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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.

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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 episode featured:

Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge

Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis

Alexander Danner as the narrator

Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez

Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis

Mike Linden as The Beekeeper, The Ford Taurus Owner, and a Citizen Who Hates the Red Line

Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon and a Citizen Who Hates the Red Line

Jim Johanson as Rusty Libertarian MBTA employee

Michael Melia as Stoner Student

Sally Heckle as Republican Saturn Lifter

James Capobianco as Extinction Event Poletti

Sam Musher as Emily Bespin

James Oliva as Michael Tate

and Ben Flaumenhaft as the Homeless Man

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.



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

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



Strong language

Brief alcohol consumption

Reference to illegal (for now?) drugs

Severe emotional distress