A search for the world’s most dangerous frontier

Investigative journalist Ian Urbina had a bold plan: he would travel into the uncontrolled waters of the open ocean and bring back stories about the last regions on the planet where laws have almost no power. Over three years, he traveled around 12,000 nautical miles and reported on human traffickers, pirates, poachers and other clandestine individuals operating out of the reach of authorities. His resulting chronicle became a bestseller, The Outlaw Ocean, but that only spurred Urbina to go further. Now his mission is taking him in a surprisingly creative direction: In collaboration with well-known musicians, he produces songs that make his stories accessible to a much wider audience.

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