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Walk the Pod

By Rachel Wheeley
Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/rachelwheeleyisfunny/subscribe 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 Join the Walk the Pod walking club: https://www.patreon.com/rachelwheeleyisfunny Record a voicenote: https://www.walkthepod.com Email: rach@rachelwheeley.com Follow: instagram.com/walkthepod Newsletter: rachelwheeley.substack.com
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WtP S28E15 | Amor Fati
Thank you for walking with me this series, dear poddies. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed exploring rest with you and I’ll be back with series 29 in September.
11:25
June 24, 2022
WtP S28E14 | Cede control
Beautiful day after a grey and mis start this morning. Today I am recommending a newsletter article by Oliver Burkeman on the topic of ceding control - a type of spiritual rest?
12:53
June 23, 2022
WtP S28E13 | Winding wisteria
The longest wisteria snakes along the top of a fence on the SW19 cycle path, and today I noted the length of it as I walked along.
11:54
June 22, 2022
WtP S28E12 | Sky spider
It’s the most beautiful day in the world and a giant sky spider has smudged a lacey cloud web across the sky.
11:51
June 21, 2022
WtP S28E11 | Sunlight everywhere
Absolutely glorious day in the park this lunchtime.
10:21
June 20, 2022
WtP S28E10 | Windier than it looks
It’s the most beautiful day in the world in Tooting Gardens today, with a side salad of blustery wind! Happy Friyay poddies.
11:03
June 17, 2022
WtP S28E9 | Clumps of students
Clumps of healthcare students sitting around, picnicking on Tooting Gardens this lunchtime. And I’ve solved my email problem!
12:04
June 16, 2022
Wtp S28E8 | The most beautiful day
A beautiful day here in Tooting Gardens in SW17. People are out having picnics and sunbathing and hopefully you are listening to this whilst out on your lunchtime walk.
10:10
June 15, 2022
WtP S28E7 | An explosion of roses
Walked all along the cycle path, back around and along to the American sycamore again today, to see an explosion of roses erupting from some bushes I had never seen before.
12:18
June 14, 2022
WtP S28E6 | American sycamore
It’s my birthday! I walked to the very end of the cycle path today, and around the corner to visit one of my favourite trees.
13:21
June 13, 2022
WtP S28E5 | Bengal cat
A beautiful bengal cat came to see me today on the pod and indicates that there is some kind of side quest that i should pursue.
08:53
June 10, 2022
WtP S28E4 | Tooting gardens forest
Does 11 mature trees count as a forest? I’m walking around what I’m generously going to call the foresty bit of Tooting Gardens, and enjoying a small spot of warm rain.
11:10
June 09, 2022
WtP S28E3 | Blackberry flowers
Stomping the SW19 cycle path today and paying attention to beautiful blackberry flowers all around. Keep up the good walk!
10:58
June 08, 2022
WtP S28E2 | Bunting
What I can see directly in front of me today is bunting. Beautiful bunting from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee which we celebrated here in the UK over the weekend.
11:27
June 07, 2022
WtP S28E1 | Welcome to Series 28
Hello and welcome to another Series of your daily walking show, Walk the Pod. This Series, we’re talking about rest. What is it, why is it important and how does it differ from sleep?
13:52
June 06, 2022
WtP S27E15 | Raindrops
Bringing the season to a satisfactory conclusion this afternoon with some thoughts on speciesism, stillness and presence. Thank you for walking with me.
14:25
May 20, 2022
WtP S27E14 | Swedish hornbeam
An absolutely glorious day in the Tooting Gardens park this afternoon. Four Swedish hornbeams stand resplendent in the sunshine as tiny birds flit betwixt their branches.
11:11
May 19, 2022
WtP S27E13 | Gorgeous elderflower
Gorgeous elderflower on the cycle path today, and a walk that started of blustery, then descended into total calm.
12:21
May 18, 2022
WtP S27E12 | Dandelion clocks
Walking amongst the dandelion clocks and advertising the Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture which takes place next Thursday 26 May at the Royal Geographic Society. I hope you can make it!
12:13
May 17, 2022
WtP S27E11 | Tiny white petals
Tiny white petals all over the ground today in Tooting Gardens, SW17. I’m excited to be kicking off another week looking at the four day week! Thank you for walking with me.
12:13
May 16, 2022
WtP S27E10 | The four day work week and mental health
It’s the most beautiful day in the world today and I’m walking the cycle path in SW19 thinking about the impact four day working could have on mental health.
18:02
May 13, 2022
WtP S27E9 | A robin in SW17
A beautiful robin sung to me today as I jaunted around Tooting Gardens and it was utterly glorious, Poddies.
13:05
May 12, 2022
WtP S27E8 | The badges have arrived!
Very excited that the ‘Don’t be a Dick’ badges have arrived! Join the Walk the Pod walking club for a beautiful pink and gold enamel pin.
