Sean Illing talks with Sebastian Junger, journalist, filmmaker, and author of the recent book Freedom. Informed by his experience hiking (and trespassing) along America's rail lines, Junger discusses the paradoxes of a "free" society, his recent near-death experience, and how the definition of freedom can change over the course of a life.
Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox
Guest: Sebastian Junger (@sebastianjunger), author & filmmaker
Freedom by Sebastian Junger (Simon & Schuster; 2021)
The Last Patrol dir. Sebastian Junger (HBO Films; 2014)
Our Political Nature: Two Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us by Avi Tuschman (Rowman & Littlefield; 2013)
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger (Twelve; 2016)
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Vox Audio Fellow: Victoria Dominguez
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