The Bright Sessions

"    The Bright Sessions " Podcast
Start with episode 101. 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

Copyright:
Lauren Shippen

Season: 1 Episode: 1
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Season 1, 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".      Visit...

Season: 1 Episode: 2
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Season 1, 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.   www.thebrightsessions.com

Season: 1 Episode: 3
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Season 1, 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.    Visit...

Season: 1 Episode: 4
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Season 1, 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.    Visit...

Season: 1 Episode: 5
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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: 6
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Season 1, 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. 

Season: 1 Episode: 7
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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: 8
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Season 1, 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.

Season: 1 Episode: 9
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Season 1, 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. 

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

Season: 2 Episode: 2
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Season 2, Episode 2 - Session 15. 

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

Season: 2 Episode: 4
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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: 5
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Season 2, Episode 5 - Voice messages left on Dr. Bright's answering machine on a Friday.  (Mini episode)

Season: 2 Episode: 6
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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: 7
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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: 8
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Season 2, Episode 8 - Hopefully this will make things clearer for you, Sam. Just press play - JB. (Mini Episode)

Season: 2 Episode: 9
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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: 10
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Season 2, Episode 10 - Part 1 of 2.

Season: 2 Episode: 11
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Season 2, Episode 11 - Part 2 of 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Season: 2 Episode: 21
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A visitor appears. [https://arsparadoxica.com]

Season: 3 Episode: 1
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Season 3, Episode 1 - Disciplinary Meetings 1-6 with Asset 43.  

Season: 3 Episode: 2
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Season 3, Episode 2 - Session 40, September.

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

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

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

Season: 3 Episode: 6
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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: 7
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Season 3, Episode 7 - Personal audio notes from Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - OAG

Season: 3 Episode: 8
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Season 3, Episode 8 - september 23rd, 2016

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

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

Season: 3 Episode: 11
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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: 12
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Season 3, Episode 12 - On the road home. (Mini episode)

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

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

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

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

Season: 3 Episode: 17
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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: 18
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Season 3, Episode 18 - *Please be advised this episode contains violence* Audio from the safe house on Friday, November 11th.

Season: 3 Episode: 19
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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.

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Start with Season 1, Episode 1

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

Season: 4 Episode: 2
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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...

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

Season: 4 Episode: 10
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Season 4, Episode 10 - Rose falls asleep and goes for a walk.   Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6PPxMVN8jPxdH6Jn3lR65y Get on Amazon...

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

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

Season: 4 Episode: 13
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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: 14
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Season 4, Episode 14 - Phone conversations from the evening of April 10th.

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

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

Season: 5 Episode: 1
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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. 

Season: 5 Episode: 2
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Dr. Bright conducts a therapy session over Skype. Written by Anna Lore. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Shelby Young. 

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Season: 5 Episode: 3
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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.

Season: 5 Episode: 4
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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. 

Season: 5 Episode: 5
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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.

Season: 5 Episode: 6
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Dr. Bright makes a house call. Written by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Zach Valenti. Sound designed by Mischa Stanton. 

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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!

Season: 5 Episode: 7
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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. 

Season: 5 Episode: 8
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Dr. Bright has a session with a patient feeling a little...grey. Written by Aron Brown. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Aron Brown.

Season: 5 Episode: 9
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*This episode contains discussion of infant death. Listener discretion advised* Dr. Bright gets a visit from her oldest Atypical friend.

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Season: 5 Episode: 10
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Dr. Bright is interrupted as she winds down at the end of a long day. Written by Meghan Fitzmartin. Performed by Julia Morizawa & Charlie Ian.

Season: 6 Episode: 1
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Episode 1 of the spin-off The AM Archives

Season: 6 Episode: 2
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Episode 2 of spin-off The AM Archives

Season: 6 Episode: 3
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Episode 3 of spin-off The AM Archives

Season: 6 Episode: 4
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Episode 4 of spin-off The AM Archives

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A new romantic comedy from Atypical Artists

Season: 6 Episode: 5
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Episode 5 of spin-off The AM Archives

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