76 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

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9, 293 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).

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

The double standard ,

All Hail High Weirdness

When I found this podcast I felt that same jolt of excitement and recognition that all weirdos feel when we have found that one other person at the party who is equally as out there as we are.

Desert Oracle is the hole in time and space that transports me to the arid, spooky openness of the Mojave while sitting in my damp, gloomy Pennsylvania living room. As desert lover and would be Westerner, it’s the sustenance I need to make it through the cold depressing Eastern winters and “hot dog mouth” summers.

Whether ranting and raving about bumbling tourists, extrapolating on a recent encounter with some minor critter of the desert on a walk, or probing the potential realities that lurk in the infinite space dust we see scattered across the night sky, Desert Oracle checks all the thoughtful weirdo boxes.

I have recommended this podcast to my fellow Eastern rock climbing desert rats and other choice weirdos and they are all hooked (insert desert meth lab joke here.)

Can’t wait to catch next week’s episode live on KCDZ as I cruise into J-Tree to contribute to the much lamented over tourism. I hate tourists too, but you know what they say, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

Sending my warm regards to Yucca Man,
Desert Cat

Hdgggggggg ,

Mostly great

I love the episodes that discuss the desert, the solitude, nature, and the weirdness we find in the high desert. Not so into the Jeremy Corbell hoaky wannabe alien weirdos. I like the alien talk a little, but it can get to be too much. I often listen to this podcast while staring at my Joshua trees.

Bonnie85260 ,

It’s a Mystery

It’s a mystery to me why I’m obsessed with this podcast. But I am. Maybe it’s the interviews and the storytelling about the high desert. They are riveting. Maybe it’s the characters who call into the show. Maybe it’s the quirky yet fun vibe it leaves me feeling. It’s like the UFOs that are discussed - I can’t believe what I’m hearing, yet I'm totally intrigued. Love it! Love Host Ken!

Top Podcasts In Places & Travel

Listeners Also Subscribed To