Malcolm Freberg

Writer. Survivor. Host.

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Born in Texas, grew up outside Atlanta. Intended on living in LA for one year but ended up staying for 6. Currently all of my earthly possessions, including a motorcycle and several TMNT action figures, are sitting inside a Torrance storage unit.

I got out of a speeding ticket in high school because my football jersey was on the passenger seat, and my dean at Dartmouth told me he’d never seen a student a with such a ‘colorful’ academic and disciplinary record graduate without having been suspended.

Spent a year teaching English in the Marshall Islands (don’t worry, no one else knows where that is, either). I can tell heartwarming, hilarious, and horrifying stories from my days with the wee little monsters. Ask me about the Carlton fart story sometime.

After that, I worked in Los Angeles bars for too long, then transitioned into food and drink writing. In fact, I’ve worked for nearly twenty employers since I was 18, and the only one that ever fired me was a Christian charity.

But according to family members, the most telling anecdote about me is this: in the police report describing my first arrest, despite my being violently sick in the back of the cop’s cruiser, the officer still wrote, “Freberg was polite and courteous throughout the process.”

Dustland Fairytales

Dustland Fairy Tales

Since October 2016. Stories from aimless international wanderings.

Whiskey & Ninja Turtles

Whiskey & Ninja Turtles

2013-2015. Daily stories about absolutely nothing.

OBSEV

OBSEV

2 years as Senior Editor. Millennial pop-culture digital magazine.

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Wayfaring

20 Days. 20 Cities. 20 Episodes.

Wayfaring

Hosted a three week American road trip series for AOL. I danced in a Salt Lake City drag show, wrestled a 10-foot alligator, graduated from Space Camp and had a dozen other adventures besides.

Survivor

3-Time Contestant

Survivor

Voted the ‘Sprint Player of the Season’ in 2013, ‘Mr. Survivor’ for 2014 (hi RHAP), and something called ‘Steamiest Male Castaway of All-Time’ by OK! Magazine.

These superficial titles slightly ease the pain of losing twice.

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Stories from abroad by Malcolm Freberg.

All the joy and scares and barely believable nonsense you can find after stepping out your front door, and some other written work besides.

Gratuitous drinking mentions throughout.

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My Photography Skills Have Taken An Embarrassing Turn

Is dying of shame an actual thing?

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My Family Does Holidays Better Than The Muslims

The Frebergs do things a little differently…

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Cruises, While Awesome, Are Also Filthy Liars

I admit that I’m an outlier case, but I still feel wronged

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Desperate Hangovers Call For Desperate Measures

Pretty sure no one in Chile’s ever pulled this move before…

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A Volcano Taught Me I Need Remedial Potty Training

Peeing all over myself at 10,000 feet

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  • Aubry told me very sternly that I was not to post things without her permission anymore. But cmon... #SurvivorFinale
  • They're doing old challenges outside the #SurvivorFinale and the damn instructions are trolling me
  • Tony's yelling at the 10-year old girls teaching him BS backstage #SurvivorFinale
  • No, you don't get any context. Just turn the volume up and ignore our googly eyes.
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