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Who is to blame for history's greatest tragedies? The Plague. The sinking of The Titanic. The break-up of the Beatles. Writer/Comedian Rebecca Delgado-Smith, along with a special guest, scrutinizes history’s greatest disasters to figure out what went wrong, and most importantly, who’s to blame. This comedy podcast is the perfect remedy to our everyday anxiety! They say history repeats itself, not on The Alarmist's watch! Thrillist called The Alarmist one of the best new podcasts of 2019 saying, "It's hilarious, informative and addictive." Maria Claire named The Alarmist one of the best new podcasts of 2020. Sign up for our Patreon for ad-free listening, post-aftermath interview discussions & final verdict and exclusive bonus episodes Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Follow us on TikTok @thealarmistpodcast Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Who is to blame for history's greatest tragedies? The Plague. The sinking of The Titanic. The break-up of the Beatles. Writer/Comedian Rebecca Delgado-Smith, along with a special guest, scrutinizes history’s greatest disasters to figure out what went wrong, and most importantly, who’s to blame. This comedy podcast is the perfect remedy to our everyday anxiety! They say history repeats itself, not on The Alarmist's watch! Thrillist called The Alarmist one of the best new podcasts of 2019 saying, "It's hilarious, informative and addictive." Maria Claire named The Alarmist one of the best new podcasts of 2020. Sign up for our Patreon for ad-free listening, post-aftermath interview discussions & final verdict and exclusive bonus episodes Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Follow us on TikTok @thealarmistpodcast Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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English


Episodes

THE DEATH OF KURT COBAIN: WHO IS TO BLAME?

2/27/2024
Who’s to blame for the Death of Kurt Cobain? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) keeps things in-house with Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith to discuss the life, death and legacy of Kurt Cobain. The anti-pop star who forever transformed the music landscape, whose life was cut short at the young age of 27. What were the factors that contributed to his death by suicide. Did the pressure of fame result in a debilitating sense of shame and humiliation? Did chronic pain lead to an unsustainable relationship with drugs and self medication? And why is there so much conspiracy circulating around the circumstances of his death to this day? Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:54:52

The Aftermath: The 1931 China Floods

2/22/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca revisits the devastating 1931 Central China Floods with history professor Dr. Zhigou Ye. In her work, Dr. Ye touches on the transformation of China from an agricultural empire into a modernized society and the hazards that came along with that rush to industrialization. Especially when those efforts encounter a once in a lifetime environmental disaster. Afterward, Patreon subscribers can see if the initial verdict holds up in the post interview breakdown with Rebecca and Producer Clayton Early. Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:38:32

THE 1931 CENTRAL CHINA FLOODS: WHO IS TO BLAME?

2/20/2024
Who’s to blame for the 1931 Central China Floods? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes friend and Amaro maker David Bly to discuss the devastating 1931 floods along the Yangtze River in China and the catastrophic loss of life that followed. There’s only so much we can do when Mother Nature slaps us with a deluge of unprecedented weather events, but could better flood control measures have saved more lives? Perhaps the political turmoil at the time contributed to the poor relief efforts. Or was a lack of maintenance to blame? Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early join the conversation. Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:59:30

The Aftermath: My Best Friend's Wedding

2/15/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with relationship therapist and Love Talk Live podcast host Jaime Bronstein about the complicated relationship dynamics playing out in the popular rom-com My Best Friend’s Wedding. Jaime reflects on marriage pacts, dating culture shifts, effective communication and reminds us that it’s always a good idea to be in touch with your own feelings while navigating a meaningful relationship. Afterward, Patreon subscribers can get Fact Checker Chris Smith’s hot take and see if Producer Clayton Early has any new feelings about the film. Not on Patreon? Click below and join us! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:24:19

MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING: WHO IS TO BLAME?

