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Fallacious Trump

Summary: 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 Hominem - FT#21 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:42

In the twenty-first episode we explore the Ad Hominem Fallacy, with examples from Trump dismissing Senator Elizabeth Warren and lying about the lies of Senator Richard Blumenthal. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at David Cameron mocking Jeremy Corbyn's clothing and Theresa May mocking his views on education. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from a Time Warner Cable commercial and Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible'. Jim and Mark go head to head in a game of Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. Then we have an interview with Progressive comedian Ron Placone, host of Get Your News on With Ron Finally, we round up some of the crazy Trump stories from the past week. The full show notes for this episode can be found at our new website at http://fallacioustrump.com/ft21 You can listen to Jim's appearance on the Drop the Pilot Podcast here. 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

 Hyperbolic Fallacy - FT#20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:41

You can help us win some better podcasting gear by taking 5 seconds to go to http://fallacioustrump.com/vote and voting for us! In the twentieth episode we explore the Hyperbolic Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about his great memory and a selection of the things that he's the best in the world at. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Liam Fox being over optimistic about Brexit and Boris Johnson choosing an unfortunate adjective. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from 'American Dad' and Angelina Jolie's cancer doctor as well as John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Jim and Mark go head to head in a game of Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. Then we have an interview with veteran reporter Joe Strupp, author of Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (and Donald Trump) Are Destroying News and How We Can Save It Finally, we round up some of the crazy Trump stories from the past week. The full show notes for this episode can be found at our new website at http://fallacioustrump.com/ft20 You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump

 Lying with Statistics - FT#19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:49

In the nineteenth episode we explore the Lying with Statistics Fallacy, with examples from Trump tweeting about illegal immigration and comments from the State of the Union on women in the workforce and women being assaulted while migrating. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Theresa May lying about the Welsh NHS. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from 'Yes, Minister' and 'The Simpsons'. Jim and Mark go head to head in a game of Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk about the State of the Union, and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. The full show notes for this episode can be found at our new website at http://fallacioustrump.com/ft19 You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump

 Argument from Ignorance - FT#18 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:48

In the eighteenth episode we are really excited to be joined by Michael Marshall from the podcasts Skeptics With A K and Be Reasonable and the Good Thinking Society. In this episode we explore the Argument from Ignorance Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about voter fraud and Ted Cruz's father. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson talking about Russian election interference and Theresa May claiming Corbyn doesn't have a clue. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Super 8 and 12 Angry Men and Marsh tells us about some of the interviews he's done with conspiracy theorists. Jim, Mark and Marsh go head to head (to head?) in a game of Fake News, the game where Mark and Marsh have to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk to Marsh about homeopathy, The Good Thinking Society, talking to people you disagree with, and reaching out to non-skeptics before we round up some of the crazy Trump stories from the past week. You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com , on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump To find out more about Marsh and his work go to https://goodthinkingsociety.org/ or http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/

 Guilt By Association - FT#17 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:11

In the seventeenth episode we explore the Guilt By Association Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about NAFTA and Don Jr tweeting about CNN. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at David Cameron calling Jeremy Corbyn a terrorist sympathiser. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from King of the Hill, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Jim and Mark go head to head in a game of Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com , on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump

 Argument from Authority - FT#16 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:21

In the sixteenth episode we explore the Argument from Authority Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about Tom Brady and the National Enquirer. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Paloma Faith's views on Brexit and Boris Johnson's views on niqābs. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Dinosaurs, Fox News talking about Mass Effect, and Jim's sister's friend the nurse. Jim and Mark go head to head in a slightly different game of Fake News, inspired by Trump's cameo in Christmas classic Home Alone 2. And finally we talk about the War on Christmas, and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com , on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump

 Argumentum Ad Nauseam - FT#15 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:05

In the fifteenth episode we explore the Argumentum Ad Nauseam Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about his yuge tax cut and his yuge border wall. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Ed Miliband repeating himself in an interview and Brexit meaning Brexit. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out an amazing example from Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares. Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk about the difficulty recruiting a new Chief of Staff, and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. 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 on Patreon at http://patreon.com/ftrump

