Off the Path

For years, Off the Path has explored spots from New York to Boston and beyond — everything from quirky roadside attractions to eccentric oddities to places with deep historical significance. This year, host Davis Dunavin is going to sea. We’re telling stories of submarines, lighthouses, white whales, sea monsters, and — of course — pirates.

Dunavin has always been fascinated by ships and the sea — maybe because he grew up in the landlocked parts of Middle America. From old sailing ships to lighthouses, there’s just something special about the places that have nautical history and home to famous pirates — Captain Kidd, Black Sam Bellamy, William Fly. We experience their traditions through sea shanties and ballads of adventures at sea.


Davis Dunavin: Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. An Edward R. Murrow Award-winning and Peabody Award-nominated journalist, he is the host of the podcasts Off the Path and the 2022 series Still Newtown. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut — which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.


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Preview audio available: July 19, 2024
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Date content will be available: August 5, 2024


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August 5, 2024 - September 30, 2024

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