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Walk the Pod

By Rachel Wheeley

Rachel Wheeley takes her podcast for walks because she doesn’t have a dog.
“A great example of a simple, intimate format, with listener messages.” - Podnews

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Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E13 | Giant pile of leaves 🍁

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S32E10| Four day work week - a new thing
S32E10| Four day work week - a new thing
Stomping round the park this lunchtime and losing my mind a little bit this lunchtime. We are blessed with a second voicenote from the Mothership and an improvised carol in the format of the 12 days of podcasting Christmas.
14:59
December 09, 2022
S32E9 | Four day work week
S32E9 | Four day work week
Brrrrrrr!
09:11
December 08, 2022
S32E8 | Four day work week - good for water voles!
S32E8 | Four day work week - good for water voles!
News today that people on the four day work week trial have been rescuing watervoles on their day off.
09:37
December 07, 2022
S32E7 | The Auckland WtP IRL walk!
S32E7 | The Auckland WtP IRL walk!
Delighted to bring you the first ever Auckland WtP IRL walk today Poddies! A voicenote from Kiwi arob, Glorious Gaynor and Tati.
12:09
December 06, 2022
S32E6 | Four day work week and our own agenda
S32E6 | Four day work week and our own agenda
Walking around the Tooting Gardens park this lunchtime and considering the four day work week. Plus a voicenote from the Mothership.
16:21
December 05, 2022
S32E5 | Individual four day week
S32E5 | Individual four day week
On a train up to Liverpool so an unusual episode recorded from the vestibule this lunchtime! Voicenotes from Sam, Mother Superior of cats and Sunny Jim. Thank you both.
10:51
December 02, 2022
S32E4 | My step towards the four day work week
S32E4 | My step towards the four day work week
Walking the bike track and we hear from Helen, Maker of Things on a lunchbreak walk.
09:32
December 01, 2022
S32E3 | Four day work week accreditation scheme
S32E3 | Four day work week accreditation scheme
Walking the bike track in Southwest London and thinking about a brand new four day work week accreditation scheme which has just launched in the UK. Voicenote from Helen, Maker of Things.
11:09
November 30, 2022
S32E2 | Economics and the four day work week
S32E2 | Economics and the four day work week
Walking a different route today to pick up a parcel, thinking about economics and the four day work week. Voicenotes from Supreme Cross Border Selector Nige in Northern Spain.
13:05
November 29, 2022
S32E1 | Welcome to Series 32
S32E1 | Welcome to Series 32
Walking around a small park in South West London this lunchtime and inviting you to step away from your desk to consider the four day work week.
12:32
November 28, 2022
Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E15 | Thank you for walking with me 🙏🏼
Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E15 | Thank you for walking with me 🙏🏼
This 'Best Bits' episode was originally published in November 2021. Standing under the biggest tree in the world as I record the last segment of S21E15, with autumn leaves fluttering to earth all around me. Thank you for walking with me this series and I’ll be back with Series 22 on the 29th November. Thank you for listening and take care of your beautiful mind.
12:52
November 25, 2022
Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E13 | Giant pile of leaves 🍁
Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E13 | Giant pile of leaves 🍁
This 'Best Bits' episode was originally published in November 2021. Walking past the Wimbledon Chase Primary school today, I notice that the kids have gathered all the autumnal leaves on their playing field and piled them up in a huge bonfire shaped mound.
10:50
November 24, 2022
Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E12 | Long and deep time ⏰
Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E12 | Long and deep time ⏰
This 'Best Bits' episode was originally published in November 2021. Today I’m walking the cycle path in SW19, and thinking about deep time. Shall we do a deep time walk in January? Let me know.
13:56
November 23, 2022
Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E11 | Walking with wild geese
Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E11 | Walking with wild geese
This 'Best Bits' episode was originally published in November 2021. I’m walking around the Tooting Gardens park in SW17 today, and bringing you a beautiful and moving poem by Mary Oliver, thanks to Gaynor for sharing this with me.
13:09
November 22, 2022
Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E10 | A walk through the foresty bit 🌳
Walk the Pod Best Bits: S21E10 | A walk through the foresty bit 🌳
This 'Best Bits' episode was originally published in November 2021. Today, walking through the foresty bit, I notice that someone has coloured in one of the bricks in a wall with blue paint. On closer inspection, it turns out that this brick has a rude word written on it. An invitation to send in your hat selfies, a recommendation of Ken Campbell's The Furtive Nudist, and a happy downstairs tingle. Join the Walk the Pod walking club Join the Walk the Pod walking club for regular blog posts, IRL walking fun and the WtP community message board discord server! 🦆
14:46
November 21, 2022
S31E15 | Thank you for walking with me
S31E15 | Thank you for walking with me
Recording the last episode of the series on the most beautiful day in the world. Thank you for listening.
11:45
November 18, 2022
S31E14 | Kindness, weather and war
S31E14 | Kindness, weather and war
The penultimate episode of the series today, we’re looking at kindness, weather and war and creating a puddle index.
