• 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.

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    S1E151 - 1h 47m - Jun 11, 2024
  • 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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    S1E150 - 1h 37m - May 27, 2024
  • 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 

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    S1E149 - 1h 30m - May 14, 2024
  • 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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    S1E148 - 2h 0m - May 9, 2024
  • Apophasis - FT#148

    In the one hundred and forty eighth episode we explore Apophasis, starting with Trump mocking Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina and Kim Jong-Un.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Jess Phillips not calling Boris Johnson a liar, Boris not calling the select committee a kangaroo court, and Joe Lycett claiming not to believe what leftist haters say about Liz Truss.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Friends, Good Morning Vietnam, Monty Python's Flying Circus, and Mrs Merton.

    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 progress so far 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/ft148 

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    S1E148 - 1h 44m - Apr 30, 2024
  • Moral Equivalence (Redux) FT#147

    In the one hundred and forty seventh episode we take another look at the Moral Equivalence Fallacy, starting with Trump comparing January 6 insurrectionists with BLM protestors, Dinesh D'Souza comparing Trump to Navalny, and Matthew Dowd comparing sexual assault to mishandling emails.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Shelagh Fogarty comparing silence over ministerial misdeeds to hiding in a fridge, and Rishi Sunak and Sam Armstrong equating pro-Palestinian protestors with war criminals, and .

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Halt and Catch Fire, Criminal Minds, and The I.T. Crowd.

    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 insane Presidential Records Act defense in his Florida 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/ft147 

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    S1E147 - 1h 36m - Apr 15, 2024
  • Obfuscation - FT#146

    In the one hundred and forty sixth episode we explore the Obfuscation Fallacy, starting with Trump badly clarifying his support for Putin, Trump's Doctors pretending he wasn't given supplemental oxygen when being treated for COVID, and Kevin McCarthy denying something nobody accused him of.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Boris being suitably vague about his plans to run for leader and his missing WhatsApp messages, Mark Harper and Graham Stuart being unclear repeatedly about whether Lee Anderson and Frank Hester said racist things.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from That Mitchell & Webb Look, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and Shrek the Third.

    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 what's going on with Trump's various court cases.

    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/ft146 

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    S1E146 - 1h 25m - Mar 31, 2024
  • Affirming the Consequent - FT#145

    In the one hundred and forty fifth episode we explore the Affirming the Consequent Fallacy, starting with Trump claiming more COVID proved their testing was better, Fake News was perfect for CNN, and the Democrats were damaging the country.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Liberal Democrat MP Munira Wilson questioning Matt Hancock's motives for abolishing Public Health England and Lard Marland defending Tory donor Frank Hester against accusations of racism.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from ALF, Cheers, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    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 Biden's SOTU and Katie Britt's response, and all the other court thingies which went badly for Trump since last we spoke.

    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/ft145

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    S1E145 - 1h 20m - Mar 18, 2024
  • Denying the Antecedent - FT#144

    In the one hundred and forty fourth episode we explore the Denying the Antecedent Fallacy, starting with Trump's lawyers claiming he's immune, Trump claiming Mueller had no evidence against him, and Rep. Debbie Lesko trying to 'gotcha' Robert Mueller.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Margaret Thatcher claiming the source of satisfaction is hard work, Kier Starmer claiming George Galloway wouldn't have won in Rochdale if they'd had a candidate, and Robert Jenrick claiming immigrants can't integrate into society if there's too many of them.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Little Miss Sunshine, Animaniacs, and American Dad.

    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 Supreme Court taking up Trump's immunity case, and all the other court thingies which went badly for Trump since last we spoke.

    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/ft144

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    S1E144 - 1h 22m - Mar 5, 2024
  • Playing Politics - FT#143

    In the one hundred and forty third episode we explore the Playing Politics Fallacy, starting with Trump blaming the border security related shutdown on Democrats and accusing them of blocking funding for the Paycheck Protection Program before we hear Jim Jordan, Ted Cruz and Bill Eiger avoid the gun control debate by clutching their pearls about Democrats politicizing mass shootings.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Rishi Sunak repeatedly accusing Kier Starmer of playing politics to deflect attention from all the playing politics that Rishi is doing, then hear Jacob Rees-Mogg attack UNICEF for feeding poor British children.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from The Shield, Don't Look Up, and The West Wing.

    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 $355 million that Trump is now required to pay New York and all the other court thingies which went badly for Trump since last we spoke.

    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/ft143

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    S1E143 - 1h 45m - Feb 20, 2024
  • Schrödinger's Idiot - FT#142

    In the one hundred and forty second episode we explore the Schrödinger's Idiot Fallacy, starting with Trump deflecting criticism for asking Russia to hack Hillary's emails, suggesting people inject disinfectant and getting Biden's name wrong.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at 30p Lee Anderson joking about people wanting to go to Bradford, and Avanti West Coast not being serious enough about their bonus structure.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Peep Show, Kevin Can F**k Himself, The Simpsons, and Andrew Tate.

    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 $83.3 million that Trump is now required to pay E Jean Carroll.

    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/ft142

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    S1E142 - 1h 35m - Feb 5, 2024
  • Scapegoating - FT#141

    In the one hundred and forty first episode we explore the Scapegoating Fallacy, starting with Trump blaming China for COVID and immigrants for crime, as well as Elon Musk blaming the Anti-Defamation League for Twitter losing ad revenue.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at 30p Lee Anderson blaming food banks on people who can't cook, and Robert Jenrick blaming a lawyer for his (lack of) political career.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Little Caesars, In Sickness and In Health, and Bob's Burgers.

