30 episodes

Exploring our changing cities. One street corner at a time. This season we are going to Burning Man. From KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco.

Find us online at www.theintersection.fm and on Twitter @IntersectionFM

THE INTERSECTION David Boyer and KALW

    • Documentary
    • 4.9, 170 Ratings

Exploring our changing cities. One street corner at a time. This season we are going to Burning Man. From KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco.

Find us online at www.theintersection.fm and on Twitter @IntersectionFM

    DESERT meets DEFAULT at Burning Man

    DESERT meets DEFAULT at Burning Man

    Burning Man is known for its massive, Instagram-friendly art installations that are a stark contrast to the beige, desert backdrop. There are also many smaller projects, labors of love that can easily get lost. In this installment, we discover one of them. To the naked eye, it looks like an old phone on a dusty table. What awaits those who pick it up? Find out.
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    • 24 min
    • video
    VIDEO: WILL meets WAY at Burning Man

    VIDEO: WILL meets WAY at Burning Man

    What's it like to be in a wheelchair or have mobility issues on the playa? Photojournalist Morgan Lieberman spent the week with Rat Lady and Mobility Camp. And if you haven't listened to the full episode — S03 E04 — consider this a teaser.


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    • 6 min
    PARTY meets PRAYER at Burning Man

    PARTY meets PRAYER at Burning Man

    Burning Man is pagan at its core with a hell-ish aesthetic. It's understandable that many evangelical leaders condemn the event. But why do so many devout Christians attend each year? And what do they do once they're there? We meet the priests and apostles of Religous AF camp, who are on a mission to help other Burners heal their spiritual wounds.

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    • 20 min
    • video
    ART meets MOTION at Burning Man

    ART meets MOTION at Burning Man

    From our family to yours: a bonus video that adds visuals to Episode 02 about a family of first-time art-car makers at Burning Man. Turns out, the ups and downs of Eileen the Pearl Peacock were photo-documented by one of the makers — Robin Damore — who is also a portrait artist. Enjoy! (And if you haven't listened to the full episode, consider this a teaser.)

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    • 2 min
    WILL meets WAY at Burning Man

    WILL meets WAY at Burning Man

    Burning Man is guided by the so-called "10 Princples," one of which is radical inclusion. What does that mean for people with disabilities? Especially at an event that spans seven-square miles of cracked desert, and the most common forms of transit are biking and walking. We meet a Burner with limited vision and a camp for people with mobility issues.

    • 19 min
    CHAOS meets CONTROL at Burning Man (John Law interview)

    CHAOS meets CONTROL at Burning Man (John Law interview)

    1996 was a turning point for Burning Man. It was also the last year co-founder John Law attended. Two people were run over in their tents. And another person died in a head-on collision right before the gates opened. The next year, organizers tried to tame the chaos with a bunch of new rules and a grid of streets. It was too much of a compromise for Law. So, he walked away. We talked about that and more at his office in Tribune Tower in Oakland.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

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Great local storytelling

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