Accuracy Third

Accuracy Third Podcast

Accuracy Third is a collection of stories from participants of Burning Man. Your hosts Rex, D-Day, and editor Beth compile, comment upon, and share your tales of dusty adventure. Featuring in-studio interviews as well as submitted content, Accuracy Third attempts to create a record of the ephemeral magic of our annual art party. Listen and share your stories at accuracythird.com

S04 E16 - Wherein Your Hosts Utterly Fail to Introduce their Guest (Featuring Pete Crash)
We're all friends with Soup Soup Soup Flavored Blankets. Buttercup from some other Buttercup's Camp Buttercup. Newbie crab-free zones. Noodles and the first actual radio. Rides for soup. The apps. #throatgoals We play games! We're all poly now. What about your titty wagon? Best flavored beacon. Under the face of Noodles. Prepare for your present. Rex is the asshole. How will our soup stay sopping? Random Trump nuzzlings. OUP. Come early, feed the art. The scary tent conceals the fucking. Contracting a glue ...

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S04 E15 - Getting Hand Skills
Flaming Lotus Fundraising Fire Flies. Hundreds of people. Fifteen pieces. Worldwide. Cell Space. Noise Bridge. The nerd community. The Box Shop, Sonny Barger, Hells Angles, and Hunter S. Thompson. Serpent legs and all. How did it go before the apps? Friendship Mfg. Co. The piece is your friends and family. Desiccated Flying Locust Girls. A step further than Burning Man. Nearly killing Caroline. Fourth of Juplaya, 2008. Getting out now. Beautiful creepy stories of friendship. Loud Party at Orgy Tent. What ab...

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S04 E14 - Lightning in a Stone Soup
What hasn’t Slim done? Amazing Larry’s Cube Club. The hangover kicks in. Ducks, ships, and fish. The emergence and infamy of La Contessa. The intolerable lightness of dumping and exploding. And then, the police show up. They should fix the problems. Lifting the cloud on cancer. Who knows all about Slim? What is Meow-Wolf? Does Slim need tickets? Claim them burners. Bring them home. Google the make-a-fish foundation. Burning Survivors. Accessibility inclusion-setting needs your help! Yoga at dawn or whiskey ...

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S04 E13 - Embrace The Suck
Banjo Dave settles for everything. We'll have 25'of styrofoam. 3/4 of NYC mass transit hubs are disparaged. Two particular dudes. Del Hamburger. Pica Dave.What is wrong with the Bay Area. We are done with "bitch." Embrace the suck. X = not real. There is no fave shade. When you wear pants, fill your pants. Math jokes. Stink in the patina. Rex is pedantic. JT = dope. Portland poops. Something about splinters. Also, veg knowledge and where things are supposed to rot....

S04 E12 - The Bucket Is The List
Live at the Sacramento Podcast Festival with Swerve. How much can it be stabbed? 2,000 pieces of paper on the fire. Divorce is a warm gun. Leaving the church. Going to Burning Man. The bug-out trailer ticket issue. You're our new friend, Sappy. A set of wax wings. They brought the lasers down. D-day is always wearing clothes, fyi. Accustomed to comfort. Don't try to be cool. Rex hits some of the same notes. FOMO-based cult. Ex-cleric Camaraderie. Also, this is why you're an asshole. Plus, Beth thinks things...


S04 E11- Art Car Pretty
The Bethest punum. A lot about playa names. Chewkkake has proof. Fresh food foibles. D-day slapped a kitten. Bike triangle: Fence adjacent. The Organization. Food errand. Art cars: too loud for Rex. The Train Crash train crash. Syracuse to Chicago. 143% OSHA thing. A sea of dry hot dogs and sweaty penises. Help Us Clean Out Our Bar Day. Bethest has some L and some A. @ the Sac Pod Fest. Also, Narcs Love Bustin'. Plus, stop by the Black Hole! It's not not for you!...

