Transcript for Episode 26: Reputable Citizens

INTERVIEWEE

My Advice to the mayor of Boston would be to listen to their constituents.

[Loud rumbling trash can on wheels approaches.]

INTERVIEWEE

And, and…make sure that they are following the people.

[Rumbling grows too loud, preventing further discussion. Continues for some time, then moves away.]

[Charlie on the MTA begins playing.]

CHUCK OCTAGON (Jeff Van Dreason)

Bricks. There’s lots of bricks. Everywhere. Very loud. People drag trash cans of them.

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Transcript for Episode 25: But Perhaps there is a Key

THE BIG LOOP promo – Alexander Danner

Hi, Alexander here to tell you about a fiction podcast that Jeff and I have been really enjoying lately. Now, Jeff and I both love a good dramatic monologue–and if you’ve made it this far into Greater Boston, I’m going to assume you do too. So you need to give a listen to The Big Loop by writer Paul Bae and engineer Steve Jin. You might already know Paul’s work from The Black Tapes, but trust us, The Big Loop is a whole other experience. From the tribulations of a professional grief surrogate to an unlucky assassin frustrated by the one that got away, these stories are deep character portraits of humans in crisis, all told with a captivating confessional intimacy. Season 2 has just started, but you can jump in anywhere—every episode is self contained. That’s The Big Loop—stories of finite beings in an infinite universe.

 

COLD OPEN

CHUCK OCTAGONJeff Van Dreason
So without telling me your name, or what you do, who are you?

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Transcript for Mini-Episode: Tinker Leon Marlo Guy

VOICES
This is…
This is…
This is…

Greater Boston!

[phone ringing. Answering machine picks up]

GUY WITHOUT TRUCK (VO) – Mike Linden
There is a job. I request the services of your truck. Review the requirements in my ad before committing your truck to this job. If your truck has gone through any modifications or adjustments since our last encounter, if you’ve purchased a new truck, if your truck is dirty or soiled, please re-apply with digital images of any such alterations. Consider “no names for your truck” an addendum to my original ad. If your truck has maintained the integrity apparent in our last encounter, meet me at the following coordinates. 9:30pm. Thursday evening.

41.934445, -71.099933

Truck.

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Transcript for Mini-Episode: Assistant 2

[Charlie on the MTA plays.]

VARIOUS

This is

This is

This is

Greater Boston

[Music fades]

EMILY BESPIN — Sam Musher

First and foremost, you need to understand that this position requires loyalty. Complete loyalty. And commitment. Your contract would be for the entire duration of the campaign, with severe penalties for early termination. No quitting allowed. Try to quit, and I’ll sue you straight to the gutter.

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Transcript for Mini-Episode: Life in Red Line

Life in Red Line

[Charlie on the MTA plays]

VARIOUS

This is

This is

This is

Greater Boston

[Music fades]

[Unhappy crowd in the subway.]

NARRATOR

Melissa waited self-consciously on the platform at Downtown Crossing, amidst a crowd of agitated commuters all trying to get home. The first train to pass helped no one, every car keeping its doors tightly shut, “Free Isaiah” signs hanging proudly in their windows. Commuters growled their frustration, banged on locked doors.

[Sound of an egg smashing, followed by angry groans from the crowd.]

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Transcript for Mini-Episode: Shine a Light on ThirdSight

[News intro music]

CHUCK OCTAGON — Jeff Van Dreason

This is Chuck Octagon reporting for News 7 Shines a Light, and today we are shining our light on ThirdSight Media, the publishing body at the center of the Lottery attacks, and many questions abound. As a publisher, ThirdSight is responsible for such new agey claptrap as Metaphysical Monthly and Political Prognostication. It is also the former workplace of Dipshit Poletti, the man who blackmailed me into marrying my wonderful husband Andy in the ridiculous City of Red Line, leading to the third and final Lottery attack, the Octagon Wedding Debacle, or “Ocdebacle” as some have taken to calling it, against my personal wishes. Poletti has since confessed to being a part of the conspiracy behind the attacks, pinning leadership of the scheme firmly on his employer, the publisher of ThirdSight Media—a man whose name has yet to be revealed.

Further complicating matters is evidence discovered by the administration of Acting Mayor Linzer-Coolidge tying ThirdSight Media directly to the mayoral campaign of Emily Bespin.

Today we are speaking with employees of ThirdSight Media—or perhaps I should say former employees, as the building has since shuttered without explanation—to see what they can reveal about their nefarious company. Continue reading “Transcript for Mini-Episode: Shine a Light on ThirdSight”

Transcript: Halloween Special: Spirits of Greater Boston

AMANDA McLOUGHLIN
Welcome to a very special Halloween episode of Spirits Podcast.

JULIA SCHIFINI
Uh, we wanted to give you some spooky from one of America’s up-and-coming communities. Uhh, the City of Red Line. Uh, we reached out to Third Sight Media and talked to them about some of the strange and unusual happenings of Red Line?

AMANDA McLOUGHLIN
But honestly? It’s what happened after the episode that’s particularly spooky. Since our recording with Third Sight’s media-rep Michael Tate, we were having trouble getting in touch with him. We reached out for some follow-up questions, figure out his twitter-links, stuff like that, but we didn’t get a reply. We reached out to Third Sight also and found out that not only has the company shuttered, but Michael is apparently…missing?

JULIA SCHIFINI
Isn’t that super freaky?

AMANDA McLOUGHLIN
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