22 episodes

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

    • Science Fiction
    • 4.4, 3K 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.

    After LifeAfter

    After LifeAfter

    Astrophysicist, StarTalk host, and self-proclaimed sci-fi geek Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a round table talking about the science behind the science-fiction in GE Podcast Theater’s LifeAfter. Joining him are computer scientist and humanity-centered robotics expert, Michael Littman; leading software research expert Colin Parris; and the show’s writer, Mac Rogers. Let the tech geeking begin.

    • 30 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson Promos "After LifeAfter"

    Neil deGrasse Tyson Promos "After LifeAfter"

    Neil deGrasse Tyson Promos "After LifeAfter"

    • 43 sec
    Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 10

    Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 10

    Now on the run from the FBI, Ross finds his way to the secret location of LifeAfter’s horrifying endgame, where he has to make a fateful decision. 

    • 33 min
    Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 9

    Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 9

    Torn between Charlie and the FBI, Ross must choose where his loyalties lie. The taskforce’s desperation to find the missing cultists leads Octavia into a brutal confrontation with Sasha. 

    • 25 min
    Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 8

    Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 8

    Ross, Brynne, and Octavia abduct Shannon in a bid to learn more about the nature of their adversary. But then Charlie reaches out through Ross’s phone, offering a stunning revelation about the man behind LifeAfter. 

    • 19 min
    Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 7

    Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 7

    Ross must embark on a dangerous undercover mission into the heart of the LifeAfter community, in the process learning who is truly pulling the strings of the conspiracy. 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

MAFinOKC ,

A mixed review

The is about "The Message." - First of all, new audio sci-fi is always welcome. "Radio" drama, as it was known in the old days, engages the mind's eye in a way that visually told stories just can't. "The Message" succeeds very well at creating a believable mise-en-scène. The "fourth wall" is not just ignored: instead, the podcast goes to the opposite extreme of creating a podcast-within-a-podcast, which is very clever. Great effort has gone into writing natural dialogue. The recording, however, is a little TOO realistic, in that audibility would have been much improved by boosting the speech frequencies in the mix-down. Although the writers do better than most at creating believable medical and scientific scenarios, they also take some really chucklesome liberties and commit several hilarious goofs. Well, nobody's perfect. Now, on to "Life After."

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The premise was great, presenting the fear (both the realistic and the irrational) of AI in a very relatable manner. Similar to an evil overlords situation. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The settings leave something to be desired, like, “Hey, we’ve got a great plot, it’ll carry the show, bring life to the settings.” It didn’t. Even after umpteen scenes in the FBI office it still felt like any office in the ‘90s vibe and did not convey a convincing layout of the offices. I’ve listened to other serial podcasts that put me in the middle of the action, like a fly on the wall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The acting/directing. Or whoever thought having Ross hyperventilate all through 10 episodes would be a positive trait for the character. No! Nails on a blackboard. Good—not even great—drama should lead to at least some suspension of disbelief. The incessant breathing kept breaking the suspension. I can’t really blame the actor, he was otherwise convincing as hell. The director carries the blame for this. Hint: Less Is More. ⭐️⭐️

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