Podcasts are a wonderful way to hear stories, learn new things, and be entertained. You can access them on a computer or your smartphone, and press play to listen to people discussing everything and anything. If you’re interested in the Camino de Santiago – there are plenty of podcasts about it!
Many of these podcasts have episodes about the Camino Frances, but you’ll also find plenty about the Camino Portugues, Camino Finisterre, Camino del Norte, Le Puy Camino, and all the other Camino routes.
Here are a few of our favourite podcasts about the Camino:
Podcasts dedicated to the Camino de Santiago
By Bradley Chermside
Want to know your fellow peregrinos’ favourite places to eat, sleep and visit when walking the Camino de Santiago? Need packing tricks, training tips, help with choosing footwear and lots more vital information to help you prepare for your pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela?
Find out in these episodes and interviews with pilgrims who’ve walked the way, the fabled Road to Santiago.
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West.
By Dave Whitson
The Camino Podcast is a program focused on pilgrimage. We talk about major pilgrimage routes, like Spain’s Camino de Santiago, we share stories from the road, and we talk about more technical aspects of pilgrimage. Whether you’re planning your first pilgrimage, processing your latest one, or just an armchair traveler, we hope you find this to be a good listen!
By Dan Mullins
A weekly podcast featuring interviews with pilgrims from around the world who have walked the many paths to the remains of Christ’s Apostle St James in Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Hosted by Sydney broadcaster and producer Dan Mullins, My Camino – the Podcast explores pilgrims’ motivation for undertaking their Camino, what they carried, where they stayed, how far they walked each day and many other questions. Dan and his guests also explore the mystical nature of the Camino ~ and what makes it so special to so many pilgrims from around the globe. If you’re a pilgrim or are thinking of walking the Camino de Santiago, this podcast is for you.
By the Follow the Camino Team
That’s right, we have one too! Follow the Camino was the first ever tour operator to operate the Camino de Santiago or Way of Saint James. On our podcast, we explore some of the most frequently asked questions we get. From solo Caminos to what shoes to bring – we talk about it all. To learn more, or talk to one of our expert Camino Planners, contact us today!
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By Kari Gale & Tony Kriz
Two pilgrims from the Camino de Santiago explore together and with friends how to experience the best of the pilgrim life in the every day and close to home. Kari is a journal artist and writer specializing in food and travel illustration. In 2015 she published The Art of Walking: An Illustrated Journey on the Camino de Santiago which documents each day of her 500 mile journey on the Camino Francés. Tony is a collector of stories and experiences. He first walked the Camino de Santiago in 2018 as the newest expression of his own pilgrimage which has taken him across continents and between diverse and captivating communities.
By Curtis Kettler
Daily updates as I travel the Camino De Santiago across Spain.
By Hollee Brock
These stories are my response to walking the Camino de Santiago. It is not a practical guide, nor a series of interviews, nor a memoir. It is story, inspired by my real experiences and infused occasionally with a layer of holy imagination. I know it is worthwhile because I am not just hoping to tell my own story. I am hoping to tell more of the whole story, glimpse more of the whole truth. So, welcome pilgrim! Because I’m a firm believer that whether or not you have already walked or are interested in walking the Camino de Santiago, or a pilgrimage at all, guess what? …YOU’RE ALREADY ON ONE!
Podcast episodes about the Camino
Whilst these podcasts aren’t exclusively about the Camino, they have an episode or two which are!
By Kit Parks
The Active Travel Adventures podcast inspires and empowers you to lead a bigger life through adventure travel. We scour the planet for the most fun and beautiful active vacations, whether it’s climbing Machu Picchu, rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, walking El Camino in Spain, or bicycling the stiletto heel of Italy. The common denominator is that you have to MOVE: either hike, bike, paddle and/or horseback ride for part of each day! The bar is set that my reasonably fit 58-year-old body can do these adventures and so can YOU!
Here are some episodes that you might enjoy!
Day Fire Podcast was designed from the lifetime of common ground we enjoy before and after our fun and adventures in the great outdoors. Those morning fires with coffee discussing the upcoming day or the late afternoons pumped from the day and rushing to get to the fire, beer in hand to tell today’s adventures or share advice with the gang. A time to share, listen and learn. We are just lighting the fire so grab a drink and a chair and help us pass our stories and experiences forward.
BBC Radio Ulster
Gerry Kelly begins his journey along the final stretch of the Camino de Santiago. From its ancient connections to Dublin, to its popular starting point in Sarria, Spain, Gerry explores why so many people are drawn to walking the famous pilgrim network to the shrine of St James.
By Chris Christensen
The Amateur Traveler audio podcast is about travel destinations. It helps you decide where to go next. The show usually features an interview with a destination expert or with a traveler who has been to the destination recently. The show intends to motivate people to travel.
By Craig and Linda
Hi, we’re Craig and Linda, the two Kiwis behind the Indie Travel Podcast. Since February 2006 we’ve been travelling around the world. We are addicted. We see no end in sight.
Angel and Tim Mathis
Boldly Went started in Seattle, Washington in January 2017 with a simple goal of helping a diverse range of people in the outdoor community connect through sharing their stories. We have since hosted more than 60 live storytelling events across the United States and Canada where outdoorists of all kinds are given an open invitation to throw their names in the hat to tell their best stories and have shared hundreds of the stories told at live events through the Boldly Went Podcast.
By Jackie Nourse
JUMP is your invitation to adventure. Through a mix of guest stories, solo episodes, and often raw and personal accounts, host Jackie Nourse (Traveling Jackie) explores travel, adventure, and lifestyle in ways meant to motivate YOU to move and get out and see the world.
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More Camino stories
Once you’ve worked your way through all of those, how about picking up one of our favourite books about the Camino de Santiago or snuggling in to watch a movie about the Camino! If you’re trying to inspire your kids to come with you (yes, you can walk the Camino with kids!) then try reading them one of these.
Which ones have we missed?
We hope you love these podcasts as much as we did! If we’ve missed any awesome podcasts about the Camino de Santiago please send us a message and recommend them! You can get in touch by email, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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Originally published on 17th September 2020