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
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.
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.
Political Manipulation and Deception
Racism (institutional and otherwise)
Threat of violence concerning New England Patriots
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.
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.
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?
Why do I think I’m here? [Laughs] Well that’s a really existential question that I don’t think that I was exactly prepared for, but okay. Let’s see, uh. I am…a human person on this Earth. And I think…one of the reasons that I’m here is because I have such great friends.
[Charlie on the MTA begins.]
Like…like not just, like here to make friends, but…I’m…*still*…*here*…because I have such great friends who are always there for me.