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.


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Tonight we bring you strange & terrible tales from Wonder Valley, California: the very edge of Southern California civilization, last outpost of hu...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
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A weird new episode for our weird new decade, featuring some real talk (real strange talk) from George Van Tassel out at Giant Rock, 62 years ago—f...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Let’s go rambling with Ambrose Bierce on this new episode of Desert Oracle Radio. We shall get a few travel tips, too, in case we want to stop off ...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Have you heard the Good News about St. Minerva, patron goddess of the desert wilderness? Maybe she is Minerva Hamilton Hoyt, mother of Joshua Tree ...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Are places such as Sedona, Arizona, truly "magical"? Is the desert enchanted? Well it can't be proven one way or another, but from Moses to Jesus t...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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There will be no coughing on the spaceship. The quarantine lasts for many months. If everyone's healthy, well then the spaceship may be allowed to ...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 28:01
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A tarnished brass key, a small locked box, a sequence of magical numbers, a charmless old block building in the desert. It is here that we visit in...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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We’ve about had it with the cabin fever and now we’ve got the ramblin’ fever. So let’s pour a couple of drinks and enjoy some saloon time on this f...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Are they trying to ram a space-alien story down your throat again? Yeah they are, it happens sometimes. Every couple years, for reasons even they c...

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  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Remember campfires? We sure do. Standing around a campfire telling stories and socializing used to be a big part of the Desert Oracle "workflow," a...

  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 01:00:00
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When it’s Snakesgiving Time in the Mojave, everybody’s just a little more careful. Goes well with these weird new times, being careful. So please m...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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What does it mean to be a ranger? It means you are married to the mission, a soldier for your planetary home, armed with a moral compass and a Smok...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Fifty years ago, there was a radical plan to completely remake a county sheriff’s department in an iconic western town. It almost worked, they almo...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Well here we are, still alive, July in the American Desert. Good enough, we guess. When the Mojave is cooking that's when we start figuring out a w...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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From our secure, undisclosed Mojave Desert radio studio, tonight we bring you our 100th episode, with strange tales of the Amboy Ghost Lights and a...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Thanks to the Time Loop we all seem to be stuck in, our 99th episode is here . . . . directly following our 100th. The border used to be a lot of f...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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We are back in the scorching hot radio studio with an all-new episode of the radio show that Palm Springs Life magazine named the "Best Freaky Radi...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Remember last August, a year ago, when the national media found it very funny that presidential candidate Marianne Williamson mentioned the "dark p...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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Burrowed down through another Extreme Heat Event, we send this radio dispatch to you. The world has gone mad, why not join the fun? Join the revolu...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
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It was 27 years ago this month—at the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe—that 62 students witnessed a miracle. Of the biblical variety. Several strange...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1