The Chernobyl Podcast

Defending The Great Bitter Land

“What is the cost of lies?”

That is the question that Valery Legasov, arguably the hero of the Chernobyl disaster, asks to himself on a tape-recorded recounting of the events right before he sadly dies by suicide. 

He did so two years to the day following the catastrophe that occurred in Pripyat Ukraine, in the commencing hours of April 26th, 1986. In fact, the title of the first episode is “1:23:45” which refers to the time in the morning that the core of reactor number four explodes inside of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. 

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