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S04 E10 - Sunrise, Burning Man 2018
{[This is a taste of the (sort of) content we release for our Patrons. Patrons received this content right after we got home from playa. If you would like to Patreon Accuracy Third, you can Patreon us at Patreon.] THANK YOU, PATRONS!} Hotwire did a little edit of Bethest, Rex, and D-day sitting on a scaffold on playa, watching the sun come up. It is a series of beautiful moments with three good friends....

S04 E09 – Shame Is A Useful Tool
O-Ring Von Brownflower took his Pops to Burning Man. Steamed bat & cobra are not like chicken. Things about everyone’s names. Once and done. Water + bikes = wet. Pops is the rubber ducky. Hangin’ with hooks-in. Little Sisters of the Lotus of Perpetual Indulgence. Just the right amount of meth. Keeper saves the day! Have all the horns, give none of the toots. The grenades are great in Truckee. Also, D-day doesn’t know enough about post offices....


S04 E08 - The Drug That Has Them Hooked
East Coast Burns abound. Leading theme camps. Wickerman humble Brag. Scrambles is scramblin'. Dance Fight Dance Party. Historical fencing. Talking economies. Pivoting toward ritual screaming. The comeback tour. Scram fam. Mutant, right? Tripticon. Or Trypticon. Or Triptikahn. Lucky cancer stuff. He fucked her formula. Burning Wish. Let down some guards. Also, D-day goes far afield, and Bethest confronts religiosity. Photo credit: Snazzypants www.nextbestmen.com...

S04 E0X - The Environmental Impact of Chickenfeet
What the fuck is going on with the Bureau of Land Management Environmental Impact Statement? Chickenfeet understands the playa needs to change. What does 100,000 mean to you? How big is not big enough? Ibiza has nothing on this, this week. Barriers, balustrades, and baba ganoush. Finding Burning Man through spite and sedition. Now that we have EIS, what are we going to do ... with it?...

S04 E07 - Second Place In Art Car Theft
Teams for everything. A great taker of things. The most internally referential Accuracy Third story yet. About Soak... Pope never heard a podcast. Aerosolizable. Our booze, your bar. Spiraling Man. The popemobile. Deep playa meth lab. Worst time on playa. The inside of Pope's sinuses. In our middle tone. Also, we are mumble rappers, right?...


S04 E07 - Second Place In Art Car Theft
Teams for everything. A great taker of things. The most internally referential Accuracy Third story yet. About Soak... Pope never heard a podcast. Aerosolizable. Our booze, your bar. Spiraling Man. The popemobile. Deep playa meth lab. Worst time on playa. The inside of Pope's sinuses. In our middle tone. Also, we are mumble rappers, right? #burningman #burner #burnerpodcast #podcast #brc #ttitd #blackrockcity #humor #comedy #arts...

S04 E06 - Think Like A Three-Year-Old
We changed the temperature. The EDM. A change.org petition for Grover Norquist to come on this show. Leanne and the Rockstar librarian. Laptop kaleidoscope. Black Rock City Hall of Justice. Dante's inferno v. Dante's Retirement Center. You are a citizen of this city. Black Rock City Hotel & Casino. Drinko. Dome disasters. Stealing the election. The pre gate radio show. The music guide becomes an app for the geeks out there. Tech or no tech? When the schedule comes out. Small camps. Also: Hi Leanne....

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S04 E05 - A Bad Mouthful
Talking to Hot Fuzz about Hot Fuzz. Divorce gifts. JWs react to talking about JWs. Being pretty ginger. Edgar Wright? Right on. Guardians of all sorts. Friends talking to friends all friendly, basically, and a lot of fun was had by all. Also, Rex throws D-day under the bus....

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S04 E04 - The Color of Our Culture
Benny is coolneon.com. Barbershop Roulette. Patent sequencer. Roller disco as well. The Amazing Race finale. Hmer is horrific. There's no Pantone for glow. Eye contact with the fire. The love potion slosh. Offense and tackle. The Reno to Sacramento disappointment. Presumptive Light and Magic. We've played in lube. A3 @ checkout. Also, the mayor of Burning Man. Plus, butthole Bezos....

