Episodes
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
WAS CLASSISM TO BLAME FOR THE TANYA HARDING/NANCY KERRIGAN SCANDAL? This week on our 100th episode Rebecca is joined by Returning Guests Anastasia Kousakis and Georgia Mischak, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund to decide who is to blame for the scandal that ROCKED THE WORLD! On the board this week: Fashion Industry, Sexism in Sports and Media Treatment of Women in the 90s. We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at...
Published 06/22/21
Rebecca talks with author Lillian Faderman (Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death and The Gay Revolution) about Harvey's life and legacy. Then, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Lund discuss changing the verdict! Buy Lilian's book here! https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/harvey-milk-lillian-faderman/1127241647 Call the Earios Hotline: 626-604-6262 We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at [email protected] Follow...
Published 06/17/21
WERE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS TO BLAME FOR THE ASSASSANATION OF HARVEY MILK? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) decides who is to blame for the assassination of Harvey Milk with Special Guest and comedian Guy Branum, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund. On the board this week: Homophobia, Dan White and the Twinkie Defense. Call the Earios Hotline: 626-604-6262 We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us...
Published 06/15/21
Rebecca and Fact Checker Chris are on a field trip to the Alarmist Jail so Producer Lund takes this opportunity to drop in her new podcast, PLAYCATION! Subscribe to THE BIG ONES PRESENTS: PLAYCATION wherever you get your podcasts. This week, Amanda and Maria pack their bags and head for THE KIMBERLEY, AUSTRALIA! Maria has a chance to redeem herself as she is traveling on a CLOONEY BUDGET again. Will a wild trip through the rugged Outback save Amanda's marriage? Maria and Amanda butt heads...
Published 06/10/21
WERE SECRET MISSIONS TO BLAME FOR THE USS INDIANAPOLIS DISASTER? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) is joined by Special Guest (Playcation Podcast host) Maria Blasucci, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund. They discuss the USS Indianapolis. On the board this week: WWII, Sharks, Secret Missions. Listen to Maria and Amanda's new podcast, Playcation! Subscribe to The Big Ones Presents: Playcation wherever you get your...
Published 06/08/21
For this week's Aftermath, the team reads listener emails and Producer Amanda's declaration that she won't be editing the episode sends Fact Checker Chris into a tailspin! We hear feedback on the Emu war episode and a startling confession from an Alarmy member regarding his claims of being kicked by an Emu. Also, a voicemail from an Alarmy member about the pronunciation of Valdez. Call the Earios Hotline: 626-604-6262 We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at...
Published 06/03/21
IS PARENTING IN THE 80s TO BLAME FOR ACTION PARK? This week, Rebecca is joined by Special Guest BJ Gallagher, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund to figure out who is to blame for the the infamously dangerous New Jersey water park, ACTION PARK. On the board this week: Water Parks, Capitalism and New Jersey Labor Department. Call the Earios Hotline: 626-604-6262 We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at...
Published 06/01/21
On this week's Aftermath, Rebecca is joined by Dr Colleen P. Ereen, author of Bernie Madoff and the Crisis. Then, Producer Amanda stops in to discuss if Colleen's expert testimony should change their verdict. Call the Earios Hotline: 626-604-6262 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...
Published 05/26/21
Are SKYSCRAPERS to blame for the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) decides who is to blame for the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme with actor/comedian Bayne Gibby! Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund join as well as Guest Expert, Dr Colleen P. Ereen, author of Bernie Madoff and the Crisis.  On the board this week: 2008 Financial Crisis, Good Old Fashioned Greed, and Charles Ponzi. Call the Earios Hotline: 626-604-6262 We have merch! Join our...
Published 05/25/21
This week, Rebecca speaks with Guest Expert Chief Jim Keiken of the Illinois Fire Service Institute about fire safety precautions and training that’s been put in to place as a result of the terrible Iroquois theater Fire. Then, she is joined by Fact Checker Chris Smith to discuss Chief Keiken's testimony and consider changing their verdict. Call the Earios Hotline: 626-604-6262 We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at...
Published 05/20/21
WAS A BUILDING JINX TO BLAME FOR THE IROQUOIS THEATER FIRE? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) is joined by Special Guest Betsy Stover, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund to discuss WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE IROQUOIS THEATER FIRE. On the board: Chicago Corruption, No Fire Escapes, and Greed. Call the Earios Hotline: 626-604-6262 We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com Email us at...
Published 05/18/21
Rebecca and Amanda read listener emails on this GIRLS ONLY mailbag. Subjects include: The Ever Given Cargo ship's phallic journey before getting stuck, a trigger-warning request, an update from Deputy Chris, and a very interesting note regarding the Emu Wars and why we should have been harder on COLONIALISM plus more! Check out the DICKNBALLS route here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/suez-canal-blocked-gps-xrated_n_605c2e44c5b67ad3871c9afe We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you...
Published 05/13/21
WAS MISPLACED ANGER TO BLAME FOR THE GREAT EMU WAR? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) decides who is to blame for THE GREAT EMU WAR! She is joined by Special Guest Billy Billy Scafuri, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund. On the board this week: Stuck in a Military Mindset, Lack of Predators and Australian Farmers. 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 05/11/21
This week Rebecca talks with Guest Expert Pete Fusco, a retired commercial pilot, journalist, and author of The Crowd Pleasers: A History of Airshow Misfortunes from 1910 to the Present about the history of Airshows. What he has to say might change her verdict! Also, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund stop by to discuss and give an update on our goal to reach 100 new reviews by our 100th episode! Next week: The Emu Wars! We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is...
Published 05/06/21
WAS THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX TO BLAME FOR THE RAMSTEIN AIR SHOW DISASTER? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) is joined by Matt Donnelly and Paul Mattingly (hosts of Matt & Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social Podcast), Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund to decide who is to blame for the Air Show Disaster that left seventy people dead. On the board this week: Airshows, Pilot Error, and Airmindedness. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. ...
Published 05/04/21
On this week's Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with Guest Expert, John Faragher - Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University specializing in Western and Frontier history. He’s also the author of Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles and the upcoming book California: A short history, coming out spring of 2022! What he says just might change Rebecca's verdict. Call the Earios hotline: 626-604-6262  We have merch! Join our Discord! Tell us who you think is to...
Published 04/29/21