The Truth Is
Join journalist Hamish Macdonald as he travels all around the world to understand what’s really happening in stories you thought you understood.
S01:E101 - Sunny Chernobyl
Hamish takes a summer holiday in the Ukraine and goes in search of families living illegally near the old reactor; he tours the plant and hangs out with Chernobyl workers who are young, hip and everything you wouldn't expect.
S01:E103 - Mercenaries
Hamish heads to the Pol'ana Mountains in Slovakia, to take part in one of the many new international “close protection security” schools that have opened during this past ten years of continual war.
S01:E104 - Is the West Dead?
The world no longer looks only to the west for its cultural lead – there's a new kid in town, and the Asian century starts in Korea. Hamish will meet Russians and Americans who dream of making it big in the KPOP scene and a plastic surgeon who specializes in the "KPOP look."
S01:E105 - Prisons-Let Them Loose?
How should society deal with violent criminals? Hamish travels to a fence-free prison where inmates roam freely around and where lessons in accountability and sustainable farming are favored over shackles and chains.
S01:E106 - Russian Doll
Hamish chases Ksenia Sobchak, the wild-child daughter of well-connected parents and one of Russia’s most famous faces. Since major anti-government protests erupted in 2011, she has traded in reality TV-stardom for political journalism and in the process has become the face of the Russian opposition.