The Bright Sessions

The Bright Sessions

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Start with episode 01. Dr. Bright provides therapy for the strange and unusual; their sessions have been recorded for research purposes. Visit www.thebrightsessions.com for more information and additional content. Created by Lauren Shippen


GUEST EPISODE - NEXT STOP from Multitude
Apr 15 • 32 min
Our friends over at Multitude have released their first scripted fiction podcast, NEXT STOP! Here is the first episode of this wonderful audio sitcom. For more, be sure to subscribe to NEXT STOP on your podcatcher of choice and go to nextstopshow.com.
Guest Trailer - MARVELS by Lauren Shippen
Mar 19 • 3 min
Written by Lauren Shippen (The Bright Sessions) and directed by Paul Bae (The Big Loop), “Marvels” is the latest podcast from Marvel and Stitcher. Set in New York City, “Marvels” immerses the listener in the real world of the Marvel Universe, and the…
The College Tapes + New Merch Store!
Nov 20, 2019 • 1 min
Visit luminary.link/archives to access the entire Bright Sessions universe, and 40+ other shows (cancel anytime).
The Infinite Noise Audiobook - Chapter 11
Sep 18, 2019 • 14 min
Preorder the audiobook of THE INFINITE NOISE - out September 24th - today! bit.ly/TheInfiniteNoise
THE INFINITE NOISE - A Caleb/Adam Novel
Aug 29, 2019 • 14 min
To preorder, go to bit.ly/infinitenoise - to order the audiobook, visit bit.ly/TheInfiniteNoiseAudiobook
The AM Archives Trailer 2
Jun 27, 2019 • 2 min
Catch up with The AM Archives, a new series in the universe of The Bright Sessions. Listen only on Luminary - go to luminary.link/archives for a free 30-day trial.
The AM Archives - Episode 2, The Electric Man
May 29, 2019 • 21 min
Lockdown. Go to luminary.link/archives for the full season.
The AM Archives - Episode 1, For People Like You
May 13, 2019 • 25 min
Agent Jackson Crawford’s first day at a new job doesn’t go as planned. luminary.link/archives
Guest Episode - Anthem
Apr 26, 2019 • 30 min
From the creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch comes the story of broke, failed artist Ceann Mackay (John Cameron Mitchell) as he launches an app-based “tumor telethon” to crowdfund his survival. Cynthia Erivo, Glenn Close, Nakhane and Patti Lupone co-star…
The Bright Sides - Patient #1-A-5 (Vanessa)
Mar 18, 2019 • 21 min
*This episode contains discussion of infant death. Listener discretion advised* Dr. Bright gets a visit from her oldest Atypical friend. Visit luminary.link/archives.
The Bright Sides - Patient #6-C-1 (Niko)
Feb 18, 2019 • 33 min
Dr. Bright has a session with a patient feeling a little…grey. Written by Aron Brown. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Aron Brown.
The Bright Sides - Patient #2-B-4 (Rory)
Jan 21, 2019 • 31 min
Dr. Bright finally has a reason to use her fire extinguisher. Written and sound designed by Mischa Stanton. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Sammi Lappin.
Arcs - New Podcast from Atypical Artists!
Jan 10, 2019 • 3 min
Lauren Shippen, Briggon Snow, Jordan Cope, and Nathan Stanz are in a new actual-play D&D podcast. Go to https://twitter.com/arcspod to listen now and follow @atypicalartists on twitter!
The Bright Sides - Patient #4-A-5 (Arthur)
Dec 17, 2018 • 31 min
Dr. Bright makes a house call. Written by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Zach Valenti. Sound designed by Mischa Stanton.
The Bright Sides - Patient #9-A-2 (Victor)
Nov 19, 2018 • 19 min
Dr. Bright gets a visit from an old patient with an unreliable ability. Written by Caitlin Schneiderhan. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Sean T. Krishnan.
