2021. The Great Unknown Question…Can the Burner Culture survive a second year of going online, with no seminal, ritual event in-person? This is the week to find out! It is officially Burn Week, and Evan and Stever recommend everyone who reads and listens to this to jump online into one of six virtual worlds available… Continue reading Episode 14: Virtual Burn Week v2.0.21!
2020. What universe of possibilities have been opened up for us? Evan and Stever are back to discuss the last several months, including and leading up to the Virtual Burn this year! Happening now! We go through our emotions and new perspectives the COVID-lockdown-Burning-Man-canceled world provided for us. We reflect on the renewed civil rights… Continue reading Episode 11: Entering The Multiverse According To Us
Stever was once told, “the burn you’re going to have, is the burn you’re going to have.” We try to interpret this burner koan which speaks to the idea of being present and taking in whatever experience you find yourself in. Evan and Stever discuss some of the philosophical implications of this principle by applying… Continue reading Episode 7: The Principle of Immediacy According to Us
Radical inclusion Evan and Stever? Instead of you two blabbering on and on, why not include someone else in your podcast finally! Answering the call, we bring on “Random” or Maher who’s a long-time burner and part of key volunteer leadership with Census Camp. Tune in to hear us discuss this principle, within the context… Continue reading Episode 5: The Principle of Radical Inclusion According to Us and Random
Science seems to suggest the Self is an illusion, but that doesn’t stop us from feeling like we need to express that Self! Especially when it comes to the authentic self-expression that happens at Burning Man and that is extolled throughout the Burning Man Project culture and community. No one principle reigns above the others… Continue reading Episode 4: The Principle of Radical Self-Expression According to Us
Commodification – the act of making something packaged, sellable, and exchangeable. In our global economic system there’s a lot of this. Like a lot a lot. Like the growth of the global economy seemingly depends on this. Like even the listen data on this podcast are probably getting commodified right now by whatever app you’re… Continue reading Episode 3: The Principle of Decommodification According to Us
In a desert, it helps to orient yourself so you can get a sense of what’s what, and where’s where: North, South, East, West – Sun, Shade, Water, Places to go to the bathroom. Here we orient our podcasting journey by laying out some definitions of words you may have heard being used to describe… Continue reading Episode 2: Definitions According to Us
Two humans stumble across each other in a desert. Two hours of conversation later, they decide to create a podcast. The desert is home to Black Rock City and Burning Man. The humans are Stever Robbins and Evan Shulman. The podcast is their attempt to explain and explore what exactly Burning Man is…according to them… Continue reading Episode 1: Introductions According To Us