Burner Podcast. An independent, biweekly show featuring interviews and commentary covering Burning Man culture, people and lifestyle.
info_outline Stupider Than Burning Man 10/19/2023
Stupider Than Burning Man Episode 145: Stupider Than Burning Man Bat Country blazes a trail of mischief through Black Rock City Gather for a summit with the infamous Bat Country, a camp that emerged from the dust and has grown into a global community. Arash is joined by Handful, Begley, and Kip as they embark on a journey back to their crew’s beginnings, from the Mad Max-esque early days of Burning Man to the current LED-infused Black Rock City. We’re treated to an array of stories, including their participation in New Mexico’s SunBurn and the founding of West Virginia’s Frostburn. The conversation begins with Bat Country’s gathering at the La Jolla Playhouse for The Untitled, Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical and eventually delves into the infamous "Flat Gate" incident from Burning Man 2019 before wrapping with some enchanting playa magic stories. Join us for an insider's perspective on the dynamic world of Bat Country and the captivating tales of their journey through the Burner community. This episode was produced by Ferrell Jesus and was recorded at The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego, CA. The full DJ set by can be heard here on Soundcloud: Hosted by (mr)Arash, the original Burner Podcast is the longest running traditional audio podcast in the extended international community of Burning Man. Independently produced and focused on Burner consciousness and topics of intracultural interest, explore 140+ previous episodes at . Burner Podcast host Arash Afshar is an Iranian-American SoCal-based professional photographer and founder of Justified Hype creative collective. Connect with him directly at . Burner Podcast is produced by Arash and a rotating team of burners including , , and among many others. Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline The Burn You Need 09/19/2023
The Burn You Need Episode 144: The Burn You Need The Super Official Post Burning Man 2023 Official Recap with Halcyon Mud Man, Raining Man, Mud Burn or whichever other remix of the name you’re into, it is pretty much collectively agreed that Burning Man 2023 was a doozy! Arash and Halcyon reunite for their annual post Burning Man recap. Topics include the privilege of getting to attend Burning Man, dealing with mud in the portos, Diplo-gate and how it was definitely better next year. This interview was recorded on September 9, 2023 in San Diego, California hugnation.com Photo by Mark Fromson @autobiographica
info_outline From Austin to Black Rock 07/29/2023
From Austin to Black Rock Episode 143: From Austin to Black Rock The Burning Man 2023 Pre-playa Planner with Monday and Maria Gotay Arash is joined by Monday and Maria Gotay to geek out about Burning Man 2023. Monday, a member of the Placement Committee for Burning Man, and Maria, co-leading the massive art project called 1000 Hands, share their anticipation and excitement for the upcoming “Big Burn.” This special annual episode is a must-listen for burners on their way to Burning Man, as Arash, Monday, and Maria exchange ideas on how to make this year's Burn unforgettable with art projects they’re eager to see and valuable survival tips. This episode was produced by Kim Loop and recorded in Austin, Texas 3
info_outline Candids and Consent 07/29/2023
Candids and Consent Episode 142: Candids and Consent With Texas-based Photographer Mike Whitten Join Arash for a captivating conversation with photographer Mike Whitten, as the two explore the culture of photography at regional Burns and Burning Man. Having recently resettled in Austin, Texas, Mike shares his experiences shooting since the film days and reflects on his 20-year fascination with Burning Man before finally hitting the playa. In this candid discussion (pun a little intended), Arash and Mike delve into the emotional impact of photography and explore some ethical frameworks photographers could potentially implement both on and off playa. Arash and Mike share insights into the nuances of taking candid photographs and the paramount importance of obtaining consent, highlighting the intersection of creativity, respect, and community values when capturing moments at Burns like Freezerburn and YOUtopia. This episode was produced by Kim Loop and recorded in Austin, Texas
info_outline A Particular Set of Skills 07/20/2023