14:37
May 11, 2022
WtP S27E7 | A visit from a beautiful cat
It’s grey and mis on the bike track today, and yet I have news from my new bird feeder, and am visited by a beautiful cat.
10:08
May 10, 2022
WtP S27E6 | One in four sick days due to workload
Trotting around the Tooting Gardens park this lunchtime and enjoying some more May sunshine under the leaves.Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/rachelwheeleyisfunny/subscribe
11:43
May 09, 2022
WtP S27 BONUS | A walk with the Mothership!
Very excited to be able to bring you a bonus episode of Walk the Pod this afternoon with no less than the Mothership!
17:34
May 08, 2022
WtP S27E5 | A packed park!
It’s the most beautiful day in the world here in SW17, as the Tooting Gardens Park is packed out with people having picnics. Some thoughts on the economics of the four day week and some email management tips!
11:11
May 06, 2022
WtP S27E4 | My brain is not a storage device!
Having a lovely day in the sunshine here in the UK and contemplating a couple of productivity tools which might make it easier to make the four day work week happen!
13:13
May 05, 2022
WtP S27E3 | It’s about trust!
Have had an entertaining 24 hours reading a white paper on the four day work week by an Auckland company who trialled this way of working and reported back on what they found.
14:31
May 04, 2022
WtP S27E2 | Light cloud everywhere
A walking report today from Kiwi Rob walking a coastal bush trail which recently reopened after an upgrade to prevent a viral plant disease spread. Part of the Hillary Trail named for the Everest Climber Sir Edmund Hillary who trekked and holidayed in the area all his life, and some more on the four day week.
12:28
May 03, 2022
WtP S27E1 | Four day week, could it work?
Hello and welcome to a brand new series of Walk the Pod! Kicking off this series with a couple of listener walking reports and an invitation to get in touch with your thoughts on the four day week.
10:59
May 02, 2022
WtP S26 BONUS | Unmaking sense
A whole episode of another podcast of philosophy and pontification, Unmaking Sense, Series 5 Episode 24. Look up ‘unmaking sense’ on Spotify to subscribe. Thank you to my Dad in Norfolk for agreeing to feature on Walk the Pod!
12:28
April 30, 2022
WtP S26E15 | Thank you 🙏🏼
Recording as the sunsets on SW19 and Series 26 of the podcast this afternoon. This series has been so much fun to make, and I’m indebted to you for walking with me. Do check out the Walk the Pod walking club at rachelwheeleyisfunny.com and I’ll be back in early May.
11:13
April 22, 2022
WtP S26E14 | Toads, frogs, or something else?
Stomping around the Tooting Gardens Play Space this afternoon and bringing you walking reports from Spain and the Scillies.
11:08
April 21, 2022
WtP S26E13 | The Frog and the Scorpion
A Russian folk tale for you today Poddies: the Frog and the Scorpion. Can we trust everyone, or is that a really foolish way to look at the world. And an invitation to give me a theme for our next Walk the Pod series.
10:40
April 20, 2022
WtP S26E12 | A tale of two bike tracks
Recordings from two cycle paths today as I stomp my local bike track in SW19 and bring recordings from Salisbury via Gaynor & Tati (and Walter the dog)
12:10
April 19, 2022
WtP S26E11 | A walk with Walter
A walk along the cycle path with lunchtime legends Gaynor, Tati and Walter the dog.
08:59
April 18, 2022
WtP S26E10 | Canizaro Park
It’s Good Friday and I am up the hill in SW19 in Canizaro park, enjoying the most beautiful day in the world, and bringing some footage of a live operatic recital from outside the hospital yesterday.
09:31
April 15, 2022
WtP S26E9 | Trusting nature
Great jeopardy in Tooting Gardens today as a small grey dog lost its ball, temporarily. Plus two voicenotes from Norfolk
12:04
April 14, 2022
WtP S26E8 | Trusting the universe
Reading from Lisa Marie Rankin’s incredible piece, ‘The Art of Taking People and Things at Face Value.’
09:35
April 13, 2022
WtP S26E7 | Playing a ‘nope’ card
Good afternoon Poddies and thank you for walking with me this Tuesday lunchtime. Today, I’m talking about trust in the workplace, although I only work this out towards the end.
11:59
April 12, 2022
WtP S26E6 | A walking report from Northern Spain
Good afternoon Poddies and welcome to the second Monday episode of Series 26. Today, I’m bringing you an extended walking report from Northern Spain, some more thoughts on trust and how useful it is to take a walk in the middle of a busy day.
11:10
April 11, 2022
WtP S26E5 | Imagine this opportunity as a teenager
Looking forward to a long weekend with my sisters’ families this Friyay, and some more thoughts on opportunity addiction. If you’re enjoying the show, please consider joining the Walk the Pod walking club!
