Desert Oracle Radio
By 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 acclaimed field guide published in Joshua Tree, California. Hear tales of lost mines, mysterious lights, missing tourists, 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 evocative soundtrack for a desert night. The program is broadcast on Friday nights at 10 p.m. by KCDZ 107.7 FM in the Mojave high desert, with field reports from around and across the desert lands. Those who love these harsh dry lands know there's a weird magic to the place, and Desert Oracle Radio blends old folklore and curious history with the strange doings of today's denizens. For more information, visit DesertOracle.com/radio or write to email@example.com, and keep the desert in your heart!
||Clean#035: A Voice Crying In the Wilderness||Joshua Tree has gone from turkey farmers to elaborately costumed weekenders, but the Old Testament view of the desert always comes true again.||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #034: Death Valley Days||We do some hard traveling over the Mojave looking for that sweet shortcut to the Land of Milk & Honey. There may be some hardscrabble miners chasing little space aliens from a crashed UFO, knowing the way things go out here.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #033: High Desert Death||Murder and madness and an estimate of the situation during this merry month of May.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #032: Strange Circles & Mysterious Tracks||People are finding all kinds of strange things on the desert ground: huge sandy circles in the Great Basin, weird three-clawed footprints in the Mojave ....||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #031: Lonesome Cowboys||What was Andy Warhol doing up in the High Desert north of Tucson, at a dude ranch? Also: Brendan Maze calls in from one of his investment properties in Victorville, where tumbleweed drifts have surrounded the development.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #030: Happy Snakesgiving!||Tonight we come to you live from the Palm Springs Art Museum, where we celebrate the good times, the cooler times, and the 11 days of Desert Springtime that end with the celebration of Snakesgiving.||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #029: The Lost Kingdom of Nye||Sure is busy this week. Apparently there's a music festival down in the Low Desert. And: We remember the late, great Art Bell.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #028: Coyotes In Springtime||Springtime in the desert and all the creatures are awake. Plus: We talk UFOs with Jeremy Corbell on a cold night in Pioneertown.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #027: Kelbaker Road||Been too long since we got on the road. We are going to get on the road: Twentynine Palms Highway, Adobe Road, Amboy Road, Kelbaker Road, Route 66. Let's go. Get in the car.||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #026: Live From a Desert Trailer||It's a cold and windy night on the Mojave, and we're up in Flamingo Heights at the Outpost Projects/Curate Joshua Tree art show, "Found!" But what have we found? A lot of trouble in the desert preserve. RedBlueBlackSilver makes his live soundscapes and Brendan Maze invites himself to the program, along with questionable plans for the conservation area.||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #025: UFOs and the Jungian Desert||What's going on over the desert? Why is everybody going nuts about UFOs again, anyway?||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #024: On the Road With La Llorona||Who's that glowing lady by the irrigation canal? And why is she wailing in the night?||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #023 - February 23, 2018||--||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Promo #000C - February 9, 2018||30-second promo spot for KCDZ 107.7 FM, Joshua Tree.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Promo #000B - February 9, 2018||30-second promo spot for KCDZ 107.7 FM, Joshua Tree.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #022 - February 9, 2018||--||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #021 - February 2, 2018||--||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #020 - January 12, 2018||--||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #019 - January 5, 2018||--||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #018 - December 22, 2017||--||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #017 - December 8, 2017||--||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #016 - December 1, 2017||--||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #015 - November 24, 2017||--||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #014 - November 17, 2017||--||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #013 - November 3, 2017||--||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #012 - October 27, 2017||--||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #011 - October 13, 2017||--||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #010 - September 29, 2017||--||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #009 - September 15, 2017||--||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesert Oracle Radio #008: Death Valley Junction||We take a weird road trip to Death Valley Junction, meeting astronauts, film crews, a Czech composer & other odd characters along the desert highway.||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #007 - August 18, 2017||--||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #006 - August 11, 2017||--||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #005 - August 4, 2017||--||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #004 - July 14, 2017||--||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #003 - July 7, 2017||--||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #002 - June 30, 2017||--||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Episode #001 - June 23, 2017||--||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZ107.7 FM Desert Oracle Radio - Promo #000 - June 23, 2017||First promo for KCDZ FM, Joshua Tree.||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Spooky and delightful...
From the fitful coyote howls that open the show to those that close it, Ken Layne's Desert Oracle Radio captures the intriguing and spectral vibe of the desert late at night. Layne's low, gruff voice is perfectly suited to the medium, and the show's atmosphere walks the line between ambient spookiness and sideways Mohave humor. This show's quickly become a weekly treasure.
UFO'S, The Yucca Man, I love it!!!
Very cool podcast, just like the Desert Oracle magazine. Nothing beats listening to this podcast while driving down Old Woman Springs Road late night. My friend the Yucca Man listens to this podcast, he thought it was pretty funny how people think his a big scary monster. I let him stay in my Homestead cabin in Johnson Valley. He likes to drink beer and eat cool ranch Doritos while watching Game of Thrones.
Transported to the desert.
I enjoy Desert Oracle Radio because it transports me straight to the desert whenever I listen. The fact that folks can tune in while they drive through Josuha Tree on a Friday night is amazing, and i'm glad that this here podcast can share those sounds w/ the rest of the world. I eagerly await more episodes.