Burning Man for the One Percent

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Burning Man - the annual art festival-hippie commune-rave - starts Monday in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. A long time ago, it was a desert haven for the fringe. But then, Silicon Valley billionaires and other richie riches flocked to it, bringing luxury RVs and catered meals. Now they’ve graduated to air-conditioned yurts and servants, according to a New York Times story. Has Burning Man officially jumped the shark? One man argues no.

Credits

Guest:
Brian Doherty - Senior editor at Reason magazine and author of the book “This is Burning Man.” - @brianmdoherty

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott