December 3, 2021

Episode 51: Moose Mutlow, Family Liaison Officer

On this episode: the Kalahari, “lagom” (it’s Swedish), hating mountaineering, and FLO. We’re talking with Moose Mutlow. His name alone might pique your interest, but the story of his career path is fascinating.


Show Notes

  • 00:35 – Who is Moose Mutlow?
  • 03:55 – What is a Family Liaison Officer (FLO), and how Moose got into that
  • 10:10 – What is NatureBridge?
  • 15:00 – The potential of technology, kids and the outdoors
  • 20:00 – Moose in the Kalahari  
  • 21:50 – Working in South Africa, exposure to the horror of apartheid, and our responsibility to fight injustice  
  • 29:00 – The transcendent nature of outdoor experiences like Yosemite’s Tunnel View
  • 34:40 – How technology can add to the outdoor experience
  • 37:00 – Moose’s book: When Accidents Happen and more about being a FLO
  • 45:15 – We’ve all had “epics” (and being kinder about accidents) 
  • 48:00 – The impact of everyone getting outdoors, and converting them to advocates
  • 51:45 – Landing a gig running a beachside concession on the Mediterranean (and the value of always saying “yes” to opportunities)
  • 56:40 – Is “Moose” your given name?  
  • 58:50 – Storytelling > slide shows
  • 60:00 – Wrap up

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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