Mr. Bear reads the psychologically penetrating work of Mileva Anastasiadou, stories aching and redolent in their probe of the human condition. From a child struggling to be seen to a grown woman losing her words to a family playing games in an uncertain world, these pieces blend soma and psyche, fear and hope, love and grief. Plus, singer-songwriter Tammy Peacy will crack open your heart with her lyrics and mini-interview. And what do botanical perfume, goat beards, and Manhattans have in common? Take a trip to Miss Mousie’s Apothekarium and find out!

This podcast is produced in collaboration with the Boston Free Radio Podcast Network, part of and Somerville Media Center.