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El Camino de Santiago Pilgrims' Podcast

El Camino de Santiago Pilgrims' Podcast

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.

!Buen Camino!
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59. Become a Warrior Walking the Way to Santiago; With Priest and Ex US Army Officer, Steve Rindahl...

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68. Unusual Foot Care Routines; How To Deal Psychologically With Walking So Far; Walking the Camino de Santiago With a Next Of Kin; With Canadian Pilgrim, Arlene Lasky.
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. ¡Ultreya! Arlene, very kindly wrote up the following notes as a follow up to our conversation - thanks Arlene! My socks: 'feetures' brand http://feetures.com/ https://feetures.ca/ Ultreia song sung by nuns at Santa Maria Albergue, Carrion de los Condes https://youtu.be/R07pqha8sZ4 Albergues mentioned: Check In Rioja - Logrono (where the hospitalero found us space) A Santiago - Belorado (pool, albergue and private rooms where we spent 2 nights) La Morena - Ledigos Casa de Jesus - Villar de Mazarife Internet resources - The forum at https://www.caminodesantiago.me/ www.booking.com Canadian Company of Pilgrims - https://www.santiago.ca/ Arlene's Camino blog from 2018 - https://arlenetoys.wixsite.com/mycamino Arlene's Master Key Experience blog (with info about Hero's Journey as it relates to the Camino) - https://arlenelaskey.me/
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November 22, 2020
67. Walking the Camino de Santiago During the Covid-19 Pandemic - 15 Time Pilgrim Max Maximov Tells You What to Expect...
You can check out Max's Camino de Santiago calendar here: www.caminographer.com Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese.
1:31:33
November 15, 2020
66. A Year Round Packing Strategy; Walking the Camino de Santiago With Kids; What NOT to do When Preparing - With British Pilgrim, Stu Hagan...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Buen Camino everybody! 
1:16:38
November 8, 2020
65. Backpack Organisation; Stories of Camino Kindness; the Importance of Going Slow; With Camino de Santiago Blogger and Podcaster, David Smith...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. You can read David's blog and listen to his podcast by clicking here: www.clearskiescamino.com
53:52
November 1, 2020
64. Lessons from Walking the Camino de Santiago To Help Us Endure Winter Lockdown; With Camino Blogger & 5 Time Pilgrim, John McSweeney...
Find John's Camino blog right here: www.alifeontheway.com This episode is hosted, as always by Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. To read Brad's book, click humorous travelogue: The Only Way Is West.
1:07:00
October 25, 2020
63. Simple Changes To Make To Your Daily Life to Get Ready To Walk the Camino de Santiago; With Umberto de Venosa, Founder & CEO Of Follow The Camino...
To find more about Follow The Camino and to contact Umberto di Venosa, go to www.followthecamino.com This episode is hosted, as always by Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. To read Brad's book, click here: The Only Way Is West.
48:31
October 18, 2020
62. How To Remove EVERYTHING That's Stopping You From Walking The Camino de Santiago: With Austrian Singer/Songwriter, Mario Andric...
This episode is hosted, as always by Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. To read Brad's book, click here: The Only Way Is West.
49:24
October 11, 2020
61. When the Camino de Santiago Going Gets Tough, American Pilgrim, Maryjo Jerro, Has Some Great Advice To Get You Through...
This episode is hosted, as always by Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. To read Brad's book, click here: The Only Way Is West.
56:47
October 4, 2020
60. Sleeping Bags! Make Sure Yours Has One VERY IMPORTANT Feature; With Camino Frances Pilgrim, Linda Yeomans...
This episode is hosted, as always by Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. To read Brad's book, click here: The Only Way Is West.
50:57
September 27, 2020
59. Become a Warrior Walking the Way to Santiago; With Priest and Ex US Army Officer, Steve Rindahl...
In this episode, Steve Rindalh from Warriors On the Way talks about leading pilgrimages to Santiago to help heal ex US Servicemen and Servicewomen from PTSD & Moral Injury.  He also reveals the daily routine that allows him to carry only 6kg on his back, the little trick he uses to maximise the psychological impact of leaving behind a past burden on the Camino de Santiago and the city break you should schedule to replenish supplies and re-energise after days in the Camino's mountainous wilderness. Links to all the places, products and services Steve mentions can be found by clicking below:  https://www.bradleychermside.com/post/59-become-a-warrior-walking-the-way-to-santiago-with-priest-and-ex-us-army-officer-steve-rindahl This episode is hosted, as always by Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. To find out more about Brad's book, click here: The Only Way Is West.
