Transcript for Episode 21: Liars & Legerdemain


Female Interview 1

Um, I think opening up, really. Actually it doesn’t matter if it’s like friends, or if it’s, umn you know, boyfriend, girlfriend, whatever. I think opening up is, like, a big risk.

[Charlie on the MTA plays]

And then also…I think sharing my food is one. Because then, if you like it, then that means like next time I have it, you’re going to ask for another piece, and then I have to be like, “no, I don’t want to share with you, because I shared with you once.”



Previously in Greater Boston.

DIPSHIT POLETTI—James Capobianco

Because my employer has sent me to make sure you agree to have it broadcast live from Red Line.

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Episode 21: Liars & Legerdemain

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.
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Transcript for 20.5: Dear Leon 3

[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. Drone music crescendos and then fades quickly. “Drive the Cold Winter Away” fades up].


Dear Leon,

Still no answer to my previous letters. It’s okay, I’m not sure I deserve one. I have been a really bad Ben Affleck lately. Like…(sighs)…like ‘Gigli’ bad.  

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Episode 20.5: Letters to Leon 3

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon.

This mini-episode featured: Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis.

Drive the Cold Away and Farewell to Nigg by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede. Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

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Transcript for Episode 20: Criminals


CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
Which criminal figure from Boston history fascinates you the most and why?

Male Interview 1

Chuck Octagon
Yeah. Can you …think of any?

Male Interview 1

Chuck Octagon
No, none?

Male Interview 1

Chuck Octagon

Male Interview 1
I mean, well, I went to prison and he…uhh, in my high school, he was, I guess, a criminal.

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Transcript for Episode 19.5: The Fortress of Solitude

[Cold wind blows]

[Dogs bark and rattle fence]

DIMITRI—James Johnston
Dear Leon,

I walk the watchtowers at night, during my shift protecting the perimeter, looking for unusual movement amongst the trees. There is de ja vu in this task, so reminiscent of my time hunting the Sasquatch. Back then, I eagerly searched the tree line for imaginary creatures that I wholeheartedly believed I would find. And now, I search the tree line for perfectly ordinary humans, whom I am certain my host has only imagined.

[Drive the Cold Winter Away fades in.]

I do not carry a rifle, though Darby wants me to. Urges me to. Shakes his head at my refusal. But I won’t carry a gun, Leon. I won’t.

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