2/13/2024
Who’s to blame for My Best Friend’s Wedding? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes the host of That's A Gay Ass Podcast Eric Williams to discuss the highly chaotic sabotage and shenanigans in the 1997 rom-com My Best Friend’s Wedding starring America’s sweetheart herself, Julia Roberts. Is the societal pressure to marry young to blame? Perhaps Jules and Michael aren’t the “Best Friends” they thought they were. Or maybe they all just needed some good old fashioned therapy. Producer Clayton Early and Associate Producer Krystal Dinsberg join the conversation. Happy Valentine's Day Alarmy! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:04:08

The Aftermath: The Flu Pandemic of 1918

2/7/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with author and NYTimes health journalist Gina Kolata about the devastating 1918 flu pandemic and its lasting legacy. Gina draws parallels from our recent experience with Covid-19 and reminds us that viruses truly never go away, people often just choose to forget about them. Afterward, Patreon subscribers can listen as Rebecca and Producer Clayton Early revisit the board and decide if anything Gina mentioned altered the verdict. Not on Patreon? Click below and join us! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:21:20

THE FLU PANDEMIC OF 1918: WHO IS TO BLAME?

2/6/2024
Who’s to blame for the Spanish Flu? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes Actor Avital Ash to the show to discuss the catastrophically devastating flu pandemic which wreaked unprecedented havoc throughout the world from 1918-1920. What conditions were in place at the time that allowed for such a widespread outbreak? Could the war effort be to blame? Were poor living conditions a contributing factor? And why is it even called the Spanish Flu to begin with? Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early join this hauntingly familiar conversation. Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:03:01

THE FLU PANDEMIC OF 1918: WHO IS TO BLAME?

2/6/2024
Who’s to blame for the Spanish Flu? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes Actor Avital Ash to the show to discuss the catastrophically devastating flu pandemic which wreaked unprecedented havoc throughout the world from 1918-1920. What conditions were in place at the time that allowed for such a widespread outbreak? Could the war effort be to blame? Were poor living conditions a contributing factor? And why is it even called the Spanish Flu to begin with? Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early join this hauntingly familiar conversation. Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:03:01

The Aftermath: Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show Controversy

2/1/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with Communications Strategist Robbie Vorhaus about the fallout from the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show featuring Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Robbie highlights some important pop culture moments that happened shortly before this epic event, details the extreme precision and scrutiny that goes into a halftime show production and reminds us that the network executives knew exactly who they were hiring for the job. Afterwards, Patreon Subscribers can listen to the post interview breakdown and see if Robbie’s input alters the verdict. Not on Patreon, click below and join us! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:27:30

The Aftermath: Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show Controversy

2/1/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with Communications Strategist Robbie Vorhaus about the fallout from the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show featuring Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Robbie highlights some important pop culture moments that happened shortly before this epic event, details the extreme precision and scrutiny that goes into a halftime show production and reminds us that the network executives knew exactly who they were hiring for the job. Afterwards, Patreon Subscribers can listen to the post interview breakdown and see if Robbie’s input alters the verdict. Not on Patreon, click below and join us! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:27:30

SUPER BOWL XXXVIII HALFTIME SHOW CONTROVERSY: WHO IS TO BLAME?

1/30/2024
Who’s to blame for the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show Controversy? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes comedian Blaire Postman to discuss the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” (aka Nipplegate) turned Super Bowl Halftime show scandal-extraordinaire between Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson…Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty. Did the rise of YouTube contribute to the massive fallout? Were the artists and producers taking the halftime show music too literally? Perhaps fear of the nipple is to blame? Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early join this hot button conversation. Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:52:50

The Aftermath: The Sinking of SS Princess Alice

1/25/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with British historian and author Jerry White about the disastrous sinking of the SS Princess Alice. Jerry highlights important context to the meaning of The River Thames at this moment in history and shares harrowing first hand accounts and crucial new information which potentially calls the initial verdict into question. Afterward, Patreon subscribers can listen on with Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith in the post interview breakdown. Not on Patreon? Click below and join the family! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:33:09

