Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama set in the Boston metro area, blending the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man so enamored of predictability that the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.
A speculative fiction podcast about an alternate-reality version of Boston featuring collisions between fact and fiction, comedy and drama, and a subway system that’s been converted into its own city.
Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with additional writing and production by Jordan Stillman, Jordan Higgs, Bob Raymonda, T.H. Ponders, and Theo Wolf.
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- Mini-Episode: Farewell ChuckContent notes 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. Additional assistance from T.H. Ponders, Bob Raymonda, and Jordan Stillman. This mini-episode was written by Jordan Stillman. CAST This episode featured:Continue reading “Mini-Episode: Farewell Chuck”
What People are Saying
About Greater Boston:
Go listen to Episode 1 and tell me you’re not all mad at them for making something this good. Seriously, f*ck these people for being so talented, and also for not including me on their “What People are Saying” section of their website. Greater Boston is what I always wished Prairie Home Companion could have been.
–Jeffrey Cranor of Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wires
A fiction podcast I’ve heard about for a long time and recently finally listened to and enjoyed…The performances and music are good right from the start. And I like that it’s a show about decent people doing their best.
–Joseph Fink of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead
“You should be listening to Greater Boston…one of the very few audio dramas I’ve heard that has a nearly perfect first episode. Greater Boston doesn’t “get good”; it starts good and keeps getting better.”
-Wil Williams, from Wil Williams Reviews
“Surreal and lovely and sort of impossible to describe.”
–Lauren Shippen of The Bright Sessions
“A neatly framed storytelling and monologues podcast which isn’t afraid to show its skeleton a little…some cracking soundscape work throughout as well.”
–Andy Goddard of Wooden Overcoats
“Novelistic. Considered. Smart. Greater Boston is a great joy to listen to; it has an easy, deliberate pace, a magic realist tone, and an arch, wry wittiness that projects a wounded but warm heart. I’m excited to see where this show goes next.”
-David Rheinstrom: Host of Radio Drama Revival
“Fiction Podcast of the Week. Greater Boston is an audio drama series that defies categorization. It’s wonderfully eclectic, funny at times, and interesting throughout. …I recommend you fight the urge to stick with predictability and give this chaotic breath of fresh air a chance.”
-Robert Cudmore, The Podcast Host
“…Greater Boston is fascinating in unexpected ways.”
–That Ol’ Radio Show
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