Accuracy Third

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Jun 27, 2018

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:

Photo Credit: Onur "The Angry Turk" Karaozbek

Jun 13, 2018

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. Also, crotch lamps.

May 30, 2018

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?

May 16, 2018

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 Parenthood. We love Jason and Jerry. It's a lot like vaginas, actually. Also, not everyone knows mice are involved.

May 2, 2018

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.

Apr 18, 2018

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!

Apr 4, 2018

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 weird Rangers. Also, we all make a lot of excuses for not seeing the thing in the box. Plus, Old Man Burning Man and the Cubatron.

Photo Credit: Diana Sabreen Photography

Apr 1, 2018

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.

Mar 21, 2018

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: GIVE CAMP BUI YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:

Mar 7, 2018

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. And come to Accuracy Third Live.

Feb 28, 2018

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.

Feb 14, 2018

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:

Photos by: John Moyers Photography

Jan 31, 2018

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 mist system that really works, and the good word, which is, 'Meow." Also, fast-talkin' 20s guys, Dickie in the box, and the time Rex won a thing.

Jan 18, 2018

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 with podcasting conventions. Also, Accuracy Third's tribute to Powers Boothe.

Jan 1, 2018

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 awfulness of the Dewey Decimal System.

Oct 13, 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 to volunteer for Burning Man. Patreon? We're on that shit now, and we're on a lot of other stuff, too. Also, extra audio.

Photo Credit: LeighAnne Riise

Aug 17, 2017

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 Unofficial Burning Man Survival Guide last year, which you can find at our website or wherever you get your podcasts. See you at the Burn, Birgins!

Advice about relationship communication:
A huge trove of handy Burning Man advice:
Write a letter to a virgin, or receive one:
The classic text Temporary Autonomous Zone by Hakim Bey:

Aug 9, 2017

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."

Jul 27, 2017

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 our Kickstarter to be better podcasters for you, the people who are reading this. You can find out more about the incredible swag and gifts that can be yours right here:
Photo Credit: Scott London

Jul 12, 2017

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 code in Black Rock City. Also, have you heard about Kickstarter? Apparently it's a thing for funding, which is what we need, pleasies and thanks you! You can find out more about the incredible swag and gifts that can be yours right here:

Jun 28, 2017

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

Jun 28, 2017

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

Jun 14, 2017
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 cook some meth, so send him your recipes!
Photo Credit: Rae Candent
May 31, 2017

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 long, long time ago, to people who can no longer be implicated for their misdeeds. Also, a recognizable soundscape throughout.

May 17, 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

Blazing Swan

Portal Burn

Burn In The Forest

Kostume Kult

Midtown Social


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