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.


163 Pieces

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It's Thanksgiving time in America and we are talking turkeys, and sage grouse, and taking your calls on our scary-story line. What does the arrival...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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What sort of religious nut was John Muir? What was the mystical and spiritual argument for the creation of America's national parks system? Who pla...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 28:01
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The desert is the kind of place you think maybe you might *discover* something. A treasure, maybe. The Lost Ark. Some old glass bottles, some old h...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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Winter Solstice is coming and the Luddites are celebrating on their flip-phones. That's all we've got to say about it. Listen on your radio in Josh...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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"Gentlemen!" yelled their frontier guide, Captain Jefferson Hunt, "All I have to say is that if you take that route, you will all be landed in Hell...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Four decades ago, Betty and Barney Hill were driving back from a visit to Niagara Falls when they endured a strange assault in the deeply haunted W...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Night has fallen on the desert. The year is still fresh and new. We don’t all have to talk about stoves, all the sudden. We can do better. Let’s d...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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"What could it be? There was no balloon and there were no aeronauts. Some strange phenomenon had occurred in the higher zones of the atmosphere, a ...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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For as long as people have lived in the desert southwest, they have told stories of Coyote, that peculiar personality that’s both a common wild can...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Tonight we escape the freezing late-winter West and enjoy some time in the piney forests on the Tennessee River, in the Alabama counties where a st...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Regarding awe & mystery in the holy wilderness, and also these wild winter storms of 2023.

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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During these many months of heavy rain & thick snowdrifts, we look around the southwest and notice all those playas, those alkaline dry lakes, bles...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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During this beautiful springtime, let us be enlightened by the strange koans of the Desert Fathers. These were the 5th Century CE monks who started...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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The waxing moon is moving through the constellation of Leo, Mars is fading, and Venus hangs heavy in the western sky. Venus seems enormous, especia...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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It’s a beautiful spring in the desert, which naturally makes one dream of heading off to war. Maybe a secret war, a guerrilla war, an unknown soldi...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Tonight we are joined by Joshua Tree bookseller, author & publisher Jean-Paul L. Garnier of Space Cowboy Books, along with a transmission from poet...

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  • Added: May 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Where is she, tonight? It has been a month and ten days since she mailed this postcard from Idyllwild to Joshua Tree. All we can do is hope that th...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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There are no visitor facilities. Roads are mostly washed-out jeep tracks. There is no water. And there's no way out, unless you come back the way y...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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We've got it all tonight: UFO calls from listeners, albino animals appearing worldwide, and something about reduced expectations and fried chicken....

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Tonight we are talking about hidden things: secret societies, international conspiracies. Joining us by telephone from New York is the author Colin...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1