10:19
April 08, 2022
WtP S26E4 | On Opportunity
Stomping around the Tooting Gardens Playspace this afternoon thinking about opportunity addiction. What is it, and why is it unecessary to survive in the world!
09:15
April 07, 2022
WtP S26E3 | On Listening
Why is it important to listen deeply and what difference can it make to the listened and the listener? A windy episode of Walk the Pod today.
10:52
April 06, 2022
WtP S26E2 | Trust vs belief
A voicenote from one if the Lunchtime Legends, my lovely sister Helen, today and a walking report from Kiwi Rob about to travel from the South to the North island on his cycle tour.
18:40
April 05, 2022
WtP S26E1 | On Trust
Ramblechatting about trust as we kick off Series 26! With a walking report from the Fathership in Norfolk and some thoughts on mountaineering from Nige in Northern Spain.
12:40
April 04, 2022
WtP S25 BONUS | Duncan Minshull - Why I walk
A ramblechat with Duncan Minshull, author of Where My Feet Fall, an anthology of walking essays which will be out on March 31st.
27:26
March 27, 2022
WtP S25E15 | Carpe that Diem
The final episode of Series 25 sees me walking behind Kensington library and marveelling at a slab of marble engraved with the names of fallen soldiers. Plus! What’s that bird, and voicenotes from Switzerland and Northern Spain.
11:56
March 25, 2022
WtP S25E14 | Odd behaviour
Sunny Jim raises an interesting question from South Manchester on the pod today, what odd behaviour do you find yourself partaking of on a walk?
09:53
March 24, 2022
WtP S25E13 | Powerful or pitiful?
Today, I’m walking the cyclepath thinking about power and pity on the most beautiful day in the world.
13:08
March 23, 2022
WtP S25E12 | More birdsong
A robin and a woodpecker on the pod today. Thank you to my Dad and the Mothership for these beautiful recordings.
11:53
March 22, 2022
WtP S25E11 | Holi and woodpeckers
Walking in the small park behind the giant hospital here in SW17 I notice that it was Holi festival on Friday as I walk over coloured chalk dust all over the grass.
11:16
March 21, 2022
WtP S25E10 | On Spring
It’s the most beautiful day in the world on the bike track here in SW19. A walking report from Laura in Pitstone on the Beds/Bucks border and an invitation to two gigs and the walk the pod walking club
13:06
March 18, 2022
WtP S25E9 | New Blooms
Polly from the mean city streets has been on with some flowers she’s grateful to have spotted on her daily school runs.
13:01
March 17, 2022
WtP S25E8 | Bringing back the birds
Laura from Norfolk has requested more birdsong! So this episode includes 30s of blue tit recording from my Dad’s microphone in rural Norfolk.
11:33
March 16, 2022
WtP S25E7 | On Time
Contemplating another deep time walk on the cycle path this afternoon. What do you think?
10:37
March 15, 2022
WtP S25E6 | On Affirmation
Someone has chalked a Ukraine flag on the wall of the railway bridge today and I’m reminded of “To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.” - John Burroughs
14:29
March 14, 2022
WtP S25E5 | On Failure
Feeling much better today and back on the cycle path in SW19. I bring some thoughts about failure from Marvin Minsky, Heather Havrilesky and Adam Savage (I remembered his second name!)
14:44
March 11, 2022
WtP S25E4 | Covid Tapes II
A rare non walking episode today as I sit in my living room gazing out of the window at the blue sky in SW19. Plus voice notes from Nige and the Mothership.
11:24
March 10, 2022
WtP S25E3 | Covid tapes I
Child 1, 3 and I have all come down with the C word over the last 48 hours. I particularly appreciate your company today as I’m feeling under the weather.
12:18
March 09, 2022
WtP S25E2 | On Optimism
A fresh bunch of beautiful voicenotes from various Poddies today, including Hannah, my Dad, the Mothership and Supreme Cross Border Selector Nige. It’s the most beautiful day in the world!
13:28
March 08, 2022
WtP S25E1 | On Gratitude
Walking behind the hospital in Tooting with some thoughts on the best way to incorporate a gratitude practice into the day. There’s also a walking report from Nige in northern Spain, and a nature update - what’s new in nature on the cycle path for March?
