Media Library

Explore Burning Man culture at your leisure via our collection of podcasts, stories, recorded events, and more.



Burning Man Project’s Artist Storytelling Series



Burning Man LIVE

A New Podcast from Burning Man Project

Meet the people who make Burning Man happen, beyond the desert and out in the world. Artists, activists, and innovators. Builders and Burners, freaks and fools. Burning Man floats on a sea of stories, and the Burning Man LIVE podcast is a plucky little boat with a microphone.

at Burning Man

A sound-rich documenary series — ok, a podcast — that captures the inspiring, quirky, beautiful, aural complexity of our community through stories of camps and projects.


A Kindling Oral Storytelling Project

The word Blueprints implies instructions to build something. Hosted by Sassy VonDish, each of these micro stories functions as a map for becoming kind and resilient, based on hands-on knowledge gained from being an active participant in Black Rock City.

Culturally Attuned

A USIP & Burning Man Podcast

Have you ever wanted to work in a community or culture that was radically different than the one you grew up in? The Culturally Attuned podcast and curriculum, a partner effort between the United States Institute of Peace and Burning Man Project, explores this question. The podcast and course will share real world stories, lessons, and practical advice for people who work in a range of settings around the world and who may find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings.


Bring on the Fresh Dust of 2021

By Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley

Man, do we miss you. If you’re like us, you’ve tossed nearly “all things 2020” into the proverbial and metaphorical (maybe even metaphysical?) burn barrel, and you’re ready for a fresh start. We were forced to take a year off from building our magical city in the desert, something we never thought we’d have to do. Always a Herculean communal effort, we’ve somehow pulled it off together for the last 30 years.

Bringing Science to Event Production:  Meet our COVID-19 Task Force

By Burning Man Project

The Black Rock City COVID-19 Task Force members are experts in epidemiology, pre-hospital care and transport, hospital care and treatment, and public health. They are from within the Burning Man community and volunteer with the BRC Emergency Services Department (ESD). You can read more about the Task Force here.

Burning Man 2021: The Great Unknown

By Stuart Mangrum

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  –Marcel Proust

This year’s Burning Man theme is an invitation to emerge from our collective isolation, to explore the unfamiliar contours of a changed world, and to reimagine ourselves, our community, and our culture in ways that might not have been possible before this period of plague and pause.


Beyond Dust: Exploring the Heart of What Truly Makes Us Burners

By Devyn Madsen

With the preface of knowing that the following statement may make your eyebrows raise, I am confidently clear in declaring the following…

What truly makes us Burners has nothing to do with our attendance at Black Rock City.

BRC 2021: Look, We Just Don’t Know Yet

By Burning Man Project

Are YOU waiting with bated breath for news? Will we, or will we not, be in a position to co-create Black Rock City in 2021? We want to know too! A lot is resting on this decision, and it’s simply too early to make the call. As of today, the COVID-19 pandemic still presents too many unknowns.


Spotlight on Art

Zoa at sunrise, 2012 (Photo Credit Sidney Erthal)
The Folly, 2019 (Photo Credit Mark Fromson)
Medusa Madness, 2015 (Photo Credit Cliff Baise)
Moondancer, 2018 (Photo Credit Neil Girling)
The Skywhale, 2019 (Photo Credit Scott London)
Slonik, 2019 (Photo Credit Manuel B Pinto)
Truth is Beauty, 2013 (Photo Credit Steven Fritz)
Baba Yaga's House, 2018 (Photo Credit_ Scott London)
Homouroboros, 2013 (Photo Credit ajpn)
Lord Snort, 2016 (Photo Credit Jamen Percy)
Totem of Confessions (Photo Credit Andrew Wyatt)
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