Vanessa Lowe

Vanessa Lowe

Host, Nocturne

Vanessa is an audio storyteller, musician, and dormant psychologist. She’s been hosting and producing the podcast, Nocturne, since 2014.  

Vanessa aims to tell concise and compelling stories in a variety of mediums. Her audio documentary work has been heard on public radio stations around the world. DJ Rosalie Howarth, from San Francisco’s KFOG, radio wrote of her music, “…so rare these days - she knows how to tell a compelling story in under 3 minutes!”  

Vanessa was born and raised in New York City. She’s apprenticed a glass blower, been a DJ at a rural community radio station, and tended injured wildlife. She lives with her husband, son and dog in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Vanessa Lowe on KCRW

The challenges of being unhoused are almost too many to count. They take on a distinct flavor at night.

Home

The challenges of being unhoused are almost too many to count. They take on a distinct flavor at night.

from Nocturne

A walk through a park, an urban rooftop, a forest trail - all of these are one experience in broad daylight, and entirely another after nightfall.

The Drop

A walk through a park, an urban rooftop, a forest trail - all of these are one experience in broad daylight, and entirely another after nightfall.

from Nocturne

When Sally lost her brother to suicide, a friend advised her to be open to the possibility that he would try to visit her from beyond.

The Last Dream

When Sally lost her brother to suicide, a friend advised her to be open to the possibility that he would try to visit her from beyond.

from Nocturne

More from KCRW

Many Angelenos are camping out on a sidewalk overnight to be first in a daily unofficial standby line for leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses.

from Greater LA

When it comes to intimate relationships one size does not fit all.

from Life Examined

If you go back far enough in time our common ancestor might be a cuddle fish or an octopus.

from Life Examined

Santa Monica’s new City Hall East structure uses solar energy and captures rainwater. But the showstopper?

from Greater LA

Five new mass vaccination sites are opening today in LA County, and Angelenos ages 65 and up can start getting vaccinated this Thursday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Northridge’s long-time Skateland roller rink will reopen as a homeless shelter by November 2021, if all goes according to plan.

from Greater LA

Even as in-person school instruction remains on hold, high school and other youth sports have the green light to resume in much of the state.

from KCRW Features

Ancient stoic wisdom is having an unexpected modern day resurgence.

from Life Examined

Much of what distinguishes New Orleans today from other American cities can be traced back to deep French and African influences from the Caribbean Island now called Haiti.

from Music Special Programming