Lauren Shippen is creating podcasts
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Who are you?
I'm Lauren Shippen, a writer, director, and actor. In 2015, I started making a podcast called The Bright Sessions. Three years and 56 episodes later, it's spawned a whole universe. I'm writing three YA novels for Tor Teen, producing a whole bunch of bonus episodes, and releasing two spin-off podcast series in the next two years. On top of that, I'm co-producing a fiction podcast for Panoply and developing several non-TBS related projects of my own, but this Patreon is still the main home for making more of The Bright Sessions. 

What's The Bright Sessions?
The Bright Sessions is a fictional podcast drama about people with supernatural abilities in therapy - like a cross between X-Men and In Treatment, as one listener described it. I've loved radio for a long time and after becoming obsessed with podcasts like Welcome to Night Vale, I just had to sit down and write my own audio drama. Amazingly, I was able to get some incredibly talented actors and record a 9 episode first season. The first episode premiered on November 1st, 2015. Those first episodes were so much fun that we just kept going. Since then, we've been featured on iTunes, inspired fan art, and been downloaded millions of times. 

Why make a Patreon?
Initially, this Patreon was created to fund The Bright Sessions when we were just a scrappy podcast being made in my bedroom. But since 2015, I've fallen in love with both my community here on Patreon and the medium of audio drama. I want to bring more audio content to the world, and I want to help others do the same. While I hope to move into other mediums and continue working with large networks, I still want to make the weird shit that's harder to fund. And I want to enable other artists - especially women, queer people, and people of color - to tell their own stories. When you support me on Patreon, the majority of that money is going to hire actors, writers, sound designers, engineers, etc.  

So take a listen to the podcast, check out our rewards, and consider becoming a Patron! We could not make this show without the support of our patrons and we are unbelievably grateful to all of you for being part of our strange family!

Tiers
Awesome Atypical
$5 or more per month
Our eternal love and gratitude, plus:   
  • Access to our exclusive Patron-only activity feed and the Patron-only section of our website, which has cool things like behind-the-scenes photos and annotated playlists.
  • Monthly livestream Q&As with Lauren and a guest from the cast or crew - available only to patrons! You'll also get access to all past Q&As regardless of when you joined.
  • Access to our discord with other patrons and cast & crew!
  • PDFs of each episode with Lauren's notes (only after the episodes come out - no spoilers!)


**if you don't have $5/month, you can customize your pledge to something less and still get most of these rewards**


Includes Discord rewards
Goals
1000 – reached! patrons
If we hit 1000 patrons by our 50th episode, we'll bring you 9 full-length episodes in 2018 that take us into the therapy room with Dr. Bright's other patients.
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Who are you?
I'm Lauren Shippen, a writer, director, and actor. In 2015, I started making a podcast called The Bright Sessions. Three years and 56 episodes later, it's spawned a whole universe. I'm writing three YA novels for Tor Teen, producing a whole bunch of bonus episodes, and releasing two spin-off podcast series in the next two years. On top of that, I'm co-producing a fiction podcast for Panoply and developing several non-TBS related projects of my own, but this Patreon is still the main home for making more of The Bright Sessions. 

What's The Bright Sessions?
The Bright Sessions is a fictional podcast drama about people with supernatural abilities in therapy - like a cross between X-Men and In Treatment, as one listener described it. I've loved radio for a long time and after becoming obsessed with podcasts like Welcome to Night Vale, I just had to sit down and write my own audio drama. Amazingly, I was able to get some incredibly talented actors and record a 9 episode first season. The first episode premiered on November 1st, 2015. Those first episodes were so much fun that we just kept going. Since then, we've been featured on iTunes, inspired fan art, and been downloaded millions of times. 

Why make a Patreon?
Initially, this Patreon was created to fund The Bright Sessions when we were just a scrappy podcast being made in my bedroom. But since 2015, I've fallen in love with both my community here on Patreon and the medium of audio drama. I want to bring more audio content to the world, and I want to help others do the same. While I hope to move into other mediums and continue working with large networks, I still want to make the weird shit that's harder to fund. And I want to enable other artists - especially women, queer people, and people of color - to tell their own stories. When you support me on Patreon, the majority of that money is going to hire actors, writers, sound designers, engineers, etc.  

So take a listen to the podcast, check out our rewards, and consider becoming a Patron! We could not make this show without the support of our patrons and we are unbelievably grateful to all of you for being part of our strange family!

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Tiers
Awesome Atypical
$5 or more per month
Our eternal love and gratitude, plus:   
  • Access to our exclusive Patron-only activity feed and the Patron-only section of our website, which has cool things like behind-the-scenes photos and annotated playlists.
  • Monthly livestream Q&As with Lauren and a guest from the cast or crew - available only to patrons! You'll also get access to all past Q&As regardless of when you joined.
  • Access to our discord with other patrons and cast & crew!
  • PDFs of each episode with Lauren's notes (only after the episodes come out - no spoilers!)


**if you don't have $5/month, you can customize your pledge to something less and still get most of these rewards**


Includes Discord rewards