16:19
March 07, 2022
WtP S24E15 | On procrastination
A meditation from Marcus on procrastination. Thank you for walking with me this series, and I look forward to bringing you Series 25 from Monday 7th March. Walk the Pod is your daily walking podcast In this episode of daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the final episode of Series 24 of the podcast. Each series includes 15 daily walking episodes, in which I walk a local footpath in Wimbledon, SW19. I pay attention to what I can see directly in front of me, and think about how to be in the world. Support Walk the Pod! Join the Lunchtime Legends Walk the Pod is supported by 14 Lunchtime Legends, the intrepid members of the Walk the Pod walking club. Thank you, Captain Tim, Cross Border Selector Nige, Leaping Lord Stephen, the Mothership, One Eyed Bloke, Kiwi Rob, Aimee the scientist, Helen, James, G&T, James, Nick, Hannah and Peter. These pioneers help me to make the podcast for everybody, and enjoy: Access to the Walk the Pod message board, a lively forum where walkers all over the world post pictures of their walks, their favourite clouds and pictures of ducks. Inspiring Friyay emails to round out the week. End of series hang outs and walking events, including Deep Time walks! A gorgeous, vinyl sticker of the show’s artwork to stick on your face. Daily Lens (like Instagram stories but for Patreon) clips featuring pictures from life behind the scenes on the pod. This week I’ve included pictures of Child 1’s rocket ship he built out of a Kleenex box. And seasonal postcards to your actual address four times a year, with illustrations by me. Take care of your beautiful mind, and thank you for walking with me.
12:19
February 25, 2022
WtP S24E14 | On noise
Lucius Seneca writes to his friend to complain about how noisy it is and how difficult he finds it to work in his busy environment. Plus a serenity prayer. Walk the Pod is your daily walking podcast In this episode of daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the fourteenth episode of Series 24 of the podcast. Each series includes 15 daily walking episodes, in which I walk a local footpath in Wimbledon, SW19. I pay attention to what I can see directly in front of me, and think about how to be in the world. Support Walk the Pod! Join the Lunchtime Legends Walk the Pod is supported by 14 Lunchtime Legends, the intrepid members of the Walk the Pod walking club. Thank you, Captain Tim, Cross Border Selector Nige, Leaping Lord Stephen, the Mothership, One Eyed Bloke, Kiwi Rob, Aimee the scientist, Helen, James, G&T, James, Nick, Hannah and Peter. These pioneers help me to make the podcast for everybody, and enjoy: Access to the Walk the Pod message board, a lively forum where walkers all over the world post pictures of their walks, their favourite clouds and pictures of ducks. Inspiring Friyay emails to round out the week. End of series hang outs and walking events, including Deep Time walks! A gorgeous, vinyl sticker of the show’s artwork to stick on your face. Daily Lens (like Instagram stories but for Patreon) clips featuring pictures from life behind the scenes on the pod. This week I’ve included pictures of Child 1’s rocket ship he built out of a Kleenex box. And seasonal postcards to your actual address four times a year, with illustrations by me. Take care of your beautiful mind, and thank you for walking with me.
12:57
February 24, 2022
WtP S24E13 | On shamelessness
Marcus Aurelius provides our daily dose of stoic philosophy today, with an extract from Book 9, chapter 42 on shamelessness:  “Whenever you are offended by a man's shamelessness, ask yourself immediately: 'Is it possible then for the shameless not to be in the world?' It is not; do not then ask for the impossible; for he, too, is one of the shameless who must exist in the world. And have the same ready also for the rogue, the traitor, and every kind of wrongdoer; for directly you remind yourself that the class of such persons cannot but be, you will be gentler to them as individuals.” - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Walk the Pod is your daily walking podcast In this episode of daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the ninth episode of Series 24 of the podcast. Each series includes 15 daily walking episodes, in which I walk a local footpath in Wimbledon, SW19. I pay attention to what I can see directly in front of me, and think about how to be in the world. Support Walk the Pod! Join the Lunchtime Legends Walk the Pod is supported by 14 Lunchtime Legends, the intrepid members of the Walk the Pod walking club. Thank you, Captain Tim, Cross Border Selector Nige, Leaping Lord Stephen, the Mothership, One Eyed Bloke, Kiwi Rob, Aimee the scientist, Helen, James, G&T, James, Nick, Hannah and Peter. These pioneers help me to make the podcast for everybody, and enjoy: Access to the Walk the Pod message board, a lively forum where walkers all over the world post pictures of their walks, their favourite clouds and pictures of ducks. Inspiring Friyay emails to round out the week. End of series hang outs and walking events, including Deep Time walks! A gorgeous, vinyl sticker of the show’s artwork to stick on your face. Daily Lens (like Instagram stories but for Patreon) clips featuring pictures from life behind the scenes on the pod. This week I’ve included pictures of Child 1’s rocket ship he built out of a Kleenex box. And seasonal postcards to your actual address four times a year, with illustrations by me. Take care of your beautiful mind, and thank you for walking with me.
