50 Hours Inside the Most Radioactive Place On Earth (Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl) 

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I've been fascinated with Chernobyl since the moment I read about it in history class over 10 years ago. A few months ago I had the opportunity to go explore it after a big snowfall. The stories we heard were both heartbreaking and inspiring. So excited to finally be able to share.

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Yes Theory
Yes Theory 8 days ago
As you can see, we decided to not add any sponsors or plugs on this story so we could focus on the story-telling and visual experience. But making a video of this complexity without sponsor is definitely not easy, the support from Seek Discomfort is largely how we're able to create stories like this one. It took us several months get the edit to this place and a few days of filming. I'm super proud of how the video came out and hope you enjoy it. Watch it on a TV for full experience :) See you next week - Thomas
guy sumpthin
guy sumpthin 10 hours ago
Michael F yep ,for about 3000yrs
guy sumpthin
guy sumpthin 10 hours ago
I see apartments , apartments , apartments, apartments ,,,and grandmas house
guy sumpthin
guy sumpthin 11 hours ago
"Removed all top-soil in the whole town " but where did you put it ???
Hexito [GD]
Hexito [GD] Day ago
Somesh Tawade
Somesh Tawade 2 days ago
Please be safe brothers ❤️
skull lxrd
skull lxrd 12 minutes ago
so mobody talking about mw2 mission?
Joseph Knapp
Joseph Knapp 37 minutes ago
Reminds me of STALKER: Call of Pripyat
Giannie Moulton
Giannie Moulton 42 minutes ago
“50,000 People used to live here….now it’s a ghost town.”
Thomas Games
Thomas Games 42 minutes ago
Where did those dogs come from and is that one dead at 4:22
fornece hemodtob
fornece hemodtob 48 minutes ago
The godly frown visually earn because soldier bacteriologically share save a berserk kayak. utter, reminiscent conifer
Super Platypus
This is so sad.
PennywiseTheDancingClowN !
Should put this on Netflix man... No joke lol
Carly Wilson Vlogs
Carly Wilson Vlogs 2 hours ago
Who is here after already watching Kara and Nates trip here
foxyisaboy 2 hours ago
It's so funny how there is an animal laying on the floor by 4:27
DrScotch 2 hours ago
Hope you weren't planning on having kids!
aki 2 hours ago
Fifty thousand people used to live here..... And now its a ghost town - captain john price 2007
J G 3 hours ago
why am I getting call of duty 4 vibes aka OG modern warfare
spearheadgaming 4 hours ago
10:20 STALKER?
F k
F k 4 hours ago
I sometime glow in the dark after i drink alcohol😂😂
Blendanium 5 hours ago
Yo they stole one of the places in WZ smh
Hydrolox 5 hours ago
Fukushima is dozens upon dozens of times more radioactive currently than Chernobyl is, and the exclusion zone isnt even that bad considering you can enter the first shell of the sarcophagus containing the actual reactor itself
NikoChan 5 hours ago
The guy who lives there...
Kolton Nieto
Kolton Nieto 5 hours ago
8:00 warzone pool 😂
Toooby 6 hours ago
50,000 people used to live here … but now it’s a ghost town
Zhora Zavodskoy
Zhora Zavodskoy 6 hours ago
next time live up to the title and spend 50hrs in the sarcophagus
Lucas jensen
Lucas jensen 7 hours ago
1:07 B-tec Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Mr demolish lol
Mr demolish lol 7 hours ago
5 thousand people live here now its a ghost town
carlos macias
carlos macias 8 hours ago
Weird to say that I almost know this place like the back of my head without ever even being there..
Britney Smith25
Britney Smith25 8 hours ago
Y’all kinda made a stupid mistake tho. Suppose to have some form of mask like a gas one on so u don’t breathe a lot of that in.
Kayomadness900 ._.
