Alex Schmidt

Alex Schmidt

Alex Schmidt is a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles. He’s the creator and host of the “Kurt Vonneguys” podcast. And he’s a staff writer & podcast host for Cracked.com, where he goes by “Schmidty The Clam” for secret & fun reasons. For more info and show dates, visit ALEXSCHMIDTY.COM.

Host Information

The Cracked Podcast

The Cracked Podcast is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked. Host Alex Schmidt, along with an impressive roster of guests, uses the platform to identify and dissect pop culture tropes, debunk myths and generally try to reach the large demographic of people who would enjoy their site's content if only they'd learn to read. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)

Guest Appearances

A Farewell To Cracked Editor-in-Chief Jack O'Brien

Serious Talk. It's Jack's last episode. After 11 years at Cracked, our intrepid editor-in-chief and podcast host extraordinaire Jack O'Brien is hanging up the cleats to tackle new projects, end world hunger and find the Zodiac killer. But that doesn't mean this…

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14 Simple Changes That Would Revolutionize the World

The world is full of systems and orders that we never really question because they've seemingly exited forever. And we're not talking about overthrowing the government or anything, we just mean basic things like how we take out our trash, when we…

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Humanity's Greatest Moments Brought to You By Drugs & Booze

Even though drugs and alcohol have been a social lubricant since before we could write anything down, we like to think of history as this boring, stuffy museum exhibit where kings and queens drank iced tea, ate flavorless biscuits and had sex…

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Why Every Billionaire Is Becoming A Doomsday Prepper

The Cracked Podcast #177April 24, 2017

Sometime around when Donald Trump started winning state primaries a year ago, the national mood went from, "Damn Daniel," to "oh fuck we're actually going to die in a rain of nuclear hellfire." That happens when a sitting US President attacks an…

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How Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos Are Playing You

The Cracked Podcast #170March 13, 2017

It's become your daily morning ritual. Wake up. Open Twitter. And here come's your fix. It's something like, "Trump Surrogate Says Jews in the Holocaust Didn't Have it So Bad!" and you're off to the races. How could he!? Do they know…

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Accidents That Created The Best Art Of The 20th Century

The Cracked Podcast #161January 16, 2017

It's easy to think every piece of great art or unforgettable pop-culture is the result of effortless genius and precise intentionality. It separates the gods who create from us lay-people who like to eat cheese and can barely decide what to watch…

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2016 Year In Review In Review

The Cracked Podcast #157December 19, 2016

2016 is almost over. Yes the endless, rotten sh*t hurricane of a year that took away Bowie, Prince and Florence Henderson and gave us Trump, Harambe and the Zika virus is finally drawing to a close.  So, to give this b*tch a proper viking…

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Dispelling Every Space Myth You Learned In 7th Grade Science

The Cracked Podcast #153November 21, 2016

Believe it or not, Matthew McConaughey's thesis (from behind a bookshelf inside a black hole) that love is the most powerful force in the universe isn't the most scientifically accurate thing Hollywood has offered us lately. It should come as no surprise…

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