Winner of Behind the Scenes Brilliance and shortlisted for Moment of Raw Emotion in the International Women's Podcast Awards

  • five stars

    The best thing I've heard in a long, long time

  • I just had an auditory orgasm

    Poppy Smadja
  • five stars

    Podcasts like this feel rare

    Mentally a Magpie

A sonic scrapbook, a passport to roam, following a pull to tune into the pulse of place...

Do you ever feel like you need to get...lower?

The LOWLINES podcast follows Petra Barran's call to do just that. To move down from her pranged-out head, plant her feet back on the ground and let herself be drawn deep into magnetic places - befriending strangers along the way

No planning, no agenda...just a Tascam recorder and a bit of curiosity

The result is a holiday for the ears that carries you to the bouncy, swampy streets of New Orleans, the low-slung wetlands of Plaquemines Parish, the slow gyrations of the Amtrak to Tucson

And further down to the brittle rasp of the Sonoran desert, the rich, volcanic soil of Mexico City’s Aztec allotments and the soaring jungle chorus of the Peruvian Amazon...

LOWLINES could be a bit of you if… 

You feel a bit digital and distracted

You enjoy the idea of roaming

You’re curious about the personality of place - how different places make us move, feel and behave

You just fancy a lil sonic cruise, without agenda or neat conclusions

Lowlines Love

  • Lowlines offers full immersion into place in a way I've never come across in any other travel podcast. Very refreshing

  • It is stunning. Not just because the work is careful and put together with reverence, but there’s something in this host’s voice creating this journal of exploration, as an outsider looking in, that elevates it

    Mentally a Magpie
  • Savor it - It's like an anthropological smorgasbord. The flavor is magic and Petra Barran is brilliant

  • I want to hear a story that has a beat to it, which will require me to have a physical reaction to it; something that evokes a sensation of motion and movement... Petra Barran achieved this with Lowlines

  • Petra nails the intimacy with the microphone - making me feel like I'm WITH her. Bravo!

    April Doty
  • I might forget what I read, see, or listen, but I rarely tend to forget how I feel. And that's what this sonic scrapbook is - a collection of all the feelings I've been missing in my life, exemplified and reignited

    Sri Ramya
  • Lowlines might be unlike anything you’ve heard before

  • It's beautifully trippy. The timing, music and narration - just so delightful to sink into

  • A goad to adventure and ongoing reminder of the wonder of people

  • Listening to it had me transported and inspired to hit the road and get out there