The Bright Sides - Patient #7-B-3 (Lou)
Oct 15, 2018 • 18 min
A younger patient causes some problems with Dr. Bright’s session recordings. Written by Eli Barraza. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Eli Barraza. .
The Bright Sides - Patient #8-C-6 (Austin)
Sep 17, 2018 • 33 min
Dr. Bright sometimes has a hard time seeing one her less frequent patients. Written by Jordan Cope & Briggon Snow. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Michael Felix.
Introducing Wolverine: The Long Night
Sep 12, 2018 • 5 min
We’re bringing you something special this week: a preview of Marvel’s first scripted podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night. The first episodes are out right now, free, wherever you get podcasts. Subscribe to Wolverine: The Long Night in Apple Podcasts:…
The Bright Sides - Patient #3-B-2 (Melanie)
Aug 20, 2018 • 21 min
Dr. Bright conducts a therapy session over Skype. Written by Anna Lore. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Shelby Young.
The Bright Sides - Patient #10-E-2 (Myra)
Jul 16, 2018 • 52 min
*Please be advised that this episode contains brief mentions of drug abuse, suicidal thoughts, and child abuse* Written by Julia Morizawa. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Jasika Nicole.
416 - Dr. Bright
Jun 13, 2018 • 52 min
Season 4, Episode 16 - Dr. Bright packs up her office.
415 - The AM
May 30, 2018 • 38 min
Season 4, Episode 15 - Discoveries and changes are made.
414 - Telephone 3
May 16, 2018 • 25 min
Season 4, Episode 14 - Phone conversations from the evening of April 10th.
413 - Sam
May 2, 2018 • 38 min
Season 4, Episode 13 - *This episode depicts anxiety attacks and emotional distress. Listener discretion is advised.* Sam’s past and present catch up with her.
412- Caleb
Apr 18, 2018 • 30 min
Season 4, Episode 12 - Caleb goes looking for some advice.
411 - Wadsworth
Apr 4, 2018 • 33 min
Season 4, Episode 11 - Ellie has a strange day.
410 - Rose
Mar 21, 2018 • 34 min
Season 4, Episode 10 - Rose falls asleep and goes for a walk. Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6PPxMVN8jPxdH6Jn3lR65y Get on Amazon Music:…
409 - Movie Night
Mar 7, 2018 • 25 min
Season 4, Episode 9 - The gang tries to have a normal night in.
Announcement - The Future of the Show
Feb 7, 2018 • 4 min
Hi everyone, this is Lauren Shippen, the creator and writer of The Bright Sessions and also the voice of Sam, as you can probably tell. As you know, we’re on our mid-season hiatus and will be back with Episode 49 in one month. But I wanted to drop in here…
408 - Mark
Jan 24, 2018 • 37 min
Season 4, Episode 8 - Mark tries to move forward.
407 - Adam
Jan 10, 2018 • 29 min
Season 4, Episode 7 - Adam looks in from the outside.
406 - Damien
Dec 27, 2017 • 20 min
Season 4, Episode 6 - Damien adjusts to his new way of life.
405 - Chloe
Dec 13, 2017 • 27 min
Season 4, Episode 5 - Chloe struggles with recent events and makes an announcement.
404 - Patient #14 (Rose), Session 7
Nov 29, 2017 • 24 min
Season 4, Episode 4 - Session 7 with my dreamwalking patient.
403 - Former Patient (#11-A-7)
Nov 15, 2017 • 28 min
Season 4, Episode 3 - Caleb stops by the office.
402 - Subject #E-307
Nov 1, 2017 • 26 min
Season 4, Episode 2 - *Please be advised this episode contains mention of suicide, kidnapping, and emotional abuse* Two months of logs from Subject #E-307.
Therapy for the strange and unusual
Oct 20, 2017 • 2 min
Start with Season 1, Episode 1
401 - Birthday
Oct 18, 2017 • 25 min
Season 4, Episode 1 - A series of interruptions hamper the celebration of another year.
