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A sound-rich storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark.



Topics range wildly, encompassing a unique and surprising exploration into the darkness.

Episodes are released monthly. Independently produced by Vanessa Lowe since 2014.

Nocturne Vanessa Lowe

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 78 Ratings

A sound-rich storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark.



Topics range wildly, encompassing a unique and surprising exploration into the darkness.

Episodes are released monthly. Independently produced by Vanessa Lowe since 2014.

    Meals 4 Heels

    Meals 4 Heels

    In a world where the nutritional needs of sex workers is not given much consideration, Nikeisah Newton feeds strippers the most scrumptious, healthy things she can think of. And she delivers.

    Support Nocturne by donating at www.Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast











    Meals 4 Heels Credits

    Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe.



    Find out more about Meals 4 Heels .



    Music



    Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling



    Additional music:



    Jeffrey Foster // Kid Otter



    Episode art by Magdalena Metrycka



    Support Nocturne by donating at www.Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast



    Nocturne is a proud member of Hub and Spoke audio collective.



    This episode was brought to you with support from BetterHelp for supporting this episode. Visit BetterHelp.com/Nocturne today to get 10% off your first month.



    I have a request! If you have a story about a mysterious sound in the night, let me know! I may use it in an upcoming episode! You can leave a voicemail at (510) 982-6959‬, or send me a recording in an email at vanessa at nocturnepodcast.org.



     

    • 27 min
    Tree Time

    Tree Time

    From tree surfing to sleeping in trees, Peter Jenkins has done it all. And he's spent more than half his life teaching others how to do it, too.



    Support Nocturne by donating at www.Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast

    • 36 min
    Fresh Out the Grease

    Fresh Out the Grease

    There are some experiences that, while wonderful at any time, are amplified in their wonderfulness when they happen at night. This is one of them. Support Nocturne by donating at Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast

    • 33 min
    Dream Doctor

    Dream Doctor

    Dreams are often thought of as windows into the unconscious mind. Charles Mcphee made a career of interpreting people's dreams on the radio as "The Dream Doctor".  When Rachel discovered the show as a kid, it became a different kind of window - offering strange and surprising insight into the world of adults.








    Dream Doctor Credits

    Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe. This episode was produced with Rachel Yang.



    Music



    Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling



    Additional music:



    Kyron (aka JC Mendizbal) // Kent Sparling //



    Episode art by Magdalena Metrycka



    Thank you to George Oliva for permission to use clips from "The Dream Doctor" radio show. Find out more and hear more here.



    Support Nocturne by donating at Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast



    This episode was supported by Inked Gaming.  Visit inkedgaming.com/nocturne and use the code "Nocturne" at checkout to get 10% off.



    Nocturne is a proud member of Hub and Spoke audio collective.



    This show is part of the Pro-Democracy Podcast Coalition, working to protect free and fair elections. Learn more and get involved. Visit Represent.us/pod

    • 23 min
    Manhunt on Bohemian Highway

    Manhunt on Bohemian Highway

    Monte Rio is a tiny peaceful Northern California town, nestled in a hilly forest of redwoods, beside a river. Who’s starting all the fires?

    • 49 min
    Dream Walk: The Gate

    Dream Walk: The Gate

    Lately, I've been thinking a lot about what it would feel like to take a long walk through a dark, dark night, without fear. So, I decided to take myself on a walk like that, with you. This night feels strange and different. The darkness and the glittering bits of light are not as they usually appear, how they usually feel.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

goony_osx ,

So beautiful

So many amazing stories, wonderfully hosted and produced by Vanessa Lowe. Such a vast array of stories in the night, all edited with the perfect atmosphere to match! Can’t get enough. Definitely my favorite podcast.

401Bayview ,

Fun and Informative

A good podcast should be entertaining, as well as educational and inspiring. Nocturne is one of the few programs that fits the bill. It is truly satisfying. And it’s so relaxing. I look forward to every episode. Vanessa is a great storyteller. Keep up the great work! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Listeningclosely88 ,

A great listen, but totally fails on diversity

This podcast does so many things right. There’s some amazing storytelling, great sound effects and sound mixing, and the concept itself is really cool.
But what I can’t get over is how little diversity there seems to be among the interviewees. The overwhelming majority seem to be white, and that’s true even when they talk about things that have their origins in BIPOC communities (drag queens, graffiti, Indonesian martial arts). It isn’t that hard to find people to talk to who are more representative of humanity (or even the Oakland area) instead of telling every story through a white lens - especially when what they’re talking about is originally someone else’s culture. It’s disturbing and a bit unbelievable. How many amazing stories are being missed by not talking to Black and Indigenous people or people of colour?

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