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
DJ/Producer Reda Briki follows the music to Playa del Carmen
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)
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)
Susanna Eggli has zero plans to quit burning any time soon
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.
Destiny Lounge 3D has been serving Black Rock City for 14 years
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)
Context artist Afternoon Kitty gifts totems on dance floors around the world
Navigating and intellectually dissecting dance floors around the world inspired Steve aka Afternoon Kitty to elevate the experience of gifting at festivals into its own unique art project. His totems and dance culture creations have since evolved to a sustainable fashion line. We follow his years of compulsive gifting through various festivals and Burning Man to his travels through Berlin as well as a hilarious court appearance for trespassing. Closing set by Mira (Neptune Music/Zero Agency)
A supersized conversation with the leadership team of the national risk reduction non-profit
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).
Volunteer Training: the-dancesafe-school.teachable.com/p/dancesafe-volunteer-training-course
Here the entirety of Beat Kitty's set here: soundcloud.com/thebeatkitty/love-burn-incendia-stage-burn-night
Halcyon and Arash reflect on the pandemic, mental health and the unofficial Burning Man of 2021
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)
Dan Reeves and Lee Hemingway reflect on their journey with The Journey Project
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.
The Orange County based crew brings a camel art car named Humpty to Burning Man
Trav Mo, Felisha and Jesse 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)
perkyparts.com (there is nothing here)