Desert Oracle Radio

Series produced by Desert Oracle

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DESERT ORACLE RADIO 

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

Created by the acclaimed Desert Oracle magazine in Joshua Tree, California, Desert Oracle Radio deals with the history and mystery of the American Southwest.


82 Pieces

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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 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
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Where there are mountains, there are mysteries. Tonight we visit with some old friends who've long haunted the Indians, the Spaniards and the Ameri...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Some people like it, some people don't. We are talking about the desert. And this week—challenged by a listener to stop romanticizing the desert so...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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The middle of the country might be frozen solid all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, but here in the Great Mojave Wilderness the weather is fine, the...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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You ever drive the "Loneliest Road In America"? That's what they call U.S. 50, across the Great Basin Desert through the middle of Nevada. Not many...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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There's a leak in the studio roof and the only way we know is because an atmospheric river is bearing down upon the American Southwest. So get a bu...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Get in the truck, we're taking a night drive to the Dragoon Mountains in Cochise County, Arizona. Get ready for the weird times. New soundscapes b...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Might be a nutty new year on the national news, but here in the desert we are just trying to get along and not got crushed. With guest Brendan Maze...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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From a skeletal homesteader cabin on a cold Mojave night, it's the annual Desert Oracle Christmas Special. New Mexico writer Anna Merlin joins us t...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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It's almost the Great Conjunction and we've been on the run, on the road, rambling around. It was time to visit the devastation on Cima Dome, where...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Tonight we share the tale of the Krill Papers, strange legends of Cold War space-alien conspiracies, located right in the very heart of the Nevada ...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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What's going on with that mysterious Utah monolith? What's going on with Brendan Maze and his new "plague refugee" Substack newsletter? The small-t...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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An orphan child from Cincinnati loved the scriptures and lived a live of gold-mine adventure in the Almost-Old West before winding up in a bomber-p...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Prepare for the Great Conjunction of 2020, which you can watch happen in real time, by watching Saturn and Jupiter grow ever closer together in our...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Hey are you going to the big ritual, down in the grove? It's Halloween Night. And while things were pretty bad for a while, lately it has been a li...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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It looks like we sort of infuriated Good Ol' Mother Gaia to the point that Gaia is feeling the need to perhaps wipe us off the face of the Earth, t...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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