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.
Life After this won't be the same
This is the best audiodrama I have ever listened to, and I've listened to nearly 50 of them.
The story, the sound engineering - it's all perfect, on a whole another level than any other podcast. It's quite surprising, considering that The Message wasn't that good.
If Life After were a movie or a book, it would definitely get an award.
Goodness, it’s annoying, I keep thinking “can something happen already?” Too slow in development, voices are irritable. The Message was much better
Derivative and bland
This podcast claims to deliver you quality storytelling and drama while instead it holds it's listeners for fools, feeding them a story told 3 years ago by a much more eloquent staff of screenwrights in Black Mirror. But the unoriginal premise is not even the worst offense this audiodrama throws at you. The cast of completely unmemorable and unbelievable characters devoid of substance despite their plot tool function is truly abhorrent, despite the fact that acting itself is of quite a good quality. But no matter how good an actor you are, it is hard to make a character who is not given any room for growth and change shine and look like anything but a dead setpiece in an unengaging plot.