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Greater Boston

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Rank #41 in Comedy Fiction category

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Greater Boston is an ongoing audio drama by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, set in an alternate Boston.

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Greater Boston is an ongoing audio drama by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, set in an alternate Boston.

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RIP Someday

By Judynguyen - Dec 08 2019
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As I saw mentioned in another review, it was hard to tell from the first episode as to how intriguing a story this tells. I’m a native Bostonian as well and really appreciate all the references and local callbacks in the show. The best part? How the Someday Cafe lives on in this podcast while the actual cafe is about 15 years dead. Glad I’m not alone in its adoration.

At first it was weird..

By Rainingpooh - Nov 25 2018
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It only got weirder. But what’s wrong with that? Love this show.

iTunes Ratings

239 Ratings
Average Ratings
208
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RIP Someday

By Judynguyen - Dec 08 2019
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As I saw mentioned in another review, it was hard to tell from the first episode as to how intriguing a story this tells. I’m a native Bostonian as well and really appreciate all the references and local callbacks in the show. The best part? How the Someday Cafe lives on in this podcast while the actual cafe is about 15 years dead. Glad I’m not alone in its adoration.

At first it was weird..

By Rainingpooh - Nov 25 2018
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It only got weirder. But what’s wrong with that? Love this show.
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Greater Boston

Latest release on Oct 31, 2019

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Greater Boston is an ongoing audio drama by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, set in an alternate Boston.

Rank #1: Episode 1: Family Riddles

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This week in Greater Boston, we meet three siblings: baby brother Dimitri hunts the Sasquatch in "Part-Time Cryptozoologists;" middle child Nica rubs shoulders with celebrities in "The Famous Bobbin Winder;" and eldest brother Leon dies on a roller coaster in "Disaster Planning."

Content warnings at end of show notes. 

Production

Written and Produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Cast

  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him) and the Singer pitch man
  • Jeff Van Dreason as BB Bosco (he/him) and Someday Cafe MC

Interview clips gathered from greater Boston residents.

Music

  • Charlie on the MTA (intro/outro) is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Tosa Waltz (Part-Time Crypto Zoologists) composed by Michael Cassidy and performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Additional music (Big Book of Riddles) by David Fernandez.

Contact

Find us online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

E-mail us at info@GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBostonShow

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at www.WritersRoomofBoston.org.

Content warnings

  • Strong language
  • Death (Non-violent) (ambiguous suicide)
  • Severe Anxiety

Mar 15 2016

30mins

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Rank #2: Episode 25: But Perhaps There is a Key

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon. 

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

CAST In order of appearance, this episode featured:
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)
  • Kristen DiMercurio as Fake Nica (she/her)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • and James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti (he/him)
Also featuring:
  • Kenny Garcia as Greene (he/him)
  • Rick Zieff as Lawyer (he/him)
  • Greg Shea as Darby (he/him)
  • Ben Flaumenhaft as Uriah Connolly (he/him)
Interviews with real Greater Boston Residents.   MUSIC
  • Charlie on the MTA recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Drive the Cold Winter Away performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Perterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Inexplicable Riddles theme by Dave Fernandez
  • Drums by Jim Johanson
  • Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch performed by Dirk Tiede
  Additional music and sounds used from public domain and creative commons sources.   Episode transcripts are posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com   If you’re enjoying Greater Boston, please consider donation to our Patreon campaign, where you can receive early access to new episodes, exclusive annotated transcripts, and Patron-only bonus audio!

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong Language
  • Emotional instability
  • Severe, sudden grieving
  • Imprisonment 
  • Belief in scientology

Sep 04 2018

38mins

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Rank #3: Episode 2: Working on the Railroad

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This week in Greater Boston, we meet three travelers on The Red Line: A pregnant woman has cabin fever in "Charlotte on the MBTA;" A fiery eccentric proposes a radical plan in "The Mayor of The Red Line;" and Louisa tackles her oddest photography assignment ever in "Red Line Wedding."

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

Production

Written and Produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

Cast

  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • James Capobianco as The Mayor of the Red Line (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)

Also featuring Laura Cunningham, Alexander Danner, Ben Flaumenhaft, Marck Harmon, Jim Johanson, Mike Linden, Sam Musher, Julia Propp, and Jeff Vandreason as Red Line Advertisements.

Interview clips gathered from greater Boston residents.

Music

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Dream Music by Jeff Van Dreason.
  • Drum tracks by Jim Johanson.
  • Wedding music by Dave Fernandez.
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe is performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.

Some music and sound effects used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Contact

Find us online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

E-mail us at info@GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBostonShow

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at www.WritersRoomofBoston.org.

Content warnings:

  • Strong language
  • Prenatal depression
  • Discussion of death
  • Ostentatious displays of wealth

Mar 29 2016

32mins

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Rank #4: Episode 33: By Hook or By Crook

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon. Do you dig our show? Great! Please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or one of the other podcast apps. Or write it in the sand. Right it in a paper airplane and shoot it at the moon. Write it down on paper, stuff it in a bottle and throw it in the ocean. Is that considered pollution? If it is, don’t do that. Unless it’s a really great review.

Thank you to supporters Bridge and Rasmus! You to can support us on Patreon at GreaterBoston.Patreon.com!