A Particular Set of Skills Episode 141: A Particular Set of Skills SDCAP Board President Cable King In this episode, Arash delves into an insightful conversation with Cable King, the board president of San Diego Collaborative Arts Project (SDCAP). As the non-profit organization behind YOUtopia, San Diego's regional Burning Man event, and CoLab, the region's Burner maker space, SDCAP plays a crucial role in fostering the local creative community. With 16 years of playa experience, Cable shares his life journey and offers valuable insights into navigating the challenges of local community leadership. From YOUtopia's peak attendance of 3500 people to its current size of around 1200, Cable candidly reveals the trials and triumphs of working with a new generation of participants dedicated to reigniting the event's spirit. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the evolutions of the gay community and queer cultures, the importance of embracing authenticity, the significance of volunteership, and the transformative power of rekindling joy in a regional event once thought to be fading away. This episode serves as a part of Burner Podcast’s mission to celebrate those who work tirelessly throughout the year to keep the flames burning in our vibrant international community. Recorded in San Diego, CA Cable’s art project - Morrissey Temple of Sad: Hosted by (mr)Arash, the original Burner Podcast is the longest running traditional format audio podcast in the extended international Burning Man community. Independently produced and focused on Burner consciousness and topics of intracultural interest, explore 140 previous episodes at . Burner Podcast host Arash Afshar is an Iranian-American SoCal-based professional photographer and founder of Justified Hype creative collective. Reach out directly at . Burner Podcast is produced by Arash and a rotating team of Burners including , , and among many others. Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline Addiction to Certainty 06/20/2023
Addiction to Certainty Episode 140: Addiction to Certainty Psychologists Dr. Mayra Gomez Padua and Dr. Mia Sarno on Burner life and mental health Arash sits with psychologists Dr. Mayra Gomez Padua and Dr. Mia Sarno to explore a Burner community perspective on personal mental health. The discussion taps into just some of the challenges and obstacles folks often face when attempting to access therapy and considers both the providers’ and recipients’ perspectives. Dispelling common misconceptions about what therapy and working with a therapist entails, the trio share some practical ideas with a common theme emerging on the importance of daily proactive individual mental health practices. In the second half of this episode, listeners are treated to an uplifting melodic House set by Umee Dee, a Berkley-based psychiatrist who integrates music into her metal health profesison. As part of her unique approach, Umee plays solo DJ sets for her ketamine therapy patients, further highlighting the powerful connection between music and mental wellness. This episode serves as a part of Burner Podcast’s mission to normalize mental health. Mia’s website houses a very impressive directory of mental health resources including a robust list of Mental Health Crisis & Phone Support numbers, Psychedelic Information & Education links as well as various Therapist Directories to help on your search for a provider with whom you may feel a more personal connection. You’ll easily spend a couple of hours poking through . Mia highly recommends The Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally and hosts an excellent directory of resources. Please also consider donating if you so happen to be in the financial position to do so. Learn more at . Mayra (as well as multiple listeners of Burner Podcast who messaged us privately) recommend taking a look at Open Path Collective, a nationwide network of mental health professionals who offer in-person and online therapy at reduced rates. They have a directory of therapists in California who provide services on a sliding scale basis. Here are some more resources Dr. Gomez Padua recommends… Many universities with psychology or counseling programs have training clinics where graduate students provide therapy under the supervision of licensed professionals. These clinics often offer affordable services on a sliding scale. Some examples include: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Psychology Clinic San Francisco State University Psychology Clinic California State University, Long Beach Psychology Clinic Additionally, California has various community mental health centers that provide low-cost or free mental health services to individuals in need. Some centers offer sliding scale fees based on income. You can search for community mental health centers in your specific area for more information. One example is the San Francisco Mental Health Association and County Mental Health Departments which may provide services on a sliding scale. See if your local county has a mental health department as a possible avenue. Some nonprofit organizations in California offer mental health services at reduced rates or on a sliding scale. Examples include: The Women's Therapy Center in Berkeley and The LGBT National Help Center in San Francisco. is another online therapy platform that offers affordable counseling services. They have licensed therapists who provide therapy via text, audio, and video. The DJ set featured in this podcast can be found at . Follow Ümee Dee and her blog at . And if you’re curious about Arash’s “dopamine reset thingy” check out this interview over at NPR: . Hosted by (mr)Arash, the original Burner Podcast is the longest running traditional audio podcast in the extended international community of Burning Man. Independently produced and focused on Burner consciousness and topics of intracultural interest, explore 139 previous episodes at . Burner Podcast host Arash Afshar is an Iranian-American SoCal-based professional photographer and founder of Justified Hype creative collective. Receive monthly very personally written email blasts from him or reach out directly at . Burner Podcast is produced by Arash and a rotating team of burners including , , and among many others. Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline A Conversation on Commodification 04/25/2023
A Conversation on Commodification Episode 139: A Conversation on Commodification with business owners Jon Ray, Dawn Sardinas and Francisco Serna Arash is joined by a group of talented business owners who are passionate and active contributors to the Burning Man community. Entrepreneurs Jon Ray, Dawn Sardinas, and Francisco Serna share their perspectives and reflections on how to balance thriving in their respective businesses while upholding the ten principles of Burning Man. This roundtable discussion offers tips and reflections on how to integrate these two important aspects of life while staying true to oneself. Episode 139 also features a Deep House Yoga set from a friend and supporter of the Burner Podcast team, Kennos. The DJ set recording, which took place at Miki Beach during Burning Man 2016, is a captivating mix of percussion and flowing energy that will transport you back to a late morning on the playa. Don't miss this fun and inspiring episode that offers practical tips and wisdom on how to pursue professional goals while staying true to the principles of being a good burner. A lot of links for this episode! This episode was recorded at Mid Century Store, owned by Blake and Dan Reeves. Dan was the lead artist of The Journey Project and served on the SDCAP board. He also appeared on episodes 59 and 123 of this podcast. Mid Century Store, owned by Blake Macaluso and Dan Reeves: The Journey Project: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=887157681432583 Burner Podcast episodes with Dan: Paint Green: Jon Ray's business, Paint Green, is a local San Diego company that provides environmentally safe painting services. Previous Burner Podcast episode featuring Jon Ray: Outfits and Oddities: Check out the Outfits and Oddities Facebook page for some wild fashion inspiration. The Punkin Project: Dawn Sardinas, along with her partner Wylie, created The Punkin Project, which features a 15+ passenger 4WD steampunk pumpkin stagecoach with rock crawler suspension. SD Fabrication Solutions: Check out Wylie Weldy's business, SD Fabrication Solutions. Yes, his name is really Wylie Weldy. Dome Asylum - Dawn and Wylie’s property in Ramona, CA "Phoenix Syndrome" photography show, which show supported by Dan Reeves and Blake Macaluso. And Arash's own freelance photography gig, an example of business referred through the community: Kennos Soundcloud page featuring the set played in this episode: The massive photo of Kennos referenced was a part of the Black Burner Project by visionary artist Erin Douglas ** Miki Beach: and Miki Beach: Finally, we'd like to give a shoutout to Miki Beach, who provided the location for Kennos' Deep House Yoga set. Check out their Soundcloud page for some more amazing music. And finally… The video of Master Dawn Sardinas breaking boards in high heels back when she was a taekwondo instructor: "A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all" -Rumi Hosted by (mr)Arash, the original Burner Podcast is the longest running traditional audio podcast in the extended international community of Burning Man. Independently produced and focused on burner consciousness and topics of intracultural interest, explore over 130 previous episodes at . Burner Podcast host Arash Afshar is an Iranian-American SoCal-based professional photographer and founder of Justified Hype creative collective. Receive monthly very personally written email blasts from him or reach out directly at . Burner Podcast is produced by Arash and a rotating team of burners including , and among others. Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline Profiles in Dust 04/01/2023
