The Bright Sessions

By Atypical Artists

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This is my 2nd time listening andim still intriuged*sic*

 Jan 2, 2019
Absolutely totally amazing. This is so, so good.


Therapy for the strange and unusual.

Episode Date
The Bright Sides - Patient #1-A-5

*This episode contains discussion of infant death. Listener discretion advised* Dr. Bright gets a visit from her oldest Atypical friend. Visit Get $80 off your first month by going to and use the code therapy

Mar 18, 2019
The Bright Sides - Patient #6-C-1

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

Feb 18, 2019
The Bright Sides - Patient #2-B-4

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. Get $80 off your first month by going to and use the code therapy80.

Jan 21, 2019
Arcs - New Podcast from Atypical Artists!

Lauren Shippen, Briggon Snow, Jordan Cope, and Nathan Stanz are in a new actual-play D&D podcast. Go to to listen now and follow @atypicalartists on twitter!

Jan 10, 2019
The Bright Sides - Patient #4-A-5

Dr. Bright makes a house call. Written by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Zach Valenti. Sound designed by Mischa Stanton. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. Go to or text THERAPY to 500500.

Dec 17, 2018
The Bright Sides - Patient #9-A-2

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 and use the code THERAPY60 to get a total of $60 off, that's $20 off your first

Nov 19, 2018
The Bright Sides - Patient #7-B-3

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 or text THERAPY to 500500.

Oct 15, 2018
The Bright Sides - Patient #8-C-6

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.

Sep 17, 2018
Introducing Wolverine: The Long Night

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Sep 12, 2018
The Bright Sides - Patient #3-B-2

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 or text THERAPY to 500

Aug 20, 2018
The Bright Sides - Patient #10-E-2

*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

Jul 16, 2018
56 - Dr. Bright

Episode 56: Dr. Bright packs up her office. Go to and use the code therapy30 to get $30 off your first week of deliveries.

Jun 13, 2018
55 - The AM

Discoveries and changes are made.

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May 30, 2018
54 - Telephone 3

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

May 16, 2018
53 - Sam

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 promo code therapy.

May 02, 2018
52 - Caleb

Episode 52: Caleb goes looking for some advice.


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Apr 18, 2018
51 - Wadsworth

Episode 51: Ellie has a strange day.

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Apr 04, 2018
50 - Rose
Mar 21, 2018
49 - Movie Night

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

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Mar 07, 2018
Announcement - The Future of the Show
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
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.
Feb 07, 2018
48 - Mark

Episode 48: Mark tries to move forward.

Jan 24, 2018
47 - Adam

Episode 47: Adam looks in from the outside.

Jan 10, 2018
46 - Damien

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

Dec 27, 2017
45 - Chloe

Episode 45: Chloe struggles with recent events and makes an announcement. promo code therapy30

Dec 13, 2017
44 - Patient #14-A-8 (Rose)

Episode 44: Session 7 with my dreamwalking patient.

Nov 29, 2017
43 - Former Patient (#11-A-7)

Episode 43: Caleb stops by the office.

Nov 15, 2017
42 - Subject #E-307

Episode 42: *Please be advised this episode contains mention of suicide, kidnapping, and emotional abuse*

Two months of logs from Subject #E-307.

Nov 01, 2017
Therapy for the strange and unusual

Start with Season 1, Episode 1

Oct 20, 2017
41 - Birthday

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

Oct 18, 2017
40 - Safe House Part II

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.

Jun 07, 2017
39 - Safe House Part I

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

May 24, 2017
38 - Telephone 2

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

Phone conversations from November 10th through November 11th.

May 10, 2017
37 - Patient #14-A-8 (Rose)

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

Apr 26, 2017
36 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

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

Apr 12, 2017
Mini Episode 9 - sunday, after my session

Mini Episode 9: walking whatshisface home w/ Sam

Apr 05, 2017
35 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

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

Mar 29, 2017
Mini Episode 8 - September 30th, 2016

Mini Episode 8: On the road home.

Mar 22, 2017
34 - Frank

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).



Mar 15, 2017
33 - September 24th, 2016

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

Mar 01, 2017
32 - Damien, September

Episode 32: For Joanie - hopefully she can help.

Jan 25, 2017
31 - friday, studio time w/ the gang

Episode 31: september 23rd, 2016

Jan 11, 2017
30 - Friday, 9/23/16

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

Dec 28, 2016
Mini Episode 7 - Caleb, 9/16

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

Dec 21, 2016
29 - Sam, September 13th

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

Dec 14, 2016
28 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

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

Nov 30, 2016
27 - Mark, August

Episode 27: August, somewhere off I-80.

Nov 16, 2016
26 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

Episode 26: Session 40, September.

Nov 02, 2016
25 - Asset 43, Meetings 1-6

Episode 25: Disciplinary Meetings 1-6 with Asset 43. 

Oct 19, 2016
GUEST EPISODE - Introducing Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape

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 will be comedies. All of them will bring you an immersive audio experience, where instead of watching the action you can picture yourself in the middle of it.  Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape is brought to you by Wondery, a new podcast network. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Sep 20, 2016
The Intrusion

A visitor appears. []

Sep 15, 2016
Mini Episode 6 - For Mark #3

Mini Episode 6: August.

Aug 31, 2016
Mini Episode 5 - For Mark #2

Mini Episode 5: August.

Aug 10, 2016
Mini Episode 4 - For Mark #1

Mini Episode 4: July.

Jul 27, 2016
24 - Zero Hour

Episode 24: Saturday, July 2nd.

Jun 15, 2016
23 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

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

Jun 08, 2016
22 - Telephone

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

Jun 01, 2016
21 - tuesday, coffee w/ Sam

Episode 21: 2:30pm, @ that cafe on oak.

May 25, 2016
20 - Stakeout #2

Episode 20: Monday, 4:30pm

May 18, 2016
19 - ID 46942 - Log 426

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

May 11, 2016
18 - Patient #12-D-10-9 (Sam)

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

May 04, 2016
Mini Episode 3 - Stakeout #1

Mini Episode 3: Friday, 4pm

Apr 29, 2016
17B - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

Episode 17B: Part 2 of 2.

Apr 27, 2016
17A - ID 46942 - Asset #43

Episode 17A: Part 1 of 2.

Apr 20, 2016
16 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

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

Apr 13, 2016
14B - For SB (Mini Episode 2)

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

Apr 08, 2016
15 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

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.

Apr 06, 2016
14 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)

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. 

Mar 30, 2016
Mini Episode 1 - The Voicemail of Dr. Bright

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

Mar 28, 2016
13 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

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

Mar 23, 2016
12 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)

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

Mar 16, 2016
11 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

Episode 11: Session 15. 

Mar 09, 2016
10 - Patient #5-E-3 (Damien)

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

Mar 02, 2016
09 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

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. 

Jan 10, 2016
08 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

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.

Jan 03, 2016
07 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)

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. 

Dec 27, 2015
06 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

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. 

Dec 13, 2015
05 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

Episode 5: Session 10 with a teenage empath. His continued exposure to a fellow student may help him learn to control his ability. 

Dec 06, 2015
04 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)

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. 



Nov 29, 2015
03 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe)

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. 



Nov 15, 2015
02 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb)

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.

Nov 08, 2015
01 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam)

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". 





Oct 27, 2015