1:10:06
September 20, 2020
58. Why You SHOULDN'T Start Your Camino On This Day.... Michelle Lessard from Camino Concierge Tells You The Intriguing Reason Why...
Contact Michelle Lessard at: www.caminoconcierge.com Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. ¡Ultreya!
1:02:45
September 13, 2020
57. How To Use a Camino de Santiago Guidebook Without Carrying It With You; Mariella Guillén Shares This Trick, Some Delicious Local Delicacies, The Eateries Where You'll Find Them & Much More...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. ¡Ultreya!
59:31
September 5, 2020
56. Mickael Verbeke Has Walked Seven Different Camino de Santiago & Pilgrimage Routes... Some Expert Help This Week!
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West.  Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. ¡Ultreya!
45:27
August 30, 2020
55. How To Become a Hospitalero(a) On the Camino de Santiago; With Rebecca Weston
Some helpful links Rebecca Weston has kindly shared:  Fave Camino blog: http://moratinoslife.blogspot.com/  Camino internet resource: https://godesalco.com/plan  Restaurant: Cafe Bar Restaurante Xanti   https://www.expressbourricot.com/  https://www.rome2rio.com/  Rebecca Weston's blog: https://renaissancerebecca.com/posts-from-the-camino/  Albergue with Amazing Hospitalero: Municipal Villalcazar de Sirga Plaza del Peregrino, s/n, 34449 Villalcázar de Sirga, Palencia, Spain Just 5 km before Carrion de los Condes. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. ¡Ultreya!
46:18
August 23, 2020
54. Walking the Camino de Santiago During Covid-19 - Elena Semkina Shares Her Experience...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. ¡Ultreya!
52:28
August 16, 2020
53. A Little Known, Must-see Detour Walking the Camino de Santiago; With David Sheehan...
After the interview, David sent some additional information that he'd forgotten to share... Here's what he wrote: "Some more tips about the Spiritual Variante. The beginning of the walk on Day Two is called the "Ruta da Pedra e da Auga" (The Way of the Stones and Water" ).  It was my single favorite day of walking along all of the Caminos that I completed.  Also, pilgrims should take the boat trip from Villa de Arousa to Pontecessures on Day 3 instead of walking. The boat ride replicates the way taken by Saint James disciples on their way to Compostela, and it is considered to be the origins of all caminos.  It includes the only Via Crucis located on water anywhere in the world. The Spiritual Variante is definitely worth it, and it should not be missed." Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Ultreya!
45:38
August 9, 2020
52. Camino de Santiago: The French Way, Portuguese or Northern Route; Bob Scheidt Can Help You Decide...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Ultreya!
1:09:08
July 31, 2020
51. THE ONE item You Need To Pack EVERY Camino, ANYTIME Of the Year; Leigh Brennan Is a Yogi On the Camino de Santiago...
Here's where you can find Leigh Brennan's company, Sacred Compass Journeys and her Camino Cafe on Zoom online... Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Ultreya!
54:57
July 23, 2020
50. How Walking the Camino de Santiago Can Help Your Mental Health; an Interview With a Very Brave Pilgrim, Blake Farha...
Blake Farha is a voice artist, musician and Camino de Santiago author. He's walked the Camino del Norte then finished on the Primitivo in 2017. Here's where you can follow Blake on instagram and find links to  his music, books and podcasts: https://www.instagram.com/blakefarha/ Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. ¡Ultreya!
55:41
July 16, 2020
49. 3 Items You DON'T Need To Walk the Camino de Santiago; Zehra Rizvi Walked the Camino Frances Her Way...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Ultreya!
55:34
July 9, 2020
48. How To Get a Massage Everyday Walking the Camino de Santiago; Pilgrim Chris Corbett AKA "The Lollipop Man" Has the Answer...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Buen Camino everybody! Stay well:) Opening music and closing music: Searcher - written and sung by Bradley Chermside.
43:10
July 2, 2020
47. How to Save Your Knees Walking the Camino de Santiago With Elena Marsh...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Buen Camino everybody! Stay well:) Opening music and closing music: Searcher - written by Bradley Chermside and dedicated in this episode to Martin Jamison.
