Sebastian Junger is a journalist, war correspondent, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of the nonprofit organization RISC, which is dedicated to training freelance journalists in battlefield medicine and security protocols.
Sebastian has covered conflicts around the globe and is the recipient of both the National Magazine Award and the Peabody Award. His debut film, Restrepo, documents the wartime experience of a platoon in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley and was nominated for an Academy Award.
He is the author of The Perfect Storm, Fire, A Death in Belmont, War, and Tribe
. His latest book, Freedom
, chronicles his year-long journey walking railroad lines down the east coast of the United States while exploring the tensions between personal freedom and community.
His work has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Men’s Journal and Vanity Fair, where he served as a contributing editor.
On the latest Danger Close, Jack and Sebastian discuss conflict journalism, Afghanistan, the concept of freedom, and a recent near-death experience that has reshaped how Sebastian lives and reflects on life.