The Alarmist

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On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with Entertainment Business Correspondent and Editor Natalie Jarvey of Insider, where she covers the digital transformation of Hollywood for their Los Angeles bureau. Then, Fact Checker Chris Smith and P
WHO’S TO BLAME FOR THE RISE AND FALL OF QUIBI?This week The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith), Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith speak with Music Manager and former Alarmist Guest Expert, Noah Chernin, about the death of Quibi.
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 thi
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
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?! Af
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 Hollywo
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 (201
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
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 terri
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,
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, and Alarmy member delivers a very good counter argument for why
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 ‘smal
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 an
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
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 rec
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 16
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 th
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 S
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
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 th
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, M
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 Negligen
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 appl
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 H
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/pro
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