1:04:18
June 26, 2020
46. Only Got Two Weeks to Walk the Camino? Caitlin Clendenin Has the Perfect Pilgrimage Trail For You...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Buen Camino everybody! Stay well:)
53:49
June 19, 2020
45. The Magic Mix to Feel Like You're Walking the Camino On Air; Pilgrim Aidan Boyle From Ireland is This Week's Special Guest...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Buen Camino everybody! Stay well:)
44:36
June 11, 2020
44. Leslie Ferris Yerger Raised $110,000 Walking the Camino; Her Story Is One of Inspiration, Bravery and Personal Mission.
Leslie Ferris Yerger bravely walked the Camino Frances alone after a devastating diagnosis. In this interview she talks about her inspirational journey on the Camino de Santiago... You can buy Leslie's Camino book, Probably Benign here: https://www.probablybenign.com Click the link below to find out more about her mission to make a positive impact in advancing the next major breakthrough in breast cancer screening, so more women with breast cancer can become survivors.  https://walkthewaywithher.com Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Buen Camino everybody! Stay well:) ​
53:48
June 5, 2020
43. A Cure For the Modern Camino de Santiago Pilgrim's Biggest Problem; Texan Peregrino Andrew Baker Can Help You Out...
Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Buen Camino everybody! Stay well:)
54:37
May 28, 2020
42. How To Walk Your Inner Camino with Bestselling Camino de Santiago Author, Pilgrim & Hospitalera, Karin Kiser.
You can find out more about Karin Kiser and buy her books at her website: http://karinkiser.com/books/ Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. Buen Camino everybody and please stay healthy!!
46:50
May 21, 2020
41. Where To Stay To Have Your Best Night On the Camino & The Backpack You Need For Easy Access to Everything; American Pilgrim Victoria Sanderson Reveals All...
American pilgrim, Victoria Sanderson has experience walking the Camino del Norte, Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese. In this episode, she gives advice on choosing a backpack for easy access to everything; how to become a Hospitalera(o) on the Camino de Santiago and reveals her highly effective blister prevention and cure routine. Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese.
42:10
May 14, 2020
40. Practices To Balance Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul Walking the Camino de Santiago; 14 Time Pilgrim, Camino Coach, Max Maximov Is This Week's Guest...
Camino Coach, Max Maximov, has walked the Camino de Santiago 14 times.  In this episode, he talks about mental as well as physical and spiritual preparations; how to choose the right socks and tells the enchanting story how he met his wife on the Road to Santiago. Max oozes that warm Camino spirit and his love for the pilgrimage is so infectious! Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese.
1:09:00
May 8, 2020
39. Backpack Organisation, Mental Preparation and Finding Your "Why" on the Camino de Santiago With Jason Searl, Two Time American Pilgrim.
Jason Searl, has walked the Camino de Santiago twice. First with his son Matthew and then with his wife Chrissy.   In this episode, he gives some great ideas on how to organise your backpack, set spiritual intention and find your "Why" on the way. Jason chairs, Kapaun's Men, a men's faith formation group in the US that seeks to promote the example of Servant of God, Fr. Emil Kapaun. Go to www.kapaunsmen.com to find out more. Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West.  Bradley has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese.
1:14:55
May 1, 2020
38. The One Big Thing You Can Do To Stay Fit & Prevent Injuries Walking the Camino de Santiago; Camino Podcaster, Jose Maria Ardanaz Tells You This & Much More...
Jose Maria Ardanaz is a Camino Guide, Podcaster and Coach. He lives on the Camino Francès in Pamplona. In this episode, he tells you one big thing you can do to stay fit and healthy on the Camino; recommends how much water to carry with you and gives you some amazing insider info on where to eat and sleep on your way to Santiago. Contact Jose and listen to his Camino Podcast at his website: www.elcaminopeople.com Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West.