CAST

This episode featured:

  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West (he/him) and Marlo (he/him)
  • Jordan Higgs as Ethan Bespin (he/him)
  • Rick Zieff as Manager, Sales, and Lawyer (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Michael Melia as Phillip West (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • Mario Da Rosa Jr as Isaiah Powell (he/him)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • And Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)

Also Featuring:

  • David Rheinstrom as the Legion Announcer

And: Iri Alexander Cole Burkhardt Fox Cooper Tina Daniels Christopher Dole Todd Faulkner Jack Pevyhouse Alma Roda-Gil Zane Sexton and Alex Welch as LEGION. 

So many wonderful friends with wonderful audio dramas included here, like Forrest Guide, Arden, Uncanny County, Jim Robbie and the Wanderers, Radio Drama Revival, and more. (sigh). Isn’t audio fiction the best?

MUSIC

  • Charlie on the MTA by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede. Blackberry Rag, Farewell to Nigg, and Tam Lin set by Adrienne Howard, Emily Petersen, and Dirk Tiede. 
  • Drums by Jim Johanson.

Transcripts available at GreaterBostonShow.com

Content Warnings

  • Kidnapping 
  • Forced Accidental Hypnosis
  • Capitalism
  • Political Anxiety and Political Unease
  • Incarceration and police interrogation
  • Excessive Marlo Monologuing
  • Expressions of hunger / lack of food
  • Threat of mass eviction

Feb 12 2019

38mins

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Rank #5: Episode 32: To Seek Out New Life and New Civilizations

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.   Content Warnings at end of show notes.   You can follow Greater Boston on Twitter @InGreaterBoston or on Tumblr at GreaterBlogston.tumblr.com. Follow us there for news, updates, and behind the scenes chat about the show!   Thank you to supporters Bridge and Rasmus! You to can support us on Patreon at GreaterBoston.Patreon.com!   CAST   This episode featured:
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer Coolidge (she/her)
  • Mario da Rosa as Isaiah Powell (he/him)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • Marck Harmon as Andy Wood (he/him)
  • Arun Sannuti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Michael Melia as Philip West (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Marlo (he/him), Guy (he/him), and Wendell (he/him)
  • Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory (she/her)
  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)
  • Julia Morizawa as Omi Ogawa (she/her)

And featuring special guest:

  • Tim Russ of Star Trek: Voyager as himself
With appearances by Colin Kelly as Andorian Cos-Player and Sean Kelly of the delightful comedy podcast Improvised Star Trek as the convention representative.   MUSIC 
  • Charlie on the MTA by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Greater Boston Trek theme by Eli McIlveen of the hilarious Alba Salix podcast!
Also mentioned in this episode: The Post Meridian Radio Players.   Transcripts available at GreaterBostonShow.comContent Notes
  • Strong Language
  • Reference to “Bury Your Gays” trope
  • Reference to that episode of Voyager where Paris and Janeway are transformed into lizards and then have lizard sex resulting in lizard babies, what the hell was even up with that?
  • Discussion of systemic racism
  • Singing, briefly in Klingon
  • Police arrest
  • Brief crossing of personal boundaries

Jan 29 2019

37mins

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Rank #6: Episode 34: The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.   Content warnings at end of show notes.   You can follow Greater Boston on Twitter @InGreaterBoston or on Tumblr at GreaterBlogston.tumblr.com. Follow us there for news, updates, and behind the scenes chat about the show!   Thank you to Patreon supporters Bridge and Rasmus! You to can support us on Patreon at GreaterBoston.Patreon.com!   CAST   This Episode featured
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti (he/him)
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)
  • Mario Da Rosa Jr. as Isaiah Powell (he/him)
  • Julia Morizawa as Omi Ogawa (she/her)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Tanja Milojevich as Melissa Weatherby (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)
  • Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory (she/her)
  • Kristin DiMercurio as Fake Nica (she/her)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer Coolidge (she/her)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
and additional voice by Vilte Baliutaviciute   MUSIC Charlie on the MTA and Tosa Waltz by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede Shove that Pig’s Foot a Little Farther in the Fire by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede Scottish Surf by Dirk Tiede Tam Lin set — comp. Davey Arthur, Amy Cann, and Liz Donaldson, and performed by Dirk Tiede Cheese Robot Theme (I can’t remember the actual title?) by Broke Yeti   Transcripts available at GreaterBostonShow.comContent Warnings
  • Strong Language
  • Ominous Cheese Robots
  • Impending homelessness
  • Depictions of panic/distress
  • More Ominous Cheese Robots
  • Institutional racism
  • Starvation
  • Alcoholic rationalizations
  • Appearance of death
  • Uh oh, Cheese Robots!

Feb 26 2019

40mins

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Rank #7: Episode 35: I Am Who I Am, We Are Who We Are

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

Thank you to our Patreon supporter Rasmus! You to can support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston

CAST

This episode featured:

  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Morizawa as Omi Ogawa (she/her)
  • Mario de Rosa Jr as Isaiah Powell (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Julia Schifini as 23 Skidoo (she/her)
  • Tanja Milojevic as Melissa (she/her)
  • Jake Del Rio as Fox Fossil (he/him)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti (he/him) and Paul Chelmsworth (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory (she/her)
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)
  • Jim Johanson as Rusty (he/him)
  • Jordan Higgs as Ethan Bespin (he/him)
  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)

With Tanja Milojevic, Jack Pevyhouse, (and Alex Welch) as MBTA commuters

MUSIC

  • Charlie on the MTA by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Childgrove by Dirk Tiede

Gigantic Greater Boston thank you to Great Lakes USA for allowing us to use their song The Best Band at O'Brien's. If you like what you heard click here to check out their Bandcamp page for more songs.

