Mr. Bear reads from Mona Arshi’s iridescent novel SOMEBODY LOVES YOU, a poetic and piercing look at the beauty and violence of childhood. Featuring music by (and a mini-interview with!) Tristan Allen, who harnesses the “storytelling power of sound and puppetry,” plus a trip to Miss Mousie’s Apothekarium, where your favorite two-dimensional, hand-drawn rodent studying herbalism talks about the folklore and medicine of a humble flower, touching on tears, lyres, fritillaries, brownies, and more!

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