    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 Jim talks to our guest Reed Galen, co-founder of the Lincoln Project.

    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/ft141 

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    S1E141 - 1h 32m - Jan 23, 2024
  • Automation Fallacy - FT#140

    In the one hundred and fortieth episode (in which we swap roles Freaky-Friday-style) we explore the Automation Fallacy, starting with Trump suggesting technology is great for immigration but then disagreeing with himself.

    In Jim's British Politics Corner we look at The UK Governments attempts to use algorithms to assign exam grades, fight crime and stop immigrants (not all immigrants - you know which ones) from getting in.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Mr Bates vs The Post Office, I Robot, Little Britain, and Friends.

    Mark and Jim go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Jim has to guess which one of three Boris Johnson quotes Mark made up.

    Then we talk about Trumps packed trial schedule for 2024.

    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/ft140

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    S1E140 - 1h 54m - Jan 9, 2024
  • New Year Bonus - Wonder Woman 1984 (part 2)

    Happy New Year! A couple of years ago we both hated WW84 and needed to rant about it for our Patrons. For a while. So here's the second part of our breakdown, just in case you're interested. It's part scholarly film theory analysis, part snarky nitpicking, part exasperated diatribe.  We explore the themes of female empowerment, wish fulfilment and 80s nostalgia while laughing/crying about the anachronisms, inconsistencies, and just plain shitty filmmaking that is WW84.

    There's a LOT to hate about this film, so there's plenty more on our Patreon at patreon.com/ftrump if you just can't get enough.. We're sorry. 



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    S1E139 - 1h 40m - Jan 1, 2024
  • Christmas Bonus - Wonder Woman 1984 (part 1)

    Merry Christmas! A couple of years ago we both hated WW84 and needed to rant about it for our Patrons.  For a while.  So here's the first part of our breakdown, just in case you're interested. It's part scholarly film theory analysis, part snarky nitpicking, part exasperated diatribe.   We explore the themes of female empowerment, wish fulfilment and 80s nostalgia while laughing/crying about the anachronisms, inconsistencies, and just plain shitty filmmaking that is WW84.

    There's a LOT to hate about this film, so there'll be more on New Year's Day. We're sorry. 



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    S1E139 - 1h 44m - Dec 25, 2023
  • Straw Man (Redux) - FT#139

    In the one hundred and thirty ninth episode we take another look at the Straw Man Fallacy, starting with Trump misrepresenting Biden and Sanders' unity platform, as well as Biden's stance on guns, energy and God.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Margaret Thatcher distorting Simon Hughes' question, Rishi pretending he helped, and Sir Michael Fallon lying about what Jeremy Corbyn just said.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Simpsons, and Alex Jones.

    Jim and Mark go head to head in a very special Christmas edition of Fake News, in which Mark has to guess which three of nine unaired Trump TV projects Jim made up.

    Then we talk about the Colorado Supreme Court ruling which removed Trump from the primary ballot.

    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/ft139

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    S1E139 - 1h 39m - Dec 25, 2023
  • Bulverism - FT#138

    In the one hundred and thirty eighth episode we explore the Bulverism Fallacy, starting with Trump suggesting reporters are against him and indictments are political persecution.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at a Red Herring from Rishi, Nigel Farage questioning Coutts motives for closing his account, and Mike Graham losing an argument to a carpenter.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Friends, Sister Sister, and Casablanca.

    Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark (and our special guest Ian) have to guess which one of three Trump quotes Jim made up.

    Then we talk our guest, author, stand up and QED Quiz host Ian Hawkins.

    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/ft138

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    S1E138 - 1h 19m - Dec 11, 2023
  • What's the Harm - FT#137

    In the one hundred and thirty seventh episode we explore the What's the Harm Fallacy, starting with Trump suggesting childhood vaccines should be more spread out and African Americans might as well try voting for him.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Nigel Farage defending Dominic Cumming's Barnard Castle trip and Suella Braverman's reaction to racist dolls being removed by police.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from the Be Reasonable Podcast, Back to the Future II, The Good Place, and Seinfeld.

    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 leaked proffer videos of Trump's co-defendants.

    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/ft137

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    E137 - 1h 37m - Nov 28, 2023
  • I'm Entitled to my Opinion - FT#136

    In the one hundred and thirty sixth episode we explore the I'm Entitled to my Opinion Fallacy, starting with Mike Pence defending Trump's right to the opinion that he actually won the popular vote, Joe Tacopina defending Trump's right to the opinion that Judge Marchan was biased against him, Roger Stone invoking his own right to the opinion that Russians aren't Russians, and Kellyanne Conway inventing the term 'Alternative Facts'.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Gary Lineker claiming his right to his opinion about Brexit, and GB News defending Suella Braverman's odious opinions.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from The Mentalist, The Big Bang Theory and 12 Angry Men.

    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 family testifying under oath.

    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/ft136

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    E136 - 1h 23m - Nov 14, 2023
  • Worst Case Scenario - FT#135

    In the one hundred and thirty fifth episode we explore the Worst Case Scenario, starting with Trump claiming he saved 2 million lives, Joseph Ladapo warning people not to have the Covid vaccine, and Dick Cheney advocating a one percent doctrine.

    In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Jeremy Corbyn inflating the cost of Brexit to the NHS and the Leave campaign decrying 'Project Fear'.

    In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from The Good Place, Frozen, Tangled and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

    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 all of Trump's co-defendants who have pleaded guilty in Georgia.

    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/ft135

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    E135 - 1h 20m - Oct 30, 2023
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