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.


109 Pieces

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Tonight we come to you from Theatre29 in sweltering Twentynine Palms, California. Flash floods, heat domes, weird animals, RedBlueBlackSilver, what...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Heat domes and sultry Palm Springs mornings, weird ravens and odd dreams of wildlife appearances. The brain boils in the desert summer. It boils ou...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Night has fallen on the desert, the desert at its most brutal. The punishing desert, the earthly purgatory, the sun-blasted wilderness so many hero...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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What happens when the perfect solo day hike becomes the ultimate disaster? How do we arrange things better, so that we don't wind up feeding the vu...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Well it finally happened, just like every year. All the sudden, it’s hot again. A week ago, it was pleasant out. Now, we cry in the frying pan. Or ...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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There's lots of chatter in the media about some Navy encounters with some sort of mystery drones, but meanwhile in the Western United States we've ...

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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Seasons change in the desert, but it's always Rat Time. Kangaroo rats, wood rats, deer mice full of hantavirus, it's just a feast for the rats all ...

  • Added: May 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:00
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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
  • Purchases: 1