138 episodes

Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama that blends the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man for whom the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.
Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.
A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

Greater Boston Fable and Folly Network

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 335 Ratings

Greater Boston is a bi-monthly full-cast audio drama that blends the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical. It all begins with the death of Leon Stamatis, a man for whom the least hint of uncertainty makes life unbearable. But by leaving the world, he has irrevocably changed it.
Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason.
A production of ThirdSight Media LLC.

    Episode 39: Good Morning Greater Boston - Part 1

    Episode 39: Good Morning Greater Boston - Part 1

    PRODUCTION
    Greater Boston is created by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with production assistance from T.H. Ponders, Bob Raymonda, and Jordan Stillman. Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.
    This season of Greater Boston was recorded in large part at The Bridge Sound and Stage in Cambridge, MA, with recording engineers Javier Lom and Alex Allinson.

    CAST
    This episode featured:

    Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)

    Alexander Danner as The Narrator(he/him)

    Jordan Higgs as Cheese Robots

    Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)

    Michael Melia as Philip West (he/him)

    Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)

    Briggon Snow as Ben Affleck (he/him)

    Richard Penner as Thomas Thomas (he/him)

    Kenny Fuentes as Bruce Bosley (he/him)

    Jordan Cobb as Valiance Johnson (she/her)

    Ben Flaumenhaft as Uriah Connoly (he/him)

    Ester Ellis as Vincenzo Wellington (he/him)

    Ian DePriest As Brian Brown (he/him)

    Sawyer Greene as Frankie (he/him)

    Sophie Borjón as Lucia (she/her)

    Giancarlo Herrera as Ernesto (he/him)

    Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)

    Jim Johanson as Rusty (he/him)

    and Zach Valenti as Matt Damon (he/him)


    MUSIC

    Charlie on the MTA recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede

    Improvisation in D by Tate Peterson

    Eine Kleine Teknomusik by Dirk Tiede

    Child Grove by Emily Peterson, Adrienne Howard, and Dirk Tiede

    Charlie on the MTA Chiptune by Neil Johnson 


    Transcripts are available at GreaterBostonShow.com
    You can support us on Patreon at Patreon.com/GreaterBoston

    Contact
    For news and updates, sign up for our newsletter!
    Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston

    CONTENT NOTES

    Strong Language

    Imprisonment

    Reference to sexism

    Reference to mass eviction

    Police action & arrest

    Alcohol

    Maternal absence & guilt

    Loud noise (scrambled radio)

    Scatalogical humor



    The Saddest Ben Affleck

    Reference to Mark Wahlberg

    Improper use of a hat


    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 49 min
    Episode 39.2: Good Morning Greater Boston - Part 2

    Episode 39.2: Good Morning Greater Boston - Part 2

    PRODUCTION
    Greater Boston is created by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with production assistance from T.H. Ponders, Bob Raymonda, and Jordan Stillman. Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.
    This season of Greater Boston was recorded in large part at The Bridge Sound and Stage in Cambridge, MA, with recording engineers Javier Lom and Alex Allinson.

    CAST
    This episode featured:

    Jordan Higgs as Cheese Robots and Ethan Bespin (he/him)

    Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)

    Alexander Danner as The Narrator (he/him)

    Richard Penner as Thomas Thomas (he/him)

    Mario Da Rosa Jr as Isaiah Powell (he/him)

    Briggon Snow as Ben Affleck (he/him)

    Kelly McCabe as Nica Stamatis (she/her)

    Zach Valenti as Matt Damon (he/him)

    Mike Linden as Wendell Jorgenson (he/him)

    Todd Faulkner as Judge Stone H. Anderson (he/him)

    Julia Morizawa as Omi Ogawa (she/her)

    James Capobianco as Professor Chelmsworth and Freed Friend Poletti (he/him - both)

    Ester Ellis as Vincenzo Chelmsworth (he/him)

    Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)

    Kristen DiMercurio as Nichole Fonzerelli (she/her)

    Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)

    and Michael Melia as Phillip West. - Yes. He's in this just as one of three people saying "oof!" (he/him)


    MUSIC

    Charlie on the MTA recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede

    Circus Music and Tam Lin Set by Emily Peterson, Adrienne Howard, and Dirk Tiede

    Drums by Jim Johanson


    Transcripts are available at GreaterBostonShow.com
    You can support us on Patreon at Patreon.com/GreaterBoston

    Contact
    For news and updates, sign up for our newsletter!
    Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston
    This episode was made available through generous contributions to our Season 4 Indiegogo campaign. Please consider contributing at Indiegogo.

