Welcome to Episode 074 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.
This podcast episode is all about Chernobyl. It’s an episode I’ve had pencilled in to do for quite some time, if in part because I went there in 2014, and never wrote anything about my visit at the time so I felt I ought to, you know, get round to it at some point. I even mentioned this in a podcast I did last year, Back In The USSR. Didn’t do it then either, because, and I quote, “I think if I did it would make the pod much longer than I’d intended. In any case it probably deserves its own discussion.” I guess this is that discussion.
Topics covered on this podcast include:
- I’m leaving Glasgow
- The dead railway station at IBM Halt
- A brief history of the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl
- What I was doing in 1986
- Why I wanted to visit (and why I wasn’t barefoot)
- Visit to the Power Plant
- Walking through the ruined town of Pripyat
- Health and Safety in a Nuclear Fallout Zone
- The Duga-1 Radar Array and the Russian Woodpecker
- Chernobyl City and the people who stayed
You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. In addition, a PDF transcript of this episode is available.
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