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The Bright Sessions

Lauren Shippen

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.

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46 - Damien

Dec 27th, 201720:31

Damien adjusts to his new way of life.

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Session 15.

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50 - Rose

Mar 21st34:21

Episode 50: Rose falls asleep and goes for a walk. Download the songs on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/episode-50-cast-recording-ep/1360589544 Listen on Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/episode-50-cast-recording-ep/1360589544?app=music&ign-itsct=1360589544-1360589544&ign-itscg=0177&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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48 - Mark

Jan 24th37:25

Mark tries to move forward.

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september 23rd, 2016

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July.

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24 - Zero Hour

Jun 15th, 201627:12

Saturday, July 2nd.

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23 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

Jun 8th, 201621:00

Emergency session at the patient's request.

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22 - Telephone

Jun 1st, 201622:31

Phone conversations from approximately 12:30 AM on Friday to 12pm on Saturday.

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21 - tuesday, coffee w/ Sam

May 25th, 201615:42

2:30pm, @ that cafe on oak.

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20 - Stakeout #2

May 18th, 201611:24

Monday, 4:30pm

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19 - ID 46942 - Log 426

May 11th, 201612:19

Personal log 426 (summary of quarterly meetings)

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Not an official session - more of a personal meeting.

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Mini Episode 3 - Stakeout #1

Apr 29th, 20163:00

Friday, 4pm

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17B - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

Apr 27th, 201617:22

Part 2 of 2.

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17A - ID 46942 - Asset #43

Apr 20th, 201611:20

Part 1 of 2.

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16 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

Apr 13th, 201616:19

Session 7 with a mind reader. I am hopeful that she might assist me with my meeting next week.

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Hopefully this will make things clearer for you, Sam. Just press play - JB.

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15 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

Apr 6th, 201615:55

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.

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14 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)

Mar 30th, 201617:47

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.

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Voice messages left on Dr. Bright's answering machine on a Friday.

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13 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

Mar 23rd, 201616:28

Session 6 with Patient #13 - we took an unscheduled month off but I think we can get back on track quickly.

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

Mar 16th, 201619:10

Session 6 (5? Check records) with Patient #12 - unscheduled but very welcome.

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10 - Patient #5-E-3 (Damien)

Mar 2nd, 201616:15

Session 30 (session 29? 31?) with my highest risk patient.

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09 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

Jan 10th, 201613:57

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.

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08 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

Jan 3rd, 201616:22

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.

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

Dec 27th, 201515:06

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.

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06 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

Dec 13th, 201514:17

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.

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05 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

Dec 6th, 201519:16

Session 10 with a teenage empath. His continued exposure to a fellow student may help him learn to control his ability.

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04 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)

Nov 29th, 201516:45

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

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03 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

Nov 15th, 201513:35

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

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02 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

Nov 8th, 201517:03

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)

Oct 27th, 201512:56

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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*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

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56 - Dr. Bright

Jun 13th53:06

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.

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55 - The AM

May 30th39:33

Episode 55 - 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.

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54 - Telephone 3

May 16th25:23

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

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53 - Sam

May 2nd39:05

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.

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52 - Caleb

Apr 18th30:44

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

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51 - Wadsworth

Apr 4th33:47

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.

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49 - Movie Night

Mar 7th26:29

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.

