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The Aftermath: May Mailbag!

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New Mailbag! This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) sits down with Producer Clayton Early for a much needed mailbag catch-up session. From talking Tudors, pushing back on potential Capitalism culprits and hearing from an Alarmy member who has an actual family connection to the sinking of General Slocum this mailbag means business. Join us as we catch up with the Alarmy and then head over so you can rate, subscribe and review! 

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  • 252. THE BIZARRE LOVE STORY OF BURT AND LINDA PUGACH: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    01:02:21
    Who’s to blame for the tabloid “love story” of Burt and Linda Pugach?This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes back Kelly Hudson to discuss the troubling tale of Burt and Linda Pugach. What the tabloids once called a bizarre “love story” sounds a lot more like assault and oppression once you hear the facts. Will the problematic realities of the American nuclear family take the fall for this one? Perhaps male entitlement is to blame? And why is Agriculture up on the board? Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early join the conversation. The Alarmist is sponsored by BetterHelp.Join our Patreon!We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe   
  • The Aftermath: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    29:10
    New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca revisits Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Mario Macis. Dr. Macis breaks down the concept of scarcity economics, reflects on whether or not finding a golden ticket was truly left to chance alone and gets into our irrationality when it comes to low probability events. Afterward, Patreon subscribers can hear the post interview discussion with Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early. Will the verdict hold up?! The Alarmist is sponsored by BetterHelp.Join our Patreon!We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe    
  • 251. WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    01:04:38
    Who’s to blame for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)?This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes actor Toccarra Cash to discuss the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the the downright dirty and deceitful incidents that occur while Mr. Wonka searches for an heir to his candy filled kingdom. They’re joined by Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early. Is this peak Capitalism at play? Perhaps Wonka is your textbook Workaholic? Or maybe he’s taken the “Ask for forgiveness, not permission” tactic a bit too far? Tune in and meet the newest member of The Alarmist Jail! The Alarmist is sponsored by BetterHelp.Join our Patreon!We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe   
  • The Aftermath: The Tasman Bridge Collapse

    34:55
    New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca follows up on the Tasman Bridge Collapse with Australian historian and Hobart native, Dr. Imogen Wegman. Considering her parents drove over the Tasman Bridge an hour before its collapse, Dr. Wegman brings new meaning to the term ‘local historian!’ Dr. Wegman also shares vital new information about the local environment, weather patterns, and topography of the region. Afterward, Patreon Subscribers can see if the verdict holds up with Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early. Not part of the Patreon family yet? Click below and join us!Join our Patreon!We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe       
  • 250. THE TASMAN BRIDGE COLLAPSE: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    01:03:18
    Who’s to blame for the Tasman Bridge Collapse?This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes Allan McLeod, host of the new podcast Walkin’ About, to discuss the Tasman Bridge Collapse in Hobart, Tasmania. Are we as a society really discussing the vulnerability of bridges enough? Could sailing familiar waters cause you to let your guard down? And what is the difference between a captain and a pilot when it comes to shipping? Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early join the conversation. Join our Patreon!We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe   
  • The Aftermath: May Mailbag!

    43:03
    Mail Call! Hey Alarmy! It’s been awhile since we last checked in and it turns out you have a lot on the brain. Sounds like it’s time for a good old fashioned Mailbag episode. Join The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith), Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early as they go through episode suggestions, reviews and reactions from listeners old and new to the Alarmy Family. Plus, there’s an update from the newest wings of The Alarmist Jail. Enjoy your mail. And don’t forget to Rate, Review, Subscribe and join our Patreon. Check the links below!Join our Patreon!We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe   
  • 249. THE RAMREE ISLAND CROCODILE MASSACRE: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    01:03:58
    Who’s to blame for the Ramree Island Crocodile Massacre?This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes old friend and all around funny guy Arthur Meyer to discuss the gruesome events that went down at Ramree Island during WWII. With so much second hand information flying around, how big a role did the crocodile’s play afterall? Are sharks to blame too? Maybe man simply doesn’t belong in the mangroves…perhaps we need to rename that? Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early join the conversation. Join our Patreon!We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe    
  • The Aftermath: US Women’s National Soccer Team Pay Disparity

    30:36
    New Guest Expert! On this week’s Aftermath, Rebecca revisits the US Women’s National Soccer team pay disparity with Dr. Nancy Lough. Dr. Lough is the founding director of the Sports Innovation Institute and specializes in sports marketing, sponsorship and improving gender equity in the sports world. Her deeply insightful input is sure to fascinate, infuriate and inspire you. Afterward, Patreon subscribers can join Rebecca, Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith as they revisit the verdict and discuss the exciting movement happening in women’s sports today. Not a Patreon subscriber yet? Click below and join us!Join our Patreon!We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe   
  • 248. THE U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM PAY DISPARITY: WHO IS TO BLAME?

    01:10:06
    Who’s to blame for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Pay Disparity? This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) welcomes filmmaker Christina Dodson and the owner of Rough and Tumble, Seattle's home for women's sports, Jen Barnes to discuss the complicated history of US Women’s Soccer and their fight for equal pay. They’re joined by Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Clayton Early. Does a “Weak Female” narrative have something to do with it? Maybe the original Olympic games and sports origins rules are to blame? Or perhaps a historic lack of visibility plays an important role. Join our Patreon!We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe