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The Bright Sessions

112 EpisodesProduced by Atypical ArtistsWebsite

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

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112 Episodes | 2015 - 2021

101 - Patient #12-D-10 (Sam), Session 1

October 27th, 2015

13:26

The Bright Sessions | Season 1, Episode 1 - Session 1 with Samantha Barnes, a young woman with a Level 10, Class D ability.


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102 - Patient #11-A-7 (Caleb), Session 9

November 8th, 2015

17:34

The Bright Sessions | Season 1, Episode 2 - Session 9 with a 16 year old empath.


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103 - Patient #13-A-3 (Chloe), Session 1

November 15th, 2015

14:05

The Bright Sessions | Season 1, Episode 3 - Session 1 with Chloe Turner, the daughter of the first atypical I ever met.


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104 - Patient #12 (Sam), Session 2

November 29th, 2015

17:31

The Bright Sessions | Season 1, Episode 4 - Session 2 with the time traveler.


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105 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 10

December 6th, 2015

20:02

The Bright Sessions | Season 1, Episode 5 - Session 10 with a teenage empath. His continued exposure to a fellow student may help him learn to …

106 - Patient #13 (Chloe), Session 2

December 13th, 2015

15:03

The Bright Sessions | Season 1, Episode 6 - Session 2 with a twenty-year old mind reader. 


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107 - Patient #12 (Sam), Session 4

December 27th, 2015

15:52

The Bright Sessions | Season 1, Episode 7 - Session 4 with a time traveler who has yet to gain control of her ability. I have only observed her …

108 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 13

January 3rd, 2016

17:14

The Bright Sessions | Season 1, Episode 8 - Session 13 with this Level 7 empath. 


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109 - Patient #13 (Chloe), Session 5

January 10th, 2016

14:42

The Bright Sessions | Season 1, Episode 9 - Session 5 with a telepath. 


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201 - Patient #5-E-3 (Damien), Session 30

March 2nd, 2016

17:01

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


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202 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 15

March 9th, 2016

21:45

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 2 - Session 15. 


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203 - Patient #12 (Sam), Session 6

March 16th, 2016

19:55

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


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204 - Patient #13 (Chloe), Session 6

March 23rd, 2016

17:14

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 4 - Session 6 with Patient #13 - we took an unscheduled month off but I think we can get back on track …

205 - The Voicemail of Dr. Bright

March 28th, 2016

4:35

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


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206 - Patient #12 (Sam), Session 9

March 30th, 2016

18:32

The Bright Sessions | 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. 


207 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 19

April 6th, 2016

16:40

The Bright Sessions | 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.


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208 - For SB

April 8th, 2016

9:37

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 8 - Hopefully this will make things clearer for you, Sam. Just press play - JB. (Mini Episode)


209 - Patient #13 (Chloe), Session 7

April 13th, 2016

17:04

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 9 - Session 7 with a mind reader. I am hopeful that she might assist me with my meeting next week.


210 - ID 46942 - Asset #43

April 20th, 2016

12:05

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 10 - Part 1 of 2.


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211 - Patient #13 (Chloe), "Session" 8

April 27th, 2016

18:08

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 11 - Part 2 of 2.


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212 - Stakeout #1

April 29th, 2016

3:14

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 12 - Friday, 4pm (Mini episode).


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213 - Patient #12 (Sam), Personal Meeting

May 4th, 2016

19:03

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 13 - Not an official session - more of a personal meeting.


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214 - ID 46942 - Log 426

May 11th, 2016

13:04

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 14 - Personal log 426 (summary of quarterly meetings).


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215 - Stakeout #2

May 18th, 2016

12:09

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 15 - Monday, 4:30pm


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216 - tuesday, coffee w/ Sam

May 25th, 2016

16:27

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 16 - 2:30pm, @ that cafe on oak.


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217 - Telephone

June 1st, 2016

23:17

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


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218 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Emergency session

June 8th, 2016

21:46

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 18 - Emergency session at the patient's request.


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219 - Zero Hour

June 15th, 2016

27:58

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 19 - Saturday, July 2nd.


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220 - For Mark

July 27th, 2016

17:04

The Bright Sessions | Season 2, Episode 20 - For Mark; July, August, September (Mini episodes). 


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The Intrusion

September 15th, 2016

13:51

The Bright Sessions x Ars Paradoxica | A visitor appears.

301 - Asset 43, Meetings 1-6

October 19th, 2016

21:05

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 1 - Disciplinary Meetings 1-6 with Asset 43.


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302 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 40

November 2nd, 2016

31:35

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 2 - Session 40, September.


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303 - Mark, August

November 16th, 2016

22:24

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 3 - August, somewhere off I-80.


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304 - Patient #13 (Chloe) + Friend

November 30th, 2016

24:48

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


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305 - Sam, September 13th

December 14th, 2016

25:41

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 5 - Sam returns and we catch up on the past few months.


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306 - Caleb, 9/16

December 21st, 2016

4:42

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 6 - Caleb asked me to meet him at the park and well...I'll probably delete this later. Maybe. (Mini episode).


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307 - Friday, 9/23/16

December 28th, 2016

24:00

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 7 - Personal audio notes from Friday, September 23rd, 2016 - OAG


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308 - friday, studio time w/ the gang

January 11th, 2017

22:50

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 8 - september 23rd, 2016


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309 - Damien, September

January 25th, 2017

19:28

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 9 - For Joanie - hopefully she can help.


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310 - September 24th, 2016

March 1st, 2017

36:55

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 10 - Phone calls and recordings from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.


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311 - Frank

March 15th, 2017

37:49

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 11 - *Please be advised that this episode contains descriptions of violence and war, and deals with some of …

312 - September 30th, 2016

March 22nd, 2017

9:52

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 12 - On the road home. (Mini episode)


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313 - Patient #13 (Chloe), Truncated Session

March 29th, 2017

21:54

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 13 - My latest conversation with Chloe was interrupted by a series of visitors.


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314 - sunday, after my session

April 5th, 2017

5:24

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 14 - walking whatshisface home w/ Sam (Mini Episode).


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315 - Patient #11 (Caleb), Session 44

April 12th, 2017

25:25

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


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316 - Patient #14-A-8 (Rose), Session 2

April 26th, 2017

29:54

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 16 - November 3rd - second session with my newest patient.


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317 - Telephone 2

May 10th, 2017

21:56

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 17 - *Please be advised that this episode contains mentions of suicide* Phone conversations from November 10th through November 11th.


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318 - Safe House Part I

May 24th, 2017

23:21

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


319 - Safe House Part II

June 7th, 2017

54:10

The Bright Sessions | Season 3, Episode 19 - *Please be advised this episode contains the aftermath of violence, discussions of self harm, and …

Therapy for the strange and unusual

September 1st, 2017

1:38

Start with Season 1, Episode 1


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401 - Birthday

October 18th, 2017

26:12

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 1 - A series of interruptions hamper the celebration of another year.


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402 - Subject #E-307

November 1st, 2017

25:35

The Bright Sessions | 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.


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403 - Former Patient (#11-A-7)

November 15th, 2017

28:07

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 3 - Caleb stops by the office.


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404 - Patient #14 (Rose), Session 7

November 29th, 2017

24:50

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 4 - Session 7 with my dreamwalking patient.


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405 - Chloe

December 13th, 2017

27:29

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 5 - Chloe struggles with recent events and makes an announcement.


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406 - Damien

December 27th, 2017

20:59

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 6 - Damien adjusts to his new way of life.


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407 - Adam

January 10th, 2018

29:38

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 7 - Adam looks in from the outside.


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408 - Mark

January 24th, 2018

37:35

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 8 - Mark tries to move forward.


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409 - Movie Night

March 7th, 2018

25:33

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


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410 - Rose

March 21st, 2018

34:37

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

411 - Wadsworth

April 4th, 2018

33:25

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 11 - Ellie has a strange day.


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412- Caleb

April 18th, 2018

29:59

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 12 - Caleb goes looking for some advice.


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413 - Sam

May 2nd, 2018

38:46

The Bright Sessions | 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. 


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414 - Telephone 3

May 16th, 2018

25:23

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 14 - Phone conversations from the evening of April 10th.


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415 - The AM

May 30th, 2018

38:55

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 15 - Discoveries and changes are made.


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416 - Dr. Bright

June 13th, 2018

52:28

The Bright Sessions | Season 4, Episode 16 - Dr. Bright packs up her office. 


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501 - Patient #10-E-2 (Myra)

July 16th, 2018

52:15

The Bright Sides | *Please be advised that this episode contains brief mentions of drug abuse, suicidal thoughts, and child abuse* Written by Julia …

502 - Patient #3-B-2 (Melanie)

August 20th, 2018

21:58

The Bright Sides | Dr. Bright conducts a therapy session over Skype. Written by Anna Lore. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Shelby Young. 


