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The official podcast of the miniseries Chernobyl, from HBO and Sky. Join host Peter Sagal (NPR’s “Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!”) and series creator, writer and executive producer Craig Mazin after each episode as they discuss the true stories that shaped the scenes, themes and characters. Chernobyl airs Mondays at 9 PM on HBO and Tuesdays at 9 PM on Sky Atlantic. The Chernobyl Podcast is also available to stream on HBO NOW and HBO GO starting Monday, May 6 at 10 PM.

The Chernobyl Podcast HBO

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 5.5K Ratings

The official podcast of the miniseries Chernobyl, from HBO and Sky. Join host Peter Sagal (NPR’s “Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!”) and series creator, writer and executive producer Craig Mazin after each episode as they discuss the true stories that shaped the scenes, themes and characters. Chernobyl airs Mondays at 9 PM on HBO and Tuesdays at 9 PM on Sky Atlantic. The Chernobyl Podcast is also available to stream on HBO NOW and HBO GO starting Monday, May 6 at 10 PM.

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4.8 out of 5
5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

Ike Leland ,

as a 9 year old kid...

I saw video of the space shuttle exploding. But I never saw or heard a single thing about the Chernobyl disaster. I don’t remember when I learned of it. It wasn’t until I started seeing comments on imgur a week ago...that sparked an interest in it. It wasn’t until I read the wiki article that the sheer size of the disaster was understood in my own mind.

I had the thought even before the end of the HBO series...this....this is why the soviet union broke apart. The resources they had to spend to fix the Chernobyl disaster was enormous! Reading the HBO series episode 5 credits where Gorbachev confirms my suspicions...amazing. All these years so many disingenuous expressions of how Reagan brought about the USSR collapse. His roll was significant. But Chernobyl sealed the deal. Bankrupting them from the inside out.
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Now imagine a corporation doing the same thing to a 737 Max...putting “graphite on control rods” to save money. Introducing automation to counter poor design ...and expediting certification of a poorly designed automation on a poorly designed plane body.

Science/flight characteristics/aerodynamics cannot be circumvented through executive decision. A series of bad decisions and design flaws led to 2 Boeing 737 Max’s crashing. One cannot attach newer more powerful engines on a plane body not designed for them without minimizing the stall nose-up effect. Yet Boeing did. MCAS was created to fix the stall characteristics. MCAS wasn’t easily over-ridden. Boeing executives buried the automation characteristics insisting pilots didn’t need additional training.

Yeah...maybe you can get away with dropping more powerful engines on a body not designed for them. But they got stupid and greedy. Pilots didn’t even know about the AZ-5 button/sequence to override MCAS.

And now all that money they thought they were going to save....will be spent on lawyers, disaster cleanup, plane recovery, victims families compensation, and compensating the airlines for the money they lost waiting for recertification.

The things Boeing did post first crash are eerily similar to soviet unions efforts to cover up the scale of the Chernobyl disaster. After the first crash Boeing lied and covered up what they already knew, and then a 2nd crash happened. These executives should be held criminally responsible for their negligence.

There are so many similarities to Chernobyl. On a less dramatic corporate size scale.

Finale audio is messed up ,

Please fix audio issues on HBO final episode!

Hello - no one can watch the final episode because the audio is so messed up. Xfinity- hbo go and spectrum all have issues. You need to help fix this.

kfett2 ,

Good but...

Great podcast and miniseries but there is no need to bring the 2016 election into it.

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