Profiles in Dust Emmy Award winner Terence Pratt always has a camera with him For episode 138, (mr)Arash interviews Terence Pratt, a two-time Emmy Award-winning director of cinematography and co-founder of Profiles in Dust. Terence shares his fascinating experiences filming art projects and docuseries in far-flung locations ranging from magical fire-lit nights in Black Rock Desert to mystical experiences under the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. In this thought-provoking interview, he shares some of his stories working in Alaska and the Deep South and offers unique perspectives on exploration and art-making. And to add to the magic, another episode of the Burner Podcast ends with a mesmerizing Robot Heart sunrise DJ set by New Zealand-based The Scumfrog, this time from 2016. Marked as a milestone episode for the host of Burner Podcast, this episode is a must-listen for those interested in docuseries filmmaking and the artistic and cultural significance of Black Rock City. Visit and check out his Emmy award winning stuff at . Watch Terry’s powerful participation in our community at . Pop over to to hear a ton of amazing music and hear the whole set from this episode at . And another massive thank you to for all the years of amazing participation in our community! <3 Hosted by (mr)Arash, the original Burner Podcast is the longest running traditional audio podcast in the extended international community of Burning Man. Independently produced and focused on Burner consciousness and topics of intracultural interest, explore over 130 previous episodes at . Burner Podcast host Arash Afshar is an Iranian-American SoCal-based professional photographer and founder of Justified Hype creative collective. Receive monthly very personally written email blasts from him or reach out directly at . Burner Podcast is produced by Arash and a rotating team of burners including , and among others. Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline Episode 137: Stuck in Customs 02/09/2023
Episode 137: Stuck in Customs Internationally renowned photographer Trey Ratcliff and a Robot Heart sunrise set from The Scumfrog Arash catches internationally renowned photographer Trey Ratcliff in Hollywood on one of his recent visits to the United States. Trey’s iconic travel photos have made a lasting impact on the international photography community and his images of Black Rock City and the desert have served as pillars of the storytelling around Burning Man. A pioneer in HDR photography and a multi-disciplinary artist making waves in the NFT space, in this episode we delve into Trey's unique perspective on photography and art, as well as his journey to becoming a self realized artist in conjunction with his exploration of Burning Man. After the interview we are treated to a sunrise DJ set from The Scumfrog, recorded live at Robot Heart in 2015. This electrifying mix includes a track that was used in Trey's Machine Elf 98, making this episode a super fun one for those interested in the intersection of photography and dance music. Visit and to explore Trey's spectacular art and photography. Watch Machine Elf 98 at , and you can find more of these creations at . Trey's new podcast can be found at . Pop over to to hear a ton of amazing music. Learn more about Burning Man's regional network over at and these previous episodes of Burner Podcast: And a massive thank you to for all the years of amazing participation in our community! <3 Hosted by (mr)Arash, the original Burner Podcast is the longest running traditional audio podcast in the extended international community of Burning Man. Independently produced and focused on Burner consciousness and topics of intracultural interest, explore over 130 previous episodes at . Burner Podcast host Arash Afshar is an Iranian-American SoCal-based professional photographer and founder of Justified Hype creative collective. Receive monthly very personally written email blasts from him or reach out directly at . Burner Podcast is produced by Arash and a rotating team of burners including , and among others. Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline Episode 136 Accidentally Spiritual 01/10/2023
Episode 136 Accidentally Spiritual An interview with the legendary designer and architect Gregg Fleishman followed by a Robot Heart sunrise set by the legendary Lee Burridge In the latest episode of Burner Podcast, Arash has a captivating conversation with artist Gregg Fleishman, the highly influential designer, architect and inventor whose creations have played a significant role in shaping the aesthetic of Burning Man. We follow Fleishman's journey from his early life creating play structures to his rise in the furniture design world and his explosion onto the Burning Man scene with iconic structures such as the Temple of Whollyness, Camp YOUniversal's Persian Teahouse and various Burners Without Borders installations. The episode offers a wealth of insights into Fleishman and his work, as well as an epic three hour DJ set by All Day I Dream’s Lee Burridge, recorded at sunrise atop Robot Heart at Burning Man 2022. Kicking off the new year with a show jam packed with multiple universally beloved symbols of our community, Gregg’s hour long interview is prefaced with an eight minute intro and two minute outro from Arash, followed by Lee Burridge’s epic three hour set. Hosted by (mr)Arash Producers Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline Episode 135: What the Fudge Just Happened at Burning Man? 10/27/2022
