Nocturne
Nocturne
Vanessa Lowe
A storytelling show that explores the night, the landscape of the unseen, and how thoughts, feelings and behaviors transform in the dark
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
Jan 18
42 min
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.
Dec 21, 2023
30 min
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.
Nov 30, 2023
33 min
The Light That Gives
In 2013, Ben Davis had the crazy idea to light up the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for it's 75th birthday, and turn it into a nightly art installation. Ten years later, the Bay Lights went dark, but Davis' mission is brighter than ever. Support Nocturne by donating at www.patreon.com/nocturnepodcast The Light that Gives Credits Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe. Music Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling Additional music:  Jeffrey foster Find out more about Illuminate 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.
Oct 18, 2023
28 min
On the North Face
The U.S. Forest Service defines wilderness as having, "outstanding opportunities for solitude". When Adam Danielson summited Mount Shasta, he got more solitude than he would ever want. Support Nocturne by donating at www.patreon.com/nocturnepodcast On the North Face Credits Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe. Music Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling Additional music: Kent Sparling // 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.
Sep 21, 2023
42 min
The Nyctalops
Many sighted people envision being blind as inhabiting an endless night, but the realities of blindness are often much richer and more varied. Andrew Leland offers glimpses from the Country of the Blind. Support Nocturne by donating at www.patreon.com/nocturnepodcast The Nyctalops Credits Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe. Music Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling Additional music: Kent Sparling // Jeffrey foster // Kid Otter Episode art by Magdalena Metrycka Support Nocturne by donating at www.Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast Find Andrew Leland, as well as information about his new memoir, The Country of the Blind, here. Nocturne is a proud member of Hub and Spoke audio collective.
Jul 18, 2023
34 min
Angel Shot
Whether it’s to hear live music, to hang out, or to hook up, bars and clubs are a big part of nightlife for a lot of people. But going out to a bar is not without risk, particularly for women, LGBTQ+ and non-binary people. Support Nocturne by donating at www.patreon.com/nocturnepodcast Angel Shot Credits Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe. Music Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling Additional music: Kent Sparling // Myles Boisen // Kid Otter Episode art by Magdalena Metrycka Support Nocturne by donating at www.Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast Find info about Safe Bars and Lauren Taylor’s other work. Nocturne is a proud member of Hub and Spoke audio collective.
Jun 26, 2023
37 min
Nightways
Until fairly recently, there was no distinct focus on the archeology of the night. Lacking a specific nighttime lens through which to view relics from the past, archeologists had been missing an opportunity to capture a whole complete portrait of ancient people’s lives. It was kind of like painting a picture and filling in only half the canvas. Support Nocturne by donating at www.patreon.com/nocturnepodcast Nightways Credits Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe. Music Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling Additional music: Kent Sparling // Jeffrey Foster // David Hughes // Kid Otter Episode art by Magdalena Metrycka Support Nocturne by donating at www.Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast
May 22, 2023
41 min
Bump in the Night
An unexplained sound at night is like an actor on a stage, or a mystical beast drawing power from the moon. Without all the other noise competing for attention, sound at night stands out, it travels farther, it bends and shimmers in unexpected ways. It can tantalize, mesmerize, terrify or downright destroy you in irritation. At the very least it can capture the imagination. An unexplained sound at night is like an actor on a stage, or a mystical beast drawing power from the moon. Without all the other noise competing for attention, sound at night stands out, it travels farther, it bends and shimmers in unexpected ways. It can tantalize, mesmerize, terrify or downright destroy you in irritation. At the very least it can capture the imagination. Support Nocturne by donating at www.Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast Bump in the Night Credits Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe. Music Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling Additional music: Kent Sparling // Jeffrey Foster 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 Storyworth. Visit Storyworth.com/Nocturne today to save $10 on your first purchase.
Apr 27, 2023
37 min
In Shadow Places
Cristina Gil began her career as an architect in Colombia. As she worked and traveled, she started thinking about how lighting could be part of the solution to making cities safer and more inviting, specifically for women at night. An idea began to take form for a project, an initiative really – called The Night-Time Traveller. The mission of the Night-Time Traveller project would be to explore urban night design from a women’s perspective. Support Nocturne by donating at www.patreon.com/nocturnepodcast In Shadow Places Credits Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe. Find out more about The Night-Time Traveller and Christina Gil’s work. Music Nocturne theme music by Kent Sparling Additional music: Kent Sparling // Jeffrey Foster Episode art by Magdalena Metrycka Support Nocturne by donating at www.Patreon.com/nocturnepodcast
Mar 24, 2023
31 min
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