Transcripts available at GreaterBostonShow.com

Content Warnings

  • Strong Language
  • Kidnapping
  • Medical Experimentation
  • Rescue Attempt Tension
  • Alcohol Consumed
  • Loud punk rock
  • Threatening Robots
  • References to Alcoholism
  • Chainsaws
  • Gobbling Turkeys as Boxing Noises

Mar 12 2019

35mins

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Rank #8: Episode 24: Quitters

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.   You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.Content warnings at bottom of show notes.   CAST In order of appearance, this episode featured:
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer Coolidge (she/her)
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Tanja Milojevic as Melissa Weatherby (she/her)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West (he/him)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Beth Eyre as Autumn West (she/her)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stmatis (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Paul Montgomery Chelmsworth (he/him)
Also featuring Julian Danner as Ada West, Julia Schifini as Red Line officer, Sarah Golding as the TV News Anchor and Eli Barraza as the TV news interviewer.   Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.   MUSIC
  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Train Jam, Farwell to Nigg and Childgrove performed by Adrienne Howard Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede. Tam Lin Set by Dirk Tiede
  • Dream music by Jeff Van Dreason
  • Drums by Jim Johanson.
  • Golden Riddles, Echoes and Points (Act II) by Lloyd Rodgers.
  • Isolated by Kevin McLeod
  Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Special recording thanks this season to Andy Goddard and Mischa Stanton. Huge thank you to all our season two guest stars.   You can catch Beth Eyre in Wooden Overcoats, Hector Versus the Future and the Beef and Dairy Network. Julia Schifini is the co-host of the brilliantly funny and spookily-informative Spirits podcast.   Sarah Golding is the co-host of the Audio Drama Production Podcast and appears in several wonderful audio dramas   And Eli Barraza is the creator, writer and main voice actor of the fantastic new audio drama, The Far Meridian. Do check those out.   CONTACT Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com. You can also find our shop there! Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston Follow us on Tumblr at greaterblogston.tumblr.com E-mail us at info@greaterbostonshow.com   DEDICATION This season is dedicated to our Gal Friday, Melissa Panio-Petersen. Thank you for everything you do for us.   CONTENT WARNINGS
  • Strong Language
  • Kidnapping/imprisonment
  • Divorce
  • Discussions of racism
  • General despair

Jun 27 2017

58mins

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Rank #9: Episode 13: Mayor Linzer-Coolidge and the Lottery

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.

You can follow Greater Boston on Twitter @InGreaterBoston. And you can help keep the show running by supporting our Patreon campaign, or by sharing the show with your friends.

Episode transcripts posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

CAST

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • James Capobianco as the Mayor of the Red Line (he/him)
  • Tanja Milojevic as Melissa Weatherby (she/her)
  • James Johanson as Rusty the MBTA Driver (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Lousia Alvarez (she/her)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

MUSIC

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Train Jam performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Dream music by Jeff Van Dreason
  • Drum tracks by Jim Johanson

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

  CONTENT WARNINGS
  • Strong Language

Jan 24 2017

33mins

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Rank #10: Episode 21: Liars & Legerdemain

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.   You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.   CAST In order of appearance, this episode featured:
  • Richard Wentworth as the ThirdSight Media Spokesman
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Tanja Milojevic as Melissa Weatherby (she/her)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • Michael Melia as Phil (he/him)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West (he/him)
Also featuring Mikchael McQuilkin, Mike Linden, Marck Harmon, and Ben Flaumenhaft as ThirdSight Commercial voices.   Interviews with real Greater Boston Residents.   MUSIC
  • Charlie on the MTA recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Tam Lin Set with Tam Lin (comp. Davey Arthur) / Catharsis (Amy Cann) / The Fatal Rum Punch (Liz Donaldson) performed by Dirk Tiede
  • Childgrove by Adrienne Howard and Dirk Tiede
  • Shove that Pig’s Foot a Little Farther in the Fire by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede
  • He Who Destroys Everything by ArtOfEscapism
  • Drums by Jim Johanson
  Additional music and sounds used from public domain and creative commons sources.   Be sure to check out the hilarious inter dimensional comedy, Hadron Gospel Hour by our guests Rich Wentworth and Mike McQuilkin!   Episode transcripts are posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong Language

  • Manipulative behavior

May 16 2017

32mins

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Rank #11: Episode 14: The Watcher Over Third-Sight

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.   You can follow Greater Boston on Twitter @InGreaterBoston. And you can help keep the show running by supporting our Patreon campaign, or by sharing the show with your friends.   You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.   Content warnings at end of show notes.   CAST   This episode featured:
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Richard Penner as Tinker in Taunton (he/him)
  • Iri Alexander as Vax Victim in San Bernadino
  • Alexander Danner as the Narrator (he/him)
  • Arun Sanuti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Extinction Event Poletti (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West (he/him) and the Street Prosletyzer
Tanja Miloyevich, Sam Musher, Jim Johanson, Ben Flaumenhaft, and Rick Coste as ThirdSight Employees   Interviews conducted with real Greater Boston residents.   MUSIC
  • Charlie on the MTA is recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Mechanical by Dave Fernandez
  • Lifelist by Dave Lewis
  • Drums by Jim Johanson
    CONTENT WARNINGS
  • Manipulative behavior
  • References to alcoholism
  • Strong language

Feb 07 2017

37mins

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Rank #12: Episode 31: Election Day - Part 2

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CREDITSGreater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.

