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Humanizing Media: Lauren Shippen

Photo Cred: Jon Sams

Photo Cred: Jon Sams


Lauren Shippen - writer and creator of the hit science fiction podcast The Bright Sessions.

Podcast theme: 

Creative mediums and social issues - does the medium influence the way people engage with the content?


Lauren Shippen is the writer and creator of the science fiction podcast, The Bright Sessions. Since its debut in November of 2015, the podcast has won numerous awards, was named iTunes Best of 2016 and has been featured in Vox, Popular Science, Wired, and The London Evening Standard, among others. Lauren is currently developing the podcast as a TV series with Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment. On top of her writing work, Lauren also has acted in numerous podcasts - including her own - as well as short films and web series. She has a degree in music from The College of William & Mary and was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media for 2018. Lauren is a New York native and now resides in Los Angeles.

Show notes:

You can listen to The Bright Sessions here: The Bright Sessions (

You can download The Bright Sessions from iTunes here: (

You can check out the write up by Forbes 30 under 30 on Lauren here

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