7 episodes

What do witches, ogres and shape-shifters have in common with dive bars, fashion shows and neighbourhood parks? They are all on The Other Path! Classic folk tales meet modern life in this fantasy audio drama series filled with magic, mystery, and danger created by Odyssey Theatre.

Follow people so desperate to fulfill their dreams, they choose a path that leads them to wrangle with magical forces and creatures straight out of folklore. They lure you with promises of good fortune, but be warned, they’ll lead you into danger. Whatever fate has in store, the other path reveals the unexpected.

Our five dramas by award-winning Canadian writers are inspired by fantastical tales from the past but set in today’s modern world. From haunting dramas to macabre comedies, these original tales come alive with the voices of professional actors and artfully crafted music and sound.

The Other Path Odyssey Theatre

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

What do witches, ogres and shape-shifters have in common with dive bars, fashion shows and neighbourhood parks? They are all on The Other Path! Classic folk tales meet modern life in this fantasy audio drama series filled with magic, mystery, and danger created by Odyssey Theatre.

Follow people so desperate to fulfill their dreams, they choose a path that leads them to wrangle with magical forces and creatures straight out of folklore. They lure you with promises of good fortune, but be warned, they’ll lead you into danger. Whatever fate has in store, the other path reveals the unexpected.

Our five dramas by award-winning Canadian writers are inspired by fantastical tales from the past but set in today’s modern world. From haunting dramas to macabre comedies, these original tales come alive with the voices of professional actors and artfully crafted music and sound.

    The Belt and the Necklace

    The Belt and the Necklace

    The ugly duckling teenage daughter of a fashion icon finds herself ostracized in a beauty-obsessed world. Desperate for love, Barbara makes a heart-wrenching bargain with water-dwelling spirits. But the deal comes at a dreadful cost and Barbara must find the strength to forge a new destiny. A haunting tale from folklore, fiction, and poetry writer C.S. MacCath. It was inspired by a Bavarian folktale collected by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth.

    • 39 min
    The Feathered Ogre

    The Feathered Ogre

    After a strange vision, Lucy heads back to her dead-end hometown to hunt for a missing friend. A troublesome discovery leads her into a forbidden territory, home to ancient grudges, baffling curses and a most memorable monster. A whimsical, mysterious adventure about bridging old and new and getting unstuck. The play was written by folklorist and writer Daniel Peretti and inspired by the Italian tale of the same name by Italo Calvino.

    • 43 min
    Heart's Home

    Heart's Home

    Four people head up into the Hollow Hills for an evening of storytelling. Only three return. The trio is unwittingly drawn into a game with the Tiglath, an ancient race of shape-shifters who were driven inside the hills long ago. At stake is the land itself. An eerie, poetic fantasy from acclaimed novelist and poet, Jo Walton, about the heartfelt, complicated meanings of home. The play was inspired by The Tale of Manawydan, son of Llyr from the Welsh legend cycle: The Third Branch of the Mabinogion.

    • 42 min
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    The Other Path Preview 2

    What do witches, ogres and shape-shifters have in common with dive bars, fashion shows and neighbourhood parks? They are all on The Other Path! Classic folk tales meet modern life in this fantasy audio drama series filled with magic, mystery, and danger created by Odyssey Theatre.

    • 55 sec
    Double Trouble

    Double Trouble

    Liam and Jessie, a young couple fleeing bills and chasing cash in a trashed economy, decide to change their fate by stealing a mysterious artifact. But as the magical object toys with their desires, the pair get caught in an otherworldly spiral with cats, cops, and corpses. A macabre comedy of greed and black magic from playwright, author, and screenwriter, Marty Chan. It was inspired by the Chinese folktale, The Magic Cask.

    • 31 min
    The Witches Circle

    The Witches Circle

    Bony Legs, the infamous witch in the woods, can grant any wish imaginable… at a price. When Lisa, a daring teen, is blackmailed, she tracks down the witch for help, only to find herself facing grueling tasks in a fight for her life. A spirited and chilling tale of empowerment from novelist, poet and biographer, Emily Pohl-Weary. Inspired by a Russian folktale featuring Baba Yaga: Vassalisa the Brave.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

NepeanMom ,

Exciting series!

Each episode has had a different feel to it and I love that variety! The soundscape is interesting and very suited to the origin of the myth that is the basis for the story. I have enjoyed each one so far.

Witchy PodLover ,

Gorgeous, Spooky, Great Entertainment

I’ve listened to the first two episodes so far. They’re amazing!!! I love me a folk tale retelling and these have all the best elements: ogres, witches, monsters, magic, shapeshifters, and lots of surprises. Great stories and the production quality is also amazing. Trust me, put your earbuds in, go for a walk, and listen! NOW!!! What are you waiting for? You will be glad you did and wish all drama podcasts were this well done.

ReadingintheCorner ,

Great production value

Each episode so far is well-produced from the script to the actors to the sound design. Definitely worth listening!

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