THE INTERSECTION at Burning Man: Pavement Meets Playa | KALW

THE INTERSECTION at Burning Man: Pavement Meets Playa

Oct 29, 2019

THE INTERSECTION looks at changing cities through physical intersections. This time we’re doing something different: The city is temporary and the intersections are conceptual. We’re going to a remote corner of Nevada for Burning Man.

"Am I ready? I don't know. Eleven days -- 12 days is a long time to be kind of in a different world. And that's the hope: What would be upsetting is if it didn't feel like a different world. I mean, that's why I've gone all these years."

We begin where the highway meets the desert as I approach the entrance of Burning Man. I've been attending since 1996. Over the next few months, with a team of reporters, I will bring you episodes that go deep into the past, present and future of a cultural phenomenon that was born right here in the Bay Area.

THE INTERSECTION Is a co-production of David Boyer and KALW. Jonathan Davis is the associate producer. It’s edited by Lisa Morehouse and Ben Trefny. And engineered for your listening pleasure by Tarek Fouda and Gabe Grabin with theme music from Erik Pearson.

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