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S04 E03 - Ask For Water, Get Ass Sweat
Meet Tiny Dancer and Boyfriend, friend to you and me. Cafe. Rangers. So much about Gate. Tiny Dancer could conceivably volunteer for every department every year. Boyfriend couldn't keep working for Gate. Real Playa Talk with Rex and D-day. Plus, we learn a lot about D-day this episode. Again....


S04 E02 - Cluck Norris, Nevada Ranger
He's actually DJ Recoil. Floating jam session. D-day was an art car scofflaw. The lessons learned from art cars. Having-friends camp. Burning Man is doing a super-green thing. The trouble with Stardust and DMVs. Rex has an electric bicycle and likes talking about electric bicycles. For a while, it's like Motor Trend, but with art cars. Also, Studio MK04....

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S04 E01 - You're the Sexy Group
Accuracy Third is back with new stories from the Burning Man Community. This season opener features fan-of-the-show Iouda, who reached out and offered to share his stories of Fire Conclave with us. If YOU want to be like IOUDA, maybe you can get in touch, tell us stories, and then spend New Year's Eve with us as well! Also, lots of welcome to season four nonsense from Rex, D-day, and the Bethest Beth of all. #burningman #burner #burnerpodcast #podcast #brc #ttitd #blackrockcity #humor...

PostPlaya 2018
The Accuracy Third postmortem from Burning Man 2018. End of the world bartending. Pawing at jaws for friendship. "Taco Castle" by Nonsense Man. Reintroducing Hotwire. Burning Australia. Introducing Andy-Bag. Hey, Fuckface. The Pommy in the bush. The Naked Pub Crawl experience. The BIA is awful and has always been the worst of us. D-day's darkest night in Black Rock City leaves him angry and sad. Doctor Bronners' camp should go fuck themselves, but we don't entirely agree on why. Explody anvil perimeter. A S...

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Fuck Yes! Consent Culture in Black Rock
What can a consent talk do? Do better at that. Consent is counter to western culture. Express yourself. Cultural Scripts. More thoughtful. There are Rangers and ESDs. Hurt feelings. STDs. Expectations. The Dick Squeeze. The mental health area. Talking photos. Rejection v. Enthusiastic Consent v. Acquiescing. Questions are everything. Here's Beth's notes for consent talks: https://accuracythirddotcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/plot-twist_s.pdf http://www.11thprincipleconsent.org/ https://www.bureauoferotic...

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When is it time to brush your teeth? Hygiene for Action Hippies
Queen Dee talkin' 'bout feet! Buttercup tells us about personal and camp hygiene. Poni implored you to get a diva cup. Dandy & Pops discuss wet wipin'. Hand and foot ceviche. Crocs & socks (on playa.) Poni's teeth smell delicious. Rex keeps talking about his socks. Hot Fuzz has a mindful time on playa. Never hear about hygiene again. Coconut oil scuba diving. Armpits, asshole, crotch, and teeth. Beth's feet are jocks. D-day recognizes his limitations. Also, it's Monistat, not Vagisil. #RealFierce #FierceLif...

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S03 E18 - New York Stories
Live from New York, it's the inside of LUCKY! Puss & boots. Every fear you have. The shit-pants faint. Meggo goes to Burning Man. Spanking jail & Skrillex. Rum & picklebacks. They call him Splat! Mad scientist dog bus. You're gonna get Sharpie-ed. There'll be an old guy there. Zendo is there to listen. Climb in the claw to get to the monkey. Also, fuck Queens, amirite? Plus, Stories done prepared. Photo credit: John Curley...

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S03 E17 - The Permission Engine
Buttercup's playa experience is all because of volunteerism. We're naturally against hall monitors. Accuracy Third's department. Where do I go to check-in about my shift? Burner Express again. The sound of crowd surfing. Bartholomew. Mic buddies. Do by Friday. Reconcilable differences. Roderick on the Line. You've gotta be self-aware when you're rocking the Ranger. Finding the negative poles. There's a bunch of people....