    CONTENT NOTES

    Strong Language

    Imprisonment

    References to racism (institutionalized and specific)

    Reference to mass eviction

    Loud noise (scrambled radio)

    Scatalogical humor

    Reference of Gigli

    Earnest sewing monologues

    The horrid obviousness of our corrupt criminal justice system

    The fact that the 13th Amendment legalizes slavery through the imprisonment loophole

    The industrial military complex and just prisons in general

    References to the police

    References to refugees

    Spousal neglect and cruelty

    Bonding over tension rods


    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 53 min
    Mini-Episode: Farewell Letters, Currently Unopened

    Mini-Episode: Farewell Letters, Currently Unopened

    Greater Boston is created by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with support from TH Ponders, Bob Raymonda, and Jordan Stillman. This episode was written and sound designed by Jeff van Dreason.
    This episode features:

    Josh Rubino as Bernie the mail carrier

    Kelly McCabe as nice stamatis

    Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez

    And Michael Melia as Phillip west


    Charlie on the MTA whistled by josh Rubino
    Transcripts available at greaterbostonshow.com

    Contact
    For news and updates, sign up for our newsletter!
    Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston

    Content Warnings:

    Discussion of near death.

    Discussion of a federal crime. 

    Delayed dissatisfaction. 

    A character using an obvious spur of the moment alias and completely caught doing so.

    Heavy foreshadowing. 

    No music. Only foley. 


    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 10 min
    Episode 40: Over, Under, Around, and Through

    Episode 40: Over, Under, Around, and Through

    Greater Boston is created by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with help from T.H. Ponders, Bob Raymonda, and Jordan Stillman. Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.
    This episode was written and sound designed by Jeff Van Dreason.
    Dialogue editing by Bob Raymonda.

    CAST
    This episode featured:

    Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis (he/him)

    Alexander Danner as Narrator (he/him)

    Michael Melia as Philip West (he/him)

    Lydia Anderson as Gemma Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)

    Clare Lopez as Pauline (she/her)

    Jeff Van Dreason as Chuck Octagon (he/him)

    Rocky Goldman as Jamie (she/her)

    Gaby Hall as Penny (they/them)

    Kristen DiMercurio as Nichole Fonzerelli (she/her)

    Lowell Fleming As Reporter 1 (he/him)

    Jordan Kalina As Repooooooorter Twoooooo (he/him)

    Sam Musher as Emily Bespin (she/her)

    James Oliva as Michael Tate (he/him)

    Cornelius Mohr as Sean from Brockton (he/him)

    Julia Propp as Louisa Alvarez (she/her)

    and James Capobianco as Freed Friend Poletti (he/him)


    MUSIC

    Charlie on the MTA by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede

    On Questions of Responsibility (Act II), Golden Rivers and Points (Act III), and Message for Garcia by Lloyd Rodgers


    SUPPORT
    You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at patreon.com/greaterboston

    Contact
    For news and updates, sign up for our newsletter!

    CONTENT NOTES

    Strong Language

    Excessive Interning

    Slow Motion Speaking (sorry Cindy Canning)

    Scrying and Crying

    Themes of abandonment and loneliness

    Chaotic work environment


    A ThirdSightMedia Production
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 44 min
    Mini-Episode: Encounter at Farpoint

    Mini-Episode: Encounter at Farpoint

    Greater Boston is created by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with help from T.H. Ponders, Bob Raymonda, and Jordan Stillman. Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.
    This mini-episode was written and sound designed by Jeff Van Dreason.
    Dialogue editing by Bob Raymonda.

