Desert Oracle

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Producing radio series, podcasts and the acclaimed pocket-sized field guide to the mysterious desert.

Series

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86 Pieces

A moody road trip through the mysterious American desert. Weekly series hosted by Ken Layne, 28 minutes.


Pieces

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What happens when the perfect solo day hike becomes the ultimate disaster? How do we arrange things better, so that we don't wind up feeding the vu...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Well it finally happened, just like every year. All the sudden, it’s hot again. A week ago, it was pleasant out. Now, we cry in the frying pan. Or ...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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There's lots of chatter in the media about some Navy encounters with some sort of mystery drones, but meanwhile in the Western United States we've ...

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Seasons change in the desert, but it's always Rat Time. Kangaroo rats, wood rats, deer mice full of hantavirus, it's just a feast for the rats all ...

  • Added: May 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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We have been sick, and we need the medicine of the show. Campfire stories, tent revivals, Shakespeare in the Park, knife fights at the honky-tonk, ...

  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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As we come out of our holes and return to our beloved American Desert, it's time to remember a dozen simple rules to keep your day hike from becomi...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Is this episode about Mojave Spaceport? Well, it's a place on the journey, to put in in "hobbit speak." Tonight we get on the road, wander some sma...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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What made the Owens Valley the way it is, in our time? An accident of history, of water grabs, of one group of humans using easy money to buy out a...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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What does the cave art of 30,000 years ago have to do with the new Solar Orbiter we sent from Planet Earth to explore our star? Quite a lot, it tur...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Are the mystery drones back? Did they ever leave? We travel from the desert to the sea and back again, chasing those odd manifestations that have l...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 28:00