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.
Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 1
Since low-level FBI clerk Ross Barnes lost his wife to a car accident, he’s consoled himself by listening to her voice-posts on an audio social media website. When he hears something eerie and shocking while listening to her messages, it turns his life upside down.
Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 2
At first Ross is overjoyed to be reunited with the voice of his lost wife Charlie. But her increasingly strange behavior leads him to a stunning discovery.
Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 3
As the voice of Sasha turns up the pressure on Ross to reveal FBI secrets, he must make an agonizing choice.
Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 4
Ross discovers spying on the FBI is a lot harder than it looks, as he tries to steal secrets from quirky computer scientist Octavia Roth. His subterfuge leads him to a horrifying discovery and even greater peril.
Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 5
Imprisoned by the FBI and separated from Charlie’s voice, Ross desperately tries to keep his secrets and his sanity under intense interrogation by Brynne Cutler.
Lif-e.af/ter Ep. 6
Now a double-agent spying on LifeAfter for the FBI, Ross struggles to win the trust of one of Sasha’s top human allies, the menacingly genial Paul.
First season is worth a skip. Second season starts out awesome, but halfway through it turns into this substandard police drama with AI thrown in. Not my cup of tea personally. Was perfectly content exploring the dynamic of the protagonist and the existence of his AI ghost wife. I found most of the supporting characters quite dull and one-dimensional. But I still enjoyed the first half of the second season and the overall acting enough to warrant a 4-star. There were even some moments where the series played with psychological horror elements. These scenes were a joy to listen to and genuinely creepy. You’ll know them when they come up. Let’s just say you’ll never hear stuttering the same way again.
Take a drink every time Ross gets interrupted by somebody. I’m not responsible for your liver.
YOU ADDED ADS
For the love of god please give us an option to purchase this without ads. I have been listening to this fall asleep for 2 years straight. And now you have added ads and I can no longer use it. My heart is broken it is such an amazing podcast. This is a devastating blow please I will pay you all the money for an ad free version. It would be z 5 stars but with the ads it is unusable.
Indian lady’s performance ruined it all
First season was great until the Indian lady with the absolute worst fake Indian accent (obnoxious, over the top performance and downright insulting to Indian people) ruined the last few episodes , not sure why she had such a crucial role to play and why they chose this particular actress among the universe of great Indian actors !