VOICES This is… This is… This is… Greater Boston! [phone ringing. Answering machine picks up]
GUY WITHOUT TRUCK (VO) – Mike Linden There is a job. I request the services of your truck. Review the requirements in my ad before committing your truck to this job. If your truck has gone through any modifications or adjustments since our last encounter, if you’ve purchased a new truck, if your truck is dirty or soiled, please re-apply with digital images of any such alterations. Consider “no names for your truck” an addendum to my original ad. If your truck has maintained the integrity apparent in our last encounter, meet me at the following coordinates. 9:30pm. Thursday evening. 41.934445, -71.099933 Truck.
First and foremost, you need to understand that this position requires loyalty. Complete loyalty. And commitment. Your contract would be for the entire duration of the campaign, with severe penalties for early termination. No quitting allowed. Try to quit, and I’ll sue you straight to the gutter.
Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.
Content warnings at end of show notes.
We’ve updated our online shop with new items including an official mini-comic tour of the city of Red Line, and three different t-shirts: Braden Lamb’s T-Map art, hippopotomodes, or disillusioned Sasquatch. Find them all through our website at GreaterBostonShow.com.
This episode featured
Sam Musher as Emily Bespin
and Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis
Charlie on the MTA recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
We have just revamped our merch shop–and added T-shirts! Three different designs, including hippopotomodoes, disillusioned Sasquatch, and raglan’s featuring Braden’s wonderful T map art! We also have mugs, postcards, and posters!
Melissa waited self-consciously on the platform at Downtown Crossing, amidst a crowd of agitated commuters all trying to get home. The first train to pass helped no one, every car keeping its doors tightly shut, “Free Isaiah” signs hanging proudly in their windows. Commuters growled their frustration, banged on locked doors.
[Sound of an egg smashing, followed by angry groans from the crowd.]