The Bright Sessionsactive
Publisher |
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.
Country Of Origin |
USA
Produced In |
Los Angeles, CA
Premiere Date |
2015-10-27
Frequency |
Biweekly

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66 Episodes Available

Average duration:00:19:42

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Episode 52: Caleb goes looking for some advice.

 

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Episode 51: Ellie has a strange day.

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Episode 49: The gang tries to have a normal night in.

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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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Episode 48: Mark tries to move forward.

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Episode 47: Adam looks in from the outside.

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

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Episode 45: Chloe struggles with recent events and makes an announcement.

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Episode 44: Session 7 with my dreamwalking patient.

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Episode 42: *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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Episode 41: A series of interruptions hamper the celebration of another year.

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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.

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

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Episode 38: *Please be advised that this episode contains mentions of suicide* 

Phone conversations from November 10th through November 11th.

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Episode 37: November 3rd - second session with my newest patient.

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Episode 36: A less than normal session, due to the events that transpired directly before.

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Episode 35: My latest conversation with Chloe was interrupted by a series of visitors.

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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).

 

 

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Episode 33: Phone calls and recordings from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.

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Episode 32: For Joanie - hopefully she can help.

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Episode 30: Personal audio notes from Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - OAG

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

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Episode 29: Sam returns and we catch up on the past few months.

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Episode 28: Truncated session with Patient #13 before a new patient came in. He defies my usual categories.

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Episode 27: August, somewhere off I-80.

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

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Episode 23: Emergency session at the patient's request.

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

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Episode 19: Personal log 426 (summary of quarterly meetings).

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Episode 18: Not an official session - more of a personal meeting.

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Episode 16: Session 7 with a mind reader. I am hopeful that she might assist me with my meeting next week.

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Mini Episode 2: Hopefully this will make things clearer for you, Sam. Just press play - JB.

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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.

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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. 

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Mini Episode 1: Voice messages left on Dr. Bright's answering machine on a Friday.  

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Episode 13: 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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Episode 12: Session 6 (5? Check records) with Patient #12 - unscheduled but very welcome. 

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Episode 10: Session 30 (session 29? 31?) with my highest risk patient. 

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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. 

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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.

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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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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. 

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Episode 5: 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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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. 

 

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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. 

 

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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.

 

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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". 

 

 

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Gripping!
Apr 12, 2018 by Max

This show is amazing. Is incredible that such a short form show can be so gripping! The writing on this site is fantastic, it's sometimes hard to believe it's not real life!

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