Transcript for Episode 19: Profiles with Chuck Octagon, Election Special


Female Interview 1
Oh, I’m so scared of heights. Umm. Which is funny though, because I like roller coasters?

[Charlie on the MTA begins playing]

But when I look down, I start freaking out. Like you know like sometimes when you’re like on a ladder you just feel like you don’t have so much control because like the ladder could, like, tip over at any moment? And then your like…so high up and and it’s like…I like my feet on the ground. Pretty much. Where I can…level everything.


Jeff Van Dreason

Previously…in Greater Boston.

And…I can’t tell you what the lottery is, umm, because it’s a surprise for our citizens.

NARRATOR — Alexander Danner
She moved shortly after. Her mother needed to find a new home after…after her father left.

ISABELLE POWELL — Jessica Washington
Very tight and cozy in here. How I like it.

ISAIAH POWELL — Mario Da Rosa Jr.
How do you convince someone to confess a secret. I’ve got this loved one who is keeping a whopper. If people knew about it? They’d be like, okay, cool.

I’m sure I’ll be seeing you soon, Ms. Powell. We’re going to be neighbors after all.  Continue reading “Transcript for Episode 19: Profiles with Chuck Octagon, Election Special”

Transcript for Episode 18.5: Letters to Leon 2

[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].


Dear Leon,

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want to help someone who is clearly struggling or in pain, but helping them would force you into an unethical position?

[Police sirens wail in the background, police cars roll by]

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Episode 18.5: Letters to Leon 2

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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In order of appearance, this mini-episode featured:
Arun Sanuti as Tyrell Fredericks
Beth Eyre as Autumn West
and Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis.

Drive the Cold Away 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 18: Breaking Kayfabe



I think…I can’t think of what exact name I would pick, but definitely a name other than “Matt” because everywhere I go, it’s like “Oh, here’s Matt and Matt and Matt and Matt and Matt.” It’s like, alright, let’s all start going by last names, because there’s WAY too many Matts.

CHUCK OCTAGON—Jeff Van Dreason

Your last names pretty cool sounding too.


Yeah…yeah it is.


It has a kind of a gothic feel to it.


Yeah, it’s especially great working in a haunted house, where everyone got excited. They were like “we have a person with that last name working here! This is AMAZING!” It’s like…okayy.


You could spell Matt with three Ts instead of two.



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Episode 18: Breaking Kayfabe

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

Content warnings at end of show notes.

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

You too can support Greater Boston through our Patreon. Patrons can receive early access to new episodes, transcripts annotated with production details, and bonus audio.


In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Lauren Shippen as Mayflower Johnson
  • Austin Beach as Dixon Hammersmith
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West, Samuel St. Eberhauser, and Marlo
  • Alexander Danner as the Narrator
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate
  • James Capobianco as Extinction Event Poletti
  • Arun Sannuti as Tyrell Frederickson
  • Jim Johanson as Steve and Meathead Steve
  • Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon
  • Ben Flaumenhaft as Homeless Man
  • Tanja Milojevic as Wanda

Also featuring Jim Johanson, Tanja Milojevic, Ben Flaumenhaft, and Rick Coste as ThirdSight Employees.

Be sure to check out the wonderful shows produced by our special guests, including Lauren Shippen’s The Bright Sessions, and Austin Beach’s comic Western Wynnebago Warrior.


Charlie on the MTA,Green Valley Waltz,Red Apple Rag andShove that Pig’s Foot a Little Farther in the Fire performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.


  • Strong Language
  • References to alcoholism
  • Sexual references
  • Blackmail
  • Discussion of historic Disaster
  • Communist propaganda?