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.
- 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
Mentioned in this Show
- Outward Bound
- Cadillac Desert (book)
- Conquistadors of the Useless (book)
- When Accidents Happen: Managing Crisis Communication as a Family Liaison Officer (book)
- Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (film)
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