Episode 135: What the Fudge Just Happened at Burning Man? Buck AE Down ponders this question in his viral Medium think piece Artist, musician, writer, one of the gate perimeter and exodus managers and 24 year Burning Man veteran, Buck AE Down, might be the first of us to seemingly be able to answer the question that's been gnawing at all our craws since the 2022 exodus: What the #$%& just happened back there?? Get to know the talented and delightful writer of the Medium op-ed that any burner worth their salt is still talking about. Closing set by The Mutaytor (Gigsville) *** Hosted by (mr)Arash Producers and Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline Episode 134: Burning Man 2022 Recap with Halcyon 10/19/2022
Episode 134: Burning Man 2022 Recap with Halcyon Halcyon and Arash reflect on the first official Burning Man since The Before Times Pink Heart founder John Halcyon joins Arash for their almost annual tradition of recapping the year leading up to and their annual pilgrimage to Burning Man. This year's chat includes the obligatory wining about how hard this year was, exploring consent and photography best practices on playa and the amazing work First Saturdays is doing with brining Burning Man principles to the default. Closing set by Nicole Cayenne (Temple Of Fluff) *** Hosted by (mr)Arash Producers and Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline Episode 133: The Burning Man 2022 Pre-playa Planner 08/20/2022
Episode 133: The Burning Man 2022 Pre-playa Planner Athena Demos, Ginger Fox and Haley Who geek out about Waking Dreams The annual Pre-playa Planner returns after a two year hiatus. Athena Demos, Ginger Fox and Haley Who share which art projects they're eager to see, some thoughts on what they're excited about experiencing at Burning Man 2022 and a few insider tips and tricks on elevating the whole experience. No closing set this time! But what we do have is a bunch of links to explore and music to jam out to on your trip to Black Rock City. Visit for playlists, music and more. ***** Some (most?) of the camps and projects referenced in this episode... *** Visit the Desert Arts Preview in VR at and support BRCvr here: . Lastly, join the BRCvr conversation on Discord or our Facebook Group: *** New episodes of Burner Podcast are up once or twice a month on Burner time. Hosted by (mr)Arash Producers and Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline Episode 132: Un[censored] Your Burn with Wolverine 08/20/2022
Episode 132: Un[censored] Your Burn with Wolverine A Physical Health Rundown with the founder of RGX Medical It's been almost 15 years since Richard Gottlieb aka Wolverine found himself working in the festival medical space. It was a passion for people that brought him here. We get to know Wolverine a bit for the first half hour of the show before getting into a quick and dirty primer on this year's big buzz: Narcan. The final third of the conversation gets into various physical health and safety notes including hydration, drug interactions, and the importance of washing our hands. Spoiler alert: There are no magic pills. Closing set by Pumpkin. Pumpkin's full set: ***Resources*** Learn CPR in four minutes: Or if you just can't even do four minutes, this one is amazing and it's a minute. Wolverine notes that this one is a bit dated as we normies aren't supposed to check for breath anymore: Final note: Wolverine highly recommends everyone take a basic first aid class: Have an amazing and safe burn! Vist for stuff to keep you inspired and occupied as you journey Home. *** Hosted by (mr)Arash Producers and Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline Episode 131: A Mental Health Roundtable with Two Kims 07/19/2022
Episode 131: A Mental Health Roundtable with Two Kims Dr. Kim Perkins and Kim Eisenberg LCSW Organizational psychologist Dr. Kim Perkins and sex-positive therapist Kim Eisenberg join Arash for a chat about various mental health topics and how they pertain to the Burner community. Subjects of exploration include depression, suicide, organizational psychology, consent culture and dealing with potentially problematic participants in our Burning Man camps. Closing Set by Dances With Goats (The Mystikal Misfits) **Resources** National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 San Diego Access & Crisis Line: (888) 724-7240 Call Black Line: (800) 604-5841 LGBT National Hotline: (888) 843-4564 The California Peer-Run Warm Line: (855) 845-7415 Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386 or text TREVOR to (202) 304 1200 Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860 General Support (Not 24-hours) SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline (877) 726‑4727 National Alliance on Mental Health Helpline : (800) 950-6264 - The suicidology training course for executive coaches Leadership and Self-Deception - the one book you need on leadership (if you can cope with the corporate khaki-pants framing and the focus on the life of middle-aged white guy Tom) -Kim *** Hosted by (mr)Arash Producers and Follow and for wildly irregular updates.
