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.
Boundless Space: The Sotheby’s Experiment
Sotheby’s is auctioning the work of 180 artists from around the world inspired by Burning Man culture. Sculptures, paintings and photographs, as well as experiences, mutant vehicles, and NFTs.
It’s a collaboration and a collision. It’s an experiment with an institution historically known for commodification. It’s an appreciation of art based on aesthetic value. It's a nod to artists.
Stuart talks with Kim Cook, Director of Creative Initiatives, the lead on this partnership for advancing a values-based culture, and embracing the beastly art marketplace while being pro-artist, anti-racist, and not taking ourselves too seriously...
The 10 Principles in Modern Times (IRL & in VR)
Larry Harvey wrote the 10 Principles 18 years ago, after the Man had been burning for just as many years.
The 10 Principles weigh in at only 412 words total, and yet their interpretations and translations develop and deepen the global community.
This is a deep dive into how the 10 Principles apply in modern times, in real life and in virtual reality.
Stuart talks with:
Athena Demos, a 15 year Burning Man organizer and Producer of BRCvr
Stephen Raspa, Associate Director of Community Events for Burning Man Project
This talk reveals dynamic facets of the text.
Narrative: Control & Liberty Through Stories
Rosie von Lila takes us on a journey through the form and formation of the stories we tell ourselves, the stories we teach, the stories we collectively assume are true. She explores the narratives of conflict and collaboration, of domination and partnership, and how they shape and shift the self and the culture. She speaks with Caveat Magister, Catherine Connors, Harley K Dubois, Neil Shister, Quest Skinner, Riane Eisler, and Zach Bell.
Burning Sustainably Part 2: The Road to Regeneration
You and I, we have living laboratories for embracing new ways to do the Earthling thing. They are Black Rock City, Fly Ranch, and 90-something regional events around the world. The Burning Man community is vast, diverse, and creative - and can ripple out a cultural shift around new technologies and practices.
Burning Sustainably Part 1: We Can, We Will, We Must
What must change for it to be better for the ecology for Burning Man to exist, than for it not to exist?
The 2030 Environmental Sustainability Roadmap declared that in the next 8 years we will become carbon negative and regenerative. How?
Stuart talks with David Festa, who brings 30 years of experience to help us figure out how.
Turn Your Life Into Art With Caveat Magister
You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll philosophize.
Stuart and Andie take a wild ride with Caveat Magister.
They discuss how to transform daily life with psychomagical experiences. They illustrate the power of art, ritual and play, and the magic of love. They reveal the secret sauce of Black Rock City, and the triumphs and failures of experience design. They explain engineered disperfection, miracles without religion, and nightlife as a spiritual pursuit. And everything else.
For a dozen years Caveat studied Burning Man culture, then wrote a book about it. His new book is a deeper cut on the phenomenon: “Turn Your Life Into Art: Lessons in Psychomagic from the San Francisco Underground.”
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.
Burning man’s effects spread throughout the world, in our minds, and in our hearts. We open to new ways of seeing and thinking. This helps bring into conscious thought the ways that it spreads its tendrils of goodness outward, what we learn, how we grow as people and a culture. Thank you for telling the stories and going deep. It’s really interesting and a good listen.