Episode 9: Horsing Around With Letters

Professor Stoat and his band pick up a new follower.  Merrily marries a horse, hypothetically.  Johnathan thinks about how he thinks about strangling Cyrus.  We meet Cyrus’s sponsor, and Alice Miller hears those four magic words.

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Episode 8: The Sovereign State Does Not Fart

In Uellodon, Hobb the Wise meets old friends and old enemies.  He scores some philosophical points against The Kettle, but has to flee the battlefield–only to be trapped in a hunting story.  The King makes a speech, and Hobb makes a list of who is naughty and who is nice.

Episode 7: An Unexpected Mule

The village of Hog Hurst has some difficult decisions to make.  Cyrus comes up with a bad plan, and then replaces it with an even worse one.  Someone lets the mule out.  Daisy relives his glory days.

Episode Seven covers Chapter Eight of The Bright Path.  It is available in three parts.

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Episode 6: How a Librarian Dresses for War

Johnathan and Alice set off in pursuit of Cyrus and Merrily.  Johnathan’s head injury turns out to be a blessing in disguise.  Alice gets in touch with her inner berserker.  Cyrus sees a glimmer in the darkness.  Simon engages in delicate negotiations.

Episode Six covers Chapter Seven of The Bright Path.  It is available in two parts.

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Episode 5: Love and Madness

Simon goes mad for a bit, but he gets better.  The Gizzard leads Cyrus and Merrily over the Green River in search of the missing post-rider, but they soon find a more compelling guide.  They make depressing contingency plans, and Merrily makes a choice.  Cyrus temporarily loses his dignity.

Episode Five covers Chapter Six of The Bright Path.  It is available in two parts.

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Episode 4: Sandwiches and Murder

We meet a goblin who is Not From Around Here.  We also meet a goblin who is from around here.  Cyrus wishes he were a chicken.  Johnathan puts the comedy back in concussion.  Merrily has an uncomfortable encounter in the dark, and Cyrus performs surgery.

Episode Four covers Chapter Four (“Sandwiches and Murder”) and Chapter Five (“Poultry Aspirations”) of The Bright Path.

Episode 1: The Reason for Beer

Our adventure begins at the beginning, and if you’re looking for the beginning then you should begin here.  We meet Johnathan Miller and Merrily Hunter, two bright young people in the small frontier village of Hog Hurst.  Johnathan has big ambitions, but today only one of them matters—will he convince Merrily to come with him to the Midsummer’s Ball in five days?  Johnathan’s plans are rudely interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger in search of a most unusual prize.

Release schedule for Episodes 1-7

Hello, friends!  Here’s the release schedule for the first seven episodes of The Bright Path Podcast!  You can click on the links to download or stream each episode.

Episode 1: The Reason for Beer Wednesday, July 25th
Episode 2: Quanta of Nonsense Wednesday, July 25th
Episode 3: An Improbable Stick Wednesday, July 25th
Episode 4: Sandwiches and Murder Wednesday, July 25th
Episode 5: Love and Madness Wednesday, July 25th
Episode 6: How a Librarian Dresses for War Wednesday, July 25th
Episode 7: An Unexpected Mule Wednesday, August 1st
See you soon!