The WALKING podcast

9 EpisodesProduced by Jon Mooallem

Come along as acclaimed journalist and author Jon Mooallem takes a walk through tranquil woodlands of the Pacific Northwest. No talking; just walking. Ambient. Pleasing. Unusual.

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"Things Have an End, But Feeling is Infinite"

March 22nd, 2019


This is the Season 1 Finale of the WALKING podcast, and possibly the last one period. I read some prepared remarks at the ad break, while sitting on a stump, on a cliff, as the sun went down.

This week's walk is brought …

Bottle Episode! Road trip!

March 19th, 2019


"Sometimes finding a key is not the start of a grand adventure, but the end of one." - Jon Mooallem, right now.

Friends, I bumbled my way into a high-intensity snafu while recording the walk this morning. A boatload of …

Mr. Cool

March 12th, 2019


It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at Mooallem SuperValue™ (That’s my private nickname for myself when I’m working hard to meet deadlines, and when I feel less like a human writer than a …

Hearts and Thoughts They Fade

March 5th, 2019


I continue to be confused as to whether anyone reads these summaries. Anyway: It’s been almost four years since we moved to the island from San Francisco. Two or three nights after we moved, my wife and I took the ferry …

You Like Me? You Really Like Me?

February 26th, 2019


Busy week here on the Internet, with a sterling write-up of the show on Vulture and oodles of new listeners. Meanwhile, in real life, the same old …

The Snowy Day, by Ezra Walk Feets

February 19th, 2019


We had tremendous snow. Historic snow! A back-to-back-to-back #snowmageddon scenario. School was cancelled, life was disrupted, the power went out …

I Fell Down

February 12th, 2019


It was bound to happen.

In 1864, Captain William Renton arrived on Bainbridge Island and built what would soon be lauded as the largest sawmill in …

Walk of the Rising Sun

February 5th, 2019


It was one of those Saturday mornings when the wide, blue sky begged to be walked under. So out I went. And I wasn’t alone. This episode features several salutary exchanges with other walkers—or, as I like to call them, …

"What's Sour in the House a Bracing Walk Makes Sweet"

January 27th, 2019


The quote is taken from Thoreau. The walk was taken out of stress. I took this walk after getting an email from my editor which (long story) made my work life (which is a big chunk of my total life) feel instantaneously …

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