Episode 9: Leaps of Faith

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.

Content warnings at end of Show Notes


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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.


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.


Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

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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.


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