Kayomadness900 ._. 8 hours ago
I mostly remember this place is because of COD
Ahmet Taha ŞAHİN
Ahmet Taha ŞAHİN 8 hours ago
I can feel radioactif
Noah Little Foot
Noah Little Foot 9 hours ago
I'm just reminiscing on the good ol' days of playing Cod Modern Warfare...feel like I've already had a tour of this town.
jim smart
jim smart 9 hours ago
ik that from all ghillied up cod 4
instinct 9 hours ago
I remember the mission
Roman 10 hours ago
Kyiv, not Kiev..
No Yankee No brim
No Yankee No brim 10 hours ago
13:50 big Life of Boris vibes in this scene lol
Harvey Stanford
Harvey Stanford 10 hours ago
Ik that the pool in verdansk is based off Russian architecture but this is like identical
Supprezzed 10 hours ago
8:32 is the same building in warzone 💀
victoria val
victoria val 10 hours ago
as a native ukrainian, I'm so happy you guys got a guide who actually represents what ukrainians are like! welcome to Kyiv and I hope you enjoyed your trip :)
Bayu Mahardika
Bayu Mahardika 12 hours ago
awwwww i miss my grandma 🥲
PӨƬΛƬӨ [WR] 12 hours ago
Sheik S
Sheik S 12 hours ago
Super nice video
なMark 13 hours ago
The name Yuri reminds me of the Yuri diaries
This_is_A_Channel 123
Average CoD fans Vs Average S.T.A.L.K.E.R. enjoyers (It's a joke don't kill me)
Justine Nuesca
Justine Nuesca 14 hours ago
8:26 ohhh so this is the place from pubg wow never thought it’s a real place
MOHAMED HANIFAH 14 hours ago
you know the guider guy if you watched exploring with josh chernobyl video 5 years ago
alice kh
alice kh 14 hours ago
This russian tour guide is so nice!! All these russian people are so nice very different from what I expected, really great people! And great video !
Skid falcoon
Skid falcoon 14 hours ago
Watch shiey if you want a real in-depth view on free documentaries
Tyler Chaney
Tyler Chaney 14 hours ago
What the dog doing
Nev K32
Nev K32 15 hours ago
Guys, if you're interested in Chernobyl and want to see more of it, there is a great series by youtuber called Shiey, check him out. He even slept in one of the buildings.
Андрій Гембар
Inspiring. video guys, Chernobyl should be remembered to not happen once again in the World. You are doing a great job talking about such difficult problems. Respect from Ukraine.
bowen voowy
bowen voowy 15 hours ago
Vagelis Kafasis
Vagelis Kafasis 16 hours ago
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bowen voowy
bowen voowy 15 hours ago
Damn the shots in this are so freaking amazing! One of ur best videos
bob whitehouse
bob whitehouse 17 hours ago
was that a dead dog behind him?
DaFUQQ 17 hours ago
Did anywan realize warzone map looks identically like this town
Daniel Lutaaya
Daniel Lutaaya 17 hours ago
These guys are real journalists. Yes theory is better than some journalism networks
Operator_Elijah 17 hours ago
These documentaries are truly extraordinary. It gives you a connection between you on the couch with your phone out and other parts of the world and it’s amazing people.
Hoaxe72 18 hours ago
Of course the military man is named Yuri, we love COD don’t we
Maniieiish 18 hours ago
20:32 That's BACHO !
:D 18 hours ago
meat cantaloupe
meat cantaloupe 19 hours ago
50,000 people used to live here now it's a ghost town
At Ab
At Ab 19 hours ago
Ok anybody else notice the dog? Wtf
hussein Abu Rabia
hussein Abu Rabia 19 hours ago
Babushka built different
ÆSPHERIC 19 hours ago
6:43 he said "50,000 people used to live here" i expected him to complete the sentence. "now its a ghost town"
At Ab
At Ab 19 hours ago
Let’s go see how quickly I can get cancer
kyle richards
kyle richards 19 hours ago
anyone recognize the pool room from warzone next to storage town looks identicalto the pool at 8:41
nihal kumar
nihal kumar 19 hours ago
Fukushima now holds the title of the most radioactive place on this earth. It's still prohibited to visit the inner city.
