The Bright Sessions

The Bright Sessions Podcast

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

The AM Archives Trailer 2
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....


Guest Episode - Anthem
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 in a darkly hilarious musical retelling of Ceann's life as he realizes what’s killing him may be the very thing that saves us all. To learn more, visit luminarypodcasts.com....

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....


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....

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....

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....

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. ....


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....


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....

416 - Dr. Bright
Season 4, Episode 16 - Dr. Bright packs up her office....

415 - The AM
Season 4, Episode 15 - Discoveries and changes are made....


414 - Telephone 3
Season 4, Episode 14 - Phone conversations from the evening of April 10th....

413 - Sam
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
Season 4, Episode 12 - Caleb goes looking for some advice....


411 - Wadsworth
Season 4, Episode 11 - Ellie has a strange day....

410 - Rose
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: 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...

409 - Movie Night
Season 4, Episode 9 - The gang tries to have a normal night in....


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...

408 - Mark
Season 4, Episode 8 - Mark tries to move forward....

407 - Adam
Season 4, Episode 7 - Adam looks in from the outside....


406 - Damien
Season 4, Episode 6 - Damien adjusts to his new way of life....

405 - Chloe
Season 4, Episode 5 - Chloe struggles with recent events and makes an announcement....


402 - Subject #E-307
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....


401 - Birthday
Season 4, Episode 1 - A series of interruptions hamper the celebration of another year....

319 - Safe House Part II
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
Season 3, Episode 18 - *Please be advised this episode contains violence* Audio from the safe house on Friday, November 11th....


317 - Telephone 2
Season 3, Episode 17 - *Please be advised that this episode contains mentions of suicide*  Phone conversations from November 10th through November 11th....

315 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)
Season 3, Episode 15 - A less than normal session, due to the events that transpired directly before....


313 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
Season 3, Episode 13 - My latest conversation with Chloe was interrupted by a series of visitors....


311 - Frank
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
Season 3, Episode 10 - Phone calls and recordings from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon....


307 - Friday, 9/23/16
Season 3, Episode 7 - Personal audio notes from Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - OAG...

306 - Caleb, 9/16
Season 3, Episode 6 - Caleb asked me to meet him at the park and well...I'll probably delete this later. Maybe. (Mini episode)....


304 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
Season 3, Episode 4 - 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, ...



220 - For Mark
Season 2, Episode 20 - For Mark; July, August, September (Mini episodes)....

219 - Zero Hour
Season 2, Episode 19 - Saturday, July 2nd....


217 - Telephone
Season 2, Episode 17 - Phone conversations from approximately 12:30 AM on Friday to 12pm on Saturday....


212 - Stakeout #1
Season 2, Episode 12 - Friday, 4pm (Mini episode)....


209 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
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 (Mini Episode 2)
Season 2, Episode 8 - Hopefully this will make things clearer for you, Sam. Just press play - JB. (Mini Episode)...

207 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)
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-D-10 (Sam)
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....


204 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
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-D-10 (Sam)
Season 2, Episode 3 - Session 6 (5? Check records) with Patient #12 - unscheduled but very welcome....



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


105 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)
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....

103 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)
Season 1, Episode 3 - Session 1 with Chloe Turner, the daughter of the first atypical I ever met....


101 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)
Season 1, Episode 1 - Session 1 with Samantha Barnes, a young woman with a Level 10, Class D ability....