50:22
April 24, 2020
37. Camino de Santiago Planning & Prep 101 with Ex Us Marine Peter Gudmundsson
Ex Us Marine, Peter Gudmundsson walked the Camino Frances in 2017.  In this podcast, you'll get the 101 of Camino de Santiago planning: help with how to choose your footwear and lacing them too; the STOP & INSPECT protocol for protecting your feet as well as advice on how to make sure you don't miss a thing and keep all your Camino de Santiago memories to treasure forever. Hosted as always by Bradley Chermside, who's walked the Camino Frances, the Camino Portuguese and is the author of the Camino de Santiago, international bestselling memoir, The Only Way is West. Stay healthy Camino Family!
1:06:03
April 16, 2020
36. The Surprising Items That Can Double Up As Hand Sanitisers & Prevent Bed Bugs; 5 Time Pilgrim Sarah Blogg Helps You Walk Your Next Camino de Santiago
Australian Pilgrim, Sarah Blogg has walked the Camino de Santiago five times. In this episode she talks about the main differences between the French Camino Frances and the Spanish Camino Frances; some important spiritual sites to visit in France; and, the two items that can double up as hand sanitisers and prevent bed bugs. Hosted as always by Bradley Chermside, who's walked the Camino Frances, the Camino Portuguese and is the author of the Camino de Santiago, international bestselling memoir, The Only Way is West.
1:22:46
April 10, 2020
35. The Best Time Of the Year To Walk the Camino de Santiago and Why; An Interview With the Loveable Cathy Seitchik Diaz
American pilgrim, Cathy Seitchik Diaz has walked the Camino Frances fives times with her husband David.  In this episode she reveals the surprising three things at the top of her packing list, the bank card you can sign up for to avoid ATM charges and the best time of the year to walk the Camino de Santiago and exactly why. Hosted as always by Bradley Chermside, who's walked the Camino Frances, the Camino Portuguese and is the author of the Camino de Santiago, international bestselling memoir, The Only Way is West.
58:41
April 3, 2020
34. What To Be Ready For On Your 3rd Day Walking the Camino de Santiago; Canadian Pilgrim, David Tallan Helps You Prepare...
Canadian Pilgrim, David Tallan has walked the Camino Frances and the Camino Portuguese.  In this episode you'll learn of his novel way to stay in touch with his fellow pilgrims, what he does to stay 10 degrees cooler, all day every day, and what exactly to be aware of and prepared for on your 3rd day on the road to Santiago. Hosted as always by Bradley Chermside, who's walked the Camino Frances, the Camino Portuguese and is the author of the Camino de Santiago, international bestselling memoir, The Only Way is West. ¡Buen Camino fellow peregrinos!
51:07
March 27, 2020
33. How to Get Free Training for Walking the Camino de Santiago; Pilgrim, Janine Lytham Spills the Beans...
In this episode, Janine Lytham tells you the very simple thing you can do to get FREE training tips for walking the Camino; exactly how you can make sure you never lose your valuables and the app you need to download to plan where you'll stay on your pilgrimage from start to finish. Hosted as always by Bradley Chermside, who's walked the Camino Frances, the Camino Portuguese and written the Camino de Santiago, international bestselling memoir, The Only Way is West. ¡Buen Camino fellow peregrinos!
1:04:09
March 20, 2020
32. How to Avoid Cash Withdrawal Charges Walking the Camino de Santiago; Four Time Pilgrim, Dan Jarvis reveals this and much more...
Dan Jarvis has walked the Camino Frances four times.  He shares lots of helpful information on great places to stay and visit, the internet forum that's a wealth of knowledge as well as exactly how to save money by avoiding cash withdrawal fees on your way to Santiago. Hosted as always by, Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino Frances memoir, The Only Way is West.
39:31
March 13, 2020
31. Where to Bathe Your Feet In a Mountain Stream; Footwear That's Better Than Flip Flops; THE MUST VISIT Medieval Restaurant; An Interview With 10 Time Pilgrim, Susi from Casa Susi.
Susi is Hospitalera at Casa Susi in Galicia on the Camino Francés.  She's walked 10 Camino de Santiago routes to choose the perfect location for her albergue and research how to care for tired and hungry pilgrims like you. She offers yet another unique blister cure, recommends a medieval restaurant in a wild mountain location and tells you the city where you MUST stay overnight. As well as all that, she suggests an alternative footwear to flip flops to air your feet, what to bring with you to make those bunk beds feel like your own and of course, why you need to stay at Casa Susi in Trabadelo. Hosted as always by Bradley Chermside, who's walked the Camino Frances the Camino Portuguese and written the Camino de Santiago, international bestselling memoir, The Only Way is West. ¡Buen Camino felllow peregrinos!
