Transcript for Episode 17.5: A Solitary Coconut Tree

[Spanish Ladies plays.]

DIMITRI STAMATIS—James Johnston
Dear Leon,

I’m sorry for my long silence. I’m sorry to have sent you such a dismal missive, so full of despair and black discovery. I’m sorry to have left you to worry over my fate these past months, especially after assuring you that I was on my way home. I’m sorry for so much.

Before anything else, I should assure you that I am as well as can be expected. It’s very cold here. And very dark. But that’s normal this time of year. It suits my mood, frankly. I recognize the fallacy of that, of surrounding myself with an environment that compounds my self-flagellation, rather than one that lifts me from it. But it’s not as though I chose this place. It is simply where I find myself. And so I accept it as where I belong for the immediate future.

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Episode 17: The Red Line Tea Party

PRODUCTION

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

An enormous thank you to The Alexandria Archives, a podcast of Southern weird horror, for their generous support of Greater Boston. You can find them at AlexandriaArchives.com.

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Content Warnings at end of show notes.

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Episode 17: The Red Line Tea Party

COLD OPEN

CHUCK OCTAGONJeff Van Dreason
What’s your favorite historical fact or story about Boston history?

Male Interview 1
The…Boston Tea Party I think it was? When they dumped the tea in the…in the uhh…ocean?

Chuck Octagon
Mmhmm.

Male Interview 1
So I like that one. And because why is because they relate it to a game? Assasin’s Creed?

[Charlie on the MTA begins playing]

So I…I they…they like you know kinda made — moderate it, kinda? So I kinda [indistinguishable] I really liked it, so. You know kinda I…I remembered it.

Chuck Octagon
Be honest with me. Is the first time you learned about the Boston Tea Party, was it through Assasin’s Creed?

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Transcript for Episode 16.5: Dear Leon 1

[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].

STAY JUICY IN ST JOHN — Ryan Estrada

Dear Leon,

I have a very strong distaste for raisins, craisins, blaisins, plaisins, cherraisins, banaisins and other such “humiliated fruits,” as they’re called here in Canada. Is it possible that I choked to death on a piece of fruitcake in a former life?

Sincerely,

Stay Juicy in St. John

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Episode 16: Extinction Event at the Olive Garden

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Transcript for Episode 16: Extinction Event at the Olive Garden

COLD OPEN

VOICE 1
Several years ago, out back of one of the clubs in Boston, I saw a rat that was the size of a small dog.

CHUCK OCTAGON—Jeff Van Dreason
I have definitely seen rats that size.

[Charlie on the MTA begins.]

VOICE 1
Yeah. And it…it was funny because as we were walking out, the lead singer of one of the bands we were watching, like, saw the rat and just freaked out, he’s like “OH MY GOD!”

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