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Fallacious Trump

Jim Cliff & Mark Levermore

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 t...Show More
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Special Pleading - FT#25

59:41 | May 13th

In the twenty-fifth episode we explore the Special Pleading Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about hiring foreign workers and Sean Spicer on golf. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Theresa May avoiding a question about Brexit a...Show More
Ignoratio Elenchi - FT#24

1:13:12 | Apr 28th

In the twenty-fourth episode we explore the Ignoratio Elenchi Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about Charlottesville and impeachment. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Theresa May avoiding a question about NHS funding and Micha...Show More
Poisoning the Well - FT#23

1:13:57 | Apr 16th

In the twenty-third episode we explore the Poisoning the Well Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about Democrats, Mueller's team of angry Democrats, and election rigging (by Democrats). In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Theresa M...Show More
Executing Babies and Straw Men (Bonus Episode) - FT#22a

19:42 | Apr 6th

This is a special episode inspired by a Twitter conversation. It's only 20 minutes and has none of the usual sections, so the notes below are simply links to things I talked about in the episode. The twitter conversation that inspire this bonus ep...Show More
Cherry Picking - FT#22

1:10:51 | Mar 31st

In the twenty-second episode we explore the Cherry Picking Fallacy, with examples from Trump talking about unemployment, poverty and those violent illegal immigrants. In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at both sides claiming a kind of victo...Show More
Ad Hominem - FT#21

59:42 | Mar 11th

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 ...Show More
Hyperbolic Fallacy - FT#20

1:00:41 | Feb 26th

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...Show More
Lying with Statistics - FT#19

59:49 | Feb 11th

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 Ma...Show More
Argument from Ignorance - FT#18

1:09:48 | Jan 28th

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 fro...Show More
Guilt By Association - FT#17

59:11 | Jan 14th

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 sympat...Show More
Argument from Authority - FT#16

1:09:21 | Dec 31st, 2018

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 vi...Show More
Argumentum Ad Nauseam - FT#15

59:05 | Dec 17th, 2018

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...Show More
Hasty Generalization - FT#14

59:13 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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...Show More
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc - FT#13

59:52 | Nov 19th, 2018

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 l...Show More
Tu Quoque - FT#12

56:40 | Nov 5th, 2018

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 Ques...Show More
Conspiracy Theory - FT#11

58:42 | Oct 25th, 2018

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 neve...Show More
Slippery Slope - FT#10

1:00:11 | Oct 8th, 2018

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...Show More
Galileo Fallacy - FT#9

58:17 | Sep 23rd, 2018

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 ...Show More
Moving the Goalposts - FT#8

1:00:00 | Sep 9th, 2018

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 t...Show More
Argument from Popularity - FT#7

59:22 | Aug 30th, 2018

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 Wil...Show More
Inconsistent Comparison - FT#6

49:39 | Aug 14th, 2018

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....Show More
Non Sequitur - FT#5

50:06 | Jul 30th, 2018

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...Show More
False Dilemma Fallacy - FT#4

45:34 | Jul 16th, 2018

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...Show More
Moral Equivalence Fallacy - FT#3

44:39 | Jul 8th, 2018

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 o...Show More
Straw Man Fallacy - FT#2

49:18 | Jun 23rd, 2018

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 abo...Show More
Genetic Fallacy - FT#1

44:54 | May 30th, 2018

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, ...Show More