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S03 E16 - Guerrillas in the Dust
7-11 & Jeremy try to make a short film on playa. The most hideous crap. Rex & D-day don't do their homework. The "no" letter and other obstacles. Undercover Policia? Don't think of Cool Neon's toddler trikes. We can be scofflaws without being assholes. King Golden Cape. Who put that ladder up? A Burning Man Story: Preconceived Notions, 2015: https://goo.gl/Sqri81 Beyond Belief: Honeymoon at Burning Man, 2003. Eden, a Burning Man Fable. Zizek-ing Zizek: https://www.thehairpin.com/2016/07/the-best-time-i-pret...

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S03 E15 - Swamp Donkeys at the Temple of Surrender
Slim Dusty. 'Roo man. Effigy Superstar. Burning Swan VS Blazing Seed. Kiwi Burn & Modifier, too. Australia is cooler than Burning Man. It's 39.4 feet. Borg Spies. 3 guys named Jeff. What does BONZAA have to offer? A putrid shopping bag full of 'roo meat. DPI. Paddock is the playa. Australia has a lot of the longest things. Well-skilled bushmen. It's bigger than a 'roo scrote. Also, eskimo siblings start the global movement. Plus, Aussies don't know what blazers are, and this is Slim Dusty: http://www.slimdu...

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S03 E14 - The Slut Memo
Poni is a listener with stories galore. Rex has disgusting gray water. Poni didn't get the slut memo. Virgins glob on to things. D-day had a wineskin. Camp Frat Boy had placement. Poni marathons ultra-style. Seven instead of ten gets you a different prescription. WAEZ. Arctica is super plush. Rex lies about Cafe. Well-round your burn at AEZ. A strap-on-a-thon for everybody. Dark partying. The highest jump and The Pearl Necklace pirate ship. Babies in cages. Plus, the porn and breakfast industrial complex. A...

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S03 E13 - Some Thanksgiving Shots
Meet Jane and Brian from Bonkers Empire, the best goddamn bar on the playa. These awesome people do some incredible tending. Bonkers Empire holds it down at both ends. YOURMOMisaWH0Re. Paris Hilton is current. Rex believes in cum in some pants. Home sick from school in Third Grade. That's Early Man. What's good? We promise turpentine rags in 2018. Also, we just want a nice, cold Negroni, okay?...

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S03 E12 - Structural LEDs
Human ingenuity without barriers. It's almost annoying. A screaming maniac under the Bee Shade. High on NRE or limerence. The baby is being put to sleep. Go to a hot spring outside of Paisley. The White Dragon Udon Bowl. Air mattresses are the worst idea. The Human Shit Podcast. My tent is huge. "Intervention: The Musical" is a work in-progress. Do not assume we three are the people we appear to be. We have context to Friend-of-the-Show Xeno. The TED talk of his nightmares. The reason you don't hate Planned...

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S03 E11 - Hijacked by Red Earth Radio
Hotwire takes control. D-day's theory of cultural spaghetti. Trebuchet fence display dildos. Send us shitty DJ mixes. Methcast. We're not the only the worst. Rangers are not security. The one person plague. Burning Seed needed a radio station, so Red Earth Radio took control. Australians don't drink enough. Beth asks about dicks. Eveready, the effigy builder already had his tools replaced....

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S03 E10 - How To Explode The Theme
The pride and problems of what very well may be the oldest continuous theme camp on the playa, Bioluminati nee Bike Mutation nee Pimp My Bike camp place. The importance of camp infrastructure. Suldrew is not his playa name, but he does have a lot of Chinar. Less shit, more fun, especially during setup week. Anyone who's anyone has abandoned evaporation. You're theme-ing it wrong, a lot about camp kitchens, and Suldrew looks familiar, but so does D-Day. Plus, Suldrew calls the playa a floor!...

S03 E09 - Touch the Fucking Art
Rex & D-day interview one of their best goddamned Burning Man friends, Queen Dee. Maybe that's why there is a lot of goofiness and singing in this one? That said, Burning Man needs an anthem (but not the Ayn Rand "Anthem," because fuck that neurotic, hypocritical, rape-apologist-ing POS.) There's Sparklepony drift, Fucking Unicorns, Skinny Kitty, Speleo Crew at Apogaea, and Ice Pirates rigging The Pier. The Scamp is better than the Freebird is better than the Prowler. We're planning a lot of tours. Really w...

