A conversation with lead Dave Timms about the project’s journey to Burning Man
Project Lead Dave Timms, Chief Playa Scientist Ramiro Martinez and Arash discuss all that went into getting the Wonderlust Arcade approved, designed, built and transported to Burning Man 2015. Multiple penis jokes are made.
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An Interview with Gate Road Supervisor, Knotty Boy
Knotty Boy drops by the studio to talk with Arash about Burning Man Gate’s build, logistics and all that goes into getting Burners out of the default world and into Black Rock City. Also discussed: Bugs!!!
An Anonymous and Candid Interview About Substances
On her birthday, she made the decision to spend her entire 30th year without any substances. Arash follows our anonymous guest’s life and journey through drug culture, culminating with what she experienced at Burning Man.
San Diego Community Ombudsman
Gaia and Arash talk Kidsville, relationships and neurochemistry over a beer. She also tells the backstory of her migration to San Diego and attending her first burn with a kiddo in tow. Arash drinks all her beer.
With Bob (Event Co-lead) and Colin (SDCAP Board Member and Gate Lead)
In this extra large episode, two returning guests drop by the studio to talk even more about that San Diego regional you might be mildly sick of Arash talking about all the time. The conversation gets into Bob and Colin’s back stories, the founding of the Waldos, challenges faced and successes celebrated after all the dust settled.
Arash and his man-crush discuss writing, the creative process, sleeping on rooftops and traveling through South America while reading Rumi. Chad also talks tent-tripping and reads us a poem about his home, Tijuana.
With the Staff of Burner Podcast
Producer Meg, Online Editor Thanasi, Music Editor Nav and Borderline Useless Arash recap their Burn experiences. Highlights include dust, emotional breakdowns and vodka.
Researcher at Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Producer Meg sits in as Dr. Brown (a.k.a. Kingsley) swings by the studio to cling beers with Arash and tell the story of his lifelong relationship with psychedelics, culminating with his MAPS funded research of ibogaine and its potential for treating drug addiction. Arash predictably screws up the acronym in the intro.
Career Counselor and Uli Baba & the Horny Thieves Camp Lead
Kim sits with Arash to talk career counseling, professional inspiration and theme camp planning logistics. The final third of the show is all about Consent Culture and plays like a pilot for the Kim and Arash Morning Hour.
Event Co-leads, Bob & Jake
YOUtopia, San Diego’s regional Burn which takes place in October, has been described as “Burning Man 15 years ago in a jungle setting.” Arash, Bob and Jake get into all the things YOUtopia including art, Native American tribal council politics, event logistics, previous years’ lessons learned and oh so much more geekery.