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?