1:04:54
March 5, 2020
30. Couch to Camino in 6 weeks; the Little Known, MUST SEE Camino Movie; Space Age Blister Cures - Camino Coach, Cassie Childers Ryle Tells All & Much More...
Cassie Childers Ryle has walked 3 Camino de Santiagos: the Camino Ingles, the Camino del Norte & the Celtic Camino.  In this episode, she tells you how to go from couch to Camino in 6 weeks; the little known, MUST SEE Camino Movie; her space age blister cures, where to meet the pilgrim who's walked 103,000 miles and how the Camino changed her life forever. Cassie's book, The Camino Provides: A Curious Guide to the Camino del Norte, will be released this spring. Hosted as always by, Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino Frances memoir, The Only Way is West.
56:56
February 28, 2020
29. Where to Get Free Walking Poles; the Shop That Lets You Try Their Boots & Take Them Back & Mark Hansen's Secret Blister Busting Foot Balm...
American pilgrim, Mark Hansen has walked the Camino Frances and a part of the Camino del Norte.  In this episode, he reveals where to get free falking poles; the shop that lets you try their boots & take them back and his secret blister busting foot balm. As well as all that, Mark talks us through his on the road, daily routines and the heartfelt, compelling reason he has to return to complete the Camino del Norte. Episode 29 is hosted as always, by Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way is West.
51:13
February 20, 2020
28. Camino Frances, Norte Or Inglés? Mark Stevens Helps You Decide Which Camino de Santiago Path To Walk...
British pilgrim, Mark Stevens has walked the Camino Frances, Camino del Norte and the Camino Inglés. In this episode, he mentions the differences between all three and which one might suit you best, depending on the goals for your pilgrimage.  You'll also hear lots more helpful information to help you pack and plan for your next Camino. Hosted as always by Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West...
41:54
February 13, 2020
27. The 3 Most Important Things To Get Right Before Walking The Camino de Santiago....
Journalist, Speaker and Camino Guide Pascal Auger, Reveals The 3 Most Important Things To Get Right Before Walking The Camino de Santiago. Check out Pascal’s website here:  https://quebeccompostelle.com This episode is hosted, as always by Bradley Chermside, author of international bestseller, The Only Way Is West.
44:34
February 6, 2020
26. Backpack Tips; Walking Pole tricks; Blister Prevention Hacks; Great Recommendations For Places To Eat And Drink & Much More... A Camino Masterclass from Martin Jamieson
Backpack Tips; Walking Pole tricks; Blister Prevention Hacks; Recommendations For Places To Eat And Drink & Much More... A Camino Masterclass from Martin Jamieson.
1:06:27
January 30, 2020
25. Ted Talk Speaker & Camino de Santiago Pilgrim, Dev Cuny Reveals Their Unorthodox Cure For Blisters & Why "It's Solved By Walking."
Ted Talk Speaker & Camino de Santiago Pilgrim, Dev Cuny relives their Camino de Santiago; reveals their unorthodox blister cure; and tells how it helped them deal with the breakdown of their marriage and go on to become a pilgrim for life.
56:28
January 24, 2020
24. 2 Time Pilgrim & Hospitalera, Heather Knight-Reiter, Tells You How To Deal With Bed Bugs And So Much More...
24. 2 time pilgrim, hospitalera & leader of 7,000 strong Camino de Santiago Planning Facebook Group, Heather Knight-Reiter tells you why you should NEVER put your backpacks on the beds in the albergues, the name of her special blister busting socks and how to be a nice pilgrim...
54:30
January 17, 2020
23. Camino Frances vs Camino Portuguese - Facts and Figures To Help You Decide Which One To Walk...
Thinking of walking one of the two most popular routes on the Camino de Santiago?  In this episode you get all the facts and figures, the nitty gritty to help you decide whether to walk The French Way or The Portuguese Way.  How high is the biggest climb? With how many pilgrims will you share the trail? How long will you spend walking in nature and alongside hazardous roads.  Hear all the answers in this episode....
