If you've read this blog for any time, you know that podcasts are a key part of my walking experience. One of my favorites is CraftLit. It has all the benefits of those literature classes I loved in high school and college, without any of the homework! I'm really excited that Craftlit is about to start a new book, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. This is not the US North & South (as I found out when I ordered the miniseries through Netflix a couple years back). This is England and the conflict between the new age of manufacturing and the agrarian society of the past. Oh, and there's a love story too.
How does this tie into walking? If you're trying to encourage yourself to walk longer or farther, listening to something engaging and longer (roughly an hour) is a great way to keep walking without realizing how long you've been at it. You can learn the science behind why it works in an episode RadioLab did on Limits. That's another great show to take along for longer walks.