Cross Bianchi
Cross Bianchi 19 hours ago
“Stalker, good hunting.”
Monkeytownboss 20 hours ago
Damn the shots in this are so freaking amazing! One of ur best videos
Aruzhan Duisenbayeva
10:59, Why do I keep hearing: "Poshli Nahui", which basically means "get lost" ahahaha
Generlc Human
Generlc Human 21 hour ago
"50,000 people used to live here, now its a ghost town." I just had to say it when I saw the ferris wheel.
Brandon Peterson
Brandon Peterson 22 hours ago
Poor people
Ariel Sleigher
Ariel Sleigher 22 hours ago
All I can think about since I’m pregnant is how many people aren’t able to have sons. My husband is near radars for work and most of his co works all have girls. Radiation can kill of the sperm that makes sons apparently. Didn’t know this till about 18 months ago
I really Can't
I really Can't 22 hours ago
"You don't need fiction to explain horror, we are living in it"- anonymous
RANDOM STUFF 22 hours ago
Andrew Mcmanus
Andrew Mcmanus 22 hours ago
My man wearing a Philadelphia union beanie. Peace and love from the outskirts of philly.
Talon Jenkins
Talon Jenkins 23 hours ago
Weird I just saw this movie 2 nights ago
annie 23 hours ago
something about radioactive disasters and SNOW makes it seem so much more like terrifying? real?
Jack Park
Jack Park 23 hours ago
Dayz irl
Driggy Day ago
The title is so misleading. The most radioactive place on earth is elephants foot and you wouldn’t be alive if you spent 1/100th of that time in there. There’s also a whole ton of videos of the bold English dude going to Chernobyl and meeting people that live in those areas of Kiev.
Robert Ruckhaber
50,000 people used to live here knows it’s a ghost town
C K Day ago
9:03 that is so ominous with the nuclear reactor in the background
BBQ#1 -_-
BBQ#1 -_- Day ago
They copied cod
James "Campbell" Smith
Did i just see a building that is in call of duty
AmriSleepy Day ago
Protect babushka at all cost!! Love and hugs to all grandmas in the world, thank you for keeping us well fed
Cristian Ayala
Reminds me of Verdansk from war zone
Hyungnim Day ago
The pool at 8:34 looks exactly like the pool in school from pubg mobile😂
Failed Games
Failed Games Day ago
that babushka warms my heart
Robbie Hilton
She looks fan-fucking-tastic for 88, goddamn!
Bob Rogers
Bob Rogers Day ago
"50 thousand people used to live in this city and " NOW ITS JUST A GHOST TOWN?!?!?!"..
John Navarro
John Navarro Day ago
Chernobyl Diaries
Heino Grenz
Heino Grenz Day ago
Are these guys really afraid of covid in the most radiated place on earth?😄
Michael P.
Michael P. Hour ago
It’s the law.
knut ånen Reiersen
So your are a S.T.A.K.E.R now
Alex Chapman
Alex Chapman Day ago
What a videographer waw amazing shots
Martin Stefanovski
8:30 Call of Duty 4
sulaiman alfurayji
this just gives me the last of us vibes
Flux Day ago
Yo they copied that pool from warzone 8:35
Jim Boo
Jim Boo Day ago
In da Ukraine you must watch out for mutant bear they are ahhhh are known for the rappings also da two headed fish will swim up your butt hole
Jesus Garcia
Jesus Garcia Day ago
He’s most likely to die in a few weeks or months or earlier
Jeez Capz
Jeez Capz Day ago
Mw2 right
Jeffrey Quintin
Where did the guide get that Philadelphia Union hat? 😂
Οδυσσέας Γεωργόπουλος
when they talked to this babuska,the basically time-travelled to like 35 years back
Aszif Day ago
Putting XQC in the thumbnail was such a clickbait