Transcript for Episode 30: Prosperity in the Meritocracy

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INTERVIEW

Why do I think I’m here? [Laughs] Well that’s a really existential question that I don’t think that I was exactly prepared for, but okay. Let’s see, uh. I am…a human person on this Earth. And I think…one of the reasons that I’m here is because I have such great friends.

[Charlie on the MTA begins.]

Like…like not just, like here to make friends, but…I’m…*still*…*here*…because I have such great friends who are always there for me.

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Episode 30: Prosperity in the Meritocracy

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 or on Tumblr at GreaterBlogston.tumblr.com. Follow us there for news, updates, and behind the scenes chat about the show!
Support Greater Boston on Patreon at www.patreon.com/greaterboston.
Content warnings at end of show notes.

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Episode 29: Hit it With a Tiny Mallet

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.
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Transcript for Episode 29: Hit It With A Tiny Mallet

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CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
What do you think the value of professional sports in the Boston community is?

INTERVIEW 1

Oh, it’s — ohhhh. (laughs). Ugh. It’s valued very highly. Everyone loves sports in Boston. Ugh. I mean —

CHUCK OCTAGON
Do you?

INTERVIEW 1
No.

[Charlie on the MTA begins to play]

CHUCK OCTAGON (laughs)

INTERVIEW 1

Anytime there’s a game, like, because I take the train a lot, anytime there’s a Red Sox game, or like a hockey game, like …I know, because everyone looks exactly the same. (pause). Yeah.

CHUCK OCTAGON (laughs)
And they’re all acting the same too —

INTERVIEW 1
Yes. Very drunk.

CHUCK OCTAGON
Yeah (laughs).

INTERVIEW 1
Yes.

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Transcript for Episode 28: Exiles & Everyone’s Business

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INTERVIEW
I’m a person who likes to be with other people, but definitely likes my alone time. When I’m with other people, I like to be lively, and fun, and active, and engaged. I like to have a lot of fun, but I like to accomplish things.

[Theme begins.]

And why I’m here on earth? Hm… I think my siblings needed a baby of the family.

 

PREVIOUSLY ON

JAMES CAPOBIANCO

Previously, in Greater Boston:

FAKE NICA
I’m Dimitri’s big sister, Nica! Together, we solve great mysteries.

ISABELLE
She’s been hit by that stuff. The beans. And they’re hot.

MALLORY
I don’t want to talk about it.

ADA WEST
Dear Daddy, Mommy said that you and she aren’t married anymore. That made me sad, and I cried.

OLIVER WEST
Well. Okay then.

[Sound of Oliver’s escape capsule building up pressure and launching.

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Episode 28: Exiles & Everyone’s Business

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 or on Tumblr at GreaterBlogston.tumblr.com. Follow us there for news, updates, and behind the scenes chat about the show!
And please check out our recommended new Podcast, Adventures in New America, available now from Night Vale Presents!
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