    CAST
    This episode featured:

    Jessica Washington as Isabelle Powell (she/her)

    and Summer Unsinn as Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge (she/her)


    MUSIC

    Charlie on the MTA by Dirk Tiede and Emily Petersen

    Greater Boston Star Wagon Theme by Eli Mcilveen


    SUPPORT
    You can support Greater Boston on Patreon at patreon.com/greaterboston

    Contact
    For news and updates, sign up for our newsletter!
    Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBoston

    CONTENT NOTES

    Bonding

    Healing

    Star Trek references

    A summation of this entire series with the description of a not great Star Trek series pilot


    A ThirdSightMedia Production
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 15 min
    Episode 41: Wake Word

    Episode 41: Wake Word

    Content Notes at end.

    PRODUCTION
    Greater Boston is created by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with help from T.H. Ponders, Bob Raymonda, and Jordan Stillman. Recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.
    This episode was written and sound designed by Alexander Danner, with dialogue editing by Bob Raymonda.
    Portions of this episode were recorded at The Bridge Sounds and Stage with recording engineers Javier Lom and Alex Alinson.

    CAST
    This episode featured:

    Braden Lamb as Leon Stamatis and Cheese Robot

    Alexander Danner as the Narrator

    Mike Linden as Oliver West and Marlo

    Bonnie Bogovitch as Infernal Machine

    Terrell Worrell Jr. as the Legion Assistant

    Rocky Goldman as Jamie

    Gabby Hall as Penny

    Jordan Higss as Ethan and Cheese Robot

    Tanja Milojevich as Wanda McIntosh

    Briggon Snow as Ben Affleck

    Leslie Gideon as the Spectral Voice

    Zach Valenti as Matt Damon

    Ester Ellis as Vincenzo Wellington

    Johanna Bodnyk as Mallory

    and James Capobianco as Paul Montgomery Chelmsworth


    MUSIC

    Charlie on the MTA recorded by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede

    Sheep on the Boat recorded by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede

    Drums by Jim Johanson.


    You can support us on Patreon at Patreon.com/GreaterBoston

    Contact
    For news and updates, sign up for our newsletter!

    Content Notes

    Corporate surveillance

    Reference to colonization

    Benign home invasion

    Unwelcomed nudity

    Manipulative behavior

    Malicious eviction


    Use of the phrase “poop water”

    Greater Boston is a ThirdSight Media Production
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

LeeEllenM ,

Wow just wow

This podcast hits all of the marks: writing, imaginative story lines, acting, production, and it makes me homesick for a town I once called home.

Sexy beast123333335555 ,

Great Show! But…

But I seriously cannot stand the lip smacking that Leon’s sister does when she monologues. I’m trying to get thru it lol. But oh lord. Smack smack smack. Really wish stuff like that didn’t irritate me so much! But other than that, it’s a great podcast. Thanks for making it! And Leon’s sister: you’re great- the problem is me, not you. Your acting is 🏆. ❤️

Umm Isa ,

Masterful

This podcast is severely underrated. It is in the ranks of Wolf 359 in terms of acting, storytelling, weaving details beautifully throughout the series, and turning an absurd concept into something truly emotional and moving. This will go on my roster to regularly relisten. Truly a beautiful story.

Top Podcasts In Fiction

A Better Paradise
Absurd Ventures
The Adventure Zone
The McElroys
Table Read
Manifest Media / Realm
Discovering Dad
GZM Shows
The Sleepy Bookshelf
Slumber Studios
The NoSleep Podcast
Creative Reason Media Inc.

You Might Also Like

Midnight Burger
Business Goose Media
Desert Skies
Jared Carter
The Amelia Project
Imploding Fictions
Red Valley
Kontinue Productions
Mockery Manor
Long Cat Media
Camlann - An Audio Drama
Tin Can Audio