319 - Safe House Part II
Jun 7, 2017 • 54 min
Season 3, Episode 19 - *Please be advised this episode contains the aftermath of violence, discussions of self harm, and intense psychological distress* Audio from the safe house on Friday, November 11th.
318 - Safe House Part I
May 24, 2017 • 23 min
Season 3, Episode 18 - *Please be advised this episode contains violence* Audio from the safe house on Friday, November 11th.
317 - Telephone 2
May 10, 2017 • 21 min
Season 3, Episode 17 - *Please be advised that this episode contains mentions of suicide* Phone conversations from November 10th through November 11th.
316 - Patient #14-A-8 (Rose), Session 2
Apr 26, 2017 • 29 min
Season 3, Episode 16 - November 3rd - second session with my newest patient.
315 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 44
Apr 12, 2017 • 25 min
Season 3, Episode 15 - A less than normal session, due to the events that transpired directly before.
314 - sunday, after my session
Apr 5, 2017 • 5 min
Season 3, Episode 14 - walking whatshisface home w/ Sam (Mini Episode).
313 - Patient #13 (Chloe), Truncated Session
Mar 29, 2017 • 21 min
Season 3, Episode 13 - My latest conversation with Chloe was interrupted by a series of visitors.
312 - September 30th, 2016
Mar 22, 2017 • 10 min
Season 3, Episode 12 - On the road home. (Mini episode)
311 - Frank
Mar 15, 2017 • 37 min
Season 3, Episode 11 - *Please be advised that this episode contains descriptions of violence and war, and deals with some of the trauma that results from these actions.* My first full session with Frank Sawyer (non-atypical/atypical-adjacent).
310 - September 24th, 2016
Mar 1, 2017 • 36 min
Season 3, Episode 10 - Phone calls and recordings from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.
309 - Damien, September
Jan 25, 2017 • 19 min
Season 3, Episode 9 - For Joanie - hopefully she can help.
308 - friday, studio time w/ the gang
Jan 11, 2017 • 22 min
Season 3, Episode 8 - september 23rd, 2016
307 - Friday, 9/23/16
Dec 28, 2016 • 24 min
Season 3, Episode 7 - Personal audio notes from Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - OAG
306 - Caleb, 9/16
Dec 21, 2016 • 4 min
Season 3, Episode 6 - Caleb asked me to meet him at the park and well…I’ll probably delete this later. Maybe. (Mini episode).
305 - Sam, September 13th
Dec 14, 2016 • 25 min
Season 3, Episode 5 - Sam returns and we catch up on the past few months.
304 - Patient #13 (Chloe) + Friend
Nov 30, 2016 • 24 min
Season 3, Episode 4 - Truncated session with Patient #13 before a new patient came in. He defies my usual categories.
303 - Mark, August
Nov 16, 2016 • 22 min
Season 3, Episode 3 - August, somewhere off I-80.
302 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 40
Nov 2, 2016 • 31 min
Season 3, Episode 2 - Session 40, September.
301 - Asset 43, Meetings 1-6
Oct 19, 2016 • 21 min
Season 3, Episode 1 - Disciplinary Meetings 1-6 with Asset 43.
The Intrusion
Sep 15, 2016 • 14 min
A visitor appears.
220 - For Mark
Jul 26, 2016 • 17 min
Season 2, Episode 20 - For Mark; July, August, September (Mini episodes).
219 - Zero Hour
Jun 15, 2016 • 28 min
Season 2, Episode 19 - Saturday, July 2nd.
218 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Emergency session
Jun 8, 2016 • 21 min
Season 2, Episode 18 - Emergency session at the patient’s request.
217 - Telephone
Jun 1, 2016 • 23 min
Season 2, Episode 17 - Phone conversations from approximately 12:30 AM on Friday to 12pm on Saturday.
216 - tuesday, coffee w/ Sam
May 25, 2016 • 16 min
Season 2, Episode 16 - 2:30pm, @ that cafe on oak.
