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Hearts alight

Show #191 on December 23, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads prose from Barrelhouse Magazine's wondrous seasonal issue curated by Chris Gonzalez. Work by Joe Galván, Stephanie Jimenez, Nick Farriella, and Marcos S. Gonsalez shines a light on holiday rituals, family, love, memories, loss, urban legends, and more.

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Show #190 on December 9, 2018…In which Mr. Bear takes you to the theater, reading Floyd Dell's "Sweet and Twenty" and George Bernard Shaw's "How He Lied to Her Husband." Pour yourself a highball and enjoy these farcical takes on love and marriage.

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Snowy idylls

Show #189 on December 2, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads John Greenleaf Whittier's "Snow-Bound" and "A Geologist's Winter Walk" from John Muir's "Steep Trails."

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X marks the heart

Show #188 on November 18, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads stories that will shatter your heart from Kate Gehan's "The Girl & The Fox Pirate." Map thieves, hummingbirds, dissected sharks, suburban dads, and more tenderly and brutally illustrate the grief, loss, and love we all endure.

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Fiercely gleaming

Show #187 on November 11, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads the sparkling prose of Damhnait Monaghan — regrets, reservations, ruses, and reminiscences shine through her words to pierce your heart.

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Fragments of light

Show #186 on November 4, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads from Maria Romasco Moore's Rose Metal Press book "Ghostographs," a luminous collection of flash paired with vintage photos. These pieces sift through bits of the past, hold memories up to the light, and stitch stories out of elusive ghosts.

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No safe place

Show #185 on October 28, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads from Chaya Bhuvaneswar's powerful collection of short stories, "White Dancing Elephants." Whatever the subject — a miscarriage, child labor, the taming of orphans — these pieces shine a searing light on the violence, despair, and hope of our human lives.

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Homeward bound

Show #184 on October 21, 2018…In which Mr. Bear finishes reading the final chapters of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Dorothy and her friends travel south to find the Good Witch Glinda. Can she help Dorothy get back to Kansas?

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Ding-dong, now what?

Show #183 on October 14, 2018…In which Mr. Bear reads the next few chapters of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Dorothy melts the Wicked Witch of the West and she and her friends return to the Emerald City only to discover that Oz is not who he says he is. He can manufacture brains, and a heart, and courage, but can he get Dorothy back to Kansas?

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Show #182 on October 7, 2018…In which Mr. Bear continues reading "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. In this episode, Dorothy and her friends finally meet with Oz only to learn that he refuses to help them unless they kill the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy's not a killer…or is she?

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