Review: The Bright Sessions Podcast

Do you love podcasts as much as I do?

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I’ve been listening to them for years now, progressing from one to the other quite quickly. I listen to them all the time: while running, driving, riding my bike to work, or when I’m cleaning the house. It’s a great way to keep entertained while doing something else, to keep your mind occupied, learn something, or to satisfy that fiction craving for when you don’t have the time to read.

I started The Bright Sessions a few months ago after a horror podcast binge I was on led me down some weird paths. I’d gone through so many podcasts and came across this one, which is a mix of some of my favourite kinds of podcasts: fiction, good production quality, Sci-fi/fantasy themes, and weirdness. It definitely checked a few boxes for me!

The Bright Sessions is a science fiction podcast based on the lives of a group of patients of Dr Bright, a therapist with an unusual choice of patients.
The show focuses mainly on the lives of a few “A-typicals” that all have different abilities, and how they manage everyday life.  Each of Dr Brights’ patients has regular life issues that are complicated by having telekinesis or the inability to stay in one dimension when anxious.

This show is strange. But in a good, I-don’t-know-what’s-going-on-anymore kind of way, not in the Tanis I-seriously-have-no-idea-where-this-could-possibly-be-going kind of way.

The character development has been well done, and each of the characters has their own normal issues, not just their a-typical ones. The voice-acting is superb (Dr Bright has the most soothing voice ever), the production quality is amazing, and I feel like the writers know where they’re going with the storyline… Unlike some podcasts I’ve listened to recently.
There are a few plot issues and some characters need a little more fleshing out (especially the bad ones), but overall it’s super easy to listen to. It’s exactly what you want from a fiction podcast. This is why it is one of my favourite podcasts at the moment.
I can definitely see why they’re optioning it for TV right now, it would totally make for a binge-worthy tv series!!!

Do you listen to podcasts? What are your favourites?


Saturday Run Log: Getting back into it

Today was one of those perfect Canberra days: a slight breeze, and sunshine from 6am til 7pm. Unfortunately for me, I am at the tail end of the semester and have had four assignments due in one week.
So after submitting three of my assignments throughout the week, and with one to go, I decided to go for a run!

Setting: Local run around the neighbourhood
Distance: 5.01km
Time: 36:01
Average Pace: 7:11 /Km

Tunes: Spotify Playlist: “Zombies, Run!” by RIAVEG8 (Continued with this one, and surprisingly, it got better! 70’s rock makes running ok)

Continued with the Zombies, Run! missions released with Call of Duty and this episode had some more interesting parts to it, though it was still less exciting than I’d hoped, I’ve decided to persevere through them since I’d already started.

The Run
: It felt nice to get out of the house and into the sunshine. We’ve been AirBnb’ing our spare room, so I’d spent most of the day preparing the house for a new guest and listening to lectures. It was nice to get out into the sunshine. My lungs didn’t start burning straight away, and it was good to stretch my legs after the run yesterday, which left my glutes and hammies pretty tight!

Thoughts during:

  • I’m glad I put on sunscreen
  • Doubling up on the sports bra was a good idea
  • Tights will always will v. shorts for running
  • Eating lunch was another good idea
  • Eff me it’s hot
  • Should have thought about hydration
  • How far have I gone??!
2L drink bottle post run
2L isn’t enough sometimes, so you have to steal someone else’s


Review: Call of Duty WWII Collaboration with Zombies, Run! (missions 1-3)

My review of the first three missions in the collaboration between Zombies, Run! and Call of Duty: WWII

The Crappy Runner sees storm
The Crappy Runner sees a storm, runs toward it.

Setting: Loop around my neighbourhood and surrounds
Distance: 5.12 Km
Time: 39:16
Average Pace: 7:40 /Km
Tunes: Spotify Playlist: “Zombies, Run!” by RIAVEG8 (pretty good, but “Eye Of The Tiger”???!)

Feels: When I saw the new missions pop up for the Call of Duty: WWII collaboration, I was super excited for some vintage war-inspired scary runs!! Unfortunately, these new missions are just brought to you by the team at Call of Duty team. So they are less horrifying run through the woods in Nazi Germany being chased by Nazi-turned zombies, and more mission run.
I will be finishing the rest of the missions and do another run-log with my thoughts on the last two.

The Run
: It feels good to be getting back into running, and even though my time hasn’t changed much, my stamina has! I look forward to building it back up to what it was after the 10k, but this kind of run is definitely getting me in the right direction.

My thoughts during:

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  • Wearing new shorts was probably a bad idea.
  • These storm clouds look menacing
  • I’m hungry
  • My legs are on fire
  • How did I use to do this?
  • Wow, I feel amazing
  • These shorts suck
  • Ugh
  • Oh! Down-hill! This is nice!
  • Ugh
  • Sunburnt legs are the worst
  • I’m so hungry!
  • and on and on and on..
  • OOH! Flowers!

If you’re interested in giving the Zombies, Run! app a try, check out their website, here

There’s also a great community on Reddit all about being Runner 5.



Success!! Run finished, flowers found!
Success!! Run finished, flowers found!