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Mar 31, 2020

Dragon Heart, Chickadee, Ohman, & David Magichands celebrate 20 years of that heebie and jeebie stuff. Everybody touches the dirty hippies in one way or another. All the different modalities. Heal the world; make it a better place. Heebie 4 Lyfe. 70 touch millions intentionally. Dull to the sparkly but smart about the showers. Instant body juice. Real broken fucks. Manifesting a tub of oil. Nerds with pugil sticks. The authenticity of Steve the Average Burner. D-day doesn't need playa therapy. Dozens of classes. The neighbors are all fine. Also, proud of edging. Plus, power to the peaceful.

Mar 29, 2020

The world has turned and left us here. Friendship distancing. Nonprofit profiteering apocalypse. Feeling drrrty. Digital signatures and wastes of money. [Scat!] Mailbag: Ladders and balloons. Beth is doing God's polyamory work. Alphabet's fingle, Google. A street sweeping test. Robots 4 the Homeless. [Scat!] Mailbag: Derailleur from GPE. Something about community. [Scat!] Mailbag: BWB w/o plywood. Also, for $10,000 we will make you podcasts for free. Plus, he's not a real doctor. #PleaseDontSendUsYourGuns

Mar 17, 2020

Giving your life to the AI. More than phones at Burning Man. Living vicariously. Shish-Car-Bob-B-Que. Take your call outside. Really good at barista. Maxie brings out your women. It's cool now. Make Burning Man. Weather on the radio. It's all built on metal plates. Also, D-day doesn't talk about butt-stuff. Plus, your computer is nakedly motivated.

Mar 3, 2020

Sass is part of the Internet now. All the volunteer jobs. D-day did not have the ups to ruin the spiderweb. It's always someone else's dome. Rattan usually sucks. A ticket and a tee and also fuck Elko. Balloon Chain. Anal Balloons. Soap bubble balloons. Balloon around the world. The People's Republic of East Davis. unSCruz brings it on green grass. Fragile art and fragile people. Do you like airplane jumping? Tweakers be whittling. You can bring rebar to the scrapyard?! Underpants gasket. Introducing Rex as Smart Lenny. We bless the hail down in Mexico. Also, when this episode comes out the world is worse than we thought it would be. Plus, why won't Crimson Rose come on the pod?

Photo Credit: Todd Gardiner

Feb 14, 2020

We will get you laid. More Malört, always more. Calamity. Commodifying sobriety. We are now proudly missing deadlines. Stephanie. Please don't eat food cooked on or in non-food service metal. Fluffers provide life support. Plus One. Fuck Dennis Kucinich, apparently. Throwing the C-suite under the bus. Gate Obtuse Director. Beth doesn't know Deadmau5. Baby Boy v. Turnaround. Spires need the right number of spire-doers. The 420 ballista. Gate loves loving on Gate. We have deaf camps. Cones and saws on busted-ass cars. Makeout Queen consents. Bat Country does not collect $200 but does pass go. We keep everything in. BLEEPED because BLEEP. Black and Tans deal with their doodies. Also, a giant inflatable dick assault. Plus, Perimeter and Exodus.

Feb 1, 2020

We met Han Cholo & Lazy Fuck at the first A3rd live show. Easily impressed by dragons. Diego Rivera. Paco delicious. D-day makes clothes from 90s dork-culture. Children's Theatre. There are no good Eric Roberts characters. The 9-11 of the DMT of boxing. 9-12 year old boxing. What the fuck, psytrance?! The Moop Master. Change your hoses and belts, willya? One Sponge Bob; one dog. 420 @ 69. If you don't know Cell Space, you can't know Cell Space. Rex made a "hot" pun. More Animal Control, we guess. Humor First, Safety Second, Other People's Feelings Last. The Ice Strategy. You're fine if you suck-off shit. Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping. B. F. Skinner's Choke-A-Tron 8000. Scumbag alley scumbags. Also, historically, only D-day dances. Plus, a subtle Spaulding Gray reference. Also-too, Code Adam says "Papa."

Jan 15, 2020

We're back. The maze around the man. The dope and beer club. What happened with the Mega Man? Holding something long down. Who Burns The Burning Man? The collapsing man. Three guys talking about guys. The health of the fire. Prematuring Man. Also, heroic whiskey drinking. Plus, our intros and outros need work.

Dec 30, 2019

What happened to the truck? It's Pope. Fuck Hard. D-day's Deep Playa Experience. Next art! Penalty Bar hurts people. HOSE CLAMPS ARE NOT STRUCTURAL. Beth's pregnant ankle. Face burnt Folly. Thank you, No Drama Moonbeam. We got the Alien Head back. Burning Man = terrible music. Rex wants a family. All kiosks are little to Pope. Hands up!

Aug 21, 2019

Ranger Tanuki is our guide into the world of the Black Rock Rangers, your friends in Khaki. Plus Ranger stories from Accuracy Third guests.

Aug 7, 2019

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 baby. Timesharing plug & play camps. The A3rd MLM and you. We like the courts; the courts that go food. Clean the vegan out of your shits. In a book of crappy jokes. Do Not Climb lives. Playa names to be proud of. Also, the best sound cue. Plus, "douche canoe."

SFB's shitty Yelp reviews:

Jul 24, 2019

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 about wool? Baba Yaga does it right. Plus, just-in-case business cards for ASMR.

Photo credit: "Color Firefly" by Rhiannon Maple

Jul 9, 2019

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 at midnight. Also, this is probably going to be the last year. Plus, see you in the Temple this year, Ben:

Jun 25, 2019

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.

Jun 13, 2019

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 made with 2x4s and screws are shabby.

May 28, 2019

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!

May 15, 2019

{[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.

May 1, 2019

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.

Apr 17, 2019

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

Apr 1, 2019

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?

Mar 28, 2019

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?

Mar 20, 2019

Burner Narc is your one stop shop to look like a burner, narc.

Mar 13, 2019

We changed the temperature. The EDM. A 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.

Feb 27, 2019

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.

Feb 13, 2019

Benny is 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.

Jan 30, 2019

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.


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