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The Bright Sessions

Lauren Shippen

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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.
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19:42 | Dec 27th, 2017

Season 4, Episode 6 - Damien adjusts to his new way of life.
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19:23 | Dec 6th, 2015

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.

25:04 | Mar 7th, 2018

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

36:33 | Jan 24th, 2018

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

17:06 | Jul 27th, 2016

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

27:31 | Jun 15th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 19 - Saturday, July 2nd.

21:11 | Jun 8th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 18 - Emergency session at the patient's request.

22:41 | Jun 1st, 2016

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

15:54 | May 25th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 16 - 2:30pm, @ that cafe on oak.

11:32 | May 18th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 15 - Monday, 4:30pm

12:30 | May 11th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 14 - Personal log 426 (summary of quarterly meetings).

18:30 | May 4th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 13 - Not an official session - more of a personal meeting.

03:45 | Apr 29th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 12 - Friday, 4pm (Mini episode).

16:30 | Apr 13th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 9 - Session 7 with a mind reader. I am hopeful that she might assist me with my meeting next week.

09:30 | Apr 8th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 8 - Hopefully this will make things clearer for you, Sam. Just press play - JB. (Mini Episode)

18:03 | Apr 6th, 2016

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.

17:58 | Mar 30th, 2016

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.

04:57 | Mar 28th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 5 - Voice messages left on Dr. Bright's answering machine on a Friday.  (Mini episode)

16:40 | Mar 23rd, 2016

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.

19:23 | Mar 16th, 2016

Season 2, Episode 3 - Session 6 (5? Check records) with Patient #12 - unscheduled but very welcome.

16:26 | Mar 2nd, 2016

Season 2, Episode 1 - Session 30 (session 29? 31?) with my highest risk patient.

14:04 | Jan 10th, 2016

Season 1, Episode 9 - Session 5 with a telepath.

16:29 | Jan 3rd, 2016

Season 1, Episode 8 - Session 13 with this Level 7 empath.

15:14 | Dec 27th, 2015

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.

14:24 | Dec 13th, 2015

Season 1, Episode 6 - Session 2 with a twenty-year old mind reader.

16:54 | Nov 29th, 2015

Season 1, Episode 4 - Session 2 with the time traveler.

13:42 | Nov 15th, 2015

Season 1, Episode 3 - Session 1 with Chloe Turner, the daughter of the first atypical I ever met.

17:10 | Nov 8th, 2015

Season 1, Episode 2 - Session 9 with a 16 year old empath.

13:05 | Oct 27th, 2015

Season 1, Episode 1 - Session 1 with Samantha Barnes, a young woman with a Level 10, Class D ability.

02:38 | Jun 27th

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. 

30:00 | Apr 26th

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-s...Show More

21:28 | Mar 18th

*This episode contains discussion of infant death. Listener discretion advised* Dr. Bright gets a visit from her oldest Atypical friend. Visit luminary.link/archives.

32:50 | Feb 18th

Dr. Bright has a session with a patient feeling a little...grey. Written by Aron Brown. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Aron Brown.

30:55 | Jan 21st

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.

02:52 | Jan 10th

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!

31:03 | Dec 17th, 2018

Dr. Bright makes a house call. Written by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Zach Valenti. Sound designed by Mischa Stanton.

18:59 | Nov 19th, 2018

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.

18:24 | Oct 15th, 2018

A younger patient causes some problems with Dr. Bright's session recordings. Written by Eli Barraza. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Eli Barraza. .

32:40 | Sep 17th, 2018

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.

04:37 | Sep 12th, 2018

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: ...Show More

21:24 | Aug 20th, 2018

Dr. Bright conducts a therapy session over Skype. Written by Anna Lore. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Shelby Young.

51:34 | Jul 16th, 2018

*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.

52:22 | Jun 13th, 2018

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

38:24 | May 30th, 2018

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

24:37 | May 16th, 2018

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

38:08 | May 2nd, 2018

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.

29:31 | Apr 18th, 2018

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

32:51 | Apr 4th, 2018

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

04:03 | Feb 7th, 2018

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...Show More

29:05 | Jan 10th, 2018

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

26:44 | Dec 13th, 2017

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

24:09 | Nov 29th, 2017

Season 4, Episode 4 - Session 7 with my dreamwalking patient.

27:38 | Nov 15th, 2017

Season 4, Episode 3 - Caleb stops by the office.

24:51 | Nov 1st, 2017

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.

25:25 | Oct 18th, 2017

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

53:38 | Jun 7th, 2017

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.

22:51 | May 24th, 2017

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

21:25 | May 10th, 2017

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

29:26 | Apr 26th, 2017

Season 3, Episode 16 - November 3rd - second session with my newest patient.

24:52 | Apr 12th, 2017

Season 3, Episode 15 - A less than normal session, due to the events that transpired directly before.

04:39 | Apr 5th, 2017

Season 3, Episode 14 - walking whatshisface home w/ Sam (Mini Episode).

21:23 | Mar 29th, 2017

Season 3, Episode 13 - My latest conversation with Chloe was interrupted by a series of visitors.

09:37 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Season 3, Episode 12 - On the road home. (Mini episode)

37:07 | Mar 15th, 2017

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).

36:02 | Mar 1st, 2017

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

18:55 | Jan 25th, 2017

Season 3, Episode 9 - For Joanie - hopefully she can help.

23:30 | Dec 28th, 2016

Season 3, Episode 7 - Personal audio notes from Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - OAG

04:27 | Dec 21st, 2016

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

24:59 | Dec 14th, 2016

Season 3, Episode 5 - Sam returns and we catch up on the past few months.

24:09 | Nov 30th, 2016

Season 3, Episode 4 - Truncated session with Patient #13 before a new patient came in. He defies my usual categories.

21:51 | Nov 16th, 2016

Season 3, Episode 3 - August, somewhere off I-80.

31:03 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Season 3, Episode 2 - Session 40, September.

20:35 | Oct 19th, 2016

Season 3, Episode 1 - Disciplinary Meetings 1-6 with Asset 43.
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13:38 | Sep 20th, 2016

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 ...Show More
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06:09 | Aug 31st, 2016

August.
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05:19 | Aug 10th, 2016

August.