Kidnapping, mock execution and PTSD with a veteran war photographer | When it hits the fan podcast

In this episode we to chat to Sebastian Rich, a photographer /cameraman in hard news, documentary and current affairs all his working life.

Sebastian joined Independent Television News (UK) in 1980 and developed a gift for being in the right place at the right time on some of the world’s biggest breaking news stories. He gained a reputation not just as an uncompromising cameraman in the theatre of war but also as an insightful and highly talented photographer.

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When It Hits The Fan features tales of disasters, close-calls and hair-raising ordeals from explorers, journalists, extreme-sports fanatics and more.From capsizing in Iranian rapids to fending off corrupt police in Colombia, our guests have faced down danger – and lived to tell the tale.

Hosted by Jack Davidson, the podcast provides a warts-and-all glimpse into high-risk travel and what really happens… when it hits the fan.

battleface believes risk is an integral part of travel. That’s why we sat down with some of the most adventurous globetrotters on the planet to find out what happens when things go south on the road.

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