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LifeAfter/The Message

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.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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The Message Ep. 8

The group creates a plan that will help them find an answer, but puts a team member's life in greater danger. Even at the expense of their team, they continue pushing their plan further to solve the mystery of The Message.

24mins

22 Nov 2015

Rank #1

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The Message Ep. 7

With three members of the team now in critical condition, the group and Dr. Kalpana must use the remainder of their manpower to find an answer. They begin to see patterns among their ill team members that can help them decode The Message.

14mins

15 Nov 2015

Rank #2

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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. 

24mins

20 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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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. 

24mins

27 Nov 2016

Rank #4

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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. 

25mins

4 Dec 2016

Rank #5

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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. 

26mins

11 Dec 2016

Rank #6

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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. 

27mins

18 Dec 2016

Rank #7

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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. 

27mins

20 Dec 2016

Rank #8

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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. 

27mins

13 Nov 2016

Rank #9

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The Message Ep. 6

The group’s relationship with Nicky continues to be tested. With two ill members and sudden quarantine, the group realizes they must find answers before it’s too late. An unexpected visitor from GE breaks into their building to help the group. Another member falls unexpectedly ill.

13mins

8 Nov 2015

Rank #10