Episode 41: What God Knows

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Grygory the Pious comes face to face with a familiar demon, but notably fails to be eaten alive. King Simon deploys the only known rhyme for ‘orange’. Grygory discovers that whatever God intends, Brutus the Observer has a plan for him.

Episode 34: A Killer Drum Solo

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!

Episode 24: The Council of Longbean’s Farm

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Deep in the frontier forest, King Simon’s subjects behold the power of the backbeat. Jonathan learns how to lie just in time to save his life. Simon, The Gizzard, and Sheria link up with the human resistance in Hog Hurst, only to find that they’re not the only ones with an interest in events in the outcome. Grygory the Pious discovers that his new allies have some rough edges, but struggles to carry on the fight for hearts and minds. The Council of Longbean’s Farm doesn’t come off quite the way anyone imagined.

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Bonus track: Your narrator performing “Sin and Death” from Paradise Lost: The Musical.

Episode 15: A Foot in the Door

We learn the identity of the Bloody Fingers’ former “big man.” Alice and Brutus discover a common interest in sales. The Gizzard finds a new kind of treasure, and Simon wrestles with the economics of sandwichery. Alice’s porch receives entirely too many visitors, and we discover the objectively correct price of a ton of coal.

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Episode 12: Goblin Logic

In the frontier forest, King Simon tries to keep his new subjects from eating each other. He finds that culinary advice and fragrant incense only go so far. Simon and The Gizzard discover that they have some unexpected assets, and Simon introduces his henchman to the fine distinction between trade and murder. In Hog Hurst, Alice is confronted once again by her strange visitors, and decides on a new course of action.

Episode 12 cover Chapters 15 and 16 of The Bright Path.

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.