207. Sebastian Junger. What Is Freedom? What’s It Like To Die And Come Back? Is Ukraine More American than America? The Freedom of a Flip Phone. Vets Town Hall. More Mass Shootings. Zelenskyy Gets Abrams Tanks On His Birthday. Alec Baldwin & THINK.


Ukraine is fighting for their freedom. Iranian protestors are fighting for their freedom. And here in America, none of us feel free from the threat of gun violence. 

It’s a time where freedom is under assault always, and in all ways. 

So let’s talk about freedom. In America, in Iran, in Ukraine. And let’s talk about how to be more free in our lives daily. Being free from school shootings and technology. This is a deep one. It’s my first in-person conversation since the pandemic. And it’s a great one. With one of my favorite thinkers in America. 

And one of my favorite people in America.

Sebastian Junger (@SebastianJunger) is back!

Sebastian Junger is one of the most important authors, thinkers and public intellectuals in America. And one of the most interesting guys you’ll ever hear. He’s also a true badass and adventurer—the spirit of Hemingway—who joined us in Episode 116 – May 27, 2021 and Episode 100 – February 4, 2021. He is back to talk candidly about life, fatherhood, almost dying, Ukraine, social media, politics and more. 

Every episode of Independent Americans breaks down the most important news stories–and offers light to contrast the heat of other politics and news shows. It’s independent content for independent Americans. Always with a unique focus on national security, foreign affairs and military and veterans issues. In these trying times especially, Independent Americans is your trusted place for independent news, politics, inspiration and hope. Stay vigilant, America. 

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