29:05
January 10, 2020
22. 10 Ways To Stay Safe Walking the Camino de Santiago
Your host, Bradley Chermside tells you the name of the app from which you can contact the closest local police; the surprising animal you need to be wary of on your way to Santiago and what to do if you find yourself lost - just three of ten ways to stay safe when walking the Camino de Santiago.
35:24
January 3, 2020
21. Lisbon or Porto? - Starting Your Camino Portuguese; Albergues vs Hotels; Camino Francés or Portuguese - differences discussed...
In this episode your host, Bradley Chermside is interviewed about his Camino Portuguese by guest host, black belt pilgrim -  Tiera St Claire. They talk about the pros and cons of starting in Porto or Lisbon; the positives and negatives of staying in albergues and hotels as well as some differences between the Camino Francés and the Camino Portuguese. Hope it's a helpful listen - happy new year wandering wonderers!
57:02
December 27, 2019
20. A Day In the Life Of A Camino de Santiago Pilgrim
Fresh from walking a week on the Camino Portuguese, your host, Bradley Chermside, describes a typical day in the life of a Camino de Santiago pilgrim.  He talks of the routines, rituals and best practices that could help make you feel at home when you're away. Enjoy fellow shell mates - ¡Buen camino! PS - ***splash of lemon in your water NOT splash of water in your water, Brad would like you to know that's what he meant***
53:26
December 19, 2019
19. Camino de Santiago, Year Round Packing List
Your host Bradley Chermside, is just back from hiking a week on the Camino Portuguese. Here's his definitive kit list, backpack weight and the three small things he'd discard from the packing list if walking during summer. PS - Please add flip-flops to all the items listed in this episode :) Buen Camino shell mates!
28:29
December 13, 2019
18. Audrey Lee Made It To Mt. Everest Base Camp - Here's How She's Going To Conquer The Camino de Santiago
Australian pilgrim Audrey Lee made it to Mt. Everest Base Camp - here's how she's going to conquer the Camino de Santiago. 
1:08:00
November 26, 2019
17. Summer Camino vs Winter Camino - A Brazilian And A Brit, Two Peregrino Amigos, Discuss...
Brazilian pilgrim, Bernado de Queiroz Camacho has walked the Camino de Santiago twice. The whole of the Camino Frances and the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. In this interview, we discuss how planning for a winter camino differs from doing so for the summer; advantages and disadvantages of carrying devices; and why walking the Camino de Santiago can offer answers when you need them most. All this, while enjoying a good bottle of rioja wine under the stars. Your host is Bradley Chermside, author of international bestselling Camino de Santiago memoir, The Only Way Is West. Buen Camino fellow peregrinos!
1:08:30
November 22, 2019
16. 'Pack the Least Amount Of Things You Need To Be Comfortable.' Rachelle Smith, Helps You Complete Your Inaugural Camino de Santiago, Successfully and Happily.
Rachelle Smith, from Los Angeles walked the Camino Frances this autumn.  In this episode she gives you many ideas to prevent blisters, great packing advice and tells some enchanting stories of her encounters with pilgrims and natives along the way. Watch her Camino de Santiago blog here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk6pmwq_DRyyuiAFW7klNUQ
57:43
November 14, 2019
15. A Camino de Santiago Packing & Planning Masterclass with Ex-British Army Pilgrim, Peter Ormond.
Ex-British Army pilgrim, Peter Ormond walked the Camino Frances in September/October 2019.  In this interview, he gives you tips on how to use walking poles; the best rucksack to choose to avoid getting a sweaty back; help with choosing your footwear; training ideas; packing help; where to eat a great steak in Santiago de Compostela and lots more Camino carry outs. Buen camino fellow peregrinos!
1:00:42
November 7, 2019
14. How the Camino Restored One Man's Faith in Humanity - A Heartfelt and Candid Interview With Gabriel Brocklesby
Gabriel Brocklesby has recently cycled the Camino del Norte. He tells us how his adventure aided him in overcoming stress and anxiety; how it restored his faith in humanity and how it helped him come to some big life changing decisions for his post Camino life. Enjoy fellow peregrinos!
52:58
October 30, 2019
13. Avoid Making These 8 Mistakes When Walking the Camino de Santiago
This episode covers 8 mistakes to avoid making when walking the Camino de Santiago; common mistakes that have been mentioned by your previous guests, on forums and Facebook groups and errors made by your host, Brad.  ¡Buen camino!
