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Insider Workshop: "Desert Oracle: Five Secrets To A Successful Podcast" with Ken Layne

  • Saturday, January 08, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Cathedral City Branch Library, 33520 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234


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  • Limited to the first 10 members who sign up.


Insider Workshop

First ten members to sign up for each workshop get in for $50.00. Not a member yet? Please consider joining for $75.00/year. If you join before registering, you will save $75.00 on this workshop alone.

Desert Oracle: Five Secrets To A Successful Podcast

Guest Speaker:
Ken Layne

Known for his acerbic wit and devastating missives on the state of contemporary America, Layne has been a writer and editor at Gawker, Wonkette, LA Examiner, and many newspapers and magazines. He lives and works in the Mojave Desert Wilderness and is the creator, producer, and voice of the celebrated Desert Oracle podcasts.

"The reason Desert Oracle works is that it's always trying to elicit that feeling, the awe and wonder that the desert reveals to you when you listen hard enough. Layne believes it's not an accident that religious awakenings, UFO sightings, walkabouts, and other revelations occur in the desert. It's a consequence of solitude, stark beauty, and the tenacious life that only the desert has."
— Max Genecov, Pacific Standard.

Description of talk:

More intimate than radio and more personal than an audio book, the podcast is the expanding, exploding, addictive new form of storytelling. Is podcasting right for you? Ken Layne, author and podcaster, introduces us to the recent past, and rapidly evolving now of podcasts.


Unable to attend, no problem, all registrants will receive a video replay of this presentation.

Please note: masks and proof of double vaccination required for this event.

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Meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. 

There will be a table at the back of the room where you can purchase books.

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Event Contact: Eduardo Santiago

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