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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.


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    • 4.8 • 143 Ratings

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.


Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.com
Email us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.com
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    The Aftermath: Fyre Festival

    The Aftermath: Fyre Festival

    New Aftermath! Rebecca welcomes guest expert Gabrielle Bluestone to discuss the notorious Fyre Festival. Gabrielle is an Emmy-nominated producer of the Netflix documentary “Fyre” and author of "Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet—and Why We're Following." Afterward, Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith stop by to discuss all the hype. Will the verdict hold up for this one?!
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    • 38 min
    THE FYRE FESTIVAL FIASCO: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    THE FYRE FESTIVAL FIASCO: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    Who’s to blame for the Fyre Festival fiasco? 
    This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) speaks with old school bestie Marta Kuersten Wolaver about the notorious Fyre Festival disaster. A Development Manager for the Economic Security Project, Marta has plenty of bones to pick with the people behind this nightmare. They’re joined by Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early. Will The Alarmist Jail be making room for a bunch of influencers?! Or is this a Capitalism classic?
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    • 58 min
    The Aftermath: Tangiwai Train Disaster

    The Aftermath: Tangiwai Train Disaster

    On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with guest expert Janine Krippner about the Tangiwai Train Disaster. A Physical Volcanologist from New Zealand, Janine hosts the podcast Popular Volcanics and worked as a Contract Scientist for the Smithsonian Institutions Volcanologist Program. Needless to say, she has a wealth of knowledge to share about Volcanoes. Not to mention the newest natural phenomenon that’s soared straight to the top of The Alarmists list of major anxieties: Lahars! Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith stop by to debrief. 
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    • 36 min
    THE TANGIWAI TRAIN DISASTER: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    THE TANGIWAI TRAIN DISASTER: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes back old friend and Down Under “specialist” Billy Scafuri to talk about the Tangiwai Train Disaster. Are rivers simply nature’s gutters? And does being a second class passenger equal a higher mortality rate?  They’re joined by Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith to discuss. Up on the board: Lahar, Lack of Risk Assessment, Lost Love
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    • 55 min
    The Aftermath: Mailbag!

    The Aftermath: Mailbag!

    All New 2022 Mailbag!
    Fresh off the holiday season, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith), Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith usher in 2022 with an all new Mailbag. Voicemails, emails, Alarmy reviews: it’s a mailbag extravaganza! Find out who’s on a fitness journey in the new year and who is recovering from Covid (ack!). Look out 2022, The Alarmist is back! 


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    • 39 min
    TYPHOID MARY: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    TYPHOID MARY: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) speaks with writer Mackenzie Fegan about the unfortunate events surrounding Typhoid Mary. As Senior Editor at Bon Appetit, Mackenzie is well versed in foodborne illness and proper sanitation practices. They’re joined by Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early. Was Mary the ultimate villain the press portrayed her to be or was she really the ultimate victim? On the board: Branding, Treatment Tunnel Vision, Peaches and Ice Cream. 


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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

Amble88 ,

Love it!

Look forward to my Alarmy time every week. Thanks Rebecca, Chris & Amanda!

The--Queen ,

Exquisite, but..

I miss Amanda tbh bring her back. Anyways,

This is the podcast version of when your teacher in elementary school steps out of the room for literally 45 seconds and comes back to find the class in complete and utter chaos, so she dramatically drops a hard cover book on the table, startles everyone into silence, pauses to survey the scene before bellowing “WHO DID THIS?” and then goes off about how disappointed she is for 15 minutes, until the bell for lunch recess sounds. Necessary. I love it.

jemgirljeri ,

Catastophizing

I feel like listening to Rebecca, Amanda and Chris has allowed me to perfect my own catastophizing skills and for that I say….arghhh 🤯!?!? But also thank you for your thoughtful and swift analysis. Best way to start a Sunday morning.

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