Lauren Shippen is the creator and head writer of The Bright Sessions. On top of her writing work, Lauren 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.
Recent episodes featuring Lauren Shippen
Behind the Scenes: Opening Montages
Passenger List creator, co-writer and co-director John Scott Dryden and editor, sound designer and composer Mark Henry Phillips dive deep into the show's opening news montages, in conversation with Audrey Mardavich, managing producer of Radiotopia. Time is running out. Make your mark on Passenger List and Radiotopia before the new year at
Introducing Blood Ties - Guest Episode
BLOOD TIES: A scripted audio series starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, and Amy Landecker. When legendary pediatric cardiologist and businessman, Dr. Peter Richland, is killed in a plane crash two days before Christmas, secrets begin to emerge about his dealings with female colleagues throughout his career. These disturbing revelations thrust his children, Eleonore and Michael, into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. Listen now at
Passenger List - Lauren Shippen and John Dryden
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's--wait, no, yeah, it's a plane, and also maybe some birds, too. But it's also Lauren Shippen and John Dryden of Radiotopia's Passenger List in conversation with David Rheistrom. This interview features ruminations on air travel, discussions of inclusivity in writing and casting, and speaking of casting, there's also discussion of our queen, Patti Lupone. Our past interview with John Dryden Jeffrey Goldberg's "The Things He Carried" via The Atlantic About Radio Drama Revival: Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website Find David Rheinstrom on Twitter Support Wil Williams and Anne Baird on Patreon Support Elena Fernández Collins on Patreon Support Eli McIlveen and Sean Howard on Patreon Find Fred Greenhalgh on his website Find Rashika Rao on Twitter You shall not find the elusive Heather Cohen Radio Drama Revival is recorded in Washington, DC, which is the unceded territory of the Piscataway Indian Nation and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe. Radio Drama Revival is Sponsored by Dashlane! Start dashing through the internet and help support the show by visiting to start your 30 day free trial of Dashlane – no credit card required. If you like it, use code “rdr” at checkout to save 10% on your Premium subscription.
Ep. 103 - Movie 4 (Part 3) w/ Lauren Shippen & Briggon Snow
The Bright Sessions power duo is back for the final time to round out the discussion of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie! Topics include: twin struggles, middle school dances, Myrtle’s horniness, improved Amos Diggory, the Pepto Bismol of spells, Cedric ecology, and more! NEW MERCH: NEW STUDIO:   Thanks to our sponsors! BUFFY: Get $20 off at w/ code "POTTERLESS" PERFECT SNACKS: Get 15% off at HELLOFRESH: Get 9 free meals at w/ code "POTTERLESS9"   Thanks for listening! For more information on the show, visit! You can find us at,, and If you’d like bonus content and/or EXCLUSIVE MERCH, head on over to and for other merch, check out As always, Wizard On!
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
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2 days, 21 hours