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Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama set in the Boston metro area, blending the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man so enamored of predictability that the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.

The show is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

Jul 19, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, Louisa and Nica wait for a mysterious visitor in “The Beekeeper,” Chuck Octagon talks to Greater Bostonians about the Red Line Referendum in “Man on the Street,” and Nica gives her farewell performance in “Open Mic.” All of that in Episode 10: Vox Populi.

You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/GreaterBoston.

Content warnings at end of show notes.

 

PRODUCTION

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

Please consider supporting Greater Boston on Patreon. We are nearing the end of Season 1, with just two more episodes to go. We plan to keep producing monthly mini-episodes while we’re on our between-season break, but if we can hit our next milestone goal on Patreon before the season finale airs, we’ll double that schedule to deliver a new mini-episode every other week until the show returns in full.

You can also help the show by telling your friends to listen or by rating us on iTunes.

 

CAST

In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Alexander Danner as the narrator (he/him)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • Mike Linden as The Beekeeper (he/him), The Ford Taurus Owner (he/him), and a Citizen Who Hates the Red Line
  • Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him) and a Citizen Who Hates the Red Line
  • Jim Johanson as Rusty (he/him)
  • Michael Melia as Stoner Student
  • Sally Heckle as Republican Saturn Lifter
  • James Capobianco as Extinction Event Poletti (he/him)
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • and Ben Flaumenhaft as the Homeless Man (he/him)

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.

 

MUSIC

  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Muineira de Ruada by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.

Some sound effects and music used from public domain and creative commons sources.

Episode transcripts will be posted online at GreaterBostonShow.com.

Greater Boston is written in part at The Writers' Room of Boston, a non-profit workspace for Boston-area writers. Find out more at WritersRoomofBoston.org.

 

CONTENT WARNINGS

  • Strong language
  • Brief alcohol consumption
  • Reference to illegal (for now?) drugs
  • Severe emotional distress