Episodes
On this episode, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) chats with Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith about some of the smaller alarms that have been keeping them up at night. Did the pandemic ruin live theater forever?! Hear this and more and then take our online poll to share which mini-alarm resonated with you the most! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on...
Published 09/16/21
This week The Alarmist (Rebecca Delagado Smith) speaks with fellow podcaster/alarmist Sarah Lowe about the Kaprun Funicular Disaster. They’re joined by Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith. Could better cell phone reception have stopped this terrible tragedy?! One thing is clear; nothing is fireproof!  We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram...
Published 09/14/21
This week, Rebecca, Clayton and Chris discuss potential culprits they forgot to throw on the board for the death of Natalie Wood. In the process, they gain a new found appreciation for bathing suits. Have you ever had to swim fully clothed?! Afterwards, Rebecca shares new Alarmy Member emails. Listen now to hear some great suggestions for future episodes!    We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at...
Published 09/09/21
WHO’S TO BLAME FOR THE TRAGIC DEATH OF NATALIE WOOD?! This week The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) tackles the untimely death of Hollywood legend Natalie Wood. She’s joined by Fact Checker Chris Smith, Producer Clayton Early, and other Hollywood legend/native Angeleno Trevor Einhorn. Speculations abound, but could old fashioned misogyny be to blame? We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at...
Published 09/07/21
This week, Rebecca speaks with Pulitzer-prize winning American science journalist Deborah Blum. Director of the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT and author of six books, including The Poison Squad (2018) and The Poisoner’s Handbook (2010), she makes a compelling argument for a new potential verdict. Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early stop by to discuss.    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 09/02/21
IS IT POSSIBLE THE FASHION INDUSTRY INFLUENCED THE BRADFORD SWEETS POISONING? This week The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) is joined by Special Guest Suni Reyes, Fact Checker Chris Smith, and Producer Clayton Early to discuss the 1858 Bradford Sweets Poisoning. Should sugar be added to the list of Illegal Substances?   Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/31/21
This week, Rebecca talks with Jon Ziomek, an Associated Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University and co-author of  Collision on Tenerife: The How and Why of the World's Worst Aviation Disaster about who he thinks is to blame for this terrible tragedy. Then, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund pop in to discuss changing the verdict.  We have merch! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on...
Published 08/26/21
IS PUNITIVE CULTURE TO BLAME FOR THE TENERIFE AIRPORT DISASTER? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) decides who is to blame for the deadly 1977 Tenerife Airport Disaster. She is joined by comedian/podcaster Allen Strickland Williams, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund. On the board this week: Rusty Skills, Dutch Labor Laws and VHF Radios.  Listen to Allen’s podcasts, The Male Gaze and Fake Money Podcast!  We have merch! Tell us who you think is to blame at...
Published 08/24/21
WHAT REALLY IS A LIMP BISCUIT?????? This week, Rebecca, Chris and Amanda dive into some listener emails and address where the term "limp biscuit" comes from. Also, from our Discord, an Alarmy member delivers a very good counter argument for why we might have gotten Woodstock99 wrong. Will they change Rebecca's verdict? We also have a voicemail. If you want to be heard on the podcast, call the Earios hotline at 626-604-6262! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame...
Published 08/19/21
IS THE FBI TO BLAME FOR THE DEATH OF VERSACE?  This week The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) is joined by Special Guest Francisco Cabrera-Feo, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early to talk about the death of fashion icon and ‘small business owner’, Gianni Versace. On the board: Drugs, Andrew Cunanan and Homophobia.  We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram...
Published 08/17/21
On this week's Aftermath, Rebecca talks with Mike Schreiber, a photographer who covered Woodstock '99 for Spin Magazine. 20 years later, he published Woodstock '99, a book of never-before-seen photos of the festival. Then, Fact Checker Chris and Producer Amanda stop in to discuss the verdict! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on...
Published 08/12/21
IS RICHARD NIXON TO BLAME FOR WOODSTOCK99? This week The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) decides who is to blame for the infamous WOODSTOCK99! She is joined by Podcaster/Musician Tony Thaxton (listen to his podcast Bizarre Albums), Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund. On the board this week: New Metal, Poor Planning, and Greed. We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us...
