Hello death explorers!
This is the last in the current series of death chats, and we are ending with a pretty special one. In this episode we’re speaking to photojournalist Paul Conroy, about his vast and varied life experience. Throughout our death research we’ve talked a lot about how to find meaning, and what it means to lead a ‘good life’ (whatever that is), and we were both really inspired by how Paul has managed to do both. His incredible work and consequential near death experiences have shaped his life, given it a clear purpose and fully drained his fear gland!
We should warn you, our conversation covers some sensitive and very intense subject matter that some people may find upsetting.
Paul has written a compelling book about his final assignment with journalist Marie Colvin called Under the Wire. It is an epic account of Paul and Marie’s last, tragic assignment together in Syria in 2012.
In 2018 Under the Wire was also released as a major feature documentary, and then adapted into the feature film A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan (released in February 2019).
You can also follow Paul on Twitter @reflextv
Sadly the death knell has now tolled for our first series of The Death Show podcast, but we hope to be climbing aboard the coffins again and sharing more death ruminations in the future. In the meantime please keep the conversation going, and watch this space.
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