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

If you look closely enough at this seemingly idyllic stretch of road, nestled between a lake and a steep hillside in Northern California, you'll notice it's not so idyllic — at least…

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If you look closely enough at this seemingly idyllic stretch of road, nestled between a lake and a steep hillside in Northern California, you'll notice it's not so idyllic — at least…

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The black belt test at Studio Naga is a 48-hour ordeal with no sleep.

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The night is a perfect canvas for the ancient magic of Peruvian shamanism.  In the darkness, your mind opens, allowing spirits to find a place to land.

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The night is a perfect canvas for the ancient magic of Peruvian shamanism.  In the darkness, your mind opens, allowing spirits to find a place to land.

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