215 - Stakeout #2
May 18, 2016 • 12 min
Season 2, Episode 15 - Monday, 4:30pm
214 - ID 46942 - Log 426
May 11, 2016 • 13 min
Season 2, Episode 14 - Personal log 426 (summary of quarterly meetings).
213 - Patient #12 (Sam), Personal Meeting
May 4, 2016 • 19 min
Season 2, Episode 13 - Not an official session - more of a personal meeting.
212 - Stakeout #1
Apr 29, 2016 • 4 min
Season 2, Episode 12 - Friday, 4pm (Mini episode).
211 - Patient #13 (Chloe), “Session” 8
Apr 27, 2016 • 18 min
Season 2, Episode 11 - Part 2 of 2.
210 - ID 46942 - Asset #43
Apr 20, 2016 • 12 min
Season 2, Episode 10 - Part 1 of 2.
209 - Patient #13 (Chloe), Session 7
Apr 13, 2016 • 17 min
Season 2, Episode 9 - Session 7 with a mind reader. I am hopeful that she might assist me with my meeting next week.
208 - For SB
Apr 8, 2016 • 10 min
Season 2, Episode 8 - Hopefully this will make things clearer for you, Sam. Just press play - JB. (Mini Episode)
207 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 19
Apr 6, 2016 • 16 min
Season 2, Episode 7 - Session 19 with one of my teenage patients. He had big plans this weekend to tell a friend about his ability and seemed quite nervous about it.
206 - Patient #12 (Sam), Session 9
Mar 30, 2016 • 18 min
Season 2, Episode 6 - Session 9 with patient twelve - she called me last night and left a strange, excited message. I gather something out of the ordinary has happened on one of her trips.
205 - The Voicemail of Dr. Bright
Mar 28, 2016 • 5 min
Season 2, Episode 5 - Voice messages left on Dr. Bright’s answering machine on a Friday. (Mini episode)
204 - Patient #13 (Chloe), Session 6
Mar 23, 2016 • 17 min
Season 2, Episode 4 - Session 6 with Patient #13 - we took an unscheduled month off but I think we can get back on track quickly.
203 - Patient #12 (Sam), Session 6
Mar 16, 2016 • 19 min
Season 2, Episode 3 - Session 6 (5? Check records) with Patient #12 - unscheduled but very welcome.
202 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 15
Mar 9, 2016 • 21 min
Season 2, Episode 2 - Session 15.
201 - Patient #5-E-3 (Damien), Session 30
Mar 2, 2016 • 16 min
Season 2, Episode 1 - Session 30 (session 29? 31?) with my highest risk patient.
109 - Patient #13 (Chloe), Session 5
Jan 10, 2016 • 14 min
Season 1, Episode 9 - Session 5 with a telepath.
108 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 13
Jan 3, 2016 • 16 min
Season 1, Episode 8 - Session 13 with this Level 7 empath.
107 - Patient #12 (Sam), Session 4
Dec 27, 2015 • 15 min
Season 1, Episode 7 - Session 4 with a time traveler who has yet to gain control of her ability. I have only observed her ability in action once, but I hope to change that.
106 - Patient #13 (Chloe), Session 2
Dec 13, 2015 • 14 min
Season 1, Episode 6 - Session 2 with a twenty-year old mind reader.
105 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 10
Dec 6, 2015 • 19 min
Season 1, Episode 5 - Session 10 with a teenage empath. His continued exposure to a fellow student may help him learn to control his ability.
104 - Patient #12 (Sam), Session 2
Nov 29, 2015 • 17 min
Season 1, Episode 4 - Session 2 with the time traveler.
103 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe), Session 1
Nov 15, 2015 • 14 min
Season 1, Episode 3 - Session 1 with Chloe Turner, the daughter of the first atypical I ever met.
102 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb), Session 9
Nov 8, 2015 • 17 min
Season 1, Episode 2 - Session 9 with a 16 year old empath.
101 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam), Session 1
Oct 27, 2015 • 13 min
Season 1, Episode 1 - Session 1 with Samantha Barnes, a young woman with a Level 10, Class D ability.