Four gripping radio play/serial drama podcasts.

Podcasts come in all shapes and sizes, there are plenty of interview style shows, conversation, comedy, education etc.  The following podcasts on the other hand are all scripted radio plays.  I have really enjoyed them and think it is really handy to have an alternative to watching a screen whilse still having the drama and cliffhangers that you get with Netflix.  Grab your earphones, jump on the couch, close your eyes and escape into another world with one of these terrific podcasts.

 

LifeAfter

From GE Podcast Theater and Panoply, the producers of The Message, comes a new thriller, LifeAfter. The 10 episode series follows Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, who 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. From https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/lifeafter

Limetown

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?” Season 2 starts 2018 From https://www.twoupproductions.com/shows/limetown

Homecoming

The first scripted series from Gimlet Media, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, Mercedes Ruehl, Alia Shawkat, Chris Gethard, and Spike Jonze. Homecoming centers on a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life — presented in an enigmatic collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations. From https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/homecoming

 

The Message

The Message follows the weekly reports and interviews from Nicky Tomalin, who is covering the decoding of a message from outer space received 70 years ago. Over the course of 8 episodes we get an inside ear on how a top team of cryptologists attempt to decipher, decode, and understand the alien message.  The Message is a co-production between Panoply and GE Podcast Theater, unlocking the secrets of healing with sound technology. From http://themessagepodcast.com/

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