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Audio Drama

Greater Boston

Alexander Danner & Jeff Van Dreason

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Greater Boston is an ongoing audio drama by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, set in an alternate Boston.
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02:55 | Jul 12th

Jeff and I are organizing a fiction podcasting festival! PodTales is coming to Cambridge, MA on October 20th, 2019.
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39:51 | Apr 9th

Content warnings at end of show notes.   Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason, with recording and technical assistance from Marck Harmon.   Did you know you can join a Greater Boston Discord server? It’s tru...Show More

43:06 | Mar 26th

As a refugee community gathers at Wonderland, Gemma contemplates what's next. Oliver finds himself out of the loop. Nica is offered a tempting proposition. Isabelle faces her followers, and her fears.

35:08 | Mar 12th

Rescue attempts, chances for forgiveness, party buses, gobbling turkeys, bodyblows, and chainsaws.

38:25 | Feb 12th

Everyone wants information and plots to gain more of it. As two groups wrestle over the fate of Red Line in the aftermath of the mayoral election, the newly elected mayor makes a startling proclamation.

37:15 | Jan 29th

Isabelle Powell and others attend a Star Trek convention, following on the Red Line mayoral election.

35:54 | Nov 27th, 2018

In the second part of our Season Three mid-season finale, tensions rise, alliances are formed, secrets are revealed, and the next mayor of Red Line is chosen.

39:47 | Nov 27th, 2018

In the first part of our Season Three mid-season finale, we move from one Greater Bostonian to the next, as the city of Red Line once again head to the polls to vote for the next leader of their unique city.

35:23 | Nov 13th, 2018

Episode 30: Prosperity in the Meritocracy. Solitude weighs heavily on many residents of Greater Boston.

12:20 | Oct 31st, 2018

Will Guy finally get a truck? Or will a truck finally get Guy?

39:11 | Oct 30th, 2018

Oliver meets an estranged ally. Emily plays ball. Gemma and Louisa do some digging. Nica tries to get real with Emily. Leon shows Michael something startling.

38:07 | Oct 16th, 2018

Chance encounters! New revelations! Plots hatched! Dimitri does like Dimitri does! Good help is hard to find! Who's that on the television?

38:22 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Charlotte gives Isabelle good news. Gemma makes Dipshit a deal. Isaiah makes an exit. Michael makes a change. Dipshit makes a choice.

35:21 | Sep 18th, 2018

Let's check in on current and recent mayoral candidates and their staff. And pop in to pay a visit to Dipshit along the way.

38:20 | Sep 4th, 2018

Season 3 begins with a memory. Or is it a dream? Or is it a show? Or is it a prison?

01:34 | Aug 14th, 2018

This is...Greater Boston. Season 3 begins: Tuesday, September 4th. Featuring: Our Amazing Cast. "Blackberry Rag" by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, and Dirk Tiede.

00:47 | Jul 15th, 2018

Greater Boston - Season 3: Coming September 4th.

00:51 | Jun 19th, 2018

Trailer for Season 3 of Greater Boston: Coming September 4th.

10:25 | Mar 27th, 2018

Bloopers from Greater Boston!

06:48 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Here's a little peek at one of the goodies available to our Patreon backers--Mallory's movie reviews!

11:59 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Guy Without Truck has another job for Marlo. Tinker in Taunton finds something important.

06:17 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Emily Bespin interviews a candidate for campaign assistant.

09:30 | Dec 12th, 2017

Commuters struggle to get to work while Melissa struggles to get home.

09:30 | Nov 21st, 2017

Chuck Octagon investigates! Featuring Jonas, Wanda, and Tyrell.

35:00 | Oct 31st, 2017

A special episode featuring Julia and Amanda of The Spirits Podcast!

12:43 | Oct 17th, 2017

Mini-episode: Featuring Gemma and Dipshit facing off over food.

09:59 | Sep 26th, 2017

Mini-Episode: You've Gotta Be Sittin Me! Feat: Louisa, Charlotte, Gemma +

14:22 | Sep 5th, 2017

Featuring Mike Linden, Mike Linden, and Mike Linden!

07:41 | Aug 15th, 2017

Mini-Episode: The Council of Spirits. Introducing just a few members of Dipshit Poletti's commune! Guest starring: Iri Alexander, Jesse Hall, Jack Pevyhouse, Julia Schifini, Jake Song, and Mischa Stanton!

58:41 | Jun 27th, 2017

Episode 24: Quitters. Our Season Two Finale! Featuring: Oh my god so many characters. Just listen!

36:35 | Jun 13th, 2017

Episode 23: On the Advice of Mary Wollstonecraft! Feat. Charlotte, Isabelle, Gemma, Dipshit, Nica, Louisa

34:20 | May 30th, 2017

Episode 22: Chuck Octagon's News 7 Wedding Special, Live from Red Line, with Special Guest Andy Wood. Feat: Almost everyone! Note: This episode has some particularly intense moments. Content warnings in the show notes.

12:53 | May 23rd, 2017

Dimitri's adventures in the north continue!

32:57 | May 16th, 2017

Episode 21: Liars & Legerdemain feat. Louisa, Charlotte, Melissa, Chuck, Phil, Michael, Leon, and Oliver

06:41 | May 9th, 2017

Episode 20.5: Dear Leon 3, featuring the last letter from Olive in Gardener.

35:34 | May 2nd, 2017

Episode 20: Criminals. Feat. Oliver, Leon, Louisa, Michael, Gemma, Dipshit, Tyrell, and Autumn.

11:51 | Apr 25th, 2017

Episode 19.5: The Fortress of Solitude. Dimitri's adventure continues!

