March 31, 2020

BEST OF THE BEST: Is COVID-19 America’s Chernobyl?

BEST OF THE BEST: Is COVID-19 America’s Chernobyl?
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Way back in Episode 65, Quinn asked: Was Chernobyl a preventable and rare accident from the past, or a vivid picture of what happens when the government abandons its citizens during a crisis?

FUN STORY: turns out, it’s B!

We’re replaying one of our most listened to episodes ever, because, well, COVID-19. Or, more specifically, because of the American government’s response to COVID-19. 

Which was to lie.

Our guest is: Craig Mazin, a screenwriter, podcaster, and the creator of the Emmy-award winning HBO mini-series Chernobyl.

This is the story of what happened in Chernobyl in 1986. And this is what’s happening in the USA right now. This moment, and how we choose to hold these people accountable, means everything.

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