Arizona Storytellers: Robert Olson

By KJZZ News
Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 3:27pm
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:39pm

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Robert Olson

KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series. 

Robert Olson is a city slicker through and through, but his brother is an outdoors guy.

One September, Olson and his wife joined his brother and his wife for a vacation in a cabin and things did not go quite as he expected.

"As I turned to come back in, out of the corner of my eye I spot down by the lake a beautiful cub," Olson said. "Now, most of the people I know aren't going to believe I went on that trip because I'm a city slicker, I don't like those things out there. So I said 'There's a cub down there, I'm gonna get a picture.'"

That was the last time he ever went camping. He says he still loves the city.

You can hear more stories like this at our next night of live storytelling.

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