503 - Patient #8-C-6 (Austin)

September 17th, 2018

33:11

The Bright Sides | Dr. Bright sometimes has a hard time seeing one her less frequent patients. Written by Jordan Cope & Briggon Snow. Performed …

504 - Patient #7-B-3 (Lou)

October 15th, 2018

19:08

The Bright Sides | A younger patient causes some problems with Dr. Bright's session recordings. Written by Eli Barraza. Performed by Julia Morizawa …

505 - Patient #9-A-2 (Victor)

November 19th, 2018

19:21

The Bright Sides | Dr. Bright gets a visit from an old patient with an unreliable ability. Written by Caitlin Schneiderhan. Performed by Julia …

506 - Patient #4-A-5 (Arthur)

December 17th, 2018

31:39

The Bright Sides | Dr. Bright makes a house call. Written by Gabriel Urbina. Performed by Julia Morizawa and Zach Valenti. Sound designed by Mischa …

507 - Patient #2-B-4 (Rory)

January 21st, 2019

31:26

The Bright Sides | Dr. Bright finally has a reason to use her fire extinguisher. Written and sound designed by Mischa Stanton. Performed by Julia …

508 - Patient #6-C-1 (Niko)

February 18th, 2019

33:20

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

509 - Patient #1-A-5 (Vanessa)

March 18th, 2019

22:00

The Bright Sides | *This episode contains discussion of infant death. Listener discretion advised* Dr. Bright gets a visit from her oldest Atypical …

GUEST EPISODE - NEXT STOP from Multitude

April 15th, 2020

32:06

Our friends over at Multitude have released their first scripted fiction podcast, NEXT STOP! Here is the first episode of this wonderful audio …

Guest Trailer - IN STRANGE WOODS

December 7th, 2020

2:37

Subscribe now by searching "In Strange Woods" in your podcast app. Today, we're bringing you a show that we think you'll love! In Strange Woods is a new musical audio drama from Atypical Artists. It was Executive …

The AM Archives is coming to The Bright Sessions feed!

March 3rd, 2021

1:50

Starting March 17th, The AM Archives will be released weekly on this very feed!! But you can binge the entire thing now by becoming an annual Atypi-Pal Plus - go to atypicalartists.co/support

510 - Patient #5-E-3

March 10th, 2021

22:29

The Bright Sides | Dr. Bright is interrupted as she winds down at the end of a long day. Written by Meghan Fitzmartin. Performed by Julia Morizawa …

601 - For People Like You | The AM Archives

March 17th, 2021

26:36

The AM Archives | Agent Jackson Crawford’s first day at a new job doesn’t go as planned. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a fictional …

602 - The Electric Man | The AM Archives

March 24th, 2021

21:27

The AM Archives | Lockdown. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a fictional thriller appropriate for mature audiences. It involves …

603 - The Grand Tour | The AM Archives

March 31st, 2021

29:44

The AM Archives | A familiar face tours the facilities while Joan and Sam butt heads. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a fictional …

604 - Homecoming | The AM Archives

April 7th, 2021

34:58

The AM Archives | Jackson settles in, Agent Green decides on a big change, and Joan struggles with the past. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ …

GUEST EPISODE - Life With LEO(h) by Octavia Bray

April 9th, 2021

38:44

Life With LEO(h) is a new sci-fi(ish) romcom from Octavia Bray, one of the writers of The AM Archives. It tells the story of Jeanine, a buttoned up robotics intelligence lawyer, who ends up in custody of LEO(h) a …

605 - Choices | The AM Archives

April 14th, 2021

25:25

The AM Archives | The team confronts some difficult choices regarding Alex and the serum. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a fictional …

606 - Decisions | The AM Archives

April 21st, 2021

23:02

The AM Archives | Amidst Tier 5 clearout plans and Dr. Sharpe's ticking time bomb, the Order makes an offer. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ …

607 - The Right Way | The AM Archives

April 28th, 2021

28:41

The AM Archives | Mark straps in. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a fictional thriller appropriate for mature audiences. It involves …

608 - Think Twice | The AM Archives

May 5th, 2021

35:11

The AM Archives | Dr. Bright and Helen have a session. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a fictional thriller appropriate for mature …

609 - Lights Out | The AM Archives

May 12th, 2021

26:16

The AM Archives | The tables turn in the dark. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a fictional thriller appropriate for mature audiences. It …

GUEST TRAILER - Passenger List

May 17th, 2021

4:02

Listen to Season 2 of Passenger List now, wherever you get your podcasts. https://passengerlist.org

610 - Echoes

May 19th, 2021

26:56

The AM Archives | EPISODE WARNING: This episode contains violence and death. Listener discretion is advised. Sam discovers what's past is prologue.