12:07
February 23, 2022
WtP S24E12 | On vices
Stoics on the cycle path is an extract from Lucius Seneca’s letter to his friend Lucilius on vices today, as I battle with a significant rain index on the SW19 cycle path. "In the case of many men, their vices, being powerless, escape notice; although, as soon as the persons in question has become satisfied with their own strength, the vices will be no less dangerous than those of the people they criticise." - Lucius Seneca, On Values Walk the Pod is your daily walking podcast In this episode of daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the twelfth episode of Series 24 of the podcast. Each series includes 15 daily walking episodes, in which I walk a local footpath in Wimbledon, SW19. I pay attention to what I can see directly in front of me, and think about how to be in the world. Support Walk the Pod! Join the Lunchtime Legends Walk the Pod is supported by 14 Lunchtime Legends, the intrepid members of the Walk the Pod walking club. Thank you, Captain Tim, Cross Border Selector Nige, Leaping Lord Stephen, the Mothership, One Eyed Bloke, Kiwi Rob, Aimee the scientist, Helen, James, G&T, James, Nick, Hannah and Peter. These pioneers help me to make the podcast for everybody, and enjoy: Access to the Walk the Pod message board, a lively forum where walkers all over the world post pictures of their walks, their favourite clouds and pictures of ducks. Inspiring Friyay emails to round out the week. End of series hang outs and walking events, including Deep Time walks! A gorgeous, vinyl sticker of the show’s artwork to stick on your face. Daily Lens (like Instagram stories but for Patreon) clips featuring pictures from life behind the scenes on the pod. This week I’ve included pictures of Child 1’s rocket ship he built out of a Kleenex box. And seasonal postcards to your actual address four times a year, with illustrations by me. Take care of your beautiful mind, and thank you for walking with me.
13:20
February 22, 2022
WtP S24E11 | Get up!
It's still *really* windy Walk the Pod is your daily walking podcast In this episode of daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the eleventh episode of Series 24 of the podcast. Each series includes 15 daily walking episodes, in which I walk a local footpath in Wimbledon, SW19. I pay attention to what I can see directly in front of me, and think about how to be in the world. Support Walk the Pod! Join the Lunchtime Legends Walk the Pod is supported by 14 Lunchtime Legends, the intrepid members of the Walk the Pod walking club. Thank you, Captain Tim, Cross Border Selector Nige, Leaping Lord Stephen, the Mothership, One Eyed Bloke, Kiwi Rob, Aimee the scientist, Helen, James, G&T, James, Nick, Hannah and Peter. These pioneers help me to make the podcast for everybody, and enjoy: Access to the Walk the Pod message board, a lively forum where walkers all over the world post pictures of their walks, their favourite clouds and pictures of ducks. Inspiring Friyay emails to round out the week. End of series hang outs and walking events, including Deep Time walks! A gorgeous, vinyl sticker of the show’s artwork to stick on your face. Daily Lens (like Instagram stories but for Patreon) clips featuring pictures from life behind the scenes on the pod. This week I’ve included pictures of Child 1’s rocket ship he built out of a Kleenex box. And seasonal postcards to your actual address four times a year, with illustrations by me. Take care of your beautiful mind, and thank you for walking with me.
11:56
February 21, 2022
WtP S24E10 | Storm Eunice
I’m walking around my living room, indoors today as storm Eunice batters the cycle path. Walk the Pod is your daily walking podcast In this episode of daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the tenth episode of Series 24 of the podcast. Each series includes 15 daily walking episodes, in which I walk a local footpath in Wimbledon, SW19. I pay attention to what I can see directly in front of me, and think about how to be in the world. Support Walk the Pod! Join the Lunchtime Legends Walk the Pod is supported by 14 Lunchtime Legends, the intrepid members of the Walk the Pod walking club. Thank you, Captain Tim, Cross Border Selector Nige, Leaping Lord Stephen, the Mothership, One Eyed Bloke, Kiwi Rob, Aimee the scientist, Helen, James, G&T, James, Nick, Hannah and Peter. These pioneers help me to make the podcast for everybody, and enjoy: Access to the Walk the Pod message board, a lively forum where walkers all over the world post pictures of their walks, their favourite clouds and pictures of ducks. Inspiring Friyay emails to round out the week. End of series hang outs and walking events, including Deep Time walks! A gorgeous, vinyl sticker of the show’s artwork to stick on your face. Daily Lens (like Instagram stories but for Patreon) clips featuring pictures from life behind the scenes on the pod. This week I’ve included pictures of Child 1’s rocket ship he built out of a Kleenex box. And seasonal postcards to your actual address four times a year, with illustrations by me. Take care of your beautiful mind, and thank you for walking with me.
