Base Rate Fallacy - FT#55


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In the fifty-fifth episode we explore the Base Rate Fallacy, starting with Trump boasting that the police kill loads of white people and falsely claiming he rebuilt the military.

In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at Boris Johnson and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arguing about who's more coronavirusy.

In the Fallacy in the Wild, we check out examples from Letterkenny and QI and the real life 1995 UK health scare over the pill.

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

Then we break down Trump's amazing 'person woman man camera TV interview.

And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.

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