Lowlines is a 100% independent, 100% female production that follows food entrepreneur Petra Barran as she travels solo through the Americas, meeting people with profound connections to the places they’re from.

A novice presenter and producer, Petra recorded and conceived Lowlines after she found herself feeling pranged out by the grind of the business hustle – she brought a recorder and set off without an itinerary to record a podcast with no script, no studio and no production team.

The resulting bank of tape was raw, real and revealing about what it means to connect to the ground beneath our feet. Upon returning to the UK she sought out an award-winning production duo to craft it into a layered and exciting audio experience that brings each place that she visits to life.


Petra Barran

Petra is a pavement pounder and juice seeker whose life and career has been driven by her love of people and following her gut. From sailing the seas as a stewardess on superyachts to exploring the UK in her choc-mobile; geeking out on cities via an Urban Studies masters to creating the UK’s first street food collective. She then founded street food organisation, KERB, in 2012 and stepped away in 2023, following a pull to get closer to the ground. Lowlines is the start of building a place to explore this.


Lucia is an award winning audio producer/sound artist and principle of Social Broadcasts. Social Broadcasts empowers audio to weave conversational stories and interpersonal narratives that illustrate, examine and explore wider social themes. Driven by creating engaging participatory radio and audio experiences that are ‘audioscaped’ into imaginative on and off-line broadcast initiatives, much of Lucia’s work explores our relationship with place and the evolving environments around us. Lucia is also the founder and curator of xmtr.fm a sonic storytelling portal for independent audio makers.


Lina is a former documentaries commissioning editor at Channel 4 and Al Gore’s Current TV who has developed, produced, executive produced and commissioned commercial, public service and award-winning branded factual content both on screen and in audio. In 2022 she was named Lifestyle and Society Producer of the Year at the Audio Production Awards. In 2020 she founded mission-led audio production company Scenery Studios – the company launched with The Long Time Academy which took Best Independent Podcast 2022 at the ARIAs and Moment of Visionary Leadership at the IWPAs.


Hannah Marshall – Score
Jobina Tinnemans – Mastering
David Mascha – Artwork
Another Kind Studio – Web Design
Make A Spectacle – Web Development