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S03 E08 - Ricking Down the River
We feature a lot of volunteers on Accuracy Third, but possibly none more prolific than the eponymous Rick, rolling his way from one volunteer crew to another over the course of almost two decades on playa. Plus, Beth is unimpressed with our new outro script. Also, a gift from Creampie....

S03 E07 - Stories Came Prepared
If you walked into Stories's camp, he would hug you, get you a drink, a comfortable chair, and some food. The Playa Puzzle Project 2018 (you don't need a packet, but you do.) Burners Under the Influence Camp. Our first guest who brought an outline with him. We love Stories, but he loves us more. A promise from D-day. BOLLYWOOD MUSIC VIDEO LINK: https://goo.gl/g3QgqD GIVE CAMP BUI YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: http://www.campbui.org...

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S03 E06 - Buckets of Playa Filled with Blood
The second episode from DJ Beth & Rex's infiltration of the belly of the DPW beast. The epilogue and afterword for Frisky Whisky's playa plane crash (from S02E07.) Gage's first season. Friend-of-the-Show Xeno is giving Mohawks. Pound Town figures out the timing. Rob is never going back. The Peppermill is a thing. Ice skating on playa. The Gerlach barbecue. Lucky's on Avenue B in NYC. Weird in the wrong way. Plus, everyone shouts "no" at Beth, and variable intoxication throughout. Also, Stories. Meet Stories...

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S03 E05 - This is Xeno
Friend-of-the-Show Xeno exerts his friendship on the show something fierce. Learn his sordid history while he, Rex, & DJ Beth get a little unconscionable at Accuracy Third's second visit to The Vulcan....

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S3 E04 Big White Fun
Papawitch and Pascal are two Burning Man volunteers. They are awesome people who just happen to be in the minority at Black Rock City. Pascal studies Russian. Papawitch has eight names. Pascal didn't have a bicycle. If Morgan Freeman had dreadlocks. Papa Witch & Pascal A custom-ass experience for your pampered fat ass. Pascal's last burn for 10 years. Also, R-Evolution (not Bliss) should have stood on the National Mall, and here's a thing about BRC's demographics from Quartz: https://goo.gl/48MTXu Photos by...

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S03 E03 - It's All About Cats & Nothing Else
Meet The Ceiling Cat Prophet, Gulia, founder of the fastest growing religion on playa. One of the best acts of prayer possible. Some people that go to Burning Man belong in the Basement Cat's Litter Box. The Order of Goats and Perpetual Shenaniganization of the Last Days. WTF is up with the Flying Spaghetti Monster? The pleasures of eating with Russian Burners, as well as the magic of Dust City Diner, Pink Mammoth Camp, Human Carcass Wash, Black Rock City Diner, and Skinny Kitty Camp. North West Mist has a ...

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S03 E02 - I'm Back to Anal Again
Accuracy Third's first on-playa interview from the 2017 burn. Kink and sex positivity abound as we talk to Kit, ex-Greeter and current resident of a dungeon-lite camp. A moratorium on spanking. Human connection through hugging humans. Vacuuming the playa. Steampunk posers. Kitty dingo, Pizza Burrito, and the day after Rough Burn. Anal, ovbs. What makes a burner? What makes Greeters unhappy? Do you remember Jiffy Lube or Leviticus? D-day is hoarse, Rex is an unreliable narrator, and DJ Beth is nonplussed wit...

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S03 E01 - Not At All Inspiring: Answers From Ultra-Marathoners
You go from Pink Lightning camp to 7:00, then out to the Esplanade, and down to 10:00. At 10:00, turn left and go all the way out to the trash fence. You go along the trash fence passing 12:00, until you hit 2:00 on the trash fence. Hard right and run along 2:00 to Esplanade, take Esplanade to Center Camp, run up 6:00 or 6:30 back to Pink Lightning camp. That loop is seven miles. And if you're doing the Burning Man Ultra Marathon, you can expect to loop that loop four times and then some. Also, the inherent...

