Ken Layne is creator and host of Desert Oracle Radio, the cult-hit broadcast/podcast that airs on more than a dozen terrestrial stations. Since 2017, he has performed Desert Oracle Campfire Stories at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, along with occasional live broadcasts of his late-night radio program around the Southwest. A new live version of the show premiered to sold-out audiences in Twentynine Palms in July, and it is this trippy mix of sound, vision & performance that’s going on the road.
Layne is publisher and editor of Desert Oracle, the pocket-sized field guide to the mysterious American deserts, and author of the hardcover Desert Oracle Vol. 1, published in December 2020 by MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, with the paperback coming in December 2021 from Picador. His fiction appears in the desert-crime collection Palm Springs Noir, newly published by Akashic Books, and he is the author of the Mojave Desert utopian novel Dignity.