Episode 3: Professional Prognostication

This week in Greater Boston, Gemma receives an anniversary gift from ThirdSight Media and immediately begins plotting its destruction in “The Crystal Ball;” Leon applies for a job from beyond the grave in “Will and Determination;” and Michael is not quite as down on his luck as he thinks in “Guy Without Truck.”

Content Warnings at end of show notes.

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Chat With Creators and Cast

Mark your calendars! The first Google Hangout with creators and cast of Greater Boston is set for Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 EST. This event will be open to all Patreon supporters at the $5+ per episode donation level. Chat with Jeff and Alexander about the show! We will also be joined by James Capobianco, the voice of The Mayor of the Red Line!

Transcript for Episode 2: Working on the Railroad



Interviewer – Jeff Van Dreason
What’s something that could make Boston greater?

Male Interview 2
mmm…politeness? People…people being more polite. More…more manners.


Male Interview 2
More interactions. Random interactions.

People talk to each other more?

Male Interview 2
Yeah. Like, I go on the train, literally the whole train’s on their phone. When I’m like “I wonder if there’s anybody interesting to talk to?”

But that’s only when my phone’s not charged.

[Charlie on the MTA instrumental fades in.]


So I can’t really…I can’t really talk.

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Episode 2: Working on the Railroad

This week in Greater Boston, we meet three travelers on The Red Line: A pregnant woman has cabin fever in “Charlotte on the MBTA;” A fiery eccentric proposes a radical plan in “The Mayor of The Red Line;” and Louisa tackles her oddest photography assignment ever in “Red Line Wedding.”

Written and Produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason. Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.


  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • James Capobianco as The Mayor of the Red Line (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)

Also featuring Laura Cunningham, Alexander Danner, Ben Flaumenhaft, Marck Harmon, Jim Johanson, Mike Linden, Sam Musher, Julia Propp, and Jeff Vandreason as Red Line Advertisements.

Interview clips gathered from greater Boston residents.

Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.

Dream Music by Jeff Van Dreason.

Drum tracks by Jim Johanson.

Wedding music by Dave Fernandez.

Cotton-Eyed Joe is performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.

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

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Female Interview 1

What I love about Boston is that we’re such a close-knit little city. Boston is kinda like one of those cities that’s like…”oh yeah—they have history there.” But we’re sooo cute. I think we’re a cute city. And I don’t know how else to say this, but I love being from Boston, ’cause it’s like…you’ve heard about me.

[Charlie on the MTA instrumental fades in.]

One: You’ve heard about us. Everybody hears about Boston.

Interviewer – Jeff Van Dreason

Everybody knows about Boston.

Female Interview 1

There’s like a clean…like an ocean taste to us, I guess. It’s like when you eat a clam. It’s like…we’re that clean.


Happy Super Tuesday – Two Weeks to Launch!

Happy Super Tuesday, Massachusetts.

Speaking of voting, the plot of Greater Boston revolves around a fiery eccentric gathering signatures for a Massachusetts ballot initiative that would allow part of the MBTA (the Red Line, specifically) to secede from Boston and the other cities it comes into contact with and form its own,independent municipality.

While this is surely nutty, co-creator Jeff recently discovered that Massachusetts has a bit of a history when it comes to weird, wacky ballot initiatives. Check out his latest post over on Greater Blogston for more.