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Don’t Be the “Fallacy Guy”

Nobody is impressed that you know a few Latin phrases, dorkwad. Nor is that an "ad hominem".

Arguing with Idiots: a Brief Guide

People who tell you not to argue with idiots are probably idiots. Here's a handy guide on how to do it properly without being an idiot yourself.

Capitol Riots: Anatomy of a Catastrophe II – Electoral Boogaloo

Scrapper again deconstructs the failures that lead to the latest major catastrophe befalling the United States, the how, why, and what the f

The Zipper Merge, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Traffic Engineers

No, you're not being a nice guy by getting in line as soon as possible, you're making everyone's commute take longer.

Covid Denialist Physician Steven LaTulippe Stripped of License

The Oregon physician who bragged about not wearing masks in his office is no longer a physician in Oregon.

On Remaining Unbiased in the Age of Bullshit

The media needs to stop catering to both confirmation bias and the temper-tantrums of those who abuse it.

Remembering James Randi – Greatest Hits

Remembering the legend that was "The Amazing" Randi and his life's work debunking supernatural con artists and frauds.

Failure is Part of the Process

How mixed martial arts can teach us to correct the problems in our decision making and thought processes.

Know Your Bullshit – Magnified Minority

A magnified minority is a type of bullshit in which a group of people on the fringes of an area of expertise is gathered to disingenuously misrepresent or undermine the consensus of that field. Here's how that works.

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Brian Brushwood is an award-winning magician, comedian, and heir to the legacy of James Randi. Recorded on location at the studios of The Modern Rogue and Night Attack.

Why the Martial Arts are a Haven For Sexual Predators

Let's confront some harsh realities, learn some uncomfortable facts, and then solve the damn problem once and for all.

27 Jason Murphy of the Modern Rogue

In the first of a two part series with the crew of The Modern Rogue, a guide to badassery and one of the most popular channels on YouTube. The conversation covers a range of topics including goat-eyeball-plucking, speech jamming, various Throwdown injuries and shenanigans, and more!

26 Covid Delta Update – Boosters, Kiddos, and Sheep

Dr. Jason Goldsmith (MD, PhD) and Phrost discuss the current state of the pandemic, vaccines, and the collapse of the Intellectual Dark Web.