Transcript for Episode 19: Profiles with Chuck Octagon, Election Special

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Female Interview 1
Oh, I’m so scared of heights. Umm. Which is funny though, because I like roller coasters?

[Charlie on the MTA begins playing]

But when I look down, I start freaking out. Like you know like sometimes when you’re like on a ladder you just feel like you don’t have so much control because like the ladder could, like, tip over at any moment? And then your like…so high up and and it’s like…I like my feet on the ground. Pretty much. Where I can…level everything.

PREVIOUSLY IN GREATER BOSTON

Jeff Van Dreason

Previously…in Greater Boston.

CHARLOTTE LINZER-COOLIDGE— Summer Unsinn
And…I can’t tell you what the lottery is, umm, because it’s a surprise for our citizens.

NARRATOR — Alexander Danner
She moved shortly after. Her mother needed to find a new home after…after her father left.

ISABELLE POWELL — Jessica Washington
Very tight and cozy in here. How I like it.

ISAIAH POWELL — Mario Da Rosa Jr.
How do you convince someone to confess a secret. I’ve got this loved one who is keeping a whopper. If people knew about it? They’d be like, okay, cool.

EMILY BESPIN Sam Musher
I’m sure I’ll be seeing you soon, Ms. Powell. We’re going to be neighbors after all.  Continue reading “Transcript for Episode 19: Profiles with Chuck Octagon, Election Special”

Transcript for Episode 18.5: Letters to Leon 2

[Ambient noises and jazz drones and play throughout fade up. Someone handwriting a letter. A typewriter. A computer. The typewriter jumps to a new line, producing a DING noise].

TYRELL — ARUN SANUTI

Dear Leon,

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want to help someone who is clearly struggling or in pain, but helping them would force you into an unethical position?

[Police sirens wail in the background, police cars roll by]

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Transcript for Episode 17.5: A Solitary Coconut Tree

[Spanish Ladies plays.]

DIMITRI STAMATIS—James Johnston
Dear Leon,

I’m sorry for my long silence. I’m sorry to have sent you such a dismal missive, so full of despair and black discovery. I’m sorry to have left you to worry over my fate these past months, especially after assuring you that I was on my way home. I’m sorry for so much.

Before anything else, I should assure you that I am as well as can be expected. It’s very cold here. And very dark. But that’s normal this time of year. It suits my mood, frankly. I recognize the fallacy of that, of surrounding myself with an environment that compounds my self-flagellation, rather than one that lifts me from it. But it’s not as though I chose this place. It is simply where I find myself. And so I accept it as where I belong for the immediate future.

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Transcript for Episode 16.5: Dear Leon 1

[Ambient noises and jazz drones and play throughout fade up. Someone handwriting a letter. A typewriter. A computer. The typewriter jumps to a new line, producing a ding].

STAY JUICY IN ST JOHN — Ryan Estrada

Dear Leon,

I have a very strong distaste for raisins, craisins, blaisins, plaisins, cherraisins, banaisins and other such “humiliated fruits,” as they’re called here in Canada. Is it possible that I choked to death on a piece of fruitcake in a former life?

Sincerely,

Stay Juicy in St. John

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Transcript for Episode 16: Extinction Event at the Olive Garden

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VOICE 1
Several years ago, out back of one of the clubs in Boston, I saw a rat that was the size of a small dog.

CHUCK OCTAGON—Jeff Van Dreason
I have definitely seen rats that size.

[Charlie on the MTA begins.]

VOICE 1
Yeah. And it…it was funny because as we were walking out, the lead singer of one of the bands we were watching, like, saw the rat and just freaked out, he’s like “OH MY GOD!”

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Transcript for Episode 15: An Incomplete Tour of New England Spite Homes

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Female Interview 1

I never liked sleeping by myself when I was a kid, I always insisted of like, staying with my brother or my mom. And my brother hates sleeping with me because he told me I kick too much. And like I take up the whole bed? And like, every time, I swear, in the kitchen? At night time, every time like the waters running? And like someone was washing dishes?

[Charlie on the MTA begins]

And then I used to tell everyone like I think this house is like something wrong with it. And everyone thought I was so crazy and they like, “no, you’re just, you’re imagining it,” because I used to like watching scary movies at night time. But I swear the house was haunted. And nobody’s lived there since us. So.

CHUCK OCTAGONJeff Van Dreason
Nobody’s lived there since?

Female Interview 1
Nope.

Chuck Octagon
Did you ever see a ghost?

Female Interview 1
Umm. No. But I always heard stuff, so I was like, umm. That’s not normal.

Chuck Octagon
What’s making that noise.

Female Interview 1
Yeah. Exactly.

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Transcript for Episode 14: The Watcher Over ThirdSight

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CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
What’s the best thing about Boston?

INTERVIEW 1
The diversity.

INTERVIEW 2
Yeah.

INTERVIEW 3
The education.

MULTIPLE
Yeah.

INTERVIEW 1
Yes, the education.

INTERVIEW 4
I’m trying to think of something.

INTERVIEW 5
I guess the city life.

INTERVIEW X
Housing.

INTERVIEW X
I would say the food.

INTERVIEW X
Housing.

CHUCK
Food’s not a bad answer.

[Laughter]

CHUCK
Nothing else?

INTERVIEW X
Education.

CHUCK
Education?

[Charlie on the MTA begins.]

INTERVIEW X
I feel like…

INTERVIEW X
We got mad Dunkin’ Donuts!

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