36:28 | Apr 18th, 2017

Episode 19: Profiles with Chuck Octagon, Election Special! Feat. Charlotte, Isabelle, Emily, Chuck, Melissa, Gemma, Louisa, Isaiah!

07:37 | Apr 11th, 2017

Episode 18.5: Letters to Leon 2. Featuring Tyrell and Olive in Gardener, with special appearance by Beth Eyre!

31:55 | Apr 4th, 2017

Episode 18: Breaking Kayfabe. Feat. Michael, Leon, EE, Oliver, Nica, Mallory, and Chuck! With special appearances by Lauren Shippen of The Bright Sessions and Austin Beach of Wynnebago Warrior!

33:37 | Mar 21st, 2017

Episode 17: The Red Line Tea Party! Featuring Charlotte, Melissa, Chuck, Gemma, Louisa, Michael, Isabelle, Emily, and introducing Michael Melia as Phil! With guest appearances by Michael McQuilkin and Rick Coste!

06:48 | Mar 14th, 2017

Episode 16.5: Dear Leon 1. Wisdom seekers write in to ThirdSight's official advice column: Dear Leon. With special guests Ryan Estrada and Blair Dawson!

29:59 | Mar 7th, 2017

Episode 16: Extinction Event at the Olive Garden. Feat: Mallory, Nica, Extinction Event, Emily, Oliver, with additional appearances by Michael, Gemma, and Louisa. With special guest David Rheinstrom of Radio Drama Revival and Secrets, Crimes, and ...Show More

35:05 | Feb 21st, 2017

Episode 15: An Incomplete Tour of New England Spite Homes, featuring: Isabelle, Gemma, and the return of Emily Bespin! (Previously encountered in episodes 2 & 10, if you need a refresher.)

37:51 | Feb 7th, 2017

Episode 14: The Watcher Over Third-Sight. Featuring Leon, Louisa, Michael, Tyrell, Extinction Event, and Mike Linden as Oliver West. Special appearances by Richard Penner, Iri Alexander, and Rick Coste.

33:37 | Jan 24th, 2017

Season 2 begins! Episode 13: Charlotte Linzer-Coolidge and the Lottery. Acting Mayor Linzer-Coolidge takes four meetings in her mobile Red Line office. Also featuring Gemma, Louisa, Melissa, Chuck Octagon, and introducing Jessica Washington as Isabel...Show More

01:46 | Jan 10th, 2017

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason. Music by Emily Peterson and Dirk Tiede.
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

05:02 | Aug 25th, 2016

Updates on the next season of Greater Boston, including forthcoming mini-episodes! Mentioned in this update: Radio Drama Revival (our interview on RDR) ars Paradoxica The Bright Sessions The Truth Radiation World   Follow us on Twitter @InGreaterBost...Show More

44:18 | Aug 16th, 2016

This week, in Greater Boston: Dimitri explores an ancient city in “To Atlantis;” Gemma explores a brand new city in “To Braintree;” and Nica goes back to where it all began in “To Wonderland.” All of that in the season finale of Greater Boston: Outbo...Show More

34:29 | Aug 2nd, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, Charlotte’s labor yields results in “Montgomery;” The Mayor of The Red Line prepares his grand entrance in “No “The””; and Michael has an unexpected confrontation at a bar in “Liberation.” All of that this week in Episode...Show More

34:05 | Jul 19th, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, Louisa and Nica wait for a mysterious visitor in “The Beekeeper,” Chuck Octagon talks to Greater Bostonians about the Red Line Referendum in “Man on the Street,” and Nica gives her farewell performance in “Open Mic.” All ...Show More

33:28 | Jul 5th, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, The Mayor of the Red Line draws a crowd in "Rally at Park St.;" Mallory recounts her political awakening in “Over and Down,” and Nica sends a message to Dimitri in “The Puzzle Box.” All of that in Episode 9: Leaps of Fait...Show More

29:05 | Jun 21st, 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 ...Show More

34:56 | Jun 7th, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, Louisa updates her calendar in Louisa Beyond Leon; Gemma takes time for a gut check in Gastromancy with Gemma; and Michael discovers a source of ancient wisdom in Thunder Over Thunder. This week in episode 7: Divinations.

31:38 | May 24th, 2016

This week, we get a glimpse into Leon’s mind in "Highlights from Leon’s Calendar;" Pandabear Poletti sends a letter to human resources in "On the Advice of Mary Wollstonecraft;" And Charlotte does the best work of her life in "The Background Artist."...Show More

30:20 | May 10th, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, Gemma takes Michael on a tour of the office in "ThirdSight Media and Environs." The Mayor of the Redline reveals his secret origin story in "Subterranean Mobile Communities." And Dimitri writes home about his sub-aquatic ...Show More

34:19 | Apr 26th, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, Mallory talks to the press about Leon's death at Wonderland, in "Mallory Flunks Out." Plus we hear spirited eulogies from Louisa, Michael, and Nica; all of that this week in "Leon at the Watch Factory."

32:32 | Apr 12th, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, Gemma receives an anniversary gift from ThirdSight Media and immediately begins plotting its destruction in "The Crystal Ball;" Leon applies for a job from beyond the grave in "Will and Determination;" and Michael is not ...Show More

32:20 | Mar 29th, 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 ass...Show More

30:49 | Mar 15th, 2016

This week in Greater Boston, we meet three siblings: baby brother Dimitri hunts the Sasquatch in "Part-Time Cryptozoologists;" middle child Nica rubs shoulders with celebrities in "The Famous Bobbin Winder;" and eldest brother Leon dies on a roller c...Show More