Episode 36: Division Signs

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This Episode featured:

  • James Capobianco as Freed Friend Poletti (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Rick Zieff as Lawyer (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Oliver West (he/him)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • Kristen DiMecurio as Fake Nica. Err. Nichole (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • and Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)

With Graham Rowat as Bartender

and Exodus Pilgrims voiced by

  • Colin J Kelly
  • Amanda McColgan
  • Jack Pevyhouse
  • and Alex Welch

Charlie on the MTA by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.

Interviews recorded with Greater Boson residents.

Transcripts available at GreaterBostonShow.com

And as always, thank you for listening to Greater Boston.

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong Language
  • References to kidnapping
  • Threatened Extortion
  • Threatened Blackmail
  • Implied Threats of Potential Violence
  • Alcohol consumed
  • References to past attempts of sexual harassment
  • References of sexism and sexist casting tendencies
  • Extreme Agoraphobia
  • Burger Drop

Episode 36: Division Signs

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

Thank you to Patreon supporter Rasmus! You to can support us on Patreon at http://www.Patreon.com/greaterboston!

Content warnings at end of show notes.

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Transcript for Episode 35: I am Who I am, We are Who We Are

COLD OPEN

CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
Have you ever refused to forgive someone for something?

INTERVIEW 1
Mmm. Yes. One time when my dad called, uhh, the cops on me. Um, uhh, I was…uhh, at that point, uhh, I told him, uhh, you know, for a long time I’m – I’m — uhh — this was back when I was younger, I told him for a long time, I’m not I’m never gonna talk to you or anything like that and. Uhh. It took a while, but then I was, you know, I was able to get over it. ‘Cause, you know, it’s a long time ago, and I thought I’d never get over it, but you know, uhh, in life you just have to let go of things.

[Charlie on the MTA plays]

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Transcript for Episode 34: The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

COLD OPEN

INTERVIEW
Yeah, when I was…what was it? The fourth grade? Um…my mom and I got evicted from our house.

CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
How did you deal with that?

INTERVIEW

Um… I don’t…I just remember like, asking my friends, I think, if I could stay with them. And then I remember asking my aunt. And she said “no.”

[Charlie on the MTA plays]

It was like a lot of like…doors being closed on me, but like…we got through it.

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Transcript for Episode 33: By Hook or By Crook

COLD OPEN

CHUCK OCTAGON – Jeff Van Dreason
Can you think of a time when you were desperate for a specific piece of information, or had some news you were anxious about hearing?

INTERVIEW 1

Oooh, uhh, when Trump became president. I remember that. I was like…oh, the day before um I was so anxious and I was like, aheh, I don’t think this is going to happen, but you never know, and then like it happened and ….

[Charlie on the MTA begins to play]

CHUCK OCTAGON

Did you wait up to….see the results?

INTERVIEW 1
No, I didn’t. I was so scared. I was like, if I keep – oh my gosh, it was so bad. I was like, if I keep like wrestling and like thinking about this? I’m never going to be able to like…go to bed or anything. So…yeah. I couldn’t. I could not.

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Episode 33: By Hook or By Crook

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Transcript for Episode 32: To Seek Out New Life and New Civilizations

COLD OPEN

CHUCK OCTAGON

Why do you think you’re here on this earth?

INTERVIEW
I don’t know. I feel like I was set out to make a difference. I love helping people who are telling stories. I love hearing perspectives of the people so I can have a like a good relationship with them. Like, I just like hearing conversations about people’s life and how they live it. Like, how I can compare myself to a like completely different lifestyle that’s…I’ve never known before. So it’s just really fascinating learning about how other people live their life differently than I do.

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Episode 32: To Seek Out New Life and New Civilizations

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This episode featured:

  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer Coolidge (she/her)
  • Mario da Rosa as Isaiah Powell (he/him)
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)
  • Marck Harmon as Andy Wood (he/him)
  • Arun Sannuti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Michael Melia as Philip West (he/him)
  • Mike Linden as Marlo (he/him), Guy (he/him), and Wendell (he/him)
  • Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory (she/her)
  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)
  • Julia Morizawa as Omi Ogawa (she/him)

With appearances by Colin Kelly as Andorian Cos-Player and Sean Kelly of the delightful comedy podcast Improvised Star Trek as the convention representative.

  • And featuring special guest Tim Russ of Star Trek Voyager as himself.

Charlie on the MTA by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede

Greater Boston Trek theme by Eli McIlveen

Transcripts available at GreaterBostonShow.com

Content Notes

  • Strong Language
  • Reference to “Bury Your Gays” trope
  • Reference to that episode of Voyager where Paris and Janeway are transformed into lizards and then have lizard sex resulting in lizard babies, what the hell was even up with that?
  • Discussion of systemic racism
  • Singing, briefly in Klingon
  • Police arrest
  • Brief crossing of personal boundaries