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.]
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.
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 I was kinda torn over whether or not we should release this episode, actually. Continue reading “Transcript: Halloween Special: Spirits of Greater Boston”→
Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.
In order of appearance, this episode featured:
James Capobianco as Dipshit Poletti
Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge
Charlie on the MTA recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
Want to meet us in person? We will be exhibiting at MICE, the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, October 21st and 22nd. And that will be your first opportunity to buy the official Greater Boston mini-comic, with a story set between seasons 1 and 2, and featuring the art of our own Braden Lamb—who will also be at the show!
[Charlie on the MTA demo music plays] VOICES: This is… This is… This is… Greater Boston.
[Charlie on the MTA music fades out]. [Loud buzzing noise, metallic cell door opening and closing, jailhouse ambience]
DIPSHIT — James Capobianco
Are you here to inform me Isaiah Powell has been released?
GEMMA — Lydia Anderson
Then I have nothing further to say to you. You’ve taken my statement. And I will not offer any further information, no matter how relentlessly you torture me in this off-site, non-regulated pain chamber.