About Nocturne

There are 24 hours in a day. Seems pretty straightforward. But what do you really know about the hours between say, 11pm-6am. From graveyard shift jobs to “secret identities”, who we are and what we do at night is often less fully perceived by others, whether by choice or by circumstance. Peering into the dusty corners of the night, Nocturne explores these often overlooked and undisclosed slices of life. Under cover of darkness, our thoughts and feelings can take on strange new shapes, sometimes barely recognizable as our own. And the pulse of the world seems to alter too, sort of creating a curtain of privacy around our behaviors and even our appearance. Do I truly know you if I only know the daytime you? Let’s find out in Nocturne.  Nocturne is a member of The Heard, an awesome collective of sound-rich, story-driven podcasts. Episodes of Nocturne have been featured multiple times on terrestrial radio shows such as KCRW’s UnFictional; KALW’s The Spot and Crosscurrents; and CBC/Radio-Canada’s Podcast Playlist.

Nocturne is essay radio – a hybrid form of audio storytelling that blends elements of documentary, fiction and sound-art.

The Nocturne podcast was created by Vanessa Lowe and Kent Sparling, and is produced by Vanessa Lowe. Theme music composed by Kent Sparling.

Artwork for the Nocturne logo and individual episodes by Robin Galante.

Website by Eric Pedersen.

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