171 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.

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.

    Holmesian Fallacy - FT#153

    Holmesian Fallacy - FT#153

    In the one hundred and fifty-third episode we explore the Holmesian Fallacy, starting with Trump not understanding battle tactics and Dinesh D'Souza not understanding much of anything.
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Rishi Sunak's claim that Labour don't have a plan, Marco Longhi's inability to think of alternatives to the Rwanda plan, and Nadine Dorries lack of linguistic imagination in describing abortion.
    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Star Trek, road signs on the A12, and The Science of Weird Shit.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which one of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
    Then we talk about the Trump/Biden debate and the Supreme Court's immunity decision.
    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/ft153 
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Notable Effort - FT#152

    Notable Effort - FT#152

    In the one hundred and fifty second episode we explore the Notable Effort Fallacy, starting with Trump claiming he tried really hard to help seniors, John Durham worked hard on his report, and The FBI put a lot of effort into making sure the midterms were fair.
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Rishi Sunak's claim that he worked hard on reducing NHS waiting lists and also talking to people, and Simon Clarke MP defending the Rwanda bill based on the effort put into its creation.
    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Raising Hope, The West Wing, and Taskmaster New Zealand.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which one of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
    Then we talk about Project 2025.
    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/ft152 
    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 18 min
    Appeal to Coincidence - FT#151

    Appeal to Coincidence - FT#151

    In the one hundred and fifty first episode we explore the Appeal to Coincidence Fallacy, starting with Trump claiming he didn't try to run casinos in Florida, Steven Cheung lying about why they had a rally in Waco, Kellyanne Conway lying about Trump's donation to Pam Bondi, and Greg Kelly making excuses for Nazi rhetoric.
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Matt Hancock lying about Tory donors, PPE, and COVID origins, Edward Argar defending him, and Liz Truss pretending stuff wasn't her fault.
    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Blue Bloods, Wonder Woman and Taskmaster.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which one of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
    Then we talk about Trump's criminal convictions!
    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/ft151 
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Contrarian Fallacy - FT#150

    Contrarian Fallacy - FT#150

    In the one hundred and fiftieth episode (yay!) we explore the Contrarian Fallacy, starting with Trump disagreeing with his own taxes, his own stance on Iraq, and everything Obama ever did.
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson denying reality and somehow disagreeing with a question, and Rishi Sunak pretending the Tories don't have an Islamophobia problem.
    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Monty Python's Flying Circus, Community, and Horse Feathers.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in a special edition of Fake News, in which Mark has to guess which three of nine Trump-branded products Jim made up.
    Then we talk about the latest progress in Trump's first criminal trial.
    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/ft150 
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Pragmatic Fallacy - FT#149

    Pragmatic Fallacy - FT#149

    In the one hundred and forty ninth episode we explore the Pragmatic Fallacy, starting with Trump claiming hydroxychloroquine, stop-and-frisk, and torture all work.
    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Lord Murray of Blidworth and Jacob Rees-Mogg's opinions on Rwanda.
    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from The Life & Times of Tim, King of the Hill, and Mork & Mindy.
    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which one of three Trump quotes Jim made up.
    Then we talk about the latest progress in Trump's first criminal trial.
    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/ft149 
    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 30 min
    SCOTUS Presidential Immunity Oral Arguments Bonus

    SCOTUS Presidential Immunity Oral Arguments Bonus

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case they should never have taken, asked some disingenuous questions and will delay another one of Trump's trials as a result. We talk about it!!


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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

state your case ,

So entertaining

Saw you two at Skepticamp when I went to QED and thoroughly enjoyed your talk. I’m going through the backlog of episodes now and, while TFG’s voice makes me nauseated, this show is worth the drawback of having to listen to him spew nonsense.

Smsdry ,

Fake News is a hilarious segment

It’s truly difficult to guess which quote is fake, and hilarious to hear which quotes are real. And I’ve learned more about making logical arguments when having discussions with others.

aristole503 ,

Trump was a provocateur

Trump was a provocateur sent to increase tribalism, demonized dissent and destroy domestic tranquility. His obnoxiousness was by design. The tell was when he was running and people were protesting corporate tycoons running for president- he said “ get him punch him in the face”- text book provocateur. He wasn’t fighting the elites, he was working for them, a reality tv star, a provocateur playing the role of a president.

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