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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 content later, The Bright Sessions has taken on a life of its own, far exceeding any of our expectations for what started as a passion project made in my bedroom. We’ve really, really loved making this show but, as with all things, it must eventually come to an end.    When we come back in March, we'll be releasing eight more episodes, concluding the season, and the series, with Episode 56. The arc of the story we’ve been telling since Episode 1 is coming to its natural close and I want these 56 episodes to stand on their own as a complete series that people can discover and listen to for years to come.    All that said, I’m not done with these characters yet. They have so much more to do and say and I know my actors aren’t done with them either. So, even though the original run of The Bright Sessions is coming a close, this feed isn’t going quiet after June 13th.   Thanks to our incredible Patreon supporters, we’ll be doing nine bonus therapy episodes that explore Dr. Bright’s other patients. These will start in July, with one being released every single month for nine months. For our patrons, there will be a bonus to the bonus - a special 10th therapy session that you definitely don’t want to miss. To become a patron, go to patreon.com/thebrightsessions.   Making The Bright Sessions has only ever been possible because of our strange and unusual family on Patreon and we’ll need that support more than ever moving forward. Not only do we need to fund the production of these ten bonus episodes, but we also have two mini series spin-offs coming in 2019 and 2020 that are going to be bigger and more ambitious than anything we’ve ever done before. These series will be limited run, but they will take place post-Season 4 and involve many familiar faces as well as a whole slew of new characters. The first spin-off will be out in March of 2019 - I can’t tell you too much about it because the summary alone spoils the end of Season 4, but I think you guys will like it. The second spin-off will come out fall of 2020 and will involve a fan favorite character - and a favorite character of mine - Caleb, in an entirely new phase of his life. These series will expand the story and the universe of The Bright Sessions for listeners who have been with us since the start, but also stand on their own for people just dropping in to our atypical world.   You also may have heard some news about Bright Sessions books - the rumors are true! I’m writing three YA novels that focus on different characters. The first is about Caleb and Adam, the second about Damien, and the third about our newest character, Rose.  The first will be out in the summer of 2019.    So…yeah. Even though we’re closing a chapter, we have a lot ahead of us. So stay tuned and stay subscribed to this feed - all future shows and any important announcements will be right here. Also make sure to follow us on twitter @brightpodcast for more frequent updates.    Before I get back to editing our 50th episode - which we just recorded this past weekend and which is going to be really freakin’ cool, I can’t wait for you guys to hear it - I just want to take a moment to say thank you. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am - how grateful we all are - for the emails, the fanart, the theorizing, the all-caps tweets, the meet-ups, and the personal stories and the love you’ve shared with us these past two and half years. This story means a lot to us and I can’t tell you how much joy we get from the fact that it means a lot to you as well. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.    So: keep listening and, as always, stay strange.

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47 - Adam

Jan 10th30:10

Adam looks in from the outside.

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45 - Chloe

Dec 13th, 201727:49

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

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44 - Patient #14-A-8 (Rose)

Nov 29th, 201725:39

Session 7 with my dreamwalking patient.

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43 - Former Patient (#11-A-7)

Nov 15th, 201729:12

Caleb stops by the office

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42 - Subject #E-307

Nov 1st, 201726:16

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

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Start with Season 1, Episode 1

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41 - Birthday

Oct 18th, 201726:25

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

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40 - Safe House Part II

Jun 7th, 201754:37

*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.

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39 - Safe House Part I

May 24th, 201723:47

*Please be advised this episode contains violence* Audio from the safe house on Friday, November 11th.

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38 - Telephone 2

May 10th, 201722:28

Phone conversations from November 10th through November 11th.

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37 - Patient #14-A-8 (Rose)

Apr 26th, 201730:10

November 3rd: second session with my newest patient.

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36 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

Apr 12th, 201725:42

A less than normal session, due to the events that transpired directly before.

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walking whatshisface home w/ Sam

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35 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

Mar 29th, 201722:17

My latest conversation with Chloe was interrupted by a series of visitors.

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On the road home.

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34 - Frank

Mar 15th, 201738:01

My first full session with Frank Sawyer (non-atypical/atypical-adjacent).   *Please be advised that this episode contains descriptions of violence and war, and deals with some of the trauma that results from these actions.*

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33 - September 24th, 2016

Mar 1st, 201737:03

Phone calls and recordings from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.

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32 - Damien, September

Jan 25th, 201719:53

For Joanie - hopefully she can help.

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30 - Friday, 9/23/16

Dec 28th, 201623:44

Personal audio notes from Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - OAG

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Mini Episode 7 - Caleb, 9/16

Dec 21st, 20164:28

Caleb asked me to meet him at the park and well...I'll probably delete this later. Maybe.

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29 - Sam, September 13th

Dec 14th, 201625:51

Sam returns and we catch up on the past few months.

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28 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

Nov 30th, 201624:34

Truncated session with Patient #13 before a new patient came in. He defies my usual categories.

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27 - Mark, August

Nov 16th, 201622:57

August, somewhere off I-80.

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26 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

Nov 2nd, 201632:08

Session 40, September.

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25 - Asset 43, Meetings 1-6

Oct 19th, 201621:48

Disciplinary Meetings 1-6 with Asset 43.     http://trywinc.com/therapy

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The Intrusion

Sep 15th, 201613:50

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

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Mini Episode 6 - For Mark #3

Aug 31st, 20166:09

August.

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Mini Episode 5 - For Mark #2

Aug 10th, 20165:19

August.

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