Mini Episode: Seriously, What’s the F***ing Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 2

We hope you’re enjoying Greater Boston as much as we enjoy making it. With the new Year coming, we hope you will consider helping us to keep making Greater Boston, by contributing to our Patreon, if you’re able. These funds help us to pay our amazing actors and musicians, to upgrade our equipment, and to keep the show sustainable. Even as little as $1 a month is a tremendous help. And in exchange, you can get great rewards, like early access to every episode, Discord voice chats with the creators, and even a monthly tour of one of the stops in Red Line. And if you can’t donate, you can still help us out, but telling a friend about Greater Boston!

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

This episode featured:

  • Mike Linden as Oliver West
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis
  • And guest starring Brad C. Wilcox as Mr. West.

Drums by Jim Johanson.

You can hear more of Brad’s wonderful voice work on What’s the Frequency?, the surreal noir audio drama written by our own James Oliva and designed by Alexander.

Transcripts available at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Content Warnings

  • Strong Language
  • Child neglect
  • Adolescent homelessness
  • Animal death
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Transcript for Mini Episode: Seriously, What’s the F***ing Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 1

JEFF VAN DREASON

Hey everyone! Happy one-month till PodCon 2! I mean, assuming that you’re listening to this on the day it comes out. If not, then it could be three weeks or two days or, you know, it could’ve already happened. Whatever. I guess the larger point is, don’t use your podcast like a calendar! In any event, I wanted to let you know that Alexander and I will be appearing at PodCon 2 in Seattle from January 18th to the 20th, and we’ll have a creator table there as well, so come on by and say hello! And we’ll have t-shirts, posters, and other merch for sale, including some exclusive items we’ll only be selling at PodCon. Hope to see you there!

[Slow drums and guinea pigs squealing.]

JEFF VAN DREASON

This week in Greater Boston: Seriously, What’s the F***ing Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 1

LEON

The Lottery had ended in disaster. Autumn had filed for divorce. In a moment of desperation, Oliver had kidnapped a man, and very nearly killed him! The rain of incomprehensible pneumatic messages on the night of the election proved that  hadn’t gone exactly as planned. Tate was still alive, though seemingly not in his right mind.

He supposed he should be angry with Phil about that—for defying, or at least, willfully misinterpreting Oliver’s instructions. Tate was a problem. A witness. Another failure in a string of failures.

But still…he felt some relief at not adding “murder” to his criminalis vitae. Or Phil’s.

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Mini Episode: Seriously, What’s the F***ING Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 1

Content warnings at end of show notes.

We hope you’re enjoying Greater Boston as much as we enjoy making it. With the new Year coming, we hope you will consider helping us to keep making Greater Boston, by contributing to our Patreon, if you’re able. These funds help us to pay our amazing actors and musicians, to upgrade our equipment, and to keep the show sustainable. Even as little as $1 a month is a tremendous help. And in exchange, you can get great rewards, like early access to every episode, Discord voice chats with the creators, and even a monthly tour of one of the stops in Red Line. And if you can’t donate, you can still help us out, but telling a friend about Greater Boston!

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

This episode featured:

  • Mike Linden as Oliver West
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis
  • and Michael Melia as Philip West

Drums by Jim Johanson

Transcripts are posted at www.GreaterBostonShow.com

CONTENT NOTES

  • Strong language
  • Exploitative working conditions
  • Child neglect and parental absence

Episode 31: Election Day – Part 2

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

We’ll be taking a brief hiatus for a few weeks, but we’ll be back on December 18th with a three-part mini-episode series released every two weeks, answering one of our fans biggest questions:

What the F*ck’s Up with the Guinea Pigs?

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis
  • Mario Da Rosa Jr as Isaiah Powell
  • James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer Coolidge
  • Tanja Milojevic as Wanda
  • Arun Sannuti as Tyrell Fredericks
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez
  • Mike Linden as Singing Telegram Man and Oliver West
  • Rick Zieff as Manager, Sales and Lawyer
  • And Jordan Higgs as Ethan Bespin

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

MUSIC:

Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede. Hold That Pigs Feet A Little Closer to the FIre by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede. Broke Yeti by Ryan Estrada.

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Special thanks to our Patrons Bridge and Rasmus. If you’re interested in supporting Greater Boston, please visit our Patreon page!

Listen: take care of yourselves. Pay attention to what you need. Do what’s right for you. You’re doing great. Own it. Thanks.

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong language
  • Political Manipulation and Deception
  • Kidnapping
  • Lovecraftian references
  • Discussions of racism
  • Cheese related puns
  • Bad song lyrics

Episode 31: Election Day – Part 1

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

Ready for more Greater Boston? Go ahead and listen to Episode 31: Election Day – Part 2. Ready for your ears right now. The thrilling conclusion of our midseason-finale.

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon
  • James Capobianco as Paul Montgomery Chelmsworth
  • James Johanson as Rusty
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin
  • Jordan Higgs as Ethan Bespin
  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis
  • Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory
  • Kristen DiMercurio as Fake Nica
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West
  • And Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis

Also featuring:

  • Richard Penner as Tinker / Thomas
  • Tanja Milojevic as Wanda
  • Jack Pevyhouse (Check out Forest Guide, coming soon)
  • Lucille Valentine (Find her @severelytrans on twitter)
  • and Graham Rowat: as political participants. (Check out Theatre of Tomorrow). 
  • And Kenny Garcia as Spencer Greene

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

MUSIC:

Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede. Drums by Jim Johanson. Broke Yeti by Ryan Estrada.

Thanks:
Special thanks to Chelsea Spear for letting us record her busking version of her beautiful song Hot Paintings for this episode. Check out Chelsea’s YouTube Channel or find her on Twitter @TravelsWithBrindle


Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Special thanks to our Patrons Bridge and Rasmus. Bridge edits the incredible audio dramas Tides and Arden. Check them out! If you’re interested in supporting Greater Boston, visit our Patreon.

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong language
  • Political Manipulation and Deception
  • Racism (institutional and otherwise)
  • Threat of violence concerning New England Patriots
  • Possibility of being caught in escalator

Transcript for Episode 31: Election Day, Part 2

CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
WIthout telling me your name, or what you do for a living, or the fact that you’re a student. Who are you? And what do you think you’re doing here in this Earth, in this life

[Charlie on the MTA plays]

INTERVIEW
I think what I’m doing here on this life is what I feel like I can freely choose to do.

CHUCK

Which is what?

INTERVIEW

Basically anything I feel like.

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Transcript for Episode 31: Election Day, Part 1

INTRO – Jeff Van Dreason

Hey, everyone! Just a few programming notes about Season 3. You’re about to listen to the first half of our Season 3 mid-season finale. That’s right, this episode is so epic we split it in half and are releasing two episodes on the same day. So if you want more Greater Boston after you listen to Episode 31 part 1? Look for Episode 31 part 2 in your feed immediately after.

After this episode, we’ll be taking a few weeks off. We’ll be back in three weeks on December 18th, with the first mini-episode in a three part series that will be released every other week. These mini-series answers a question we know is on a lot of your minds.


What the F*ck’s Up with the Guinea Pigs?

After those mini-episodes are released, we’ll be back with regular-length episodes on Tuesday, January 29th, running the length of the rest of the season.

In the meantime, if you like what we’ve been doing here, support us however you can. We were announced as finalists for the Discover Pods Desert Island Podcast category, in addition to a bunch of AudioVerse awards. And of course there’s always our Patreon, or leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app.

Thanks for listening. And enjoy Election Day – Part 1.

 

COLD OPEN


CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
Can you give me an example of a time you really wrestled with a really difficult…choice that you needed to make?

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