CASTIn order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Mario Da Rosa Jr as Isaiah Powell (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti (he/him)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer Coolidge (she/her)
  • Tanja Milojevic as Wanda McIntosh (she/her)
  • Arun Sannuti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Mike Linden as Singing Telegram (he/him) and Oliver West (he/him)
  • Rick Zieff as Manager, Sales and Lawyer (he/him)
  • Jordan Higgs as Ethan Bespin (he/him)

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.MUSIC:

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Hold That Pigs Feet A Little Closer to the Fire by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Broke Yeti by Ryan Estrada.

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Special thanks to our Patrons Bridge and Rasmus. If you’re interested in supporting Greater Boston, please visit our Patreon page!

Listen: take care of yourselves. Pay attention to what you need. Do what’s right for you. You’re doing great. Own it. Thanks.

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong language
  • Political Manipulation and Deception
  • Kidnapping
  • Lovecraftian references
  • Discussions of racism
  • Cheese related puns
  • Bad song lyrics

Nov 27 2018

35mins

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Rank #13: Episode 15: An Incomplete Tour of New England Spite Homes

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.

You can help new listeners discover Greater Boston by rating and reviewing us on iTunes.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

CAST

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • and Jim Johanson as Rusty the MBTA Driver (she/her)
  • Also featuring Mike Linden as the Wonderland Ad, Jeff Van Dreason as Lenny the Lawyer and... the Voice of the Lottery.

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

MUSIC

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Wonderland Rocks by Dave Fernandez.
  • Drums by Jim Johanson
  • Robot-beat by Broke Yeti.
  • Drive the Cold Away performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong language.
  • Discussions of contemporary and historic racism, slavery, and housing discrimination.
  • Deliberate vehicular mayhem.

Feb 21 2017

35mins

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Rank #14: Episode 12: Outbound

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This week, in Greater Boston: Dimitri explores an ancient city in “To Atlantis;” Gemma explores a brand new city in “To Braintree;” and Nica goes back to where it all began in “To Wonderland.” All of that in the season finale of Greater Boston: Outbound.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

Production

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

Cast

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alverez (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • and Mike Linden as the mysterious stranger (he/him)

Also featuring Jim Johanson as Nick, Marc Harmon, Sam Musher and Jeff Van Dreason as Nick’s customers.

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

Music

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • To Atlantis is performed by David Fernandez
  • Golden Riddles, Echoes and Points (Act III) by Lloyd Rodgers
  • Funeral Chorale by Emily Peterson
  • Drum tracks by Jim Johanson

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Contact

Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter at InGreaterBoston.

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at WritersRoomofBoston.org.

Dedication

This episode is dedicated to the memories of Amanda Phillips, Allison Warmuth and our teacher Betsy Carpenter.

Content Notes

  • Strong Language
  • Apocalyptic imagery 

Aug 16 2016

44mins

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Rank #15: Episode 22: Chuck Octagon's News 7 Wedding Special, Live from Red Line, with Special Guest Andy Wood

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Note: This episode has some particularly intense moments. Content warnings at end of show notes.

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.   You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.   Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston or on Tumblr at GreaterBlogston   CAST   In order of appearance, this episode featured:
  • Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory (she/her)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer Coolidge (she/her)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • Marck Harmon as Special Guest Andy Wood (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)
  • Tanja Milojevic as Melissa Weatherby (she/her)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Beth Eyre as Autumn West (she/her)
  • Mike Melia as Phil West (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West (he/him)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • Mario DeRosa as Isaiah Powell (he/him)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  Also featuring Iri Alexander, Laura Bramblette, Rick Coste, Sean Howard, and Eli McIlveen as panicked party-goers.   Interviews with real Greater Boston Residents.   MUSIC
  • Charlie on the MTA (both versions) and Cotton Eye Joe recorded by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.
  • Kentucky Mule by Tate Peterson
  • Drums by Jim Johanson
  Additional music and sounds used from public domain and creative commons sources.   Transcripts are posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com   CONTENT WARNINGS
  • Surgical imagery
  • Racial profiling
  • Crowds in peril
  • Sounds of panic/distress
  • Sudden loud noises suggestive of violence
  • Public disaster/destruction
  • Scald injury
  • Strong language
  • New Coke

May 30 2017

34mins

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Rank #16: Episode 26: Reputable Citizens

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon. 

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.   Content warnings at end of show notes.   Have you visited the Greater Boston Etsy shop? We've got shirts, mugs, posters, and probably some other stuff that we hadn't thought of yet at the time we recorded this! 

CAST

This episode featured: 

  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Julia Schifini as 23 Skidoo (she/her)
  • Jake Del Rio as Fox Fossil (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti (he/him) 
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • Tanja Milojevich as Melissa Weatherby (she/her)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Chad Ellis as Vincenzo (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)

Additional Voices 

  • Vilte Baliutaviciute 
  • Ryan Estrada 
  • Kenny Garcia 
  • JV Hampton-VanSant 
  • James Hartley 
  • Colin Kelly 
  • Mike McQuilkin 
  • Ebi Poweigha 
  • Eric SiIver 

MUSIC

  • Charlie on the MTA by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede 
  • Train Jam by Adrienne Howard and Emily Peterson 
  • Isolated by Kevin McCleod 
  • Drums by Jim Johanson 

Transcripts are available at GreaterBostonShow.com.    Content Notes:

  • Strong language
  • Racism
  • No, Emily, God, just shut up already
  • Stigmatizing of mental health issues

Sep 18 2018

35mins

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Rank #17: Episode 23: On the Advice of Mary Wollstonecraft

