My Camino - the podcast

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. Sponsor Dan via or

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Fr Pius Muehlbacher: one of the wonderful Bened...
This wonderful opportunity to speak with Father Pius was something I really cherished. I have seen the monks singing vespers at Rabanel del Camino on two occasions, and it is pure magic. The Benedictine monks sing Gregorian of the true blessings of el Camino de Santiago....what a blessing to have the monks in our lives and on our Camino. You will thoroughly enjoy this chat.
39 min
American pilgrim and writer Stephen Drew's book...
Stephen Drew overcame addiction, the suicide of his son, his step-daughter's chronic illness and the loss of his beloved mentor and father-in-law, Pop. When you hear his description of the moment he decided to walk the Camino, it will send shivers up your spine. You can find Stephen's book where all good books are sold AND via his website
62 min
I'm taking a week off to visit family for the f...
I spoke to Rocco last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy this re-visit with Rocco, - I'll be back again next week. Buen Camino - Dan
58 min
Kelli and Jeff Field-Darragh dreamed big! Amer...
Kelli and Jeff Field-Darragh were recommended to me by Johnnie Walker Santiago. They're American pilgrims who dreamed big...!! Real big!! They're now living on the Camino at the 59km mark - between Palais del Rei and Melide, about to open The Happiness Cafe.
45 min
Karla Males struck up the courage to answer the...
Karla Males wrote about the Camino Primitivo in a blog to say "shit's not that real guys". It's a good point. We all need a reminder, that the world is small...and loving...and caring....and wonderful. You can find Karla's blog here....
39 min
Johnnie Walker Santiago tells us the Camino is ...
Johnnie Walker Santiago has appeared on the podcast four times. He is a guiding light for pilgrims....a true joy in all of our lives. I was wondering what 2022 has in store for the Camino....IT'S ALL GOOD NEWS!!!!! The Camino is alive and well!!
33 min
Thomas Duane is a proud dad, a lucky husband, a...
Thomas and his wife Diane have walked three Caminos, two with their daughters. We talk about finding purpose after a career, and how the Camino can give light to show the Way ahead. Wait until you hear Tom's incredible Camino family story.
43 min
Ines Jewell walked an abuelita Camino with her ...
Ines Jewell has walked the Camino since an extraordinary first Camino in 1999, which changed her life forever. Twenty years later she returned with her seven-year-old grandson Lucas. This is a magic story encompassing the love of a grandmother with her love of adventure, and a desire to impart that wanderlust in her young grandson.
54 min
Tell us a Camino story: Five years of My Camino...
I decided to mark five years of interviews and reflections with some of MY Camino stories. A song or two to keep you company as an unsure world slowly returns to normal
52 min
British pilgrim Danielle Marie Hurren walked to...
I'm back!! Danielle Marie Hurren came to my attention via her stunning Camino photographs. Danielle walked the Camino Portuguese late last year.....and spent Christmas in Portugal, a long way from home. I don't know why, but during the course of my interview with Danielle, I wrote at the bottom of my notes 'Some days are diamonds'. You can find Danielle's photographs and prose via @daniellemariehurren. Yes, some days are diamonds.
53 min
The joy of couplets. American pilgrims, Amy H...
I’m having a few weeks off to re-boot before a very busy 2022. Amy Horton is one of the co-ordinators of the St Louis chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino - we met in Nevada in March 2020 - days before Covid hit. Amy and her husband Ben are the quintessential thinkers. They felt the lure of the Camino and it now plays a big part in their lives....and the lives of their chickens.
60 min
Irish pilgrim Natasha Murtagh has walked the Ca...
I'm taking two weeks off from hosting as I try to re-boot ahead of a very busy year. You are going to love Natasha's passion for the Camino and a similar passion for family. This is a story about love...pure and simple. You can find Natasha and Peter's book everywhere. It's called "Buen Camino". Enjoy dm
61 min
American pilgrim, author and world adventurer B...
American pilgrim, author and world adventurer Brien Crothers has written numerous books about the Camino, he also writes a blog and regular articles via various Facebook groups. Brien and I have exchanged emails for years.....I was desperate to know if his world-travelling life was an adventurous spirit or a restless spirit. You're going to love his Camino story. Brien's books are available via Amazon and you can find his blog via
39 min
American pilgrim Dave Newlin. This is pure Cam...
