Issue 09                                                    "JULY" & AUGUST 2018
It's double the audio, double the fun! We're going to playa SO FUCKING SOON and we hope to see you there! In the interest of PACKING and generally GETTING OUR SHIT TOGETHER, we're giving you ALL THE THINGS NOW, because D-day, who puts this shit together is going to be in the dust and the sun for THREE WEEKS. If you do calendar math, that means there is NO CHANCE to get you an
worth a good goddamn until sometime in SEPTEMBER, when we'll also send you some extra goodies! NOW. Thank you SO MUCH for contributing to our podcast. You are AMAZEBALLS.
 
Here is a link to our issue archive, which has been updated with INCREDIBLY OLD AUDIO which is supes embarrassing because it's what we thought our podcast would sound like, which you can hear right now on the Accuracy Thirdsletter page on our site with that thing I just said onnit right here, don'tchaknow.
 
May's NOSTALGIC UNEDITED Additional Audio
Here is the Accuracy Third SAUCE you earned with your donation of $5/month or more! Thank you for supporting us! You can redeem your audio at: https://accuracythird.com/havesomesauce/

Season 3 is officially done THIS WEDNESDAY. So, we're starting to give y'all SAUCE-level donors the discretionary cuts of this past season. So enjoy not ONE but TWO discretionsry cuts from the folks who will be bringing you THE BURNING MAN ULTRA MARATHON in just a couple weeks!
 
May's UNRELEASED Additional Audio
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Kit and Alan are two of our wildest interviews this past season. One, we did on playa last year, the other was over the phone to a bloke from daown undah. oth are one of a kind conversations, and you get to hear then now! Or later! By following that link up above!
 
Playa Polling Place
We promised you a survey. Here is a survey, so give us informations! We promise to use it with responsibility, verve, and more than a little bit of thoughtfulness on top.
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE SURVEY, WHICH WILL SADLY NOT EMBED IN THIS EMAIL.

This month, we're asking why and where and when. Again. TELL US WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO ON PLAYA. What's the best thing you know about that we don't? LET US KNOW, AND WE JUST MIGHT MEET YOU THERE!
https://goo.gl/forms/O0AZPweek0Ozr5DN2
 
Rex's Reflection
Why a podcast?
When I was nine or ten, I had one of those old school cassette players: gray with the handle on the bottom below the buttons, and a speaker making up the top half of the rectangular thing. When I wasn’t playing the couple of tapes I owned - I think it was Roxette and Tears For Fears - I would make little radio shows for myself, trying on my pukey DJ voice. Radio was always a part of my media landscape, and a ton of that was NPR; I’m actually named after the NPR news host who was playing when I was born. I used to show up sleepy to school every Monday morning from staying up late to listen to Dr. Demento.
As an adult, I still listened to a lot of programming on NPR, but I had branched out, listening to some comedy shock-jock shows and the brief, weird phenomenon of Air America. Once mp3s became ubiquitous, I expanded even further into books-on-tape, courses from the Learning Company, and eventually, podcasts.
Podcasts seemed like the answer to the question I never figured out how to ask. Now, I could have all the pleasure of listening to spoken-word audio, unchained from the whim of radio programmers. I could delve into nearly any topic, choose from a variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. I could pause, and focus my attention elsewhere, and come back, missing nothing. Podcasts are one of those mediums that seem obvious once they arrive on the scene. “Of course, podcasts!”
I’m a fairly voracious, if selective, consumer of visual media, film, and television, but there is something about spoken-word audio that simply can’t be supplanted by visual storytelling. Sure, you can’t watch a movie while you drive--regardless of what folks on the Bay Bridge seem to think--but there’s more to it than that. As much as I listen to podcasts while I’m doing something non-cerebral with my hands, I’ll also often just sit and listen and stare at the sky. The human voice telling you something, painting a picture for you with words, is compelling in a marvelous, primal, unique way.
All this is to say that a podcast about Burning Man was not something I settled upon after long consideration; It’s something that seemed obvious to me the moment it crossed my mind. Of course, this was a thing I was going to do. It was only ever a question of finding the right folks to do it with. Boy, did I luck the fuck out! I ask you, dear readers, could I have possibly found better collaborators? Not a chance.
Eleven days to the road as of this writing. Hope to see y’all in the dust,
Rex


 
THE MAN BURNS IN ??? DAYS!

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