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.   You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.Content warnings at end of show notes.   ANNOUNCEMENT Good news! We now have official Greater Boston merchandise! You can get Greater Boston posters illustrated by the voice of Leon Stamatis himself, Braden Lamb! Coffee mugs featuring Braden’s poster art or Mallory’s immortal line: “The willow lark fucks a scone by moonlight,” or postcards featuring fan art of the Stamatis siblings, illustrated by Grace Parker! All of that is available through our shop at GreaterBostonShow.com.   CAST In order of appearance, this episode featured:
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • and Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory (she/her)
 Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.   MUSIC
  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Drive the Cold Winter Away performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch performed by Dirk Tiede.
  Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.   Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.   Content Warnings
  • Strong language
  • Discussion of systemic racism
  • Emotional distress

Jun 13 2017

36mins

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Rank #18: Episode 3: Professional Prognostication

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This week in Greater Boston, Gemma receives an anniversary gift from ThirdSight Media and immediately begins plotting its destruction in "The Crystal Ball;" Leon applies for a job from beyond the grave in "Will and Determination;" and Michael is not quite as down on his luck as he thinks in "Guy Without Truck."

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content Warnings at end of show notes.

Production

Written and Produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

Cast

  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Arun Sannuti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Guy Who Needs Truck (he/him)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)

Also featuring Laura Cunningham, Ben Flaumenhaft, Jim Johanson, Mike Linden, Sam Musher, and Jeff Vandreason as Letters to Persephone.

Interview clips gathered from greater Boston residents.

Music

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Shove that Pig's Foot a Little Farther in the Fire performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.

Some music and sound effects used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Contact

Find us online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

E-mail us at info@GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBostonShow

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at www.WritersRoomofBoston.org.

Content Warnings

  • Strong language
  • Adult themes
  • Depictions of binge drinking/alcoholism
  • Brief scatological humor.

Note: Ingesting glass powder will cause severe internal harm! For real, don't do that!

Apr 12 2016

32mins

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Rank #19: Episode 20: Criminals

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.   You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.Content Warnings at end of show notes.   CAST In order of appearance, this episode featured:
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti (he/him)
  • Beth Eyre as Autumn West (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Jim Johanson as Rusty the MBTA driver (he/him), the cheese robot and Jonas (he/him)
  • Arun Sanuti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
Also featuring MJ Cogburn, Hari Rai Khalsa, Maxximillian Dafoe, Tanja Milojevic, Ben Flaumenhaft, Rick Coste, Iri Alexander, Shane Harris, Zoe Embler and Sarah Golding as Third Sight Employees.   Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.   MUSIC
  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Isolation by Kevin MacLeod
  • Unseen Green by David Lewis
  • Childgrove by Dirk Tiede
  • Drums by Jim Johanson
Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.    Check out the shows from several of our special guests, including Radiation World, Mollyville, Jim Robbie and the Wanderers, the Audio Drama Production Podcast, Rick Coste Productions and Darker Projects productions.   Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston   Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.   CONTENT NOTES
  • Strong language
  • Criminal behavior
  • Discussion of true crime, including murder

May 02 2017

35mins

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Rank #20: Episode 17: The Red Line Tea Party

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.

An enormous thank you to The Alexandria Archives, a podcast of Southern weird horror, for their generous support of Greater Boston. You can find them at AlexandriaArchives.com

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

And thank you to all our Patreon supporters. You really help keep Greater Boston going.

CAST

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Tanja Milojevic as Melissa Weatherby (she/her)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Michael Melia as Phil (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as the Singing Telegram (he/him)
  • Jim Johanson as Rusty the MBTA driver (he/him)

Also featuring Tanja Milojevic and Alexander Danner as reporters, Marc Harmon as a reporter and a Louisa suitor, and Ben Flaumenhaft as a reporter, a Louisa suitor and Uriah Connoly (he/him). With special guests Michael McQuilkin and Rick Coste as Louisa suitors.

Be sure to check out Michael’s wild multi-dimensional comedy Hadron Gospel Hour, and Rick’s latest mini-series, Charlie’s Mailbox.

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

MUSIC

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Love of My Life by BoxCat Games
  • Trenchcoat by Jim Johanson and Jeff Van Dreason
  • Solo drum tracks by Jim Johanson
  • Snow Ban by Adrienne Howard Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Content Warnings:

  • Strong language
  • Sudden non-violent explosions
  • Comic mayhem
  • Self-shaming body image
  • Class entitlement
  • Ayn Rand

Mar 21 2017

33mins

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Trailer 1 - "We Believe"

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The time has come, fellow riders of The Red Line! The time for a transit transition! A railway revolution! A Subway Secession! Greater Boston -- A Speculative Audio Drama set in an alternate Boston.

Jan 12 2016

1min

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Trailer 2 - "Greater Bostonians"

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Introducing ThirdSight Media and the residents of Greater Boston. Greater Boston -- A Speculative Audio Drama set in an alternate Boston.

Jan 26 2016

1min

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Episode 1: Family Riddles

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This week in Greater Boston, we meet three siblings: baby brother Dimitri hunts the Sasquatch in "Part-Time Cryptozoologists;" middle child Nica rubs shoulders with celebrities in "The Famous Bobbin Winder;" and eldest brother Leon dies on a roller coaster in "Disaster Planning."

Content warnings at end of show notes. 

Production

Written and Produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Cast

  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him) and the Singer pitch man
  • Jeff Van Dreason as BB Bosco (he/him) and Someday Cafe MC

Interview clips gathered from greater Boston residents.

Music

  • Charlie on the MTA (intro/outro) is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Tosa Waltz (Part-Time Crypto Zoologists) composed by Michael Cassidy and performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Additional music (Big Book of Riddles) by David Fernandez.