The Aftermath: The Sinking of SS Princess Alice

1/25/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with British historian and author Jerry White about the disastrous sinking of the SS Princess Alice. Jerry highlights important context to the meaning of The River Thames at this moment in history and shares harrowing first hand accounts and crucial new information which potentially calls the initial verdict into question. Afterward, Patreon subscribers can listen on with Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith in the post interview breakdown. Not on Patreon? Click below and join the family! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:33:09

THE SINKING OF SS PRINCESS ALICE: WHO IS TO BLAME

1/23/2024
Who’s to blame for the sinking of SS Princess Alice? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes fellow podcaster Adrien Behn to discuss the gruesomely tragic sinking of the SS Princess Alice in the Thames River. Does the ability to swim even matter if you’re swimming in raw sewage? Could an overcrowded passenger ship be to blame? Or was this a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early join the conversation. Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:55:18

The Aftermath: The Donner Party

1/18/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with historian and author Erich R. Ebel about the lasting legacy of the Donner Party expedition and its tragic fate. Having written a historical fiction account of the members of the Donner Party, Erich touches on the crucial choices made by the Donner-Reed party which ultimately led them down a notoriously doomed path. Afterward, Patreon subscribers can listen as Rebecca, Clayton and Chris finally get their Guest Expert input after all these years and see if the initial verdict still holds up. Not on Patreon yet! Click below and join the Alarmeon! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:38

The Aftermath: The Donner Party

1/18/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with historian and author Erich R. Ebel about the lasting legacy of the Donner Party expedition and its tragic fate. Having written a historical fiction account of the members of the Donner Party, Erich touches on the crucial choices made by the Donner-Reed party which ultimately led them down a notoriously doomed path. Afterward, Patreon subscribers can listen as Rebecca, Clayton and Chris finally get their Guest Expert input after all these years and see if the initial verdict still holds up. Not on Patreon yet! Click below and join the Alarmeon! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:38

REWIND - THE DONNER PARTY: WHO IS TO BLAME?

1/16/2024
Who’s to blame for the ill fated Donner Party Expedition? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) is revisiting another oldie but goodie to see if we still got it right. Revisit Clayton Early’s very first episode, back in the days before Fact Checkers, Guest Experts and Big Slaps and see who ended up in the Alarmist Jail. But that’s not all! This time around we have a Guest Expert to weigh in. So, refresh your memory and join the entire Alarmist crew next week to see if the verdict still stands! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:53:42

The Aftermath: The Kendall Jenner Pepsi Commercial

1/11/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca revisits the Kendall Jenner Pepsi Commercial debacle with marketing expert Shailendra Jain. A professor of Marketing & International Business at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, Professor Jain masterfully walks us through the complexities of in-house generated brand content, the role of advertising agencies and a trend toward, “purpose based brand association.” Afterward, Patreon subscribers can hear the post interview breakdown and see if the verdict holds up. Not on Patreon? Click the link and join us below! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:22:35

THE KENDALL JENNER PEPSI COMMERCIAL: WHO IS TO BLAME?

1/9/2024
Who’s to blame for the Kendall Jenner Pepsi Commercial? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes podcaster Sequoia Holmes to discuss the infamously disastrous 2017 Pepsi commercial starring Kendall Jenner. They’re joined by Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early. With America in political turmoil and social injustice at the forefront of our minds, why did Pepsi feel the need to wade into the conversation? Was money the main goal? Could keeping the project in-house be to blame? Or perhaps there really is no such thing as bad press! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:40:51

The Aftermath: Malaysia Airlines Flight #370

1/4/2024
New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with pilot and aviation expert Captain Scott Miller about the ongoing recovery and investigation of Malaysia Airlines Flight #370. With years of experience as a flight instructor and pilot for a major US airline, Scott walks through flight protocol with masterful precision and lends new insight to the dynamics at play with this fateful flight. Afterward, Patreon subscribers can hear the post interview breakdown with Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early. Join us on Patreon at the link below! Join our Patreon! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:39:15