Lauren Shippen is a writer and actor with experience in podcasts, film and books. She is the creator and head writer of The Bright Sessions, a popular science fiction podcast that has won numerous awards and was named one of iTunes’ Best of 2016. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media 2018 and one of MovieMaker Magazine and Austin Film Festival’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch. Beyond The Bright Sessions, Lauren co-produced a joint Panoply-BBC fiction podcast with Peabody-winning writer/director John Dryden. Lauren was born in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles.