93 episodes

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
    • 4.6 • 1.2K 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.

    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
    Light Enough

    Light Enough

    You won't find the word "Tenebrisology" in the dictionary - yet. It means, "the study of natural darkness", and it was created by Jane Slade. Working in the lighting industry woke her up to the darkness we're all missing, and her mission to bring it back.

    • 27 min
    What Would You Do?

    What Would You Do?

    I rarely talk about the fact that I pretty much always feel hyperaware, if not nervous, when I'm out alone at night. I'm embarrassed to admit that. But I'm not alone. Hannah Drake asked the question, "What would you do out at night if you weren't afraid?", and the answers were illuminating.

    • 32 min
    Into the Wave

    Into the Wave

    Amanda and her husband went out on a guided nighttime kayaking tour for their anniversary. What they'd hoped would be a relaxing, romantic excursion into nature turned into something else entirely.

    • 33 min
    Time Warp

    Time Warp

    Some things can only really be experienced in a dark theater full of people. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with its midnight shows spanning more than 45 years, is the longest running theatrically released film in history, but it's more than just a movie.

    • 27 min
    Happy Rumbles

    Happy Rumbles

    When you're at the Oakland Zoo at night you can see the glow of the city in the sky overhead. But down on the ground, in amongst the animals, it's an entirely different world.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

SmilezForLyfe ,

Spooky and comforting all at the same time

Great storytelling with a wide range of topics. Wish it wasn’t only once a month.

Raycrizzle ,

Can’t sleep? This will help!

I turn this on and get absorbed into the story and I am usually asleep before the end. Very soothing stories of the night.

SpikeTzu ,

Love

This podcast is absolute audio beauty. Immersive. Wonderful.

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