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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 176 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

    BLACK LIVES MATTER meets BLACK ROCK CITY

    BLACK LIVES MATTER meets BLACK ROCK CITY

    A guiding principle of Burning Man is "Radical Inclusion." Basically, all are welcome. But, the temporary city that Burners build in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert has never been racially diverse. Just 1% of Black Rock City self-identifies as Black. In this episode, we explore why there's been a disconnect between racial and radical inclusion, and what some Burners like Favianna Rodriguez are doing to change that.

    Editor: Lisa Morehouse / Engineer: Gabe Grabin / Music: Erik Pearson / Thanks: Jenee + Jessi

    • 56 min
    PRESENT meets PAST at Burning Man

    PRESENT meets PAST at Burning Man

    Burning Man is known for a lot of things: The art. The parties. The wooden man that’s set on ablaze every year. But most Burners don’t know much about the history of the land or its original inhabitants: the Pyramid Lake Paiutes. In this episode, reporter Lucy Kang explores the tribe's relationship to Burning Man. 
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    • 28 min
    REVELRY meets REVERENCE at Burning Man

    REVELRY meets REVERENCE at Burning Man

    Deep in the Black Rock Desert, beyond the theme camps and the effigy that gives Burning Man its name, there’s another wooden structure: it blends art and architecture, inside and out. Arguably, it’s the sacred and spiritual center of the event. Why is there such attachment to a temporary structure that’s little more than wood and nails? Reporter Jonathan Davis went in seatch of the answer.

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    • 39 min
    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
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    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

wasabilos ,

Hero!

This is one of the most amazing Burner projects to date. Well done. Thank you.

Shower Queen ,

Thank you!

I’ve been so bummed this year not having our home built. Your work brought me back and closer to my community. I really needed this. Thank you for your work. We will return. )🔥(

Sisterrat ,

Going beyond the crosswalk

I ain’t no scholar but I think I recall one of my more schooled friends talking about Tolstoy’s knack for making the everyday strange. Boyer’s exploration of intersections of all dimensions is deeply engaging.

This latest season on Burning Man is a great trip.

I am curious as to what intersection will be explored next season.

My two cents: Newtonian world view VS Quantum Field Theory

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