12:06
February 18, 2022
WtP S24E9 | Calm before the storm
A big storm is forecast in the UK tomorrow and so I’m enjoying some calmer weather today. Walk the Pod is your daily walking podcast In this episode of daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the ninth episode of Series 24 of the podcast. Each series includes 15 daily walking episodes, in which I walk a local footpath in Wimbledon, SW19. I pay attention to what I can see directly in front of me, and think about how to be in the world. Support Walk the Pod! Join the Lunchtime Legends Walk the Pod is supported by 14 Lunchtime Legends, the intrepid members of the Walk the Pod walking club. Thank you, Captain Tim, Cross Border Selector Nige, Leaping Lord Stephen, the Mothership, One Eyed Bloke, Kiwi Rob, Aimee the scientist, Helen, James, G&T, James, Nick, Hannah and Peter. These pioneers help me to make the podcast for everybody, and enjoy: Access to the Walk the Pod message board, a lively forum where walkers all over the world post pictures of their walks, their favourite clouds and pictures of ducks. Inspiring Friyay emails to round out the week. End of series hang outs and walking events, including Deep Time walks! A gorgeous, vinyl sticker of the show’s artwork to stick on your face. Daily Lens (like Instagram stories but for Patreon) clips featuring pictures from life behind the scenes on the pod. This week I’ve included pictures of Child 1’s rocket ship he built out of a Kleenex box. And seasonal postcards to your actual address four times a year, with illustrations by me. Take care of your beautiful mind, and thank you for walking with me.
14:42
February 17, 2022
WtP S24E8 | Cats up a tree
Two cats up a tree on the cycle path this afternoon. Stoics on the Cycle Path Seneca today from a letter entitled 'The Healing Power of the Mind':  “To one who roams through the universe, the truth can never fail to surprise. It will be the untruths that will disgust him. And on the other hand, if death comes near, even though it be untimely in its arrival, though it cut one off in one's prime, a man has had a taste of all that the longest life can give. Such a man has, to great measure, come to understand the universe. He knows that honourable things do not depend on time for their growth. But any life must seem short to those who measure it's length by pleasures which are empty and have no limit.  Refresh yourself with such thoughts as these, and meanwhile, reserve some hours for our letters. There will be a time when we are united again and brought together. No matter how short this time may be, we will make it long, by knowing how best to use it. Because, as Posedonius says, a single day among the educated lasts longer than the longest life of the ignorant. Meanwhile, keep this thought, and grip it close. Do not yield to adversity, do not trust prosperity. Keep before your eyes the full scope of fortunes power, as it if would surely do whatever is in its power to do. That which has been long expected comes more gently.” In this episode In this episode of your daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the eighth episode of Series 24 of the podcast. Join the Walk the Pod walking club Join the Walk the Pod walking club for: • Invitations to Walk the Pod walking events, film nights and end of series hang outs • Access to the Walk the Pod community message board (hosted on Discord) • Daily Lens clips of life behind the scenes of Walk the Pod on Lens (Patreon's equivalent of Instagram stories) • Seasonal postcards from the cycle path Our Discord community is an absolutely lovely space featuring walking and wellness tips, positive news and lots of pictures of ducks and clouds. Poddies from around the world meet in a small corner of the internet to post photographs of their daily walks from New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Manchester - even Croydon! And wherever you are if you'd like to join. We discuss stoic philosophy, how to have fun, and post pictures of clouds we've spotted above us. Follow Walk the Pod on Instagram Take care of your beautiful mind, and thanks again for walking with me 😊
12:53
February 16, 2022
WtP S24E7 | Kids on the bike track
Celebrating half term on the bike track with the kids this afternoon. In this episode In this episode of your daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the seventh episode of Series 24 of the podcast. Join the Walk the Pod walking club Join the Walk the Pod walking club for: • Invitations to Walk the Pod walking events, film nights and end of series hang outs • Access to the Walk the Pod community message board (hosted on Discord) • Daily Lens clips of life behind the scenes of Walk the Pod on Lens (Patreon's equivalent of Instagram stories) • Seasonal postcards from the cycle path Our Discord community is an absolutely lovely space featuring walking and wellness tips, positive news and lots of pictures of ducks and clouds. Poddies from around the world meet in a small corner of the internet to post photographs of their daily walks from New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Manchester - even Croydon! And wherever you are if you'd like to join. We discuss stoic philosophy, how to have fun, and post pictures of clouds we've spotted above us. Follow Walk the Pod on Instagram Take care of your beautiful mind, and thanks again for walking with me 😊
13:58
February 15, 2022
WtP S24E6 | Stoics on the psychopath