10:56
November 17, 2022
S31E13 | Faith and kindness
S31E13 | Faith and kindness
Some deep thoughts about kindness on this, the thirteenth episode of the series.
13:34
November 16, 2022
S31E12 | Kindness is not rushing
S31E12 | Kindness is not rushing
A wide and expansive episode this lunchtime on time, space, rushing, and how to take a lunch break.
17:39
November 15, 2022
S31E11 | Kindness and the ‘to not do’ list
S31E11 | Kindness and the ‘to not do’ list
Walking around the park in South West London this lunchtime and contemplating the ‘to not do’ list.
10:32
November 14, 2022
S31E10 | World Kindness Day
S31E10 | World Kindness Day
Walking the bike track and wishing everyone a very happy World Kindness Day on Sunday.
10:17
November 11, 2022
S31E9 | Kindness - what have we learned so far?
S31E9 | Kindness - what have we learned so far?
Walking the bike track in Wimbledon and summarising what we’ve learned about kindness so far this series.
09:49
November 10, 2022
S31E8 | I can breathe again!
S31E8 | I can breathe again!
Walking in Wimbledon this lunch time and able to take full breaths again. Hurray! A super long episode to celebrate.
19:05
November 09, 2022
S31E7 | Hospital walk
S31E7 | Hospital walk
Walking near Charing Cross Hospital this morning.
10:28
November 08, 2022
S31E6 | Kindness - need it be appreciated to count?
S31E6 | Kindness - need it be appreciated to count?
Walking around the little park behind the hospital this lunchtime and thinking about kindness. Does the reception a kind act receives determine whether it is kind or not?
15:37
November 07, 2022
S31E5 | Kindness with a smile
S31E5 | Kindness with a smile
A poem by Spike Milligan on the episode today as we bring the first week of Series 31 to a close.
15:59
November 04, 2022
S31E4 | Kindness and recovery
S31E4 | Kindness and recovery
Walking the Wimbledon bike track today and thinking about recovery. Comfort warning: kids playing in the Wimbledon Chase Primary School playing fields, little birds chirping.
11:43
November 03, 2022
S31E3 | Kindness call for content
S31E3 | Kindness call for content
Walking the bike track this lunchtime and asking for your thoughts about kindness. What does it mean to you? Let me know.
12:51
November 02, 2022
S31E2 | Kindness and value judgements
S31E2 | Kindness and value judgements
Your daily fitness show returns with some thoughts about value judgements. Should we ever use them, and how can we be kind unless we understand what others need?
12:35
November 01, 2022
S31E1 | A new series on kindness
S31E1 | A new series on kindness
Walking the Wimbledon bike track and inviting your thoughts on kindness this series.
09:36
October 31, 2022
S30E15 | Valuing yourself and what you want
S30E15 | Valuing yourself and what you want
Thank you for walking with me this series dear Poddies and I look forward to Series 31 on kindness, which will start soon.
15:47
October 21, 2022
S30E14 | Valuing yourself - good enough
S30E14 | Valuing yourself - good enough
Walking the bike track today and thinking about perfectionism. What would it mean just to be good enough?
15:08
October 20, 2022
S30E13 | Valuing yourself - keeping up appearances
S30E13 | Valuing yourself - keeping up appearances
Walking the bike track today and thinking about appearances. Can keeping up appearances help us yo value ourselves, or is it unneccessary?
09:17
October 19, 2022
S30E12 | Valuing yourself - an act of political warfare
S30E12 | Valuing yourself - an act of political warfare
Walking the bike track today on the most beautiful day in the world and reflecting on kindness.
12:46
October 18, 2022
S30E11 | Valuing yourself, pig or chicken?
S30E11 | Valuing yourself, pig or chicken?
Walking the bike track this lunchtime and thinking about pigs, chickens, and how much of a contribution to make to the breakfast table.
12:33
October 17, 2022
S30E10 | Valuing yourself and motivation
S30E10 | Valuing yourself and motivation
A rather absent-minded ramble chat today as I stroll along the bike track.
14:40
October 14, 2022
S30E9 | Valuing your time
S30E9 | Valuing your time
Walking around the Tooting Gardens park today under a huge grey cloud and thinking about time.
10:01
October 13, 2022
S30E8 | Brimming with energy
S30E8 | Brimming with energy
There’s freshly mown grass on the bike track today and a lovely autumnal feel in the air. Thank you for walking with me.
10:57
October 12, 2022
S30E7 | Valuing Yourself, every day
S30E7 | Valuing Yourself, every day
Walking the bike track and thinking about how to value ourselves, every day.
15:27
October 11, 2022
S30E6 | Just one thing
S30E6 | Just one thing
Walking around the atooting Gardens park and thinking about doing just one thing. Just because I can’t do everything doesn’t mean I shouldn’t do anything. A helpful mantra for environmental decisions, humanitarian decisions and all decisions.
