Episode 33: By Hook or By Crook

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

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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

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

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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

Transcript for Mini Episode: Seriously, What’s the F***ing Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 3

JEFF VAN DREASON

Hey everyone! In just a few days after the release of this episode, we’ll be appearing at PodCon 2 in Seattle, from January 18th to 20th. And we’ll have a creator table there as well, so come on by and say hello! We’ll have t-shirts and posters and other merch, including some exclusive items we’ll only be selling at PodCon. And guess what? Two weeks from today, we’re back from our hiatus with our next full-length season 3 episode. Episode 32: To Seek Out New Life and New Civilizations. Beam up on January 29th, and be ready for some surprises, including a brand new cast member we’re super excited about.

[Drums & Guinea pigs]

This week in Greater Boston: Seriously, What’s the Fucking Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 3.

OLIVER

So there we were, Norbert and I. One-time arsonists, on the brink of greater criminal endeavors.

LEON

You’ve left something out, haven’t you?

OLIVER

I quickly became adept at picking locks, while Norbert studied the techniques for defeating electronic security systems.

LEON

You left all of your father’s belongings in the house to burn.

OLIVER

Breaking and entering became our vocation.

LEON

But his guinea pig cages and feeders and paraphernalia are still sitting in your old hideout.

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Mini Episode: Seriously, What’s the F***ing Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 3

Content warnings at end of show notes.

We hope you’re enjoying Greater Boston as much as we enjoy making it. With the new Year coming, we hope you will consider helping us to keep making Greater Boston, by contributing to our Patreon, if you’re able. These funds help us to pay our amazing actors and musicians, to upgrade our equipment, and to keep the show sustainable. Even as little as $1 a month is a tremendous help. And in exchange, you can get great rewards, like early access to every episode, Discord voice chats with the creators, and even a monthly tour of one of the stops in Red Line. And if you can’t donate, you can still help us out, but telling a friend about Greater Boston!

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Transcript for Mini Episode: Seriously, What’s the F***ing Deal with the Guinea Pigs, Part 2

JEFF VAN DREASON

Hey, everyone! Just a reminder that in just two weeks, Alexander and I will be appearing at PodCon 2 in Seattle, from January 18th to the 20th, and we’ll have a creator table there as well. So come on by and say hello! We’ll have t-shirts, posters, and other merch there as well, including some exclusive items we’ll only be selling at PodCon.

[Drums and Guinea Pigs]

This week in Greater Boston: Seriously, What’s the Fucking Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 2

OLIVER

Now, where was I?

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Mini Episode: Seriously, What’s the F***ing Deal with the Guinea Pigs? Part 2

We hope you’re enjoying Greater Boston as much as we enjoy making it. With the new Year coming, we hope you will consider helping us to keep making Greater Boston, by contributing to our Patreon, if you’re able. These funds help us to pay our amazing actors and musicians, to upgrade our equipment, and to keep the show sustainable. Even as little as $1 a month is a tremendous help. And in exchange, you can get great rewards, like early access to every episode, Discord voice chats with the creators, and even a monthly tour of one of the stops in Red Line. And if you can’t donate, you can still help us out, but telling a friend about Greater Boston!

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

This episode featured:

  • Mike Linden as Oliver West (he/him)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • And guest starring Brad C. Wilcox as Mr. West

Drums by Jim Johanson.

You can hear more of Brad’s wonderful voice work on What’s the Frequency?, the surreal noir audio drama written by our own James Oliva and designed by Alexander.

Transcripts available at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Content Warnings

  • Strong Language
  • Child neglect
  • Adolescent homelessness
  • Animal death