Stoics on the psychopath is how my transcription software translates ‘Stoics on the Cycle Path’ much to my amusement. Must not call it that forevermore.  Stoics on the Cycle Path Marcus Aurelius provides today’s wisdom: “How good it is when you have roast meat or suchlike foods before you, to impress on your mind that this is the dead body of a fish, this is the dead body of a bird or pig; and again, that the Falernian wine is the mere juice of grapes, and your purple edged robe simply the hair of a sheep soaked in shell-fish blood! And in sexual intercourse that it is no more than the friction of a membrane and a spurt of mucus ejected. How good these perceptions are at getting to the heart of the real thing and penetrating through it, so you can see it for what it is! This should be your practice throughout all your life: when things have such a plausible appearance, show them naked, see their shoddiness, strip away their own boastful account of themselves. Vanity is the greatest seducer of reason: when you are most convinced that your work is important, that is when you are most under its spell.”  In this episode In this episode of your daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the first Friyay episode of Series 24 of the podcast.  Join the Walk the Pod walking club  Join the Walk the Pod walking club for: • Invitations to Walk the Pod walking events, film nights and end of series hang outs • Access to the Walk the Pod community message board (hosted on Discord) • Daily Lens clips of life behind the scenes of Walk the Pod on Lens (Patreon's equivalent of Instagram stories) • Seasonal postcards from the cycle path Our Discord community is an absolutely lovely space featuring walking and wellness tips, positive news and lots of pictures of ducks and clouds. Poddies from around the world meet in a small corner of the internet to post photographs of their daily walks from New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Manchester - even Croydon! And wherever you are if you'd like to join.  We discuss stoic philosophy, how to have fun, and post pictures of clouds we've spotted above us. Follow Walk the Pod on Instagram Take care of your beautiful mind, and thanks again for walking with me 😊
13:04
February 14, 2022
WtP S24E5 | Figuring out what we want
Adam Philips provides our Stoics on the Cycle Path reading today:  “Every adult remembers, among many other things, the great ennui of childhood, and every child’s life is punctuated by spells of boredom … Boredom is actually a precarious process in which the child is, as it were, both waiting for something and looking for something, in which hope is being secretly negotiated, and in this sense boredom is akin to free-floating attention. In the muffled, sometimes irritable confusion of boredom the child is reaching to a recurrent sense of emptiness out of which his real desire can crystallize … The capacity to be bored can be a developmental achievement for the child.”  In this episode of your daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the first Friyay episode of Series 24 of the podcast.  Join the Walk the Pod walking club  Join the Walk the Pod walking club for regular Friyay blog posts by email, and: • Invitations to Walk the Pod walking events, film nights and end of series hang outs. • Access to the Walk the Pod community message board (hosted on Discord) • Daily Lens clips of life behind the scenes of Walk the Pod on Lens (Patreon's equivalent of Instagram stories).  Our Discord community is an absolutely lovely space featuring walking and wellness tips, positive news and lots of pictures of ducks and clouds. Poddies from around the world meet in a small corner of the internet to post photographs of their daily walks from New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Manchester - even Croydon! And wherever you are if you'd like to join. We discuss stoic philosophy, how to have fun, and post pictures of clouds we've spotted above us.  Follow Walk the Pod on Instagram Take care of your beautiful mind, and thanks again for walking with me 😊 A transcript of this episode can be found here.
13:46
February 11, 2022
WtP S24E4 | Walk the Pod manifesto
A reading of the Walk the Pod manifesto on the cycle path today, plus stoic philosophy from Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations.  In this episode of your daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the fourth episode of Series 24 of the podcast.  Join the Walk the Pod walking club Join the Walk the Pod walking club for regular Friyay blog posts by email, and:  • Invitations to Walk the Pod walking events, film nights and end of series hang outs.  • Access to the Walk the Pod community message board (hosted on Discord)  • Daily Lens clips of life behind the scenes of Walk the Pod on Lens (Patreon's equivalent of Instagram stories).  Our Discord community is an absolutely lovely space featuring walking and wellness tips, positive news and lots of pictures of ducks and clouds. Poddies from around the world meet in a small corner of the internet to post photographs of their daily walks from New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Manchester - even Croydon! And wherever you are if you'd like to join. We discuss stoic philosophy, how to have fun, and post pictures of clouds we've spotted above us.  Follow Walk the Pod on Instagram  Take care of your beautiful mind, and thanks again for walking with me. A transcript of this episode can be found here.
15:03
February 10, 2022
WtP S24E3 | Nothing lasts for long
Commander Peter Sansun got in touch with his favourite piece of Stoic philosophy, which comes from Joni Mitchell: ‘Nothing lasts for long.’  In this episode of your daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog.  Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the third episode of Series 24 of the podcast.  Join the Walk the Pod walking club  Join the Walk the Pod walking club for regular Friyay blog posts by email, and: • Invitations to Walk the Pod walking events, film nights and end of series hang outs. • Access to the Walk the Pod community message board (hosted on Discord) • Daily Lens clips of life behind the scenes of Walk the Pod on Lens (Patreon's equivalent of Instagram stories).  Our Discord community is an absolutely lovely space featuring walking and wellness tips, positive news and lots of pictures of ducks and clouds. Poddies from around the world meet in a small corner of the internet to post photographs of their daily walks from New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Manchester - even Croydon! And wherever you are if you'd like to join.  We discuss stoic philosophy, how to have fun, and post pictures of clouds we've spotted above us.  Follow Walk the Pod on Instagram  Take care of your beautiful mind, and thanks again for walking with me 😊 A transcript of this episode can be found here.
