Transcript for Episode 37: King Nero and the Great George Wombwell

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INTERVIEW 1

We moved my parents out of my home, my childhood home, because it was so dilapidated that it just wasn’t safe for them to live there anymore. That was gone, and that home meant a lot to me, and created who I am today. And I just went back recently, and the house was torn down, which I knew, but it had turned into a lot filled with trees and bushes and hedges, and it became almost like a jungle or a park. And we just happened to go by when they were tearing down all the trees.

[Charlie on the MTA plays.]

CHUCK

Ohhh.

INTERVIEW 1

So now it’s just a big empty lot. A guy’s gonna build there. I think he’s probably a speculator. That he’s gonna build and sell. And I always thought maybe I could make it back, maybe I could make it into a park dedicated to my parents. But now its…it’s done.

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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.


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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”

Transcript for Episode 35: I am Who I am, We are Who We Are

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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

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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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Transcript for Episode 33: By Hook or By Crook

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CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
Can you think of a time when you were desperate for a specific piece of information, or had some news you were anxious about hearing?

INTERVIEW 1

Oooh, uhh, when Trump became president. I remember that. I was like…oh, the day before um I was so anxious and I was like, aheh, I don’t think this is going to happen, but you never know, and then like it happened and ….

[Charlie on the MTA begins to play]

CHUCK OCTAGON

Did you wait up to….see the results?

INTERVIEW 1
No, I didn’t. I was so scared. I was like, if I keep – oh my gosh, it was so bad. I was like, if I keep like wrestling and like thinking about this? I’m never going to be able to like…go to bed or anything. So…yeah. I couldn’t. I could not.

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Transcript for Episode 32: To Seek Out New Life and New Civilizations

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CHUCK OCTAGON

Why do you think you’re here on this earth?

INTERVIEW
I don’t know. I feel like I was set out to make a difference. I love helping people who are telling stories. I love hearing perspectives of the people so I can have a like a good relationship with them. Like, I just like hearing conversations about people’s life and how they live it. Like, how I can compare myself to a like completely different lifestyle that’s…I’ve never known before. So it’s just really fascinating learning about how other people live their life differently than I do.

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Transcript for Mini Episode: Seriously, What’s the F***ing Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 3

JEFF VAN DREASON

Hey everyone! In just a few days after the release of this episode, we’ll be appearing at PodCon 2 in Seattle, from January 18th to 20th. And we’ll have a creator table there as well, so come on by and say hello! We’ll have t-shirts and posters and other merch, including some exclusive items we’ll only be selling at PodCon. And guess what? Two weeks from today, we’re back from our hiatus with our next full-length season 3 episode. Episode 32: To Seek Out New Life and New Civilizations. Beam up on January 29th, and be ready for some surprises, including a brand new cast member we’re super excited about.

[Drums & Guinea pigs]

This week in Greater Boston: Seriously, What’s the Fucking Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 3.

OLIVER

So there we were, Norbert and I. One-time arsonists, on the brink of greater criminal endeavors.

LEON

You’ve left something out, haven’t you?

OLIVER

I quickly became adept at picking locks, while Norbert studied the techniques for defeating electronic security systems.

LEON

You left all of your father’s belongings in the house to burn.

OLIVER

Breaking and entering became our vocation.

LEON

But his guinea pig cages and feeders and paraphernalia are still sitting in your old hideout.

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