Contact

Find us online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

E-mail us at info@GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBostonShow

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at www.WritersRoomofBoston.org.

Content warnings

  • Strong language
  • Death (Non-violent) (ambiguous suicide)
  • Severe Anxiety

Mar 15 2016

30mins

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Episode 2: Working on the Railroad

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This week in Greater Boston, we meet three travelers on The Red Line: A pregnant woman has cabin fever in "Charlotte on the MBTA;" A fiery eccentric proposes a radical plan in "The Mayor of The Red Line;" and Louisa tackles her oddest photography assignment ever in "Red Line Wedding."

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

Production

Written and Produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

Cast

  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • James Capobianco as The Mayor of the Red Line (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)

Also featuring Laura Cunningham, Alexander Danner, Ben Flaumenhaft, Marck Harmon, Jim Johanson, Mike Linden, Sam Musher, Julia Propp, and Jeff Vandreason as Red Line Advertisements.

Interview clips gathered from greater Boston residents.

Music

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Dream Music by Jeff Van Dreason.
  • Drum tracks by Jim Johanson.
  • Wedding music by Dave Fernandez.
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe is performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.

Some music and sound effects used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Contact

Find us online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

E-mail us at info@GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBostonShow

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at www.WritersRoomofBoston.org.

Content warnings:

  • Strong language
  • Prenatal depression
  • Discussion of death
  • Ostentatious displays of wealth

Mar 29 2016

32mins

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Episode 3: Professional Prognostication

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This week in Greater Boston, Gemma receives an anniversary gift from ThirdSight Media and immediately begins plotting its destruction in "The Crystal Ball;" Leon applies for a job from beyond the grave in "Will and Determination;" and Michael is not quite as down on his luck as he thinks in "Guy Without Truck."

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content Warnings at end of show notes.

Production

Written and Produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

Cast

  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Arun Sannuti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Guy Who Needs Truck (he/him)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)

Also featuring Laura Cunningham, Ben Flaumenhaft, Jim Johanson, Mike Linden, Sam Musher, and Jeff Vandreason as Letters to Persephone.

Interview clips gathered from greater Boston residents.

Music

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Shove that Pig's Foot a Little Farther in the Fire performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.

Some music and sound effects used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Contact

Find us online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

E-mail us at info@GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBostonShow

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at www.WritersRoomofBoston.org.

Content Warnings

  • Strong language
  • Adult themes
  • Depictions of binge drinking/alcoholism
  • Brief scatological humor.

Note: Ingesting glass powder will cause severe internal harm! For real, don't do that!

Apr 12 2016

32mins

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Episode 4: Leon at the Watch Factory

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This week in Greater Boston, Mallory talks to the press about Leon's death at Wonderland, in "Mallory Flunks Out." Plus we hear spirited eulogies from Louisa, Michael, and Nica; all of that this week in "Leon at the Watch Factory."

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

Production

Written and Produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

Cast 

  • Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory (she/her)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as The Interviewer (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as The Funeral Director (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)

Also featuring Laura Cunningham, Ben Flaumenhaft, Marck Harmon, Jim Johanson, Mike Linden, Sam Musher and Julia Propp as Boston Gravestones.

Interview clips gathered from greater Boston residents.

Music

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Funeral Chorale for Concertina composed and performed by Emily Peterson.
  • Drum tracks by Jim Johanson.
  • Amazing Grace on hurdy gurdy performed by Adrienne Howard.

Some music and sound effects used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Contact

Find us online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

E-mail us at info@GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBostonShow

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at www.WritersRoomofBoston.org.

Content Warnings

  • Strong language
  • Depiction of drunkenness/alcoholic behavior
  • Brief mention of illegal drug use
  • Extended discussions of death

Apr 26 2016

34mins

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Episode 5: Geography Lessons

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This week in Greater Boston, Gemma takes Michael on a tour of the office in "ThirdSight Media and Environs." The Mayor of the Redline reveals his secret origin story in "Subterranean Mobile Communities." And Dimitri writes home about his sub-aquatic adventures in "Karaoke in International Waters."

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

Production

Written and Produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

Cast

  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • James Olivia as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Arun Sannutti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as The Mayor of the Redline (he/him)
  • Ben Flaumenhaft as the homeless man (he/him)
  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis. (he/him)

Also featuring Mike Linden, Sam Musher and Jeff Van Dreason as Letters to the Editor.

Music

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Spanish Ladies by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede
  • Drum tracks by Jim Johanson.

Some music and sound effects used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Contact

Find us online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

E-mail us at info@GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBostonShow

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at www.WritersRoomofBoston.org.

Content Warnings

  • Strong language
  • Brief use of particularly stupid slurs alluding to sexual orientation and developmental disabilities
  • Depictions of drunkenness
  • Depictions of bullying/homeless abuse

May 10 2016

30mins

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Episode 6: Sage Council

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This week, we get a glimpse into Leon’s mind in "Highlights from Leon’s Calendar;" Pandabear Poletti sends a letter to human resources in "On the Advice of Mary Wollstonecraft;" And Charlotte does the best work of her life in "The Background Artist." In Episode 6: Sage Council.   You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.   Content warnings at end of show notes.   Production Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.   We’ve started writing Season 2! We love producing this show, but we need your help. It’s time to pay our performers and hire new ones, and you can make that happen by contributing to our Patreon campaign.     Cast In order of appearance, this episode featured:  
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Pandabear Poletti (he/him) and The Mayor of the Red Line (he/him)
  • Sam Musher as the CCSCC pitch woman;
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer Coolidge (she/her)
Also featuring Marck Harmon, Sam Musher, Mike Linden, Jeff Van Dreason, and Jim Johanson as Future Citizens of Red Line. Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.   Music
  • Charlie on the MTA and Farewell to Nigg performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Drum tracks by Jim Johanson.
  Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Contact

Find us online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

E-mail us at info@GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston.

