Episode 43: The Rich White Man Gets Caught for Once (Jekyll and Hyde)

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Rich-White-Man-Gets-Caught-Dr--Jekyll-and-Mr--Hyde-el70ok To Drink Along: This week its home choice, which means Amanda is drinking vanilla bourbon in Dr. Pepper, and Victoria had a shot of Fireball in Diet Coke. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Wells https://www.theglassscientists.com/ https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/jekyll/themes/ Dark... Continue Reading →

Episode 42: No One Gets Flowers

This week Amanda and Victoria discuss the often hidden and banned short story Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. You can read if for free here: https://www.sdfo.org/gj/stories/flowersforalgernon.pdf To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/No-One-Gets-Flowers-ejspc0 To Eat and Drink Along: Grab a cup of your favorite juice, and a cheese to share with your lab mouse friend. Resources: https://youtu.be/9xTz3QjcloI... Continue Reading →

Episode 40: Forgery for Fun and Divorce (A Doll’s House)

This week we discuss A Doll's House (in other countries translated as Dollhouse) by Henrik Ibsen. To Listen Along:https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Forgery-for-Fun-and-Divorce-A-Dolls-House-eh824i/a-a1pucja To Drink Along: This week Victoria made coconut macaroons based off of a recipe she found on Pinterest.  Amanda accompanied the cookies they hate the most with a sweet Riesling. Victoria chose a Merlot. Thanks to... Continue Reading →

Episode 37: Let’s F*** Off to France and Ignore Our Problems (Giovanni’s Room)

This week we discuss the LGBT novel Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. Yeah, that James Baldwin. The Civil Rights/Gay Rights/AIDS activist James Baldwin. To Listen Along: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Lets-F-Off-to-France-and-Ignore-Our-Problems-Giovannis-Room-efcktb To Drink Along: Bourbon and Ginger Bourbon Ginger Ale Lime In a glass of ice, pour enough bourbon to your liking (and honestly right now we won't judge... Continue Reading →

Episode 35: Frog and Toad are Queer

This week, the podcast discusses the simplistic beauty of Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel and their impact on queer theory. Listen here: https://anchor.fm/unfortunately-required/episodes/Frog-and-Toad-are-Queer-ee54ro To Drink Along: Pour gin, lemon San Pellegrino and touch of elderflower liquor into a large coffee mug. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Lobel https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/07/t-magazine/gay-children-book-authors.html https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/28/arts/frog-toad-memes.html https://www.reddit.com/r/frogandtoadmemes/ https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/frog-and-toad-an-amphibious-celebration-of-same-sex-love https://www.reddit.com/r/ExpectationVsReality/comments/buhg4z/what_they_ordered_vs_what_they_got/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x   A little background on this... Continue Reading →

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