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.
Hobb the Wise sees a chance to score a win, and sneaks out for some fun in a basement–but Dean Spoon gets the last laugh. Hobb meets his counterparts from the geopolitical neighborhood. Your host digs deep into the archives for some new-old music.
Rufus and company are trapped underground by the White Knights. With nothing better to do, Rufus decides to go exploring, and picks the most hazardous method possible. Daven gets a better deal, and Gog the Hammer gets bonus pay. Rufus ends up with his face in a most unexpected location.
The moment to free the wives and daughters of Hog Hurst finally arrives. What will be the cost?
Bonus track! Appearing in today’s episode, please enjoy “War in Heaven, Part 3” from Paradise Lost. Featuring vocal performances by Danielle Erin Rhodes, Victoria Dicce, Kevin T. Collins, Martin Sola, and Michael Marcotte.