Christopher Allen was trying to make it as a war reporter when, aged just 26, he was shot and killed on the frontline in South Sudan. But as news of his death began to spread, suspicion grew. Some claimed he was really there as a mercenary, a fighter. Others said he was a reckless freelancer, in over his head. And there was another question: was he killed on purpose, or was this another accident of war? From Tortoise and the team behind Sweet Bobby, Pig Iron is a dark adventure in war and journalism – and into what really happened to Christopher Allen. All episodes are available to listen ad-free, but Tortoise members and Tortoise+ subscribers on Apple Podcasts can exclusively listen to the entire series, ad-free. Just subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts or join Tortoise as a member, where you will also get to more of our investigations, as well as invites to exclusive events. Go to tortoisemedia.com/pigiron and enter the code Basia50 for half price membership. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.