Mr. Bear reads from Jill Talbot’s intoxicating A DISTANT TOWN, hot, thirsty stories with road trips, jukeboxes, barstools, gas stations, pay phones, and the unrelenting hold of the past. Featuring the music of Dan Nielsen, songs rich in story and feeling. Plus, cool off with a trip to Miss Mousie’s Apothekarium. Oracles abound.

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