on not being sheeple and doing your own research instead of taking anyone else's word for it, so Jim didn't take their word for it and he did his own research.

    Suffice it to say that Jim gets a bit angry in this episode at just how pathetically easy it is to debunk the best proofs Qnatics can come up with.

    Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 37 min

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