Lauren Shippen’s “The Infinite Noise” Brings Empathetic Storytelling to Text

Debuting today via Tor Teen, The Infinite Noise is Lauren Shippen’s debut novel, the first companion piece to her landmark audio drama The Bright Sessions. Focusing on fan-favorite characters Caleb and Adam, The Infinite Noise is a first-person look into each character’s thoughts and lives outside of the scope of the podcast, alternating perspective between both characters. For […]

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Lauren Shippen, Briggon Snow, and Jordan Cope Launch Production Company

The Bright Sessions veterans Lauren Shippen and Briggon Snow and Patreon’s Jordan Cope have launched a fully in-house production company, Atypical Artists. With a focus on fiction storytelling in podcasts, Atypical Artists aims “to make the most compelling stories, you need to empower a diverse and passionate set of creators; in other words, make neat […]

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“The Bright Sessions” Concluding at the End of Season Four

On February 6th, 2018, cornerstone audio drama The Bright Sessions announced its finale via Twitter post and short post on their podcast feed. After three years and four seasons, Dr. Bright will be closing her office door. An end of sorts, but not *the* end. https://t.co/7dWXhJvQpU — The Bright Sessions (@brightpodcast) February 7, 2018 As discussed in the […]

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Lauren Shippen to Write “The Bright Sessions” Novel Trilogy for Tor Teen

As reported today in an exclusive from Paste, Lauren Shippen of The Bright Sessions (and Forbes 30 Under 30 Media Luminary) will be writing a novel tie-in trology for the podcast. The books will be published by Tor Teens. Tor has produced podcasts with book tie-ins before with Steal the Stars, but he partnership with independent audio drama The Bright […]

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“The Bright Sessions” Creator Lauren Shippen Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Media Luminary

Lauren Shippen, creator of The Bright Sessions, was named as one of 2018’s 30 Under 30 Media Luminaries by Forbes in today’s release of the list. In the list, Shippen’s blurb comments on the high number of downloads The Bright Sessions has gotten, as well as the show’s LGBT+ representation. The blurb also comments on the upcoming The Bright […]

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Episode Review: “The Bright Sessions” Returns for Season 4 with “41 – Birthday”

Months after a break following the intense final episode of Season 3, The Bright Sessions has returned for its fourth season today with “41 – Birthday.” This review will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t listened to today’s episode, you can listen here. If you haven’t started The Bright Sessions, a phenomenal audio drama about people with superhuman […]

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Episode Review: The Bright Sessions, “34 – Frank”

This week’s episode of the Bright Sessions introduces Frank Sawyer, voiced by Phillip Jordan, as an actual patient in Dr. Bright’s office. As usual, The Bright Sessions cements itself as one of the most impressive independent fiction podcasts in the industry, and the inclusion of Jordan in the cast continues the already impressive lineup of voice talent. Before diving into […]

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