102 episodes

Desert Oracle Radio is a weekly road trip through the weird American desert from the publisher of Desert Oracle, the pocket-sized field guide published in Joshua Tree, California. Hear tales of mysterious lights, missing tourists, lost mines, venomous creatures, weird history and weirder people. Hosted by editor Ken Layne and featuring a cast of intriguing mystics, oddballs, scientists and artists, Desert Oracle Radio is your soundtrack for a desert night. The program is broadcast on Friday nights at 10 p.m. on KCDZ 107.7 FM in the Mojave high desert, with field reports from around and across the desert lands, and is distributed by Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

Desert Oracle Radio Ken Layne

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    • 4.9, 383 Ratings

Desert Oracle Radio is a weekly road trip through the weird American desert from the publisher of Desert Oracle, the pocket-sized field guide published in Joshua Tree, California. Hear tales of mysterious lights, missing tourists, lost mines, venomous creatures, weird history and weirder people. Hosted by editor Ken Layne and featuring a cast of intriguing mystics, oddballs, scientists and artists, Desert Oracle Radio is your soundtrack for a desert night. The program is broadcast on Friday nights at 10 p.m. on KCDZ 107.7 FM in the Mojave high desert, with field reports from around and across the desert lands, and is distributed by Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

    This is the Border Radio

    This is the Border Radio

    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 fun, back before the prison walls went up around our country. And guess what, now we can't leave. PLUS: Jason P. Woodbury joins us with the wild tale of Arizona's own Giant Sand.

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26080998

    • 28 min
    Communiqué 100: The Voice of the Desert

    Communiqué 100: The Voice of the Desert

    From our secure, undisclosed Mojave Desert radio studio, tonight we bring you our 100th episode, with strange tales of the Amboy Ghost Lights and an uncomfortable visit from Brendan Maze, local businessman.

    http://DesertOracle.com (c)(p) 2020 Desert Oracle

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26080998

    • 28 min
    The Mystery Pig

    The Mystery Pig

    What is this weird creature that turned up dead in Yucca Valley, in the Mojave High Desert? Wildlife biologists are baffled, and so are we. 

    What sort of cruel god would create such a useless (and dead) animal? Well probably the same one that's behind the coronavirus and police violence and million-dollar hospital bills. Makes the Trickster spirits seem absolutely benign in comparison.

    http://DesertOracle.com (c)(p) 2020 Desert Oracle

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26080998

    • 28 min
    Omen of the Ravens

    Omen of the Ravens

    Well here we are, still alive, July in the American Desert. Good enough, we guess.

    Lots of details about our July 17 live event at Pappy & Harriets, plus your letters, and some tales of ravens and omens and ... Iceland? Sure, any port in a storm.

    Support our program here: Patreon.com/DesertOracle

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26080998

    • 28 min
    Those Mysterious Green Fireballs

    Those Mysterious Green Fireballs

    Did you hear about the mysterious, silent green fireballs flying low and bright in the skies over Australia last week? Ever seen one yourself? Ever thought they were just some sort of meteor, as that's what the Experts claimed? Well the experts are pulling your leg, they don't know either. 

    Come back to 1947 New Mexico with us, as we visit the strange mystery of the Green Fireballs. And don't forget to throw us a few bucks on Patreon, it's how we keep the studio going, the electricity flowing. http://patreon.com/DesertOracle

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26080998

    • 28 min
    If It's Broke, Fix It

    If It's Broke, Fix It

    Tonight we look back on a revolutionary campaign to completely remake the sheriff's department in an iconic western town. And while they lost the election, maybe they won the moral battle. Maybe they illuminated the way, for you.

    http://DesertOracle.com (c)(p) 2020 Desert Oracle

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26080998

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 Ratings

Victoria Mason ,

For those obsessed with the desert

I love Joshua Tree and the Mojave so much, but sadly don’t get to live there (yet). This unique podcast holds me over between trips.

Tiredofthiscrap2 ,

Ed Abbey/UFO conference mashup

What’s not to love?

I already appreciated living in the high desert but Desert Oracle brought it to life and gave it some real color.

Kevin Chesser ,

chef’s kiss

a one man weirdo assault as creepy as it is comforting.

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