The Bright Path is good for the soul, if you’ve got one handy. If not, it’ll do as a really attractive paperweight.
Rufus Snugg and his friends make a new toy, but toys aren’t a solution to Rufus’s problems. Devi gets the latest news from home, and Daven gets a black eye for his trouble. Basil’s machinations bear fruit, as a certain ring-bearer plunges to his death in the fiery abyss.
Captain Howe is evicted ceremoniously from his field tent. Judge Blackstaff presides over a courtroom duel, and his clerk does heroic duty. Hobb the Wise learns of Cyrus’s latest quest. Sir Richard is poked and prodded, and meets an old enemy.
Episode 38: A Vigorous Legal Argument drops on Wednesday. But here are three tracks that appear in the show, exclusively for you lovely Bright Path Podcast listeners (and visitors to website).
Justice. In the 2005 production of Paradise Lost, Satan sang this number while inventing the word ‘Justice’ to describe his plan for revenge against God. This track is the accompaniment to the vocalist. The song appears in Episode 38 of The Bright Path Podcast. brighpathbook.com.
They Will Know Right. Satan sang this number in the 2005 production of Paradise Lost to describe his plan to use Adam and Eve to exact vengeance on God. This track is the accompaniment to the vocalist. It appears in Episode 38 of The Bright Path Podcast.
Victory and Triumph. Satan and his lieutenants celebrate after achieving an epic victory. This track is the accompaniment to the vocalist. It appears in Episode 38 of The Bright Path Podcast.
Here in podcast land, the White Knights occupying Hog Hurst learn the wonder and terror of The Backbeat, and the goblins of the Gray Kingdom have a thumping good time. Jonny is briefly a lawyer, but he recovers quickly. King Simon discovers that he is not alone.
I recorded this track in 2011 with Danielle Erin Rhodes, a consummate Broadway-caliber musical theater actress. The song features in a key role in The Bright Path, and particularly The Bright Path Podcast — so please enjoy!
Merrily sings a new song with old words. Cyrus discovers that comparing a woman to a dead cow has serious consequences. Ratwurst gets an unexpected promotion, and Wigglus explains, with examples, the circumstances in which it is legally acceptable to solve one’s personal problems with murder.
Vicod Rayth, bearer of a certain tome germane to our story, finds an unexpected opportunity for cultural research while making his way to Uellodon. Captain Thomas Howe of the King’s Heavy Horse meets some new friends with fancy white cloaks, and takes them for a ride ’round the county.
Cyrus selects a summer vacation and an intern to go along with it. Frederick née Halfhouse narrowly avoids a close encounter with a prosthesis. King Leeland suggests the least convincing cover-up ever. Facing an invasion of his kingdom, Simon absolutely slays it on stage. These events conspire to bring Part 2 of The Bright Path Podcast to a conclusion; what awaits in Part 3? Only future podcast episodes will tell!
It’s a party on the streets of Green Bridge! Bishop Wildrick makes his move to poison the city government and seize control with a mob of the faithful. An assassin stalks Mrs. Bridge’s household, Merrily gets sweaty, Beatrice gives Veridia some questionable fashion advice, and Cyrus has the time of his life on a rooftop.