Bobzilla  from BMIR, Information and Music on the Playa



From BMIR, Burning Man Information and Music on the Playa

Have you tuned in to BMIR while pulsing in line to get in or out of Black Rock City?  Have you tuned in to find out about a looming thunderstorm or what’s happening on a Tuesday night in your city?  BMIR is Burning Man Information Radio, the BMORGS radio, with a collective of DJ’s and behind-the-tower volunteers who  provide information and music to the citizens of Black Rock City and burners worldwide. In this podcast, meet Bobzilla, Co-Project Manager at BMIR. He shares with us how burners can capture the essence of BMIR all year long.

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Shouting Fire

Photographs by Eye Fl Eye

Intro music by Scottie Scribbles on Alkaline Podcast, episode number A048.  Find it at Burner Podcast.




The Golden Guy at Black Rock City

The Golden Guy at Black Rock City

A new destination hot-spot


Graphic by Graham Linn

You’re in the city of Black Rock City and you come across an unlikely scene: an alleyway straight out of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Golden Gai district. It’s full of tiny bars and micro spaces, each serving just a few patrons, each with its own unique theme and character.  Welcome to The Golden Guy. Established at Burning Man, 2017, Golden Guy Alley is loosely based on the neighborhood in Tokyo called “The Golden Gai”. I talk with MacGyver, aka Graham Linn, and Kitty, aka Elizabeth Jackson, about how Golden Guy is fostering community and deep conversation in small spaces.  

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2017,  Introduction to Golden Guy

2017, video of BRC 2017 highlights

Photograph by Elizabeth Jackson

Intro music by DJ Kafa and found on Alkaline Podcast, episode number A049.  Find it at Burner Podcast.



Baba Yaga’s Book Club comes to BRC in 2018


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Who is Baba Yaga anyway? She is from Slavick folklore and lives in the forest in a hut that has chicken legs.  And her hut is coming to Black Rock City in 2018. Meet Sprocket, Art Lead for Baba Yaga’s Book Club. Her hut is full of surprises that incorporate the many stories that have been touched by Baba Yaga’s character.  Learn more about Baba Yaga and the city of Reno’s The Generator art space. If you like this podcast, share it with your friends so they don’t miss out on the two sides of Baba Yaga- the vile side that is terribly ruthless, and her benevolent side that shares wondrous gifts to the most worthy.  

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Vasalisa the Beautiful

History of Baba Yaga (internet goody)

Baba Yaga’s Patreon with pictures

Introduction music by Jaime James (The Beat Sentinals), guest of Alaline Podcast, episode A047.   

Original rendering created for this project by Matthew Schultz.

24 Hours of Mark Day in One Hour

24 Hours of Mark Day

in One Hour

You may know Mark Day from his online video content.  Starting out in 1997 – the early years, he donned a VCR and started shooting footage of his time at Burning Man.  Well all that is vintage now but it did spawn even more great, online video content. His latest years have been his “24 Hours of Burning Man”.  He talks about how he hope people love to watch his burn as much as he does.

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Photograph by Leori Gill Photography

Music brought to you by Alkaline Podcast, part of Burner Podcast.  Intro music is  guest, Symonne from Episode 046.

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David Piller, Millenaissance Man & BRC Project Builder

Meet David Piller, aka “Piller” of the Playa.  He’s a self-proclaimed Millenaissance Man and Black Rock City project builder.  He talks about all the projects that he has worked on and what happened in his life that lead him up to his first project.  His outlook on all of this is if you don’t have a “Hell Yeah” feeling about a build project, then wait for one to come or look for it and the magic will come.   We talk about temple builds, Grand Canyon, Space Whale, hemp advocacy and hearing loss plus a whole bunch more.

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Photo by Tony Nolley


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Introduction music by Gina Calderoni of Dirty Beatles  Episode A044 of Alkaline Podcast at Burner Podcast.  

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Photo by Matthew Schultz

Elders of DUSTFISH

Join two incredible ladies of DUSTFISH as they talk about their  long-time success of their well-established camp that became a Village.  After learning and merging for three years as a Village, they will go back to being a camp to have more intimate bonds between noobies and fellow Fish.   Whatever form, they must be doing something right. DUSTFISH celebrates their 20th year on the playa! Camp elders, Opal Essence and sWitch, share their stories and what’s next for their 2018 live performance stage. Learn about GrassFish, a July family-friendly and off-playa lakeside campout.

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DUSTFISH on Facebook

Email Opal Essence at

Photography by Neil Girling at

Graphic Art by Lila Baumont  

Introduction music by Tony K The Man in Pink from Pele’s Fire camp.  Episode 043 of Alkaline Podcast at Burner Podcast.  


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The Lamplighters of Black Rock City

The Lamplighters

At Black Rock City

The Lamplighters light our way at night at Black Rock City.  We see them in the streets and now it’s time to get to know them more.  Did you know that they have a camp at 5:30 & Rod’s Road with a happy hour daily?  Stop by at 3pm to learn more about becoming a Lamplighter at Black Rock City. Listen to this podcast to learn more about how it’s all done with guest Loren Albrecht, Volunteer Coordinator for the Lamplighters.

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Introduction music by Tony K The Man in Pink from Pele’s Fire camp.  Its from Episode 043 of Alkaline Podcast at Burner Podcast.

Photo by JP Puerta on Flickr


Photo by JP Puerta on Flickr


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Photo by Loren Albrecht