611 - Beggars Can't Be Choosers

May 26th, 2021

21:12

The AM Archives | Mags and Jackson face new problems as Helen makes her demands. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a fictional thriller …

612 - Collision Course

June 2nd, 2021

21:53

The AM Archives | Joan is hunted. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a fictional thriller appropriate for mature audiences. It involves …

613 - Ghosts

June 9th, 2021

21:01

The AM Archives | No supply for deadly demands as Helen's games go unchecked. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a fictional thriller …

614 - Bad Blood

June 16th, 2021

32:31

The AM Archives | EPISODE CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains violence and murder. Listener discretion is advised. The team's plan walks a knife's …

615 - I Can Die When I'm Done

June 23rd, 2021

23:28

The AM Archives | EPISODE CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains violence and death. Listener discretion is advised. The eleventh hour.

SERIES CONTENT …

616 - People Like Us

June 30th, 2021

35:30

The AM Archives | Series Finale EPISODE CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains violence. Listener discretion is advised. Endings and beginnings.


617 - Barba Tenus Sapientes

July 5th, 2021

12:37

The AM Archives | Order & Chaos, Chapter One: Barba Tenus Sapientes. Lee has tea with Percy. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a …

618 - Non Ducor Duco

July 7th, 2021

9:22

The AM Archives | Order & Chaos, Chapter Two: Non Ducor Duco. Lee and Michal discuss the egg. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ is a …

619 - Ad Meliora

July 12th, 2021

7:59

The AM Archives | Order & Chaos, Chapter Three: Ad Meliora. Percy and Michal cause a problem in Serbia. SERIES CONTENT WARNING: The AM Archives​ …

620 - Tabula Rasa

July 14th, 2021

16:36

The AM Archives | Order & Chaos, Chapter Four: Tabula Rasa. Sarai and Marguerite make themselves known in “The Pocket Dimension”. SERIES CONTENT …

701 - Qui Tu Vis Esse

July 14th, 2021

23:52

The College Tapes | It's the fall semester of Senior year, and things are getting weird at Yale. When Adam comes across something he shouldn't have …

702 - Insolita Res

July 21st, 2021

34:44

The College Tapes | It's another day at BU for Caleb. He's got his college friends, a new freshman to take under his wing, and he's doing what he can …

GUEST EPISODE - Look Up by Briggon Snow

July 23rd, 2021

37:54

Two young men meet on a beach every night with a telescope and the unanswered questions from years of a friendship lost as they await their parent’s return from a mission to Mars. As re-entry draws closer...so do they. …

703 - Audiam Campanis

July 28th, 2021

34:23

The College Tapes | It's an awkward reunion when Caleb arrives at Yale. But when bells toll, Atypical suspicions storm, and the unexplainable sends …

704 - Malus Denarius

August 4th, 2021

30:56

The College Tapes | CONTENT WARNING: This episode of The College Tapes contains coerced experimentation and panic attacks. Listener discretion is …

705 - Infernum Septimana

August 11th, 2021

39:57

The College Tapes | A week in Boston. Caleb deals with the aftermath of his weekend with Adam, he talks through a bombshell with Frankie, tries to …

706 - Mortalis Deorum

August 18th, 2021

24:52

The College Tapes | Adam arrives in Boston, and tensions are high between him and the BU friends...but nowhere near as tense as thing between him and …

707 - Caduceus

August 25th, 2021

27:41

The College Tapes | Caleb and Adam each seek advice from the formidable female figures in their lives while The AM comes into the picture. For more …

708 - Non Facias Malum

September 1st, 2021

29:05

The College Tapes | Research in Adam's favorite library is the least of his and Caleb's problems when space and time decide to throw a wrench into …

709 - Librum De Spirituum

September 8th, 2021

30:53

The College Tapes | Oliver can't get his head out of the book and all of its mysterious qualities. For more information, please visit …

710 - Iterum Et Iterum

September 15th, 2021

25:23

The College Tapes | With the adults in the picture, and the gang from Boston soon on their way to Yale, Caleb and Adam grab some pillows and …

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