info_outline Episode 130: A Brand New Day with Mark Day 06/08/2022
Episode 130: A Brand New Day with Mark Day Mark Day's 24 Hours at Burning Man videos are there for you when you need that final push From the comfort of YouTuber Mark Day’s Northern California living room, this episode begins with dissecting silliness versus comedy, before following Mark from his childhood in Scotland to the inception of his first ever 24 Hours at Burning Man video series, which have inspired thousands of would-be Burners to take that final leap to go Home. Closing set by Cptn Jay (Airpusher Collective)
info_outline Episode 129: From Playa to Playa 04/20/2022
Episode 129: From Playa to Playa Eleven year French Algerian burner Reda Briki was inspired to begin his DJ career through dance. He has explored, played at and been present for many iconic moments in dance music history and played with some of the biggest names on a journey that lead him through San Francisco, New York, Burning Man and most recently, Playa del Carmen and Tulum in Mexico. Closing set by Reda Briki (Siesta)
info_outline Episode 128: Responsible Hedonism 03/03/2022
Episode 128: Responsible Hedonism Episode 128: Responsible Hedonism New York Dangerous camp co-founder Leon Feingold runs on all cylinders The co-founder of New York Dangerous, Leon Feingold, runs one of the largest all volunteer charities in New York. He shares stories of his upbringing, the founding of their Burning Man camp and the very emotional and powerful backstory of how the House of Good Deeds came to be. Closing set by Alex Os (Hearts Collective Music)
info_outline Episode 127: I’m Not Dead Yet 02/17/2022
Episode 127: I’m Not Dead Yet Susanna Eggli is 69, has been burning for 18 years and is the sole member of Camp Tragique. A product of "free range parenting," Susanna solo trekked through Europe at 15 and doesn't pack anything for Burning Man she can't lift on her own. Closing set by Bamboom (Mystical Misfits) Editor's note: Not sure if it was made totally clear: I'm Not Dead Yet is actually Susanna's playa name.
info_outline Episode 126: Destination Destiny Lounge 02/03/2022
Episode 126: Destination Destiny Lounge Camp founder Dave Taylor is joined by 3D artist Debi Cable to share the story of Destiny Lounge. We'll learn the evolution of the camp over almost two decades, back story of how they became Destiny Lounge 3D and their most recent year where the entire camp almost didn't make it after an accident on the way to the burn. Closing set by Gold Dust Divas (Steely T Mutant Vehicle)
info_outline Episode 125.5: Call Me Afternoon Kitty 01/20/2022
Episode 125.5: Call Me Afternoon Kitty On his journey navigating dance floors around the world, Steve aka Afternoon Kitty was inspired to elevate the experience of festival gifting into its own unique art project which is evolving to a sustainable fashion line. We follow his years of compulsive gifting through various festivals, Burning Man and his travels to Berlin and a hilarious trespassing court appearance. Closing set by Mira (Neptune Music/Zero Agency)
info_outline Episode 125: DanceSafe 12/09/2021
Episode 125: DanceSafe A 2.5 hour deep dive with the leadership team of DanceSafe, the national drug education and risk reduction 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Mitchell Gomez, Madalyn McElwain, Kristin Karas, Rachel Clark and Jessica Breemen share DanceSafe’s history, initiatives and discuss the political implications, as well as social and racial justice components of drug and dance music culture. Closing set by Beat Kitty (The Gradient Perspective). Shop: Volunteer Training: Donate: Hear the entirety of Beat Kitty's set here:
info_outline Episode 124: Renegade Burn 2021 Recap 10/06/2021
Episode 124: Renegade Burn 2021 Recap Pink Heart founder John Halcyon joins Arash for their almost annual tradition of recapping the year leading up to and their annual pilgrimage to Burning Man. The conversation explores our community navigating the pandemic (on and off playa) and mental health in the time of Covid-19 balanced with some fun stories of joy and synchronicity in the dust. Closing set by Chulatto (17 Virgins)
info_outline Episode 123: What a Journey 08/18/2021
Episode 123: What a Journey Arash visits with Dan Reeves and Lee Hemingway of The Journey Project from episode 59. The conversation dives into stories of their experiences building on playa, where the project went after Burning Man 2017 and very personal reflections on mental health and community.
