Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
John Law hitchhiked his way to San Francisco.
His dad was a college professor, and so the family moved around quite a bit in John's youth. He started hanging out with the "fun kids," which meant breaking into houses and stealing cars. He ran away back to one of his previous hometowns, in Michigan, and then set out for the Bay Area with a friend.
In Part 1, John (who, really, has done far too much to mention here, but, among other things, is one of the co-founders of Burning Man) talks about growing up and developing his sense of adventure. He tells the story of learning about Communiversity, and through it, becoming a member of the now-defunct Suicide Club.
In Part 2, John catches us up on what he's doing these days, which includes a lot of "urban exploration." The mindset he adopted with the Suicide Club informs a lot of his exploring these days, including to leave no trace at the sites you explore.
He ends the podcast reflecting on what it's like to live, work, and play in San Francisco today.
We recorded this podcast at Napper Tandy's in March 2019.