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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.

Mar 29, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, we meet three travelers on The Red Line: A pregnant woman has cabin fever in "Charlotte on the MBTA;" A fiery eccentric proposes a radical plan in "The Mayor of The Red Line;" and Louisa tackles her oddest photography assignment ever in "Red Line Wedding."

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Content warnings at end of show notes.



Written and Produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.

Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.



  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • James Capobianco as The Mayor of the Red Line (he/him)
  • Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)
  • Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)

Also featuring Laura Cunningham, Alexander Danner, Ben Flaumenhaft, Marck Harmon, Jim Johanson, Mike Linden, Sam Musher, Julia Propp, and Jeff Vandreason as Red Line Advertisements.

Interview clips gathered from greater Boston residents.



  • Charlie on the MTA is performed by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
  • Dream Music by Jeff Van Dreason.
  • Drum tracks by Jim Johanson.
  • Wedding music by Dave Fernandez.
  • Cotton-Eyed Joe is performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.

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



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Content warnings:

  • Strong language
  • Prenatal depression
  • Discussion of death
  • Ostentatious displays of wealth