info_outline Episode 122: Perky Parts Unknown 08/14/2021
Episode 122: Perky Parts Unknown Trav Mo, Felisha and Jesse Severns of Perky Parks camp recount their ridiculous adventure bringing a camel art car named Humpty to Burning Man and reflect on other adventures in burning including the year they villaged with Playground. Closing set by Gutto Serta (Favela) Trav Mo, Felisha and Jesse Severns of Perky Parks camp recount their ridiculous adventure bringing a camel art car named Humpty to Burning Man and reflect on other adventures in burning including the year they villaged with Playground. Closing set by Gutto Serta (Favela) (there is nothing here)
info_outline Episode 121: invisible Gates 06/22/2021
Episode 121: invisible Gates Dr. Amanda J Lucia's life long adventure through India, yoga festivals and academia eventually brought her to Burning Man and made her an active citizen of Black Rock City. Dr. Lucia is the author of White Utopias: The Religious Exoticism of Transformational Festivals. Closing set by Navjeet Sarna (Alkaline Podcast) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud, SoundCloud or among many others.
info_outline Episode 120: Someone Brought a 747 to Burning Man 05/11/2021
Episode 120: Someone Brought a 747 to Burning Man On this jumbo jet sized episode, we get to know Ken Feldmen and follow him through his post college days throwing some of the earliest bigger production raves in Austin while exploring aerospace, telecom entrepreneurship and rockets. Life eventually brings him to Burning Man, leading to the the creation of one of Black Rock City's most beloved art cars and culminating with the Big Imagination team's wild ride bringing the divisive 747 project to the playa (and avoiding getting arrested trying to get it back off). Closing set by illich Mujica (Big Imagination) 00:05-00:15 Ken's early life 00:15-00:30 Throwing raves in Austin 00:30-00:45 Aerospace and rocket talk 00:45-01:00 Movies and production 01:00-01:15 Charlie the Unicorn 01:15-01:30 Obtaining a 747 01:30-01:45 Build and transport 01:45-02:15 Stuck on playa 02:15 illich Mujica's set Listen to the entirety of illich Mujica's epic 2+ hour set at: Burner Podcast is produced by Muloka and Lana Boy And hosted by (mr)Arash Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mixcloud or SoundCloud.
info_outline Episode 119: Wings of Glory 03/03/2021
Episode 119: Wings of Glory Adrian Landon, the artist behind the flaming steel pegasus that lived in front of Center Camp at Burning Man 2019, shares his story. Arash and Adrian chat about New York, art theory and horsies. Closing set by Gorgon City (Playground) Arash’s Editor’s Note: Adrian’s name is pronounced LANdon. Adrian and Producer Lana are literally sitting in the room and no one corrected me till after. And since I’m the one that does this part of the job I get to screw with Lana right back. "Our set from the Playground stage @ Burning Man. Big love to everyone who came, the vibe was unreal! Thanks to Opulent Temple for having us <3 It was our first ever burning man experience, and we had a mind-blowing few days getting lost in the desert with friends.” -Gorgon City Listen on , , , , or .
info_outline Episode 118: Truckers on Speed 02/16/2021
Episode 118: Truckers on Speed Miva CEO, author of Dragonproof Ecommerce and host of Dragonproof Ecommerce Podcast, Rick Wilson, co-founded Playa-Q and has been burning for 15 (or 22) years. Arash picks his brain about professional lessons learned from running a Burning Man camp, stress management and leadership in the time of Covid-19. Closing set by Muloka (Burner Podcast) miva.com About the closing set: "Played the opening set at the Down The Rabbit Hole event hosted by the 17 Virgins in their speakeasy on Thursday night (August 29, 2019).” -Muloka Listen on , , , , or .
info_outline Episode 117: Lights in the Sky 12/27/2020
Episode 117: Lights in the Sky Arash nerds out in New York with Brandon Robinson, art-car creator and co-founder of Icarus. A Burning Man biography in three acts, Brandon shares his evolution from a wide-eyed 21-year-old attending his first burn and culminates with his taking part in the creation of one of Black Rock City's most noteworthy mutant vehicles. Closing set by Beat Kitty (The Gradient Perspective) Listen on , , , , or .