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From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, The Message and its sequel, LifeAfter, take listeners on journeys to the limits of technology. In The Message, an alien transmission from decades ago becomes an urgent puzzle with life or death consequences. In LifeAfter, Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his own life, and maybe even the world. Winner of the Cannes Gold Lion.

LifeAfter/The Message Panoply

    • Fiction
    • 4.2, 232 Ratings

From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, The Message and its sequel, LifeAfter, take listeners on journeys to the limits of technology. In The Message, an alien transmission from decades ago becomes an urgent puzzle with life or death consequences. In LifeAfter, Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his own life, and maybe even the world. Winner of the Cannes Gold Lion.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

Mighty Jupiter ,

Season 2 is AMAZING!!!!

The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is cuz of season 1, which was somewhere between “ok” and “pretty good”. I listened to all of season 2 in 1 day. It was so enthralling.

LoraJeanie1 ,

Season 2 was amazing!

This is one of the first story telling podcasts that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I listened to it in one night, I couldn’t get enough. Season 1 was good but Season 2 blew me away. Bravo!

Kyle Rumble 99 ,

A complete review for both series

The message:
I really loved this series more so than it’s sequel (life/after) so my review is probably a bit biased.

Pros:
- Great audio
- No cliffhanger ending
- A twist at nearly every turn
- gets better the more the plot develops

Cons:
- Short episodes if the episodes were a bit longer, say 45 minutes then there could of been more plot developed in the closing arc. But overall runtime is great.
- No season 2 as of yet for The message.

Life/After:

I feel a little annoyed after listening to the message and then listening to the trailer because it hints at a return from the main character but sadly it’s only click bait. The podcast follows the main character Jason Barnes 8 months after his wife was killed in a hit and run, and everyone is telling him it’s time to move on, it’s been 8 months.

Then one day at work Jason gets a chance encounter with something or someone that might be able to allow him closure.

Pros:
- Great audio.
- Grest descriptions of visual effects such as “the building exploded into a burst of flame, the smoke blocking out the sunshine on the crisp autumn day.”
- Will leave you what to make of the ending similar to choose your adventure but with some context

Cons:
- ending is sort of left open-ended
- Some details need more information in later plot (last 3 episodes could’ve been a bit longer.)
- Would’ve been nice to hear from more than one perspective on plot.

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