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Lauren Shippen is creating podcasts
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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. And this Patreon funded the show for three amazing years. We're currently making a spin-off of The Bright Sessions with Luminary but this page will remain as a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making audio fiction. Currently no one is being charged.  

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.
  • 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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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. And this Patreon funded the show for three amazing years. We're currently making a spin-off of The Bright Sessions with Luminary but this page will remain as a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making audio fiction. Currently no one is being charged.  

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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.
  • 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