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Greater Boston is an ongoing audio drama by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, set in an alternate Boston.

Greater Boston Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

    • Comedy Fiction
    • 4.7, 260 Ratings

Greater Boston is an ongoing audio drama by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, set in an alternate Boston.

    Mini Episode: Assistant 3

    Mini Episode: Assistant 3

    Bruce Bosley interviews a potential assistant.

    • 9 min
    Mini-Episode: New System of Labor

    Mini-Episode: New System of Labor

    Nichole Fonzerelli reporting live from Red Line for The Underground.

    • 7 min
    Mini: You've Got 2 Be Sittin' Me Too

    Mini: You've Got 2 Be Sittin' Me Too

    Louisa babysits Monty again, but this time she has a little help from Michael.

    • 14 min
    Mini: The Stamatis Family News Hour

    Mini: The Stamatis Family News Hour

    Dimitri visits Nica in jail after learning she's been arrested.

    • 11 min
    Mini: The Brief Bright Teatime of the Heart

    Mini: The Brief Bright Teatime of the Heart

    The ThirdSight Media reunion you've all been waiting for.

    • 8 min
    Worser Worcester

    Worser Worcester

    After reporting on a haunted Market Basket for The Underground, Chuck Octagon goes on a strange journey, meeting familiar faces in an unfamiliar place.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
260 Ratings

260 Ratings

bannanachan ,

Weird but good

I had this recommended to me a ton before I picked it up, and while I’m now a subscriber, I do think it has its issues. I love many of the stories and characters, but I feel like absurdism of the plot elements sometimes distracts from my ability to invest emotionally. If you’re down for something a little weirder, I would definitely try Greater Boston out, but you definitely need to give it room to be what it is, for which reason it’s not always my precise cup of tea.

wlizard ,

Truly special. I want to carry it with me.

It took me longer than I’d like to admit to really appreciate this show for what it is (2 and a half seasons and then a re-listen of season 1). But once I finally came around, it became one of my all time favorites. The story is unique, the setting surreal and whimsical, the format fresh and constantly changing. The characters are complex and messy in a way you can’t help but love, the questions it asks about community are important and thought-provoking, and all of the writing is impeccable, from the twisting structure of the countless plot and character arcs intertwining with each other, down to the rhythm of the narration and scenes.

I appreciate the way the show addresses more sensitive themes, such as grief, addiction, misogyny, racism, and systematic oppression. It delves into all of these topics respectfully and artfully, while keeping an uplifting and hopeful tone. It is not a show that’s interested in making its characters suffer, only in showing the problems that exist in their lives, and how they confront them.

The action picks up a lot in season two, and I love all of the twists and turns that brings, but I will always have a soft spot for the season one monologues. They are breathtaking. I am about two days of quarantine away from starting to memorize some of them. I don’t even have anyone I want to recite them to—it’s just a way to keep them with me.

This show is special to me. It intrigues me, and it comforts me, and most of all it inspires me to be better—a better friend, a better community member, and a better person.

miriamalso ,

Definitely worth your time

At first I was just drawn in by the connections to Boston like the jokes about Dunkins/Market basket/etc because I’m a Bostonian and it was fun to relate, but the more I listened to the show the more invested I got. The writing is amazing and the story is really unique and interesting. I get slightly annoyed sometimes because I think some of the characters need to get over themselves, but it might just be written like that purposely. Anyways my main point is that this show is incredible and I’m so glad I started listening to it.

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