111 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 • 1.3K 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.

    Noctalgia

    Noctalgia

    As the world changes around us, how do we balance grief and gratitude? How do we stay connected enough to what we love, to be able to mobilize the energy and spirit to fight for it? Some people in Point Reyes Station, in northern California, are acutely aware of what they have, what they could lose, and why it matters. So they've banded together, harnessing the power of community, to do what they can.

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













    Noctalgia Credits

    Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe



    Music



    Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling



    Additional music by Jeffrey Foster; Kid Otter; Kent Sparling



    Find out more about Dark Sky International, Dark Sky West Marin, the work of John Barentine, and the work of Aparna Venkatesan.



    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



    Extra thanks to Kim Thomas!



    Noctalgia was featured on San Francisco public radio station, KALW.

    • 39 min
    Balaclava

    Balaclava

    As winter fades into memory in the northern hemisphere, many breathe sighs of relief, looking forward to longer days and the warmth of the sun inviting time spent outside. But some are not so excited, hanging on to the wisps of winter with its long cold nights.

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













    Balaclava Credits

    Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe



    Music



    Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling



    Additional music by Kyron (aka JC Mendizbal); Kid Otter; Kent Sparling



    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

    • 28 min
    Merlin Tuttle

    Merlin Tuttle

    This episode is about the only mammal that can fly, one that's reviled, but actually pretty darned gentle, unlike in the vampire stories that sprung up around it. But it's also about the dogged man who's been working on saving them for the last 65 years.

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













    Merlin Tuttle Credits

    Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe



    Music



    Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling



    Find out more about Merlin Tuttle and Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation. I highly recommend his memoir,

    The Secret Lives of Bats, My Adventures with the World's Most Misunderstood Mammals.

    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

    • 37 min
    Nocturnalia

    Nocturnalia

    There's a lot to be sad, stressed and upset about in the world right now. It's important to give those things our focus and attention and action, but we also need to take the time to appreciate the world around us - the precious, beautiful, strange planet we call home.  There are gifts to be discovered in the darkness.

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













    Nocturnalia Credits

    Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe



    Music



    Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling



    Find more info about the book, Nocturnalia, by Charles Hood and Jose´ Gabriel Martínez-Fonseca



    Learn about the organization, Wide Awake



    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

    • 42 min
    Season of Night

    Season of Night

    It's the winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere - the longest night of the year. Come along as we gather with a group of strangers and walk through the glowing streets of the Mission District in San Francisco, carrying boomboxes and speakers, creating something unique and beautiful together.

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













    Season of Night Credits

    Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe.



    Music



    Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling



    Find out more about Unsilent Night and musician, Phil Kline.



    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.

    • 30 min
    East of Nowhere

    East of Nowhere

    What leads a 21-year-old to leave the college of her dreams and travel clear across the country to live off grid, in the middle of a vast barren desert, surrounded by art made from trash? The answer is East Jesus.

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













    East of Nowhere Credits

    Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe.



    Music



    Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling



    Additional music:



     Jeffrey foster // Kent Sparling // Kid Otter



    Find out more about East Jesus here.



    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.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Mountain Kate ,

Nocturne

One of the best podcasts ever. Thank you for your stories!

Candace42 ,

Wonderful Stories

I love this podcast. The stories are thoughtful, unique, and engaging.

Rilee Musashi ,

Favorite Podcast, period.

Brilliant show concept -stories of the night; spanning from ancient hidden cave art in France to interviews of people in an Oakland donut shop at 3am. Each episode is its own little world, transporting you to something so far sways and foreign, yet so familiar. Vanessa the host is an expert storyteller, and does a fabulous job of making little movies for your ears. This is my absolute favorite podcast and I’m like an evangelical, spreading the word to any who will listen :)

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