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
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Our friends over at Multitude have released their first scripted fiction podcast, NEXT STOP! Here is the first episode of this wonderful audio sitcom. For more, be sure to subscribe to NEXT STOP on your podcatcher of choice and go to nextstopshow.com.
Written by Lauren Shippen (The Bright Sessions) and directed by Paul Bae (The Big Loop), "Marvels" is the latest podcast from Marvel and Stitcher. Set in New York City, "Marvels" immerses the listener in the real world of the Marvel Universe, and the lives of the people who inhabit it.
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Preorder the audiobook of THE INFINITE NOISE - out September 24th - today! bit.ly/TheInfiniteNoise
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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.
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Agent Jackson Crawford’s first day at a new job doesn’t go as planned.
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.
*This episode contains discussion of infant death. Listener discretion advised* Dr. Bright gets a visit from her oldest Atypical friend. Visit luminary.link/archives.
Dr. Bright has a session with a patient feeling a little...grey. Written by Aron Brown. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Aron Brown.
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.
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!
Dr. Bright makes a house call. Written by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Zach Valenti. Sound designed by Mischa Stanton.
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.
A younger patient causes some problems with Dr. Bright's session recordings. Written by Eli Barraza. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Eli Barraza. .
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.
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
Dr. Bright conducts a therapy session over Skype. Written by Anna Lore. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Shelby Young.
*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.
Season 4, Episode 16 - Dr. Bright packs up her office.
Season 4, Episode 15 - Discoveries and changes are made.
Season 4, Episode 14 - Phone conversations from the evening of April 10th.
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.
Season 4, Episode 12 - Caleb goes looking for some advice.
Season 4, Episode 11 - Ellie has a strange day.
Season 4, Episode 10 - Rose falls asleep and goes for a walk.Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6PPxMVN8jPxdH6Jn3lR65yGet 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+castListen on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/The_Bright_Sessions_Cast_Episode_50_Cast_Recording?id=Bbwmykccksve3wwookr2rwhjf5a
Season 4, Episode 9 - The gang tries to have a normal night in.
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.
Season 4, Episode 8 - Mark tries to move forward.
Season 4, Episode 7 - Adam looks in from the outside.
Season 4, Episode 6 - Damien adjusts to his new way of life.
Season 4, Episode 5 - Chloe struggles with recent events and makes an announcement.
Season 4, Episode 4 - Session 7 with my dreamwalking patient.
Season 4, Episode 3 - Caleb stops by the office.
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.
Start with Season 1, Episode 1
Season 4, Episode 1 - A series of interruptions hamper the celebration of another year.
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.
Season 3, Episode 18 - *Please be advised this episode contains violence* Audio from the safe house on Friday, November 11th.
Season 3, Episode 17 - *Please be advised that this episode contains mentions of suicide*Phone conversations from November 10th through November 11th.
Season 3, Episode 16 - November 3rd - second session with my newest patient.
Season 3, Episode 15 - A less than normal session, due to the events that transpired directly before.
Season 3, Episode 14 - walking whatshisface home w/ Sam (Mini Episode).
Season 3, Episode 13 - My latest conversation with Chloe was interrupted by a series of visitors.
Season 3, Episode 12 - On the road home. (Mini episode)
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).
Season 3, Episode 10 - Phone calls and recordings from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.
Season 3, Episode 9 - For Joanie - hopefully she can help.
Season 3, Episode 8 - september 23rd, 2016
Season 3, Episode 7 - Personal audio notes from Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - OAG
Season 3, Episode 6 - Caleb asked me to meet him at the park and well...I'll probably delete this later. Maybe. (Mini episode).
Season 3, Episode 5 - Sam returns and we catch up on the past few months.
Season 3, Episode 4 - Truncated session with Patient #13 before a new patient came in. He defies my usual categories.
Season 3, Episode 3 - August, somewhere off I-80.
Season 3, Episode 2 - Session 40, September.
Season 3, Episode 1 - Disciplinary Meetings 1-6 with Asset 43.
A visitor appears.
Season 2, Episode 20 - For Mark; July, August, September (Mini episodes).
Season 2, Episode 19 - Saturday, July 2nd.
Season 2, Episode 18 - Emergency session at the patient's request.
Season 2, Episode 17 - Phone conversations from approximately 12:30 AM on Friday to 12pm on Saturday.
Season 2, Episode 16 - 2:30pm, @ that cafe on oak.
Season 2, Episode 15 - Monday, 4:30pm
Season 2, Episode 14 - Personal log 426 (summary of quarterly meetings).
Season 2, Episode 13 - Not an official session - more of a personal meeting.
Season 2, Episode 12 - Friday, 4pm (Mini episode).
Season 2, Episode 11 - Part 2 of 2.
Season 2, Episode 10 - Part 1 of 2.
Season 2, Episode 9 - Session 7 with a mind reader. I am hopeful that she might assist me with my meeting next week.
Season 2, Episode 8 - Hopefully this will make things clearer for you, Sam. Just press play - JB. (Mini Episode)
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.
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.
Season 2, Episode 5 - Voice messages left on Dr. Bright's answering machine on a Friday. (Mini episode)
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.
Season 2, Episode 3 - Session 6 (5? Check records) with Patient #12 - unscheduled but very welcome.
Season 2, Episode 2 - Session 15.
Season 2, Episode 1 - Session 30 (session 29? 31?) with my highest risk patient.
Season 1, Episode 9 - Session 5 with a telepath.
Season 1, Episode 8 - Session 13 with this Level 7 empath.
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.
Season 1, Episode 6 - Session 2 with a twenty-year old mind reader.
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.
Season 1, Episode 4 - Session 2 with the time traveler.
Season 1, Episode 3 - Session 1 with Chloe Turner, the daughter of the first atypical I ever met.
Season 1, Episode 2 - Session 9 with a 16 year old empath.
Season 1, Episode 1 - Session 1 with Samantha Barnes, a young woman with a Level 10, Class D ability.