I’ve been following Sebastian Junger’s work for some time now. It’s been his war documentaries, however, such as Restrepo and Korengal, that have pulled me in and had an impact on me and the work I now do.
When I saw that he had a new book coming out which looked at our need for community and connection, as seen through the eyes of combat veterans, I knew I wanted to invite him on the podcast.
I contacted him on Facebook. A little while later, he responded. I was overjoyed.
Here we are!
Sebastian Junger is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, Fire, A Death in Belmont, War and most recently, Tribe. As an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a special correspondent at ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the world, and has received both a National Magazine Award and a Peabody Award.
Sebastian is also a documentary filmmaker whose debut film “Restrepo”, a feature-length documentary (co-directed with Tim Hetherington), was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.