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Greater Boston

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Rank #95 in Drama category

Fiction
Comedy Fiction
Drama
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Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama that blends the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man for whom the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

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Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama that blends the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man for whom the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

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260 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Weird but good

By bannanachan - May 24 2020
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I had this recommended to me a ton before I picked it up, and while I’m now a subscriber, I do think it has its issues. I love many of the stories and characters, but I feel like absurdism of the plot elements sometimes distracts from my ability to invest emotionally. If you’re down for something a little weirder, I would definitely try Greater Boston out, but you definitely need to give it room to be what it is, for which reason it’s not always my precise cup of tea.

Definitely worth your time

By miriamalso - Feb 21 2020
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At first I was just drawn in by the connections to Boston like the jokes about Dunkins/Market basket/etc because I’m a Bostonian and it was fun to relate, but the more I listened to the show the more invested I got. The writing is amazing and the story is really unique and interesting. I get slightly annoyed sometimes because I think some of the characters need to get over themselves, but it might just be written like that purposely. Anyways my main point is that this show is incredible and I’m so glad I started listening to it.

iTunes Ratings

260 Ratings
Average Ratings
222
20
5
4
9

Weird but good

By bannanachan - May 24 2020
Read more
I had this recommended to me a ton before I picked it up, and while I’m now a subscriber, I do think it has its issues. I love many of the stories and characters, but I feel like absurdism of the plot elements sometimes distracts from my ability to invest emotionally. If you’re down for something a little weirder, I would definitely try Greater Boston out, but you definitely need to give it room to be what it is, for which reason it’s not always my precise cup of tea.

Definitely worth your time

By miriamalso - Feb 21 2020
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At first I was just drawn in by the connections to Boston like the jokes about Dunkins/Market basket/etc because I’m a Bostonian and it was fun to relate, but the more I listened to the show the more invested I got. The writing is amazing and the story is really unique and interesting. I get slightly annoyed sometimes because I think some of the characters need to get over themselves, but it might just be written like that purposely. Anyways my main point is that this show is incredible and I’m so glad I started listening to it.
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Greater Boston

Latest release on Jul 07, 2020

All 75 episodes from oldest to newest

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.


A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Copyright 2015 - 2020 Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

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.


A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Copyright 2015 - 2020 Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

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


Content warnings

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


A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Copyright 2015 - 2020 Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

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
  • Ben Flaumenhaft
  • Marck Harmon
  • Jim Johanson
  • Mike Linden
  • Sam Musher
  • Julia Propp
  • and Jeff Vandreason


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


Content warnings

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


A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Copyright 2015 - 2020 Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

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


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!


A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Copyright 2015 - 2020 Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

Apr 12 2016

33mins

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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


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


Content Warnings

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


A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Copyright 2015 - 2020 Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

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


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


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 


A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Copyright 2015 - 2020 Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

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. 


Cast

  • 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


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


Content Warnings

  • Strong Language Brief mention of sex, bondage
  • Military sound effects (air raid/bombing)
  • Reference to alcoholism/binge drinking


A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Copyright 2015 - 2020 Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

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. 


Production

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


Cast 

  • 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.


Music

  • "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


Content Notes:

  • Course Language
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Alcoholism 


A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Copyright 2015 - 2020 Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

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.


Cast

  • 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

Find us online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Twitter: @InGreaterBoston


Content Warnings

  • Strong Language
  • Mild Gore


A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Copyright 2015 - 2020 Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

Jun 21 2016

29mins

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