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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 5, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, The Mayor of the Red Line draws a crowd in "Rally at Park St.;" Mallory recounts her political awakening in “Over and Down,” and Nica sends a message to Dimitri in “The Puzzle Box.” All of that in Episode 9: Leaps of Faith.

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In order of appearance, this episode featured:

Alexander Danner as the narrator

James Capobianco as The Mayor of the Red Line

Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge

Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory

Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis

and Arun Sanutti as Tyrell Fredricks.

Also featuring Jim Johanson as Green Line Operator and Jeff Van Dreason as the Red Line Operator.

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.


Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.

“Reels” and “Farewell to Nigg” by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede. Drum tracks by Jim Johanson.

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


Episode transcripts will be posted online at

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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

Extreme peril

Suicidal intent

Reference to illegal drug use

Criminal mischief