Transcript for Episode 36: Division Signs

DANA FARBER BENEFIT

GEMMA LINZER-COOLIDGELydia Anderson

Hey, Greater Bostonians. It’s me, Gemma-Linzer Coolidge. And you know one thing I fluffing hate? (beat) Yeah, okay, that’s an impossible question for you to answer. Throw a rock and if you hit something, I probably hate it. Most of you probably thought “writing crap advice columns” or “tuna subs” or “Dipshit” and you’d be right. But no, the thing I hate the most is something I’m pretty sure we all hate. And that thing is cancer.

Fuck cancer. (Monty cries). Sorry Monty, no, I can’t downplay that one. Fuck Cancer.

That’s why I’m asking you to support my run to benefit the Dana-Farber Institute. Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer the best treatment available today, while developing tomorrow’s cures through cutting-edge research. if you’re able to give anything to help us cancel cancer, please check the link in the show notes, or visit the Greater Boston twitter page.

Thanks. Now enjoy the episode. It’s a good one. I’m in it a lot.


COLD OPEN

CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
Have you ever had to leave something behind that you really loved?

INTERVIEW 1
Yeah, umm. My grandparents used to have a lakehouse. And so that was like the thing to do around 4th of July. And that came with a whole set of traditions, you know. Going on my grandfather’s boat, and like, having, you know, barbeque, and the fireworks from the neighbors and stuff? And like..there potentially a little dangerous because the house was so…old?

CHUCK OCTAGON
Mmm.

INTERVIEW 1
LIke, it would go up like a…like a pine needle. And just after he died, you know, I mean the house is together because he was maintaining it? So like, with bubblegum and like duct tape. Obviously it was very hard when he died in general, but then it was like that summer we said goodbye to the…the house. And that was really hard, and I also had to…give up traditions. Continue reading “Transcript for Episode 36: Division Signs”

Episode 36: Division Signs

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.

Please consider supporting to Gemma’s run to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Click here to visit Lydia Anderson’s donation page, and donate what you can. Thank you!

Thank you to Patreon supporter Rasmus! You to can support us on Patreon at http://www.Patreon.com/greaterboston!

This Episode featured:

  • James Capobianco as Freed Friend Poletti (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Rick Zieff as Lawyer (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West (he/him)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • Kristen DiMecurio as Fake Nica. Err. Nichole (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • and Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)

With Graham Rowat as Bartender

and Exodus Pilgrims voiced by

  • Colin J Kelly
  • Amanda McColgan
  • Jack Pevyhouse
  • and Alex Welch

Charlie on the MTA by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.

Interviews recorded with Greater Boson residents.

Transcripts available at GreaterBostonShow.com

And as always, thank you for listening to Greater Boston.

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong Language
  • References to kidnapping
  • Threatened Extortion
  • Threatened Blackmail
  • Implied Threats of Potential Violence
  • Alcohol consumed
  • References to past attempts of sexual harassment
  • References of sexism and sexist casting tendencies
  • Extreme Agoraphobia
  • Burger Drop

Episode 35: I Am Who I Am, We Are Who We Are

Content warnings at end of show notes.

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 35: I am Who I am, We are Who We Are

COLD OPEN

CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
Have you ever refused to forgive someone for something?

INTERVIEW 1
Mmm. Yes. One time when my dad called, uhh, the cops on me. Um, uhh, I was…uhh, at that point, uhh, I told him, uhh, you know, for a long time I’m – I’m — uhh — this was back when I was younger, I told him for a long time, I’m not I’m never gonna talk to you or anything like that and. Uhh. It took a while, but then I was, you know, I was able to get over it. ‘Cause, you know, it’s a long time ago, and I thought I’d never get over it, but you know, uhh, in life you just have to let go of things.

[Charlie on the MTA plays]

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Transcript for Episode 34: The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

COLD OPEN

INTERVIEW
Yeah, when I was…what was it? The fourth grade? Um…my mom and I got evicted from our house.

CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
How did you deal with that?

INTERVIEW

Um… I don’t…I just remember like, asking my friends, I think, if I could stay with them. And then I remember asking my aunt. And she said “no.”

[Charlie on the MTA plays]

It was like a lot of like…doors being closed on me, but like…we got through it.

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Episode 34: The Storm on the Sea of Galilee


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