The Bright Sessions

The Bright Sessions Podcast

Therapy for the strange and unusual.

The Bright Sides - Patient #1-A-5
*This episode contains discussion of infant death. Listener discretion advised* Dr. Bright gets a visit from her oldest Atypical friend. Visit luminary.link/archives Get $80 off your first month by going to hellofresh.com/therapy80 and use the code therapy...

The Bright Sides - Patient #6-C-1
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
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. Get $80 off your first month by going to hellofresh.com/therapy80 and use the code therapy80....


Arcs - New Podcast from Atypical Artists!
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
Dr. Bright makes a house call. Written by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Zach Valenti. Sound designed by Mischa Stanton. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to audible.com/THERAPY or text THERAPY to 500500....

The Bright Sides - Patient #9-A-2
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. Go to hellofresh.com and use the code THERAPY60 to get a total of $60 off, that's $20 off your first...


The Bright Sides - Patient #7-B-3
A younger patient causes some problems with Dr. Bright's session recordings. Written by Eli Barraza. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Eli Barraza. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to audible.com/THERAPY or text THERAPY to 500500....

The Bright Sides - Patient #8-C-6
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
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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wolverine-the-long-night/id1343499710?mt=2...


The Bright Sides - Patient #3-B-2
Dr. Bright conducts a therapy session over Skype. Written by Anna Lore. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Shelby Young. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/THERAPY or text THERAPY to 500...

The Bright Sides - Patient #10-E-2
*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. Thanks to Casper for supporting our show. Save $50 on select mattres...

56 - Dr. Bright
Episode 56: Dr. Bright packs up her office. Go to HelloFresh.com/therapy30 and use the code therapy30 to get $30 off your first week of deliveries....


55 - The AM
Discoveries and changes are made. Thanks to Care/of for supporting Bright Sessions. For 25% off your first month of personalized care/of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and enter promo code therapy....

54 - Telephone 3
Episode 54: Phone conversations from the evening of April 10th....

53 - Sam
Episode 53: *This episode depicts anxiety attacks and emotional distress. Listener discretion is advised.* Sam's past and present catch up with her. Thanks to Casper for supporting our channel. Save $50 on select mattresses at http://www.casper.com/therapy promo code therapy....


52 - Caleb
Episode 52: Caleb goes looking for some advice.   Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast.  Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/THERAPY or text THERAPY to 500-500...

51 - Wadsworth
Episode 51: Ellie has a strange day. Go to HelloFresh.com and use the code therapy30 to get $30 off your first week of deliveries....

50 - Rose
Episode 50: Rose falls asleep and goes for a walk.   Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6PPxMVN8jPxdH6Jn3lR65y Get on Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/Episode-Cast-Recording-Bright-Sessions/dp/B07BJB57QQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521605524&sr=8-1&keywords=the+bright+sessions+cast Listen on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/The_Bright_Sessions_Cast_Episode_50_Cast_Recording?id=Bbwmykccksve3wwookr2rwhjf5a...


49 - Movie Night
Episode 49: The gang tries to have a normal night in. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/therapy or text therapy to 500-500....

Announcement - The Future of the Show
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 to talk about the broader future of the show.   Back in the summer of 2015, I sent a Facebook message to a couple of friends and asked if they’d be willing to lend their voices to a little project I was working on. Nearly 3 years and over 18 hours of conte...

48 - Mark
Episode 48: Mark tries to move forward....


47 - Adam
Episode 47: Adam looks in from the outside....

46 - Damien
Episode 46: Damien adjusts to his new way of life....

45 - Chloe
Episode 45: Chloe struggles with recent events and makes an announcement. http://www.hellofresh.com promo code therapy30...


42 - Subject #E-307
Episode 42: *Please be advised this episode contains mention of suicide, kidnapping, and emotional abuse* Two months of logs from Subject #E-307....


41 - Birthday
Episode 41: A series of interruptions hamper the celebration of another year....

40 - Safe House Part II
Episode 40: *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....


39 - Safe House Part I
Episode 39: *Please be advised this episode contains violence* Audio from the safe house on Friday, November 11th....

38 - Telephone 2
Episode 38: *Please be advised that this episode contains mentions of suicide*  Phone conversations from November 10th through November 11th....


36 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)
Episode 36: A less than normal session, due to the events that transpired directly before....


34 - Frank
Episode 34: *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)....

33 - September 24th, 2016
Episode 33: Phone calls and recordings from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon....


30 - Friday, 9/23/16
Episode 30: Personal audio notes from Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - OAG...


Mini Episode 7 - Caleb, 9/16
Mini Episode 7: Caleb asked me to meet him at the park and well...I'll probably delete this later. Maybe....

28 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
Episode 28: Truncated session with Patient #13 before a new patient came in. He defies my usual categories....



GUEST EPISODE - Introducing Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape
Today, we bring you a special guest episode: a preview of Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape, a new audio drama podcast told week after week. Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape will feature stories about crime, mystery, love, conspiracy… Some will be dramas; some will be comedies. All of them will bring you an immersive audio experience, where instead of watching the action you can picture yourself in the middle of it.  Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape is brought to you by Wondery, a new podcast network. Subscribe on iTunes, ...

The Intrusion
A visitor appears. [https://arsparadoxica.com]...



22 - Telephone
Episode 22: Phone conversations from approximately 12:30 AM on Friday to 12pm on Saturday....




16 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
Episode 16: Session 7 with a mind reader. I am hopeful that she might assist me with my meeting next week....

15 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)
Episode 15: 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....


14 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)
Episode 14: 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....

13 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
Episode 13: Session 6 with Patient #13 - we took an unscheduled month off but I think we can get back on track quickly....


12 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)
Episode 12: Session 6 (5? Check records) with Patient #12 - unscheduled but very welcome....


09 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
Episode 9: Session 5 with a telepath. The patient has been steadily gaining more control of her power over the past month and I may soon be able to categorize her as a Level 4....

08 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)
Episode 8: Session 13 with this Level 7 empath. Though he still has difficulty balancing strong emotions, he is learning to control his ability better and may soon be downgraded to a Level 6....

07 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)
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....


06 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
Episode 6: Session 2 with a twenty-year old mind reader. While initially resistant to the idea of hearing other's thoughts, the more she talks about her ability, the more she is able to believe that diagnosis....

05 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)
Episode 5: Session 10 with a teenage empath. His continued exposure to a fellow student may help him learn to control his ability....

04 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)
Episode 4: Session 2 with the time traveler, Samantha Barnes. After returning from one of her time trips last session, she left quickly - I was surprised, but relieved, that she made another appointment.    Visit www.thebrightsessions.com...


03 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
Episode 3: Session 1 with Chloe Turner, the daughter of the first atypical I ever met. Her mother said she has been having difficulties in college and is concerned that Chloe may also be atypical.    Visit www.thebrightsessions.com...

02 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)
Episode 2: Session 9 with a 16 year old empath. The patient has been having some difficulty at school but a fellow student may provide an opportunity for him to gain better understanding of his ability.   www.thebrightsessions.com...

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01 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)
Episode 1: Session 1 with Samantha Barnes, a young woman with a Level 10, Class D ability. She found me through the ad I placed in the paper offering "therapy for the strange and unusual".      Visit www.thebrightsessions.com...