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S03 E00 - Afterburn 2017
We're on hiatus until this Winter, but in the meantime, Rex, D-day, & Dj Beth wanted to share some of their Burning Man 2017 experience with you. Accuracy Third met Narc-Narc, hung with tons of our listeners, and accosted Friend-of-the-Show Xeno. We sampled some of Burning Man's best and worst bars, the three of us raver-dance with raver toys, and do we have a Rough Burn? We do. You can't be a nerd if you dress all in black, there's a sweet triumph for everyone, something terrible happened, and we need you ...

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Audio VAG
Passing on the culture of Black Rock City to Burning Man Virgins can be a fraught process. You remember being invited to this awesome party and then being told ad nauseam how to act right, right? Right. So to save you the hassle of sounding like a pedantic, know-it-all culture-jerk, the Accuracy Third Podcast has collected a cornucopia of voices to give your Burning Virgins a taste of what they're getting into, culturally. If you're looking for something with more of a how-do-I-survive flavor, we made an Un...

Unofficial Burning Man Survival Guide 2017 Update
A quick update from D-Day, Rex, and D-Beth about how Nevada's laws are not Federal laws, and how you're going to have to deal with both on your way to playa. Also, a little gift we like to call "mouth noise galore."...

S02 E15 - Burning Man is for Amateurs
In our season finale, we talk to The God Box brigade, Darakshan, Miles, & Yay about what the phone booth known as Talk to God Box is all about. Get ready for (in no particular order) Japanese God, Little-Girl God, Take-No-Shit God, the God of Unconditional Love, the God of Gay Marriage, and the God in the Box. The God malfunction, the ballad of Tasty Pickle, the Talk to Bog Bog concept is coming soon, and a DPW receives a gift from God. Also, The World's Best Knock-Knock joke. Plus, there's 2 weeks left in ...

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S02 E14 - Hippies in Togas Smeared Across the Playa
Sueno, architect of the the g-d Temple of Promise, tells D-Day & Rex all about designing, building, and burning giant art at burning man. How the Trojan Horse LITERALLY put the cart before the horse. A great idea for a theme camp, what sketch-up is good for, and the Alien Siege Machine nearly kills its creators. We think you'll probably experience more bugs at regionals, even if there is a river. The overwhelming lightness of being Argentinian. Plus, you should read your ticket, because nothing is up to cod...

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S02 E13 - On Thursday, It's Birthday Thursday
A far-ranging conversation with our new friend and ambassador, Mother of Goats. (You'll hear about her goat, Frank, in an episode next season.) The history of Camp Orphan Endorphin, created by and for strangers with no camp affiliation. A little about Hug Deli, and probably a little too much about Annie. (The musical. With Daddy Warbucks. 'cause Rex.) The importance of toilet paper. Don't let just anybody play music at your camp. Also, church of the ceiling cat is an actual thing. #BirthdayThursday...

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S02 E12 - I Love You & That's Why I Called the Cops
Carolina Sunshine is a fabulous engineer who makes a lot of things and solves a lot of problems with trash. There's academicizing Burning Man, the playa problems of Dan Love, a lot of saying "trebuchet" in not a lot of time, and much mouth noises and singing. Carolina Sunshine gives us the Reno 411 on the City jail, before we discover the biggest betrayal of all.  We invite you to party with Accuracy Third on playa, because we'll be on playa, partying with or without you. Also, Rex thinks he could probably ...

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S02 E11 - Fuck Off, Go Home
The episode we've been calling "DPW Dirty," which means we consider "S02 E09 - Fuck You & Your Hug" the clean episode. There's violence and naughty things from a whole bunch of anonymized argumentative DPW bastards ... except for Friend-of-the-Show Xeno, who takes his credit as a matter of course. It's fuck-ups, weirdos, bikers, and outlaws laying down together. DPW on Christmas, plug & play camps, choir practice, landmines, & adult stories from your adult children. Remember: all of this stuff happened a lo...