28:29
October 24, 2019
12. How to Walk the Camino de Santiago for 32 days In a Row Without Injuries or Blisters - An Interview With Alastair Wilson
Want to know how to walk the Camino de Santiago for 32 days in a row without injuries or blisters? Listen in fellow peregrinos! Scottish author and pilgrim Alastair Wilson tells you how.
46:35
October 18, 2019
11. Johanna Röhrig - How To Walk the Camino de Santiago Carrying Less Than 5kg.
Professional Violinist, Johanna Röhrig tells us how she walked the Camino de Santiago with only 5kg; why she loved the Camino Portuguese and how to walk the camino without carrying a sleeping bag. ¡Buen Camino fellow peregrinos!
1:14:28
October 11, 2019
10. How To Get To the Start From the USA, Get More Privacy In the Albergues & Remain Blister Free - an Interview with Shawn Renee from Portland, Oregon.
Shawn Renee has just walked the Camino Francés. In this revealing interview, she tells us how she got to the starting point at St. Jean Pied de Port. Her favourite albergue on the whole Camino de Santiago as well as her favourite three cities and a very funny story about a nutty moment in an albergue. Enjoy fellow peregrinos!
43:38
October 4, 2019
9. 7 Spanish Words & Phrases To Help You On the Camino de Santiago & 3 More FAQs
In this episode, you'll learn 7 Spanish words & phrases that can help you when you're hungry, thirsty, lost and want to connect with the locals. Buen Camino fellow peregrinos!
26:58
September 27, 2019
8. 10 Camino de Santiago Rituals, Customs & Traditions
Hi there shell mates! In this episode you'll learn 10 rituals, customs and traditions Camino de Santiago pilgrims perform whilst walking the Road to Santiago.
28:36
September 21, 2019
7. 10 Things NOT to Pack For Walking El Camino de Santiago
7. 10 Things NOT to Pack For Walking El Camino de Santiago
31:46
September 6, 2019
6. 7 Sensational, Highly Recommended Albergues; Dos & Don'ts To Make Albergue Life More Harmonious; 3 More Camino de Santiago FAQs
6. 7 Sensational, Highly Recommended Albergues; Dos & Don'ts (friendly guidelines) to Make Albergue Life More Harmonious; 3 More Camino de Santiago FAQs
35:10
August 30, 2019
5. How To Start in Burgos, 1 Thing NOT to Pack & Why You Need to Stop in Sahagun.
British pilgrim Alison Hansell tells us how to get Burgos and start there, 1 thing you definitely shouldn't pack, 3 things she wishes she took with her and how and why the Camino restored her faith in religion and humanity. This episode is dedicated to her dear friend Lee, who tragically took his own life prematurely.
1:07:29
August 23, 2019
4. 5 Ways to Fight Blisters and 3 More Camino de Santiago FAQs
Worried about getting blisters on your next Camino?  In this episode, your host Bradley Chermside brings you 5 ways to fight those dreaded calluses and answers 3 more Camino de Santiago FAQs. Buen Camino fellow peregrinos!
23:11
August 16, 2019
3. 3 FAQs, How Walking Poles Could Help You & Why Pamplona Might Be a Good Starting Point; An Interview With Australian Pilgrim Deana Corcoran
In the 3rd episode of the Camino de Santiago Pilgrims' Podcast, you'll hear the answer to 3 FAQS, big reasons why walking poles could be the pill for your Camino ills and why you might want to consider Pamplona as a starting point for your Camino Francés.  Blister prevention tips, Camino de Santiago documentaries and favourite albergues also come up in conversation. Our guest is the bubbly and entertaining Deana Corcoran from Adelaide, Australia.
54:54
August 7, 2019
2. 10 Top Tips for Walking El Camino de Santiago & 3 FAQs
Hear the answers to 3 frequently answered questions on pilgrim forums and Facebook groups as well as 10 top tips for walking El Camino de Santiago. Really hope you find them useful. Buen camino fellow peregrinos!
24:43
August 2, 2019
1. Why Starting Your Camino In St. Jean Pied de Port Might NOT Be a Good Idea
Six time pilgrim Tiera tells you why starting your Camino in St. Jean Pied de Port might be a bad idea, the name of her blister busting socks and her favourite albergues.
44:29
July 25, 2019