Meet those who make Burning Man happen, beyond the desert and out in the world. Artists, activists, and innovators. Builders and Burners, freaks and fools. Burning Man floats on a sea of stories, and the Burning Man LIVE podcast is a plucky little boat with a microphone.
The Gift of Things Going Wrong
Black Rock City. We miss it already. If you miss it too, or you missed it altogether, here are some sounds and sentiments of being there.
BRC is filled with amateurs, people doing it as a labor of love. When things go wrong, we celebrate it as a glorious opportunity to adapt, or simply as things going the way they go. Spaces like BRC allow for joy, mourning and reflection. Spaces like BRC are practice grounds for new possibilities, and things going wrong — sometimes wonderfully, sometimes devastatingly, often whimsically wrong.
Caveat Magister leads a discussion with Motorbike Matt, kbot and Michael Vav, with special guest Brooke LaValley! It's silly and serious, profound and profane. Listen between the jokes for the truth bombs… and the jokes that bomb.
Candace Locklear on Culture Jamming and Welcoming
When Candace found Burning Man in 1996, she jumped right in to help the media tell the whole story of Black Rock City, not just the sensationalism. She also jumped right into culture jamming, twisting iconic characters, from Cacophony Society’s santas to public pranking as porn clowns, and playfully pushing people in immediate theater.
She also brings the transformative power of interactive art to public spaces around the world, as part of a non-profit We Are From Dust, and she’s working to have all people feel welcome at Black Rock City. Hear the old and the new, the sacred and the profane, and the fat beats of EDM DJs spinning Playa Tech.
Pro Tips for Black Rock City
Listen in as longtime Burners talk about the aspects of thriving in Black Rock City: mental, physical, material, and relational.
Andie, kbot, Molly, Stuart and Vav explore:
· socks secrets
· FOMO variants
· saying yes and saying no
· giving and accepting help
· No Friends Monday
· and all else!
Featuring cameos from longtime Burners: Anjelika, Chef Juke, Crimson Rose, DA, Dave X, Halcyon, KJ, and Lulu Lurine.
They discuss doing it all, doing it right, and doing it wrong as access to being real. Don't just pack. Prepare. Here’s how to have BRC be overwhelming in a good way.
Kay Morrison and the Overall Wonderment Quotient
Who can share about the beginnings of Burning Man Project’s Board of Directors, the Meta-Regional Committee, and a blacksmithing collective? Kay Morrison can.
Who can tell of getting banned from a country, cooking at Fly Ranch, and hosting a croquet match between Army burners and Navy burners? Kay Morrison can.
She laughs with Stuart Mangrum about how everything in Black Rock City (in VR and in IRL) is seven times greater, be it a win, a loss, or a sandwich.
Desert Arts Preview: Artists of Waking Dreams
It’s really real. Makers are making. Planners are planning. Crews all over the world are creating installations for Black Rock City. Katie Hazard, Head of Burning Man Arts, speaks with ten of the 400 artists whose work will rise on the playa. Hold onto your headlamp: We’ve got an alien drive-thru, a library for solar power, and architecture that defiles the laws of physics. We’ve got stories from France, South Africa, the Netherlands, and oh so much more.
Remember How to Burning Man: Steven Raspa
For 25 years now $teven Ra$pa has directed discussions for Black Rock City and Regional communities. Hear him and kbot explore why this Burning Man thing is so important for humanity and the world.
BRC is a city of imagination, a social experiment, organically cultivated and running on pure encouragement.
They discuss the inspired interactions that allow for reinvention big and small for one and all.
Catnip for Burners!
I love this show! Stuart and Andie and then other hosts are fantastic, as they interview the makers and movers and shakers who make the event awesome, and who support the culture spreading across the globe. The show always makes me long to get on home to BRC!!
Can’t get enough
I eagerly await Wednesday when I get an alert that there is a new episode. Guests are superb, hosts spectacular, advertisements that make the world better, and well thought out episodes.
Stewart- you inspire me to be a petter person and an even more involved burner. Can’t wait to meet YOU on the playa someday
Reminds me of why Burning Man is so special.
I’ve only finished the first two episodes, but it’s already given me the feeling, emotions and thoughts of being at the burn. “We’re going to need a bigger temple” so perfectly encompasses and made me feel and cry as if I was there. This podcast is so beautifully done. Thank you for making it.