16:13
February 09, 2022
WtP S24E2 | Do not fuss
Stoics on the Cycle Path comes from Marcus Aurelius today, Meditations book 6 number 27. “How cruel it is not to allow a man to strive after the things which appear to them to be suitable to their nature and profitable! And yet in a manner thou dost not allow them to do this, when thou art vexed because they do wrong. For they are certainly moved towards things because they suppose them to be suitable to their nature and profitable to them - But it is not so - Teach them, then, and show them. Do not fuss.” In this episode of your daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the second episode of Series 24 of the podcast. Join the Walk the Pod walking club  Join the Walk the Pod walking club for regular Friyay blog posts by email, and:  • Invitations to Walk the Pod walking events, film nights and end of series hang outs.  • Access to the Walk the Pod community message board (hosted on Discord)  • Daily Lens clips of life behind the scenes of Walk the Pod on Lens (Patreon's equivalent of Instagram stories).  Our Discord community is an absolutely lovely space featuring walking and wellness tips, positive news and lots of pictures of ducks and clouds. Poddies from around the world meet in a small corner of the internet to post photographs of their daily walks from New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Manchester - even Croydon! And wherever you are if you'd like to join. We discuss stoic philosophy, how to have fun, and post lots of pictures from our daily walking practice.  Follow Walk the Pod on Instagram 🌅  Take care of your beautiful mind, and thanks again for walking with me 😊 A transcript of this episode can be found here.
11:30
February 08, 2022
WtP S24E1 | Happiness is not a goal
Hello and welcome to Series 24! Today I’m delighted to be back on the bike track with a brand new feature: 'Stoics on the Cycle Path', brought to you today by Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger, on friendship. “I would encourage you to discuss everything with a friend, but first of all, discuss the person themselves. When friendship has just begun, you must trust before friendship is formed, you must pass judgement. Most people pass the judgement after the friendship is formed, violating the rules instead of making him their friend after they have judged him. Contemplate for a long time, whether you shall grant a person your friendship, but when you have decided to allow it, welcome him or her with all your heart and soul.” In this episode of your daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. This is the first episode of Series 24 of Walk the Pod. Join the Walk the Pod walking club Join the Walk the Pod walking club for regular Friyay blog posts by email, and: Invitations to Walk the Pod walking events, film nights and end of series hang outs. Access to the Walk the Pod community message board (hosted on Discord) Daily Lens clips of life behind the scenes of Walk the Pod on Lens (Patreon's equivalent of Instagram stories). Our Discord community is an absolutely lovely space featuring walking and wellness tips, positive news and lots of pictures of ducks and clouds.  Poddies from around the world meet in a small corner of the internet to post photographs of their daily walks from New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, Manchester - even Croydon! And wherever you are if you'd like to join. We discuss stoic philosophy, how to have fun, and post pictures of clouds we've spotted above us. Follow Walk the Pod on Instagram Take care of your beautiful mind, and thanks again for walking with me. A transcript of this episode can be found here.
17:14
February 07, 2022
WtP S23 BONUS | Nigey takeover - Part 6
Some more bonus episodes from Nige while I’m recovering from my surgery last week. This is the last of the bonus content at the end of Series 23. I’m going to be resting hard this week, and looking forward to being back with Series 24 very soon. In this episode of your daily walking show, Walk the Pod, I take my podcast for a walk because I don't have a dog. Take 10 minutes out of your day to walk in nature, pay attention to what’s directly in front of you and think about how to be in the world. I've been making daily episodes of Walk the Pod since November 2020. This is the sixth episode of bonus content, following Series 23 of the podcast. Join the Walk the Pod walking club Join the Walk the Pod walking club for regular Friyay blog posts by email, and: Invitations to Walk the Pod walking meet ups The Walk the Pod community message board (hosted on Discord) Daily Lens clips of my life behind the scenes of Walk the Pod on Lens (Patreon's instagram stories feature). Our discord community is absolutely lovely. Poddies from around the world meet in a small corner of the internet to post photographs of their daily walks from New Zealand, Spain, Ireland, and perhaps wherever you are if you'd like to join. We talk about how to have fun, and post pictures of clouds we've spotted above us. Other places I hang out online I write a newsletter on the first and last Thursday of every series. Sign up here 💌 I post photos and stories on Instagram. Follow Walk the Pod 🌅 Thank you for walking with me 😊
10:51
January 31, 2022
WtP S23 BONUS | Nigey takeover - Part 5
My lovely friend Nige from Northern Spain is self-isolating in rural Buckinghamshire and sends this walking report in which he encounters some horses and explores a caravan. In this episode of your daily walking show, Walk the P