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBostonShow

If you enjoy Greater Boston please take a moment to rate us on iTunes.   Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at WritersRoomofBoston.org.   Content Warnings
  • Strong Language
  • Brief mention of sex, bondage
  • Military sound effects (air raid/bombing)
  • Reference to alcoholism/binge drinking

May 24 2016

31mins

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Episode 7: Divinations

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This week in Greater Boston, Louisa updates her calendar in Louisa Beyond Leon; Gemma takes time for a gut check in Gastromancy with Gemma; and Michael discovers a source of ancient wisdom in Thunder Over Thunder. This week in episode 7: Divinations.   You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.   Content Warnings at end of show notes.   Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.   Please consider supporting the show through our Patreon campaign. We’ve recently revamped our Patron levels with new rewards, including a chance to receive handwritten Postcards from Dimitri.   You can also help the show by leaving us a review on iTunes or social media.   Cast   In order of appearance, this episode featured:
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Arun Sannutti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Extinction Event Poletti (he/him)
Also featuring Jeff Van Dreason as the Fortune Teller and Freshly Fulfilled in Framingham, Mike Linden as Enlightened in Worcester and Ben Flaumenhaft as Trapped in Tewksberry.   Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents   Music  
  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • "Lowell, MA" by Marck Harmon
  • “Red Apple Rag," "Blackberry Rag,” and "Circus Music" by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • "On Questions of Responsibility: Act II" by Lloyd Rogers. Drum tracks by Jim Johanson
Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.   Episode transcripts are posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.   Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at WritersRoomofBoston.org.   Content Notes:
  • Course Language
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Alcoholism

Jun 07 2016

34mins

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Episode 8: Message in a Bottle

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This week in Greater Boston, Dimitri exits the submarine in “The Wrong Ocean," Michael calls Nica with a special invitation, in “Gemini Nature" and Extinction Event orchestrates a lunchtime social in “The Seance.” All that in Episode 8: Message in a Bottle.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content Warnings at end of show notes.

PRODUCTION

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.

We’ve started writing season 2, and we’re eager to get to work on production, but we need you help: You can support Greater Boston by contributing a little as $1 per episode to our Patreon campaign.

You can also help the show by telling your friends to listen or by rating us on iTunes.

CAST

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Extinction Event Poletti (he/him)
  • Arun Sannuti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • And Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

MUSIC

Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede. Circus Music performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede. Drum tracks by Jim Johanson.

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

CONTACT

Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Twitter: @InGreaterBoston

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at WritersRoomofBoston.org.

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong Language
  • Mild Gore

Jun 21 2016

29mins

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Episode 9: Leaps of Faith

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This week in Greater Boston, The Mayor of the Red Line draws a crowd in "Rally at Park St.;" Mallory recounts her political awakening in “Over and Down,” and Nica sends a message to Dimitri in “The Puzzle Box.” All of that in Episode 9: Leaps of Faith.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of Show Notes

PRODUCTION

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.

Please consider supporting the show through our Patreon campaign. We’ve recently revamped our Patron levels with new rewards, including a chance to receive handwritten Postcards from Dimitri.

You can also help the show by leaving us a review on iTunes or social media.

CAST

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as The Mayor of the Red Line (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory (she/her)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • and Arun Sanutti as Tyrell Fredricks (he/him)

Also featuring Jim Johanson as Green Line Operator and Jeff Van Dreason as the Red Line Operator.

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

MUSIC

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • “Reels” and “Farewell to Nigg” by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede. Drum tracks by Jim Johanson.

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

CONTACT

Episode transcripts are posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston.

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at WritersRoomofBoston.org.

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong Language
  • Extreme peril
  • Suicidal intent
  • Reference to illegal drug use
  • Criminal mischief

Jul 05 2016

33mins

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Episode 10: Vox Populi

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This week in Greater Boston, Louisa and Nica wait for a mysterious visitor in “The Beekeeper,” Chuck Octagon talks to Greater Bostonians about the Red Line Referendum in “Man on the Street,” and Nica gives her farewell performance in “Open Mic.” All of that in Episode 10: Vox Populi.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

PRODUCTION

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.

Please consider supporting Greater Boston on Patreon. We are nearing the end of Season 1, with just two more episodes to go. We plan to keep producing monthly mini-episodes while we’re on our between-season break, but if we can hit our next milestone goal on Patreon before the season finale airs, we’ll double that schedule to deliver a new mini-episode every other week until the show returns in full.

You can also help the show by telling your friends to listen or by rating us on iTunes.

CAST

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Alexander Danner as the narrator (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • Mike Linden as The Beekeeper (he/him), The Ford Taurus Owner (he/him), and a Citizen Who Hates the Red Line
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him) and a Citizen Who Hates the Red Line
  • Jim Johanson as Rusty (he/him)
  • Michael Melia as Stoner Student
  • Sally Heckle as Republican Saturn Lifter
  • James Capobianco as Extinction Event Poletti (he/him)
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • and Ben Flaumenhaft as the Homeless Man (he/him)

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

MUSIC

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Muineira de Ruada by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at WritersRoomofBoston.org.

