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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Tonight we are talking about witches. And interesting religions, new & old. And especially California’s incredible occult countercultures—the esote...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Real gods require no faith, they just are: expressed in the life force of the pronghorn herd racing across the High Desert, the mountain lion trave...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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The United States military branches and intelligence agencies do not control what happens around the world all the time, much as they’d like to. T...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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If you want to cool off in this brutal desert summer, you need to get up someplace higher, around 7,000 feet up — the high-desert plateau around Lo...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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When you look at the big red danger zone in the middle of the Weather Service maps this evening, you will see that we are in it, right up at the no...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ever seen a water witch at work? It’s a beautiful thing to behold. We have ancient reserves of great power within us.

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Early September, Jupiter tucked under the 2/3 moon at midnight, heaviest of La Luna’s many forms and phases: low over the eastern horizon, like the...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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This autumn is getting off to a strange start, as here in the Mojave High Desert there are carpets of little yellow wildflowers thanks to the hurri...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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October is the time for ghost stories, in this season of growing darkness.Tonight we are visited by a mysterious geist, in an ancient old city that...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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One thing people like to do when they’re given some liberties — or when they take the liberty that’s usually there for the taking, if anybody wants...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Night has fallen on the desert, and here comes the  ancient festival of Halloween, as the world begins to die again ... as it does at the tail end ...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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From the World War II years to 1965, the artist and humorist and hugely influential architect Harry Oliver published his Desert Rat Scrap Book from...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Looking down the barrel at 2024, from our perch in the High Desert. Mojave thunderstorms, the strange maxims of the ancient temples, Christmas-tree...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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“Known as the ‘apostle of the cacti,’ this advocate for the creation of desert national parks was named after this ancient Roman goddess ….” If tha...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Tonight’s episode comes to you live from Los Angeles, where Desert Oracle Radio opened the show for “Seattle’s Slowest,” the legendary group EARTH ...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
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Where's the beautiful part, anyway? Well, start by walking about a mile past the last parking lot or dirt road or residential car-parts dump or inf...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 28:01
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Nothing is sacred unless we set it aside as sacred. As Americans rapidly abandon organized religion, and the formerly sanctified church and temple ...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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The pyramids of Guinness 12-packs at our High Desert grocery stores reminded us of St. Patrick’s Day coming up, but the grey cloudy skies and green...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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The storms continue, the wildflowers begin to appear, and Chantel (our mysterious PCT through-hiker) probably made it to the Canadian border withou...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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On this Easter weekend, let’s do our best to bring back the ghosts, the supernatural. Let us recognize and respect the mysterious entities that com...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2024
  • Length: 28:00
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