I am a bit addicted to taking walks while listening to The American Life podcast, lately.
It started as a cure during the stretch of home-sickness I experienced last spring. The accents and phrasings are what get me in the day to day life I have as an ex pat. I miss the familiar nuances and shared nostalgia. I miss picking up a newspaper and understanding the full context of an event without having to internet search for the missing details.
So now Ira Glass and I spend a lot of time over at the Commons. Only he's really fancy and profound so at times I just listen to Relevant podcast. Which is maybe even more American in it's ambling, nonsensical way.