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 • 3.1K 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
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

Tiphanie* ,

Sound Sped Up?

I can’t understand a LOT of the words because it seems like the casts are sped. Idk if it’s just my phone but I wouldn’t understand why that would be. Has anyone else experienced this? I like the plot so I’ll rate it well but the acting is very high school drama.

Lendartia ,

Fantastic and Enthralling

Just finished both of these podcasts. Separate seasons, stand alone stories. I thought they were fantastic, enthralling, great voice acting, I really felt like I could put myself into the stories. For anyone into amazing sci-if stories, I recommend. The Message is a short season, short episodes. Life After is a longer season and longer episodes. Go for a drive, go for a walk and give them a listen.

~ Violet ~ ,

Loved S2, LifeAfter

S1 (The Message) makes good fun of lots of the most used toys of the Fiction Podcast medium ... found tapes, the investigative journalism tripe, horror ... and one of the best but most underutilized tropes of the medium ... a special sound experience. But ultimately, S1 ends up feeling kind of empty and cliched. S2, LifeAfter, however, is fantastic! It gives us more real and relatable characters. It asks more subtle questions about the medium of audio storytelling and portable personal audience-controlled entertainment and the way that intersects with social media & personas, and has a cooler, more subversive, more punk, plot. All suspended in a contemporary feeling workplace mystery. S2 is one of my absolute most favorite Audio Dramas thus far.

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