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong language
  • Brief alcohol consumption
  • Reference to illegal (for now?) drugs
  • Severe emotional distress

Jul 19 2016

34mins

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Episode 11: The Red Line Referendum

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This week in Greater Boston, Charlotte’s labor yields results in “Montgomery;” The Mayor of The Red Line prepares his grand entrance in “No “The””; and Michael has an unexpected confrontation at a bar in “Liberation.” All of that this week in Episode 11: The Red Line Referendum.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes

PRODUCTION

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.

Please consider supporting the show by donating to our Patreon campaign. You can also help the show by leaving us a review on iTunes or social media.

CAST

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Braden Lam as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • James Capobianco as The Mayor of the Red Line (he/him)
  • and James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Ben Flaumenhaft as Uriah Connoly (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as the Wonderland ad announcer.

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

  • MUSIC   Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • “Green Valley Waltz” and “Shove That Pigs Foot A Little Farther in the Fire” by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • Drum tracks by Jim Johanson   Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

CONTACT

Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston 

Episode transcripts are posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.   Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at WritersRoomofBoston.org.   CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong language
  • Alcohol and alcoholism

Aug 02 2016

34mins

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Episode 12: Outbound

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This week, in Greater Boston: Dimitri explores an ancient city in “To Atlantis;” Gemma explores a brand new city in “To Braintree;” and Nica goes back to where it all began in “To Wonderland.” All of that in the season finale of Greater Boston: Outbound.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

Production

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

Cast

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alverez (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • and Mike Linden as the mysterious stranger (he/him)

Also featuring Jim Johanson as Nick, Marc Harmon, Sam Musher and Jeff Van Dreason as Nick’s customers.

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

Music

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede
  • To Atlantis is performed by David Fernandez
  • Golden Riddles, Echoes and Points (Act III) by Lloyd Rodgers
  • Funeral Chorale by Emily Peterson
  • Drum tracks by Jim Johanson

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Contact

Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Follow us on Twitter at InGreaterBoston.

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at WritersRoomofBoston.org.

Dedication

This episode is dedicated to the memories of Amanda Phillips, Allison Warmuth and our teacher Betsy Carpenter.

Content Notes

  • Strong Language
  • Apocalyptic imagery 

Aug 16 2016

44mins

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Mini Episode: Tag

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.   This episode featured:
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  Charlie on the MTA recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.   You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.   Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston   www.GreaterBostonShow.com   Mentioned in this episode:   Our Fair City Uncanny County Jim Robbie & the Wanderers

Sep 06 2016

9mins

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Mini Episode: Mallory Works Her Way

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

This episode featured:

  • Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory (she/her)

MUSIC

  • Charlie on the MTA recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston. Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston www.GreaterBostonShow.com Mentioned in this episode: Big Data The Bridge Spirits Podcast

Content warnings:

  • Strong Language

Sep 27 2016

6mins

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Mini Episode: Down the Tubes

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.   Cast:
  • James Capobianco as Extinction Event Poletti (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  Music:  
  • Charlie on the MTA demo track recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Drums by Jim Johanson
  • Ruffles and Flourishes and Hail to the Chief are performed by the US Army Band.
  You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.  

Mentioned in this episode:

The Audio Verse AwardsThe Infinite NowWynnabago WarriorLilly Beacon’s Post-Apocalyptic Awesome Fun-Time Podcast

Oct 18 2016

8mins

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Halloween Special: The Old New England Spite House of Marblehead Mass

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.   The Old New England Spite House of Marblehead Mass. was written and produced by Jeff Van Dreason.   Narrated by special guest Jon Grilz, creator of Small Town Horror.   You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.   Content warnings at end of show notes.   MUSIC
  • "Haul Away Joe" and "Hurdy Gurdy Drones” recorded by Adrienne Howard, Dirk Tiede, and Emily Peterson
  • Piano and some sound effects by Dave Fernandez
  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE   The Old Spite House of Marblehead Mass. Small Town Horror Sable Archive 81 The Deep Vault The No Sleep Podcast   CONTENT WARNINGS
  • House fire
  • Death
  • Psychological Horror

Oct 31 2016

10mins

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Mini Episode: Assistant

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.   CAST   This episode featured
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Tanja Milojevic as Melissa Weatherby (she/her)
MUSIC
  • Charlie on the MTA demo track by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.   Mentioned in this episode:   Bright Sessions Wooden Overcoats The Family Tree The Infinite Now (Halloween special features Alexander!)

Nov 08 2016

9mins

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Mini Episode: How Was Your Commute?

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Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.   CAST   This episode featured:
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • Tanja Milojevic as Jelena (she/her) and Melissa Weatherby (she/her)
  • Micael Melia as Phil (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Walter and Marlo (he/him)
  • James Oliva as Timothy Dane-Brisbane
  • James Capobianco as Extinction Event Poletti (he/him)
  MUSIC
  • Charlie on the MTA demo track recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.   Mentioned in this Episode:   Hadron Gospel HourThe Penumbra PodcastSecrets Crimes & Audiotape

Nov 29 2016

8mins

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RIP Someday

By Judynguyen - Dec 08 2019
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As I saw mentioned in another review, it was hard to tell from the first episode as to how intriguing a story this tells. I’m a native Bostonian as well and really appreciate all the references and local callbacks in the show. The best part? How the Someday Cafe lives on in this podcast while the actual cafe is about 15 years dead. Glad I’m not alone in its adoration.

At first it was weird..

By Rainingpooh - Nov 25 2018
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It only got weirder. But what’s wrong with that? Love this show.