 Hasty Generalization - FT#14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:13

In the fourteenth episode we explore the Hasty Generalization Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about Mexicans. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at the Leave Campaign's TV ad's claims about David Cameron and then bizarrely include a clip from The Grand Tour. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Batman and Friends. Jim and Mark go head to head in a particularly funny Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk about Cohen pleading guilty and Manafort getting his plea deal revoked, and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com , on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump

 Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc - FT#13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:52

In the thirteenth episode we explore Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc, with examples from Trump talking about how he singlehandedly stopped planes crashing, while Obama was responsible for thousands of deaths in Chicago. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson's claims about the legacy of the London Olympics, and Paul Nuttall's theory on immigration and unemployment. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Friends and Sesame Street, and discuss superstition and pigeons in boxes. Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk about Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman's plot to smear Mueller, and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com or on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump

 Tu Quoque - FT#12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:40

In the twelfth episode we explore the Tu Quoque Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about all the other Presidents, Putin and puppets. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn arguing during Prime Minister's Questions. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Friends and Fox News. Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk about voter suppression in Georgia and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. You can contact the guys at fallacioustrump@gmail.com or on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump and you can support the show on patreon at http://patreon.com/ftrump

 Conspiracy Theory - FT#11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:42

In the eleventh episode we explore the Conspiracy Theory Fallacy, with examples from Trump on the 'rigged' election, Obama's birth certificate and Kavanaugh's accuser. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at a conspiracy theory about - you'll never guess - that's right, Brexit! In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out a fantastic example from Monty Python's Life of Brian. Jim and Mark go head to head in in a special conspiracy theory themed Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk about Elizabeth Warren's DNA and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. You can contact the guys at fallacioustrump@gmail.com or on Twitter @FallaciousTrump and in their new Facebook Group at http://facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrump You can support the show on Patreon at http://patreon.com/ftrump

 Slippery Slope - FT#10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:11

In the tenth episode we explore the Slippery Slope Fallacy, with an example from Trump defending Confederate statues and we discuss the difference between formal and informal logical fallacies. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson complaining about Brexit and Twitter users complaining about Owen Jones. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Friends and DirectTV ads. Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk about the Kavanaugh hearings and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. You can contact the guys at fallacioustrump@gmail.com or on Twitter @FallaciousTrump. You can support the show on Patreon at http://patreon.com/ftrump

 Galileo Fallacy - FT#9 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:17

In the ninth episode we explore the Galileo Fallacy, with an example from Trump talking about the Gettysburg Address. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Vince Cable annoying bank bosses and David Treddinick believing in homeopathy. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Bedazzled and Frank Sinatra. Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk about Obama's return to the political debate and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. You can contact the guys at fallacioustrump@gmail.com or on Twitter @FallaciousTrump and you can support the show at http://patreon.com/ftrump

 Moving the Goalposts - FT#8 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:00

In the eighth episode we explore the Moving the Goalposts Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about Obama's birth certificate and his yuge electoral college win, and the entire administration's shifting stories on the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson's goalpost moving over a referendum on the Euro. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Friends and Monty Python. Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up. And finally we talk about the NY Times Op Ed written by an anonymous Senior White House official and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week. You can contact the guys at fallacioustrump@gmail.com or on Twitter @FallaciousTrump and you can support the show at patreon.com/ftrump

 Argument from Popularity - FT#7 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:22

In the seventh episode we explore the Argument from Popularity, with examples from Trump talking about voter fraud and global warming. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Michael Gove when he'd had enough of experts. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out a political ad for Hillary Clinton and a clip of Bill O'Reilly dissing Rachel Maddow. We have our first guests on the pod, with Mark interviewing Caplin and Massiah, who released an anti-Trump song called "All You" And finally we round up some of the crazy Trump stories from Tuesday August 21st - officially the newsiest news day ever. You can contact the guys at fallacioustrump@gmail.com or on Twitter @FallaciousTrump and you can support the show at patreon.com/ftrump

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