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Tu Quoque - FT#12

11/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:56:39

Conspiracy Theory - FT#11

10/25/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:41

Slippery Slope - FT#10

10/7/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:10

Galileo Fallacy - FT#9

9/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:17

Moving the Goalposts - FT#8

9/9/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:59

Argument from Popularity - FT#7

8/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:22

Inconsistent Comparison - FT#6

8/14/2018
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In the sixth episode we explore the Inconsistent Comparison Fallacy, with an example from Trump talking about regulations. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson's claim that tne NHS would get £350 million a week extra after Brexit. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out an advert from budget supermarket Aldi. 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 Rudy Giuliani's...

Duration:00:49:39

Non Sequitur - FT#5

7/30/2018
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In the fifth episode we explore the Non Sequitur Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about global warming, and Paul Gosar talking about his dentistry/body language expertise. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson's attempt to avoid talking about austerity. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out The Chewbacca Defense and mock a Sacha Baron Cohen character. Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game where Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim...

Duration:00:50:06

False Dilemma Fallacy - FT#4

7/16/2018
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In the fourth episode we explore the False Dilemma Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about immigration. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at the binary tribalism of Brexit. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out clips from Die Hard and According to Jim. 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 Scott Pruitt's resignation and round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from...

Duration:00:45:33

Moral Equivalence Fallacy - FT#3

7/7/2018
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In the third episode we explore the Moral Equivalence Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about Nazis and immigrants. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson's thoughts on protests in Iran. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out Roseanne's racist tweet, Samantha Bee using a naughty word, and why the two are not the same. 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...

Duration:00:44:38

Straw Man Fallacy - FT#2

6/22/2018
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Welcome to Fallacious Trump, the podcast where we use the insane ramblings of an orange man-baby to explain logical fallacies. In the second episode we explore the Straw Man Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about the 2nd amendment and abortion rights, and we discuss how to combat the Straw Man fallacy in an argument. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson's thoughts on bananas and Brexit. In The Fallacy in the Wild, we check out Kirk Cameron's views on...

Duration:00:49:18

Genetic Fallacy - FT#1

5/30/2018
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Welcome to Fallacious Trump, the podcast where we use the insane ramblings of a tiny-handed narcissist to explain logical fallacies. In the first episode we explore the Genetic Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, Obamacare and global warming, and we discuss the difference between committing the genetic fallacy and considering the source like a good skeptic. In Mark's UK Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson's accusations against Russia in the Skripal...

Duration:00:44:53