122 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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    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

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.

    Episode 85: Iron for Breakfast

    Episode 85: Iron for Breakfast

    Hobb the Wise and Mr. Robe bring pens to a sword fight.

    • 32 min
    Episode 84: Falling

    Episode 84: Falling

    At Devi Valley, during the attack by the Giant-men, Cyrus, Jonathan, and Merrily search desperately for the twelve scroll tubes that will complete Rolly's mathematics. Another Jonathan follows the Dark Path through the life of a peculiar mistress. Featuring "No Turning Back" from Sophia's Fall, with Danielle Erin Rhodes, Kevin T. Collins, Martin Sola, Victoria Dicce, and Michael Marcotte.

    • 39 min
    Episode 83: Breaking the Rules

    Episode 83: Breaking the Rules

    Merrily makes a desperate attempt to rescue Prince Leeland from General Logwall. Frederick tells the story of the Parade of Judges. Merrily and Cyrus ride off into the sunrise, toward their doom in the north.

    • 45 min
    Episode 82, Part 2: Death and Transmogrification

    Episode 82, Part 2: Death and Transmogrification

    As Cyrus and Father confront each other, Merrily takes the longest blink. The Man in the Metal Mask has new words for her, and for what is inside her.  Part 2 of 2.

    • 29 min
    Episode 82, Part 1: The Revelations of Nicola Snugg

    Episode 82, Part 1: The Revelations of Nicola Snugg

    Merrily is set on a new path by an unexpected friend. Kel and Gerald meet their ends, and force Merrily to change her perspective.  Part 1 of 2.

    • 41 min
    Episode 81: The Universe Is a Pretzel

    Episode 81: The Universe Is a Pretzel

    Six months after the events in Uellodon, Merrily is forced to finally put one of her two points of view to rest.  She says goodbye to Jonathan.  Cyrus comes very close to meeting the same fate as Rolly.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

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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