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.


112 Pieces

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Now that it's good & hot outside, let's wander the high desert boulder-strewn hills of Nevada's Lincoln County. Home to Pahranagat Man, a very spec...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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In wintertime, in springtime, and in the magic months of late Autumn, the desert is the finest place in the world. But now we are coming to the oth...

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  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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Tonight we are joined by Kid Congo Powers, legendary guitarist from the Golden Age of The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and hi...

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  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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We are back with a new episode, all about the wonders of the High Desert, and the various aerial portents we call Wonders in the Sky. PLUS: If you'...

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  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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We are meditating upon some various facts and figures here in the Mojave High Desert this week, from the weather in Twentynine Palms to which apost...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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Happy Earth Day, people of Earth. Here's an episode about the desert in winter, appropriate for our spring blast of rain and snow and cold, cold te...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 28:01
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What happened to Army Private Gerry Irwin on a Utah two-lane? There was no plane crash, no passengers, nothing by Pvt. Irwin unconscious in the Uta...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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What is the life philosophy of the pinyon jay? To eat pinyon nuts and somehow make pinyon-jay eggs. The rest is easy, especially with a hundred-and...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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In tribute to the Druids who were canceled by Saint Patrick, we will tell some stories. Ghost stories. From those ancient Celtic lands that gave us...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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One good thing about wandering the wilderness is you can escape the despair of society. Walt Whitman did it, as did Georgia O'Keeffe. Did you reali...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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Tonight we visit with the friendly ghost of John Muir, specifically regarding his many excursions in the California deserts. New soundscapes by Red...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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It's the prettiest time of year in the High Desert, with longer days and the last winter precipitation setting it all up for springtime. What will ...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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Back from our brief convalescence to bring you desert prayers in the night — Ancient Egyptian prayers & psalms, in this case. And some tales of Mul...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2022
  • Length: 28:01
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Sure are a lot of mostly abandoned churches out here in the California desert. A lot of good community real estate. How do you take over churches? ...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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How long has Sekhmet ruled over humanity? Five-thousand years! That’s when She is first known to us, appearing in something like her current form, ...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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Jason Boland joins us from Texas to talk about "The Light Saw Me," the tale of a cowboy taken up into the sky—a tale told by Jason Boland and the S...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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Like the beaver, we can change parts of our environment. Like the birds, we can move to other lands or at least try. And sometimes those Other Land...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2021
  • Length: 28:01
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Looking for God in the world? Watch the coyote. Huehuecoyotl, that’s its Holy name. Old, old coyote. Lord of the arts, god of music and dance, our ...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Remember when they said on the news or whatever how Halloween was finished, because this was no time for a holiday that, uh, remembers the dead? To...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2021
  • Length: 28:01
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The ill counsel of a desert place, that would be howled out in the desert air . . . . Night has fallen on the desert, in this spookiest of seasons....

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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