Published 08/10/21
On this week's Aftermath, Rebecca talks with  Tony Thorne is a British author, linguist and lexicographer specialising in slang, jargon and cultural history. In the late '90s, he was one of the first to pore through Erzsébet Báthory's trial records, written in medieval Hungarian, trying to piece the story together. He wrote the book Countess Dracula: Life and Times of Elisabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess. We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at...
Published 08/05/21
IS SOCIETAL PRESSURE TO STAY YOUNG TO BLAME FOR ELIZABETH BÁTHORY'S TORTUROUS ESCAPADES? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) is joined by Comedian/Writer Jen Curran, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund to discuss the 16th century serial killer, Elizabeth Báthory. On the board this week: Genetic Insanity, Hungarian Feudal System and Vampiremania. We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at...
Published 08/03/21
This week Rebecca speaks with San Charles Haddad, author of the new book The File: Origins of the Munich Massacre. Then, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund chime in with thoughts. We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist.   See acast.com/privacy...
Published 07/29/21
WAS A BOTCHED RESCUE EFFORT TO BLAME FOR THE 1972 MUNICH OLYMPIC MASSACRE? This week Rebecca is joined by Reality Life with Kate Casey, KATE CASEY to discuss a tragedy she is obsessed with...the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre. Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund join in on the conversation. On the board: German Security Officials, BSO, and violence met with violence. We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at...
Published 07/27/21
On today's double hitter, Rebecca speaks with Dr. Juan S. Larrosa-Fuentes is a researcher in the Department of Sociocultural Studies at ITESO University and a professor at the School of Journalism and Public Communication about the Guadalajara Explosions. Then she talks with Oliver Catlin, the President of Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG), about the Russian Olympic Doping Scandal. We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email...
Published 07/22/21
IS FRAGILE NATIONAL PRIDE TO BLAME FOR THE OLYMPIC DOPING SCANDAL? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) is joined by return favorite Adam Lustick, Producer Amanda Lund and Fact Checker Chris to discuss to Russian Doping Scandal. On the board this week: Putin, Pee-Pee, and Competitive Sports. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/20/21
This week, Rebecca, Amanda and Chris read some Alarmy Member emails! Alarmy member Tina of Germany writes in about her experience with the heat wave of 2003. Should ROAMING CHARGES have been put on the board? Also, the gang plays a game of F, Marry, Kill with RRR (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter...
Published 07/15/21
ARE MONOPOLIES TO BLAME FOR THE 1992 GUADALAJARA EXPLOSIONS? This week The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) decides who is to blame for the 1992 Guadalajara Explosions that left over 200 dead. On the board this week: Government Worker's Negligence, Pipe Construction and Mayor Dau. We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter...
Published 07/13/21
This week Rebecca talks with Angel Hsu is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and the Environment at UNC chapel Hill. She is also Founder and Director of the Data-Driven EnviroLab, an interdisciplinary research group that innovates and applies quantitative approaches to pressing environmental issues. Then, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund pop in to discuss! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at...
Published 07/08/21
WAS A VACATION MINDSET TO BLAME FOR THE 2003 EUROPEAN HEAT WAVE? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) is joined by Special Guest Ithamar Enriquez, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund to discuss the deadly 2003 European Heat Wave. On the board this week: French Family Structure, Global Warming and Nelly. We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram...
Published 07/06/21
This week, Rebecca speaks with Guest Expert Kevin Smokler is a writer, documentary filmmaker and event host with a focus on pop culture. He’s the author of the book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies (2016) and the director/producer of the upcoming documentary film, Vinyl Nation. Learn more at Vinylnationfilm.com. Then, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund discuss changing the verdict! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at...
Published 06/30/21
ARE HORMONES TO BLAME FOR THE MURDEROUS EVENTS IN HEATHERS? This week The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) is joined by return Special Guest Rebekka Johnson, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund. On the board this week: S****y Adults, Teenage Narcism and the Cold War! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter...
Published 06/29/21
This week Rebecca is joined by Guest Expert Joan Ryan, a pioneer in sports journalism and author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters. Then, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund discuss changing the verdict! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe...
Published 06/24/21