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Aliens of Extraordinary Ability

Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Comedy, Storytelling
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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"A funny and moving story of immigrants, beautifully written, at a time when it's needed the most." - Jon Ronson

Funny, sad and brilliantly human, this timely original series follows five friends – lovable but sometimes infuriating - as they make a life for themselves in New York City. The tie that binds them? They are all immigrants, struggling to find their place in an increasingly hostile America.  

Sadie, fresh from her small hometown in Ireland tries out for the elusive O1 visa – meaning she has three months to prove she is an ‘alien of extraordinary ability.’ She joins a collective called ‘Nature Fans’, whose members are also on a clock, all trying to figure out how to stay in the country. Together they alternately fight and work the system, growing close in the process.  

Brother and sister Rodrigo and Erika are from a mixed status family and have wonderful and busy lives in NYC. Rodrigo, desperate not to go back to Mexico but sick of living in the shadows, gets politically active. Tam is smart, handsome and Haitian, when he finds out he’s about to lose his legal status, he uses his charm to find a marriage to save him. Mazen, the loveliest Lyft driver you’re likely to meet, awaits his asylum interview and tries to forget about his life back in Syria, only to discover that he needs to stay connected or his heart will break.  

The stakes couldn’t be higher – an adventure story, a love story, a story of borders and the people who cross them - can they stay in this country they call home?

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Brilliant!

A really well-written play. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Brings a witty edge to life in modern NYC.

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so well done

this was great, the actors did amazing to set the scene and the story was great, wish it was longer or I hope there is more to the series

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this podcast is best of the best

loved it. such a nice story. can't wait for season 2. please tell me there is a season 2.

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  • 2019-08-31

Didnt expect to binge it

The script is so well done that It feels like you Are encompassed in this world. It tackles socio political issues of the modern day American.

Not my typical genre but cant wait for season 2!

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awesome

loved it. with amazing characters. genuine characters that tell the stories in a wonderful way.

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Transported me

What a lovely little audio drama. It felt like a docu drama. At first, it was simply entertaining, then I became aware of how the lives of these 'illegal immigrants' parallel the lives of people today. The ups and downs, the joys and the fears. Always the fears. Although set in New York City, and our treatment of immigrants is different in Canada, it gave me new compassion for those establishing new lives here. And empathy for refugees and immigrants everywhere. Listen and let Aliens of Extraordinary Abilities transport you...

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