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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.

Jun 21, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, Dimitri exits the submarine in “The Wrong Ocean," Michael calls Nica with a special invitation, in “Gemini Nature" and Extinction Event orchestrates a lunchtime social in “The Seance.” All that in Episode 8: Message in a Bottle.

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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:

  • James Johnston as Dimitri Stamatis (he/him)
  • Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)
  • James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)
  • Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)
  • James Capobianco as Extinction Event Poletti (he/him)
  • Arun Sannuti as Tyrell Fredericks (he/him)
  • And Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)

Interviews recorded with Greater Boston residents.


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

Twitter: @InGreaterBoston

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
  • Mild Gore