The Message & LifeAfter

Publisher:
GE Podcast Theater, Panoply, The Message

The Message & LifeAfter

4.9/5

Critic Rating

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.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.8

Steve Greene • IndieWire May 25, 2017

"From Nicky Tomalin’s investigative host cadence to the varied sound quality in different fictional locales, it’ll make you second-guess whether or not they discovered these tapes in a secure vault somewhere. Annapurna Sriram is fantastic as Nicky..."

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Score: 5

David Sims • The Atlantic Nov 21, 2015

"...over eight weeks, it’s nailed the same intriguing sense of hyper-reality that Welles pioneered. Chronicling a scientific team’s efforts to decode a toxic bit of alien communication, The Message is a genuinely unsettling listen, like a horror-film parody of Serial split into 15-minute chunks...In many ways, The Message feels excitingly modern. It has a diverse cast of characters and manages to convey that fact in a clear but subtle way..."

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