10:26
October 10, 2022
S30E5 | Valuing yourself, credit and deficit
S30E5 | Valuing yourself, credit and deficit
Thinking about credit and deficit this lunchtime. Do you wake up feeling like you have to prove yourself every day? How does that impact the value you put on yourself?
13:09
October 07, 2022
S30E4 | A carpet of conkers
S30E4 | A carpet of conkers
Treading a carpet of conkers this lunchtime on the biketrack on the most beautiful day in the world. Plus voice notes from Glorious Gaynor, Tati on the Thames Path and Major Tim from the Socialist Peoples’ Republic of Croydon.
15:21
October 06, 2022
S30E3 | Rain!
S30E3 | Rain!
Torrential rain as I began recording today’s episode, happily it abated pretty quickly. More on valuing yourself including the mental health models of cups and spoons!
12:13
October 05, 2022
S30E2 | The MEGATRON
S30E2 | The MEGATRON
Several pieces of correspondence have come in, from Major Tim of the People’s Socialist Republic of Croydon.
15:41
October 04, 2022
S30E1 | Valuing Yourself
S30E1 | Valuing Yourself
Walking around the Tooting Gardens park this lunchtime thinking about our new topic, Valuing Yourself. Plus, a new song by Mr. Nick in Worcester, and voicenotes from Gaynor and Marcel.
17:18
October 03, 2022
S29E15 | Thank you for walking with me
S29E15 | Thank you for walking with me
A heartfelt thanks to everypoddy today from the SW19 bike track. It’s been a delight to stretch my legs with you this series and I look forward to bringing you Series 30 very soon.
12:01
September 23, 2022
Friyay BONUS | Stress and discipline
Friyay BONUS | Stress and discipline
Thinking about artistry vs soldiering this morning
11:12
September 23, 2022
S29E14 | Home time energy
S29E14 | Home time energy
Walking the bike track at hometime and enjoying the energy of freshly released school kids. Then home for a cup of tea and some fruit cake.
11:30
September 22, 2022
S29E13 | Walking it off
S29E13 | Walking it off
I’ve given up calling the bike track a cycle path due to the number of times it’s been relabelled a psychopath by instagram!
10:08
September 21, 2022
S29E12 | Stress and consistency
S29E12 | Stress and consistency
The Queen attended her papers day in, day out, and I wonder whether it helped her with stress, at all?
11:29
September 20, 2022
S29E11 | Bank holiday edition
S29E11 | Bank holiday edition
Stomping around Richmond Park in the early evening paying attention to what’s directly in front of me.
12:17
September 19, 2022
S29E10 | Listen carefully
S29E10 | Listen carefully
Stomping along the cycle path today and bringing the wisdom of Marcel in the Netherlands on how to have fun when it’s grey and mis.
11:24
September 16, 2022
S29E9 | When it’s grey and mis…
S29E9 | When it’s grey and mis…
…look out for cool shapes and structures in nature! Stomping the cycle path this lunchtime and keeping my eyes peeled.
13:47
September 15, 2022
S29E8 | Gathering clouds
S29E8 | Gathering clouds
Stomping the cycle path this lunchtime and eyeing an ominous cloud hanging overhead.
11:54
September 14, 2022
S29E7 | Stress and striving
S29E7 | Stress and striving
Walking along sounds like a perfectly straight forward way to move from point A to point B, but have you ever stopped to consider the angle at which you are doing so?
12:52
September 13, 2022
S29E6 | Stress and control
S29E6 | Stress and control
Walking around Tooting Gardens park this lunchtime and thinking about stress and control. Plus — a voicenote from the Mothership.
10:31
September 12, 2022
S29 BONUS | A morning walk
S29 BONUS | A morning walk
Walking on Sunday morning on the cycle path with the sun at my back and thinking about how people react to things, and retaining expectations for mental health.
13:16
September 11, 2022
S29 BONUS | Step Up September day 9
S29 BONUS | Step Up September day 9
A bonus edition for Walk the Pod lunch time walk club subscribers, walking along the cycle path with the sun at my back.
12:31
September 10, 2022
S29E5 | Death of Her Majesty The Queen
S29E5 | Death of Her Majesty The Queen
We all feel very sad in the UK today as the Queen has passed away. I’m walking around Tooting Gardens, a small park in SW17 and doing a mindfulness practice to invoke a bit of certainty at an uncertain time.
10:30
September 09, 2022
S29E4 | Stress and uncertainty
S29E4 | Stress and uncertainty
Stomping up and down the cycle path in the rain this lunchtime, thinking about stress and uncertainty.
13:07
September 08, 2022
S29E3 | Stress responses
S29E3 | Stress responses
Wandering around Fulham Palace gardens this afternoon, wide eyed at the beautiful fruits, veg and flowers on display and considering stress responses.
12:39
September 07, 2022
S29E2 | Coping