Who’s to blame for Balloonfest ‘86?

This week, The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) speaks with fellow podcasters Arielle Nissenblatt and Lauren Passell about the 1986 Balloonfest fail in Cleveland. Hosts of Podcast Therapy and self-avowed members of The Alarmy, Arielle and Lauren are the perfect duo to get to the bottom of this spectacular fiasco. They’re joined by Fact Checker Alex Paul and Producer Clayton Early. On the board: The Cleveland Rebrand, Guinness Book of World Records, The 1980’s.   

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