150 episodes

A sprawling science fantasy comedic adventure romance, with goblins and cannons! Johnathan Miller has harbored a secret flame for his childhood friend Merrily Hunter for years, and as Midsummer’s Eve approaches he’s ready to make his move. But when a cranky, sharp-tongued professor of Applied History rides into town looking for a lost book, Johnathan and Merrily quickly find themselves swept up in an adventure that will take them to the very edges of history, language, and probability. They join a host of colorful men, women, goblins, fey, snarfs, horses, and strange outsiders, all set in a world grappling with the consequences of scientific advance, political unrest, and religious debate.

The Bright Path Podcast Benjamin M. Birney

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A sprawling science fantasy comedic adventure romance, with goblins and cannons! Johnathan Miller has harbored a secret flame for his childhood friend Merrily Hunter for years, and as Midsummer’s Eve approaches he’s ready to make his move. But when a cranky, sharp-tongued professor of Applied History rides into town looking for a lost book, Johnathan and Merrily quickly find themselves swept up in an adventure that will take them to the very edges of history, language, and probability. They join a host of colorful men, women, goblins, fey, snarfs, horses, and strange outsiders, all set in a world grappling with the consequences of scientific advance, political unrest, and religious debate.

    Jonathan Miller, God of Murder, Part 2

    Jonathan Miller, God of Murder, Part 2

    Jonathan struggles to find a way to keep Rufus Snugg from appropriating the goblin coal mines.
    Part 2 of 2.

    • 29 min
    Jonathan Miller, God of Murder, Part 1

    Jonathan Miller, God of Murder, Part 1

    The sword at Jonathan Miller's throat is held by a friend, of sorts. Alice Miller needs rescuing, and The Gizzard proves an untrustworthy ally.
    Part 1 of 2.

    • 41 min
    Word Bullets, Part 2

    Word Bullets, Part 2

    Victor Hogman reveals the meaning of life, and dreams come uncomfortably true.  Devi predicts a cliffhanger.
    Part 2 of 2.

    • 22 min
    Word Bullets, Part 1

    Word Bullets, Part 1

    Jonathan gets in over his head on the way north to Hog Hurst. Death's grasp on a certain snarf is apparently less firm than was previously understood. Rufus Snugg teeters on the precipice of a dreadful mistake, and Jonathan begins searching for a way to avoid toppling over it.
    Part 1 of 2.

    • 32 min
    Adventure!

    Adventure!

    Jonathan discovers there's more to Rolly's murder than anyone else realized. "Adventure!" feat. Kevin T. Collins.

    • 26 min
    Water, Part 2

    Water, Part 2

    Jonathan Stewart must produce a miracle to save his band of historians.  Part 2 of 2.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Ivy the foofoo ,

THIS IS AMAZING!!!❤️

This podcast is FULL of the five rules of fantasy podcasts: fantasy, culture, good music, great narration, and dragons.

This is definitely not biased (I am Mr. Birney’s daughter).

Beepings ,

A wonderful format and a wonderful story

Just started listening, but I’m already hooked. I’m surprised more authors don’t release their books as podcasts. I love audiobooks and reading, but it’s nice to have little episode-sized chunks of adventure that I can listen to on my commute.

Cardamom317 ,

A rollicking good time

This fun fantasy story is improved by being lovingly read by the author. Also the musical accomplishment adds to the flavor and charm.

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