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The Rez

Gen-Z Media | Wondery

Set in a very strange future where everything seems perfect but is actually completely wonky! Preen, a show-offy influencer, and sensible Sav try to outsmart the wicked A.I. JEF who runs their world. Together they find an ancient phone that can communicate with kids in the past (Pastlings - that’s you!) who teach them about weird ancient ideas like kindness, friendship and how nature isn't really that terrifying. JEF hates all these things and sends robots, drones and other future gizgads to try and stop them!

The Rez is a multi-award winning series with top quality jokes, a brilliant UK cast, funky sound, and some secret messages about life, kindness and looking after each other.

The Rez is a production of Rezilience Ltd. (supported by Arts Council England), in partnership with Gen-Z Media.

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Our Editor's Take

The Rez is a stunning sci-fi podcast aimed at 9-to-11-year-olds. A creative project, The Rez is set in a distant future where happiness is little more than a download. A helpful computer named JEF takes care of the humans' needs. Fulfillment and satisfaction are only a click away. Body mods take care of the rest. What more could anyone want?

Quite a lot, it seems. The Rez is about Preen and Sav. Preen's an influencer dealing with status issues. Sav's a geeky outcast who struggles with self-expression. They are two kids who happen upon a phone from long ago and begin to communicate with pastlings. Pastlings? That'll be young people from the past, kids of the 2020s. The phone is Sav and Preen's only link to reality, a sign that something isn't right with the world that JEF is setting out. There is more to life than likes and comments. Knowing and understanding are two very different things. Can Sav and Preen discover meaning?

Each new episode sees the two encounter a new character and new journey. Can old tech save the well-being of young people from new tech? Each episode of The Rez podcast has moments of hope and a strong message of resilience.

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