2/2 - Shooting A War Zone

Earl Grey, body armour and preparing for War

Photojournalist Alison Baskerville was serving in the RAF in Iraq when she began documenting the lives of her fellow soldiers. She now independently produces astonishing images from the front line across the world, including Afghanistan, Mali, Israel/Gaza and the Philippines. 

In this episode, she tells Olly about the moments on basecamp that embedded journalists never get to see, the best way to pack to prepare yourself for a warzone, and why she needed to leave the armed forces to gain objectivity.


Here is just a sample of Alison's great work - you can see more on her website and by following her on Instagram.

Elsewhere in the episode, Ollie Peart talks Disney pet trends, 'Shakespeak', and the Chris Packham wasp controversy in this week's Zeitgeist; whilst Alix Fox considers the twenty-first century role of the Femidom and a question of cross-dressing in this week's Foxhole. Remember, if you have a question of sex for Alix, just fill out our Feedback form - you can remain anonymous if you wish.

And finally, our Single of the Week is the wonderful 'Walk To The One You Love' by Twin Peaks, out now on Communion Records:

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Posted on April 12, 2016 and filed under Season Two.