Revisiting Chernobyl

33 minutes

April 26, 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the former USSR — which remains the worst nuclear accident in history — so I’m re-releasing an episode from my second season where my friend Donna and I visited the site of the explosion and toured abandoned buildings in nearby villages. You can read more about my trip and see photos and videos on my website.

If you’re a new listener to my show and you enjoy this episode, I recommend you go back and delve into my archives, since I’ve got tons more interesting documentaries I’ve produced from my travels over the years!


On Far From Home, award-winning public radio journalist Scott Gurian documents fascinating stories from far-flung places like Iran, Chernobyl, and Mongolia. For more info, visit

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