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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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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).

    Twentynine Palms, Twelve Dollars & Change

    Twentynine Palms, Twelve Dollars & Change

    Tonight we come to you from Theatre29 in sweltering Twentynine Palms, California. Flash floods, heat domes, weird animals, RedBlueBlackSilver, what else could you want? Other than a livable planet, we mean. Thanks to everyone who came out for the live shows, and everyone who supports the show on Patreon or through magazine subscriptions or however you do it. Stay hydrated but please don't attempt that by getting in the flash flood waters.

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    Crooked Rain, Summer Dream

    Crooked Rain, Summer Dream

    Heat domes and sultry Palm Springs mornings, weird ravens and odd dreams of wildlife appearances. The brain boils in the desert summer. It boils our very thoughts. Plus: A late edition of the Desert Oracle Mailbag, and all you need to know about our July 10-11 2021 live shows at Theatre29 in Twentynine Palms. (Soundscapes by RedBlueBlackSilver.)

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    Straight To Hell

    Straight To Hell

    Night has fallen on the desert, the desert at its most brutal. The punishing desert, the earthly purgatory, the sun-blasted wilderness so many heroes had to get across alive. Or die trying: Moses, Laurence of Arabia, C-3PO and R2D2, Beavis and Butthead, Allan Quartermain, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

    New soundscapes by RedBlueBlackSilver and a survival-training presentation by our friends at the U.S. Air Force. And yes we are returning to the stage, July 10-11, that's a hot-as-hell Saturday and Sunday in Twentynine Palms. Tickets are $20 and they are going faster than free water bottle bottles at the visitor center.

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    When Everything Goes Wrong

    When Everything Goes Wrong

    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 vultures? Author Claire Nelson joins us to talk about her harrowing fall and long, long wait for help -- a story of fear and bravery and figuring out your life, told in her new memoir, Things I Learned From Falling.

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    The Heat Monster

    The Heat Monster

    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 we will cry, in the weeks to come. October's somewhere on the horizon. Unless it's a mirage.

    Plus: The Legend of Tahoe Tessie, which you can read here in Alta Magazine.

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    Watch the Skies

    Watch the Skies

    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 been having a good old-fashioned flying-saucer flap. Seen by regular people with their own eyes! New sounds from RedBuleBlackSilver.

    Desert Oracle Radio #130 (c)(p) 2021 — https://DesertOracle.com

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
549 Ratings

549 Ratings

Borrego Sandman ,

Kindred Spirits!

Although I grew up in the Midwest and have lived around the globe, I’ve always been drawn to the desert. Much to the chagrin of my family

om4yoga ,

Atmospheric

Sounds scapes add to the atmospheric ambiance of this informative and entertaining podcast. Just a mere 30 minutes and you are teleported to the Great Mojave. Greatly appreciated during these times of restricted travel. Thank you Ken Layne and Red Blue Black Silver.

j.j.j.j.j.j. ,

postmodern prairie home companion

minus the schmaltz

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