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S02 E10 Participation Through Indoctrination: Stories From GLC 2017
Beth & Rex "twinkle that yo" at the Burning Man Global Leadership Conference, which is as familiarly corporate as any conference you've seen. But our people dress better, and our hair is as awesome as our tattoos are bad. We talk about several regionals, Kostume Kult, and how we're doing it wrong. A safety plan for tornadoes. D-Day already knows about permaculture. When to say yes. Blazing Swan is not a bush doof, and Beth exhibits impeccable consent with a previous guest. Permaculture Action Network Blazin...

S02 E09 - Fuck You & Your Hug
Friend-of-the-Show Xeno moderates a roundtable of DPW hardcases: Monk, Gage, and Frisky Whisky (from S02 E07.) Monk has opinions about voluntourism, worker’s rights, and penetrations. Gage finds his way through the red tape, while Frisky Whisky discovers what’s in the bucket. Friend-of-the-Show Xeno shares his management philosophy and the transgressive chicanery he got into at Flipside. There’s the first installment of the Accuracy Third Glossary segment, and pretty much everybody has multitool on them. Fi...

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S02 E08 - Little Mayor Of The 3:00 Plaza
Sydney grew up deep in burning man culture, so she was a pretty jaded burner when she was still in short pants. Take a trip through Syd's formative years, back when her dad, El Queso Grande, ran the greatest little bike shop in Black Rock City. Beth & Syd have some tent catastrophes in common. Big art? Big art! Coyote is like a rattlesnake. Also, we have the name of D-Day’s porno....

S02 E07 - Get Your Things, We’re Going to the Hospital
Relay & Frisky Whisky are joining Accuracy Third today with Friend-of-the-Show Xeno, as we delve into some really terrible things that happened at Black Rock City. Beth gets hurt by some great friends in quick succession. Water & pain meds do not help Relay’s headache. Frisky Whisky learns a lesson about gravity. Basically, some truly awful shit happens to everyone in Xeno’s orbit. D-Day makes some truly distressing noises, because he can’t control his empathy. In our first Playa Post segment, Rex reads a l...

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S02 E06 - Hippies Don’t Have Addresses
A couple of stories today: Phil tells us all about being adjacent to an iconic moment of Burning Man photography. Knettles & Pants, gentlemen hoboes, talk us through setting off on a year-long quest of being stinky and traveling around. Also, D-Day doesn’t know about Burning Man, and Malört tastes like earwax....

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S02 E05 - It Was Cold & It Was Very Blinky Out
Burning Man's Publisher, Jon, calls in to Accuracy Third from Israel, because that’s where he is. D-Day, Rex, & Beth hear a bit about Israel’s regional burn, Midburn, before we delve into the inner workings of the seasonal nature of being a Burning Man employee. Believe it or not, they’ve got a nonstandard corporate culture there. We also get a great story on how Black Rock City is objectively better than the streets of San Francisco, plus you’ll hear how you can get your very own job with the Burning Man O...

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S02 E04 - Clowns Ruin Everything Episode Two: These Are Not The Drugs You’re Looking For
Moose works for Gate, and she’s chatting with D-Day & Rex about goddamn near everything insider-Burning Man. You’ll hear all about the bullshit that goes down behind the scenes of Black Rock City, and then you’ll hear why Gate can’t have nice things. All that, a whole lot more, plus we’ll tell you how to volunteer for The Man. Photo credit: Neil Girling...

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S02 E03 - Clowns Ruin Everything Episode One: I Need Another Dick
D-Day, Rex, and Beth introduce the episode discussing non-monogamy, because we’ve got stories from one of the Orgy Dome’s organizers, Lazlo. He tells D-Day and Rex about the ins and outs and all the intimate parts of the Orgy Dome experience, including consent, ethical hedonism, and where the hell it is, anyway....