Dave Newlin was unhappy, unfit and unable to make change. Then he heard about el Camino de Santiago.....and his world, and the world of those around him, changed. This is a wonderful interview - full of insights, discoveries, delights and dreams. Wait until the end for a surprise for all of us.
52 min
Canadian pilgrim and hospitalera Angela Hemming...
I met Angela Hemming when she was working as a hospitalera in Rabanal del Camino in 2016. We sang songs in the reading room ....and pilgrims from all over the world came to sing along. Such joy can be found on the Camino....and such clarity. It was clarity Angela sought when she walked the Camino a few years before I met her. It provided answers to questions, suggestions to clues, and energy to thoughts. For Angela, the Camino was a new beginning.
51 min
John H Clark walked the Camino despite his fear...
John H Clark wrote Camino: Laughter and Tears along Spain's 500-mile Camino De Santiago. He was someone who NEVER travelled; never took risks; and never moved outside his comfort zone. The Camino changed all that!! His is a story of discovery - both personal and spiritual
51 min
Nick Henricks walked the Camino to raise funds ...
Nick Henrick's autistic son William turns 30 on Christmas Day. He walked the Camino to raise money for the centre where William lives, Misericordia, Heart of Mercy in Chicago. Misericordia provides a continuum of care for 600 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities many of whom are physically challenged as well. The Camino changed Nick's life - and he hopes to change many lives by walking the Camino.
47 min
Scottish pilgrim and musician Amanda Chisolm wr...
I saw a picture of Amanda on the Camino and she was shining. I knew I had to interview her. And then, as our worlds collided, Amanda sent me a wonderful Camino song she'd written. It's wonderful....and she's an amazing human being, trying to make the world a better place via pilgrimage....kindness, love and light
57 min
Cici Edwards-Jensen and Mike Jensen walked the ...
Cici Edwards-Jensen and Mike Jensen walked the Camino via de la Plata - and returned home with a book. Happiness Is THAT Way. They write alternating chapters in the book....and tell their vision and version of their journey together and alone.
54 min
Saul Valdez walked the Camino to place his life...
Saul Valdez lives in Hawaii and works in Los Angeles. He's a busy guy. He thought he was ready for retirement, so he headed to the Camino for an adventure. What he found was....himself. He placed a stone at the Cruz de Ferro he hoped would lighten what has weighed him down his whole life. It's an amazing story. You'll love Saul and his journey.
60 min
American pilgrim Trinity Om walked a 'spiritual...
Trinity Om came onto my radar when I saw a picture of her on social media reenacting the closing scenes of The Way in Morocco. I knew I had to talk to this pilgrim!! And what a joy it was to have this conversation from different sides of the world. We are all pilgrims.....for life.
45 min
250 episodes!! A look back at just a handful ...
Thank you for your support and kindness over the last five are some inspirational clips to celebrate 250 podcasts.
36 min
Liz Thomson walked the Camino to honour 240 vic...
This is one of my favourite podcasts - and considering we're just about to hit 150 episodes, that's saying something!!!! Liz ran the Alberquerque Police Dept's Homicide Unit for almost five years. 240 people were murdered on her watch, so she decided to honour them.....and how she did so is one of the best stories you're ever going to hear. You can find Liz, and the video of her Camino, at
53 min
Northern Irish pilgrim Paul Murray has written ...
From the Gaeltacht to Galicia: A Son's Tale is a love story, a story about journeys of love and spirit....and incredible bravery and endeavour. You're going to love Paul's tales of Northern Ireland and beyond as he tells us all about his father, a widely respected and admired World War II doctor. You can buy Paul's book, From the Gaeltacht to Galicia: A Son's Tale via
62 min
Peter Schloss is a former mediator and judge wh...
Peter Schloss is compiling his Camino journals for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They'll come to know and love the spirit of adventure with which Peter and his wife Christine have lived their lives. You can find Peter's blog under "feed your soul" at You're going to love this episode.
52 min