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The 30 Walks Project is a streaming audio service you can access on your computer, tablet or phone’s web browser. It's free to hear the first few episodes and you can subscribe to access more.
With an overarching aim to help listeners reduce their emotional pain and increase their personal agency, each half-hour audio episode of 30 Walks is the start of a conversation the listener will continue with themselves, in the back of their minds, over the days and weeks following.
At a personal crossroads and exiled in Paris, writer, musician and broadcaster Richard Lewis discovers the zen of walking. In the process, he finds the gentle motion acts not only to improve mood, but even more excitingly, walking acts as a gateway to productive reverie, or unconscious cognition.OK, I'll listen
It’s a way to solve problems and generate big ideas. Over the course of thirty walks, Lewis tackles notions of self-care and psychological wellbeing in a series of reverie-like introspections that leave the listener feeling stronger and happier.
Why should I listen?
Part personal history, part self-improvement, part primer in philosophy, quantum physics and social psychology, it’s a thought-provoking and profoundly moving meditation on the human condition.
Meet the team
Who makes 30 Walks?
Richard is the bestselling author of three books, a writer of journalism, television scripts, a series for Channel Four Radio and numerous musical scores. Over a twenty-year career, he has had work published in most of the UK broadsheets and appeared on Radio Four's Loose Ends, Excess Baggage and others.
Outside of his creative work, Richard is a devoted father, a certified practitioner of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a student of person-centred counselling.
He erroneously believes leisure time means doing different work, but when not behind his computer he is generally to be found on his Vespa or collecting rocks on the beach.
Photo: Rosario Oddó
Oliver is a freelance writer, editor and producer of web and audio content.
With over fifteen years experience in journalism and commercial copywriting, Oliver has parlayed those skills into his production and strategy work for the 30 Walks Project, producing rich, nuanced and engaging audio products that connect with listeners on an emotional and an intellectual level.
In his free time, Oliver is undertaking training in contemporary person-centred psychotherapy, studying eastern philosophy and spiritual practice, riding any one of his five two-wheeled vehicles, and dreaming about his next adventure.
Photo: Simon Green
SGD, Macclesfield, UK
Woke up with anxiety, thought I was going back to panick attacks. But I've learnt. My 30 minute walk a day put me back the right way.
S.M. Oxford, UK.
I have been taking my time with the walks, allowing them to roll around my head for a while before moving on to the next, though I now have the habit of walking for a minimum of 30 minutes a day.