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S02 E02 - A Tube Between Two Wads
They are the guardians of one of the longest running continuous rituals of Black Rock City. The Lamplighters bring light to the playa, as well as their legendary 21 hour-a-day bar. Learn about how to volunteer for The Man, the parties they don't throw anymore and why, different uses for The Temple, and everything you didn't know about the rich history of the Lamplighters told to you by one of their own, a delightful man named Moonbeam. There's a lot about lanterns in this episode, though you'll find that D-...

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S02 E01 - The Volare
For those who know The Volare, neither it nor its owner need any introduction. For those who don't, The Volare is Black Rock City's very own Batmobile/Chitty Chitty Bang Bang hybrid, and Coyote is its Dr. Frankenstein, as well as the superintendent of Black Rock City. He's the man behind the men and women of DPW, the author of Coyote Nose: Tales of the Early Desert Carnies of Burning Man, and an honest to goodness legend of the Playa, depending on who you talk to (D-Day & Rex talked to Coyote.)...

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PREcast Season 2
In which your humble hosts tease you with tidbits of tales to come, and invite you to tell yours in our upcoming season....

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S01 E01 - How Smoke Daddy Got His Job
Accuracy Third is a podcast collecting an oral history of Black Rock. We are looking for your very best stories from and about That Thing In The Desert. This episode introduces your hosts, Rex & D-Day, and our illustrious producer, Drunk Beth. Starring Smoke Daddy & Andale’....

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S01 E02 - Violet's Passions
Rex & D-Day interview Violet, who has a lot to say about different facets of passion at Burning Man, with her friend and D-Day’s wife, Creampie, piping up in the background, while Drunk Beth arrives to the recording session a little too late to contain D-Day’s poor voice modulation....

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S01. E03 - Jon Was A Teenage Juggler
Drunk Beth’s boyfriend Jon tells Rex and D-day about his playa wedding and how burning man is like juggling festivals. There’s a lot about everyone’s weddings, actually, before Creampie shares a story about some very exclusive swings...

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S01 E04 - O-Ring Von Brownflower Wipes Out
O-Ring Von Brownflower talks to D-Day, Rex, and Drunk Beth about the life choices that you wouldn’t expect would bring you to Black Rock City. There’s also a quick discussion about non-standard Burning Man kites, and then boy, do we hear about an impressive playa injury. Photo credit: John Moyers...

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S01 E05 - Bitten by the Temple of Tetanus
The story of the conception and build of the beautiful Mazu Temple from 2015. We talk to Nathan (aka Witchdoctor,) about the behind-the-scenes pitfalls of getting entangled in a large-scale, transcontinental playa installation. Photo credit: http://www.wobsarazzi.com/...

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S01 E07 - Yeah, They’re Not Gonna Like You at the Goldmine
DPW is in the studio today in the form of Xeno, the guy you want to talk to if you need a crew to build you official, DPW-certified shade structures. That’s if you can locate him, though, because there are some times when he finds himself more in need of rescue than anything else. But sometimes, it’s merely a misunderstanding of bloodstained proportions. We also hear from Relay, one of our skilled radio dispatchers, who shares pointed commentary during Xeno’s stories. We’ll highlight her own exploits and ex...

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S01 E08 - It’s Like Bend in the Desert
Today, we’re sharing stories about interactions with Law Enforcement Officers in Black Rock City. Foxtrot tells us how she became part of a staff vehicle. Creampie gets pulled over. Rex & D-Day get away with it, separately. Relay has been picked up by law enforcement. A lot. Xeno cannot be compelled. Beth assures us we’re good. We’re good. Photo Credit: Gary Draluck Photography...

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Unofficial Burning Man Survival Guide Part 1: How Not To Fuck-Up Going To Burning Man
Presenting for your reference, Accuracy Third’s completely unsanctioned advice on the best ways to prepare for, acculturate, survive, and enjoy Black Rock City. Whether you’ve been before or not, there’s a lot to learn–or at least disagree with–about the Accuracy Third crew’s opinions on how to do it right. We broke the Burning Man experience down into three parts: How Not to Fuck-Up Going to Burning Man, How Not to Fuck-Up Burning Man, and How to Un-fuck Your Burn. Absolutely all the things you need to kno...

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