Arizona Storytellers: Robert Olson

Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 3:27pm
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Robert Olson

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

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

One September, Robert 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.'"

What he didn't tell you, is 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, or check out upcoming nights and learn how to get involved by telling your own story, and see photos and a wrap-up of the event at

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