CHUCK OCTAGON — Jeff Van Dreason What’s a regret that you have and why? Female Interview 1
One of my regrets…is sometimes not listening to myself, or my conscience? ‘Cause I tend to do that a lot and then I regret it later. ‘Cause a lot of things that happened since I was little to know, like… ‘oh, I should have listened to myself back then.’
[Charlie on the MTA plays]
Which is…one, is my relationship? Kind–’cause that, kinda brought my downfall last semester? Kinda affects school and what not. But. I felt that sometimes, I just go with the moment, which most of the time don’t really end up well. Chuck Octagon Mmm. Female Interview 1
Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.
Content warnings at end of show notes.
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In order of appearance, this episode featured:
Alexander Danner as the narrator,
Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis,
James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti,
Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge,
Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell,
Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge,
Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis,
Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez,
Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon
and Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory.
Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.
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.
Soo…my buddy got married. And…I ended up being the best man by default. And, of course, being the best man, having to make a speech, I decided to get really drunk ahead of time.
FEMALE INTERVIEW 1
MALE INTERVIEW 2
MALE INTERVIEW 1
And I asked my girlfriend, and beforehand, I’m like, “what should I do, I’ve never made a speech before,” and she goes, “eh, just ad-lib it.” So I took that to heart and before the wedding went out and bought a Mad Libs book.
I said I’d write again when I knew more about the mystery I was pursuing. And for the second time in the last several months, I’m reminded that knowing more comes with a steep price. Finding my answer has quite literally trapped me in a cage. I’ve been allowed to write this letter after begging for permission from my captors. Beyond that, no further communication will be allowed, nor will I be able to return home unless I make an impossible choice.