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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!
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Maria Claire named The Alarmist one of the best new podcasts of 2020.
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    • 4.4 • 1.6K 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
Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast
Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe
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    THE SOUTH LA FIREWORK EXPLOSION: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    THE SOUTH LA FIREWORK EXPLOSION: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    Who’s to blame for the South LA Firework Explosion?
    This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) speaks with Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith about the South LA Firework Explosion in June of 2021 and who’s to blame for this major miscalculation. What’s our obsession with fireworks and homemade bombs? Could the National Anthem have something to do with it? And was detonating the confiscated fireworks in the middle of a densely populated neighborhood really the only option? Another 4th of July is just around the corner. Have fun and stay safe Alarmy! 
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    • 55 min
    The Aftermath: The War of the Bucket

    The Aftermath: The War of the Bucket

    New Guest Expert! For this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with Dr. Eduardo Fabbro about who’s to blame for the War of the Bucket. Author of Warfare and the Making of Early Medieval Italy (568–652), Eduardo does an incredible job of helping us understand this ancient grudge with a modern point of view. This little bucket represents some big themes! After, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early stop by to revisit the verdict. Will Tribalism remain in The Alarmist Jail?
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    • 33 min
    THE WAR OF THE BUCKET: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    THE WAR OF THE BUCKET: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    Who’s to blame for the War of the Bucket?
    This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) speaks with good friend James Bladon about who’s to blame for the War of the Bucket. Not only is James well versed on this medieval nightmare, he’s actually been to Modena and seen The Bucket! They’re joined by Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early. Could poor neighborly etiquette be at fault for this one? Were the Papacy and The Church to blame? Or will a simple little Bucket actually take the fall? 
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    • 57 min
    Wondery Presents: The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley

    Wondery Presents: The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley

    On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando.
    Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so fixated on a homicide. The search for Bonny’s killer took detectives on an eleven-month odyssey across the country and through Hollywood's underbelly of hustlers, drug addicts, and would-be hitmen. It would be the most expensive murder investigation in LAPD history to date.
    This is the story of Robert and Bonny’s toxic relationship, her shocking murder, and his chaotic trial. Did actor Robert Blake kill his wife? Or was the murder someone else's vendetta?
    From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders, Death of Starlet) comes a six-part series about love, obsession and fame gone wrong. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas. wondery.fm/TA_TEOBLB
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    • 6 min
    The Aftermath: June Mailbag!

    The Aftermath: June Mailbag!

    New Mailbag! On this episode, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) catches up on some Alarmy mail with Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early. Hear about a guitarist on a sinking cruise liner who was forced to take responsibility for hundreds of passengers onboard. Click here to see what happened. And if you’ve ever wanted to see Rebecca in action on the silver screen, check out the premiere of Gordita Chronicles on HBO Max on June 23rd! Here’s the trailer! 
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    • 34 min
    Introducing: History is US

    Introducing: History is US

    Written and narrated by award-winning author and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, “History is US” is a 6-part audio documentary produced and developed by C13Originals that asks questions about who we are as a nation, and what race might reveal about our current crisis. Through the voices of distinguished historians and scholars, this limited series gives listeners the background and education to understand how we got here and how we can all use history to clarify the choices before us. There will always be something distinct about our present day, yet history haunts. “History is US” is a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham Studio.
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

ashleysoap98 ,

Great show, huge backlog of episodes!

As a podcast-binger, this show is so great! I’ve been listening for a few weeks and still have a TON of episodes to go. The hosts are really funny and bring great insight into these historical events!

JamesMcNally000 ,

Entertaining, easy listen, lots of great episodes.

New fan of this, and going through the backlog. Some great episodes.

Gotta say, host has the funniest/worst pronunciation (hearing them struggle with “diagnosis” while I write this) and it’s not just on esoteric words it’s constantly. To the point it’s just funny. I don’t really mind it but man does it come up a lot. And sometimes they act like they don’t know something…but not sure if they are playing or not. The episode about wrestling….again, it just cracks me up. The whole point of this is a pretty loose and silly convo.

The episode quality heavily depends on the guest. There are some really legitimately funny and fun guests, but there are some that are just soooo boring and corny.

So it’s a pick and choose. There are some skip episodes but there are lots of great episodes with good guests that are awesome. The hosts/team like Chris and Clayton etc are all great. Would be a fine podcast with just them a lot of the time. They all do a good job of not talking over each other, which with 4 people on is not easy. Great job on the overall hosts.

5 stars, cause despite the constant pronunciation fails and hit or miss guests, there are a lot of good episodes, there’s a pretty solid body of work here. It’s hard to actually have a conversation worth listening to about a lot of these topics, since it’s all stuff you’ve heard many times before, but this is definitely entertaining and very listenable.

pisspumpkin ,

Uneducated analysis

So awful, hosts just regurgitate basic web and wiki information, without having any real idea what they are talking about. So many points they bring up are weak or not well researched. It’s difficult to analyze history using todays progressive culture.
Don’t waste your time. There are better more historically accurate and better researched pods out there.

Weak

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