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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.

Feb 21, 2017

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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Content warnings at end of show notes.


In order of appearance, this episode featured:

  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)
  • Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)
  • Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • and Jim Johanson as Rusty the MBTA Driver (she/her)
  • Also featuring Mike Linden as the Wonderland Ad, Jeff Van Dreason as Lenny the Lawyer and... the Voice of the Lottery.

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.


  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Wonderland Rocks by Dave Fernandez.
  • Drums by Jim Johanson
  • Robot-beat by Broke Yeti.
  • Drive the Cold Away performed 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


  • Strong language.
  • Discussions of contemporary and historic racism, slavery, and housing discrimination.
  • Deliberate vehicular mayhem.